Weekly Feature



June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman dies in collision on Millersport Highway

A Lockport woman died on June 5 in a head-on collision on Millersport Highway near Smith Road.  According to Amherst Police Capt. More...

Local News

Duquin, Piazza, Yates unopposed for election

Williamsville Village Board Trustees Chris Duquin, Basil Piazza and Al Yates will all seek re-election for their current positions during the village election on Tuesday, June 18. All three are running unopposed for the four-year terms.  More...

State grant will aid Williamsville planetarium

State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, said Monday that a $290,000 grant has been secured for the Williamsville Education Foundation to upgrade and replace outdated equipment for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School. More...

NFTA creates ‘app’ for crime reporting

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Transit Police Department on June 6 introduced a new high-tech way for its passengers to report criminal or suspicious activity via a smartphone application.  (See editorial on page four)&nb More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.While Jane Woodward was a member of the town board, it was a seven-member board. More...

Education

Amherst High receives changes in Common Core Standards

Amherst High School Principal Greg Pigeon outlined changes at the high school in Common Core Learning Standards in English/language arts and math and described the implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review plan for applicable teache More...

WILLIAMSVILLE EAST HIGH SCHOOL Prom 2013

Amy Johnston, left, dances with Erika Betz, Andrew Hage and Marlee McCain during Williamsville East’s prom held Friday at the Hyatt. More...

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL Prom 2013

Lauren Rao, left, Emily Heim, Julia Stoll and Kayla Plotner take a moment to pose together. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Federation to hold Chiavetta’s barbecue   The board of directors of the Jewish Federation Apartments will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

The apple doesn’t fall far from the sport

Fathers’ devotion to athletics influences children, community

There’s something sacred about the time a father devotes to helping his children grow as athletes and individuals.  More...

Store plans garden party fashion event

Ten Thousand Villages store will host “Summer Garden Party Fashion” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the store, 5596 Main St., Williamsville. The event will show how to plan outdoor summer dinner parties. For more details, call 810-9333. More...

Amateur photographer captures faces of ‘The American Worker’ in photo exhibit

Phil Pantano, an amateur photographer from the Town of Tonawanda, will show the world how he envisions those working toward the American dream.  The photo series called “The American Worker” features 19 individuals from all walks of More...

Entertainment

Film/Video

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Special Events

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Performance

mon. 17   Joe Donohue — The organist will perform on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Lockport Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport; $.   More...

Prom fun

Chris Stonish, left, and Rachael Weissenburg prepare to enter the photograph booth during Sweet Home High School’s prom held Thursday at Statler City. For more prom photographs, see page 18. More...

Court ruling cancels townwide referendum

A ruling on June 5 by State Supreme Court Justice Tracey Bannister voided Tuesday’s planned public referendum regarding the size of the Town Board.  The ruling was made after Amherst Democratic Committee Chairman Jerome Schad filed an obje More...

Strawberry Festival to sweeten start of summer

On Wednesday, June 19, the Williamsville Rotary Club will host its annual Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Island Park in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

App should be useful for all NFTA transport users

Bee Editorial

During the June 6 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority event to unveil the new See Say App, officials geared their presentation toward the frequent users of the system, but they should really be pushing to get those who don’t typically use More...

Spindle items

• SEND YOUR NEWS — In the past couple of weeks, I have had residents wonder how they may submit their news items of interest to The Bee.  We can publish photos depending on their clarity and the space we have in a given issue. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 14, 1888   The Buffalo Daily Times has made its appearance on our streets. It is a lively, wide-awake paper. Master Henry Metz has the sale of it.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident gets defensive about fence removal

Monday, June 3   • On MacArthur Drive, a resident reported that the location of his neighbor’s new fence was the subject of an argument between the two parties. More...

Obituaries

Patrick S. Conway, Clarence High School senior

Patrick S. Conway, 18, of Clarence, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  Mr. Conway was a senior at Clarence High School and was slated to graduate on June 22. More...

George P. Ziemer, financial executive, Eucharistic minister

George P. Ziemer, 79, of Clarence, died Monday, June 10, 2013.  Mr. Ziemer was a graduate of Canisius High School and Canisius College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. More...

Gregory Allen Kayne, 50, Amherst Hockey Hall of Fame member

Gregory Allen Kayne, 50, formerly of Amherst, died  Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  A graduate of Williamsville East High School, Mr. Kayne attended the University at Buffalo. More...

Sports

Orioles draft Amherst’s Heim in fourth round

¦ Senior was 129th overall pick

Ever since he can remember, Jonah Heim wanted to play pro baseball.  The Amherst senior took the next step of his life-long dream as he was chosen by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Entry Draft Friday. More...

South baseball falls two runs short of state title

Every year Kraig Kurzanski says team goals for the Williamsville South baseball team are to win the ECIC Division II title, a Section VI title and a Class A state title.  The Billies were two runs away from completing all three goals, losing to More...

All-Bee Baseball Team slated for next week

The Bee will announce its All-Bee Baseball Team in next week’s edition. There will be stories highlighting Pitcher of the Year, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, as well as the First Team selections.   More...

Business

EBL seeks volunteers for Pop-Up Park event

The Emerging Business Leaders group is seeking young professionals to join its volunteer squad and help mentor the creativity of Buffalo youths for Pop-Up Park in conjunction with B-Team Buffalo and architect Joy Kuebler.  More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold ‘Business After Hours’

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking event, Business After Hours, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Advocates for homeless to skydive for new fundraising campaign

The WNY Coalition for the Homeless is kicking off a new fundraising campaign for its fifth annual Project Homeless Connect event. More...