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July 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Garden Walk set for July 12

This year’s Town of Amherst Garden Walk is being co-chaired by Darryl Moden and Chuck Hidy, both of whom have been members of the Garden Walk Committee since it was initiated several years ago.  The annual walk will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Fiber-optic blockages located, being fixed

The Town of Amherst is closer to completing its installation of a fiber-optic conduit that will interconnect all town facilities into the same computer network.  More...

Local News

ALL ABOUT FIRE TRUCKS

— Brian Multerer, left, chief of Eggertsville Hose Company, helps first grade student Jonathan Beck off a truck upon their arrival to Windermere Boulevard School. More...

Old Home Days festivities continue through Friday

The annual Old Home Days celebration continues through Friday, July 11, at Island Park in Williamsville.  The park is behind the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

‘Walk Back in Time’ to rekindle memories of Williamsville

A popular event will continue this year during Old Home Days, when visitors and residents alike can take a self-guided walking tour of Main Street stores.  “Walk Back in Time” is an event running through Saturday, July 12. More...

Police Blotter

Man steals sneakers, flees store barefoot

Monday, June 30  • Employees at a Boulevard Mall business reported chasing a man who stole a pair of sneakers from the store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town, schools need to better trim grass

When did it become acceptable for the Amherst Highway Department and the Wil liamsville School District to cut grass and not trim around poles, fireplugs, utility boxes and other devices?  More...

Fast food chains are not progress

Sorry, Dave Sherman, your call [in the July 2 and 3 Bee column] for more national fast-food chains in Buffalo is wrong. You mistake a strength — that Buffalo enjoys a culture of owner-operated restaurants — for a weakness.  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

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

It was another tremendous year for high school sports in the Town of Amherst.  More...

Lamm Post Baseball splits road games

Lamm Post Baseball (11-8 overall, 7-5 league) split four road games last week in the ultra-competitive District VIII North Division.  Parity seems to be the word of the day as Lamm Post can still finish anywhere from first to sixth with six game More...

CHAMPIONS

— The Phillies defeated the Cardinals, 20-10, to win the Mathewson McCarthy Babe Ruth Baseball Major 60 championship Saturday. More...

Business

Soaker 7.7K aims to raise awareness of heat-related illness

Heading into the summer months, Excelsior Orthopaedics is gearing up for the fall sports season and is informing the Western New York sports community that heat-related illness is the number one cause of athlete death. More...

Bon-Ton raises $340K for March of Dimes through recent promotions

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. raised $340,000 from its Mother’s Day and Father’s Day promotions supporting the March of Dimes Imbornto Campaign from April 23 through June 15.  More...

County commissioner of health offers safe sleeping tips to help infants

Two infants recently died as a result of being placed in a dangerous sleeping position. The babies in question died as a result of an inability to keep their airways open for proper breathing.  More...

Breaking News - 7/10/2014 12:26 PM

Westwood redevelopment plans

Developer submits proposal to town

Mensch Capital Partners, owners of the Westwood Country Club at 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst, on July 10 submitted plans to the town for the creation of a $238 million mixed-use neighborhood to be built on the property.   More...

Veterans Memorial unveiling planned

Friday, July 25

The third unveiling of names event at the Amherst Veterans Memorial will be held at noon Friday, July 25, at the memorial, which is located in Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St. at Sheridan Drive.  More...

Board moves ahead with new zoning code

The Town Board on Monday moved forward in its plans to create greater protection in the zoning code for its parks and recreation facilities.  Two dozen properties were rezoned to Recreation Conservation, a zoning district the board created earli More...

Editorial

Town, village events provide families with ‘to-do’ list

Bee Editorial

This week in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville, there are many events and activities for adults and children to attend.  While Old Home Days continues at Williamsville’s Island Park until Friday, there are other events offer More...

Spindle items

• FUN RUN — For anyone who might be worried about eating too much fried dough this week at Old Home Days festivities, there is a solution. You can burn some of the calories in the YMCA Fun Run, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 11, 1889   The celebration of the Fourth by the Driving Park Association was more successful than could have been anticipated. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is past 7:30 in the evening on Monday, and I’m still listening to the constant beeping of the construction vehicles on the construction site on Casey Road. More...

Obituaries

Barry L. Peterson, home builder, volunteer firefighter

Barry Leonard Peterson, 68, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. The son of Leonard and Dolly Peterson, Mr. Peterson was a native of Kenmore and served in the U.S. Navy as a diver with the Seabees. More...

Peter Gessner, educator, led exchange program

Peter Gessner, 83, of Williamsville, died Friday, June 27, 2014.  Born in Warsaw, Poland, he endured the horrors of World War II and the Nazi occupation.  Dr. More...

Chris F. Rego, Army veteran

Chris F. Rego, 78, of East Amherst, died Monday, June 30, 2014.  Mr. Rego was born in Pineville, Kentucky and was a football star in high school. He later graduated from the University of Kentucky and then joined the Army.  More...

Lifestyles

World Cup creates hysteria on Hertel

Once every four years, the World Cup craze takes over nations around the globe, and with this country’s consistent improvement in the tournament, enthusiasm is also at an unprecedented level here. More...

Summer Fun Fest slated at Bryant and Stratton

Bryant and Stratton College will host a free Summer Fun Fest event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at its Amherst campus, 3650 Millersport Highway, Getzville. More...

National Youth Orchestra features bassoonist, Williamsville resident

From July 20 to Aug. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

fri. 11   Full Buck Moon Walk — Join a walk in the woods to look for whitetail deer growing new velvety antlers during the full moon, 6:30 p.m. More...

Art

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