Weekly Feature

January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Flu vaccine protects all who are involved

Bee Editorial

The The New York State Department of Health recently reported a pediatric death associated with the flu in Erie County.  More...

Spindle items

• RETURNED HOME — I returned not long ago from my cruise to Mexico, but I won’t share too many details. I don’t want to incur jealousy during these frigid temperatures. Prior to leaving, I spent two days exploring New More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago: Jan. 24, 1990

• The Cantalician Center has ended a year of work by closing a $267,000 purchase on the home at 1080 Colvin Blvd. to be used as a group home for 10 mildly retarded adults. More...

Education

Member of Board of Regents visits Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District

Robert Bennett, chancellor emeritus and member of the New York State Board of Regents, recently visited the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District to see the district’s career pathways and International Baccalaureate programs.  More...

Area Catholic school students to participate in Future City Competition

Event slated for Jan. 24 at Mount St. Mary

Eleven of the 18 schools participating in the annual Future City Competition for middle school students are Catholic schools in Western New York.  The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mount St. More...

Franklin Elementary School to host annual fundraiser Jan. 31

Franklin Elementary School will host its craft show and basket raffle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Seasonal stress and anxiety can be cured with mindfulness

Bitterly cold temperatures are a chilling reminder of the season that traps Western New York. With the holiday buzz winding down, it is very easy to succumb to seasonal stresses and depression. More...

Spaghetti fundraiser scheduled for Jan. 22

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to raise money for the Peter Tycz scholarship will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the American Legion Post 264, located at 60 Main St. in Tonawanda. Tickets are $7, and it is all-you-can-eat. More...

WinterFest

Jan. 15 - 19, 2015

Many residents came out to enjoy the myriad of activities. Winterfest is organized by the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department. More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce to officially relaunch at annual luncheon event

With the kickoff of 2015, we are re-launching the Ken-Ton Chamber at our Jan. 30 Installation and Business Awards Luncheon. This event will take place at The Brooklyn Room at 2878 Delaware Ave. RSVP on our Chamber website. More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold Installation & Business Awards Luncheon

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Installation & Business Awards Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Brooklyn Room, 2878 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Registration and networking will be from 11:30 a.m. More...

Kenmore Mercy prepares for surgical services expansion

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility, is preparing to begin the next stage in its surgical services expansion project.  The hospital was recently approved by the state Department of Health to relocate and modernize its preoperative More...

Ken-Ton School Board responds to recent criticism

Members of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education responded collectively at a recent meeting to comments made by members of a newly formed student advocacy group, Ken-Ton Advocates for Student Centered Education.  More...

Annual Sleepout scheduled for Feb. 6 at Hoover Middle School

The annual Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools’ Sleepout, now in its 28th year, is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Hoover Middle School parking lot, located at 249 Thorncliff Road, and will end at 6 a.m. the following day.  More...

Local News

News Brief

The Towne Players will be holding auditions for “Suite Surrender” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, and Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive.  More...

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Al Bluemle of Tonawanda walks his old English sheepdog “Chubbs” at Lincoln Park on Sunday.   More...

‘Thank-A-Vet’ outreach event to take place Jan. 30

A “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event is slated to take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the American Legion Post 264, located at 60 Main St. More...

Police Blotter

Woman claims someone stole her wool socks

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 9  • A Department of Public Works employee reported that a man in his 50s wearing a green hooded jacket was wandering in the area of Crosby Avenue. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis A. Stedem, former Kenmore resident

Phyllis A. Stedem, formerly of Kenmore, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Lakeland, Florida, where she had lived for five years.  Mrs. Stedem was born in the Village of Kenmore on June 21, 1928. More...

Ruth A. Stramaglia, enjoyed reading, roller-skating

Ruth A. Stramaglia (nee Abt), 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 14.  Mrs. Stramaglia was born and raised in Buffalo, where she graduated from Girls Vocational High School. She was a home economics major and loved to cook and bake for her family.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs down Blue Devils in Fed Hockey

Kenmore East shined this week as they earned two victories, including a 4-3 Thursday win over rivals Kenmore West.  The Bulldogs (6-3-1) improved its league record to 5-1-1 after defeating both the Blue Devils and Williamsville South where they More...

Marauders hockey continues to roll

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s winning streak continues to grow.  The Marauders picked up three wins over the week as they continue to lead the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation.  More...

Seefeldt, Piazza shine at Super Grands World Games

Ken-Ton natives Alexandra Seefeldt and Paul Piazza made their communities proud after bringing home world titles for Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy at the 2014 National Black Belt League Super Grands World Games XXV.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Hoover Middle School to present ‘Wizard of Oz’   More...