Weekly Feature



July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sacred Heart’s planned gym reaches common ground

When Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart last year presented its plans to update its current school by adding a new gymnasium to the rear of its property, nearby residents became concerned the renovations may not blend with the aesthetic appeal of th More...

Local News

THE CENTURY MARK

— Ruth Thornton, left, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on July 24 at Emeritus at Bassett Park Manor. At right is her grandson, Otu Obot II. More...

Town student honored with President’s award

Forward Focus, a certifying organization, today has awarded Katie Flemming of Amherst with the President’s Gold Level Volunteer Service Award. More...

Area museum appoints director

Ten new goals and a passion for history — that is the emphasis for the Museum of disABILITY History’s new director, Douglas Farley.  The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. recently appointed Farley to the position. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If Councilmember Nuchereno thinks that attending advisory board meetings at the senior center this year, after being a no show for seniors last year, will win her any votes in November, she is sadly mistaken.  More...

Obituaries

Virginia Adair, Buffalo executive secretary

Virginia Adair (nee Seitz), 95, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 15, 2013.  Mrs. Adair was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Buffalo to Henry and Regina Seitz. She was a longtime executive secretary to the president of Service Systems Corp. More...

Death Notices

FEDERICE, Ronald J. Sr., of Amherst, died Sunday, July 21, 2013. Mr. Federice is survived by his wife, Rosenna (nee Morabito); one daughter, Tia Rose; one son, Ronald J.; and one brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 22 from St. More...

Irving W. Ehmke, Army veteran, maintenance supervisor

Irving W. Ehmke, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, July 28, 2013. He was 95. Mr. Ehmke attended Buffalo Public Schools and East High School. In his early years, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Benefits of sign language extend to hearing children

Sign language education for children has become increasingly popular in the last few years, but it was always intriguing to me.  More...

Jazz performance slated for Bassett Park

Bobby Millitello, a jazz performer, will play a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bassett Park, Amherst. The rain location will be the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst.   More...

TICKLING ARTSY IVORIES

— Guests of the Amherst Center for Senior Services can currently enjoy the chance to “make a joyful noise” on a piano located at the front entrance. More...

New school board president promotes capital project

Sweet Home

Scott M. More...

Fiddler, food on tap as ‘Taste’ turns 25

In celebrating its 25th year, the Taste of Williamsville will be marked with a weekend of festivities, including a Country Western Celebration Dinner in addition to a pie baking contest, a classic car show and live music.  The Taste will be held More...

Editorial

Community, school work together to benefit students

Bee Editorial

When Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart sought to invest in its future by planning the construction of a new gymnasium in May 2012, we were excited that the school’s longstanding devotion to education would continue to thrive.  More...

Spindle items

• HEAD TO THE PARK — While on a quick lunchtime excursion to a nearby grocery store, I saw Lois Schriver, a member of the Amherst State Park Arboretum Committee. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 2, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Youths drag couch to path, smoke near overpass

Monday, July 22   • A Hamilton Drive resident had a disagreement with a friend that led to a fist fight. According to the resident, the argument began after he said money was missing from his room. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s service lauded by resident

Recently, we needed help as senior citizens in dealing with some issues involving benefits due to us that were not coming through.  We went to the Amherst Municipal Building to see if we could get some advice on how to proceed in our endeavor.&n More...

Local police are prepared

I feel it is important to respond to the news article and editorial that appeared in the July 24 and 25 editions of The Bee regarding police training. The Bee readership should know that the West Seneca Police Department is a N.Y.  More...

Education

Williamsville South names fourth quarter honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year: Grade 12 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jazz performance slated for Bassett Park   Bobby Millitello, a jazz performer, will play a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bassett Park, Amherst. The rain location will be the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Marchant stays busy in retirement from NHL

Works for Anaheim Ducks as director of player development, runs hockey school

It has been two years since Todd Marchant retired from the National Hockey League, but he is still giving back to the game he loves. More...

North’s MacDonald named Bee’s Male Athlete of Year

When Cameron MacDonald entered his freshman year at Williamsville North, he envisioned one day playing collegiate lacrosse, but instead he will be swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, and the 100 butterfly in the fall at Canisius College. More...

Gentner memorial golf tourney set

The 2013 Gerry Gentner ‘66 Memorial Western New York Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst.  More...

Business

Felber’s celebrates 50 years building WNY

Chances are if you own a home in Western New York, some of the materials used to build it came from Felber’s Building Supplies.  More...

New York City company purchases nearly all of ElderWood

Post Acute Partners, a New York City-based health-care services company operating in four states, has acquired substantially all of ElderWood Senior Care.  The purchase of the Buffalo-based senior care company owned by the Chur family includes n More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8 a.m. Wednes day,   Aug. 7, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. To register or for more information, call 632-6905.   More...