Weekly Feature



August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Caution should be king when traveling to school

Bee Editorial

In roughly three weeks, students in the Ken-Ton and Twin Cities areas will be heading back to school in buses, on bicycles, on foot and in cars. More...

Spindle items

• MARK TO THE RESCUE — I’m happy to report that one kind soul responded to my plea for gardening advice on blue hydrangeas last week. His name is Mark Neupert, and his garden grows on Patricia Drive in Tonawanda. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1993   More...

Obituaries

James M. Keech Jr., English professor at Buffalo State

James “Buzz” Maynard Keech Jr., 85, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.  Mr. Keech was born on April 18, 1933, in Durham, North Carolina. More...

Death Notices

FANARA, Phyllis L. (nee Poorman), of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Mrs. Fanara is survived by four children, Debra Villa, Paul, Denise Soto, and Michael; one sibling, Jacqueline Duttry; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. More...

Library News

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16   More...

Special Events

thurs. 16-sat. 18   More...

Festivals

sat. 18   Gathering of the Drums Festival — An indigenous drumming festival, 1-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, front steps and lawn of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; Free. More...

Resident calls on Village Board to address neighbor’s junkyard activity

A resident living next to 305 Stillwell Ave. More...

Fresh Air Fund program returns to WNY

About a dozen families from throughout Western New York gathered last week under a tree outside Erie Community College’s North Campus, waiting for the arrival of “their” children to hop off the bus through The Fresh Air Fund program More...

Local News

LION SCHOLARS

— Kenmore West High School graduate Ryan Glab, left, winner of the Kenmore Lions Club 2018 Scholarship Award, stands with previous scholarship winners and scholarship committee chairman Don Kos More...

NT trade event to feature veteran entrepreneur

The World Trade Celebration 2018, to be held Thursday, Sept. 20, in the new Events at the Wurlitzer facility in North Tonawanda, will feature Patrick Whalen, executive director for the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, as keynote speaker. More...

Great Buffalo Jewbilee slated for Aug. 19

The Great Buffalo Jewbilee will make its debut Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware Ave., and Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., between Barker and Summer streets in Buffalo.  More...

Letters to the Editor

More counseling needed on Medicaid fraud

The Aug. 1 article in which a Tonawanda-based transportation company admitted to orchestrating a Medicaid fraud scheme highlights the need for ongoing Medicare and Medicaid outreach and education.  More...

Police Blotter

Mail carrier reports short woman attacked her twice

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Aug. 6  • Officers responded to a Delaware Avenue address for the report that a woman had driven her blue Chevrolet Equinox into the building. The responding officer reported no injuries.  More...

Sports

Dudas, Americans to play for 50+ title

Glory Days Softball

Defending division champion Wallenwein’s will attempt to break its 2018 split with ALP Steel Corporation on Diamond Two in Westfalls Park at 6:30 tonight, Aug. More...

Silver Surfers claim Senior Softball title

The Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers lost only two games during the 2018 50+ Senior Softball League, with both defeats coming at the hands of BAV Services.  On Saturday morning at Cheektowaga Town Park, the Surfers got revenge with an unexpected 1 More...

CEBA Sharks to hold tryouts for ’19 squad

The Cheektowaga Sharks CEBA collegiate baseball team will be holding tryouts for its 2019 team at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Losson Park Diamond Two, 810 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.  A rain date is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewelry sale coming to Kenmore Mercy   A wide selection of jewelry from Lockport-based vendor Small Indulgences will be sold from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital. 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 served at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...

Business

Ken-Ton Chamber is small business focused

Small and medium-sized businesses are a huge part of the American economy, and entrepreneurship is a key engine of economic growth.  Small businesses account for three quarters of all new jobs in this country and embody the spirit of innovation, More...

Tonawanda resident elevated to new position at Unyts

After approximately one year with Unyts, Town of Tonawanda resident John Alduino has been chosen to serve as the organization’s corporate advancement director, a newly created position.  More...

CEO of Schofield Care chosen as future leader in long-term care

Randy Gerlach, president and CEO of Kenmore-based company Schofield Care, has been chosen as a future leader in long-term and post-acute care by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, according to an announc More...