Weekly Feature

April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Find groups that recycle what you no longer want

Bee Editorial

With the temperatures beginning to creep above freezing this week, we know for many of you that spring cleaning will soon be under way.  More...

Spindle items

• STICKING IT TO CANCER — I’ve never been a fan of registries for bridal showers. I understand why people have them — to try to reduce the number of duplicates and take-backs.  More...

Out of the Past

Early Elmwood Avenue

Pictured is Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda in 1943. St. Andrew’s Church was yet to be built on the corner in the lower right, and a 7-Eleven now stands at center left. More...

Police Blotter

Bird reported in man’s basement

Village of Kenmore

Friday, March 28  • A Shepard Avenue resident reported excessive noise coming from the outside. Police spoke with a nearby person, who said he may have been “a bit” loud.  More...

Education

Hamilton Elementary students participate in Read-A-Thon

Students at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School recently participated in the school’s first Read-A-Thon.  During February and March, more than 100 students from kindergarten through fifth grade read for seven hours and collected pledges o More...

Mount St. Mary offers practice test for placement exam

Mount St. Mary Academy will offer a practice test for the Catholic High School Placement Exam at 9 a.m. More...

HAVING FUN

Librarian Nicole Bermingham dances like a monkey with the kids attending Toddler Time for Twos at the Kenmore Library. The program continues on Fridays through May 16 at the 160 Delaware Road location. More...

Lifestyles

Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

A group of children huddle together with faces buried in personal electronic devices. More...

Recreation Department to host Easter egg hunt

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 12, inside Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. for children with special needs; 11 a.m. More...

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Business meeting slated for April 9   More...

Business

Exit 2 Bar & Grille offers higher-end pub fare amidst nostalgic decor

Exit 2 Bar & Grille — a new restaurant specializing in pub food and a comfortable atmosphere — has directions built right into its name.  Just off Interstate 290, Exit 2, the restaurant, which opened Nov. More...

Meals on Wheels receives donations from two Ken-Ton businesses

Two Ken-Ton businesses — Gigi’s La Cucina Povera and The Grill at The Dome — recently donated proceeds from events to the Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels.  More...

New future can be built on town’s solid foundation

A s I read the draft Comprehensive Plan update, I am reminded of a common phrase in real estate development: “good bones.” The term is sometimes used to describe existing buildings that have a solid foundation and a strong structure. More...

Gibson to run for School Board

Another person will be vying for a seat in May on the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School Board, with resident Annemarie Gibson recently announcing her candidacy. More...

Town Board tables special use permit request

The Town Board tabled approval of a special use permit for Daniel’s Deals Collision Shop, at 1685 Military Road, after hearing from nearby residents who complained of noise and smells coming from that area.  More...

Local News

PROTESTING

Students and parents from five of the Catholic elementary schools that Bishop Richard Malone has slated to close at the end of the year participate in a prayer rally in front of the bishop’s mansion on Oakland Place in downtown Buffalo on Sunda More...

PERUSING THE GOODS

Jo Ann Kommatas, left, and Kim Crane look over items at the Brighton Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale in Brighton Fire Hall Saturday afternoon.   More...

Bee Newspapers honored by NY Press Association

Bee Group Newspapers captured three awards in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Managing Editor David Sherman won first place in the Spot News Photo category for a photo of a Clarence house More...

Letters to the Editor

Chairman responds to legislator column

Responding to the recent column by County Legislator Edward R. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

NOTTO, Lawrence R., of Kenmore, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Mr. Notto is survived by his wife, Sylvia (nee Caserta); one son, Lawrence Jr.; one granddaughter; one sister, Roberta Fetty; and three brothers, Arthur, Dennis and Wayne. More...

Sports

Bulldogs playing with a chip on their shoulder

Baseball previews

Kenmore East may have been just 6-15 last year, but head coach Les Simon has seven returning starters this year who know this season presents an opportunity.  “Most everyone is back and that’s a good thing,” said Simon. More...

Blue Devils enter season with postseason experience

Kenmore West returns six starters from a team last year that hosted the program’s first playoff game in 15 years.  The Blue Devils won that game against Jamestown in extra innings and look to build on that momentum this season.  More...

Kilijanski's Corner

There are many great story lines this spring in Ken-Ton, but the problem is that Mother Nature is giving us such a hard time. The consensus among many coaches that I talk to is that the spring season won’t truly start until after spring break. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Towne Players to present ‘Mark Twain Live!’   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 10  PigPen Theatre Co. — Best known for its presentation of “The Old Man and the Old Moon,” the group will have a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 10  Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Sebastian has a local appearance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Hamburg Palace, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 or www.hamburgpalace.com   More...

Art

thurs. 10  2014 Student Thesis Exhibition Prospectus — Thursday, April 10, through April 30, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  fri. 11   More...