Weekly Feature



June 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

WWII veterans look back on D-Day

Seventy years later, and former Sgt. More...

Editorial

Residents should choose light fixtures for street

Bee Editorial

A number of residents from Woodcrest Boulevard recently showed up at a Town Board meeting, where they asked to be allowed to pick out the new light fixtures that will be installed on their street.  More...

Spindle items

• MUSIC FOR EVERYONE — As I walked from my car into the Kenmore Municipal Building last week, I heard something I’d never heard outdoors in Kenmore: piano music. More...

Out of the Past

Graduation day

The graduating Class of 1925 of Kenmore High School — there was only one back then — poses at the front door of the school, what is now Kenmore Middle School. Sailor blouses were evidently in style.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After the injustice of the recent grand jury decision not to charge the driver of the vehicle who allegedly struck and killed Barry Moss in the Town of Evans and the prior not guilty verdict for Dr. More...

Education

Students honored during Hoover Middle School’s awards ceremony

Students, staff and parents at Herbert Hoover Middle School recently participated in the eighth-grade awards ceremony, held in the auditorium of the school.  Students were honored for their activities in a variety of academic, sports and extracu More...

Writing workshop scheduled for July 14-25

The Western New York Writing Project will host a summer writing institute for educators from July 14 through 25.  The intensive workshop will allow anyone involved in education to improve his or her writing skills.  More...

Summer reading camp slated for July 7-24

Program to improve students’ comprehension

A summer reading program for children in grades one through 12 struggling with reading and writing will be held July 7-24 at the Sheridan Parkside Community Building, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive.  Two sessions are being offered, the first from 9 More...

Lifestyles

Kenmore West High School Senior Prom

Night to remember

Cleveland Lee, left, Charlie Swanick, Cara Giglia and Brandon Salas, pose in the garden during the Kenmore West High School senior prom held at Samuel's Grande Manor in Clarence on Friday. More...

Opinions on caffeine run hot and cold

Caffeine. One week it’s viewed as a deadly toxin and the next week praised as a miracle drug.  Some say it can destroy the nervous system, and others say it has benefits that can prevent common cancers. More...

“Family Preparedness” event slated for June 14

The American Red Cross and East Hill Foundation will host a Family Preparedness Event Saturday, June 14, which will help families learn how to prepare for emergencies. The first session will be from 10 a.m. More...

Business

High expectation of ‘Empire Zone’ program have been met

One of the most successful economic development tools in the Town of Tonawanda had its origins in a one-page memo left in departmental mail. More...

Exit 2 Bar & Grille celebrates six-month anniversary

Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda, recently celebrated its six-month anniversary by opening a full-service front patio to patrons.  More...

DuPont employees receive awards for volunteer service

DuPont Yerkes employees Gary Stuff, a Corian lab analyst; Jeffrey Jackson, a Tedlar operator; and Brian Germann, an information technology applications specialist, have been selected to receive DuPont Volunteer Recognition awards.  They are amon More...

Woodcrest Boulevard residents illuminate request for special lights

Woodcrest Boulevard residents attended a recent Town Board meeting to shed light on their desire to install decorative street lamps, a move they say would make their “quaint” street retain its charm and character.  (See editorial on More...

Lawmakers honor state trooper’s memory

The Interstate 290 bridge that crosses State Route 425 at the Colvin Boulevard exit was dedicated on Thursday as the State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. More...

Local News

MAKIN’ MUSIC

Members of the rock group Empire State, Will Raimondo, left, Aaron Smith, Bob Kasper and Zac Calabrese, perform during the Jammin' In June music festival held at the St. Amelia School Friday and Saturday. More...

Neighborhood Watch groups set to meet in June

Neighborhood Watch groups are scheduled to meet throughout June in various locations throughout the Town of Tonawanda.  The Sheridan Parkside group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the police satellite station, 169 Sheridan Parkside. More...

Assembly Passes legislation to offer more continuing care services to seniors

The New York State Assembly recently passed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-Kenmore, that would enable continuing care retirement communities to offer seniors additional service options while at the same time keeping down Me More...

Letters to the Editor

Economic future can be brighter

Last week the workers of ConAgra and the Carriage House held a rally in Dunkirk.  More...

Police Blotter

Duck causes strife between neighbors on Delaware

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 30 • A 13-year-old boy reportedly fell off his bicycle on Nassau Avenue. Police checked on him and found that he had only a few scrapes on his arm. He was transported home, where his grandfather was going to check on him. More...

Obituaries

Edwina Christina Czamara, riveter in WWII

Edwina Christina Czamara, (nee Kukla) 89, of Kenmore, died Monday, June 2, 2014.  Mrs. Czamara, who was known by the nickname “Cookie,” was a riveter at Curtiss-Wright during World War II.  More...

Death Notice

McKenna, Ada V., (nee Hogue), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, June 1, 2014. Mrs. McKenna is survived by three sons, David, Bryan and Christopher; three grandchildren; and one sister, Marilyn Hogue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene. More...

Sports

Marauders drop game one of Georgetown Cup

Monsignor Martin baseball playoffs   Monday’s game against Canisius to open up the Georgetown Cup was the Marauders worst performance of the spring.  “We played terrible and they played really well. More...

Kenmore West to hold basketball camp

The Kenmore West boys basketball staff is accepting applications for their annual basketball camp, which will run from Monday, July 14, to Thursday, July 17, at Kenmore West High School. More...

O’Brien finishes 11th at state meet

Track and field

Kenmore East senior Erin O’Brien entered the New York State Track and Field Championships on Friday with the 12th best time in the 400-meter hurdles.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Flag Day assembly scheduled at Hoover   Hoover Elementary will be holding a Flag Day assembly at 1:10 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the auditorium at the Hoover complex, 199 Thorncliff Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12   More...

Theatre

thurs. 12-sun. 15   More...

Special Events

thurs. 12  Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 12, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...