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May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Feature Rink to reopen with new boards, updates

After three weeks of extensive renovations, many updates to the Lexus Feature Rink at the Northtown Center at Amherst are now complete.  A grand reopening event to commemorate the improvements at the facility’s largest rink will be held at More...

Local News

Car seat safety check set for Friday

The Independent Insurance Agents of Western New York and Trusted Choice will be sponsoring a car seat safety check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at 6470 Main St., near Spindrift Drive, Amherst. More...

Post to serve Mother's Day brunch

The George F. Lamm Post will hold a Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the post, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. More...

Student experiences role as School Board member

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Since last June, Sweet Home High School senior Kevin Murray has been given a behind-the-scenes view of how government works.  As an ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board, Murray has had the opportunity to act as a liaison between the More...

Police Blotter

Youths throw rocks at passing vehicles

Monday, April 22  • A customer of a Main Street business reported that his blue and white bicycle was stolen by a man wearing a green, short-sleeved T-shirt. The customer said the bicycle was not locked while it was outside the store.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Land swap a bad deal for community

It has been brought to my attention that the proposed Audubon/Westwood golf course swap would result in the elimination of two fields at the Audubon complex for the Amherst girls softball league.  The Westwood proposal would have the lost fields More...

Toll booth issue affects entire region

I find it hard to believe that what the New York State Thruway Authority has offered to Western New York is the best it could come up with for this area.  It has spent millions of dollars studying the Williamsville toll booths, and our region ha More...

Education

Casey Middle names honor students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Williamsville East names second-quarter honor roll recipients

The following Williamsville East High School students were named to the honor roll for third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

On the Campus

Niagara University student Leanne Stuck, of Williamsville, was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, an undergraduate honor society for communication students, on April 20.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

MusicalFare Theatre to host show, discussion   MusicalFare Theatre will hold a Talk With at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the theater, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Farming....Local notions gives agriculture new life

“Farming is alive and well.”

That’s how Patrick Spoth, who runs Kelkenberg Farm in Clarence Center with his wife, Charlene, feels about the industry, and that is evidenced by the 36,000 farms in the state. More...

Art society to host art show reception

The Williamsville Art Society will present the “Carousel Spring Art Show” reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Village Center Gallery, 5500 Main St., Williamsville.   More...

Couple honor grandparents in private ceremony

Jennifer Evelyn Gordan married Shawn Ignatius Rogers in a private family ceremony on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. Anne Parish in Gilbert, Ariz. The Rev. Sergio M. More...

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Town works to revise food truck law

The Town Board during its work session on Monday decided to continue its discussion next week on how to best create a law that will govern food truck businesses.  (See editorial on page four)  The board also approved scheduling a public hea More...

Peak perfection

Mike Lollier, an employee of Weaver Metal and Roofing, ascends the peak of one of the two stone gatehouse structures at Main Street and Smallwood Drive in Snyder last week as repairs continue. More...

Changes in the works for Williamsville toll barrier

The New York State Thruway Authority is set to begin designing a plan for the Williamsville toll barrier, according to Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer. More...

Editorial

Time to create solutions to food truck questions

Bee Editorial

Monday’s Town Board work session gave us some insight into the development of a draft law to govern food trucks.  While we agree that a law to specifically oversee the operations of the mobile companies is necessary, it is important that t More...

Spindle items

• SPRING PROJECTS — It has been about five months since my wife and I purchased our first home together.  We were very excited after doing various small projects to decorate the house during the winter months. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 3, 1888   Last Friday, as Mr. Ed. F. Peckham was boxing with Mr. N. Bitterman, at Snyder, he slipped and fell, breaking his left arm.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding chickens, I live in the Village of Williamsville and my neighbors had a chicken coop last year. Now we have a fox who regularly visits my yard and goes after the rabbits. More...

Obituaries

Joyce E. Brown, international volunteer

Joyce Elaine Brown (nee Hastings), 82, of Amherst, died Thursday, April 25, 2013.  Mrs. More...

Larry Felser covered Buffalo Bills from team’s inception until retirement

Services were held Monday for Larry Felser, who worked for the Buffalo News for 38 years, his last 25 as its lead sports columnist.  Mr. Felser, 80, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Beechwood Continuing Care facility in Getzville. More...

Pascal A. Bochiechio, former business owner

Pascal A. Bochiechio, 89, of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.  Mr. Bochiechio was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School. More...

Sports

Amherst baseball wins ‘Throwback Classic’

Amherst baseball coach Brian Davis isn’t sure which team is going to show up from day to day, but the good version of his club came to play in the fifth “Throwback Classic” Saturday at Sweet Home.  The Tigers got strong pitchin More...

D’Youville to host girls basketball clinic

The D’Youville College Women’s Basketball program will be hosting a girls basketball clinic for youth ages 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the college’s gym. More...

Sweet Home track teams run top WNY times at Penn Relays

Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track teams ran some of the best times in Western New York last week at the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.  The boys 4x400-meter relay of Jeff Hart, More...

Business

iQuest Learning identifies, addresses area students’ academic gaps

No two students learn alike.  At iQuest Learning, 5225 Sheridan Drive at Evans Street, this statement is the foundation of the services the business offers to students in need.  The company’s tutors provide custom learning solutions f More...

Floral design school helps cultivate creativity

For the past 50 years, Atrium Florists, now Florists of America Inc., has been offering floral arrangements and specialty baskets to the community. Now, however, the business has bloomed into a floral design school as well.  More...

MJB Development honored during recent sales meeting

MJB Development has received multiple honors at the recently held Star Building Systems’ National Sales Meeting in Orlando, Fla.  More...