Weekly Feature



June 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Independence Day celebration slated

The Town of Amherst will offer musical entertainment as well as its annual fireworks display on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.  As part of the Recreation Department’s summer concert series, musical performances will be held from 7 to More...

Local News

Annual Summer Concert Series begins July 11

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will begin its 2013 Summer Concert Series in two weeks, featuring 10 artists and entertainers in July and August.  More...

PLANTING PARTY

— Volunteers help plant perennial flowers, herbs and native grasses in the Main/Evans triangle in Williamsville on Saturday. The small pocket park will serve as a War of 1812 tribute. More...

Legislators seek to rename part of I-990 to honor fallen soldier

The State Legislature last week approved a measure to rename a portion of Interstate 990 as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway.”  Sen. Michael H. More...

Police Blotter

Man relieving self on tree doesn’t expect camera

Monday, June 17   • An adult female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. After being apprehended by store security personnel, the woman reportedly became irate and began yelling expletives at them. More...

Letters to the Editor

Strawberry Festival support appreciated

The Rotary Club of Williamsville wishes to thank all those who attended and supported the 15th annual Williamsville Strawberry Festival on June 19. More...

Renew awareness of motorcycles

June is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Warmer weather and nicer days mean many more motorcycles sharing the road. Let’s renew our awareness and refresh our attention to sharing the road with motorcycles. More...

Education

Williamsville South Senior High Prom 2013

A group of students arrive by limousine at the Williamsville South prom on Friday at Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

Williamsville North Senior High Prom 2013

Emily DeRoo takes a photo with her date, Keelan Erhard, outside Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

Graduation 2013

A group of Williamsville South seniors sing The Star Spangled Banner during the opening of the commencement day ceremonies. More...

Lifestyles

ComedySportz gives 'em the one-two laugh

The National Anthem is sung just before two teams, a red team and a blue team, compete in about 10 improvisational games — think “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” except the points matter — while a referee moderates, calling fouls a More...

Buffalo to host world championship

From humble beginnings to world championship host, Buffalo ComedySportz, known as “Western New York’s longest-running comedy show,” is dynamite, and it’s exploding.  According to jersey number 38, Dale “Superfly&rdq More...

Maple West Elementary becomes ‘Young at Art’

From now until July 25, students from Maple West Elementary School will have the chance to be artists on exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.  Taking their work from the classroom, the students will participate in the “Y More...

Entertainment

Independence Day

sat. 29   Town of Clarence Fireworks — The Town of Clarence will hold its Fourth of July fireworks display at dusk Saturday, June 29, as part of the Day in the Park event, in Clarence Town Park, 10404 Main St., Clarence.  wed. More...

Special Events

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Family Activities

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District studying capital project

Sweet Home

A broad capital improvement project and three separate proposals for upgrades to the high school outdoor athletic complex are being weighed by members of the Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education.  Robert McDow, director of finan More...

Rezoning sought for adjoining Ingram Micro properties

¦ Business needs parking expansion for additional jobs

The owner of the property used by Ingram Micro at 1759 Wehrle Drive is seeking to rezone portions of adjoining lots to allow more parking for the technology business.  A public hearing was held during Monday’s Town Board meeting to conside More...

Editorial

Visit the Farmers Market or become a volunteer

Bee Editorial

The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Water Mill showcases an abundance of products from vendors from across Western New York on a weekly basis at 56 E. Spring St. More...

Spindle items

• MEMORIES AT THE MUSEUM — Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, will host two-hour tours this week as a way to kick off its summer events. Tours will be offered at 1 p.m. and More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 28, 1888   The foreman of the Williamsville Brewery made a flying visit to customers in East Amherst, Millersport, Rapids and Clarence Center last week one day.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I cannot believe it. Every single week we look at the Police Blotter and some fool has called the police because something has been stolen out of their car while they (the owners) have left the car unlocked. More...

Obituaries

Edward J. McMahon, Daemen College professor, car enthusiast

Dr. Edward J. McMahon, 71, of Clarence, died Friday, June 14, 2013. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. McMahon was a graduate of Buffalo State College and earned his doctorate in education at the University at Buffalo. More...

Death Notice

GLASSMAN, Franklin H., of Amherst, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. Dr. Glassman is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ellen (nee Sodano). Services were held June 22 at Crossroads Lutheran Church. Arrangements were made by Dietrich Funeral Home.  More...

Ethel E. Marshall, 89, national badminton champion, coach

Ethel E. Marshall, of Amherst, a prolific athlete who earned many badminton titles, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was 89. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dance studio to host social, dance event   Arthur Murray Dance Studio will hold “Red, White, & Blue Berry Social Guest Dance Party” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the studio, 4524 Bailey Ave., Amherst. More...

Sports

Versatile group of players named to First Team

2013 All-Bee Softball

It was another solid spring for softball in Western New York, with programs reaching milestones and players bolstering their resumes for prospective colleges in a quest to continue their athletic careers at the next level.  More...

Clarence’s Harris named Player of Year

Plenty of good hitters have come through the Clarence High School softball program through the years. Talk to varsity coach Todd Banaszak, who has been at the helm since 1993, and he’ll put Moriah Harris right up there with any of them.  More...

Lancaster’s Ambrose tabbed Coach of Year

Time and time again in the world of high school sports, the best coaches often graduated from the institution where they work, as they bring a special passion to the job that began during their days as a student.  More...

Business

Winters Signs and Engraving provides customers with legacy, family ties

The legacy of devoted customer service at Winters Signs and Engraving began in 1901 when it opened in the City of Buffalo at 256 Oak St.  A third-generation father and-son business, Winters Signs is currently owned and operated by Scott Mergler. More...

Chamber develops program for military veteran entrepreneurs

As a way to recognize military veterans, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is offering two-year, complimentary memberships to all veteran-owned businesses that have been initiated in the past 12 months in Western New York.  More...

Business Brief

The Amherst-based Museum of disABILITY History will host “Celebrating Differences” from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence.  More...