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June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Amherst School Board president satisfied with tenure

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After 13 years, a mainstay of the Amherst Central School Board is stepping down.  William Blanford, board president for the last eight years, chose not to seek re-election. More...

Village Board, union accept contract

A new collective bargaining agreement between municipal employees and the Village of Williamsville is expected to address the need to control health care costs, officials said.  More...

Rotary Club’s tenure of community assistance set to end

For the past 32 years, when there was work to be completed in the community, the members of Rotary Club of Amherst North made sure they assisted in any way possible.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Family, friends assist in success

On May 6, I hosted a 5K race at Bassett Park to benefit The Miracle League.  I coordinated this as my senior inquiry project and would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who assisted me with this event.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

KidsPeace organization to host chicken barbecue   KidsPeace will host a Chiavetta’s barbecue from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Wehrle Commons near the corner of Wehrle Drive and Harris Hill Road in Williamsville. More...

Sports

Sweet Home track athletes punch tickets to state meet

Izard repeats in girls pentathlon, Gordon sweeps boys sprints

Several members of the Sweet Home girls outdoor track and field team punched their tickets to this week’s New York State Track and Field Championships l based on their performances at the Section VI Championships at Lewiston-Porter High School More...

Amherst’s Irish-Ryan repeats in 400 hurdles

For the second straight year, Emily Irish-Ryan is the Section VI queen in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.  The Amherst junior repeated in the event at sectionals at Lewiston-Porter High School Friday and Saturday, running a time of 1:03.87. More...

East baseball loses heartbreaker to Grand Island

The Williamsville East baseball team saw its season come to an abrupt end, dropping a heartbreaking 14-13 decision in eight innings to Grand Island in the Section VI Class A-1 final at Orchard Park High School May 29.  It looked like the Flames More...

Business

Reinhart Enterprises aims to provide efficient, detailed landscaping

After working with several professional landscaping companies since he was a teenager, Nick Reinhart decided it was time for him to operate his own business.  In 2011, he created Reinhart Enterprises, a landscaping company servicing residents i More...

Williamsville Central graduates models of success

Keith and Steve Fox have a talent for scouting models, and it has helped them to offer opportunities to many young men and women aspiring to be the next new face in a competitive industry.  More...

Wieczorek appointed chair of review committee

William F. More...

Defense attorney says DA’s case was flawed

The other side of the story

Thomas Burton, an attorney who was part of the defense team for Dr. More...

Rice’s parents recall her creative personality

Ambitious, caring, creative and friendly beyond friendly.  The mother and father of Alix Rice use those words to describe her in life.  They have just one word to describe her death — unnecessary.  More...

Editorial

The girl named Alix Rice

Bee Editorial

Young men and women across Amherst learned as hard a lesson as life offers during the last 11 months.  They learned in the final hours of July 8 that an 18-year-old free spirit had been struck and killed by a car on Heim Road, a thoroughfare con More...

Spindle items

• A WOMAN’S WORLD — Late last week, a female co-worker was in disbelief that at one time women were not allowed to be full members of civic organizations such as the Lions, Kiwanis or Rotary clubs.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 9, 1887   The managers of the Williamsville Driving Park are making arrangements for a grand picnic in Hirsch’s orchard, adjoining the race track grounds, on the ever-glorious Fourth.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the fool who called about the Amherst Police doing nothing to curtail the illegal turns at Maple and Hopkins, I personally observed police writing ticket after ticket. More...

Obituaries

Alice Kryzan, Democratic political candidate

Alice Kryzan Berger, 63, an environmental attorney and political candidate, died of cancer on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in her Amherst home.  Mrs. Kryzan was born in Youngstown, Ohio, one of two children of Carolyn and Judge Frank X. More...

Michael Petko, cabinetmaker, photographer

Michael  Petko, 96, of  Amherst, died  Thursday, May  28, 2012.  Mr. Petko was born in Buffalo and grew up in the Black Rock area. He began a paper route at age 10, delivering the Buffalo Evening News for 2 cents a copy. More...

Clinton F. Ivins Jr., owner, Mead Supply Inc.

Clinton F. Ivins Jr., 90, of Buffalo, died Monday, May 28, 2012.  Mr. Ivins was born and raised in Plainfield, N.J. More...

Lifestyles

Walking the line

Residents share well-wishes, concerns for high-wire walker

Most people wouldn’t risk their lives walking 1,800 feet on a 2-inch-in-diameter steel cable, strung directly over the Niagara Falls. But 33-year-old Nik Wallenda isn’t like most people, so on June 15, he will do just that.  More...

Mud Creek Central Railroad offers rides

Mud Creek Central Railroad is hosting its “Spring Public Meet of 2012” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at 7349 Tonawanda Creek Road in Lockport. Three trains will be running with 10 to 12 people per train. More...

Amherst High School to present ‘Requiem’

The Amherst Central High School Music Department will present “Requiem,” by John Rutter, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 in the Theodore Masterson Auditorium, 4301 Main St., Amherst.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

tues. 7 . Memphis — The 2010 Tony Award Winner for “Best Musical.” Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7; 8 p.m. Friday, June 8; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9; and 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 7 .Hear “Love Removal Machine,” “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Fire Woman” when The Cult performs with Against Me! and The Icarus Line as the 2012 Thursday at the Harbor  More...

Symphonic

thurs. 7 . More...