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August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Scottish Festival set for Aug. 17

The 29th annual Scottish Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Local News

Police honor personnel with merit awards

The Amherst Police Department recently honored members of the force with merit awards.  The following is a list of recipients and a description of how they earned the merit awards.  Officer Julian Chinana   More...

ROTARY CLASSICS

— The Rotary Clubs of Williamsville and Amherst on Sunday hosted a classic car show at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Village Board mulls local development corporation

Mayor Brian Kulpa and village trustees discussed the option of forming a local development corporation for the Williamsville Water Mill property during the Village Board meeting on Monday.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Village government wants to transform a community saturated with automobiles into a walkable community. Drivers on Main Street make illegal u-turns to park at the front door of the restaurants or businesses they enter. More...

Obituaries

Agnes H. Klash, founding member of St. Gregory the Great

Agnes H. Klash, 84, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.  Mrs. Klash was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Wyandotte, Mich., to Adam and Antoinette Martha (nee Kalasz) Kobuszewski. More...

Mona C. Hinish, Buffalo nurse

Mona C. Hinish, 89, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Mrs. Hinish was born May 16, 1924, in Broad Top City, Pa., to Caradoag and Eva (nee Woomer) Williams.  A nurse, Mrs. More...

Death Notices

LANPHEAR, James W., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Mr. Lanphear is survived by his wife, Carol F. (nee Smith); one daughter, Aimee Wdowka; three sons, James “Andrew,” Joel K. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Road Runners sets concert for Bassett Park   Road Runners, an oldies rock band, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Bassett Park, Amherst. The rain location will be at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Williamsville’s Regan secures third gold medal

Rowing

Whenever Emily Regan rows in an international race, she is successful.  That trend continued when the Williamsville native won gold with the U.S. More...

Stumpf founders invited to USA Gymnastics’ HOF 50th anniversary

The Stumpf family’s contributions to gymnastics will be honored this week.  Ellsworth “Al” and Sarah “Sally” Stumpf, founders of Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center in Williamsville, have been invited to USA Gymnastics More...

10U softball team tryouts slated

Tryouts for the WNY Impact 10U fastpitch softball team will be taking place this month. Prospective players cannot be older than 10 as of January 1, 2014. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 15   Educator Workshop: Schoolyard Habitat — Teaching students outdoors is an effective way to maximize their engagement and revitalize existing curriculum, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Family Activities

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Theatre

thurs. 15   The Boy Friend — The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Performing Arts Academy presents Sandy Wilson’s musical, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Lancaster High School Auditorium, 1 Forton Drive, Lancaster; $. More...

Breaking News - 8/14/2013 4:50 PM

Police seek bike path assault suspect

Amherst police are currently seeking information regarding a reported assault at approximately 11:50 a.m. More...

State releases Common Core test results

Area superintendents discuss scores

The state Education Department on Aug. 7 released results from April’s first-ever Common Core assessment exams for students in grades three through eight, revealing low scores for students across the state. More...

Editorial

Positive reports of West Nile warrant precautions

Bee Editorial

The state Department of Health reports that four traps in Amherst have resulted in positive reports of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes.  More...

Spindle items

• BIRTHDAY WISHES — Two weeks ago, I interviewed a woman who was on the verge of turning 103 years old. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1888   The Getzville school closed last Friday with a few exercises given by the scholars. There were also quite a number of visitors present. The school was taught by Miss Franke E. Widler.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Health fair created positive experience

I would like to commend state Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, Assemblyman Ray Walter, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin and everyone else associated with the 2013 Family Health Fair that was recently held at the Amherst Senior Center.  More...

Volunteers assisted in event’s success

On Aug. 3, I sponsored my annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center. More than 80 providers offered their health services and information to more than 800 residents, an attendance record since I started sponsoring this event.  More...

Pie contest featured exceptional entries

On behalf of the Williamsville Library, I want to thank all of the bakers who submitted their delicious pies at the Taste of Williamsville’s Pie Judging Contest this past week. More...

Education

Sacred Heart names honor roll students

The following Amherst residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Transit Middle names students to second-quarter honor roll

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

Lifestyles

HOMEBREWING

...popularity grows, enticing new brewers to join craft

As more people desire craft beers, homebrewing is becoming an appealing hobby for all levels of beer lovers, from connoisseurs to social drinkers, allowing for both creativity and versatility. More...

American Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Leo’s Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Each presenting donor is eligible to enter for a chance to win an HD tablet.   More...

Get Fit

The Wet and Wild Triathlon was one of the most daunting events we had lined up for this summer. Neither of us has been in a triathlon, and the unknown can be scary. More...

Business

Boye Creative Group embraces roots

Siblings Carrie and Jerry Boye have been creative partners since they were children. It only makes sense, then, that the two are professional partners in adulthood.  “We’re siblings,” Jerry Boye said. More...

Chamber opens nominations for ‘Business of the Year’ event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has opened the nominations process for its annual Business of the Year Awards Dinner, which will be sponsored by M&T Bank.  The 2013 Business of the Year Awards, to be held Monday, Oct. More...

County Clerk’s Office, AAA to host passport outreach program

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is joining AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...