Weekly Feature

December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Begin the new year by giving blood

The new year is quickly approaching, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming a resolution or tweaking resolution ideas for 2016. More...

Spindle items

Editor

• NEW YEAR — I remember when 2016 felt so distant that it didn’t sound like a real year. Now, it’s just around the corner.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1991 More...

Obituaries

Paul A. Peck, volunteer firefighter, NY Telephone supervisor

Paul A. Peck died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. He was 90.  Born in 1925 in Niagara Falls, New York, Mr. Peck served from 1943 to 1947 in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard and from 1947 to 1952 in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  More...

Death Notice

SIWULA, Joan M. (nee Koerber), of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. She is survived by four daughters, Kathleen Howells, Patricia Langman, Mary Jankowiak and Joanne Valkwitch; one son, Paul; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Thunder defeat Niagara Falls, improve to 6-2

The Mount St. More...

Kenmore West starts off tourney with a win over Cardinal O’Hara

Hawks win tight game over Burgard

The Kenmore West Blue Devils are rolling this season, winning game after game after seeing their roster deplete.  The Cardinal O’Hara Hawks have seen their roster rise and their depth talent increase. More...

St. Joe’s edges McQuaid in battle of private schools

The boys basketball team of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has had an up and down season. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Augustana will welcome new pastor Jan. 3   More...

Entertainment

ALL WRAPPED UP —

Members of the Good Samaritan Club at Cardinal O’Hara High School, with their moderator, Jeanne Wantz, work on the Christmas Adopt-a-Family gift project. More...

Cheektowaga resident publishes second book about Buffalo

At a young age, Nick Cherre knew he liked to draw.  The Cheektowaga resident always wanted to illustrate children’s books and started following that dream about four years ago.  Where's the story?  PointsMentioned Map4 Points Men More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch  318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657  Library hours   More...

Boycotting state tests tops headlines for 2015

While every year is full of successes, losses, highlights and hard times, there are always some memories that stand out.  For the Ken-Ton community, one of the year’s hottest topics was when Ken-Ton Board of Education President Bob Dana pr More...

Holiday tunes

First-grade students at St. John the Baptist School perform festive carols and songs during a Christmas service on Sunday. More...

Local News

Zonta Club now accepting applications

The Zonta Club of Kenmore will present awards to candidates in the following categories for 2016:  Graduating female seniors who reside in the Village of Kenmore or Town of Tonawanda, attend an accredited high school and plan to attend college i More...

Cardinal O’Hara inducts 32 into National Honor Society

Cardinal O’Hara High School inducted 32 students into its National Honor Society on Dec. 22. The entire school gathered in the performing arts center for the ceremony.   More...

Panepinto commends Cuomo for women’s health care legislation

Sen. Marc Panepinto, a member of the Senate Insurance Committee, praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing his co-sponsored legislation, S.5972, into law, clearing the way for pregnant women to access prenatal care at any time.  More...

Police Blotter

Hazeltine Avenue residents report items missing from vehicles

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Dec. 21   A Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that loose change had been taken and items tossed around in his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway the previous night.  More...

Best of Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2015 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Education

After-School Care hosts ‘biggest party ever’

The After-School Care crew hosted its biggest party ever at St. John the Baptist School to celebrate the start of the holiday recess.  More...

St. John’s ‘decks the halls’ for the holiday

‘Tis the season to “Deck the Halls,” and the students and faculty at St. John the Baptist School did not disappoint. From top to bottom, every classroom door was decorated with a different wintry seasonal theme.  More...

St. Joe’s names honor roll

The following St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Snapshots from the sidelines: Pylon cameras capture exceptional footage

Reporter

Since Paul Halsey’s career as a video engineer began in 1983, he has moved from freelancer, to small business owner, to inventor of a device that will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl. More...

Kenmore Garden Club sets January meeting

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Buffalo. More...

Business

Kenmore Rx Center achieves PCAB accreditation

Kenmore Rx Center recently achieved its PCAB accreditation, a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care, for the services of pharmacy compounding.  The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeti More...

Noco Express completes renovations

Noco Express has completed renovations at its store located at 3085 Delaware Ave., at the corner of Kenwood, in Kenmore. The three-week interior and exterior remodel provides an updated look and expanded fresh product selection.  More...

BNSME gala will honor executive of the year

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives’ annual Executive of the Year and Elite Sales and Marketing Gala will take place at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at Salv atore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew. More...