Weekly Feature

June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sherwood Greenway Trail opens Monday, connects to Buffalo Riverwalk

The Sherwood Greenway Trail — a new two-mile trail connecting the Two Mile Creek Trail in Sheridan Park with the Buffalo Riverwalk — officially opened Monday.  It links multiple communities to the Niagara River waterfront and is part More...

Editorial

Legislators right in backing medical marijuana

Bee Editorial

The Senate and Assembly should be lauded for the passage of legislation that will make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana. More...

Spindle items

• JUDGING THE DOGS — I had so much fun being among the “celebrity” judges Sunday afternoon at the Dog Days of Kenmore.  More...

Out of the Past

In the club

Kenmore East High School’s Horseback Riding Club, with a friend at the Rainbow Riding Stables, strikes a pose in this 1990 yearbook photograph. In the front row are D. Marrali, E. Polino, G. Bonsignore and A. Misztal. In the back row are K. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CANCILLA, Norine C. (nee Wacienga), of Buffalo, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mrs. Cancilla is survived by two sons, Tony and Peter; two daughters, Lorie and Norine R.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Clarence’s Harris repeats as Player of the Year

2014 All-Bee Softball

Many times this season Moriah Harris was unable to show off her hitting skills because she was walked by opposing pitchers.  The Clarence senior drew a single-season school record 22 walks. Over half of the walks were intentional.  More...

Baseball all-stars named next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Baseball Team in next week’s edition. More...

Williamsville South’s Murphy tabbed as Coach of the Year

Williamsville South softball coach Julie Murphy takes pride in teaching her players about the mechanics of softball, but she also enjoys teaching them about life.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Helping aging parents’ talk slated for June 25   More...

Business

National Hearing Aid uses app to help customers

National Hearing Aid, which has locations in Cheektowaga, Kenmore and Tonawanda, is using a technological advancement to help those with hearing difficulties.  Ken Knaszak, manager of National Hearing Aid, discussed the Audibel A3i app, which i More...

Success begins by knowing strengths, weaknesses, threats

There are moments in our careers when we are struck by the simplicity of a particular statement — a truism — that guides our work for years afterward.  More...

Tonawanda project to receive tax abatements

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency recently approved tax abatement packages to four manufacturers, including industrial development in Tonawanda.  The ECIDA board modified a 2013 tax abatement package for Simmers Crane Design & Se More...

Kenmore Days scheduled for June 25-28

The annual celebration in the Village of Kenmore known as Kenmore Days kicks off today with Caribbean Night and features a number of events and activities through Saturday for children and adults. More...

Event to honor Korean War veterans slated for July 3

The Town of Tonawanda will host a night of honor and celebration in recognition of Korean War veterans at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Kenney Field on the corner of Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard. More...

Local News

Sweet Home administrator leaving for post in Beijing

Larry J. More...

Shoe-cutting event to benefit Ugandan people

Lumber City Church will host its annual shoe cutting party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at 1001 East Robinson St., North Tonawanda. To host the event, the church partnered with Sole Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Uganda. More...

Legislators speak on medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Letters to the Editor

Be careful as traffic signal changes

As part of an upgrade project associated with the formal opening of the bike and pedestrian pathway connecting Sheridan Park to the Niagara River area, the control strategy for the DuPont Yerkes plant traffic light located on Sheridan Drive — a More...

Police Blotter

Man cannot get toilet fixed, calls police

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 13  • A Hamilton Boulevard woman reported that a person with shaggy hair was snooping around her home and car. The man then ducked down next to her car once she spotted him. Police were unable to locate the suspect.  More...

Education

Ken-Ton Career Academy Program sees first graduate in Austin Gima

Austin Gima was the first student graduate from the Ken-Ton Career Academies Program, according to the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District.  Gima is a senior at Kenmore West High School and will receive a Career & Technical Education e More...

Kenmore Middle School students receive awards during ceremonies

Students at Kenmore Middle School recently received awards during the school’s annual awards day ceremonies, according to Principal Elaine Thomas.  The PTA Student of the Year Awards were given to Claire Bressette and Louis Taravella in th More...

Holmes Elementary to receive copies of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Holmes Elementary School in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District was recently awarded new copies of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and other titles, through the organization First Book-Western New York.  Penguin Young More...

Lifestyles

Sweet Home High School Prom 2014

Sarah Routhier, left, Max Keefe, Pedro Pereira and Emma Burke sample some of the hors d’oeuvres’ during Sweet Home High School’s prom held Thursday at Statler City in Buffalo. More...

Redcoats on Main Street

An inside look at re-enacting

Sweat is soaking through the inner layer of your 17 pounds of wool clothing. Your back is sore from sleeping on the damp ground in a smelly canvas tent, and the 20 pounds of weapons and equipment you’re toting isn’t helping. More...

Resident replaces bridal shower with fundraiser

Town of Tonawanda resident Lisa Johnson is replacing her bridal shower with a fundraiser for cancer research. The “Stick it to Cancer Blood Drive and Basket Raffle” will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. More...