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June 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

GRADUATION CEREMONY

— Members of the Class of 2014 graduated from Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart on Monday. The commencement ceremony was held at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. More...

Local News

Tennis courts in need of upgrade

Amherst Schools

Evelyn and Michael Quinlivan say the tennis courts behind Amherst High School are a crown jewel for the district but are in need of major repair.  They presented information at the June 3 Amherst School Board meeting that shows the conditions of More...

Buffalo State hosts Williamsville technology students

Buffalo State’s computer information systems department recently welcomed students from five area high schools and two middle schools for its second annual CS4HS: Computer Science for High School Student Showcase and Competition.  More...

Amherst Skating Club marks 50 years on ice

Amherst Skating Club, which opened its first ice rink facility in 1964, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Throughout the years, the club has expanded its membership and set a goal to develop the sport of figure skating.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Wow. Very dismayed and upset seeing the significant increase in village taxes. Mayor Kulpa needs to tighten the line on hiring unnecessary new hires and eliminating lines when departments (water) are no longer needed. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

La Leche League of Amherst to meet   The La Leche League of Amherst will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the office of Concierge Dental Group, 33 Melrose Road, Williamsville. More...

Sports

South softball ‘shows up’, wins emotional playoff games

Lady Billies advance to first Class A state final four since 2006

Gerry Gentner’s motto he always told his Williamsville South softball players was to “just show up” and compete. More...

All-Bee Lax teams slated for next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Lacrosse Teams in next week’s edition. More...

Shot putter Patterson places third in Division I, second in Fed

Devon Patterson entered his final New York State Track and Field Championships wanting to throw a personal best in the shot put.  The Williamsville South senior placed third in Division I in 62 feet, 8 inches and second in the Federation in a pe More...

Business

Niagara County Produce preserves old charm in new storefront

In 1952, 11-year-old Richard Dorr began working at a farmers market located at the intersection of Transit Road and Millersport Highway in Clarence. More...

Sweet Home receives energy savings through program

The Sweet Home School District, with seven school buildings and related facilities in the towns of Tonawanda and Amherst, recently collaborated with National Grid energy-efficiency experts through an energy performance contract to identify energy cos More...

Events

Breakfast networking on Friday menu   More...

Breaking News - 6/14/2014 7:19 PM

Williamsville South girls win state softball championship in a 21-4 romp. Way to go Lady Billies!

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Developer seeks property acquisition for Whole Foods site

According to Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein, WS Development is seeking to purchase the Northtown Plaza property and build a 50,000 square foot structure that would become the site of Whole Foods, a national grocery retailer.    More...

Town to offer abundant youth programs, summer concerts

The Town of Amherst’s Youth and Recreation Department will be offering many activities for families and children this summer, including new programs such as archery.  (See editorial on page four)  Mary-Diana Pouli, head of Youth and R More...

Strawberry Festival to feature desserts, family entertainment

The 15th annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Island Park, Williamsville.  The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Williamsville and benefits area youth and organizations. More...

Editorial

Town summer activities are great value

Bee Editorial

As youths count down the days to the start of summer vacation, we want to remind you that there are many opportunities in your town to keep your children entertained and preoccupied with healthy, enriching activities — many of which are free or More...

Spindle items

• COMMUNITY SERVICE — The Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run and 2014 Walk/Skate for Kidneys will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 15, at Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo.  Oehmler was a resident of  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 13, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports youths banging on house walls

Monday, June 2   • A motorist reported that two men were acting suspiciously and seemed to be attempting to steal a bicycle chained to a post in front of a Sheridan Drive business.  More...

Obituaries

Sister Sheila Anne (Kathleen) Burke, principal, educator

Sister Sheila Anne (Kathleen) Burke, 73 , of Amherst, died Monday, June 2, 2014. Sister Burke served as the principal of St. Mary’s School in Swormville from 1979 until her death. More...

Death Notice

LATONA, Katherine V., (nee Turano), of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Mrs. Latona is survived by two sons, Joseph and Leonard; one grandchild; and one sister, Flora Dispenza. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Opinions on caffeine run hot and cold

Caffeine. One week it’s viewed as a deadly toxin and the next week praised as a miracle drug.  Some say it can destroy the nervous system, and others say it has benefits that can prevent common cancers. More...

Dragon Boat Festival set at Baird Point

The 2014 Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Baird Point at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. More...

On the Campus

St. Lawrence University has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester: Abigail R. Posner, Kyle M. Plimpton, Philip J. Duggan and Joseph W. Duggan, all of Amherst, and Jessica E. Dudek of Williamsville.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12   More...

Theatre

thurs. 12-sun. 15   More...

Special Events

thurs. 12   Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 12, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...