Weekly Feature



June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Retail tour puts village businesses on display

The Village of Williamsville will hold a special retail tour of Main Street this week as part of the annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism, also known as CNU22. More...

Local News

Ex officio board member recalls experiences

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For the past school year, senior Becky Jasen has been an ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board. It was an experience the Class of 2014 valedictorian said gave her an interesting behind-the-scenes view of governmental administration.  More...

SHRINE DEDICATION

— Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo Edward M. Grosz dedicates the Marian Shrine at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville on Sunday. More...

Music on Main returns for fifth season, features dozens of bands

Music on Main will return to the Village of Williamsville for its fifth season beginning Thursday, June 5.  Event Coordinator Linda Schmitt said new banners and signs will be lining Main Street to showcase Music on Main and its lineup, which fea More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Instead of using the Amherst Police to monitor unleashed dogs at the Amherst State Park, the Amherst dog warden should survey park grounds and simply collar any unleashed dogs and fine the dog owner to cover costs.  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...

Louis LaPlaca, World War II veteran

Louis LaPlaca, 88, of Snyder, died Tuesday, May 29, 2014.  Mr. LaPlaca was drafted into the Army during World War II and served as a corporal in the 750th Field Artillery Battalion as a field lineman and carbine expert in Okinawa, Japan.  More...

Emily Susan Slough, infant

Emily Susan Slough, 27 days, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  Her family described her as a little person with a big personality and said she overcame many obstacles and brought many people back to God.  More...

Lifestyles

Guitar competition

celebrates talent from around the globe

It isn’t every day an abundance of worldwide musical talents find themselves under one roof, but with the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, it’s a reality. More...

Slo-Pokes Club presents annual steak out event

The Slo-Pokes Booster Club will sponsor the Main-Transit Fire Department’s annual steak dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the pavilion, at Main-Transit Station No. 1, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. More...

PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

— Brendan Lanighan, a graduate of Williamsville East High School and trombone student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and Melisa Thompson, a graduate of Lake Shore Central High Sch More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 5   Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 5, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...

Family Activities

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Musician celebrates birthday through camp fundraiser

As a way to raise money for Cradle Beach, musician Gerald Ralston will celebrate his 73rd birthday by inviting performers to a party that will include musical guests younger than 18 as well as a late-night all-star jam with well-established artists. More...

Town advances zoning changes

The Town Board is moving forward in restructuring its zoning regulations by rezoning properties from Community Facilities to Recreation Conservation, a new zoning classification that was created this year. More...

Garden Walk participants sought by committee

Participants are being sought for this year’s Amherst Garden Walk, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Editorial

Music can make a difference in people’s lives

Bee Editorial

When he was growing up, Gerald Ralston visited Cradle Beach. While there, he helped children with disabilities as they were camping. In the evenings, Ralston would be tutored in guitar by a camp counselor he befriended. More...

Spindle items

• COMMUNITY SERVICE — All across town and throughout the school year, many students use what they have learned in classes to benefit others.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 6, 1889   Mr. A.W. Eggert of Muskegon and daughters Mrs. Charles Shassel of Rochester, Mich., and Mrs. Anna Nicholson, are visiting relatives and friends here.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman believes her home is ‘bugged’

Monday, May 26  • Police responded to West Villas Drive where a resident reported that youths were igniting fireworks near the Thruway. The youths fled the area prior to the arrival of officers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Cuomo should have spoken in Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his choice for lieutenant governor is Kathy Hochul because the choice is simple: You either go forward or backward, and we are going forward. More...

Education

Amherst High School Junior-Senior Prom 2014

Saturday, May 31 Adam’s Mark Hotel

  Sophomore Grace Simson, left, captures a photo of senior Mackenzie Oprean and junior Javier Fox. Photos by Nick LoVerde. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Montgomery Park to hold musical entertainment   Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Community hosts free musical entertainment and fun at 7 p.m. Friday nights at Montgomery Park, 6363 Transit Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Sweet Home track teams qualify 13 for state meet

Sweet Home’s boys and girls track teams were dominant at the Section VI Championships Friday and Saturday at the Olean Middle School Sports Complex.  More...

Lake Shore snaps Amherst’s section title streak

The streak is over.  Amherst’s girls lacrosse team, winners of nine-straight Section VI titles, saw its run come to an end with a 9-5 loss against Lake Shore in the Class C final Wednesday at Robert E. More...

North softball reaches Class AA final

For the first time since 2010, Williamsville North will be playing for a Section VI softball title.  More...

Business

Bee Maternal provides high fashion, classes

Bee Maternal, located at 5742 Main St. in Williamsville, combines fashionable clothing — sustainable through pregnancy and postpartum — with products and accessories. More...

Amherst Alarm recognized by security publication

Amherst Alarm has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 companies by Security Dealer Magazine, the nation’s leading security industry publication.  More...

The wave of the future in pain management

Technology seems to be providing answers for almost everything these days. More...