Weekly Feature



May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

SPECIAL EXHIBIT

— Doug Farley, left, director of the Museum of disABILITY History, listens to Tom Olin, director of The Disability Rights Center, explain the stories of photographs he has taken for The ADA Leg More...

PROMOTIONS

— Three members of Boy Scout Troop 85 recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. From left are Scouts Mike Slosman and Max Wunderlin, Scoutmaster Steve Dubios and Scout Alex Cerra. More...

Committee seeking entries for art festival’s poster contest

The Glen Park Art Festival committee is offering a contest for individuals to submit an original painting artwork to be used as the background to the poster for the sixth annual festival in July.  The winner of the contest will receive a $100 ca More...

Police Blotter

Woman chases youths out of yard

Saturday, May 16  • A resident of Glenhaven Drive reported that youths were gathering outside in the street and it appeared as if the teens were preparing to fight each other. Police were unable to locate them.  More...

Obituaries

Lynne Hochberg Pace, ophthalmologist

Dr. Lynne Hochberg Pace, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was 63.  Dr. Pace was born in New York City on May 13, 1951. A precocious student, she accelerated through her academic studies, graduating from high school at age 16. More...

Death Notice

TRAUFFLER, Hildegarde E. (nee Herrmann), of Amherst, died Monday, May 18, 2015. More...

Sports

East girls lax reaches Class B final for first time

¦ Lady Flames beat South in semifinal

For the first time ever, Williamsville East’s girls lacrosse team will be playing for a Section VI title.  The third-seeded Lady Flames (12-4) downed crosstown rival Williamsville South, seeded seventh, 13-8, at home Thursday in a Section More...

North’s Kessler takes runner-up at boys tennis sectionals

Williamsville North junior Mike Kessler will make a return trip to the boys tennis state meet after finishing as runner-up at the Section VI Championships Wednesday at Lancaster High School.  Kessler lost in the finals to East Aurora’s Jac More...

Amherst baseball routs Cheektowaga in A-2 prequarters

Amherst baseball coach Brian Davis had been waiting a long time for his team to play as well as they did in its 13-1 rout over Cheektowaga Friday in the Section VI Class A-2 prequarterfinals.  The seventh-seeded Tigers (10-9) recorded a season h More...

Business

County renews push for ‘Million Hearts’ campaign

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and county Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Jacobs seeks to stop DMV’s sales of driver data

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is calling on the state Department of Motor Vehicles to immediately stop selling driver data for a profit.  According to Jacobs, a recent investigation has shown the DMV has been selling motorists’ personal More...

AT&T warns against using a smartphone while driving

New research from AT&T shows an increase in the use of social media on smartphones while driving. More...

Turnout increases in two of three districts

Turnout in two of the town’s three school districts increased this year, which may be attributed to the ballots including contested races for school boards.  With 6,050 voters, Williamsville Central boasted its highest turnout since 2001, More...

Voters approve all budgets, propositions

Voters in the town’s three school districts approved the 2015-16 spending plans for their respective districts in the May 19 budget vote and trustee election.  In Amherst Central, two incumbents were re-elected to the School Board, and in More...

Editorial

Take precautions to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With summer almost underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers posed by the season.  More...

Spindle items

• ACHIEVEMENTS — Recently, we have received several phone calls regarding how to submit information for our “On the Campus” section. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 29, 1890   Friday night about 10 o’clock, as Mr. N.B. Fales was crossing the Main Street bridge over Ellicott Creek, fell down the stairway of the approach in front of Spalding’s blacksmith shop. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Property values of all homes adjacent to golf courses in Amherst are now in question, as all courses have used products that may have had contaminated substances in the past.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Tunnels superior to gondola system

I am with columnist David Sherman on gondola cars at the waterfront. My fear of heights will keep me off them.  It sounds like a plaintiff’s lawyer’s full employment act. More...

Education

Transit Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Transit Middle School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

St. Benedict posts honor students

The following students at St. Benedict School were named to the honor roll for the second trimester of the 2014-15 academic year:  More...

Williamsville South names honor students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Reinstein Woods

Experience nature from sunrise to sunset

When the pink lily pads are blooming at Reinstein Woods, it resembles a Monet painting, said Meaghan Boice-Green. The 292-acre nature preserve comprising wetlands, ponds and mature forest is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. More...

Craft show scheduled at banquet hall

A craft show, sponsored by Traveling Vendors, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the North Amherst Banquet Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

May performance to highlight studio’s 50 years of dance

A former student of Maris Battaglia saved “thank you” letters that the dance teacher wrote 30 years ago. Recently, the student sent them back.  “I have never once thought, I wish I had danced. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 28   Bella Electra Strings — With special guests The Doyle Brothers, will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.riveriatheatre.org  More...