Weekly Feature

February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Shame, pride should not be factors in getting help

Bee Editorial

There is no shame in seeking help for any difficulties that occur in life. More...

Spindle items

• EXPANDED COVERAGE — Beginning this week, The Ken-Ton Bee will expand its coverage to include varsity sports teams from North Tonawanda High School and Tonawanda High School.  The Bee’s added coverage comes in the wake of last More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1990

• A preliminary trial date for the man charged in the DWI-related death of an Amherst policeman has been delayed to give the prosecution time to establish its case. Mark T. More...

Education

Franklin Middle School Theatre Troupe to perform ‘Kamp KAOS’

The Franklin Middle School Theatre Troupe will perform the musical “Kamp KAOS” with a cast of more than 40 students playing the part of camp administrators, counselors and campers trying to beat the odds and save their beloved camp from a More...

Local restaurants partner with Ken-Ton School District

As part of the Carol M. Wright Physical Education Program grant, local restaurants are partnering with the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda wellness program to promote wellness and nutrition.  More...

FOR THE SCHOOL

St. Francis of Assisi School is holding its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the school, 70 Adam St. More...

Lifestyles

Friends of Night People dishes up food, caring to homeless

Buffalo’s poverty rate tops 30 percent, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, and some of those people are living on the streets. However, if they can walk to Friends of Night People, dinner will always be available. More...

Annual Sleepout slated for Feb. 6 at 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...

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

Resident among UB students winning $8,000 in funding

Tonawanda resident Joseph Peacock, 20, was among the four students at The University at Buffalo who recently won $8,000 in funding, as well as mentorship and shared space in the UB Tech- nology Incubator.  More...

John Percy named honorary member of North Tonawanda History Museum

The Board of Trustees of the North Tonawanda History Museum recently named John W. More...

Kenmore resident promoted at SKM Group

SKM Group, a marketing communications agency, recently promoted Kenmore resident Kimberly McCarthy to senior account executive.  More...

Ken-Ton School Board to decide on offering veterans tax exemption

The Ken-Ton School Board heard a presentation at a recent meeting on the Alternate Veterans Tax Exemption, and for it to go into effect by September, the board would have to adopt it by March 1.  More...

Mid-Winter Wingding Classic slated for Feb. 7 at Kenmore East

The Mid-Winter Wingding Classic, an annual celebration of hockey, chicken wings and single digit temperatures, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Snow shuts down portion of I-290 East

Blowing, drifting, “constant” snow caused a section of eastbound Interstate 290 from I-190 to Elmwood Avenue to temporarily shut down Monday morning and into the afternoon.  “This is a result of extreme weather conditions,&rdqu More...

Local News

Sweet Home pianist enjoys entertaining community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Tonawanda resident Brian Maciolek was 5 years old, he sat down at a self-playing piano in his grandfather’s basement. He pumped the pedals, and as the keys began moving, he thought he was creating music.  More...

‘Miracle on Hudson’ pilot joins 3407 families’ efforts

‘I owe it to everyone that flies to be an effective advocate for them.’

The families of the victims of Flight 3407 have a new ally amidst threats to the air safety legislation for which they have fought almost six years.  More...

North Tonawanda History Museum completes new exhibit

A new exhibit on artist Richard Newman is on display in the Art Heritage Exhibit Hall at the North Tonawanda History Museum.  Newman, who was born in North Tonawanda in 1938, moved away to pursue his career. More...

Police Blotter

Injured coyote reportedly in Crosby Field

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 23  • A newspaper delivery person reported that men had spray-painted a white car at an unknown address near Elmwood Avenue.  • A Crosby Avenue resident reported that his vehicle was entered sometime overnight. More...

Sports

Kenmore moves on to Section VI title game

A 2-0 shutout win over Lancaster/ Iroquois sealed the deal for the Kenmore Devil Dogs, earning them a trip to their fourth straight Section VI title game.  “It’s a great feeling (to reach the title game). More...

St. Joe’s to host basketball camp

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute will be conducting a February Break Basketball camp for boys in grades 5 through 8. The camp will be February 16-20 from 9 a.m. to Noon at St Joe’s. The cost is $75. More...

Blue Devils, Marauders shine at Ken-ton invitational

The best and the brightest on the mat for Western New York were all at Kenmore West High School Saturday for the Ken-Ton invitational wrestling tournament.  Receiving the most outstanding wrestler award was Kenmore West’s Anthony Argentie More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Spaghetti dinner to take place Feb. 7 at school   St. Francis of Assisi School will host a spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the school, 70 Adam St. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 5   Sweet Charity — Indulge in desserts, savor scrumptious food, enjoy wine and beer tastings, and bid in a silent auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at The Atrium @ Rich’s, One Robert Rich Way, Buffalo; $. More...