Weekly Feature



July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days features parade, entertainment

Old Home Days returns to Williamsville next week for its 36th annual festival featuring a parade, midway rides and entertainment for adults and children.  The event runs from Tuesday, July 9, through Friday, July 12. More...

Local News

East grad leaves lasting impression at Fredonia

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Meagan Allers entered her freshman year at Fredonia State College, her goal was to become totally engaged in campus life. More...

Independence Day celebration slated to be held at UB

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...

Police charge fitness center owner

After a lengthy investigation, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Clarence has arrested Donald A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Clarence has a one-year head start on reducing teachers’ wages and benefits, next year Williamsville will.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Accountability lacking with hotel

Supervisor Weinstein is claiming that he holds no accountability for recent high-rise hospitality development projects within Amherst. More...

Education

St. Leo’s posts fourth quarter honor roll students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  More...

Mill Middle names honor roll students

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

Students earn honors for exam placement

Students at SS. Peter and Paul School placed high on the National Latin Exam sponsored by the American Classical League in April.  A total of 19,100 students from 13 countries were graded on the exam this year. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Emeritus sets memory wellness presentation   More...

Sports

Section VI champions dominate First Team

2013 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Amherst were two of the top high school girls lacrosse teams in Western New York this spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Section VI Class More...

Orchard Park trio grabs nearly half of top spots

2013 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Orchard Park dominated Class A high school boys lacrosse in Western New York, and three of its top players were named to the 2013 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse First Team for their efforts during the season.  Clarence, St. More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Entertainment

Concerts

fri. 5   Highlight your 4th of July weekend with a star-studded concert with Kid Rock, Kool & the Gang, and Uncle Kracker at 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center; $. More...

July 4th

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, in Clarence Town Park, 10404 Main St., Clarence.  wed. 3   More...

Walking Tours

fri. 5   Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Discarded pool chemicals react, affect three workers

Hazardous Materials teams responded to Teakwood Terrace on Friday morning after Modern Disposal employees were overcome by chlorine gas fumes while collecting trash.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Village officials brainstorm building guideline

On June 26, Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa called a special meeting of village trustees, the Historical Preservation Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Review Board to begin forming a guideline for historical and commercial bui More...

Editorial

Chemical reaction could have been prevented

Bee Editorial

It could have been worse. Thankfully, three Modern Disposal employees did not suffer life-threatening injuries on Friday when they were exposed to a mixture of pool chemicals on Teakwood Terrace. More...

Spindle items

• HALL OF FAME — Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Santella, the former host of WBFO’s blues programs who has been a radio host for more than four decades.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 5, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

SUV passenger exposes himself at traffic light

Monday, June 24   • A woman driving on Transit Road reported that a passenger in a red sport utility vehicle indecently exposed himself while the vehicles were idling at a traffic light. More...

Obituaries

Rhoda I. Simon, homemaker, avid beachgoer

Rhoda I. Simon, (nee Simon) of Amherst, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. She was 78.  Mrs. Simon was born in Buffalo in 1934 and was a graduate of Bennett High School, where she was voted “best dancer” in her class.  More...

Russell Manning Thayer, 103, mechanical engineer, pastor

Russell Manning Thayer, formerly of Williamsville and Clarence Center, died in Berea, Ky., on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was 103.  Mr. More...

Eleanor J. Notarpole, retired Willow Ridge teacher

Eleanor J. Notarpole (nee Scanlon), of Amherst, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was 91.  A retired teacher, Mrs. Notarpole was born in Oswego, where her father, John J. Scanlon, was mayor. More...

Lifestyles

.. Looking through the eyes of a Civil War re-enactor

“It’s kind of like putting on a really big play with a lot of actors. The script is already written; all we’re going to do is follow it.”

That’s how Civil War re-enactor Mike Lavis described the scene of re-enacting at Gettysburg, and that’s precisely what he and thousands of others did during one of Gettysburg’s sesquicentennial re-enactments. More...

Heritage Village plans Rock Camp

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host Rock Camp in July at the museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. The youth session, for ages 8 to 12, will be held July 8-13. The teen session, for ages 13 to 18, will be held July 15-20. More...

On the Campus

Gabriela Christ, of Amherst, and Jonathan Zirna, of East Amherst, were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester at Springfield College.  More...

Business

Bone Health Center focused on prevention, individualized care for patients

In October, the Bone Health Center at Buffalo Orthopaedic Group, 192 Park Club Lane, opened under the leadership of medical director Dr. More...

Atlantic Bedding and Furniture offers easy shopping

For any person who has ever walked into a big-box furniture store looking for great deals but found pushy salespeople instead, Atlantic Bedding and Furniture can serve as a welcome respite. More...

Events

Buffalo 360 plans Christmas in July event   More...