Weekly Feature



December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire district elections set for Dec. 12

Fire districts in Kenmore and Tonawanda will hold elections for the seat of commissioner in their respective departments on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  Residents can visit their fire district’s polling place to cast their vote. More...

Editorial

Governor should not have final say on center

Less than 12 hours after last week’s edition of The West Seneca Bee went to press reporting that a bill that could potentially save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center was on Gov. More...

Spindle items

Editor

SAVE THE DATE — In December, there are many festive events for the whole family.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 9, 1992   More...

Obituaries

John Svilokos, former Kenmore policeman

John Svilokos, 89, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.  Mr. Svilokos was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in the Town of Tonawanda. He was a 1947 graduate of Kenmore West High School. More...

Susan L. Grabenstatter, former Ken-Ton teacher

Susan L. Grabenstatter (nee Veil), 70, of Lake View, New York, formerly of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.  Mrs. Grabenstatter was born on Oct. 18, 1947, in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. More...

Death Notice

WEBSTER, Theresa (nee Banks), of Clermont, Florida, formerly of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating 30 years of Happily-Ever-afters

While romance novels vary in subgenres, time and place, and levels of sensuality, there’s one element readers can rely on: a happy ending.  More...

Craft, vendor fair planned for Dec. 9

The Cardinal O’Hara High School senior class will host a craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the school gymnasium, 39 O’Hara Road in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 7  Holiday Spirit Event — Featuring more than 400 Santas on display, along with arts and crafts vendors, large basket raffle, and a visit from Old St. Nick, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Live Local in WNY

. thurs. 7  Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com   More...

Christmas list

Carson Queeno, 5, of Kenmore, sits on Santa’s lap in the Kenmore Municipal Building during the village’s new holiday event, Santa in the Village, on Friday evening. More...

Town Board recognizes first responders

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, officials recognized the actions of all the first responders who were part of a fire and rescue operation at 22 Glenside Ave. in October.  More...

Local News

Tonawanda native pens ‘World War II Buffalo’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Gretchen Knapp’s novel, titled “World War II Buffalo,” takes the reader back to the time when the area’s workers were manufacturing aircraft for the Allies. Published by Arcadia Publishing, her book was released on Nov. 27. More...

News Briefs

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road.  More...

Tonawanda communities to celebrate Community Resource Hub Week

The Town of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda face various challenges, such as service connectivity, geographic barriers, poverty and lack of access to basic human needs-based services, according to the Mobile Safety Net Team.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports rats thrown on driveway

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Nov. 27   A caller reported a man in his 20s wearing a red jacket who came into his business and asked for money. The caller said the man left toward Kenmore Avenue.  More...

Education

O’Hara High School continues Franciscan tradition

Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda will continue one of its longest-running traditions with a Greccio re-enactment and Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Applications available for NT decorating contest

The mayor’s office in conjunction with the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks and Seniors is accepting entries for the city’s Decorate for the Holidays contest.  The contest is open to any North Tonawanda resident More...

Sports

St. Joe’s hockey looking to remain dominant with new group

There are few programs in any sport in Western New York that are as successful as St. Joe’s hockey. The Marauders have won NYCHSAA championships in five of the past seven seasons. More...

Kenmore East girls basketball team wins home tournament

The Kenmore East girls basketball team checked a box on its list of season goals already. More...

Kenmore girls hockey team aiming to finish better than it starts

The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team is hoping to get stronger as the season goes on. Last season, the team started slowly, with a 7-0 loss to Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park being the lowlight. More...

Business

Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market opens in NT

With its high ceilings and stained-glass windows, the former Ascension Church is an intimate setting for shoppers at the Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market, at 172 Robinson St. in North Tonawanda. More...

Free NY notary pre-licensing class scheduled

“Become a New York Notary Public” will be held at the Aloft Hotel Buffalo Airport, 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 14. More...

Ring in the New Year at Seneca Niagara Casino

Bring your dancing shoes to ring in the new year with Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at the Thunder Falls New Year’s Eve Buffet Dance Party starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. More...