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August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Arts, culture grants available; applications due Aug. 31

Established in 1998 by the Town of Amherst, the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board annually seeks to advance its mission through making grants available to registered nonprofit organizations. More...

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IT’S A CLASSIC — Ray Kasprzyk and Michael Ball look at a 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe, during the Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville Classic Car Show held Sunday at the Northtown More...

Local News

Scottish Festival comes to museum on Saturday

The 27th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

County to hold hazardous waste drop-off event

Erie County will host Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Erie Community College’s North Campus.  Attendees are asked to enter via Wehrle Drive. More...

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ALONG FOR THE RIDE — Anne Weskoot, pushes her daughter, 2-year-old Grace, on a swing Monday at Garrison Park in Williamsville. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Recently I was the victim of identify theft. It happened on my computer through my bank accounts. The Amherst Police did an excellent job getting right on the case and getting my money back. I was extremely impressed. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BLOCHER, Roger D., of Williamsville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He is survived by his brothers, Scott, John and Allan; and sister, Audrey J. Johnson. Services were held Saturday, July 30, at Williamsville Cemetery. More...

Education

Key topic of superintendent’s first meeting is goal setting

Williamsville schools

Goal-setting was the main agenda item of the August meeting of the Williamsville Central School Board, Scott Martzloff’s first meeting as superintendent of the district.  More...

Sports

Regan qualifies for US Rowing national team

Williamsville native to compete at world championships in Slovenia

Williamsville native Emily Regan would love to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London, England. She’s one step closer after being named to the U.S. More...

Miller Tennis Center restructures area’s highest credentialed pro staff

In 2009, Miller Tennis Center received an international award as the Professional Tennis Registry’s highest credentialed professional teaching staff of any club or academy worldwide.  More...

MTC presents free lessons for children, adults

no charge.  The first 350 children (ages 5 to 10) to register will receive seven weeks of Quickstart instruction (one day per week, hour per class).   The class times are at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. More...

Business

Amherst Chiropractic Associates provides comfort for patients through technology

Drs. Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons have served Amherst’s chiropractic needs for a quarter-century, a period in which their profession has seen many changes.  More...

Dirt Cheap TV: Quality products, low price

It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what products are available at Dirt Cheap TV on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  More...

KeyBank promotes Kraus to director of Contact Centers

David P. More...

Music at the Museum

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra performed “Salute to Soldiers” Friday evening at the Amherst Museum in front of a crowd of more than 600 guests. More...

Emergency services, fire alarm may merge

The Amherst Town Board on Monday agreed to file a resolution that seeks the possibility of creating one department head for the Central Fire Alarm and Emergency Services departments. More...

Rath proud of achievements, looks to future

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath III, R-Amherst, Williamsville, said he is looking forward to a new period in his professional life after deciding to leave the Legislature at the end of the year.  More...

Ash borer’s threat to county examined

It’s slightly smaller than a penny, but the emerald ash borer can do a lot of damage.  The slender, metallic-green beetle, measuring a half-inch long by an eighth-inch wide, is worming its way through North America, and that could cause th More...

Editorial

Plan to jointly administer services needs specifics

Bee Editorial

I n the past year, the Town of Amherst has merged several departments as well as privatized the Amherst Museum as part of its steps to save tax dollars.  More...

Spindle items

 A DAY FOR THE SCOTS — It’s that time of year again — not Christmas, but the one that allows you to talk like William Wallace, the main character in the movie “Braveheart,” and any person of Scottish heritage. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 19, 1886   Hunters should be careful not to shoot any crows around Mr. F.H. Young’s house, as he has two pet crows, which he values highly.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers deserve praise for help

This year’s annual Family Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. More...

Council member seeks re-election

There was a mention in another local paper that I was considering on running for the new Erie County Legislative District 5.  When the county redistricting maps came out, I received a few telephone calls asking me to run for that legislative sea More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI schedules monthly meeting   The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. at Eggert Road. More...

Lifestyles

Anchors Aweigh

Boat names weigh on owners

“The hardest thing you will ever do is name a boat; it is actually easier to name a child than a boat,” said Jack Kitrenos. Ask him — or other boat owners for that matter — and they’ll concur. More...

Three acts perform in Music on Main

The Music on Main concert series will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at locations along Main Street in the Village of Williamsville. Stimulus Package, Don Roth and Rush the Growler will perform. More...

Building the 40 Assets for healthy youth development

Building assets? Why me? Well, for many reasons, it is to everyone’s benefit to build assets in young people because more assets — developmental building blocks — mean more positive behaviors. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 18. Teddy Bear Picnic Herschell —Bring along your best bear for an afternoonof games, crafts, stories and treats. Enjoy“The Enchanted Bear” puppet show at11:30 a.m. More...

Art

thurs. 18 . Art Sense-ations — A tour of the gallery for adults who are blind or partially sighted, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Events

thurs. 18 . Summer Affair — Annual Hospice Foundation fundraiser featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music by Strictly Hip, auctions and raffles, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...