Weekly Feature



August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Interim principal named at Williamsville South

Paul Hendel has been appointed interim principal at Williamsville South High School, effective Aug. More...

Local News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

— Rick Balch, president of the Crow’s Nest Horseshoe League, presents Frank Lawlor with a cake during a recent celebration of his 90th birthday. More...

Sheriff’s Office examines alleged suicide attempt

Following an incident that led to his arrest on Saturday at a Transit Road business, a Williamsville man attempted to commit suicide, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.  Undersheriff Mark N. More...

Firemen’s Association honors Main-Transit volunteer

The Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association on Friday honored Main-Transit firefighter Nicolas P. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’ve been driving for 36 years, and I am actually beginning to be afraid to drive around the area. It used to be people followed the speed limit and did not tailgate. Now, you’re forced to go 5 mph over so people don’t get angry. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BECKER, Adolph Carl III, of Amherst, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Sawrie (nee Barnes); three sons, Ryan, Derek and Austin; and three sisters, Stancie Chamberlain, Dr. Christine Backer and Laura Kirk. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mito group holds monthly meeting   The Western New York Mitochondrial Disease Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, and every third Thursday of the month at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Local duo taking gamble on free poker

Dave Winnert was working construction in Phoenix a few years ago when he came across a poker league unlike anything he had seen back home in West Seneca. More...

Catholic Health plans program for women

“Understanding the Importance of Women’s Heart Health,” a free dinner presentation sponsored by WomenCare at Catholic Health, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Sentimental Journey Band concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.  More...

Business

Karyn Kelly Dance Studio provides family atmosphere for students

In 1963, the Karyn Kelly Dance Center was established in the basement of a small home.  The business, which is now entering its 50th year, has changed and expanded since then, but there is one constant — the dance center remains focused on More...

Consignment shops ease parents’ back-to-school burdens

When you’re a kid, you always are dressed to the nines. Somehow you look like a million bucks, even with a giant blue rhinoceros or green giraffe on your belly.  More...

Business news

The Eastern Hills Mall grounds, at 4545 Transit Road, Clarence, will be the site of Kruzin 4 Kids, a car and motorcycle show that will raise funds and share information on pediatric cancer research through Melina’s White Light. More...

Corasanti receives one-year jail sentence

The Amherst Bee has learned that James Corasanti has been sentenced to a jail term of one year after being found guilty in May of driving while intoxicated. More...

Federal charges loom for suspect in explosives case

Amherst police on Aug. 8 arrested a town man after discovering suspected homemade explosives and devices at his Williamsburg Square residence, according to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen. Cohen said police responded at approximately 6 p.m. More...

Scottish Festival to be held Saturday

The annual Scottish Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. The festival costs $10 for adults, and children 13 years old and younger are free. More...

Editorial

Heed warnings of police to prevent a scam

Bee Editorial

Within the past couple of weeks while compiling entries for the police blotter, The Bee has noticed several reports by residents stating a person claiming to be a general contractor has stolen items from their homes.  More...

Spindle items

• A RECORDING ARTIST — Earlier this year, I wrote a story about Katie Flemming, an 11-year-old student who was honored for her volunteerism.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1887   The Getzville school closed Friday, Aug. 12, after a successful term of four months. Among those who were present were Mrs. Hershey, Mr. and Mrs. Hemenway, and Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Fork fight ends with hugs

Monday, Aug. 6  • A resident of South Woodshire reported he was verbally threatened by a neighbor because the outside floodlight was apparently too bright, disrupting area residents.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Calm discussions must yield answers

There has been a great deal of media coverage concerning the proposal to the Town of Amherst to “swap” Westwood Country Club for the Audubon Golf Course. More...

Exchange proposal needs to be rejected

Amherst Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein at a recent Town Board meeting announced that he will single-handedly lead the charge in negotiations for a land swap proposal put forth by Mensch Capital Partners.  More...

Sports

Lamm Post baseball holds annual picnic, banquet

George F. Lamm Post 622 recently held its annual baseball awards picnic and banquet at the Lamm Post Grove. More...

East Amherst golfer qualifies for U.S. Amateur championship

Daniel Yustin was successful in his first attempt at qualifying for the 112th United States Golf Association’s U.S. Amateur Championship.  The 19-year-old East Amherst resident secured a spot with a 36-hole score of 138 at a U.S. More...

Williamsville girls district golf team begins seventh season

The Williamsville girls district golf team will begin its seventh season at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road, Williamsville.  Practice will also be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, Thursday, Aug. 23 and Friday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 16 . Weekday Trolley Tours — One-hour trolley tours provide an informative and lighthearted tour through Forest Lawn’s historic grounds. More...

Family Activities

fri. 17 . Fungi with a Fun Gal — Discover the mysterious world of mushrooms through an indoor presentation and a guided fungus foray in the woods, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Theater

thurs. 16 . Once On This Island Jr. — Presented by In Good Company Productions. Performance: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Miller Band Shell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda. Bring a lawn chair. . More...