Weekly Feature



June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town seniors discover what’s next

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is turning 50 and has shown the community it isn’t just a place to play cards and bingo. More...

Youth reading challenge to begin June 25

Get your bookmarks ready.  The Summer Sensational Reading Challenge for students in kindergarten through grade 12 will begin Monday, June 25.  The program, sponsored by Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette and assisted by the Amherst Youth Consor More...

Local News

Annual festival provides sweet treats, summer fun

The summer season is upon us, and to celebrate, the Rotary Club of Williamsville is preparing for its 13th annual Strawberry Festival.  The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Vehicle incidents force I-290 closure

A section of westbound Interstate 290 was closed for 12 hours on Saturday after a female motorist allegedly struck another vehicle and continued driving until she hit a utility pole off the highway.  More...

Retirement bittersweet for superintendent’s secretary

Belle Mulé

From September to June, most students dread Sunday nights because they know they have to go to school the next morning.  That has never been the case with Belle Mulé, secretary to the superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School District.&nbs More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The public sector completely failed in their duty to collect and present incontrovertible evidence to prosecute the driver directly involved in the death of the 18-year-young Ms. Rice.  More...

Obituaries

Trenton W. White, Air Force Academy graduate

Trenton W. White, 28, of Williamsville, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.  Mr. White was born in Tucson, Ariz., and graduated from Jackson High School in Canton, Ohio.  More...

Maj. Daniel Kiblin, Air Force and Air National Guard veteran

Maj. Daniel Kiblin, 43, of East Amherst, died Monday, June 4, 2012.  Mr. Kiblin enlisted in the Air Force after graduation from Hutchinson-Central Technical High School in 1987. More...

Death Notices

BEDNARSKI, Thomas W. “Sunny,” of Amherst, died Thursday, June 7, 2012. He served in the Marine Corps for five years and worked at General Mills for more than 38 years. Mr.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Rose Society sets monthly meeting The Western New York Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road. More...

Lifestyles

Lessons on the lake

Local youths can set sail this summer

A dventures on the high seas are only a few lessons away this summer for young people in Western New York.  The Buffalo Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons to children of all ages and ability levels.  More...

Electronics recycling drive to benefit hospice

The Boulevard Mall and Sunnking Electronics Recycling have teamed up to help raise money for Hospice Buffalo. The community event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Fifty and fabulous

Senior Center celebrates anniversary

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Open House event from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at 370 John James Audubon Parkway.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 14 . Flag Day 2012 — Celebrate Flag Day by commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and America’s Star Spangled Banner, 10 a.m. More...

Wallenda Walk Events

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Finishing touch

Courtney Harm pins a boutonniere on Rikki Draven during Sweet Home High School’s prom on Thursday at Rich’s Atrium in Buffalo. For more prom photographs, see page 10. More...

Village reaffirms need for toll barrier removal

In 1987, 1996 and 2002, the Village Board passed resolutions requesting that the state remove the Williamsville toll barrier.  (See editorial on page four)  And at Monday night’s meeting, the trustees unanimously voted to pass another More...

War of 1812 brought into spotlight with commemoration

President James Madison stood, adjusted his coat, and slowly but purposefully walked toward the podium.  With a serious and calm tone, he addressed those standing in front of him, talking about the importance of peace between nations.  More...

Editorial

Toll barrier issue has lingered far too long

Bee Editorial

The Williamsville Village Board went on the record Monday night urging the New York State Thruway Authority to relocate the Williamsville toll barrier.  It was the fourth time this governmental body has adopted this same stance in the last 25 ye More...

Spindle items

• FESTIVAL FEVER — One indication of summer being only days away is that the German Festival will be held this weekend at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 16, 1887   The Williamsville Brewing Co. is meeting with great success, and they have an excellent foreman in their employ. He turns a No. 1 glass of beer. Just try it and be convinced.  More...

Police Blotter

Shoplifters rethink theft, return stolen merchandise

Monday, June 4  • A resident of Crystal Springs Lane reported that a credit card was stolen from his wallet. The resident told police the wallet was left in an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Urban deserves Naval Park tribute

I would like to thank David Sherman for his column about hydrofracking. More...

Hydrofracking facts not public enough

I found the column by David Sherman last week about hydrofracking very informative. I always wondered about the chemical makeup of fracking fluid. These chemicals and their harmful effects should be more widely publicized.  More...

Education

Niagara University honors Amherst residents

The fifth recipient of the Julie Burdick Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the East Amherst resident, is Kerisa Bonville, of Fairport, a double major in theatre performance and communications studies.  Niagara University alumna and East Amherst More...

Photo

BANK ON IT — Mark Duffy, center, of SEFCU, 4375 Transit Road, visited the young bankers class at SS. Peter and Paul School with a bag of gifts on behalf of the company. More...

Sports

Opportunity changes Miller’s career path to tennis

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

When Todd Miller was growing up, he never dreamt of tennis as his full-time career. He wanted to be on TV.  “I was going to be a sportscaster or a news anchor,” said Miller, a Sweet Home graduate. More...

Sweet Home track, field stars end careers as champs

Izard dominates girls pentathlon, Gordon wins Federation boys 100 dash

On the biggest stage of the high school outdoor track and field season, Sweet Home’s Stephanie Izard and Wayne Gordon excelled.  More...

Annual Jolly Boys golf outing slated

The annual Jolly Boys golf outing will be held on Monday, Aug. 13 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 12292 Clarence Center Road, Akron. There will be a shotgun start of 10:30 a.m. Registration will take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. More...

Business

Buffalo Bones Doggy Day Care provides safe, comfortable place for dogs

After traveling to different portions of the country, Rich and Jen Bonnes realized there was a business they could open that would be of great service to the public.  More...

Dockside Inn provides waterfront dining

Citing that a person would be hard-pressed to find a place to enjoy a meal along Western New York’s section of the Erie Canal, Dan and Gloria Wingrove said they decided that the structure at 153 Sweeney St., near Gateway Harbor in North Tonawan More...

Chamber to host event at Milos

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business After Hours networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. More...