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July 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Tonawanda to dedicate field to O’Connor

People from throughout the Tonawandas will gather this weekend to honor the late Lawrence O’Connor.  Known as Larry to those in the Twin Cities, O’Connor made his name as one of the integral people in Tonawanda women’s athletic More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Summer party season no excuse to turn a blind eye

Summer is a time filled with backyard barbecues, family picnics and graduation parties. And, sure, there is going to be alcohol at many of them. More...

Spindle items

ADOPT A DOG — If you’re the kind of person who can see yourself opening your heart to a dog in need of a good home, you may want to consider attending an upcoming event. More...

Pete Rose broke the rules but does punishment fit the crime?

I t has been almost 26 years since Major League Baseball banned one of its best-known players from any official contact with the sport. Is it time to let Pete Rose off the hook?  More...

Obituaries

Van and I

Ray Collins, a former area resident, newscaster and Bee carrier recounts growing up in the shadow of his legendary mentor

I first met Van Miller in the early 1970s at the Buffalo Tennis Center on Elmwood Avenue where my father played tennis in the winter. I knew right away he was unlike anyone I had met before. He seemed more vibrant and animated. More...

Death Notices

KENNER, Nancy (nee Vullo), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She is survived by one son, Donald. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Heather; and one son, Ryan. More...

Sports

Thunder named Team of the Year after state title run

¦ Mount St. Mary’s girls basketball team ended season as Federation runners-up

It was a historic year for Mount St. More...

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic turns 40

Former NFLers, other pro athletes among 2,800 participants drawing fans for decades

A lot has changed over the past 40 years but for the last four decades, Milt Dickerson, Harry R. More...

Former Tonawanda native sees victory in North Carolina

David Grant, formerly of the Town of Tonawanda led his Varsity Team to the North Carolina State 4A Women’s Soccer Championship game where they claimed the state title with a victory of 2-0. More...

Business

Impact on businesses of potential minimum wage increase discussed at meeting

Business owners discussed the potential minimum wage increase for fast-food workers at the July 16 East Aurora Chamber of Commerce meeting, and it appears the change might not have a smooth transition.  More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute elects new board members

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has appointed two new community leaders to serve on the school’s 2015-16 board of trustees.  More...

Event to benefit prostate cancer awareness

Raymour & Flanigan and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will host a prostate cancer awareness event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the furniture store’s Amherst showroom, 1459 Niagara Falls Blvd.  More...

Concert, Taste of Kenmore slated for Friday

by NAOMI SPENCER Editor   She added, “It’s about what we as Kenmore can show off, whether that’s local talent or food, to celebrate everything we have.”  Burd said she hopes other restaurants want to participate next More...

27th Annual Tonawanda Police Club Picnic to raise scholarship funds

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department will host its annual Police Club Picnic to raise money for student scholarships. This is the 27th year for the event, which will be held rain or shine from 2 to 9 p.m. More...

Local News

The Travel Channel’s ‘Sand Masters’ to come to Canal Fest, creating five-ton sand sculpture

As part of the “Hello Summer, Hello Erie” advertising campaign, which promotes the beaches and summer events in Erie, Pennsylvania, VisitErie will be teaming up with The Travel Channel’s “Sand Masters” at this year&rsquo More...

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center to hold free safe driving presentation event

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center will hold a presentation event, concerning safe driving for senior citizens. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, and will be held at the Senior Center at 291 Ensminger Road in Tonawanda.  More...

Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit receives EMS Agency of the Year Award

The Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit recently received an award for Emergency Medical Services Agency of the Year, which recognizes consistency in EMS excellence and exhibiting exemplary performance when providing prehospital emergency medical care. More...

Police Blotter

Bicycle rider seen carrying two microwaves

Village of Kenmore

Friday, July 10   A Shepard Avenue resident reported that she found her side door unlocked, and was certain she has locked it. More...

Tonawanda man sentenced for cocaine and marijuana trafficking

Tonawanda resident Richard Himbury, 43, who was convicted of conspiring to distribute more than 15 kilograms of cocaine and 450 kilograms of marijuana, was sentenced to 121 months in prison by District Judge Richard J. More...

Education

On the Campus

Alfred University recently named Alexandra M. Gerbec to its spring 2015 dean’s list.  The College at Brockport recently named Jeremy J. Wood of Tonawanda to its dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. More...

Kenmore Middle School announces top award winners

Kenmore Middle School recently honored 17 students at an awards ceremony, during which awards were presented in eight different categories. Several students gained recognition in more than one category.  More...

Hoover Middle, Kenmore West students honored by WNYFLEC for language achievements

Many students from Hoover Middle School and Kenmore West High School who studied German during this past school year were honored by the Western New York Foreign Language Educators’ Council for outstanding effort and achievement in learning a n More...

Lifestyles

Busted Stuff duo finds support, success in WNY ‘‘

Most people might not expect to hear a violin solo while listening to a rock hit by Lynyrd Skynyrd or Poison. However, that’s exactly the type of fusion created by local duo Busted Stuff during their shows.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23-fri. 24   Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camp — For girls and boys ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24, at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. More...

Festivals

thurs. 23-sun. 2   Buffalo Infringement Festival — Expand your mind as poets, comics, artists and more perform at various locations in Buffalo for 11 days as part of a non-profit driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor. More...

Garden Tours

sat. 25-sun. 26   More...