Weekly Feature

July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ken-Ton Garden Tour slated July 17-19

A total of 51 gardens throughout the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda will be featured during the annual Ken-Ton Garden Tour, slated to take place July 17-19.  The annual “celebration of color” highlights the work of local ga More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Boy’s death should be stern reminder to not leave trail

Many people take advantage of the plethora of hiking trails around Western New York during the summer months. Yet caution and common sense should be used when enjoying these trails. More...

Spindle items

SAVE SOME MONEY — Those who like to save money — which is most people — may want to consider purchasing Canal Fest presale ride tickets.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 18, 1990

The Town of Tonawanda and Conrail officials are at odds concerning a proposed crossing over tracks just west of Military near the town’s “mudflats.” The 90-acre area, owned by the town, is being promoted as a possible site for an in More...

Education

Kenmore West names students to honor roll

Kenmore West High School recently named students to its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade nine   More...

St. John’s student chosen for Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship

Jack Nienhaus has been awarded the Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.  More...

Sacred Heart names students to honor roll

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart recently named students from the coverage area of The Ken-Ton Bee to its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  More...

Lifestyles

A March to Remember

Jason Jaskula vividly remembers April 4, 2005. It marked the first time he had been assigned to a mission separately from his close friend, Staff  More...

O’Malley elected as new BOE president

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education has a new leader at its helm in Jill O’Malley, who was unanimously appointed at a recent meeting to serve as board president for the 2015-16 school year.  O’Malley, who is in her first More...

World War II comes to Kenmore in new book

A young Donald Mang and his family had just finished their weekly Sunday afternoon meal. His father casually lit one of his Camel cigarettes and prepared to listen to the news on his small radio, as he did every day.  More...

Local News

Hamburg teen falls into ravine, pronounced dead at Eternal Flame Trail

A Hamburg teenager fell an estimated 50 to 75 feet into a ravine along the Eternal Flame Trail, located within Chestnut Ridge Park, on July 2 and was pronounced dead at the scene due to severe trauma to the head and body.  More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Student hopes to make difference in Cambodia

While other college freshmen are deliberating on their majors, Rachel Premo, a longtime Kenmore resident, is planning a village immersion trip to Cambodia.  More...

Man charged with operating mobile meth lab

Town of Tonawanda police are investigating an individual, whose name is not being released, on a number of charges, including operating what appeared to be a mobile methamphetamine lab in a vehicle.  The man faces charges of criminal trespassing More...

Letters to the Editor

Narcotics family support available

Your recent important article on treating heroin and other addictions was received with interest by people at all income levels.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas O’Connor, history teacher

Thomas J. O’Connor, of Tonawanda, a retired teacher of social studies and history, died Thursday July 2, 2015. He was 72.  More...

Deaths

CORIGLIANO, Philip, died Sunday, July 12, 2015. Mr. Corigliano was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, and was also a prisoner of war in Germany.  More...

Sports

Tonawanda Aquettes earn gold at Junior Olympics

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes 16-17 Age Group Team brought home the Gold Medal and National Team Championship at the recent Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics.  More...

Maryvale grad wins wrestling gold at World Police and Fire Games

Maryvale graduate Phil Tripi knocked off the 40+ division’s top seed, 11-1, in the championship bout of the 154-pound bracket to make a triumphant return to the wrestling mat at the recently held World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax County, V More...

Golf results

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Business

Two events taking place in late August, early September

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, existing through revenues collected by memberships and events. This summer we are focusing on two events taking place in late August and early September.  More...

Praxair makes donation to Holmes Elementary for science, art programs

The Praxair Technology Center, Praxair’s North American engineering and R&D center, recently donated $1,040 to Holmes Elementary School.  The money was raised through an art auction of original works that were donated to the company by More...

Events

BN360 plans Christmas in July celebration   More...