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July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Law change initiated by Daemen College to improve access to health care

A change in a law to improve access to quality and affordable health care was recently initiated by Daemen College.  The new law, which was passed law by the State Legislature 164-0, affects three Buffalo area colleges and universities that gran More...

Local News

Koelmel elected chair of state Power Authority

The president and chief executive officer of First Niagara Financial Group was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Power Authority last week. John R. Koelmel, a resident of East Amherst, was elected by the board on June 27. More...

Legislation allows organizations to raise more funds

The Assembly gave final passage on June 21 to legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-Kenmore, that would permit not-for-profit organizations, such as The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, to increase the amount of a single prize awarded b More...

Garlic Mustard Challenge larger than expected

The Garlic Mustard Challenge held by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve, Buffalo Audubon Society and the Western New York Land Conservancy was much larger than organizers expected.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I don’t feel it is a good thing for the town to pass the proposal to allow garbage cans to be in front of homes in Amherst.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Obamacare’ threatening future

Normally, I am very quiet about such matters, however, the Supreme Court decision not to overturn Obamacare was the final straw for me. I cannot hold my frustration in any longer.  More...

Education

Mill Middle School names fourth quarter honor roll students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year: Grade Eight More...

Photo

ENCHANTED GARDEN — Mark Yadon of Mischler’s Florist gives residents a demonstration on how to create a fairy garden. More...

St. Benedict’s names students to third trimester honor roll

The following students at St. Benedict’s School were named to the honor roll for the third trimester of the 2011-12 academic year:  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting set   More...

Sports

State run helps Clarence dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Softball

The bigger the stage Clarence’s softball team played on this spring, the better the Lady Red Devils played — all the way through the Class AA state championship game.  That level of visible success most likely played a significant fa More...

OP, Lancaster, Amherst fills out majority of First Team

2012 All-Bee Baseball

Several of the top baseball players in Western New York are featured as First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Baseball Team.  Four of the 10 spots on the All-Bee First Team are from Class AA semifinalist Orchard Park, two players are fro More...

All-Bee Baseball, Softball Teams named; selection process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, The Bee’s sports staff decided to expand the papers’ all-star recognition this spring with the creation of the All-Bee Baseball Team and the All-Bee Softball Team.  More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 5.Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall will perform at 8 p.m.Thursday, July 5 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., SecondFloor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860,.www.tralfmusichall.comAlternative hip-hop bandArrested Development will More...

David Allan Coe

fri. 6

American outlaw country music singer David Allan Coe, best known for Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile and who also wrote Take This Job and Shove It, will perform, along with opener Kyle Turley, at 7  More...

Family Activities

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Alix’s Law runs out of time

A law — bearing the name of an Amherst teenager who was killed last year after being struck by a vehicle on Heim Road — will have to wait until at least January before it is added to the books in New York State.  More...

Walk to be held in memory of Rice

A memorial walk to remember the life of Alix Rice, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Heim Road in July 2011, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst.   More...

Old Home Days to feature parade, family entertainment

Old Home Days returns to Williamsville next week, with the midway opening at noon Tuesday, July 10, at Island Park. The event, which runs through Friday, July 13, will feature the annual parade at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Deadliest driving day should be respected

Bee Editorial

Hundreds of Amherst and Williamsville teenagers walked across a stage to shake hands with a school district official and receive in return a high school diploma, the document each of them had worked hard for through the past 13 years.  More...

Spindle items

• MUSIC ON MAIN — Of the many events Amherst and Williamsville offer at this time of year, I want to remind everyone to not forget about Music on Main. From about 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 7, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Trespassing baseball players urinate near window

Monday, June 25  • An employee of a Sheridan Drive fast food restaurant reported that a group of three male teenagers were being “rowdy and threw a rock at a vehicle parked in the lot.” The youths fled the restaurant prior to th More...

Obituaries

Sister Juliana Deinhart, longtime educator

Sister Juliana Deinhart, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  Born Dorothy Deinhart in Buffalo, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Third Order Regular of Buffalo in 1939. More...

Louis H. Richardson, piano teacher

Louis H. Richardson (nee Hill), 83, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, June 23, 2012.  Mrs. Richardson was born in Meriden, Conn., was a graduate of Berlin High School and received her bachelor of music degree from Boston University. More...

Roger C. Nicholson, financial advisor

Roger C. Nicholson, 80, of Williamsville, and Osprey, Fla., died Friday, June 22, 2012.  Mr. Nicholson was a graduate of Amherst Central High School and the University of Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

BookFest celebrates art of bookmaking

Workshops, demonstrations and one large piece of construction equipment take over street

For many, the Western New York Book Arts Center is a too-well-kept secret. More...

Lions Club loan closet needs donations

The Amherst Lions Club seeks donations for its loan closet. The club loans equipment such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers to the community. The equipment can be kept as long as needed. Contact Ken Moses at 634-1212, ext. More...

On the Campus

Mark Chaskes of Williamsville received a Bachelor of Science degree in leadership in medicine from Union College.  Julia Friedman of Amherst received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Union College.  More...

Business

Munroe Chiropractic celebrates 25 years of eliminating patients’ aches and pains

For the past 25 years, Munroe Chiropractic has been helping patients rid themselves of many types of pain, including neck and back aches, tennis elbow and migraines.  More...

Concierge Dental pampers patients, delivers care

Chocolate M&Ms, sculptures, and Pandora radio.  When customers first walk into Concierge Dental Group’s new location on Melrose Road in Amherst, they may notice several features that add to the office’s mission which is to provid More...

Business news

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Ingram Micro, 1759 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. More...