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April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Event commemorates Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 4,000 workers in the United States lost their lives on the job in 2013. More...

Editorial

Helpless, grandparents fight for grandchildren

Bee Editorial

With Mother’s Day around the corner, gifts boasting the joys and love of being a grandmother abound, and for most grandparents these messages ring true.  More...

Spindle items

• SO YOU WANT TO BE A JOURNALIST — It wasn’t until college I realized I wanted to become a journalist. It was a particular moment, actually. The time my first article printed. More...

Out of the Past

Ladies of the house

Members of the Loren Hollister family pose at their River Road home sometime in the early 1900s. Hollister operated a tavern and was the Town of Tonawanda supervisor in 1904.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I agree with the caller that the Sweet Home School Board missed a golden opportunity to show leadership and educate our children at the same time. Why should taxpayers have to pay more money for a school that should have been closed?  More...

Sports

Family affair as Battista signs with Merrimack

Girls hockey

Kenmore East senior Jill Battista had all of the attention on Friday when she officially signed her letter of intent to play NCAA Division I women’s hockey next year at Merrimack College.  But she wanted to share it all with her friends an More...

Send us your alumni news

Many high school athletes excel at the next level following graduation. If you know of any college athletes from the Ken-Ton coverage area who are playing college sports, let us know. More...

Licata retires as Ken West coach

Leaves legacy of promoting positive atmosphere

For 28 years, the Kenmore West girls varsity basketball sideline was led by Mike Licata.  He’s been a fixture of the program but has now decided that it’s time to step away from the game.  For someone who never played organized More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Program to teach benefits of socialization   More...

Business

Veterans can seek weight management help through TeleMOVE!

Struggling with excess weight is a problem that all too many people face alone. However, veterans in Western New York can find a great deal of assistance through the TeleMOVE! Virtual Program offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.  More...

BBB alert: Travel scams circulating

If ever there was a winter to prompt a getaway, this was it. As spring arrives for upstate New York, many will be planning their summer getaways.  The U.S. More...

RECEIVING HONORS

Samantha Nelson, who works at the Sheridan Animal Hospital & Veterinary Specialists of Western New York, has received the title of “Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons — small animals.” Nelson recently completed h More...

Master Plan update almost finished

The Town of Tonawanda is getting close to finishing its final document updating the Master Plan — described as its “roadmap for the future” — which last received changes 10 years ago.  More...

Six candidates to run for two seats on Ken-Ton School Board

In May, voters will head to the polls to elect two people to the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board.  Six candidates are vying for the two seats, both of which have three-year terms.  Incumbent Jeffrey S. More...

Local News

Town resident receives award

Town of Tonawanda resident Thomas P. More...

Tonawanda resident speaks at GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater

Tonawanda resident Gary Astridge was recently the guest speaker at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles.  His talk was part of the grand finale on the last day of the Ringo: Peace & Love exhibit. More...

Brighton Road to receive repairs this year

Brighton Road in Tonawanda, from Niagara Falls Boulevard to Fries Road, will be receiving repair work this year.  According to Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, who represents the Ken-Ton area, the funding to repair the road was pushed back More...

Police Blotter

Man appears intoxicated, but just taking a walk

Village of Kenmore

Friday, April 18  • A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that her dog was having a seizure. More...

Education

Schimminger visits Mount St. Mary Academy

Students at Mount St. Mary Academy recently received a visit from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger.  Students had the opportunity to discuss the process of government with Schimminger during his visit on Friday.  More...

Area students to participate in concert May 4

A number of students from schools throughout the Town of Tonawanda and Kenmore will be participating in the annual May concert of the Presto, Vivace and Bravo Choirs of BelCanto.  The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at St. More...

FUN VISITORS

Seventh-grade student Isabella Bona listens along with others on Friday as her grandfather, Tony Glorioso of Tonawanda, speaks about his experiences during the Blizzard of 1977 at “Take Your Grandparents to Social Studies Day” at Ben Fran More...

Lifestyles

Disc golf is in the air

With warm weather finally making its appearance, folks are headed outside to greet the sun and stretch their legs, which brings a desire for fun, free recreational activities.   More...

Aquatic and Fitness Center to host 5K

The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center will hold its annual 5K run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. Registration costs $20 during April and $25 in May. 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:  Spring Swing Dance slated for May 2   More...