Weekly Feature



September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Society must assist in suicide prevention

Bee Editorial

I n light of the recent death of comedian Robin Williams, the issues of depression, mental health and suicide have received greater attention both in the media and during conversations at the dinner table. More...

Spindle items

• A FEW YEARS LATER — A few years ago I was working a shift in the babysitting room at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the editor of The Ken-Ton Bee, at that time Darlene Donohue, walked into the fitness director’s office across More...

Out of the Past

The officers of 1969

Officers of the Kenmore East High School senior class pose in this photo from the 1969 yearbook. More...

Education

Community ‘heroes’ to speak at Hoover Elementary Thursday

Hoover Elementary will again host its annual “Sing for America/ Read with a Hero Day” on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the school, 199 Thorncliff Road.  More...

Lifestyles

The road of Red Knights: Motorcycle club wears two helmets

A Red Knight’s leather vest displays his club’s colors as he clutches the handlebars of his motorcycle.  “When I ride, it’s freedom for me,” said Blake Strom, a charter member of the Red Knights NY Chapter 21. More...

Clean Air Coalition to present movie

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York will present a film called “Koch Brothers Exposed” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the River Road Fire Hall, 39 Kaufman Ave., Tonawanda.   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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Garden Club slated to meet at church   The Kenmore Garden Club will meet next at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Lander Road, Kenmore. More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce luncheon to feature Dawn Mirand

The new superintendent of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District — Dawn Mirand — will be the featured speaker at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s next monthly luncheon.  More...

Exit 2 Bar & Grille to celebrate first anniversary

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 6, with live music, promotions, giveaways and drink specials, said owner Lisa Galus.  More...

New system gives physicians detailed images to speed diagnosis and treatment

Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently installed a new Artis zee ceiling-mounted angiography system that provides physicians with highly detailed images of patients’ anatomy during diagnostic and treatment procedures, while minimizing the patient&rsqu More...

Library to help visually impaired

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library is reintroducing a device that can help attract those who are visually impaired to the library. More...

Explosion occurs at Praxair

Around midnight Sept. 3 an explosion occurred in the Research and Development wing of Praxair Inc., located at 175 E. More...

Local News

WNY woman brings passion for dolls to Kenwell

Virginia Grabiner of Buffalo will never forget her first Terri Lee doll. More...

Savage calls for fact-finding on electronic cigarettes

Erie County Legislator Peter J. More...

News Briefs

The YWCA Tonawandas has begun accepting applications for the Thomas Edison Elementary and Alexander Hamilton Elementary Before and After–School programs. More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly jumping bushes on Tremaine Avenue

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Aug. 29  • A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that while he was waiting at a light, a man asked him for a ride to Deerhurst, something he thought was suspicious. Police checked the area but could not locate the man.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CHRETIEN, Robert J., of Tonawanda, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Mr. Chretien is survived by two daughters, Jill Nola and Melissa McDougall; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald and Charles. He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryAnne. More...

Sports

Bulldogs organizing for a successful season

Soccer preview

Organization doesn’t jump out to be one of the major skills a soccer team should have on the field. More...

Core group returning for Blue Devils soccer

It’s a positive outlook for this year’s Kenmore West boys soccer team because just about the entire starting lineup from last season is returning.  The Blue Devils had eight sophomores on the team last year and all are returning, wit More...

Kilijanski's Corner

Finally it’s time to talk some volleyball. For those who don’t know, I am a huge volleyball fan especially when it comes time to the high school season in Western New York. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11  The Wiggles — Join Australia’s popular children’s musical group for the Ready, Steady, Wiggle! tour, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 11  Houghton Park/Buffalo River — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 4- to 7-mile hike (distance will depend on hikers), 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street; Free. More...

Special Events

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