Weekly Feature



August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Investors seek to transfer Westwood ownership to town

Representatives of Mensch Capital Partners are proposing that the Amherst Town Board consider the company’s transfer of ownership of the Westwood Country Club to the town in return for 170 acres of the Audubon Golf Course to create mixed-use re More...

Local News

East grad places fourth in national contest

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

During the end of his sophomore year at Williamsville East High School, Marc Cohen decided to run for the vice presidency of the state’s western region of the Future Business Leaders of America.  He admitted he didn’t have much exper More...

Police seeking robbery suspect

Amherst police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Key- Bank branch at 3586 Main St. More...

Town man receives 60-day sentence

An Amherst man will spend 60 days in jail after being convicted of driving while intoxicated in Cheektowaga Town Court.  More...

Police Blotter

Man brushes off security while stealing toothpaste

Monday, July 23  • Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard pet business where an employee reported that a $25 bill for dog grooming services was not paid by a customer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remember the life of fallen soldier

Time has passed, and soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice must never be forgotten. How devastating it must be to see military personnel and a chaplain approach a home. It can only mean one thing. On Monday, March 26, the family of Sgt. More...

Hospital event proved fun, upbeat

I recently participated in the “Rock-A-Thon” at Millard Fillmore   Suburban Hospital.  Whoever thought of the idea was right on. More...

Education

Williamsville East names fourth quarter honor roll students

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

On the Campus

Maryann Bavisotto of Amherst was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Fredonia State College.  Kristine Luce of Amherst was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Brockport State College.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting set   More...

Sports

North sets multiple records, dominates South

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic

The North flexed its muscles at the 37th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, pounding the South, 48-6, Wednesday at Depew High School.  The win not only ended North’s two-year drou More...

Williamsville South starting fall sports dates slated

The 2012 fall sports season at Williamsville South High School is rapidly approaching.  The season begins Monday, Aug. 15, with varsity and JV cheerleading at 9 a.m., and varsity and JV football at 3 p.m. More...

Twin Village Recycling tennis tourney attracts 200 players

The Twin Village Recycling $5,000 Post MUNY City Open Tennis Championships, held at Miller Tennis Center this past weekend, drew a field of 200 competitors.  The last event of the “Buffalo MUNY Grand Slam” is part of the year-round U More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 2 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Festivals

thurs. 2-sun. 5 .If you like freshly picked sweet corn (and who doesn’t?), don’t miss the Eden Corn Festival, a long weekend of corn, rides, games, music and entertainment. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2 . Creatures of the Night — Watch the forest and ponds transform under the setting sun and explore the world of nocturnal animals, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Festival fun

Reese Myers enjoys a children’s activity Saturday during the third annual Glen Park Arts Festival, which was part of Williamsville’s Heritage Weekend. More...

Taste of Williamsville returns

The Taste of Williamsville is back, and residents are gearing up for tasty treats, hot rods and live music. Now in its 24th year, the village event will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Put your health at the top of this weekend’s to-do list

Bee Editorial

In life, it is always better to be proactive instead of reactive when possible. If you have a health issue that you feel may need attention, perhaps you need to visit the Family Health Fair this weekend. The event will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Spindle items

• WEATHER OR NOT — I have come to a decision. Until summer is over I am just going to assume that each day will have weather that is 85 degrees, mainly sunny, probably humid and including a chance of rain or a thunderstorm.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1887   Bids will now be received for the building of a new frame school house, 20x30, in the Town of Amherst, one mile north of Eggertsville on the Tonawanda Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to know who approved the building at Main and Forest. The structure is about one foot off of Main Street; it’s so ridiculous. They should have put it in the back corner, where it belongs.  More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Stoetzel, former FBI section chief

Robert J. Stoetzel, 82, of Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, July 27, 2012.  Mr. Stoetzel was born in Rochester, attended Monroe High School and received All City First Team honors for basketball. More...

Dr. Joseph E. Margarone Jr., oral surgeon

Dr. Joseph Edward Margarone Jr., 75, of West Seneca, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.  Dr. Margarone was born in Buffalo and graduated from Canisius High School and the University at Buffalo.  More...

Harriet R. Vogelsang, teacher

Harriet R. Vogelsang, 82, of Amherst, died Friday, July 20, 2012, two days before her birthday.  The daughter of Buffalo State Teachers College’s first president, Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Beyond the sea

Single ‘fish’ describe online dating experiences

“ There are plenty of fish in the sea.” For some, the above cliché is a sign of hope, knowing their soul mate could be right around the corner. More...

Bicycle club to hold Can Am Century Weekend

The Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club will be sponsoring the seventh annual Can Am Century Weekend on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse on Buffalo’s waterfront. More...

Photo

TWIRLING SENSATION — In July, 22-year-old Chelsea Russell placed first in the Senior Grand National Twirling Competition held at the University of Notre Dame. More...

Business

HR InSight helps businesses handle complexities of human resources

HR InSight LLC is a resource for businesses that need assistance with the complex world of human resources.  Owner Kathie Frier opened the business in June at 6221 Transit Road, Suite 2, in East Amherst. More...

Wyndham Garden Hotel to be completed by early 2013

The structure of Wyndham Garden Hotel & Suites and Apartments, by Ellicott Development, is beginning to take shape.  Concept Construction Corp., the project’s construction manager, has begun to erect the initial steel framework.  More...

UB’s Center for the Arts enters partnership with Tickets.com

Tickets.com, provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions, and the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, have agreed to a new partnership centralized on ProVenue.  More...