Weekly Feature



July 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Police officers, first responders save a life

Bee Editorial

When Town of Tonawanda police officer veteran Kevin Zuchlewski, 44, fell to the floor in the locker room of the police station after exercising, his heart stopped beating. He should have died.  More...

Spindle items

• INCREDIBLE DISPLAY — I joined many other residents Friday evening in watching the Town of Tonawanda’s fireworks display at Kenney Field. More...

Out of the Past

Police receive a fifth wheel

The attachment to the police car is meant to calibrate its speedometer. Acting Town of Tonawanda Police Chief Martin Feinen, left, Detective L.A. Hoffman Jr. and Patrolman Rudolph Vosburgh show off the new attachment in this 1959 photograph.   More...

Obituaries

Barry L. Peterson, home builder, volunteer firefighter

Barry Leonard Peterson, 68, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. The son of Leonard and Dolly Peterson, Mr. Peterson was a native of Kenmore and served in the U.S. Navy as a diver with the Seabees. More...

Sports

‘Big Red’ camps to teach hoops, football, softball skills

Athletes looking to improve their basketball, softball or football skills should look no further than Clarence this summer.  Big Red Enterprises will be holding basketball, softball and football camps, all of which are open to players from throu More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated for Amherst High School

Entering its 16th year, Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp is offering two camps this summer, a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 years old, as well as the camp’s traditional boys camp for players ages 8 to 18.  Both camps will be held from M More...

Last chance to sign up for Ken West 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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Wynwood Kenmore to host open house   Wynwood Kenmore, a Brookdale senior living community, will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 11, in the center courtyard garden of the community, located at 2971 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

fri. 11  Full Buck Moon Walk — Join a walk in the woods to look for whitetail deer growing new velvety antlers during the full moon, 6:30 p.m. More...

Theatre

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Police officer thanks ‘brothers’ for saving his life

Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Kevin Zuchlewski, 44, showed emotion Thursday afternoon at the police station, where an event was held so that he could thank everyone involved in helping him after he suffered a recent heart attack.  More...

Town to take closer look at Ogden Road

The Town Board pledged to take a closer look at the intersection of Ogden Road and Parker Boulevard on Monday evening after hearing from Chris Fiore, a longtime Ogden resident.  More...

Local News

Tonawanda resident named ‘Veteran of the Month’

Joseph Pasek is the sixth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Sen. More...

Alzheimer’s support group to meet at Grove Street Christian Church

A support group for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Woman, 83, suspected in murder of husband

Late Monday afternoon, Town of Tonawanda police arrested an 83-year-old resident for the alleged murder of her 87-year-old husband on Sunday in their home at 161 Hawthorne.  Police received a call on Sunday evening from the property’s land More...

Letters to the Editor

Fast food chains are not progress

Sorry, Dave Sherman, your call [in the July 2 and 3 Bee column] for more national fast-food chains in Buffalo is wrong. You mistake a strength — that Buffalo enjoys a culture of owner-operated restaurants — for a weakness.  More...

Police Blotter

Police respond to report of skunk in roadway

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 27  • An anonymous Victoria Boulevard resident reported that four youths were kicking over garbage totes. Police located the youths, one of whom said he mistakenly bumped into a tote, knocking it over. More...

Education

School district hires Hamilton Elementary principal

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District recently hired Lilyen Mascellino as Hamilton Elementary School’s principal.  More...

Class of 2014 graduates from St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore

St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore recently held its 82nd commencement ceremony. More...

New scholarship established at St. John the Baptist School

The Joseph and Joan Denzak Memorial Scholarship was recently established at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.  Joseph and Joan Denzak were longtime parishioners of St. More...

Lifestyles

World Cup creates hysteria on Hertel

Once every four years, the World Cup craze takes over nations around the globe, and with this country’s consistent improvement in the tournament, enthusiasm is also at an unprecedented level here. 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

Soaker 7.7K aims to raise awareness of heat-related illness

Heading into the summer months, Excelsior Orthopaedics is gearing up for the fall sports season and is informing the Western New York sports community that heat-related illness is the number one cause of athlete death.  More...

‘Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network’ opens in Erie County

In Erie County, there are more than 1,500 reported cases of elder abuse, according to the Erie County sheriff. Far more go unreported. Only 5 percent of elder abuse victims ever report to law enforcement, according to a 2011 study.  More...

Grisanti sponsors bill to increase penalty for stealing animals

Legislation that would substantially increase the penalties for stealing companion animals, such as pet dogs and cats, recently passed the state legislature, according to its sponsors, Sen. More...