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July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Aero Drive roundabouts finished

Motorists can go round and round on Aero Drive now.  Two roundabouts installed by Erie County have been completed on Aero Drive at the intersections with Holtz Drive and Youngs Road.  The project, which cost a combined $1.18 million, allevi More...

Local News

Town resident receives wheelchair-accessible van

Main Mobility, a leading dealer of BraunAbility accessible wheelchair vans and lift systems in Western New York, delivered a 2011 Braun Toyota Sienna LE with a BraunAbility conversion to Kathleen Hahn of Amherst on June 24. More...

Construction planned on Transit Road

The state Department of Transportation has announced that highway repaving will begin on Route 78, Transit Road, in the towns of Amherst and Clarence.  As a result, Route 78, from State Route 5 to Klein/Roll roads, will be subject to lane closur More...

Forest Lawn Group begins tree inoculation

The Forest Lawn Group has begun inoculation of its ash trees against the emerald ash borer. The inoculation was made possible by a gift from William and Ann Joyce and will also allow for subsequent treatments lasting five to six years.  More...

Police Blotter

‘Butt-dialing’ alarm is asinine

Monday, June 27    A Glen Oak Drive resident reported hearing kids being loud at a local playground. The complainant believed they were lighting something on the grass. More...

Letters to the Editor

South’s post-prom event was a success

The fifth annual Williamsville South Senior Prom post party event was moved from its prior location at the high school gym because last year’s attendance was 88 students.  In an urgent response to keeping our young adults safe, the after-p More...

State park entrance is now blossoming

At last, someone has done something about the unattractive entrances to our Amherst State Park on Mill Street.  Now, there are new gardens, which are really beautiful. More...

Letters gave credit to whom it was due

I believe one of the responsibilities of an elected official is to thank our residents for a noticeable event in their life and their contribution to their community. More...

Sports

Year in Review

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

It was another tremendous year for high school sports in the Town of Amherst.  Throughout the 2010-11 sports calendar year, Town of Amherst teams won numerous division and sectional titles, two earned state championships, and several athletes we More...

Up and down week for Lamm Post baseball

Lamm Post Baseball split four games last week to slip into a tie for third place.  Jurek Post handed Lamm Post a double beating before a capacity crowd at the Northtown Center, 7-3, and 6-5.  Lamm rookie Mark Materise (Clarence) delivered 2 More...

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CHAMPIONS — The Western New York Sting 14U Gold softball team won the recently held 11th annual Evans Memorial Day Classic softball tournament, claiming victory in five of its six games during More...

Business

John and Mary’s Getzville location celebrates 40 years of food, memories

Throughout 40 years in business, Jean Stefano has seen many changes to the neighborhood surrounding her John and Mary’s restaurant in Getzville.  More...

New family chiropractic office opens in ‘The Hive’

Location is key for opening a business — and Amanda Domm has embraced this idea.  Her new office, Domm Family Chiropractic, has opened in The Hive Lifespan Center, which is a health club.  Domm stated that her new office being inside More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns Workshop   More...

Old Home Days begins Tuesday

The 34th annual Old Home Days celebration kicks off Tuesday, July 12, on Island Park, behind the Village Hall, 5565 Main St.  Highlights of the opening day are a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner sponsored by St. More...

Subcommittee eyed for residential parking zones

The Town Board during its meeting on Tuesday was expected to consider a resolution that would create a subcommittee charged with examining the possibility of establishing residential parking zones.  During the meeting, which was held at 3 p.m. More...

Parade to mark Main-Transit anniversary

The Main-Transit Fire Department will host its annual Field Days from Thursday through Saturday, July 7 to 9, on the company grounds, 6777 Main St., Amherst. More...

Editorial

Library proposal a good one, with a caveat

Bee Editorial

For nearly the last decade, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has watched its buckets dry up as both the state and the county have reduced their contributions.  More...

Spindle items

 CATCHING UP — Having three consecutive days off this past weekend provided me with an opportunity to visit with family and friends and a chance to do yard work that I had been putting off for a couple of weeks.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 8, 1886   A dispatch was received at the Bee office yesterday from Hegewisch, Ill. announcing the death of Charles W. Wright, son of Mr. Nathan Wright of this Village. The deceased was born in 1852. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I don’t understand why the Williamsville Board of Education would hire a new superintendent of instruction. We just laid off seven teachers, and potentially a few more. Why do we need another administrator? More...

Obituaries

Ernest Dellas, Army veteran, flour mill superintendent

Ernest Dellas, 82, of Amherst, died Sunday, June 26, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, Dellas was a graduate of Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo’s Millard Fillmore College.  He served as a military police officer in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

ALFANO, Angelo L., of Amherst, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Bruce; daughters, Kathleen and Betty Jane; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School names honor-roll recipients

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

St. Gregory the Great names students to honor roll

The following Amherst students at St. Gregory the Great were named to the high honor roll for the third trimester of the 2010-11 academic year:   More...

Lifestyles

Bells of Williamsville featured in carillon concert series

As a child growing up in central Buffalo, Gloria Werblow could hear the bells from a nearby church. “I used to listen to them from my house. I just loved the sound,” she recalled. More...

Senior Center seeks flea market donations

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is seeking donations of any saleable item other than clothing for a benefit sale at the center. Drop off items between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Photo

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? — Sasha Kost, employee at Amberleigh, dances with Alan Augenblick, Amberleigh resident, at the Senior Citizen Prom, held on June 30. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7. Children’s Gallery Summer Class — The HerschellCarrousel Factory Museum is hosting a summer camp for childrento teach them about carrousel-related history. More...

Art

thurs. 7. James Marino Solo Exhibit —Opening reception for ArtSwork for AutisticServices, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 atThe Buffalo & Erie County HistoricalSociety, 25 Nottingham Ct., Buffalo; Free.fri. More...

Theater

thurs. 7 & fri. 8 . Peter Pan — J. M. Barrie’s classic tale presented by WeeFolk Little Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8 at the Gateway Building Auditorium, 3556 Lakeshore Blvd., Blasdell; $. More...