Weekly Feature



June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village officials running unopposed in election

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, along with Trustees Dan DeLano and Al Yates, and Village Justice Jeffrey Voelkl, are all running unopposed for re-election in the Tuesday, June 16, election. The terms are four years.  More...

Local News

Bradley to chair annual Light the Night Walk

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Assisting in the efforts to cure cancer — especially leukemia and lymphoma — is a passion for Mike Bradley.  A lifelong resident of Amherst, Bradley was recently named chairman of the executive leadership and fundraising committee fo More...

Value Golf aims to provide better experience for customers

In March, the Amherst Town Board authorized a licensing agreement with Value Golf LLC for management of the town’s three golf courses.  The company’s staff, which includes past employees of the former Westwood Country Club, has been More...

APPRECIATION DAY

— Amherst police officers Jon Hall, left, and Bill Julicher, let Evan Schobert, wear one an official police helmet inside an Emergency Response Team vehicle during First Responders Appreciation More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I believe the town needs to move forward and approve the Westwood project. This would be good for Amherst, leading to a new neighborhood and parkland we could all access. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BECKINGHAUSEN, Pamela M. (nee Ellsworth), of Williamsville, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two sons, Brandon and Sean; one daughter, Caitlin; and one brother, William Ellsworth. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members.  An obituary form is available from The Bee by contacting our office at 632-4700.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blood drive taking place at Trinity Old Lutheran   More...

Sports

Amherst lax avenges loss, wins Class C section title

¦ Lady Tigers lose to HFL in FWR

Avenging a loss is always great motivation for a team, and that is what Amherst girls lacrosse players used to beat Lake Shore, 13-10, in Thursday’s Section VI Class C final at All-High Stadium.  Amherst’s loss to Lake Shore last ye More...

East softball wins first sectional crown since 2011

For the first time since 2011, Williamsville East earned a Section VI title in softball.  The third-seeded Lady Flames downed top-seeded Grand Island, 8-4, in the Section VI Class A-1 final Thursday at Niagara-Wheatfield High School.  It wa More...

South to host basketball camp

The Williamsville Boys and Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 to July 3 at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street. The camp is for students K-8 and the cost is $200, which includes a T-shirt and a ball. More...

Business

Zounds’ hearing aids allow clients to enjoy life

After his daughter lost most of her hearing as a toddler, Sam Thomasson searched for a way to help her.  Thomasson founded Zounds to provide digital hearing aid solutions for those with moderate to severe hearing loss.  Lynn Livecchi, owner More...

NFTA to offer open house on transit options study

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will hold a public open house on Thursday, June 11, for the Amherst-Buffalo Corridor Transit Options Study.  The open house will be held in Room 100 of Allen Hall at the University at Buffalo South C More...

Business Brief

Eye Care Professionals of Western New York recently opened a new office at 5500 Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. The 5,300-square-foot office features a state-of-the-art optical boutique and cutting-edge medical technology devices. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2015 10:27 AM

East Spring Street construction begins on June 8

Construction on E. More...

Tennis lessons slated at South Long Park

Summer tennis lessons are available Tuesdays, June 30 to Aug. 4, and Thursdays, July 2 to Aug. 6, at South Long Park in Williamsville.      More...

Town to pay for ‘Erin’s Crossings’ signal, crosswalk

After listening to emotional pleas from family and friends of a a town teenager who died three years ago after attempting to cross Maple Road, the Town Board has decided to move ahead with plans to install a pedestrian activated signal and crosswalk More...

Williamsville appoints principal at Dodge Elementary

During its May 26 meeting, the Williamsville School Board approved the appointment of Charles Smilinich as principal at Dodge Elementary School, beginning June 25. More...

Editorial

Teen’s memory honored by board decision

Bee Editorial

It has been nearly three years since she died at the age of 13. More...

Spindle items

SEEKING YOUR IDEAS — The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is inviting the public to share their ideas at a design session for its planned skate park, which will be built at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 6, 1890   Mr. Jacob P. Graff has the appointment as census enumerator for the north part of Amherst and will be busy for the next thirty days. Be prepared for him.  More...

Police Blotter

Ex-boyfriend refuses to return handicapped parking tag

Monday, May 25  • A resident of Eggert Road reported that approximately six youths were knocking over garbage cans in the area.  • A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident thankful for services

I had the opportunity to attend two Memorial Day services over this past weekend. I want to commend the organizers and participants of both.  More...

Start making time for fitness

As a busy professional, you work long hours, attend meetings, and have a family, social life and countless other obligations that occupy your time. Finding time to work out may seem impossible. More...

Education

Mill Middle School names students to second-quarter honor roll

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

Heim Middle School posts second-quarter honor students

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

Casey Middle School names honor roll students

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

Lifestyles

Class of ’05:

Where are they now?

It has been a full decade since the Class of 2005 walked across the stage and into the next phase of their lives. Over 10 years, interests can change and developments in life alter plans. More...

Shopping event to support education at Kenyan institute

The children who attend Crossroads Springs Institute in Hamisi, Kenya, will use a pencil until they can no longer hold it.  Since materials are in short supply, Nancy Falletta said the children cherish everything and are not wasteful.  More...

Vacation Bible School opens at Christ the King

This summer, the officer of faith formation at Christ the King Parish will host a SonSpark Vacation Bible School.  The Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 13-17 at the parish, 30 Lamarck Drive, at Main Street in Snyder.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Speakers

wed. 10   History of the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle — A presentation by Mary Lanham, librarian and book editor for the Polish American Journal, 7 p.m. More...