Weekly Feature



August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville Schools approves tax levy, details capital project proposal

by KEATON T. DEPRIEST Associate Editor   The Williamsville School Board on Aug. More...

Local News

Jewish Federation appoints town couple to two positions

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo has appointed Steven J. Weiss as chair of the 2013 United Jewish Fund General Campaign and his wife, Ellen R. Weiss, as chair of the 2013 United Jewish Fund Women’s Philanthropy.  More...

Amherst High School to offer ‘Adventure 2016’ for freshmen

The administration, faculty and staff at Amherst High School will host their incoming ninth graders next week for a freshman orientation.  The program, Adventure 2016, will be held Thursday, Aug. More...

COMMUNITY EVENT —

Amaya Johnson, her sister, Ariana, and mother, Deanna, stand with Dave Triado, who is greeted by area residents during a bake sale and fundraiser held Sunday on Willow Ridge Drive. More...

Letters to the Editor

A thruway toll increase is absurd

I think this whole toll issue is just another Albany charade. They start off claiming they need a 45 percent increase.  The politicians starting with Gov. More...

All religions should be respected

This past Christmas as a volunteer at the Senior Center, I was walking the halls enjoying the lovely decorations when I realized there was not one Christian symbol.  I couldn’t and still cannot understand why. More...

E-ZPass efforts should be increased

E-ZPass has been available at every New York State Thruway Toll Barrier since 1997.  It’s been 15 years and still, there are only two lanes dedicated to E-ZPass users at the Williamsville toll barrier.  The pollution problem could be More...

Education

On the Campus

Cal Pittner, a graduate of Williamsville North High School, was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Magic Show scheduled at Eastern Hills   More...

Sports

United fares well at ‘Indian Summer’ track invite

Williamsville United fared well on the track and in the field at the seventh annual “Indian Summer” Track and Field Invitational Aug. 2 at West Seneca West High School. More...

Amherst Arsenal wins soccer title

Amherst Soccer Association’s girls under-14 team, the Amherst Arsenal, were champions of the GU14 Buffalo Western New York Junior Soccer League AB division, finishing 9-0-4.  The team played exceptional defense, allowing only eight goals d More...

North Amherst claims Firemen’s Softball title

The North Amherst Fire Company softball team recently capped off the 2012 season with a 13-4 win over the Clarence Center Fire Company to earn the league’s championship.  More...

Business

Customized Surfaces offers latest designs of decorative concrete overlay

When it comes to decorating a home or commercial space, an owner of Customized Surfaces on Niagara Falls Boulevard says his company offers a product that fits everyone’s needs.  More...

State to enhance voter registration process, DMV services

Gov. Andrew M. More...

Business news

Dr. Adam M. Griffin has joined the staff at Infertility and IVF Associates, 4510 Main St., Snyder. More...

Vigil

Tammy Anna embraces her daughter, Grace, during a candlelight vigil in memory of Alix Rice held Thursday on Heim Road. More...

New solutions sought to control beaver dams

Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said although a beaver-trapping practice had been in place for several decades and that one beaver was trapped and killed in the town in 2011, he intends to work with members of area animal activist groups to fi More...

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL —

Members of the MacKenzie Highlanders march through the grounds of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Saturday during the 28th annual Scottish Festival. For more photos, see page eight. More...

Editorial

Knowing few facts can obscure a solution

Bee Editorial

Events in the Town of Amherst in the past several days show that the public can make a difference when it assembles to request change in the faces of elected officials.  Unfortunately, what the recent events also show is that in an age of Faceb More...

Spindle items

• THE LAST FRONTIER — As some of you may have read, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Fairbanks, Alaska to visit an old friend.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1887   Look at your Canadian bills, as the bank of London, Ontario, failed last week for over 1 million dollars. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated, topless man wanders in grocery store

Monday, Aug. 13   A resident of Brookdale Drive reported the front door of his home was damaged overnight by an unknown person.  • A resident of Spruce Road reported a neighbor was playing music at too high of a volume. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Matthews, traveller, volunteer

Barbara Matthews (nee Byers), 96, of Getzville, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.  Born in Buffalo, Mrs. More...

Death Notices

CHIARAMONTE, Lucy S., of Amherst, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Miss Chiaramonte is survived by a sister-in-law, Fannie Chiaramonte. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Michael J. Aronica, teacher, coach

Michael J. Aronica, 73, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Cruising back in time

You can fix them up, show them off, cruise nice and slow, or race them down a quarter mile track.  For many, they bring back memories of years gone by, afternoons with dad laboring under the hood or sitting beneath the screen of a drive-in movie More...

Open house, car show planned

The Amherst Highway Department is hosting an open house and car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1042 N. Forest Road. Car registration will be held from 8 a.m. through noon and prizes will be given away at 2:30 p.m. More...

Community Music School fall program set

As part of its upcoming fall season, Community Music School is offering private lessons and group classes at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder.  The school will provide weekly programing Monday through Wednesday. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 23 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Auditions

mon. 27 . Over the Tavern — The Alden Christian Theatre Society (ACTS), will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Tom Dudzick’s “Over the Tavern,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at 1470 Church St., Alden. More...

Family Activities

sat. 25 . Aquatic Exploration — Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to grab nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...