Weekly Feature

December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Be a responsible driver this holiday season

Bee Editorial

As families in Ken-Ton prepare for the upcoming New Year’s holiday, many will either be expecting guests from out of town or hitting the roads themselves. More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATULATIONS — It’s always fun this time of the year to see homes all lit up with festive lighting decorations. More...

Out of the Past

Building Kenmore

This photograph from the early 1920s shows a house under construction on East Girard Avenue. That’s L.P.A. Eberhardt in the black hat, and William F. Squier in the straw hat.   More...

Obituaries

Michael A. Sullivan, physician

Michael A. Sullivan, 85, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  Born in Lackawanna, he graduated from Lackawanna High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences in 1949. More...

Sports

Cathcart shines as O’Hara wins Kenmore tourney

Donel Cathcart and his Cardinal O’Hara Hawks finally topped the Kenmore Invitational Holiday Tournament for the first time since 2007.  Cathcart, who was named tournament most valuable player, scored 18 points in the 55-52 final game win o More...

HarborCenter offers new avenue for area high school hockey teams

Over the past several weeks, numerous teams from the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation flocked to the city’s newest venue, Harbor- Center, to play regular season games at the new, state of the art facility.  More...

Thunder drop first round game to Nardin

A 7-0 run in the game’s second overtime period lead Nardin Academy’s girls basketball team to a first round, 52-45, win over Mount St. Mary’s Academy Friday at Sacred Heart in the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Kenmore Garden Club to meet Jan.   The Kenmore Garden Club will hold its next general meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. More...

Town renews contract with Meals on Wheels, Ken-Ton Closet

The Town Board recently renewed contracts with two nonprofits — the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Meals on Wheels and Ken-Ton Closet — allowing them continued occupancy in the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive.&n More...

Village of Kenmore police receive defibrillators

The Kenmore Police Department recently gained assistance in offering immediate care to those in need by obtaining two Zoll automated external defibrillators.  The two defibrillators were donated by The James V. More...

Local News

Health commissioner warns of dangers of e-cigarettes

The Erie County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale Burstein, recently warned residents of the dangers of e-cigarettes.  More...

News Briefs

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. 26, 29 and 30 and Jan. 2. More...

REMEMBERING

Korean War Veteran and Town of Tonawanda resident Dale McKenzie visits the Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial in Kenney Field Sunday.   More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2014 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. . More...

Pot smoking causes smell complaint

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Dec. 19  • A Delaware Road resident reported that youth were in front of her house smoking. She said that her mother was on oxygen, and she was afraid they were too close to the house. More...

Education

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

First-graders Gabriella Parisi and Arianna Sidor participate in the prayer service at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. Students presented the service for their school and church community. More...

Two Franklin Middle School teachers earn national board certification

Certification a yearlong process

Two teachers from Franklin Middle School in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District are among eight people in Western New York who earned National Board Certification during the 2013-14 school year.  More...

Charter school in Tonawanda boasts 97 percent graduation rate

The New York State Education Department recently released its report on 2013-14 graduation rates, and the Charter High School for Applied Technologies remained consistent with a 97 percent graduation rate.  More...

Lifestyles

Resolutions remain a New Year’s tradition

Flipping to the last page of a calendar often sparks a time of reflection on the trials and triumphs of the past 12 months.   More...

St. Francis of Assisi to hold annual concert

St. Francis of Assisi Church will hold its annual prism concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the church, located at 150 Broad St. in the City of 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; noon to 5 p.m. More...

Business

BBB offers help to residents when hiring snowplow services

Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports that dozens of consumers have filed complaints after the recent snowfall, stating that the plow companies they hired didn’t show up to do the job.  More...

Organizations receive grants to promote job-training programs

Several grants were awarded to Erie County organizations as an investment in job-training programs.  Sen. Tim Kennedy said 11 grants were awarded to the organizations during the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held by Gov. More...

Tonawanda Dance Arts donates to Twin Cities Community Outreach Food Pantry

Tonawanda Dance Arts recently held a food drive to benefit the Twin Cities Community Outreach Food Pantry.  More...