Weekly Feature



March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Additional lighting planned for Boulevard

Finding a safe measure for pedestrians

The towns of Tonawanda and Amherst are in the early stages of planning for additional lighting on a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard where more than a few pedestrians have been killed in the past several years.  More...

Editorial

Helping preserve ‘community gems’ is important

Helping preserve the historic Riviera Theatre is a mission of many volunteers and community members as the theatre has brought new life to the North Tonawanda area throughout the years because of its many events and performances.  More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — Get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day season with the third annual Green Beer Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago March 4, 1992   More...

Police Blotter

Youths try to destroy front of business

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Feb. 20   An East Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that her house was egged overnight. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Harold E. Tyson Jr., retired Presbyterian minister

The Rev. Harold E. Tyson Jr., 86, of Kenmore died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  He was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. More...

Death Notices

TUCCI, Julie, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Ms. Tucci is survived by one sibling, Frank. She was preceded in death by one sibling, Rose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. More...

Lifestyles

Save the Michaels House of Hope presents ‘BUFFALO STRONG!’

Save the Michaels of the World Inc. is an education organization that was established in 2011 to create awareness of prescription drug addiction, overdose and suicide. More...

House of Olives to be featured at hospital

House of Olives products will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the atrium, located at 2950 Elmwood Ave. 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...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 3  Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Subzero Sirens vs. an opponent to be announced, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. www.qcrg.net/tickets  fri. More...

Dresses, volunteers sought for Gowns for Prom

Each year, Colvin Cleaners helps collect dresses so all teenage girls can sparkle at their prom.  The business kicked off its 12th annual event with a press conference on Friday.  More...

Fundraiser to benefit Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund

This weekend, a fundraiser will help make a difference by raising funds to ensure that medical care is available to children who need financial assistance.  More...

Local News

Retired art teacher creates hospital gallery

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Bill McCullagh has had a passion for art since he was a child, and now he has found a way to tie in his artwork with another interest: service to Kenmore Mercy Hospital More...

Brighton Fire elects officers, seeks volunteers

The Brighton Fire District No. 5 Board of Commissioners recently held the organizational meeting for 2017. Commissioner Steven P. More...

PUTTING COMPETITION

Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Executive Director Kevin Sanvidge, LECOM Health Challenge, left, presents gift certificates to winners of the First Tee putting competition: Gavin Dundon of Elma, 10; Allen Fox of West Seneca, 10; Ma More...

Letters to the Editor

Journalism is a high calling

While in Orchard Park on Thursday to see my granddaughter, Samantha Fischer, play basketball for Orchard Park High School against Williamsville North, I read your op-ed piece, “An insult to every reliable, hard-working U.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think the paper should not publish Bee Heard comments that are insulting remarks about President Trump, as I think he is a good and great man. More...

Education

On the Campus

D’Youville College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester: Jillian Ferrentino, Nicole Giliforte, Delaney Nola and Katherine Sullivan, all of Tonawanda.   More...

Oliver Street Merchants Association plans Cash Mob event

The Oliver Street Merchants Association will hold its next North Tonawanda Cash Mob event from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Lin BBQ and Grill, 485 Oliver St.   More...

Sports

St. Joe’s wins Niagara Cup with shutout of Canisius

Sports Reporter

Scoring a game-winning goal in a championship game is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Unless you’re Jack Lalley, that is. The overtime hero of St. Joe’s first-ever Monsignor   More...

Kenmore West falls to West Seneca East in championship game

It came down to one bounce. With just over six minutes left in a tied Federation Hockey Small School Championship game, Kenmore West’s goalie made the initial save on a West Seneca East rush. More...

Lady Hawks defeat St. Mary’s, move to finals

Cardinal O’Hara moved one step closer to yet another Monsignor Martin Championship. The Lady Hawks defeated St. Mary’s, 58-35, Sunday night in the semi-final round of the Monsignor Martin A playoffs.  More...

Business

New classified campaign features pet-friendly businesses

The Bee’s “Paws and Claws” campaign aims to bring a variety of businesses together that have one thing in common: your pet.  The month-long promotion starts with this issue, continuing through the editions of March 29 and 30.&n More...

Jacobs files small business negotiated rule-making bill

Sen. Chris Jacobs has introduced a bill that for the first time in New York state would provide for the use of negotiated rule-making in the development of state agency rules and regulations. More...

Boulevard Optical provides new technology with old-fashioned service

After being at the same location since the 1950s, Boulevard Optical and Vision Center has moved to Getzville. The office was previously located on Niagara Falls Boulevard and is now at 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Suite 120. More...