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June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Small-business owner earns ‘top dog’ status

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Donna Ruiz loves dogs and fashion. More...

Bornhava receives grant

Compu-Mail, a direct mail, printing and database marketing company based in Niagara Falls, recently announced the second recipient in its 2012 Charity Connection program.  More...

On the Campus

Oswego State College has named the following students to its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester: Courtnei Fassel and Lindsay Prentice, both of Amherst; Allison Bauman, Brandon Engel, Leah Rothschild, Michael Tombolesi, all of East Amherst More...

Letters to the Editor

ECC North Campus deserves funding

The Erie Community College North Campus is an asset the Town of Amherst cannot afford to lose.  The 2012-13 ECC budget is now before the Erie County Legislature for review. More...

Assembly needs to OK Jilly’s Law

On April 24, Debra Russell Jaeger, sister of slain Jill Russell Cahill, both of whom were City of Tonawanda natives, was the guest speaker at a Niagara Frontier Chapter, NYS Women Inc. meeting. More...

Sports

Sweet Home grad qualifies for world deaf golf championships

In some ways, David Wantuck is like your typical aspiring golfer.  More...

Lamm Post Baseball’s win streak hits 11 after tourney victory

For the second consecutive weekend, Lamm Post Baseball went undefeated in a wooden bat tournament, winning the Amherst Invitational. More...

Junior Billies mini-camp slated for next week

The Williamsville South basketball program will hold the Junior Billies boys and girls mini-camp from June 25 to 27 at Mill Middle School, 505 Mill St., Williamsville. More...

Business

Pfohl’s Furniture Den offers upscale consignment furniture, benefits community

Melissa Pfohl works to make sure her patrons receive the best possible price for items they purchase at her store.  At Pfohl’s Furniture Den, a furniture consignment store at 5225 Sheridan Drive in the Georgetown Plaza, customers can find More...

New owners preserve dance studio’s philosophy

In 1983, 3-year-old Kelly Schroeder became a member of the Sherry Martin School of Dance in Williamsville. Little did she know that more than 28 years later, she would take on a business venture as its new owner.  More...

Amherst Chamber announces collaboration

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently announced that members of the Emerging Business Leaders will have the opportunity to serve on the workgroups associated with the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council as well as audit the open More...

Church to honor community, family with carillon concert

For the past 63 years, Calvary Episcopal Church has provided harmony throughout the community each time its bells ring.  The church, at 20 Milton St. More...

Board approves bond for upgrades to sewer plant

The Amherst Town Board on Monday approved a $3.1 million bond to fund five improvement projects at the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  More...

Editorial

UB continues to evolve as a regional gem

Bee Editorial

A s elementary, middle and high school students across Amherst celebrate the end of another school year, it is easy to overlook the presence of the University at Buffalo, which held its commencement exercises more than a month ago.  Yet it is fr More...

Spindle items

• GOLF ANNIVERSARY — This month marks the 90th anniversary of the Women’s Buffalo Golf Club, the oldest established women’s golf league in the United States.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 23, 1887   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Last week’s Bee Heard on two separate entries called attention to arrogant Amherst drivers. The sad truth is that calls to this column are the only way to get anything done in this community. More...

Obituaries

Donna Fischer, library worker

Donna Lee Fischer (nee Riordan), of the Township of Tewksbury, N.J., formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Aloisius J. Oczek, WWII veteran, steelworker

Aloisius J. Oczek, 88, of Williamsville, died Monday, June 11, 2012.  Mr. Oczek was born in Lackawanna and attended Lackawanna High School. He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

FREY, Harold “Harry,” died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Mr. Frey is survived by his companion, Mary Woods. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 18, at SS. More...

Lifestyles

Getting down and dirty

Community gardeners reap what they sow

Grass-roots gardens throughout Western New York are connecting people with plants and hard work with satisfaction.  And as garden clubs, green-thumb gurus and volunteers plug away potting and pruning, a deep-rooted sense of community continues t More...

Church plans centennial celebration

Calvary Episcopal Church is holding a free Carillon Concert and outdoor reception at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at 20 Milton St., Williamsville. More...

Kawelle to host ‘Rubber Ducky Race’

Kawelle will host its second annual “Rubber Ducky Race and BBQ” to raise funds for Kenyan communities from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Island Park, 5565 Main St., Williamsville.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 21 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Garden Tours

fri. 22 . National Buffalo Garden Festival — Enjoy five weeks of the best that Buffalo’s gardens and gardeners have to offer, featuring walks, tours, seminars, talks and events, Friday, June 22 through  More...