Weekly Feature

July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School District approves two employment contracts

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District recently approved two new employment contracts.  More...

ENJOYING THE WATER

Chris O'Connell paddles his kayak in the Niagara River near Aqua Lane Park on Sunday in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Editorial

Take necessary steps to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With summer underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers posed by the summer season.  More...

Spindle items

• GOING FOR THE GARAGE SALE — I enjoy going to a good garage sale. My proudest garage sale moment was finding a toaster oven, back when I first moved into my apartment, for $2.75. It’s worked perfectly well for years. More...

Out of the Past

Rush of post-World War II homes

Contractor Fred P. Tosch built about 150 homes in the years after World War II in the Town of Tonawanda. They’re located between Parkhurst Boulevard and Parker Avenue, north of Englewood Avenue, as well as in other parts of the town. More...

Sports

With historic championship season, O’Hara girls basketball earns top nod

2013-14 Team of the Year

There were plenty of quality options when it came time to choose the 2013-14 Ken-Ton Team of the Year, but the Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team kept standing out above the rest.  More...

Kilijanski's Corner

This week’s installment of instructional baseball fundamentals for the Ken-Ton little leaguers comes after watching a video including arguably the greatest defensive shortstop in the history of the game, hall-of-famer Ozzie Smith. More...

Proy named all-star at Keystone basketball camp

Kenmore West senior Katie Proy recently participated in the Keystone State Invitational Basketball Camp at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and earned an all-star award.  The camp — which is certified by the NCAA — is held at sele More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Athletic Hall of Fame sets golf tournament   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 18  Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Art

fri. 18  Hallwalls 2014 Members Exhibition — Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, and continues through Aug. 29, and ends with a closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 17-sun. 20   More...

Area fire departments help Roswell patient find positivity

Dave Blank, a   patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and  a volunteer firefighter with the North Boston Fire Company, has   a new way to get motivated in his fight against a disease.  More...

Children’s concert series brings joy to all ages

For the fifth year, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society is presenting the Franco’s Pizza Kenmore Children’s Concert Series to the village.  The annual series consists of a free concert at 6:15 p.m. More...

Brighton Field Days Music Fest scheduled for July 18-19

Brighton Fire Company is presenting its first Brighton Field Days Music Fest from 6 p.m. More...

Local News

John Percy longtime historian for Tonawanda

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For 41 years, John Percy has been the Town of Tonawanda historian. His passion for the past, however, began long before then.  “I’ve always been interested in history,” Percy said. More...

Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs receive $15,000 grant

The Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs recently received a $15,000 grant from the East Hill Foundation.  The Northtowns Boys & Girls Clubs are working with East Hill Foundation to build a pavilion at their North Tonawanda Club located within th More...

News Briefs

The Kenmore Garden Club is presenting “OZ: a Standard Flower Show” from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. Admission is free.   More...

Police Blotter

Marijuana smoker calls police to report his fright

Village of Kenmore

Friday, July 4  • A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that children are outside being loud, something she said was an ongoing occurrence.  • A Wabash Avenue resident reported that her house was egged sometime the previous night.&n More...

Education

LAST DAY

Rachel Giglia was honored recently by students at Lindbergh Elementary. She started at the school in 1977 as a cafeteria monitor and is retiring after 37 years of service. On June 18, the students and faculty designated the day as “Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Families take their hometown on vacation for photo contest

For more than 20 years, Bee Newspapers has featured dedicated readers taking time away from their busy lives to rest, relax and to participate in the Me and My Bee photo contest. The contest comprises reader-submitted creative vacation photos. More...

Exercise class to be held at farmers market

Wynwood Kenmore will host a free “B-fit” exercise class at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the farmers market located in the village green at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road. For more information, call 874-3200.   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

Chamber of Commerce having busy summer of activities, events

The smell of outdoor barbecues and jingling bells of the ice cream truck fill the streets of Ken-Ton. Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce has been busy attending and assisting in ribbon cutting ceremonies all over town. More...

Seminar to discuss health care options

Lawley Benefits Group, the employee benefits branch of Lawley Insurance, is hosting a presentation explaining what private exchanges are and how they can reduce businesses’ health care budgets.  More...

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens at new location   More...