Weekly Feature

July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Buffalo Philharmonic returning to Niawanda Park

For the first time in years, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is returning to Niawanda Park.  More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently.  More...

Spindle items

RACING OF THE DUCKS — A fun event featuring ducks is coming up at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas.  Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25.  More...

The beat goes on despite a week of breaking news

The ideas came at me like a swarm of Tennessee fireflies at dusk. The difficult task was to separate the wheat from the chaff.  The last week brought numerous news stories to light, each with its own merits. More...

Education

Hoover Middle School honors 111 eighth-grade award winners

A total of 111 students were honored as Hoover Middle School celebrated its “Moving Up Day” event, which included an awards ceremony to mark eighth-graders’ transition to high school.  More...

On the Campus

Alfred State College recently named the following students, of Tonawanda, to its dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester: Mitchell Skinner, Joseph Szortyka and Tiffany Wagner.   More...

Canisius College names students to spring 2015 dean’s list

Canisius College recently named students in The Ken-Ton Bee’s coverage area to its dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Kanjam..a Buffalo tradition

Trying to slam-dunk a flying disc into a garbage can might not sound like a conventional summertime activity, but it is increasingly making an appearance in backyards and parks across the nation.  More...

Mount St. Mary to host Pro-Am Pasta Sauce Contest

Mount St. Mary Academy will soon host its Pro-Am Pasta Sauce contest. Restaurant chefs and local residents will be able to compete against each other to see who makes the best sauce.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

PROUD GRADUATE

— Town of Tonawanda native Elizabeth Colleen Stancliffe recently graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. More...

Business

BEING RECOGNIZED

— Niagara’s Choice Credit Union has awarded $4,000 in college scholarships to eight Western New York high school seniors to help finance their college education. More...

MOVING UP

— Independent Health recently promoted Kenmore resident Amy Nash to vice president of operations and clinical services. Nash previously served as director of pharmacy operations. More...

NOCO sponsors Buffalo Zoo ‘Catillion’ gala

The Buffalo Zoo has received a $5,000 contribution for its recent “Catillion” gala from NOCO, which has a location at 2440 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda.  The annual black tie event supports the zoo’s animal care needs, maintenan More...

Ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans slated for Thursday

The Town of Tonawanda will be acknowledging more than 250 veterans of the Vietnam War during a ceremony honoring their service to this country.  The annual event, which honors veterans of different wars each year, will take place starting at 5:3 More...

Traveler advisory issued for bridge maintenance in Town of Tonawanda

The New York State Department of Transportation will soon be conducting bridge maintenance in the Town of Tonawanda.  Construction will occur from approximately 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda.  More...

Local News

Lindbergh Elementary students celebrate successful heart transplant for classmates’ father

Two classes at Lindbergh Elementary School hosted a celebration for two of their classmates at the end of the school year. More...

North Tonawanda to host We Are The West summer tour concert

Experimental folk group We Are The West has an upcoming performance in North Tonawanda. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at The DHU Strand Theatre, 540 Oliver St.  More...

News Brief

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free seminar for members and nonmember business owners at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, in the Chamber conference room, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Police Blotter

Woman misses bus, begins screaming

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 19   An Allegany Avenue resident reported that there was a small white and black poodle barking and running loose in the area. The dog was located and transported to a holding facility in West Seneca.  More...

Obituaries

John Murray, Shoshone Little League founder

John “Jack” Murray Jr., a World War II veteran, founder of Shoshone Little League Football and a Williamsville resident, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was 89.   Born in Chicago, Mr. Murray moved to Buffalo as a child. More...

Sports

OP’s Sipowicz earns Player of the Year honors

Every good story has a hero. More...

OP’s Gibson voted as Bee’s top baseball coach

For the past 15 years Jim Gibson been behind the championship caliber baseball teams from Orchard Park.  Gibson, the 2015 All-Bee Coach of the Year, has been coaching for 35 years and has been playing the game for much longer.  More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound.  After polling the All-Bee coaches, Preziuso got the nod as the 2015 All-Bee Baseball Pitcher of More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Car show set for July 10 on Delaware Avenue   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 2   Joe Webber — Part of the Music on Main concert series, 6 p.m., Brioso, 5195 Main St., Williamsville; Free. 828-8370, briosowny.com  More...

Concerts

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Performance

thurs. 2   The Boilermaker Jazz Band — A fitting musical tribute to Benny Goodman and the Big Band era, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...