Weekly Feature



February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Board makes right call on maintaining current size

Bee Editorial

The Ken-Ton Board of Education is facing many challenges this year. More...

Spindle items

• BELATED VALENTINE — Even though I’ve spent many years without a specific “Valentine,” there was always something about a red and pink, sugar filled holiday.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 20, 1991

• The Kiwanis Club of Ken-Ton Inc. inducted a woman for the first time in the group’s 54-year history at its Jan. 10 meeting. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports suspicious man selling detergent

Village of Kenmore

Monday, Feb. 8  • A Kenmore Avenue resident said someone was ringing her doorbell and banging on her window.  • A woman called the Police Department for assistance with a bat in the house. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SPRIESCH, Yvonne F. (nee Grenier), died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. She is survived by three daughters, Anne Giglio, Marlene Jarnot and Yvonne Tripi; two sons, Charles J. and Joseph; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Sports

NT wrestler Keller wins first section title

Tonawanda’s Braddell repeats

Troy Keller’s banner year on the wrestling mat continued with his first Section VI championship.  The North Tonawanda senior pinned third seed Brian Ghiandoni of Starpoint in 3:31 to win the 145-pound weight class at the Section VI Divisio More...

Blue Devils’ Argentieri wins Section VI wrestling title

Kenmore West’s Anthony Argentieri earned the elusive Section VI title on Saturday as he went 3-0 on the day to win the 2016 Section VI state qualifier at 120 pounds.  Argentieri, a senior who has more than 100 wins in his career, opened up More...

Marauders finish season with tourney win at fourth ranked Massena

The St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Blessed Sacrament will have night of reflection   More...

Business

Varying your routine isn’t a scary thing to do

Over my years of serving as the director of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, I have attended hundreds of meetings, events, and various social and business-related functions, and it has given me tremendous insight into human behaviors.  More...

Zinno joins Northtowns Orthopedics at three locations

Northtowns Orthopedics has welcomed Matthew J. Zinno to the practice. More...

Noco Express kicks off Code Blue fundraiser

Noco Express is launching a Code Blue fundraising campaign at its 31 stores in Western New York to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and assist those in need in the local community during the cold winter months.  Customers can purchase a Code Blu More...

School Board to remain at five members

After much deliberation, the Ken-Ton Board of Education decided bigger is not better when it comes to increasing the number of board members next year.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Board approves changes to school start times

Students will be getting on the bus at different times next year in the Ken-Ton School District. At its Feb. 9 meeting, the Board of Education approved the changes as part of the consolidation effort. More...

Local News

Family memoir becomes tribute to community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A North Buffalo native is turning knowledge of her family tree into a historical resource for the community and a way to inspire youth.  Alden resident Mariam Shannon is a retired English teacher who grew up with an engrained sense of family pri More...

RECOGNITION OF SERVICE

Schofield Residence, home of the newly renovated Mondello Wellness and Family Center, has recognized Laura Mondello for her service to Schofield for 18 years and as founder of the Wellness Center in 2008 by dedicating a room in the center in her memo More...

Pistol permit class to be offered in March

David Battaglia has been teaching pistol permit classes since 1988. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community should offer budget input

This letter is in regard to Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang’s recent article regarding the property tax cap. More...

Technology hasn’t replaced basic skills

I read David Sherman’s column of Jan. 27 with great interest. I feel he is overestimating the advantage that young people have over him when it comes to technology, and at the same time underestimating his technological abilities.  More...

Education

Rain barrel projects to benefit community gardens

Some elementary students in Tonawanda are hoping for a wet spring with plenty of April showers to fill four rain barrels with enough water to irrigate two future community garden projects.  More...

Excel programs inspire advanced learning at St. John’s

Third-grade and multiplication facts have gone hand-in-hand for decades, but there’s been something new added to this equation at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.  More...

St. Andrew’s collects winterwear for needy

All students in middle school grades at St. Andrew’s Country Day School are required to dedicate hours of service to the greater community each year. In addition, schoolwide collections and projects are carried out regularly.  More...

Lifestyles

EmbraceWNY brunch to honor supporters of LGBT community

For the LGBT community in Western New York, embraceWNY has consistently been at the forefront of the struggle for equality and a source of support for marginalized individuals who feel underrepresented in the larger society.   More...

Lindbergh PTA to host theme tray auction

The Lindbergh Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will host its annual theme tray auction on Friday, Feb. 26, at 184 Irving Terrace. Tickets will be on sale from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. that evening outside the cafeteria. More...

Library News

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