Weekly Feature

August 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Hot summer days pose health risks

A lot of talk this week has been about the heat and rightly so — Western New York hasn’t experienced a 90-degree day since 2013. More...

Spindle items

SPORTING TIME — Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting its annual Fall Sportsmen’s Raffle from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The club is located at 5657 Killian Road in North Tonawanda. More...

Increase in minimum wage would stifle service we expect

Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart were clearly ahead of their time. The two Philadelphia businessmen opened their first self-serve restaurant way back in 1888. More...

Education

Middle school students engage in careers at BOCES summer camp

Middle school students from multiple districts in Western New York came together for a week of hands-on, career-based learning at the Erie I BOCES summer camp held at the Potter Road Career and Technical Center.  The annual camp boasted 150 part More...

St. John’s youth rediscover Buffalo’s harbor

Students from St. More...

Kenmore West High School student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Kenmore West High School student Kiana M. Marshall to become a member of the organization.  More...

Lifestyles

There’s a new seat at the coloring table

Adults find therapy, fun in children’s pastime

A coloring book and crayons sit on Erin Maynard’s nightstand. They do not belong to a child and won’t be wrapped to give as a birthday present. More...

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band to host annual convention

Along with being selected to perform at the 35th annual Association of Concert Bands, the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will be hosting the event in the city of Buffalo.  “We’d like to get people to tour downtown, see the Frank Lloyd More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Literature

tues. 11 & thurs. 13   Playwriting Made Easy — With Bella Poynton, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Thursday, Aug. 13, at Just Buffalo Literary Center, 468 Washington St., second floor, Buffalo. More...

Gibson steps down from Ken-Ton School Board

Annemarie Gibson has stepped down from her position as trustee on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s Board of Education, leaving an open seat on the five-person board.  Gibson, who was elected to a three-year term in May 2014 More...

Kupiec’s legacy continues through memorial blood drive, raffle

Unyts and DeGraff Memorial Hospital will be partnering for the third year to host the annual “Brandon Kupiec Memorial” Community Blood Drive and Basket Raffle. This event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Canisius student studies wildlife in Alaska

Jacquelyn Sagasta has been learning about animal behavior through books and lectures for years. This past June, she had the unforgettable opportunity to push the papers aside and witness the basis of her studies firsthand.  More...

Museum of disABILITY to join local attractions for ‘History in Your Backyard’

This August, the Museum of disABILITY History and six other cultural attractions in Erie and Niagara counties are teaming up to present “History in Your Backyard,” a collaborative monthlong celebration enabling guests to visit seven locat More...

MAKING MUSIC

— The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performs the music of "Tango Fuego" featuring Dr. More...

Obituaries

David J. Orr, insurance specialist

David J. Orr, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was 79.  Mr. Orr was born in Buffalo in 1935. More...

Death Notices

BAKSTON, Barbara, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, July 30, 2015. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth; one sister, Tracy Serio; and one brother, Mark. Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at the Lombardo Funeral Home Northtowns Chapel.  More...

Sports

Tonawanda graduate Tristan Boling

looks to make a move on Dunkirk graduate Victor Echevarria during the first half of the North’s 26-10 victory in the 40th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, hel More...

Meet the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Richard Gaynor Class of 1955

The late Dick Gaynor earned an impressive nine varsity letters in three different sports at Kenmore High School. He competed in football and track but it was in the pool where Gaynor shined. More...

All-Star Football Classic

Defense sparks North to late victory over South

With both offenses struggling at the 40th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, the North defense made big plays to spark the team to victory over the South.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Towne Players to hold auditions for fall show   More...

Business

John F. Dunbar Jr. elected as chairperson emeritus of Food Bank of WNY

John F. Dunbar, Jr. was recently elected as the new chairperson emeritus at the Food Bank of Western New York’s.  The election was held at a recent meeting of the board of directors, according to Chairperson Thomas J. More...

NOCO collects more than 6,500 items for Food Bank of WNY

NOCO and its employees joined together in the fight against hunger in the local community by collecting more than 6,500 nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of Western New York.  More...

Events

Applications being accepted for TEDxBuffalo   More...