Weekly Feature



August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville posts lower tax rates than projected

The Williamsville School Board during its Aug. 12 meeting approved the tax rates for district residents residing in Amherst, Cheektowaga and Clarence, posting slightly lower increases from what was originally projected.  More...

Local News

Monument at area park dedicated to Battle of the Bulge

A monument that depicts a German tank and soldiers coming through a house, along with a 1948 Jeep, will serve as a World War II memorial at Russell Salvatore’s Patriots and Heroes Park in Lancaster.  More...

Small plane crashes in airport parking lot

A small plane crash-landed at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport shortly after takeoff on Aug. More...

Walks, Talks program continues

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council will host its next event in the “Sunday Walks and Talks” series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In areas where there are curbs in the Town of Amherst, it would be wonderful if each homeowner would use a square spade shovel and remove the grass and weeds that are growing between the curb and asphalt. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BAUER, Grace M., of Amherst, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mrs. Bauer is survived by one son, Paul, and one daughter, Karen Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester. Arrangements were made by Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Stang Memorial Run crowns champions

Nearly 150 runners were joined by 77 walkers in competing in the recently held inaugural Greg Stang Memorial Reese’s 5K Run and Fun Walk at Bassett Park in Williamsville.  Lydia Stang served as the honorary starter and later presented the More...

Travel baseball 11U tryouts slated

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball’s 2015 11U travel team is holding tryouts at noon Sunday, Aug. 24, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 29, at the Southside Diamonds, 121 Starlite Ave. in Cheektowaga.  More...

Archery Club to host annual harvest shoot

Double T Archery Club’s annual harvest shoot will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at its location at 1120 North French Road, Amherst, a half-mile back on the dirt road.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. More...

Business

Finders Keepers features fashionable clothing, accessories

Finders Keepers offers a diverse inventory of used items featuring clothing, furniture and accessories.  Kim Sullivan, who has owned the consignment business for 22 years, recently moved the store from a Main Street location to a spot at 418 Eva More...

Billybar offers selections of wine, craft beer, seafood specials

Last week, Billybar, a tapas bar and restaurant, opened at 5590 Main St. More...

Mosquitos in Erie County test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito pools in Erie County have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the state Department of Health Wadsworth Center’s Arbovirus Laboratory.  More...

Town to seek contractor for golf course management

The Town Board on Monday directed the Purchasing Department to create a request for proposal that would seek an outside company to operate and/or manage Amherst’s three golf courses.  More...

Ride to remember Army Staff Sgt. William ‘Billy’Wilson III

This weekend, motorcyclists will rev their engines to honor a fallen serviceman in the inaugural SSG William R. “Billy” Wilson III Memorial Motorcycle Ride and Raffle. More...

Editorial

Diabetes prevention program helps to save lives

Bee Editorial

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. In other words, if you act now, you may just save your life and never get the debilitating disease.  More...

Spindle items

• MOONLIGHT RUN — The 28th annual Moonlight Run and Wellness Walk will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, starting and ending on Glen Avenue in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 22, 1889   The mail bag from Buffalo to Clarence, and vice versa, is now opened at all the post offices along the route. A letter mailed at Clarence in the morning will now reach Williamsville within two hours.  More...

Police Blotter

Public benches reportedly smothered in ointment

Monday, Aug. 11   • A person reported discovering damage at Dellwood Park. Several benches were reportedly tagged with graffiti, while a picnic bench and portable toilet were flipped onto their sides.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Student assistance at park appreciated

Recently, eight members of the Amherst Youth Engaged In Service program participated in the Gardens at Amherst State Park beautification project.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club to host ‘Wine in the Garden’   The Amherst Garden Club will hold a “Wine in the Garden” get-together at the home of one of its members from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. More...

Lifestyles

Seneca Nation teaches lessons through storytelling

The voice behind the pages

A Seneca woman dressed in black sits in a rocking chair with a cane. She lights her tobacco pipe as children gather around her. More...

Fundraiser, yard sale benefits Snyder boy

A multi-family yard sale fundraiser and baked good sale, to benefit 11-year-old Ben Botwin of Snyder, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  A showing of “Labor Day” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 21   More...

Family Activities

sat. 23   Kids Day — Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, prior to the Buffalo Bills taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 bills Drive, Orchard Park; $. 648-1800, www.buffalobills.com  More...

Festivals

fri. 22 & sat. 23   More...