Weekly Feature



June 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

16-year-old dies in boating accident

A 16-year-old teen from Lockport died after striking her head on a bridge while in a boat on Ellicott Creek in the Town of Tonawanda early Thursday morning, according to Town of Tonawanda police.  Avery L. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

School is almost out, and children are spending more time outdoors in the warm weather, which creates more opportunities for them to get hurt.  Here are a few tips parents or guardians can follow to ensure that the children in their care have a More...

Spindle items

FOR THE DADS — One of my favorite memories of my dad is waking early while camping, when mist still covered the lake, and fishing with my Minnie Mouse pole. I later learned he disliked fishing, but he did it to create memories with me. More...

Why wasn’t I asked to be the class valedictorian?

High school and college commencement ceremonies are steeped in tradition, one of which is the address given by a top graduating senior. More...

Education

Canisius names students to honor roll

Canisius High School recently named students who reside in the Ken-Ton area to the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  More...

On the Campus

Niagara University recently awarded master’s degrees to the following Tonawanda residents: Armbruster, Lindsay; McAndrews, Jennifer; and White, Meghan. More...

Cardinal O’Hara celebrates 50th graduation

Cardinal O’Hara High School, located in the Town of Tonawanda, celebrated its 50th graduation anniversary this year. Alumni from the first class of 1965 joined the 2015 graduating seniors at this year’s ceremony.  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo BookFest features old-school printing, book arts

Rosemary Williams works in a place where she can get a little messy using an old-school printing method: letterpress.  More...

Sweet Home High School Prom at Statler City

Kayla Petrus, left, and Joshua Bowers sample hors d’oeuvres during Sweet Home’s prom. More...

Business

We need to keep Ken-Ton relevant in the coming years

At a recent Ken-Ton Chamber luncheon with guest speaker Nick Sinatra, a discussion was forged about keeping the Ken-Ton area relevant in the coming years. Our area is the gateway to the City of Buffalo after all. More...

Tips offered to find safe summer camps

As temperatures start to rise, families are starting to look into outdoor activities for their children, including summer camps.  The Better Business Bureau has several tips for families when looking for a summer camp. More...

Salvatore’s Grand Hotel named to TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Salvatore’s Grand Hotel has recently been inducted into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame by TripAdvisor.com, according to Mark Jerge, general manager of Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More.  Businesses are added to the Hall More...

Kenmore Days slated for June 24-27, to feature new musical acts

Kenmore Days — the annual celebration of summer — sweeps into the village June 24-27, with events that include a carnival, musical acts and fireworks, slated to take place throughout the four-day event.  More...

Commission formed to improve Niagara Falls Boulevard

The Amherst Town Board has created a joint board to partner with the Town of Tonawanda in setting planning and development goals for Niagara Falls Boulevard, which acts as the border of both municipalities.  A resolution initiated by Deputy Supe More...

Dog Days of Kenmore to mark fifth year of celebration

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is hosting its fifth annual Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore event from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

St. Joe’s role not new for Brother Chris

After a little more than a decade at the school, Brother Christopher Belleman will take the reins as the new head principal at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.  More...

Sunoco gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Sunoco gas station located at 4010 Delaware Ave. was robbed at gunpoint at 3 a.m. More...

Gateway Harbor to host fishing competition during Free Fishing Weekend

The state Department of Environmental Conservation allows any person, licensed or not, to fish during their Free Fishing Weekend at the end of June. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reader lauds editor’s column

Thank you for your editorial titled “Newseum asks what we would do #WithoutNews,” which was in the June 10 edition of The Bee.  I worked as a research librarian and fact-checker for The Freedom Forum and Newseum from 2006 to 2008, an More...

Police Blotter

Carton of eggs in street causes quandary

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 5   A clerk at a 7-Eleven gas station on Elmwood Avenue reported that a person handed him a $20 bill and told him to buy himself something. The person then left the store and stood in the parking lot yelling. More...

Sports

Slowinski repeats as Boys’ top player

It’s not every day that a player can have a lasting impact on a program, but that is what senior midfielder Josh Slowinski accomplished with the Clarence boys lacrosse team. More...

For love of the game

Alumni of Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools competed in the inaugural East-West showcase put on by Alumni Football USA. The teams battled Friday at Clinton H. Small stadium to see who still had the edge in the rivalry. More...

Aquette swimmers shine at East Zone meet

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes recently competed in the East Zone Synchronized Swimming Championships in Hamden, Connecticut.  This competition was open to swimmers who previously qualified at regional competitions, and brought together teams fr More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lutheran Church to host play group on Fridays   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

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Garden Tours

sat. 20 & sun. 21   Lewiston Garden Fest — For the 10th year, Lewiston’s historic Center Street will feature gardening demonstrations and more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...