Weekly Feature



November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police chief says all car entries should be reported

Their targets are easy: unlocked cars.  From them, the thieves steal any items they can find, from such valuables as purses, laptops, credit cards, iPods and GPS units to sunglasses and loose change.  More...

Editorial

Stores encroach on family time with earlier opening

Bee Editorial

Stores have announced earlier opening times this year in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season.  More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY THANKSGIVING — When I was young, Thanksgiving was spectacular.  It involved a costume contest where the kids, five in all, dressed as something Thanksgiving-related. More...

Out of the Past

Thanksgiving, 1918

This Kenmore Record advertisement by Neustadter, a Kenmore clothing store, is from Nov. 28, 1918. It refers to the end of World War I, two weeks earlier, and Thanksgiving.   More...

Education

SAT ‘Boot Camp’ classes offered through Ken-Ton Community Education

All-Pro Tutoring is offering a four-hour SAT “Boot Camp” Dec. 1 and 3, through the Ken-Ton Community Education Department.  The course is designed to help students improve their SAT scores and get into the college of their choice. More...

Common Core makes role of teacher more important

There has been much discussion recently regarding the Common Core standards. It is wonderful that so many parents have taken an interest in the quality of instruction in our schools.  More...

Ken-Ton student artists honored at reception

Twelve student artists and their teachers from schools in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District were honored at a recent reception, which also provided an opportunity to express appreciation for the service of all five members of the Board of More...

Lifestyles

Memories plentiful with Turkey Bowl games

While most think of a dining room filled with food as the quintessential image when it comes to Thanksgiving, Turkey Bowl football games are also becoming ingrained for bringing families and friends together. The games show no boundaries. More...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ slated for December

The Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life,” adapted from the Frank Capra film by James W.Rodgers, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St. in North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 11; at 8 p.m. Dec. More...

Residents return to Garden Gate after evacuation

More than 170 residents who were evacuated from the McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility on Nov. More...

Village prepares to welcome santa

For parents, the shopping frenzy likely heralds the Christmas season, but for children, it’s certainly the arrival of Santa Claus.  Old St. Nick will be paying a visit to Kenmore at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Festive fun

Mary Dewey, left, and Mary Boblak tie bows on the light poles along Delaware Road Saturday morning as part of an effort to decorate the Village of Kenmore for Christmas. The Kenmore Village Improvement Society decorates the village every year.   More...

Residents unite to conquer ‘Snowvember’

Resources poured into Western New York last week to help residents cope with the heavy snowfall. This FBI vehicle was included. More...

Local News

Capital project to go before voters Dec. 9

Residents will have the opportunity to vote next month on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s Phase II of its capital project.  The vote will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

News Briefs

The Latshaw Pops Orchestra will present a Christmas show at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Riviera Theatre, 65 Webster St. in North Tonawanda. Ticket prices are $35 and $25. More...

Storm forces Bills to change venue

Game to be held in Detroit

After a winter storm smashed the Southtowns, the Buffalo Bills were forced to move their scheduled Sunday game against the New York Jets to Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.  The National Football League made the decision to move the game on Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Mailman reportedly sprays dog with Mace

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Nov. 14  • A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that there was a vehicle illegally parked in her driveway. She believes it was a neighbor’s car, but she did not give anyone permission to park there.  More...

Obituaries

Clyde L. Spriegel, bank operations officer

Clyde L. Spriegel, 87, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Spriegel graduated from Burgard Vocational High School.  In 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. More...

Sports

Orchard Park’s Ernst repeats as state champion

Girls state swimming championships

For the second consecutive year, Andrea Ernst is the queen of the 100-yard freestyle.  The Orchard Park junior won a state title in the 100-yard freestyle in an All-American Consideration time of 50.88 seconds at the New York State Public High S More...

Town of Amherst players dominate First Team

All-Bee Football — Offense

The 2014 All-Bee Football Team’s First Team offensive unit, as selected by coaches within The Bee’s coverage area, has a Town of Amherst flavor.  Seven of the eight First Team selections are from schools in the Town of Amherst. More...

Maryvale’s Jeff Buccieri named All-Bee Football Coach of the Year

How many coaches can say they are able to work with their mentor? Maryvale coach Jeff Buccieri can.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Registration open for holiday care program   More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Art

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Film/Video

fri. 28 & sat. 29  Hitchcock — (2012), 7 p.m., and “The Lady Vanishes,” 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Business

Liquor store prepares for Small Business Saturday

With Small Business Saturday approaching, Midnight Liquors is offering deals to bring in shoppers who are readying themselves for the holidays.  The store, located on 3167 Eggert Road in Tonawanda, will have a coupon for Saturday, Sunday and Mon More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute campus minister receives award

St. More...

TM Montante receives recognition for recent adaptive reuse projects

TM Montante Development, a development company located in Tonawanda, was recently honored by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, or NAIOP, for its leadership in the area of adaptive reuse.  More...