Weekly Feature



October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town examines code changes for food trucks

The town is currently working to revise its code specifically for food trucks, which now are classified as transient businesses.  Following numerous questions and complaints from residents and business owners as well as concerns from owners of f More...

Local News

Main Street trees are taking root

Residents of Main Street may have noticed a recent change in the scenery as trees were planted in the empty tree pits lining the street last week.  The tree planting project has been talked about for years and was a recurring topic during the Vi More...

ECC Foundation Board elects new officers to three-year terms

The Erie Community College Foundation Board of Directors recently elected new members to serve three-year terms.  More...

Park School to celebrate 100th birthday with celebration

The Park School of Buffalo will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend with a celebration to welcome hundreds of students, alumni, former and current faculty and staff to the school for three days of festivities.  The Centennial Celebratio More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was at the UB Football game on Wednesday night, and I parked at the Northtown Center. I noticed all the illegal parking: people parking on lawns and creating their own parking spots. I’m amazed that no cops gave out any tickets. More...

Obituaries

Joseph F. Saeli Sr., retired salesman

Joseph F. Saeli Sr., 86, of Getzville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.  Mr. More...

Peter F. Coit Sr., member of prominent Buffalo family

Peter F. Coit Sr., 88, of Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.  More...

Gail Ann Olson, music teacher

Gail Ann Olson, of Getzville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Memories & memorabilia

Although many cities love their professional football teams, Buffalo and its citizens seem to have an attachment to the Bills that runs deeper than most. More...

German-American Fest slated for Oct. 6

The American Legion 622 will host a German-American Fest from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Geo. F. Lamm Post Grove, 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. The event will feature live music by the Auslanders and Rare Vintage. More...

Professor’s seminar focuses on food safety

In the course of four years, Lori Till launched a food safety seminar to educate businesses and restaurants on proper food handling.  After receiving calls from various companies asking her to provide food safety training for their employees, Ti More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 4 . Theatre District Haunted Pub Crawl — History, architecture, folklore and parapsychology focusing on inns and taverns in Buffalo’s historic theatre district, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, meet at  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 4 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121  More...

Skatepark

Second fundraiser remembers Rice

Nearly eight weeks following the success of the first “Rockin’ for Rice” event at Bassett Park, a second is being planned to raise funds for a skatepark in honor of Alix Rice.  “We are all doing our part to make sure that More...

Main-Transit fire hall renovations near completion

Renovations to Main-Transit Fire Department Station 1 are nearing completion after more than 13 months of disarray.  The fire hall, at 6777 Main St. More...

Editorial

Support the libraries: visit and sign the postcard

Bee Editorial

The Buffalo & Erie County Library System needs your help to convince County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz that additional funding should be allocated for the system in 2013.  More...

Spindle items

• PLEASE, USE ETIQUETTE — I enjoy receiving feedback, including questions, comments or concerns from the public. It is a way for me to stay further informed of what is happening in the community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 6, 1887   Last week while grading the yard of Mrs. Jacob Hershey, next to the Eagle Hotel, Mr. Wm. Irr found a Spanish quarter dated 1794.  More...

Police Blotter

Man flees gas station with cigarette lighter display

Monday, Sept. 24  • A resident of Promenade Lane reported returning home from work to find his mailbox smashed by an unknown person. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to choose Collins over Hochul

It is indeed quite amusing that Rep. Kathy Hochul is advertising that she voted for an amendment to the budget and is proud of making the difficult choice. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club schedules meeting   The Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. A presentation on Halloween folklore will follow the business session. More...

Sports

North boys volleyball excels at South tournament

Spartans win for second time in three years, Penberthy named MVP

The Williamsville North boys volleyball team has always fared well at the Williamsville South Tournament and this year was no different.  The Spartans beat host school Williamsville South, 25-21, 25-19, to win the tournament for the second time More...

Bennett football spoils East’s homecoming

Williamsville East football coach Chris McDuffie had a decision to make late in the Flames’ homecoming game with Bennett Saturday afternoon.  With the Flames ahead, 25-22, the East offense was forced to punt from its own 17 after the defen More...

Amherst swim team to ‘Pink the Pool’

The Amherst varsity girls swim team will host the fifth annual “Pink the Pool” event in their home meet against Iroquois at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at Amherst Middle School. More...

Business

Beechwood names new president, CEO

Beechwood Continuing Care, a Western New York not-for-profit senior care community, has appointed Daniel P. O’Neill as its new president and chief executive officer.  More...

Suneel’s Light to host ‘A Night to Shine’ fundraiser on Oct. 18

Suneel’s Light, an Amherst-based nonprofit foundation, is hosting “A Night to Shine” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hauptman Woodward Life Science Building, 700 Ellicott St., Buffalo.  More...

Chamber sponsors annual ‘Business of the Year’ awards event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business of the Year awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...