Weekly Feature

November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

North Tonawanda recognizes Unyts at meeting

During the holiday season, there are many things to be grateful for and different ways people give back.  North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas as well as members of North Tonawanda’s Common Council attended a Nov. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

CRAFTS — A family ornament decorating class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 20, 1991   More...

Education

City of Tonawanda student wins naming contest for surgical robot

SAM the robot has officially joined Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s minimally invasive robotic surgery team, according to a prepared statement.  The winning name was chosen in the Kenmore Mercy Hospital “Name the Robotic da Vinci® Surgical More...

Sports

Seniors dominate first team accolades

2016 All-Bee Football — Defense

This year’s All-Bee first team defense features players from a wide range of teams and programs. The seven players come from six different schools across four different classifications – AA, A, B and C. More...

Damiani voted All-Bee Defensive Player of the Year

When Ben Damiani is on the football field, it’s his physicality that stands out. More...

All-Bee Football squad selection process explained

Given the tremendous success of last year’s squad, The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the defensive unit’s portion of the 2016 All-Bee Football Team.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Poloncarz to hold presentation at library   Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will be at the City of Tonawanda Public Library, 333 Main St., from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. More...

Business

Chamber provides opportunities for businesses

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

The Ken-Ton Chamber recently updated its mission statement, which now states, “Our core focus in serving our membership while stimulating regional prosperity through: Education, Collaboration and Membership Visibility.”  Education&nb More...

Scholarship applications sought

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has established a scholarship in honor of Merrell Lane, the longtime chairman of NIMAC. More...

Marketing execs set networking dinner

The Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will be hosting a progressive networking dinner at Monday, Nov. 28, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga. More...

Infrastructure repairs and property rehab are key to Kenmore’s future, mayor says

Rehabbing vacant properties and repairing century-old infrastructure are some central challenges to Kenmore’s growth, according to Mayor Patrick Mang, who delivered his 2016 State of the Village address on Thursday night to members of the Kenmo More...

Remembering the veterans

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger speaks during the dedication ceremony of the “Remembering Vietnam Monument” at Veterans Park in the City of Tonawanda on Saturday. More...

Local News

Kenmore resident receives Andrus Award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Melissa Foster’s mother told her children “bloom where you’re planted.” In the Village of Kenmore, Foster has done just that.  More...

News Brief

The Kenmore Village Board has delayed the start of the overnight parking ban to Dec. 1.   More...

Party chairs react to election of Donald Trump

Pulling off seemingly the biggest presidential election upset in history, those in Erie County are still talking about Donald Trump’s election night victory.  Trump, the Republican candidate, attained 290 electoral votes as compared to 228 More...

Obituaries

Thomas M. Luby, shipping clerk at Sears

Thomas M. Luby, 74, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  Mr. Luby was born on May 8, 1942, in Concordia, Kansas. He moved to Cheektowaga as a child and then lived in the Town of Tonawanda after his years of service in the U.S. Navy.  More...

Death Notice

ROCKELMAN, Bruce, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Mr. Rockelman is survived by his wife, Phyllis. A funeral service was held on Nov. 12 at the Greco Funeral Home in Kenmore.   More...

Lifestyles

‘Music on the Front Lines’

Veteran entertainer still saluting troops with music after 42 years

For keyboardist Van Taylor, it’s always been about the troops. More...

Church to hold pipe organ concert

St. Francis of Assisi Church will host its third annualpipeorganconcertat7p.m.Saturday, Nov. 19, at 150 Broad St., Tonawanda. More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are held at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...