Weekly Feature



May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ceremony, parade to observe Memorial Day

A remembrance ceremony and a parade will be held on Monday, May 28, in recognition of Memorial Day.  The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the George F. More...

Local News

CRAFT SHOW

— Students Jillian Lozo, left, and her brother, Jacob, assist patron Cayla Karabanowski at their Suckers Sundaes and Book Art table during Casey Middle School’s student craft show held Ma More...

Neighborhood forums to conclude next week

Town officials next week will conclude their series of neighborhood forums, allowing residents and property owners to discuss concerns for their specific sections of the community.  Initiated by the Planning Department, the 90-minute forums are More...

Town Republican party to honor Mary Lou Rath

The Amherst Republican Committee will honor former state Sen. Mary Lou Rath with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its upcoming Spring Cocktail Reception, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.One more thing to add for drivers being vigilant about motorcycles: a handicapped tag hanging from a driver’s rearview mirror can block the sight of an entire motorcycle. More...

Obituaries

William D. Lawrence, hematologist and oncologist

William D. Lawrence, 69, of Williamsville, died Friday, May 18, 2018.  Mr. Lawrence was born on June 18, 1948, in Broomall, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Jefferson Medical College. More...

J. Frederick Painton Jr., general and vascular surgeon

J. Frederick Painton Jr., 79, of Williamsville, died Friday, May 18, 2018.  Mr. Painton was born in Buffalo on Aug. 17, 1938. He was a 1956 graduate of the Nichols School in Buffalo and was a 1960 graduate of Yale University. More...

Anthony J. Swiatowy, dentist

Anthony J. Swiatowy, 86, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Mr. Swiatowy was born in Akron, New York, on June 10, 1931. More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Art Center exhibition explores building blocks of life, cities

While it may look merely like an interesting collection of shapes and lines, or perhaps synapses, Joshua Nickerson’s art has a grander concept, which often incorporates the tiny structures of which we are made: atoms and cells. More...

Smallwood student wins Inventor of the Year

In a world where the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” seems to become more important each day, fourth-grader Amelia Lovell invented an eco-friendly way to deliver one of America’s most popular foods: pizza.  More...

McGuire Group to host free community forum

The McGuire Group, operator of five nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Western New York, will offer a free community forum titled “Health and the Human Spirit – Holistic Care at the End of Life” on Tuesday, June 5, at Giancarl More...

Entertainment

Art

thurs. 24   Joshua Nickerson: All The Cities We Have Been - New Works — With an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and continues through Saturday, June 23, at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. More...

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Corridor updates sought by town officials

Niagara Falls Boulevard

The Town Board on May 16 put into motion plans to enhance the safety and redevelopment of the streetscape of Niagara Falls Boulevard by unanimously approving a project charter.  More...

Williamsville mayor, trustee unopposed in June 19 election

The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees will hold a special election from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, as Mayor Dan DeLano and Trustee Matt Etu run unopposed for election. More...

Editorial

Acknowledge Memorial Day’s true purpose

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died while serving in our nation’s military.  Each year, when Memorial Day observances are announced or conducted, well-meaning people will mistakenly say this is also a time to honor our veteran More...

Spindle items

• REPURPOSING — The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council and the Amherst Recycling and Waste Committee are collecting T-shirts that will be repurposed into reusable shopping bags. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 25, 1893   Mr. James Chalmers Jr. has laid out the beautiful tract of land, purchased of Mrs. Campbell of Eagle Street, in lots. More...

Police Blotter

Grass clippings fuel neighbor dispute

Monday, May 14  • A woman was apprehended and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing after allegedly shoplifting from an Alberta Drive grocery store.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Drop-off events need better organization

For the second year in a row, I attempted to drop off old unused electronics at an organized event for disposal of electronic wastes.  For the second year in a row, I had no luck in dropping off my old electronics.  More...

Catholic Charities reaches entire region

With our June 30 deadline fast approaching, the 2018 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities needs your help. The 94th annual Appeal has raised $9.5 million, far short of our $11 million goal.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild plans spring tea   More...

Sports

East softball reaches fourth straight A-1 final

Williamsville East is back in the Section VI Class A-1 softball final for the fourth straight year after beating Grand Island, 3-0, at home in Monday’s semifinals.  The top-seeded Lady Flames (17-3) will meet third seed West Seneca East at More...

Sacred Heart’s Podlas wins All-Catholic title

Freshman finishes season undefeated

Sacred Heart freshman Eliza Podlas completed an undefeated freshman season of Monsignor Martin Association girls tennis after beating Buffalo Seminary’s Zoey Liu, 6-4, 6-2, in Sunday’s All-Catholics final at Miller Tennis Center.  &l More...

Amherst girls track wins ECIC Division III title

A goal all season for the Amherst girls outdoor track and field team was to win the ECIC Division III title, and the Lady Tigers made it a reality after beating Iroquois, 87-54, on Thursday. More...

Business

Montage Hair Salon opens second location

Peter and Meghan Emerling, owners of Montage Hair Salon, have recently opened a second location with a fresh, modern look at 3308 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. More...

Check Out Hunger campaign provides 4.7M meals

Western New York shoppers have assisted the Food Bank of WNY in providing 4.7 million meals to people in need as a result of this year’s Check Out Hunger campaign.  More...

County recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

As part of the recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Erie County Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael R. More...