Weekly Feature



May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cuomo, Hochul initiate campaign in WNY

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that Kathy Hochul would be his running mate in his fall re-election bid, both candidates began their campaign on Friday with a visit to Western New York.  More...

Local News

BALD FOR BUCKS

— Peter Knox, a Sweet Home High School senior, has his head shaved by Assistant Principal Thomas Roberts during a Bald For Bucks event held Thursday in the school’s gymnasium. More...

LOCKS OF LOVE

— Karen Robb, a stylist at Serendipity Salon, cuts Meghan Wright’s hair on May 20. More...

Camera Club names contest winners, seeks members

The Camera Club at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, will be holding its annual print show of their best photographs on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday, June 26.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Since the Amherst Town Board has not been able to require Erie County to resurface Maple Road going west from Transit Road to North Forest, it should require Erie County Highway to put up rough road signs.  More...

Obituaries

Patrick J. Waldron, student athlete, coach

Patrick J. Waldron, 20, of Williamsville, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Mr. Waldron excelled as a student athlete at St. More...

Death Notices

TAMMARO, John P., of Amherst, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. Mr. Tammaro is survived by three sons, James, Mark and John; three daughters, Mary Kay Barrett, Beth Proper and Lisa Forrest; one sister, Mary Fero; and 11 grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lamm Post Baseball organizes fundraiser   More...

Lifestyles

Walking with light, spiritualism flows through

LILY DALE

My grandmother collected frogs. Not the slimy, croaking kind; they were small figurines displayed on shelves. More...

Concert to support Dreams from the Heart

A benefit concert to support Dreams from the Heart Camp will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville. Presale tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. 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.  More...

Business

Westwood features affordable golf, pool memberships and large banquet area

In a combined effort of three colleagues at Westwood Country Club, the partners of Fairway Management LLC last year became the new owners of the club and Windows on the Green restaurant.  More...

Cugino’s Restaurant offers diverse Italian menu, fine dining

After owning a restaurant in Connecticut for the past 15 years, Frank Cirikovic used his business model to open a restaurant in Amherst. More...

Events

Speaker to talk on Tourette syndrome   More...

State Senate moves Alix’s Law to Assembly

Earlier this month, the State Senate was unanimous in passing Alix’s Law, which would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Voters pass school budgets by large margins

Town voters passed each of the three school districts’ budgets during the annual voting held on May 20.  While only Amherst Central had an opposed board election, the following is a list of the budget and election results from each distric More...

Editorial

Assembly needs to pass Alix’s Law before session ends

Bee Editorial

It has now been three years since the tragic death of Alexandria “Alix” Rice, the Amherst skateboarder who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Heim Road. More...

Spindle items

• ROAD REPAIRS — While there are many roads across the area that are in need of repairs as a result of this year’s harsh winter, among the streets people most often inquire about is Hopkins Road. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 30, 1889   Mr. Charles Smith’s oldest boy, Jacob, who was kicked over the right eye last Sunday morning, is doing nicely at present.  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grove arrived home from Bay City, Michigan, on Tuesday. More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss ‘slushy drink’ at passing vehicle

Monday, May 19   • A motorist on Interstate 990 reported that a teenager threw a “red slushy drink” at a vehicle driving on the road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Teacher grateful for community

As a local prekindergarten teacher, my recent curriculum has centered around community helpers.  In an effort to reinforce roles and responsibilities, we took a walking field trip on May 14. More...

Thanks due voters in school election

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted in last week’s school budget and board of education elections. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Sacred Heart repeats as Monsignor Martin champs

When Sacred Heart beat Mount St. Mary 8-6 for the Monsignor Martin Association girls lacrosse title last year it was considered an upset. The Sharks’ 10-8 championship victory over the Thunder Thursday at Niagara University was no fluke. More...

North defeats East in OT, reaches final

After a one-year hiatus, Williamsville North’s girls lacrosse team is back in the Section VI Class B final.  The second-seeded Lady Spartans downed third-seeded Williamsville East 14-12, in overtime in Thursday’s semifinal.  Nor More...

South doubles team wins school’s first sectional title in tennis since 1999

Joe Bartelo and Anthony Podgorsak are returning to the high school boys tennis state meet as Section VI champions.  The Williamsville South duo defeated Orchard Park’s Tommy Baldinger and Kevin Zablonski, 6-2, 6-2 in Friday’s final a More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 29   Kevin McCarthy — 9 p.m., Brennan’s Bowery Bar & Restaurant, 4401 Transit Road, Williamsville; $. 633-9630, www.brennansbowerybar.com  More...

Theatre

fri. 30 & sat. 31   More...

Concerts

thurs. 29   Kurt Travis of A Lot Like Birds, will perform, along with Carter Hulsey, Hotel Brooks, and So Much Light, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst; $. 831-3271, www.theforvmbuffalo.com  More...