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June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Sweet Home teachers’ contract OK’d by narrow margin

Despite impassioned appeals to reject it, the majority of the Sweet Home School Board voted to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Sweet Home Teachers Association at its June 19 meeting.  The vote was 4-3 in favor, with More...

Mass planned to honor priests

During the past two years, the Consolata Missionaries society lost two priests who served both in missions and in the Buffalo community.  The Rev. Anthony Bellagamba and the Rev. More...

Transportation committee sets timeline to examine walking distances

Amherst schools   The Amherst School District’s transportation committee has formulated a timeline to examine student walking distances.  Melanie Conley, the district’s business administrator, provided the details at the June More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports neighbor wielding broom after dispute

Monday, June 18   • Police responded to a Sheridan Drive automobile dealership where tires and wheels were reportedly stolen from an SUV sometime during the weekend. The employee who reported the incident said nothing else was stolen.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Group lauds help from columnist

The recent column by David Sherman on the visiting Russian young professionals highlighted their resolve to help improve their communities and their country.  More...

Education

On the Campus

Caitlin Triantafillou, a 2009 graduate of Williamsville North High School, has been named to the Cortland State College dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. More...

Technology changes coming to Amherst School District

At the June 19 Amherst School Board meeting, Technology Coordinator Doug Wolf said all students are expected to be using technology in the classroom, whether it’s through an Internet search, Web-based software, social media tools or electronic More...

Prom 2012

  Briana Janson, left, Clare Battaglia, Rachel Mordaunt, Sara Cunningham, Samantha Wald and Ashley Materise pose together prior to the Williamsville North senior prom.  More...

Sports

Lightning strikes for Blujus at NHL entry draft

Tampa Bay selects Amherst native in second round, 40th overall

Dylan Blujus had a good idea he was going to be selected in the 2012 NHL entry draft Saturday in Pittsburgh, but the Amherst native admits he was surprised after being selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning as the 10th pick of the second round, 40th ove More...

Amherst Lightning 18U dedicates season to late coach

John Tripi Jr., a member of the Amherst Lightning travel softball organization for over 20 years, died Jan. More...

Jurek Post improves league record to 7-1

A.J. Jurek Post 1672 baseball recorded victories over Depew and Dolan Posts by identical scores of 6-4, improving its league record to 7-1. More...

Business

Vision Care introduces latest in ocular technology, services for Lasik candidates

For those interested in seeking corrective eye surgery, Vision Care offers some of the newest ocular testing equipment to determine if an individual is a candidate for such a procedure.  More...

Immediate Care secures Joint Commission Accreditation

Western New York Immediate Care centers have joined the ranks of urgent care providers nationwide that have received accreditation from The Joint Commission and are allowed to display its gold seal of approval.  More...

Ad campaign, new website slated to boost New York’s economic attraction

A new ad campaign launched by New York State is designed to show the rest of the country why the Empire State is the “place for businesses to grow, thrive and expand.”  The ads and a new website for “The New New York Works For More...

IDA reform alternative supported by village officials

Members of the Williamsville Village Board have agreed to support an Industrial Development Agency reform alternative proposed by Amherst Supervisor Barry Weinstein.  More...

Independence Day celebration scheduled

The Town of Amherst will offer musical entertainment as well as its annual fireworks display on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4. More...

Forest principal retires after 27 years

For nearly three decades, she has been the face each student sees when walking the hallways of Forest Elementary School. More...

Editorial

Become a patron or volunteer at the Farmers Market

Bee Editorial

The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill showcases products of vendors from across Western New York on a weekly basis at 56 E. Spring St. near Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

Spindle items

• GET WORKING — Last week, I may have been out of the office — but I wasn’t at home relaxing, either.  I completed numerous outdoor projects, including painting, tree trimming and overall landscaping to update the yard&rsq More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 30, 1887   Miss Ida Wolf, daughter of Mr. Jacob Wolf of Getzville, was greeted by a very pleasant surprise party last Saturday. There was quite a large number of young ladies present. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.How wonderful if bikers could practice courtesy and rules of the road. Bikes, especially the racing ones, are very quiet and often startle walkers or joggers as they speed by. More...

Obituaries

Blanche M. Fellows, nurse

Blanche M. Fellows, 83, of Buffalo, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, June 11, 2012.  Mrs. Fellows was born in Chatham, Ontario, and raised in a small farming community outside Petrolia, Ontario. More...

Erin E. Suszynski, daughter, sister, friend

Erin E. More...

Mary C. Tiede, teacher, librarian

Mary C. Tiede (nee Weckerle), 94, of East Aurora, formerly of Amherst, died Friday, May 25, 2012.  Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blocher Homes to host hospice presentation   More...

Lifestyles

Get Your Grill On

Western New Yorkers tell how to throw the perfect summer barbecue

From the guest list to the side dishes, right down to the fundamental issue of charcoal versus propane, there are so many details of the backyard barbecue that can be tweaked to perfection. More...

Adirondack Mountain Club sets paddle meeting

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will host a weekly paddle each Tuesday of the month of July. Paddlers of all levels are encouraged to attend and enjoy the after-work activity. The launch will take place at 6:30 p.m. More...

Buffalo Homeschoolers celebrates Envirothon win

Buffalo Homeschoolers earned its second Erie County Envirothon win and placed seventh out of 48 teams in the New York State competition.  The team consists of Amherst and Clarence residents.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . 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...

Walking Tours

thurs. 28 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

fri. 29 . Friendship Festival — “Commemorating the Bicentennial of The War of 1812,” opening ceremonies for the 26th annual event are 4-6 p.m. More...