Weekly Feature

December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter concerts slated for Ken-Ton schools

A number of winter concerts are slated to take place in schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District throughout December.  There will be a performance of the song “Hope is a Hidden Star” at Lindbergh Elementary School on More...

Editorial

Perspective needed when arguing over storm cleanup

Bee Editorial

There’s no debating that last month’s winter storm had a devastating impact on the Southtowns. More...

Spindle items

• FESTIVE VISITOR — Around this time of year, I receive many press releases about Christmas themed events. More...

Out of the Past

No sidewalks yet

This photograph, looking east, shows homes under construction on Wardman Road in Kenmore during the year 1920.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports stolen sled, ice skates

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Nov. 28  • The Plaka Restaurant reported that the parking lot behind it was a sheet of ice. More...

Education

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Students in the fourth grade recently received a special delivery at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. Vice-Principal Linda Garrity delivered a frozen package she told the students was shipped from the North Pole. More...

Canisius High School posts first marking period honor roll

Canisius High School recently posted the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  More...

Kenmore East High School posts honor roll

Kenmore East High School recently posted its honor roll for the marking period ending Nov. 7.  Grade Nine   More...

Sports

Marauders open the season with a flare

Boys Federation hockey preview

Early on this season, the St. Joe’s Federation ice hockey team stands a tough test with five games in seven days.  The first two games of that stretch were over the weekend, and the Marauders skated away victorious after both.  More...

Kilijanski's Corner

It’s bittersweet to announce that this will be my final edition as the sports reporter for the Ken-Ton Bee. My last day here will be on Friday, as next week I embark on a new journey. More...

THE VARSITY GRIND

Kenmore East’s Cameron Guarino struggles to break free from Tonawanda’s Sam Sparacino as part of a 106-pound match during the Tonawanda Duals held Saturday at North Tonawanda High School. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 11  Latshaw Pops Christmas Memories — Featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra singers and dancers in a holiday variety show, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Art

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Town approves road in North Youngmann Commerce Center

On Monday, the Town Board approved the construction of approximately 4,700 feet of road in the North Youngmann Commerce Center at a cost of $4.6 million.  LiRo Engineers Inc. More...

St. Amelia School teacher receives Media Literacy Award

Denise Grandits, a teacher at St. More...

Local News

Man receives free hip surgery through Operation Walk USA

Orchard Park resident Melvin Bluhm recently received the gift of mobility through the organization Operation Walk USA.  Bluhm received a free hip replacement, which was done by Dr. More...

Schimminger files amicus brief with New York State Court of Appeals

In response to recent court decisions that have eroded the efficacy of the state’s Equal Access to Justice Act, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, has filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals seeking that it rea More...

Poloncarz defends county response to snowstorm

In the wake of November’s snowstorm, Erie County lawmakers are reviewing what the county did well and what could be improved upon should a similar snow event occur.  Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz called the storm unprecedented and o More...

Letters to the Editor

More taxes reflect lack of leadership

The melancholy leadership and politics of the Tonawanda Town Board are catching up to the taxpayers once again.  Leadership, or lack thereof, at Town Board meetings is resulting in a 2015 budget that includes a tax increase for the hardworking f More...

Helpfulness eased November storm

It was surprising to find so few letters of thanks in local papers to all those who helped us survive the recent November lake-effect snowstorm, an epic weather event that blasted localized areas with many feet of snow.  While it certainly was a More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

YANACEK, Rosemary (nee Christopher), of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Mrs. More...

Peter Vasilion, physician

Dr. Peter Vasilion, 79, of East Aurora, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.  Dr. More...

John F. Kae, accountant, veteran

John F. Kae, 84, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kae attended Bryant & Stratton College, where he earned a degree in accounting.  He worked as an accountant in the area from 1951 to 1994.  More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Magic chugs into Botanical Gardens

Every year, the Western New York Garden Railway Society rolls into the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for a holiday display. More...

Registration open for holiday care program

YWCA Tonawandas Holiday Care program for 5- to 12-year-olds will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 and Jan. 2. More...

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Wednesday, Dec. 10   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Book sale scheduled at hospital   A book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the atrium at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

Business

Merry Maids provides customer service that shines

In 2006, Liz and Steve Lewis became franchise owners of Merry Maids, at 2457 Wehrle Drive, about one-quarter mile from Transit Road in Amherst. More...

Exit 2 Bar & Grille celebrates with holiday events and specials

Exit 2 Bar & Grille in Tonawanda, which celebrated its first anniversary in November, will continue to celebrate into the New Year with a variety of holiday events and specials.  Exit 2 will host its first annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party f More...

Business Brief

A Buffalo Business Networking event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at US Itek, 1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. Attendees may register for the event at www.buffalo-tipclub-december2014. eventbrite.com. More...