Weekly Feature



June 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomas Ahern remembered for lifetime of steady leadership

Former Amherst town supervisor Thomas J. Ahern died Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  In addition to his brief stint in politics, he was best known for being a career educator and principal of Williamsville South High School.  More...

Local News

CENTENARIAN

— Helen A. Hoffman, poses with her doll, Mary. Hoffman celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday. She has been active in the Williamsville Arts Society, St. More...

Developer plans to build Whole Foods Market

A Massachusetts-based development firm is seeking to purchase the Northtown Plaza property and build a 50,000-square-foot structure that would become the site of Whole Foods Market, a grocery retailer in the United States and Canada.  More...

Landscapers donate time, resources to gardens near Veterans Memorial

After a winter that produced many harsh conditions, in addition to a rainy spring, it was evident the gardens near the Veterans Memorial needed landscaping attention.  The gardens, at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St., Amherst, had become overwhe More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I dread the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June each year due to the town’s Silver Maple trees between the sidewalk and curb dropping their so-called helicopter seeds the entire 80 feet. More...

Obituaries

Sheila Katherine Cunningham, established officers wives’ club

Sheila Katherine Cunningham (nee Shivens), 75, of Williamsville, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. Mrs. Cunningham graduated from Sisters Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. More...

Lucille Tarquini-Cuevas, co-operator barbershop, tavern

Lucille Tarquini Cuevas, 80, of Williamsville, died Friday, June 6, 2014.  Ms. Tarquini Cuevas served as the co-owner of Ray’s Antique Barbershop and Ray’s Antique Tavern, on Bailey Avenue. More...

Death Notices

FERGUSON, Carol A., (nee Hoppe), of Amherst, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Ms. Ferguson is survived by three sons, Tad, Gordy and Greg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Nancy Hoppe. More...

Lifestyles

‘City of Night’ combines history, art

As the sun sets over Buffalo’s Silo City, art awakens. From 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 28, “City of Night” will transform the historic grain elevators, located on the Buffalo River near Ohio Street, into a one-night art event. More...

BNHV to present German Sommerfest

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host German Sommerfest from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at BNHV, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

‘Intune’ mixes positive lifestyle, workshops and live music

The intune Music and Lifestyle Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. More...

Town reclassifies Sweet Home properties

The Town Board, during its meeting on Monday, approved the reclassification of two Sweet Home Road properties, allowing a developer to build upscale, attached housing on the parcels.  More...

Police investigating two fatal collisions

Amherst police are investigating the cause of two fatalities in unrelated vehicle collisions during the weekend.  Capt. More...

Fabulous 5K series begins with Great Race

What started as only a couple of area 5K races is now a seven-run series in the Town of Amherst. More...

Editorial

Creation of race series benefits community

Bee Editorial

Organizers of 5K events in the community recently began working together to create the first races series in the Town of Amherst. With seven races on the ticket, there is an ample opportunity to be part of the 2014 Fabulous 5K Race Series. More...

Spindle items

• GARDEN WALK — The Village of Williamsville will hold its annual Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 20, 1889   Mr. Gene MacArthur is better looking than ever in his suit of blue. He is serving as an apprentice in telegraphy.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss trash, items at area geese

Monday, June 9  • A resident of Troy View Lane reported that an unknown motorist drove across his lawn and nearly struck a person in the process. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bergdahl exchange was wrong decision

I just read David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. He is spot on with his opinion.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parkinson Support Group plans monthly meeting   More...

Sports

State Champions

South softball routs Sayville, earns first Class A crown since 2006

The goal all season for the Williamsville South softball team was to win its final game. More...

Sweet Home track medals in four events at nationals

Sweet Home’s boys and girls track and field teams fared well against the nation’s best at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Friday through Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina.  More...

Sacred Heart golfers help MMA team defend state Catholic title, squad places fourth in Federation

Members of Sacred Heart’s girls golf team helped the Monsignor Martin Association team defend its New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association title on June 1.  More...

Business

Shoe repair shop goes extra ‘step’ to please

Many people have a favorite pair of shoes they hope to keep in mint condition. More...

Passport outreach event scheduled for June 24

A “Passports on the Move” outreach will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

St. Leo’s to continue preschool program

St. Leo the Great Parish will continue its preschool program at the site of the school, 903 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.  According to Monsignor Robert E. More...