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June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to appeal case after jury favors developer

A jury on June 12 decided in state court against the Town of Amherst in a case dating back to 2006 regarding plans for an office park at 2190 and 2220 Wehrle Drive, which is near Spindrift Drive.  The jury decided in favor of the plaintiff, Acqu More...

Sweet treats offered at Island Park

The Williamsville Rotary Club will host its annual Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8 tonight at Island Park in Williamsville.  Starring at the festival will be strawberry sundaes, made with fresh strawberries and sweet cream ice cream from Sweet J More...

Local News

Artist creates mural on wall of restaurant

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

About two weeks ago, Amanda Hart began a project for people to enjoy as they travel on Transit Road.  Hart is currently working to complete a mural on an outside wall of Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road near the Interstate 90 toll booths i More...

Jolly Boys present scholarships

The Jolly Boys Community Service Incentive Scholarship Committee has awarded 10 area students $1,000 scholarships.  The following students were awarded scholarships:  More...

Village seeks volunteer gardeners

The Village of Williamsville is planning a makeover for the Main/Evans triangle on Saturday, June 22, and volunteer gardeners are sought to help plant perennials. Native grasses, poppies, catmint, sage and coneflowers all need to be planted.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths interfere with cars by jumping into road

Monday, June 10   • An employee of an Alberta Drive business reported that the store’s iPad was stolen by someone during the day. The employee said the incident was not captured by surveillance video.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Long-range plans should be created

At a recent Amherst Town Board meeting, I asked the members to show vision with their decision as they consider a rezoning proposal of the Main Street and Richfield Road properties.  More...

Village doesn’t need slogan; it has one

Regarding the letter in last week’s Bee stating that Williamsville needs a slogan or motto — I think we already have one.  The sign at Main Street and Union Road reads “The Historic Village of Williamsville.”   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Gregory the Great sets annual Great Race   More...

Lifestyles

Delight this summer with a garden party

After a blustery winter, it’s no surprise that Western New Yorkers like to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the warm, buttery sunshine of summer. It’s also no secret that many enjoy a good, home-cooked meal. More...

St. Mary’s School to host barbecue fundraiser

St. Mary’s School in Swormville will hold a Krolick’s chicken and rib barbecue fundraiser from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the parish cafeteria, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Students pass guild auditions

Marie Zak, of Marie Zak Piano Studio in Amherst, had 17 of her piano students pass their Piano Guild auditions on June 1 in Ontario.  Certificates in the hobbyist category were awarded to Amy Bushberg, Melissa Jennings, Alan Reynard and Judy To More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 20   Citybration Launch — Event will officially kick off summer at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at CEPA Gallery, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. 856-2717, www.citybration.com  fri. 21   More...

Family Activities

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Art

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Breaking News - 6/21/2013 11:40 AM

Main Street, Interstate 290 traffic to be restricted

The state Department of Transportation next week will  intermittently be closing east-and west-bound traffic lanes on Main Street near the entrance and exit ramps of  Interstate 290. More...

Trustees elected to Village Board

The results of the the June 18 election in the Village of Williamsville are as follows: Christopher J. Duquin and Basil J. Piazza were both elected to four-year terms as trustees. More...

Audit shows town expenses decreasing

A financial audit of the town conducted by Drescher and Malecki was released June 10, revealing that town expenses have decreased in the past year.  Supervisor Barry Weinstein said he was very pleased with the results of the audit.  “ More...

BLUES PERFORMANCE

— Blues musician Walter Trout was the headlining act on Sunday during the Buffalo Brews and Blues Festival at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. More...

Editorial

Recycling program benefits community, environment

Bee Editorial

About two years ago, the Town of Amherst began a new path in trash and recycling collection that has led to more than $2 million in savings since its inception. More...

Spindle items

GARDENING ASSISTANCE — I hope everyone has enjoyed reading our special gardening column written by Master Gardener Lois Weinstein. This week is the fifth installment of the nine-week series. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 21, 1888   Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m wondering why Sacred Heart Academy, with approval of our elected officials, is being allowed to put up a gym box prefab industrial storage shed, 100 feet long, 30 feet deep, 2 1/2 stories high, which will block the sky and the light. More...

Obituaries

Arthur F. Dobson, attorney, outdoorsman

Arthur “Art” Frederick Dobson Jr., 66, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, following an accident on a biking trip with friends in Europe.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

BEUTNER, Ernst H., of Amherst, died Monday, June 10, 2013. Mr. Beutner is survived by his wife, Gloria P.; two daughters, Karen Banach and Jean Beutner; one son, Eric W.; and three grandchildren. A funeral was held June 15 at Dietrich Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Perennial contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Baseball

Orchard Park. Lancaster. St. Joe’s. Iroquois. More...

Cheektowaga’s McGill tabbed Coach of Year

Cheektowaga’s baseball team has undergone quite the resurgence during Jeff McGill’s four years as head coach, and apparently quite a few of his colleagues took notice.  More...

Vision, poise helps Heim claim Player of Year honors

Amherst’s baseball team might have officially had one assistant coach this season, but head coach Brian Davis had the luxury of having another pair of eyes — attached to a brain that understands the intricacies of the game and can quickly More...

Business

Tesori helps customers discover the treasures they desire

For shoppers seeking treasures to complete their home furnishings or to add to their jewelry ensemble, one store in Williamsville makes the hunt easy.  At Tesori, 5688 Main St. More...

Consumer’s Beverages supports Meals on Wheels campaign

Through July 15, shoppers at all 17 locations of Consumer’s Beverages stores can support The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York’s program, “Step up to the Plate,” which provide meals to homebound seniors and disabl More...

State legislature raises awareness of new cancer treatment

The State of New York has declared June “Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month” as a way to bring attention to cancer immunotherapy, a new class of cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system to fight the disease and represents the m More...