Weekly Feature

May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SERVING IT UP

Russell White and his wife, Joanne, prepare takeout dinners during the pasta dinner held at Good Shepard Lutheran Church Saturday evening. All proceeds will be donated to the church’s food pantry.   More...

Editorial

Proposed facility will help homeless female vets

Bee Editorial

Even in 2014, many of us view the U.S. military as an overwhelmingly male organization. However, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• DOING GOOD — It’s encouraging to see students doing good in the Ken-Ton community. In my position as a community newspaper editor, I’m fortunate in that I hear such positive stories on nearly a daily basis.  More...

Out of the Past

Drink water, not alcohol

The Women’s Christian Temperance Union paid to have municipal fountains installed in communities across America. Their effort was intended to persuade thirsty people not to enter saloons but to enjoy water. More...

Education

Ken-Ton named among ‘Best Communities for Music Education’

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District recently received the national designation of “Best Communities for Music Education” for the fourth consecutive year.  The NAMM Foundation recognizes Ken-Ton schools — along with 37 More...

Students participate in National History Day Competition

Christina Wende and Alyssea Carroll, both eighth-grade students at Herbert Hoover Middle School, recently won the opportunity to compete in the New York State National History Day Competition.  They placed second in the regional competition held More...

Ken-Ton music teachers receive awards from Buffalo State College

Music teachers Phil Aguglia and Heather Holden recently received Buffalo State College’s “Music Educator of the Year Award.”  “We want to recognize local music teachers who are making outstanding contributions in the fiel More...

Lifestyles

The world of 3D art

Placing inventive tools in creative hands

While scientists can use a 3-D printer to produce artificial body parts, creative types are using the technology to experiment with artistic shapes and designs. Artist Louis DeRosa lifts his pen off the page, drawing in the air to create an object. More...

Driver’s insurance class offered May 10

A New York State-certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course will be offered Saturday, May 10, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Library News

Kenmore Library 160 Delaware Road, 873-2842  Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays   More...

Business

United Materials provides range of construction products for variety of projects

A variety of landscaping displays, stonework and concrete samples, and construction products is available at United Materials.  United Materials LLC is a parent company that has several divisions, including a number of concrete plants, a sand an More...

May luncheon to feature Michael Licata

Michael Licata, director of business development for Montante Solar, will be the next speaker at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon event. More...

Resident receives ‘Media Award’ for column

Jeffrey Spencer, a lifelong resident of the Town of Tonawanda, received the “Media Award” last week from the Bar Association of Erie County at its annual Law Day luncheon event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. More...

Roads to see congestion relief

Monday evening the Town Board amended three local laws to create better traffic flow in three different areas throughout the town.  More...

School district gives transition update

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District recently released information on its “Reorganization Transition Plan,” according to information from its website.  Updates will be released throughout the transition period and will be an More...

Kenmore Lions Club celebrates anniversary

With the motto “We Serve,” the Kenmore Lions Club has a history of helping. This lineage is being honored this year as the club celebrates its 85th anniversary. More...

Local News

Art teacher to retire after 18 years with district

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lisa Parks will be stepping out of her classroom at the end of next month after teaching art for 27 years, the last 18 of which with the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District.  Parks, a nationally board-certified art teacher at Kenmore West More...

Four Eagle Scout awards presented Sunday

Ceremony took place at St. John the Baptist Church

Four Scouts from “Supertroop 104” recently earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout rank. Graham R. Jones, Micah N. Greidanus, Benjamin T. Sansone and Alexander C. More...

Clerk’s Office to offer extended hours for marriage licenses

The Town Clerk’s Office will hold extended hours starting today to accommodate couples applying for marriage licenses, said Town Clerk Marguerite Greco.  The office will remain open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 24.  More...

Police Blotter

Police reprimand man for looking in trash cans

Village of Kenmore

Friday, April 25  • A clerk at the Kwik Fill on Elmwood Avenue reported that a man wearing glasses and a leather jacket was banging on the store’s door and yelling. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  More...

Sports

Twin bill: Marauders take care of Timon, combined no-hitter in game two

Baseball

In two games Sunday afternoon, St. Joe’s was able to outscore Bishop Timon-St. More...

Orchard Park hosting national football camp in June

Combine open to public also slated for May 31

Western New York high school football will finally receive some national exposure come late June.  Football University — a camp and recruiting service owned and operated by All American Games, which produces the U.S. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

The Cardinal O’Hara baseball team rallied behind its best pitcher on Monday to fight and earn its first league win of the season. Senior Zach Glowacki benefited on the mound from a strong defensive game in the win against St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Aquatic and Fitness Center to host 5K   More...