Weekly Feature



June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal motorcycle crash still under investigation

Two motorcycle operators died last week after crashing on Interstate 290 near the Niagara Falls Boulevard exit.  Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit said the two men, Jose I. More...

Local News

Williamsville resident opens ale house

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The days of empty, run-down buildings are becoming a thing of the past in West Seneca, as new businesses slowly begin to settle into former “homes” that have been vacated, and sometimes neglected, by their owners.  More...

Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church retires

The Rev. Sinnathamby Thevanesan, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Snyder, will retire from his ministry on June 30. Rev. More...

Mill architects outline stabilization plan

Village of Williamsville

If all goes as planned, the 200-year-old Williamsville Water Mill will get some much-needed restoration work this summer.  Flynn Battaglia outlined the stabilization plan to the Village Board in a work session Monday night. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What is it with so many drivers? It’s against the law to run red lights, ignore stop signs, text message and talk on cell phones while driving, yet there is not a day that goes by that I don’t see it happening. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DONNER, Robert F., of Williamsville, died Friday, June 10, 2011. More...

Sports

South hurdler Arcury wins first outdoor track state, Federation titles

For the first time her in high school track and field career, Kailyn Arcury can finally call herself a state champion.  More...

East golfer Mahon finishes sixth at state meet

Sean Mahon’s last hurrah as a high school golfer couldn’t have gone any better.  The Williamsville East senior placed sixth at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Golf Championships on June 5-6 at Cornell More...

Sweet Home’s Izard places fourth in pentathlon

Stephanie Izard’s goal at this year’s New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships was to make the medal stand. More...

Business

Memorial walk, salon’s fundraising event benefits Melina’s White Light

Melina Riniolo loved playing soccer, watching Sabres games and spending hours on the phone with best friend Isabella Kaplan.  Riniolo died on June 3, 2010, at the age of 13, after almost six years battling neuroblastoma, a form of childhood can More...

Farmers Market partners with Univera Healthcare

Healthy eating is a value that both the Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill and Univera Healthcare share. More...

Business News

Amherst Alarm Inc. has been ranked as the 21st largest residential installation security company and the 55th largest for commercial installations in the country, according to the May 2011 issue of Security Distributing and Marketing Magazine.  More...

Breaking News - 6/17/2011 3:17 PM

Urban facing embezzlement charges

Mark Urban of Clarence Center was arraigned Friday before County Court Judge Michael D’Amico on an indictment charging him with second degree grand larceny, third degree grand larceny, three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the fir More...

Security cameras

Upgrades suggested for Amherst District

Assistant Superintendent Mark Whyle updated the Amherst School Board on the district’s year-end safety committee report at the June 7 meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  Two major recommendations the committee agreed on were exten More...

Uncontested village vote takes place on Tuesday

Williamsville village elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. at Cayuga. More...

Editorial

Security cameras will enhance student, public safety

Bee Editorial

A lthough there may be people who believe adding security cameras to parking lots and areas on the grounds of a school make it seem like it’s an act of “big brother” watching what people do, we believe schools can greatly benefit fr More...

Spindle items

 VOLUNTEERING — The Northeast Family YMCA is currently recruiting individuals interested in supporting their local community by being involved with the YMCA.  Anyone interested in earning community service hours may volunteer to be a baby More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 17, 1886   More...

Police Blotter

Around peers, man bares for beers

Monday, June 6 A suspicious vehicle loaded with scrap metal was reported on Margaret Road. A complainant on Harding Road reported that a nearby residence was “blaring” music. Police advised the resident to keep it down. More...

Letters to the Editor

School store thanks supporters

Billies Blend was opened on Feb. 1, 2011, by Williamsville South High School’s entrepreneurship classes. The small school business serves hot and cold coffee beverages as well as nutritional specials to students, faculty, and staff.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Rose Society holds monthly meetings   Meetings of the Western New York Rose Society are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road. More...

Lifestyles

Kawelle

...Supporting African schools

The old cliche that reading is inspirational came true for Amherst resident Dan Corrigan.  More...

Town & Country Garden Club sets flower show

Town & Country Garden Club is presenting a standard flower show, titled "Let's Have A Garden Party," from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Amberleigh Senior Living Community, 2330 Maple Road near Transit. Admission is free.   More...

Roehner-McNeelege; Roehner-Collins

Linda Roehner of North Tonawanda and Thomas Roehner of Buffalo announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Roehner, to Robert Mc- Neelege, son of Donna and Dave Mc- Neelege of Transfer, Pa. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16 . Celebration of Hope — Fourth annual event to benefit Gerard Place featuring wine, food and silent art auction. Gerard Place empowers homeless families achieve greater self-sufficiency. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

fri. 17 . BBQ & Blues Bash — Labatt Blue proudly presents the third annual event benefiting the children, youth and families of Gateway-Longview. The event features music by 90 West, 5-9 p.m. More...