Weekly Feature



August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Beer, bacon event set for Saturday

The second annual Beer and Bacon Festival for the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Inc., will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Island Park, Williamsville. More...

Local News

VEHICLE COLLISION

— As an Amherst police officer captures photographs, Williamsville firefighters work in assisting the driver of a 2003 Suzuki SUV involved in a collision at approximately 1 p.m. More...

Sweet Home sets date for capital project vote

Two buildings and facilities improvement projects will be voted upon by residents of the Sweet Home Central School District on Oct. More...

KEEPING SAFE

— Lori Holmes watches as Amherst Police Officer Larry Wanat inspects her child car seat during a free safety check on Saturday at Main-Transit Fire Department. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If the purpose of public education is to prepare our kids for the world, then why are there such issues with outdated technology polices in our schools? More...

Obituaries

Thomas V. Urbanski, property appraiser

Thomas V. Urbanski, 77, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.  Mr. Urbanski was born in Buffalo and attended Buffalo schools and the University of Buffalo.  More...

Death Notice

CONRAD, Carl R., formerly of Clarence, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Dr. Conrad is survived by his wife, Barbara S. (nee Sperling); two daughters, Karen Marie and Anne Marie Conrad; one son, Carl Eric; and five grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Geocaching:

a digital treasure hunt

The park where you walk your dog, at national monuments and even behind local supermarkets may lie “treasures” placed by participants of a global scavenger hunt. More...

American Red Cross schedules blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Bloodmobile at Best Buy, 1585 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Each donor can enter for a chance to win one of 12 HD tablets, courtesy of Best Buy.   More...

Youth & Recreation

After-school child care — Limited spaces are still available for after-school child care for children attending Sweet Home Central school district. Children will be bussed to the Northtown Center at Amherst directly from school. More...

Higgins: Waive Williamsville thruway toll

U.S. Rep.  Brian Higgins, D-Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, is insisting that the New York State Thruway Authority waives the 15-cent Williamsville toll for vehicles with an EZ-Pass. More...

CSEA approves new contract

Town Board expected to vote on agreement at next meeting

The Town Board during its next meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, is expected to vote on a resolution that would ratify a new contract recently approved by CSEA union employees. More...

Textbooks, printed materials on way out at Sweet Home

An aggressive change in the way Sweet Home Central School District students learn was unveiled at the Aug. More...

Editorial

Sweet Home’s tablet proposal deemed beneficial

Bee Editorial

The Sweet Home School District’s proposal to provide tablets, mobile devices that operate similar to a laptop, to its staff and students could provide multiple benefits for the district.  More...

Spindle items

• BIG NEWS — For the past several weeks, I have been holding on to a large piece of news. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 30, 1888   As next Monday is a legal holiday (Labor Day), our public schools will commence the fall term on Tuesday, Sept. 4. It is important that all scholars should be present the first day.  Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Ferret stolen from patron during discussion

Monday, Aug. 19   • Police responded to a Wehrle Drive business where an employee reported three women were being disruptive and refused to leave the store. The women left upon the arrival of officers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Calendars should be cut from budget

How can we believe that the Williamsville School Board and Scott Martzloff are serious about cutting the budget when they are wasting money like usual?  How many of the readers received a school calendar and recycled it, like me?  All the i More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

American Red Cross schedules blood drive   The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Bloodmobile at Best Buy, 1585 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Sports

Thousands cheer Kane as Stanley Cup champion

Thousands of people gathered at the West Seneca Ice Rink Saturday afternoon to catch a glimpse of Patrick Kane, a former West Seneca Wing who is now a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks.  More...

Dziomba wins batting title

Williamsville native Jon Dziomba won the 2013 United League Baseball batting title.  Dziomba, a second baseman for the San Angelo Colts, hit a career-best .354 average with two home runs and 39 RBIs in 79 games.  His batting average was 14 More...

Sports briefs

Registration is being accepted for a 16-week senior tennis league at the Village Glen Tennis Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Sept. 4 through Dec. 18. For more information, call 873-9800.  More...

Business

Statue dedicated to law enforcement, military

Invoking the spirit of St. Michael the Archangel to watch over and protect the region’s police and military personnel, Russell Salvatore unveiled a 17-foot statue of the Biblical hero during a ceremony on Aug. More...

Salon John Paul returns to its roots at Boardwalk Plaza

When you have a passion, you pursue it — no matter the setbacks. More...

Events

ECC providing college prep courses   More...