Weekly Feature



May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Board submits Picture Main Street plans

At a Friday press conference at Village Hall, Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced that the Picture Main Street plans are being sent to the state Department of Transportation for approval after being in the works for 14 months. More...

Local News

STARS FOR HEROES

— Smallwood Elementary students met veterans and current members of the military on Thursday before taking a photograph in the formation of a star for the “Stars for Heroes” project More...

Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge event slated for May 17, 18

The 13th annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, through 7 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.  More...

Town Republican Committee endorses fall candidates

The Amherst Republican Committee has endorsed its candidates for the fall elections. The committee endorsed Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein, who is seeking re-election to a second term. More...

Police Blotter

Man, woman steal food drive donations

Monday, May 6   • A woman was charged with shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. She was reportedly attempting to steal men’s clothing from the business when she was apprehended by security personnel.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Join this year’s garden walk

It has been a beautiful spring this year, and if your garden is like mine, bulbs planted last year are in full bloom.  More...

Education

Williamsville South names students to third-quarter honor roll

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

KNIGHT TIME

— The new knight mascot arrives during a surprise assembly at S.S. Peter and Paul School on Thursday. Students will have the opportunity to name the mascot in an upcoming contest. More...

Amherst High School names third-quarter honor students

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

Lifestyles

Alive and wheel

Cycling for the soul

First introduced to the public as the “dandy horse” in early 19th-century Europe, the bicycle has since evolved to become one of the most versatile vehicles today, capable of opening up a world of opportunity for its rider.  More...

Historical society to host flea market, book sale

The Western New York Railway Historical Society will hold a flea market and used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lehigh Valley Historic Site, 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. Admission and parking are free. More...

Youth & Recreation News

Summer Program Guides Now Available — Copies are available at the Youth & Recreation program office, the Northtown Center at Amherst, Amherst Town Hall, Clearfield Community Center, Harlem Road Community Center and at Amherst Public librari More...

Business

Kristen Uniforms provides ‘uniformly excellent’ business apparel, accessories

For more than 30 years, Kristen Uniforms has been providing customers with quality apparel and accessories for people in the workforce.  Founded in 1982 by Richard and Marilynn Puglisi, the business has expanded since the mid-90s when it establi More...

Sheptin Tutoring to offer Regents prep sessions

Sheptin Tutoring Group, an academic and exam preparation company in Westchester County, has expanded its Regents Review program to the Western New York market.  With a goal of meeting the demands of students needing test preparation, the Sheptin More...

DiPirro elected chair of Western New York Chamber Alliance

Colleen DiPirro, president and chief executive officer of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, was recently elected chairwoman of the Western New York Chamber Alliance.  The alliance is a group of 17 Chamber of Commerce executives, representing five More...

Breaking News - 5/21/2013 10:11 PM

Voters to decide fate of school budgets on Tuesday

Residents in all three school districts will be voting on budgets and board candidates when polls open across the town on Tuesday, May 21. More...

Area restaurant owners discuss food truck operations

Restaurant owners in the Village of Williamsville met on Thursday with an attorney representing the Western New York Food Truck Association to gather ideas of how food trucks and restaurants can co-exist in the community.  More...

Editorial

Don’t penalize students in next week’s budget vote

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• REELING THEM IN — I have been fishing only a couple of times in my life, and in each instance it was extremely casual while sitting on a dock. However, I did manage to reel in a sunfish.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 17, 1888   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live at St. Mary’s apartments on Mill Street, which is considered a park. I am tired of seeing people take armloads of our flowers that our gardener plants. More...

Obituaries

Juanita C. DeBerry, educator, vocal soloist

Juanita C. DeBerry, (nee Cameron), 89, of Amherst, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  Mrs. More...

Death Notices

CORDERO, Sally B., of Amherst, died Friday, May 10. Ms. Cordero is survived by two sons, Richard and Jeremiah; one daughter, Rebecca; one sister, Janice; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Third annual Park Day set for village   More...

Sports

East snaps North’s three-year Williamsville Cup reign

Boys lacrosse

After a three-year absence, the Williamsville Cup is back on Paradise Road.  Williamsville East’s boys lacrosse team edged Williamsville North for the title, 11-10, Thursday.  It’s the 12th time the Flames have won the Williamsv More...

Sacred Heart girls lax loses to Mount St. Mary in ‘pink the field’ game

Sacred Heart’s girls lacrosse team came up short against Mount St. Mary, 10-4, Wednesday at the University at Buffalo Rotary Field, but in the end, what mattered was raising awareness for breast cancer.  More...

Win over Sweet Home clinches South baseball’s first league title since 2006

The Williamsville South baseball team put on its rally caps to secure the division title for the first time since 2006.  Eric Gorenflo drove in pinch runner Ryan Woods in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the Billies a 7-6 win over Swee More...