Weekly Feature



July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville schools examine athletic fields upgrades

A work group recently established by the Williamsville schools is in the process of developing a capital project plan that would upgrade athletic fields and facilities throughout the district.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Village asks state to approve HAWK signal on Main Street

Photo by David F. Sherman Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com   Village of Williamsville leaders are seeking state approval for a mid-block High-Intensity Activated crossWalK signal to enhance pedestrian safety on Main Street.  More...

Local News

Coach to receive Lifetime Service Award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jim Lamb has been involved with wrestling for 48 years, first as a wrestler and later as a coach.  For his longtime involvement in the sport, the Williamsville resident will be honored with the Lifetime Service Award from the National Wrestling More...

Firematic tournament set for Friday

Main-Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main St., Amherst, will host the SloPokes 2014 Firematic Racing Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18. More...

News Brief

Volunteers are needed for mid-summer maintenance of the gardens at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St. near Sheridan Drive. The project will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July, 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The village agenda from June 23 proposes to send two representatives to the Government Finance Officers Associates Western Regional Summer Seminar in Batavia. More...

Obituaries

Margaret M. Considine, active in community

Margaret M. Considine, 102, of Williamsville, died Monday, June 16, 2014.  Growing up in the Buffalo area, Miss Considine received a degree in accounting from Canisius College.  More...

Robert G. Fruehauf, service station owner

Robert G. Fruehauf, 79, of Williamsville, died Monday, July 7, 2014.  Mr. Fruehauf served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in the Korean War. After the war, he began working at Fruehauf’s Service Station.  More...

Sam Maislin, former judge, DWI attorney

Sam Maislin, 68, of Amherst, died Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Old Home Days 2014

Tuesday, July 8 through Friday, July 11 at Island Park in Williamsville

The Amherst Police Department Color Guard lead the Old Home Days parade, which was held Tuesday despite heavy afternoon thunderstorms that threatened its cancellation. More...

Families take their hometown on vacation for photo contest

For more than 20 years, Bee Newspapers has featured dedicated readers taking time away from their busy lives to rest, relax and to participate in the Me and My Bee photo contest. The contest comprises reader-submitted creative vacation photos. More...

Summer concert series scheduled at park

The band “2nd Time Around” will perform rock and roll and oldies at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Williamsville. Also, Alex René Big Swing Band will be playing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Bassett Park. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 18   Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Art

fri. 18   Hallwalls 2014 Members Exhibition — Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, and continues through Aug. 29, and ends with a closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 17-sun. 20   More...

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 10:19 AM

Area fire departments help Roswell patient find positivity

Dave Blank, a patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a volunteer firefighter with the North Boston Fire Company, has a new way to get motivated in his fight against a disease.  Blank hopes  to obtain  a T-shir More...

They got it

Kate Fornasiero, center, plays “I Got It” with her sons, Christopher, left, and Matthew, during last week’s annual Old Home Days celebration at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

Art Festival to feature work of poster award winner

This year’s Glen Park Arts Festival will include a new feature: commemorative prints by the 2014 poster award winner.  More...

Garden Walk set for July 19

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...

Editorial

Updated fields, other improvements necessary

Bee Editorial

The Williamsville School District recently established a work group to develop a capital project plan that would upgrade its athletic fields and facilities. More...

Spindle items

• GET ROCKIN’ — I hope you will take some time this week to make a visit to an area hospital. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 18, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Shoppers avoid sales crews with late visit to car lot

Monday, July 7  • Police responded to a Main Street business where a customer was reportedly becoming irate with employees. According to the store manager, the man was “swearing and yelling” at his staff. More...

Letters to the Editor

Anti-fracking law needs to be drafted

The New York State Court of Appeals ruled last month in favor of communities prohibiting hydrofracking within their borders, stating that state laws ceding regulatory power to the state do not supersede a town’s right to regulate the use of its More...

Village continues taking pride in work

Thanks to the fine work of the Williamsville Department of Public Works and the keen eyes of the Village Traffic and Safety Committee for making sure the traffic signal trigger placement was corrected at Main and Mill streets during the recent repavi More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Rock-A-Thon’ planned at Millard Fillmore   More...

Sports

North football, South softball shares Bee’s co-Team of the Year honor

File photo by Patrick McPartland Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com   The Williamsville North football and Williamsville South softball teams had seasons that will be talked about for years.  More...

Sweet Home’s Lombardo repeats as Bee’s Coach of the Year

The Sweet Home boys and girls cross country and track and field teams have evolved since Brian Lombardo returned to coach at his alma mater five years ago.  More...

South’s Fuzak selected for USA Football’s National Team Development Games

Jake Fuzak, a soon-to-be junior at Williamsville South, has been selected to participate in the USA Football National Team Development Games, presented by Shock Doctor, July 21-26 at Towson University located near Baltimore, Maryland.  Fuzak, a More...

Business

National Grid begins work on new area substation

Construction crews are now in the initial stages of building the latest electric substation in National Grid’s network.  More...

Hospital’s expansion to include 10-bed neonatal ICU

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will begin construction later this summer on its latest expansion, including its new 10-bed neonatal intensive care unit.  The hospital plans to convert six licensed maternity beds, two rehabilitation beds and More...

Children’s Summer theater returns to Eastern Hills Mall

Jeff Musial, of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, will be at Eastern Hills Mall Children’s Summer Theater at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, in the Center Court Commons in front of Macy’s.  More...