Weekly Feature

July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

STICKING IT TO CANCER

Sue Swanekamp of Tonawanda and Debbie Delaney of Kenmore decide which baskets to place tickets in at the fourth Stick it to Cancer Blood Drive and Basket Raffle on Saturday at the Town of Tonawanda Boys and Girls Club. More...

Editorial

Use common sense if choosing to use fireworks

Bee Editorial

Enjoying consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades in many locations nationwide. More...

Spindle items

• WANT TO VOLUNTEER? — There’s something curious, I’ve noticed, about volunteering. And that is that the volunteer nearly always ends up receiving far more than he or she is giving. More...

Out of the Past

Early Dunlop plant

Construction on the Dunlop America Ltd. plant on River Road began in 1920 but stopped in 1921 due to an unfavorable exchange rate (Dunlop is a British company) and a slump in automobile sales. It opened in 1922. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BAUER, Patricia Kathleen, of Kenmore, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Ms. Bauer is survived by her companion, John P. Horvath Jr.; one daughter, Tracey Penrod; two grandchildren; her mother, Jeannine Quinlan; and one sister, Deborah Matteliano. More...

Sports

MLB prospect Dave Hollins voted Player of the Year

2014 All-Bee Baseball

Getting drafted straight out of high school in Western New York is a rare occurrence.  It’s only happened four times since 2009, and Orchard Park senior shortstop Dave Hollins became the most recent on June 7 after the Detroit Tigers selec More...

After AA title, Lancaster’s Mark Dalfonso named Coach of the Year

Lancaster head coach Mark Dalfonso had to get creative at the beginning of the season because all of his players were tired of practicing indoors.  He came up with fresh ways to continue working on the fundamentals and get quality repetitions. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

Last week was the first installment of trying to relay basic baseball fundamentals and drills to the Ken-Ton little leaguers, and I started with hitting off the tee. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club to host Blue Star dedication July 3   More...

Ken-Ton Garden Tour slated for July 18-20

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour kicks off Friday through Sunday, July 18-20, an annual event attracting people throughout the region into the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore, where they are able to take tours through residents’ gardens.  More...

Fireworks slated for July 3 at Kenney Field

The Town of Tonawanda’s annual fireworks display is slated for 10 p.m. Thursday, following the night of honor and celebration in recognition of Korean War veterans, at Kenney Field on the corner of Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard. More...

E-Z Pass now available in Town Clerk’s Office

E-Z Pass, an electronic toll collection system that allows users to prepay tolls, is now available for purchase at the Town Clerk’s Office, located inside the Municipal Building at 2919 Delaware Ave.  More...

Local News

More than $2,000 raised by Ken-Ton Kiwanis, Aquettes

Members of Ken-Ton Kiwanis and the Town of Tonawanda Aquettes raised $2,000 standing at the doors of Tops Friendly Markets in the Sheridan-Delaware Plaza on the evenings of June 9 through 12 and all day June 13 and 14.  Donations to assist Ken-T More...

State Senate passes Brownfield Cleanup Program extension

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that extends a program to clean up potentially contaminated sites and put them back to productive use.  The bill was sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Orchard Park.  More...

Kenmore Days

At left, Hannah Piotrowski and her mom, Tammy, take a ride down the giant slide during the Kenmore Days carnival at Mang Park Saturday afternoon. More...

Police Blotter

Flower theft reported on Columbia Boulevard

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 20  • A Tremaine Avenue woman reported that children across the street were being “excessively loud” again. Police reported that the youth were not answering the door.  More...

Education

Kenmore West inducts couple into ‘Corridor of Honor’

Award established in 1990

Kenmore West High School recently inducted two new members into its “Corridor of Honor.”  The school’s Faculty/Staff Senate established this honor for Blue Devil graduates and staff in 1990.  More...

Grisanti legislation would allow school districts to sell ad space on athletic fields

Sen. More...

On the Campus

Tonawanda resident Courtney Doxbeck, a student at Niagara University, is among the 25 students recently awarded a scholarship from The 100 Club of Buffalo, Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Lost in paradise...

Seeking the perfect local bookstore

Chain bookstores sit on nearly every corner, making their presence known to those seeking a quick lit fix, but a little hunting can lead to finding a local gem. More...

Singles Social Club to meet July 9

The Singles Social Club, a group of single adults who are 50 and older in the Ken-Ton area, will hold its next meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, during the Steel Drums concert at the Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. 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; closed Sundays   More...

Business

Kenmore West senior receives Peter R. Breads Memorial Scholarship

Stephen Hermann, a senior at Kenmore West High School, was recently named by Great Lakes Orthodontics as a recipient of the Peter R. Breads Memorial Scholarship.  More...

DOING GOOD

Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone, who has an office in Tonawanda, will donate 15 cataract surgeries through the Eyes on America Foundation, which benefits people in Western New York without health insurance. More...

Taste of Buffalo slated for July 12-13

The Taste of Buffalo food festival is slated for July 12 and 13 at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. It will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.  More...