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August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Clubs to host classic car show

The Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville will host a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Local News

Photo

CRUISE AGAINST CANCER — Carole Rotando, left, and Michele Ratka view items that will be raffled during Jaquie Hirsch A.L.L. More...

Amherst students chosen as statewide FBLA leaders

Marc Cohen and Lydia Macaluso will serve as statewide officers in Future Business Leaders of America.  Cohen is an incoming senior at Williamsville East High School and will serve as state president. More...

Attempted robbery incident being investigated by police

The Amherst Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery that occurred shortly before 10 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is my hope that someone reading this has the wherewithal to influence whomever is in charge of the lighting system at Harlem Road/Kensington/ Wehrle Drive (the entrance to Amherst). More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Dawson, coach, founder of recycling company

Dawson   Robert E. Dawson, 71, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011.  He attended St. James Catholic School in Depew and was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary’s High School.  More...

Dr. Laurence C. Wright, orthodontist, Amherst South Rotarian

Dr. Laurence C. Wright, 83, of Amherst, died Monday, Aug. More...

Death Notices

FARKAS, Richard G. Jr., of Amherst, died Sunday, July 31, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Aaron and Gregory; daughter, Abigail; father, Richard; mother, Nancy; brothers, Thomas and Keith; and sisters, Cynthia and Lisa. More...

Sports

Shamrocks take proactive approach against concussions

Hockey club is first association in world to mandate M11 helmet

Concussions have become an all-too-regular epidemic in ice hockey.  To address the problem, the Buffalo Shamrocks Hockey Club has partnered with Cascade Sports and NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier to promote the M11, a state-of-the-art helmet that More...

Katz repeats as BDGA men’s individual champion

Williamsville native wins final amateur golf tournament in Buffalo

In his final amateur golf tournament in Buffalo, Jake Katz went out as a champion.  The 23-year-old Williamsville native shot a 2-under-par 70 in the third round to defend his Buffalo District Golf Association men’s individual championshi More...

Mel Ott Riptide wins second straight championship

The Mel Ott Riptide rode great pitching and timely hitting to win their second consecutive senior championship.  In the final, the Riptide battled great pitching from the Heat’s Kathryn Rogemoser. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Theater

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Art

fri. 12 . Don’t Call It a Comeback Show — Six solo exhibitions and one night of glory at the world’s bantamweight championship of Buffalo art, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Rath to leave Legislature; new map finalized

Following a federal court ruling that Amherst would be reduced from three Erie County legislative districts to two, Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, Williamsville, said Tuesday that he will leave his post at the end of the year. More...

Martzloff prepared to lead district

Scott Martzloff is ready for another year as the leader of a school district. More...

Editorial

Spindle items

 TASTING THE TREATS — Although it was rainy and at times stormy on Sunday afternoon, I was able to visit the Taste of Williamsville at Island Park. If it is an event that involves food, chances are I will be there.  More...

Reducing Erie County’s debt burden

We have all just finished watching the president and leaders in Congress debate the nation’s debt ceiling. More...

Letters to the Editor

Overtaxing is no laughing matter

I have always read the police blotter in The Bee for a few good laughs.  Recently, David Sherman’s opinions have come to my attention through his weekly column. More...

Gas main mandate is irrational

The Public Service Commission mandates that National Fuel Gas replace a percentage of its original heavy-duty steel mains with high-pressure, small-diameter plastic tubing every year.  This mandate applies to all gas companies, irrespective of s More...

Daughter’s life is an inspiration

The evening of July 8, 2011, forever changed the lives of many in the family that is the Western New York area.  Friday, July 8, was the day that my little girl — our joy, inspiration, friend, neighbor, co-worker, classmate, skateboarding More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Family Concert Series concludes on Aug. 10   The Family Concert Series, sponsored by the Town of Amherst, will conclude with a performance by Sunshine and Friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony Orchestra...

A Summer Salute to Soldiers

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the Amherst Museum is a summertime tradition among music lovers. It will be held again this year at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the museum, located at Tonawanda Creek and New roads.  More...

South graduate recently ordained

The ordination of the Rev. James Retallack took place on July 24 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsville. Bishop Marie Jerge, Upstate New York Synod ELCA, was the ordaining minister.  Rev. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.  One World, Many Songs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Featuring Matt James.  Tween and Teen Time at 2 p.m. More...

Business

Cygnus Capital Management offers low-risk, secure investments for its clients

For the past six years, Richard Ventry has been assisting people in protecting and increasing their investments.  At Cygnus Capital Management, Ventry, who is an independent asset manager, says he makes sure a person’s accounts are managed More...

Center Stage Dance Studio celebrates 30 years

Ronald Reagan was in office and New Wave music was on the radio when Annette Osinski opened the first incarnation of Center Stage Dance Studio in a 300-square-foot space at Cleveland Drive and Harlem Road.  More...

First Niagara launches mentoring program for non-profits

First Niagara kicked off its 2011 Mentoring Matters program by announcing $500,000 total funding available statewide for non-profit organizations dedicated to mentoring initiatives. More...