Weekly Feature



August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Task Force to further examine tree treating, removal

According to the town’s Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, approximately 30 percent of 9,100 ash trees will be affected and ultimately die as a result of the tree- killing insect.  More...

Hayes to leave Assembly

After 12 years as a member of the New York State Assembly in the 148th District, Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, on Monday announced he would be resigning from office effective Tuesday, Sept. More...

Local News

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AN EVENING OF JAZZ — Tom Paladino, left, Phil DiRe, Don Menza, Greg Piontek and Louie Marino, perform as the Louis Marino Quartet, on Aug. More...

Amherst High presents ‘Adventure 2015’ to incoming freshmen

Amherst Central High School will host its freshman orientation Thursday, Sept. More...

Fire chiefs list scholarships

The Erie County Fire Chiefs Association has announced the names of recipients of its annual scholarship program.  The list of honorees includes:  More...

Police Blotter

Person expresses shock that 911 answered call

Monday, August 15    An employee of a Main Street department store reported that a woman was observed stealing clothes.   A Telfair Drive resident reported seeing a suspicious vehicle with the engine running for three hours and two males More...

Letters to the Editor

Schools need air conditioning

As summer school once again draws to a close, the increasing summer temperatures have made it evident that it is time to bring the Williamsville School District into the 21st century.  In the news this summer we’ve heard about the inhumane More...

Kudos to buying American-made

I just want to take this opportunity to respond to the editorial about your American made car. Too bad our illustrious president does not share your same views.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mari McNeil performs at Parings Wine Bar   Jazz artist Mari McNeil will perform Great American Songbook favorites from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St. near Hirschfield Drive. More...

Sports

Leggio looking forward to chance in Rochester

St. Joe’s grad, Williamsville native looks to start in net for Amerks

Patience was a virtue last season for David Leggio.  The Williamsville native and St. More...

North Amherst completes perfect season with title win

Fireman’s Softball

The North Amherst Fire Company softball team capped off a 15-0 2011 season in the Fireman’s Softball League with an 8-5 win over the Clarence Center Fire Company on Aug. 7.  More...

WNY Baseball Hall of Fame preparing for 2011 induction

The Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame will once again be honoring area players who made contributions to the game, great and small, when it inducts its Class of 2011 at a ceremony in September.  More...

Business

University at Buffalo dedicates ‘green’ building in honor of past president

Sustainable, Plyboo walls, floor tiling made from recycled soda bottles and ponds designed to capture rainwater — these are just a few of the features that make the University at Buffalo’s newest residence hall, Greiner Hall, a model for More...

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TEST DRIVE — Christopher Bidell uses a driving similator on Friday to learn the dangers of text messaging while operating a motor vehicle. More...

Summit Educational Resources offers training program for parents

Summit Educational Resources will offer a free 10-week parent training program for parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities beginning Saturday, Sept. More...

West Nile virus detected in town

The state Department of Health has reported that several traps in the Town of Amherst have tested positive for the West Nile virus in mosquitoes. More...

Williamsville Schools to hold orientation programs

The three Williamsville high schools will hold orientation programs next week for incoming freshmen, new students and parents as follows: More...

Moonlight Run event marks 25th anniversary

The shot of the starting gun on Friday marked the 25th consecutive year that Williamsville resident Larry Brownell has directed the Moonlight 5K Run and Wellness Walk in his hometown.  More than 1,000 runners participated in the race, which rai More...

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A FAMILY FRIEND — Sarah Jendrowski, 6, visits with Ruth Scott while she pets Max, an alpaca. More...

Editorial

Hard work turns rail depot into regional draw

Bee Editorial

A small rail station. An old rail car. A nearly-forgotten rail line. More...

Spindle items

 ALMOST FAMOUS — After working at the Bee for a little more than six years I still haven’t adjusted to the fact that I am considered a public figure to some people.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 26, 1886   On Sunday night, some person stole from Mr. Stephen Bush’s barn his whip, a new fly net and a lap robe.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Congratulations to Brian Donahue, president of the Erie County Volunteer Fire Association, for his brilliant decision to ban the use of sirens and air horns at the fairground parade. More...

Obituaries

Sister Judith Miller, former SS. Peter and Paul teacher

Sister Judith Miller, 84, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.  Born Leona Mabel Miller in Cleveland, she was a sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis for 62 years.  More...

James C. Endres, Williamsville’s first wrestling coach

James C. Endres, 86, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, July 24, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Sister Dolores Ann May, former teacher at Neumann High School

Sister Dolores Ann May, 91, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. More...

Lifestyles

‘Bike 50 at 50’

Amherst High grad to bike across America

For his 50th birthday, David Miller wanted an adventure. Miller, a graduate of Amherst High School who has lived in Mexico City for nearly 20 years, initially wanted to participate in 50 triathlons during his 50th year on Earth. More...

Book sale continues at Eggertsville Library

A book sale will continue at Eggerstville-Snyder library. The hours are 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Thursday’s sale is a bag sale for $3 per bag. The library is located at 4622 Main St. More...

Newlyweds honeymoon in French West Indies

Lisa Watson married Ryan Zebro during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Williamsville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Robert Hinklin and the Rev. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

ongoing: now- Aug. 26. Theme Brúlée — Annual members’show on display now through Friday, Aug. 26at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694,www.hallwalls.orgnow- Aug. More...

Festivals

Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival — Performances of more than 150 artist in five different outdoor venues and inside local establishments. Featured artist, Kurt Elling, will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. More...