Weekly Feature



August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident seeks to safely get people home

Designated driver business launches Aug. 22

For David Lipinoga, preventing people from driving while intoxicated is a personal pursuit.  Lipinoga wants to make sure that fewer lives are negatively impacted by a person’s poor decision. More...

LET IT SHINE

— Larry Willer polishes his 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster during a car show held Sunday at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Local News

County Clerk’s Office, Sweet Jenny’s to help veterans organization

Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream in Williamsville and the Erie County Clerk’s Office have united to further assist area veterans through the creation and promotion of a new ice cream flavor — Camo-fudge.  More...

Friends of Harmony show benefits town youth

The Friends of Harmony, a barbershop chorus, will hold a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

SOUNDS OF THE SYMPHONY

— A crowd of people enjoy a performance by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra on Friday under the gazebo at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. More...

Police Blotter

Man in Hawaiian shirt steals lawn trimmer

Monday, Aug. 4  • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported a 40-year-old man with a mustache, glasses and wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt stole a lawn trimmer.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed building too large for lot

My name is Ben, and my mom owns Alterations by Lena, located at 5913 Main Street, at the corner of Hirschfield Drive, in the Village of Williamsville. She has greeted customers at this location, with a smile on her face, for more than 23 years. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tribute, Motley 2 to appear at The Forvm   More...

Sports

South grad Licata leading UB football

As 2011 Williamsville South graduate Joe Licata enters his second full season as the starting quarterback for the University at Buffalo, expectations are high.  More...

Green signs education contract with North Bay Battalion

Williamsville’s Owen Green recently signed an education contract with the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.  The 17-year-old forward was a ninth-round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.  More...

ODE TO A SPARTAN RUNNER

— Runners take off for the start of the inaugural Greg Stang Memorial Reese’s Run and Fun Walk Sunday at Bassett Park in Williamsville. Mr. More...

Business

Tee Shirt University connects fans to their teams

In 2009, the Western New York area was introduced to a new clothing store, providing all sports fans a connection to their favorite teams, professional and collegiate. More...

Quench wins award, features many smoothie flavors

Quench Juice Bar won the Mayor’s Award during the recent Taste of Williamsville held Aug. More...

Passport outreach set for Aug. 19

The Erie County Clerk’s Office and AAA of Western and Central New York will offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2014 11:17 AM

Main Street traffic to be restricted for utility work

Traffic will be restricted next week on Main Street near Mill Street in the Village of Williamsville to allow Verizon workers to complete a utility  project that was initiated last year.   More...

North Presbyterian to present ‘Forum on Iraq’

The Rev. Rami Al Maqdasi, a refugee of Iraq living in Buffalo, will share his insights and experiences during a “Forum on Iraq” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14,  in the church hall at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. More...

Thirtieth annual Scottish Festival set for Aug. 16

The 30th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held this weekend with a new feature: a kickoff party on the preceding night.  More...

Main Street block party set for Saturday

This Saturday, Main Street will be jam-packed and alive with entertainment. The Village of Williamsville will be hosting its second annual Main Street Block Party from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Editorial

Tragedy reminds us to make responsible decisions

Bee Editorial

In the past, The Bee has unfortunately had to report on numerous tragedies in which victims have been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of a person who was driving while intoxicated. More...

Spindle items

• GET SOME PANCAKES — Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting members of AMVETS Post 49 while working on a story about the history of the post. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 15, 1889   Reprinted from the Lockport Journal: “The Buffalo Commercial wants the Worlds Fair of 1892 held in there. The Express, News and Times want all the political conventions held there this fall. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to see the potholes on Arlington Road get filled.  More...

Obituaries

Frank J. Urbancic, honored engineer

Frank J. Urbancic, 87, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Mr. Urbancic was born in Cleveland to Frank and Mary Urbancic, who were immigrants from Slovenia.  After his high school graduation, Mr. More...

Wilma Georgia Dee, figure skating instructor

Wilma Georgia Dee, 87, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mrs. Dee was heavily involved with figure skating. She began at the age of 12 and was on the ice for 75 years, teaching for 64. More...

Sheldon Kurtzman, owner of The New York Store

Sheldon Kurtzman, 89, of Williamsville, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Mr. Kurtzman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and took part in the storming of Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. More...

Lifestyles

Martial arts provides exercise WITH KICK

Regardless of the season, there always seems to be a focus on exercising and staying physically fit. More...

For Our Daughters event to raise awareness

For Our Daughters annual breast cancer awareness event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Pair united in afternoon ceremony at winery

Rose L. Bindert married Bryan M. Clark during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Freedom Run Winery in Cambria, New York. The Rev. Joseph Kozlowski, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. More...