Weekly Feature



June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville to present 11th annual Garden Walk

The Village of Williamsville will present its 11th annual Garden Walk — which will feature new attractions — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Legislators discuss medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Town reminds residents of open burning regulations

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein is reminding residents of the rules concerning outdoor burning.  More...

AMVETS Post 49 looks to future, remembers past

It all began in 1946 when a group of eight veterans met in an area bar to reminisce about their time in the military.  The men, all of whom were in their mid-20s, then began meeting on a regular basis — sometimes having informal gatherings More...

Police Blotter

Stick-wielding youths peer into residents’ mailboxes

Monday, June 16   • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that three women filled shopping bags with merchandise and then attempted to return the items to receive store credit. More...

Obituaries

James S. DiPasquale, mail carrier

James S. DiPasquale, 71, of Amherst, died Friday, June 13, 2014.  Mr. More...

Peter J. Notaro, State Supreme Court justice

Peter J. Notaro, 79, of Amherst, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Mr. Notaro grew up on the West Side of Buffalo, where he attended Bishop Fallon High School. More...

Wilford M. Roth, golf course owner

Wilford M. Roth, 86, of Akron, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Mr. Roth grew up in Clarence, where he attended Parker High School and also worked on the family’s dairy farm.  While in his youth, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Redcoats on Main Street

An inside look at re-enacting

Sweat is soaking through the inner layer of your 17 pounds of wool clothing. Your back is sore from sleeping on the damp ground in a smelly canvas tent, and the 20 pounds of weapons and equipment you’re toting isn’t helping. More...

Raising the volume: artist to launch CD

This Friday, artist Katie Flemming will launch her debut CD at a red carpet release event at Brookfield Country Club.  The 13-year-old is currently signed to Monroe Music Management, located in Los Angeles, and shot her first professional music More...

On the Campus

Cornell University has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester: Michael Merrill, Stephanie Izard and Kenneth Lipke, all of Amherst, and Brian Shin of Williamsville.  More...

Sweet Home administrator leaving for post in Beijing

Larry J. More...

Village to provide Social Security satellite site

A Social Security satellite site will open at Village Hall, located at 5565 Main St., according to Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa and U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins. More...

Editorial

Legislators right in backing medical marijuana

Bee Editorial

The Senate and Assembly should be lauded for the passage of legislation that will make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana. More...

Spindle items

• AT THE POST — Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with members of AMVETS Post 49 on Sheridan Drive. It was a pleasure to interview current and past commanders of the post. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 27, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.With the Town of Amherst expanding its court facilities, this would be a good time to abolish village court. Village court expenses exceed the revenue and funds from traffic violations, parking tickets and other noncriminal matters.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

William Mattar to host Unyts blood drive   William Mattar Law Offices will hold a Unyts blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the firm’s office, 6720 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Sports

South’s Murphy tabbed as Coach of the Year

Williamsville South softball coach Julie Murphy takes pride in teaching her players about the mechanics of softball, but she also enjoys teaching them about life.  More...

All-Bee Softball Team named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the third annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to rec More...

HIGH-PERFORMANCE PITCHING

— Michelle (Fridey) Switzer, right, stands with Jennie Finch, a former collegiate All-American pitcher and professional softball player, at High-Performance Softball Camp June 14 at the Northto More...

Business

Wine and Liquor Chateau offers customers convenience, large product selection

After growing up down the street from Clearfield Recreation Center and Williamsville North High School, Seema George felt there was one business missing in the neighborhood.  In May, George opened Wine and Liquor Chateau, a store that offers a l More...

Main Street Popcorn set for grand opening on Saturday

Main Street Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn business, will be opening at 5546 Main St., Williamsville, this weekend. More...

Chamber appoints Whelan to head Small Business Division

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has appointed Kim Whelan to executive director of the Small Business Division.  Whelan will now be responsible for planning, management and implementation of all small-business services for the Chamber. More...