Weekly Feature



October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DeGraff Memorial Hospital celebrates 100 years

DeGraff Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, an event being commemorated with an insert in this week’s edition.  The hospital, located at 445 Tremont St., was established in 1914 to serve the health care needs More...

Editorial

SPCA will be missed, but move benefits organization

Bee Editorial

The SPCA Serving Erie County opened its doors in February 1867, which makes it the second-oldest humane society in the country.  After many years in downtown Buffalo, the agency moved its headquarters to the Town of Tonawanda in 1962 and began a More...

Spindle items

• PLAYING SOME CHESS — I’ll never forget the look of intense concentration on one of my younger brother’s faces whenever he played chess as a child. More...

Out of the Past

The road that goes on forever

25 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1989   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

PROVIN, Mary H. (nee Hollands), of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Mrs. Provin is survived by two sons, William and Thomas; two grandchildren; and one brother, John Hollands. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. More...

Sports

Ken East pulls off the upset against Blue Devils

Football

Kenmore East football coach Matt Chimera told his team all week leading up to Saturday’s rivalry game against Kenmore West that anything can happen.  The Bulldogs entered 0-6 while Kenmore West had been rolling of late by winning their las More...

Buffalo State to offer skating lessons

Learn to skate ice skating lessons will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays in three seven-week-long sessions at Buffalo State College, starting Nov. 8, Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The latter two dates are in 2015. More...

Marauders clinch top seed for playoffs

The St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blondie’s Benefit slated at American Legion Post   More...

Entertainment

Halloween

fri. 24   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23  New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Special Events

sat. 25  Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $.   More...

Town Board hears complaints on traffic congestion

Not being able to leave their homes, getting flipped off, being honked at and feeling trapped are just a few of the complaints aired at Monday’s Town Board meeting by residents who are fed up with the traffic around the Hoover complex, which ho More...

Twitter threat may lead to charges for student

A student at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute may face charges after making allegations on his Twitter account that were determined by Town of Tonawanda police to be a prank.  More...

Northtown Pregnancy Center to open Nov. 2 in Kenmore

Two Western New York women will see their dream become reality in just a couple of weeks when the doors officially open at the Northtown Pregnancy Center. More...

Local News

Citizen Science Resources seeks sponsorships for conference attendees

Citizen Science Community Resources is seeking sponsorships to send four volunteers to the Community-Based Science for Action Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. More...

Political Brief

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence recently endorsed state Sen. Mark Grisanti (District 60) for re-election.  More...

Couple lends hand to Ken-Ton Closet on 50th anniversary

After celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year at a party on Oct. More...

Letters to the Editor

Swanson is an exceptional leader

I have lived in the Town of Tonawanda for 54 years. The reason to locate in the town was because of a stable tax base, outstanding services and excellent school system.  Both of my children graduated from Kenmore West High School. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor accused of ‘unplugging things in the basement’

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Oct. 10  • A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that a person in a white vehicle was looking up driveways and appeared suspicious. More...

Education

Sixth grade sees eight sets of twins this year

Sixth-grade teachers at Hoover Middle School in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District are teaching an unusually high number of twins this year: eight.  More...

ENJOYING THE APPLES

Second-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed. Students wore red and brought in treats made with apples in honor of him. Pictured are Lily Cook, left, Diya Kaur, Evan Richey and teacher Gina Morelli. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads...

Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

McAuley Residence to host Halloween party

The McAuley Residence, located behind Kenmore Mercy Hospital at 1503 Military Road, Tonawanda, will host a Halloween Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. 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; noon to 5 p.m. More...

Business

Tonawanda business among 11 finalists for $1 million prize, to be announced Oct. 30

Adiabatic Solutions LLC, located in Tonawanda, is among 11 finalists for the “43 North World’s Largest Business Idea Competition,” sponsored by Gov. More...

Myers named marketing director at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

Kenmore resident Latrese Myers was recently named director of marketing communications at St. More...

KegWorks to celebrate ‘National Learn to Homebrew Day’

KegWorks — located at 1460 Military Road in Kenmore — will be celebrating “National Learn to Homebrew Day” Sunday, Nov. More...