Weekly Feature



July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town showcases its gardens

The Amherst Garden Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Retired nurse embarks on lifelong dream

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jacki Tindall remembers when the Peace Corps was founded, and she wanted to join.  “I was around when the Peace Corps started, and I thought, ‘Oh, this would really be great,’” said Tindall, a Williamsville resident and r More...

Glen Park Art Festival scheduled for July 27-28

The fourth annual Glen Park Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Glen Park along Glen Avenue in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Juggler to entertain at mall

The Children’s Summer Theatre performance series continues this weekend with vaudeville juggler Nels Ross Cremean, the self-described “Chief Executive Oddball” of Buffalo-based entertainment company In Jest, at 11 a.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We are engaged in a worldwide information knowledge and smart jobs competition. What does Western New York do? Attack teachers and welcome casinos. No wonder we have an image problem.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Parade, event made successful by many

The annual Old Home Days parade went off this year with Main Street lined with kids and their families who enjoyed the whole event. With the threat of rain earlier in the day, the clouds broke and allowed for another successful parade.  More...

Education

Christian Central Academy posts honor students

The following Amherst students have been named to the honor roll at Christian Central Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  More...

On the Campus

Kathryn Bezbatchenko, of Williamsville, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester at William Smith College. More...

Sports

Williamsville’s Bailey relishes taste of pro hockey

Buffalo Sabres Rookie Development Camp

Williamsville’s Justin Bailey has been a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Sabres, so putting on the Sabres’ sweater for last week’s three-day Rookie Development Camp at First Niagara Center was a huge honor. More...

Sweet Home football, South baseball share Team of Year honor

Many sports teams in the Town of Amherst had banner years, but none went farther than the Sweet Home football and Williamsville South baseball squads.  The Panthers’ football team lost to Burnt Hills of Section II Albany, 40-22, in the Cla More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated for Amherst High School

Entering its 15th year, Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp is offering two camps this summer, a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 years old, as well as the camp’s traditional boys camp for players ages 8 to 18.  Both camps will be held from M More...

Business

Emerging Business Leaders offers ProMix event at Founding Fathers Pub

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group will offer its next ProMix event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Founding Fathers Pub, 75 Edward St., Buffalo. More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, will host its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group Meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 23 at its offices. The event is free to Chamber members and prospective members. More...

Ten Thousand Villages furthers mission of fair trade for artisans

Thirty years ago a store dedicated to selling fair trade products opened in Akron.  While it began as the Agape Shoppe and was established by Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Quaker fellowships in 1983, it became Ten Thousand Villages after bec More...

Amherst Schools receive extracurricular policy update

Amherst Central School District’s first year of holding students participating in sports and clubs accountable for their academic performance and their behavior both in and out of season is being reported as a success.  More...

Police charge father, son with burglary

An off-duty Amherst police officer on July 10 apprehended a father and son whom authorities accuse of burglarizing a residence on Transit Road near Muegel Road.  According to Detective Lt. More...

Williamsville gears up for Garden Walk

One of the aspects Roger Roll likes most about the Williamsville Garden Walk — and gardening in general — is the social atmosphere it naturally generates. More...

Editorial

Head injury prevention must start at youth level

Bee Editorial

Those of us who played youth football, even if only 20 or 25 years ago, know that there was nowhere near the focus on concussions and head injuries that there is today.  We are certain, of course, that most of our coaches back then would not hav More...

Spindle items

• IT’S THE PARADE — As I left work on July 9, several co-workers asked if I would be at the annual Old Home Days parade, providing children with balloons and talking with Bee customers.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 19, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss trash at people on carnival ride

Monday, July 8   • Police responded to Princeton Avenue where a resident reported that a neighbor was igniting fireworks. More...

Obituaries

Russell M. Miller, range conservationist

Russell M. Miller, 67, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Mr. Miller was born May 21, 1946, to the late Russell and Helen Miller in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

DURFEE, Jennifer L., of Amherst, died Saturday, July 6, 2013. Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Asbury Pointe to hold senior travel seminar   More...

Lifestyles

A chart is worth a thousand words

Astrology offers solace, understanding in stars

Most of us have casually eyeballed the horoscope section of a magazine or newspaper.  Often condensed to a blurb, our personal horoscope claims to offer an interpretive forecast of what might be happening in our lives based on the signs of the z More...

Amherst Players seeks actors for fall production

The Amherst Players needs actors for a September production of “Little Women.” Four girls between the ages of 10 and 17 are needed, and two women in their early to mid-30s are also being sought. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Book Lovers Club at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18. Robert K. More...