Weekly Feature



August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest man following fire at Target

¦ Alleged arson suspect caught after return to store

Amherst police on Friday arrested a 64-year-old Buffalo man they believe intentionally set a fire at a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store, costing the business more than $1 million in estimated damages to the structure and its contents.  More...

Information sought in reported bike path assault

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

Local News

Athlete races for orphans with Down syndrome

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Keith Burtis was active in athletics as a youth but sedentary jobs made him out of shape. More...

Chamber opens nomination for annual awards dinner

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...

Amherst AMVETS Post sets pancake breakfast

Amherst AMVETS Post #49 will host a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.All the plans to make the village pedestrian friendly have nothing to do with solving the traffic problem. From the description of the pedestrian plan, it seems even more likely to make the traffic problem even worse. More...

Obituaries

Franklin G. Hastings, GM research scientist

Franklin G. Hastings, 87, of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.  Mr. Hastings was born in Newark, N.J. More...

David M. Elberson, business owner, woodworker

David M. Elberson, 60, of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. A West Valley resident, Mr. Elberson was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School in 1971. More...

Death Notices

ANGER, Claude F., of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Half-century later, King’s ‘dream’ resonates

The words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be recalled next week on the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech. More...

Heritage Village to host dog-friendly event

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host “Pet-a-Palooza!” from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Holistic Lecture Series: Beat Diabetes in Three Steps at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25   Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey — 37th annual fishing derby is open to three counties: Niagara, Erie, and Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fishodyssey.net.  fri. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

fri. 23 & sat. 24   Lewiston Jazz Festival — A smooth combo of jazz, food, wine tastings and a classic car show, from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, along Center Street, Lewiston. More...

The President's arrival

Upon his arrival this morning, President Barack Obama was greeted by U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, left, D-Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, center. More...

Block party

Ileana Pierce, 2, of Williamsville, top photo, doodles with chalk on the normally busy Main Street pavement Saturday evening during the Picture Main Street block party. More...

Town fills vacancy on Zoning Board

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals, filling a vacancy that had been open since earlier in the summer.  In a 4-1 vote, the board approved the appointment of Duncan Black to the ZBA w More...

President to speak at UB tomorrow

Alumni Arena on the Amherst Campus of the State University at Buffalo will be the setting for an address tomorrow morning by President Barack Obama.  The president’s visit will mark the first time that a sitting U.S. More...

Editorial

Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are avoidable

Bee Editorial

There were at least three incidents — one involving a 15-year-old bicyclist that was hit near Greenhaven Terrace and then the two women who were struck near Willow Ridge — of pedestrian accidents on Niagara Falls Boulevard in the past thr More...

Spindle items

• INTERNSHIPS — For the past couple of months, we have had the pleasure of teaching three students interning at The Bee through various area colleges. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 23, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Bearded man takes walk, talks to himself

Monday, Aug. 12   • On Landings Drive, a resident reported money, gloves and other items were stolen from his vehicle overnight. He told police the vehicle was parked in the driveway and left unlocked at the time of the incident.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Trustee clears up misconceptions

What a great Picture Main Street live block party on Saturday night — thanks to everyone who came out and all the volunteers who made it possible. More...

First responders’ efforts appreciated

I work as a head teacher for a summer school program that services students from Erie County.  This year, the program was housed at Mill Middle School. More...

Foreign policy criticism out of line

The counterproductive rhetoric by Bee columnist David Sherman about President Barack Obama shows his total lack of political knowledge.  His commentary on Obama’s foreign policy, particularly in regard to the United States, Russia and Edwa More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewish Federation to hold barbecue   Jewish Federation Apartments, 275 Essjay Road, Williamsville, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 631-8471. More...

Sports

Alumni Football USA looking for players

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago. More...

Elite 16U baseball ends successful summer

The Empire State Elite 16U baseball team, comprised of 12 players from 10 different high schools from across Western New York, ave completed their final season with a spectacular showing.  The team took the championship in two local tournaments More...

Mizuno 16U Gold softball wins Can-Am Shootout

The Mizuno 16U Gold travel softball team once again used dominant pitching, solid defense and timely hitting throughout the lineup to win the recently-held 2013 Can-Am Softball Shootout 16U Championship, held throughout the 1,000 Islands region.  More...

Business

Nepenthe Spice and Tea helps to relieve customers’ sorrows, add spice to life

Following many annual trips to Salem, Mass. More...

Passport event offered at AAA

A “Passports on the Move” outreach event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

HONORED

— Joe Bachovchin, left, a member of the Rotary Club of Amherst South, on Aug. More...