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July 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days continues through Friday

The annual Old Home Days celebration continues through Friday, July 13, at Island Park in the Village of Williamsville. On Wednesday, July 11, a bicycle rodeo, for children through age 12, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Local News

Photo

BEST WISHES — Sister Mary Veronica Del Vecchio, right, views the roses she received on her 100th birthday, as her nephew, Dr. Joseph J. More...

Teacher evaluation process outlined at Sweet Home

Implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review process in the Sweet Home Central School District should help improve the quality of teaching it provides, according to Michael Baumann, assistant superintendent for human resources and plan More...

Student guitarist performs on stage with blues legend

Hayden Fogle, at 12, was recently able to do what most adults have not: play guitar on stage in front of more than 1,700 people alongside a blues legend. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Driving around town, I can’t help but notice the number of Town of Amherst Highway Department trucks being operated by drivers talking on cell phones. Are these people exempt from the law? More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

STEIN, Marjorie C. (nee Calvert), of Amherst, died Saturday, June 30, 2012. Mrs. Stein was a buyer at LL. Berger for 35 years and had a passion for thoroughbred horses and the Saratoga Race Track. She also loved traveling and fine dining. More...

Richard J. Gerow, veteran, chiropractor

Richard J. Gerow, 89, of Amherst, died Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mr. Gerow was born in Buffalo and attended Lafayette High School. More...

Patrick M. Butterson, locomotive engineer

Patrick M. Butterson, 48, of Getzville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012.  Mr. More...

Sports

All-Americans among inaugural First Team picks

2012 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Two All-Americans and an Academic All-American are among the First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team.  In addition, four of the seven First Team All-stars are from the Town of Amherst, a pair of All-stars are from West S More...

Lancaster, Will North players dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Williamsville North were two of the top girls lacrosse teams in Western New York in the spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Sect More...

Sports briefs

Registration is open for Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 16 to Thursday, July 19 at Amherst High School’s athletic field on Westmoreland Drive in Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 12 . Explore Buffalo — This one-hour 1- to 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. Walk around Hertel Avenue and the surrounding area before the start of the Italian Festival, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12; Free.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 12 . 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...

Theater

sat. 14 . MusicalFare at Canalside — The characters of Dewitt Clinton and Seamus Mahoney will come to life in performances by actor Nick Russo in original monologues written by Nell J. More...

Water code to be topic of hearing

¦ ‘Costly’ repairs cited by village

The Williamsville Village Board will host a public hearing on July 23 to discuss a proposed modification to its water code. As it stands, Williamsville residents are responsible to pay for any damage which occurs from their meter to the water main. More...

Volunteer garden blossoms creating residential attraction

What started with just a few flowers has now blossomed into a tranquil and peaceful area for residents to relax and gather. Two years ago, three residents of People Inc. More...

Editorial

Cyberbullying legislation enhances student safety

Bee Editorial

On Monday, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that enhances student safety by protecting them from cyberbullying, our first thoughts were to remember Jamey Rodemeyer.  More...

Spindle items

• ANOTHER PERFORMANCE — In last week’s Spindle column, one of the items I discussed was the weekly event, “Music on Main.”  What I left out of my discussion was that I was a guest performer with one of the bands in T More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 14, 1887   The building of a railroad line from Buffalo to Williamsville is very, very quiet.  Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Contractor gets defensive, takes off fence

Monday, July 2   • Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant where several customers were reportedly arguing with staff members because they received poor food. More...

Letters to the Editor

Move tolls, add new interstate arteries

Several issues ago, The Amherst Bee ran a front-page article about moving the Williamsville toll booths to relieve congestion on Main Street in Williamsville.  More...

Court has ruled; now move on

In response to David Sherman’s column published July 4 and 5, it is tiresome to see the same old arguments trotted out once again. The Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it is constitutional. Full Stop. Now move on.  More...

Education

Williamsville North High School names honor roll students

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

Sweet Home High School posts third quarter honor roll students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Players schedule performances   More...

Lifestyles

Thirst for knowledge quenched at Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

Local bar hosts group for enthusiasts, welcomes novices

On a sun-soaked Sunday evening in North Tonawanda, Dwyer’s Pub sits fairly empty. A few patrons dot the bar, slowly sipping on pints of beer. More...

UNYTS blood drive scheduled

Upstate New York Transplant Services will be a holding a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville. More...

Rising Sun Yoga classes under way in Glen Park

Rising Sun Yoga is offering sessions in Glen Park from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  More...

Business

Designer Floors and Cabinets: ‘A one-stop shop for customers’

While enrolled in college to earn a degree in marketing, he worked as an installer of carpeting and flooring for a business in Virginia. More...

J Style specializes in recent trends, universal designs

Jordan Kelley and Janet Ramseyer met at Villa Maria College and have started their own independent design firm, J Style Interior Design LLC.  The firm specializes in universal design, a recent trend in design that aims to allow everyone to use a 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...