Weekly Feature



July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days returns with parade, food

The 37th annual Old Home Days festival returns to Williamsville next week, featuring a parade, midway, food and musical performances.  The event will be held from Tuesday, July 8, through Friday, July 11, at Island Park off Main Street in the Vi More...

Local News

Hoagland to ‘light the night’ for Leukemia Society

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Rick Hoagland and his wife, Carly, are relatively new to the Western New York area, the couple did not waste any time before getting involved with their community.  More...

Village seeks participants for street hockey tournament

The Village of Williamsville is seeking participants for its annual Youth Street Hockey Tournament, scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.  More...

Hope for Tomorrow Foundation returns from 23rd mission overseas

On May 29, the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation left for Ghana, Africa — its 23rd trip abroad in two decades.  Hope for Tomorrow Foundation recruits doctors from across the United States to help children in other parts of the world with variou More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It must be nice to go on three and a half months vacation like our state senators and assembly using taxpayer dollars. This also goes for our congressmen and senators. It’s about time we demanded term limits for them all.  More...

Education

Mill Middle School names fourth-quarter honor students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Class of 2014

Sweet Home seniors wait in the hallway of the Center for the Arts prior to the start of the commencement ceremony. More...

Williamsville North Prom 2014

Friday, June 25, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

Sarah Hurwich is assisted out of the limousine by her date, Kyle Messina, as they arrive at the prom together. More...

Lifestyles

Lost in paradise...

Seeking the perfect local bookstore

Chain bookstores sit on nearly every corner, making their presence known to those seeking a quick lit fix, but a little hunting can lead to finding a local gem.  Those who explore Buffalo may find some independent bookstores that offer literatur More...

Reinstein Woods plans Stars of Stripes

Reinstein Woods will host a Stars of Stripes event at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Great Baehre Swamp, Hopkins Road in Amherst. Learn about chipmunks, raccoons and other creatures with a naturalist from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. More...

Amherst Task Force discusses ‘Land of the Free’

Lately, there has been talk about people’s rights being violated, our privacy being invaded and “big brother” taking over that we forget about the great things that this country offers us. More...

Fiberoptic repairs delay completion

Main Street

Representatives of the Village of Williamsville and the Town of Amherst are working to resolve possible damages to the town’s fiberoptic conduit that runs along Main Street.  More...

Amherst Central Alumni to present Golf Classic

¦ Annual event set for July 10

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will present its 13th annual Golf Classic on Thursday, July 10, at Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst.  Duke McGuire, a member of the Amherst High School class of 1970, will serve as honorary More...

Independence Day celebration scheduled for Friday

The Town of Amherst will hold its Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, near Lake LaSalle at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by 23 Skidoo. More...

Editorial

Use common sense if choosing to use fireworks

Bee Editorial

Enjoying consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades in many locations nationwide. More...

Spindle items

• ALL-BEE SPORTS TEAMS — For the last few weeks, we’ve been honoring the best high school athletes of the recently completed spring sports season.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 4, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man flees store, steals two bottles of Gatorade

Monday, June 23  • Police responded to South Long Street where a group of youths were reportedly playing basketball while disrupting area residents. More...

Obituaries

Frank L. Piracci, Deputy Commissioner, Buffalo Police Department

Frank L. Piracci, 90, of Williamsville, died Saturday, June 21, 2014.  More...

Death Notices

ALFANO, Betty J. (nee Schreiber), of Clarence Center, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Mrs. Alfano is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Spano and Betty Jane Smith; one son, Bruce; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amberleigh presents summer concert series   The local group “Boys of Summer” will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Williamsville. More...

Sports

South grad Stasiak wins ESG Legacy Scholarship

It’s been four years since the Empire State Games were held in Buffalo, but its impact lives on thanks to the Legacy Fund.  The Legacy Fund, created in 2011 from excess revenue generated from the 2010 Empire State Games, awards a $2,500 sc More...

Lancaster’s Dalfonso named Coach of the Year

2014 All-Bee Baseball

Lancaster head coach Mark Dalfonso had to get creative at the beginning of the season because all of his players were tired of practicing indoors.  He came up with fresh ways to continue working on the fundamentals and get quality repetitions. More...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

— The Niagara Frontier U15 girls volleyball team won the U15 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship Saturday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More...

Business

Melissa’s Gourmet Chocolates features variety of truffles, specialty items at Getzville location

Melissa Obenauer recently decided it was time for her to make a change in her career. In January, she began researching spaces that could be possible locations for her business. More...

Taste of Buffalo to return July 12-13, features 60 restaurants

The Taste of Buffalo food festival is slated for July 12 and 13 at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. It will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.  More...

SPCA offers discounted adoption rate

In honor of Independence Day, the SPCA Serving Erie County will offer discounted adoptions for all cats and dogs that are five months and older.  The discounted rate is $17.76, including a $30 administration fee. More...