Weekly Feature



May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Village of Kenmore prepared to receive community piano

The Village of Kenmore will soon be hearing the sweet sounds of the piano, and here’s the catch: Anyone can play it.  More...

Editorial

Have best interests of students in mind at the polls

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• OPEN FOR BOATING — Buffalo’s boating season is short, beautiful and sweet. In just a few months, Western New Yorkers try to enjoy the water as much as possible while the sun stays shining.  The Town of  More...

Out of the Past

Overhead during wartime

In 1944, a U.S. Navy blimp flies over the home of its manufacturer — the Dunlop plant — on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Education

St. John’s students practice merchandising skills through recent project

Students in the seventh grade at St. More...

Hoover Middle students receive visit from ‘Quizmaster’ during special assembly

Students at Herbert Hoover Middle School in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda district recently received a visit from Dennis George, who calls himself the “Quizmaster.”  Native American hoop dancer Elder Goodell from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca More...

Kenmore West High School names students to honor roll

Kenmore West High School recently named students to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.  Grade Nine   More...

Lifestyles

Challenger Baseball

...providing joy for all involved

On any weekend, take a stroll through your community, and you’re bound to see masses of Little League teams competing in America’s pastime.  The same is true on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings at the Central Amherst Little Le More...

Historians to share pilot training

Jack Lang, a retired U.S. Air Force flight instructor whose students included a young George W. Bush, will recount some adventures as a flight trainer, in “43 and Me, a History,” a free presentation with photographs, at 7:15 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...

Breaking News - 5/14/2014 3:20 PM

Ben Sauer dies overnight

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.Benjamin David Sauer died overnight, according to reports in other local media ou More...

Public to vote on $151.8 million budget May 20

The public will vote on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s $151.8 million budget for 2014-15 next week, one that includes no staff or program reductions.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Candidates Night draws larger-than-usual crowd

Nearly 100 people came together last week to hear from the six candidates vying for two seats, each with three-year terms, on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board.  More...

Local News

Sweet Home presents voters with $69.8 million budget

The Sweet Home Central School District is presenting to voters a $69.8 million budget, which represents an increase of 2.44 percent from the previous year.  In addition, residents will be voting on an additional proposition to authorize the spen More...

Kenmore teen chosen as state finalist in American Miss Pageant

Kiana Marshall, 15, of Kenmore, was recently chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss New York Pageant, which will be held Aug. 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester.  More...

Paths Peaks & Paddles to hold ‘Demo Day and Sale’

Event slated for Saturday, Sunday

Paths Peaks & Paddles will be holding a “Demo Day and Sale.”  This two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Paths Peaks Paddles Inc., 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.  More...

Police Blotter

Mysterious caller informs resident of traffic ticket

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 2  • Patrol reported eggs in the street on Crosby Avenue. Vehicles in the area were not damaged.  • Police received a report of a possible fight at Crosby Field. Police checked the area. More...

Obituaries

Richard R. Gibbons Sr., Korean War veteran, industrial salesman

Richard R. Gibbons Sr., 82, of Getzville, died Friday, April 18, 2014.  Mr. More...

Sports

Ken West hosts inaugural Ken-Ton tournament

Softball

The weather has cancelled numerous sporting events this spring, but luckily Mother Nature hung tough and allowed Kenmore West to host the inaugural Ken-Ton Softball Tournament on Saturday.  All four Ken-Ton softball teams — Ken West, Kenmo More...

Mount St. Mary hosts signing day for five seniors

Five of the top student athletes at Mount St. Mary officially signed on to play an NCAA-affiliated sport for the next school year.  More...

Kiljanski's Corner

Over the weekend, Kenmore West softball head coach Matt Chimera was able to successfully host the inaugural Ken-Ton Softball Tournament which featured his team, Kenmore East, Mount St. Mary and Cardinal O’Hara.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Resident replaces bridal shower with fundraiser   More...

Business

Area’s strong private sector key to economic development

The Town of Tonawanda is fortunate to host a strong and diverse base of industry and commerce that provides job opportunities for our residents, tax revenues for public services and leadership in community affairs.”  More...

KegWorks unveils new demonstration area

KegWorks recently opened a new demonstration area in its store, located at 1460 Military Road. The demonstration area features a renovated home brewing kitchen. More...

Kenmore Mercy Hospital receives ‘A’ rating

Kenmore Mercy Hospital was the only Buffalo-area hospital to receive an “A” rating from the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score report.  The report is designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, inj More...