Weekly Feature

August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Community comes together to celebrate life of friend, classmate

Family and friends of the late Janeen Kelly will be hosting the Janeen Kelly Memorial 5K Run/Walk for the Kids at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning and ending at Mang Park in Kenmore.  The run is a way to honor Kelly’s memory. More...

Editorial

Roadwork report should be common practice

So much in local government is done with an emphasis on openness and transparency, and yet when it comes to roadwork projects being completed at the county level, legislators have to fight for information.  More...

Spindle items

West Seneca Editor

FILLING IN — While Ken-Ton Editor Anna Walters has been on vacation, I have been filling in for her, ensuring that the paper maintains its standard of being informative and responsive to the community. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 21, 1991   More...

Education

Kenmore art students receive Adobe certification

Twenty-nine art students from Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools received at least one Adobe certification during the 2015-16 school year.  The students earned the certificates through the Adobe Digital Learning Services, the software co More...

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

— McKenzie Elliott of North Tonawanda rides the carousel with her teddy bear at the Teddy Bear Picnic events at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. More...

Campers learn about Isaac Newton

Summer campers at St. John the Baptist School’s STEM/STEAM camp spent the week learning about Sir Isaac Newton.  More...

Lifestyles

Tunnel to Towers 5K comes to Buffalo

It has been 15 years since the tragic and horrifying events of Sept. 11, 2001, a day where thousands of innocent people died. This includes Stephen Siller, an off-duty New York City firefighter who lost his life when he joined the rescue efforts. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours  Summer hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.   More...

Ready, set pull

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger officiates the start of the annual tug-of-war contest between North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda during Canal Fest in Niawanda Park. More...

Bike path provides connectivity and safety

The idea for the Rails to Trails project was conceived in 2005. Eleven years later, the 4-mile-long asphalt bike path is now open in Tonawanda.  Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Rep. More...

Local News

Desai performs in Rio Paralympic commercial

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Being born with Down syndrome has not stopped Sujeet Desai from performing music.  The Williamsville resident has played in more than 40 states and 13 countries. More...

Railway projects set

Several upcoming railway projects in North Tonawanda will cause some traffic issues.  Following is the schedule:  Thompson Street — Until Monday, Aug. More...

Tonawanda woman charged with violating Leandra’s Law

A 21-year-old Tonawanda woman was charged early Thursday morning with violating Leandra’s Law, Town of Tonawanda police reported.  According to the police report, officers were called just after 3 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Loose pit bull on lawn alarms pool attendant

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Aug. 8   A complainant reports a black pickup going up and down the street numerous times. The vehicle was occupied by two men who shined a flashlight on a couple of houses. More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Schifferli Sr., police officer

Robert A. Schifferli Sr., 93, of Tonawanda, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.  Mr. Schifferli was born on April 28, 1923, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notice

HORVATH, Mary E. (nee Repich), died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mrs. Horvath is survived by four children, Mary Jane, Patricia, John and Kathleen; four grandchildren; and one sibling, Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. More...

Sports

Senior MOGs defend 60+ division title

Glory Days softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys won their fourth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Division championship trophy Aug. 10 by way of their 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Tigers.  More...

Fall sports previews to begin next week

With the start of the 2016-17 school year right around the corner, The Bee will begin previewing the fall varsity sports teams starting in the August 24/25 edition with the boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams. More...

Broderick was a star in the water and on land

Jeni Broderick was the epitome of an elite student athlete. She worked diligently in the pool and helped lead Kenmore East to heights that it has yet to duplicate. At the same time, she was a fantastic student, graduating ninth in her class.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Small Indulgences’ set at hospital  “Small Indulgences” will be available in the Kenmore Mercy Hospital atrium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

Business

Chamber understands power of reinvention

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

In recent years, Chambers of Commerce across Western New York have realized that in order to survive as a nonprofit, membership based organization, they must reinvent themselves. More...

BN360 sets kickoff party for Sept. 22

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Buffalo Niagara 360, a partnership of young professionals, has scheduled its kickoff party to celebrate the start of the 2016-17 season. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Watson’s becomes hot spot for frozen yogurt

Watson’s Chocolates, already on Delaware Avenue, has moved a few doors down to No. More...