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July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville Heritage Weekend planned

To commemorate the 200th birthday of Williamsville Water Mill, a celebration will be held in addition to other events taking place as part of Williamsville Heritage Weekend. (See editorial on page four) The mill commemoration will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Local News

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HONORING A TROOPER — Brooke Dobson, 4, is held by her sister Jamie, 15, while the pair are at the unveiling of a dedication sign for former New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson on Tuesday mornin More...

Pie-baking contest supports Williamsville library

A time-honored feature of Taste of Williamsville, the pie-baking contest, will return this year. Pies will be judged in four categories: Best Overall Pie, Best Fruit Pie, Most Original Pie and Best Appearance Pie. More...

Ted’s Hot Dogs reopens after Saturday fire

Main-Transit firefighters responded late Saturday to Ted’s Hot Dogs after it was reported that smoke was emitting from the roof of the business.  Firefighters arrived at the location, at 7018 Transit Road, near Wehrle Drive, at approximate More...

Police Blotter

Customer changes bathroom decor

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Monday, July 18  More...

Letters to the Editor

Business thanks event’s organizers

Sitters on Standby would like to thank all of the people involved in making the Old Home Days Parade such a fun family event.  This was the first year we were in the parade, and we were very impressed with how well organized it was.  The fu More...

Gay marriage right to be allowed

I was skimming through The Cheektowaga Bee when I came across a very appalling and hurtful opinion on same-sex marriage written by Kathryn Dillon of Amherst.  More...

Education

Williamsville South posts fourth quarter honor roll

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year: Grade 12 More...

Heim Middle School names honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Carillon concert includes Canadian artist, bagpipes   More...

Sports

Katz takes runner-up at State Men’s Golf Amateur

North grad wins BDGA match play title, prepares for Porter Cup

Jake Katz fell a little short in his quest to win his first New York State Men’s Amateur Golf Championship.  The 2007 Williamsville North and 2011 Binghamton University graduate shot 2-over-par 72 on the final day to finish four shots out More...

Licata headlines North team for All-Star Classic

Some of the area’s top high school football players will have one last chance to play in a game before moving on to college when they participate in the 36th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic, Presented by ADPRO Spor More...

North fall sports starting dates slated

The 2011 fall sports season is right around the corner. Physicals for modified fall sports begin Aug. 12, and varsity fall sports begin Aug. 15.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28. Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanicalemphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noonThursday, July 28 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.,Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Art

thurs. 28-sun. 7 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 28-sun.  More...

Breaking News - 7/29/2011 11:36 AM

Police seeking McDonald’s robbery suspects

Amherst police are currently seeking two men who robbed a McDonald’s restaurant at gunpoint earlier this morning. More...

I am a patriot

World War II Army veteran Charles L. Passanes waves his flag during a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Summer Salute to Soldiers on Sunday at Weinberg Campus. More...

Suspect arrested in Moe’s robbery; investigation continues

Amherst police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old Tonawanda man for allegedly committing armed robbery at a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant.  Detective Lt. More...

Editorial

Remember our heritage at week’s events

Bee Editorial

For four days this week, the Village of Williamsville will become a cultural extravaganza for people of all ages — especially history buffs, arts and entertainment enthusiasts and those who enjoy frequenting their local farmers market.  More...

Spindle items

 SALUTE WITH THE SYMPHONY — By the month of May, most of my summer weekends were already booked. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 29, 1886   A lively time is expected when Mr. Geo. F. Heim strikes more oil. It is hoped the well will flow freely and in large quantities. It will certainly lift Getzville a little higher.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.On the surface, the $18 million planned student housing project on Youngs Road appears to be a good choice. More...

Obituaries

Frank C. Harding, retired banking official

Frank C. Harding, 83, a retired banking official who lent his professional experience to numerous organizations, died Sunday, July 17, 2011.  Mr. More...

Jacqueline K. Thompson, former associate nursing professor

Jacqueline K. Thompson, 77, of Williamsville, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. Born in Bemidji, Minn., she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota in 1955. More...

Death Notices

GRADY, Thomas E., of Amherst, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Jane; daughters, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn; mother, Margaret; sisters, Kelly and Suzanne Hegde; and a brother, David. Services were held Saturday, July 23, at SS. More...

Lifestyles

Books that stack up

Cool summer reads for all ages

Now in mid-summer, some of us are looking for a good book to read while sitting poolside, sipping a cool drink and enjoying lazy days in the sunshine.  More...

Canisius College recognizes students

Canisius College has named the following Amherst students to its dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester:  More...

On the Campus

Dillon Insalaco and Laura Klementowski, both of Amherst, were named to the dean’s list at Villanova University for the spring 2011 semester.  Ameerah Jabr-Hamdan of Williamsville, a freshman majoring in physics at Clarkson University, won More...

Business

Health care exchanges — what is the impact on the community, residents and business?

As everyone knows, the federal government passed the Health Care Reform Bill last year. More...

KeyBank celebrates opening of new branch

KeyBank celebrated the opening of its new East Robinson branch on Monday.  Located at 3050 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, the East Robinson branch is one of four new KeyBank branches projected to open in 2011. More...

Brain and Spine Center names Parkinson’s specialist to staff

The Brain and Spine Center, 400 International Drive, Amherst, has named Dr. David G. More...