Weekly Feature

December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire districts to hold Dec. 9 elections

Elections will take place Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Town of Tonawanda’s five fire districts. Residents of those districts are eligible to vote for the candidates.  More...

Editorial

Shopping locally helps the community

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Perhaps if you make adjustments to your possible gift ideas you may end up with new ideas.  A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

• DONATE AN ITEM OR TWO — For many people, it’s hard to imagine not being able to afford something as basic as clothing. More...

Out of the Past

The conventioneers

The men in this circa 1910 photograph remain unidentified, but the building behind them is the Kenmore Convention Hall — also called “the Wigwam” — for its vaguely conical or triangular shape. More...

Education

Fun with learning

Brigid Benson, 10, left, and her sister, Wynni, 12, use the computer at the Kenmore Branch Library Friday. At right, Joan Elevich, spends some quality time with her granddaughter, Lily Sawers, 2, during a visit to the Kenmore Branch Library.   More...

Sweet Home task force closer to configuration project

The Sweet Home Central School District’s Configuration Task Force is moving toward officially appointing an outside agency to chart its course.  The board of education has been in talks with representatives from the Western New York Educat More...

Mount St. Mary to present ‘White Christmas’ Dec. 12-14

Students to be featured in performances

Mount St. Mary Academy will present “White Christmas” as this year’s musical on Dec. 12-14.  The singing, dancing and musical orchestration talents of Mount St. Mary students will be featured.  More...

Lifestyles

Tom and Jerry:

Fill your mug with holiday warmth

When snow clings to the ground and string lights outline shop windows, a classic wintertime drink called a Tom and Jerry reappears behind the bar. More...

Registration for community classes opens Dec. 8

Ken-Ton Community Education begins its registration for its winter classes on Monday, Dec. 8. For more information, or a catalogue, call 874-8500, or visit www.kenton.k12.ny.us/ce_ register.   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. Sundays   More...

Business

Kenmore resident named ‘Outstanding Employee’ at Niagara University

Kenmore resident Suzanne Karaszewski, a graphic designer in Niagara University’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications, was recently named NU’s “Outstanding Employee” of the quarter.  Karaszewski was pr More...

Resident joins Professional Golfers Association Board of Directors

Kenmore resident Tim Fries, a head professional at Transit Valley Country Club in East Amherst, recently joined the Professional Golfers Association Board of Directors as District 4 director.  He was elected to the board of directors at the annu More...

SPCA benefit to feature comic Bisuito

Western New York native and internationally known comedian Peter Bisuito will perform live as part of a fundraiser for the SPCA Serving Erie County, sponsored by Mighty Taco, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Ken-Ton Holiday Sing-Along embodies Christmas spirit

This Saturday, Christmas songs will fill the air at Crosby Field, as the annual Holiday Sing-Along takes over the grounds. More...

Schimminger secures funding for area cultural groups

New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (D-C-I Kenmore) recently secured funding for several cultural groups located in the 140th Assembly District, encompassing the Tonawandas, Kenmore, Riverside, and portions of North Tonawanda, North Buffalo, More...

Local News

Telling stories of district key for Fanelli

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Since becoming community relations coordinator at the end of September, Patrick Fanelli is looking to promote all of the good news of the district.  “One of the things that I love about Ken-Ton is all the stories to tell,” Fanelli sa More...

‘A Christmas Carol’ slated for Dec. 7 at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, formerly the Niagara Falls Little Theatre, is presenting “A Christmas Carol, ” a solo performance by Mike Randall.  The show will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

News Briefs

The Kenmore Police Citizen’s Police Academy will begin its 15th session in mid-January. Applications are being accepted. The three-and-a-half-hour sessions will be held weekly for 11 weeks. More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly going door-to-door selling tickets

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Nov. 21  • An Elmwood Avenue resident reported he saw a yellow side door open earlier that morning but that it has since been closed.  • Patrol reported that a weight limit sign was down on Military Road. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

COBURN, Melville B., of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Mr. Coburn is survived by his wife, Carolann; two sons, Scott and Keith; one daughter, Cynthia; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold and Noel. More...

Sports

New era begins at O’Hara under Pulvirenti

Boys basketball preview

After coaching the Cardinal O’Hara boys junior varsity team for the past three years, Tony Pulvirenti is now leading the varsity program and bringing along a new era of Hawks basketball.  Competitiveness is what Pulvirenti wants to establi More...

Versatility, athleticism drive Blue Devils basketball

Kenmore West boys basketball coach Mike Meetze called this year’s group the most athletic team he’s ever led.  That’s saying something after the Blue Devils finished 15-4 overall last season and graduated four starters.  B More...

Thunder add a Division I touch

Girls basketball preview

With a new coach running the Mount St. Mary’s varsity basketball team, the Thunder have added some top level experience to the program.  Mike McCarthy enters his first season as the Thunder head coach. Last year he led the Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Holiday Bag Sale slated for Dec. 6 at church   First Presbyterian Church will hold a bag sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the church, 149 Broad St. Attendees can fill up a bag for $2. Proceeds benefit local charities. More...