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June 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town creates joint board to review development

Group to set goals for Niagara Falls Boulevard

The Town Board has created a joint board to partner with the Town of Tonawanda in setting planning and development goals for Niagara Falls Boulevard, which is the border of Amherst and Tonawanda.  A resolution initiated by Deputy Supervisor Guy More...

Annual Strawberry Festival set for today

The 16th annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Island Park in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

Local News

Stocking grateful for years on Amherst School Board

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After 18 years, a mainstay on the Amherst School Board is stepping down.  David Stocking, board president for the last three years, chose not to seek re-election. His term expires June 30.  More...

Williamsville School Board extends superintendent’s contract

The Williamsville School Board last week extended its current contract with Superintendent Scott Martzloff by an additional year.  More...

HONORED

— The Lake Erie Italian Club recently awarded Sweet Home senior Alexa Archambault with a $1,000 scholarship. She plans to attend the University at Buffalo in the fall. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I understand about the tragedy on Maple Road, but all day long on Main Street, Sheridan and Maple people jay walk instead of using the traffic signal that is designed to have pedestrians cross. More...

Obituaries

Earlene M. Voss, Christian missionary

Earlene M. Voss, of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. She was 86.  Born in Buffalo in 1928, Ms. Voss graduated from East High School. More...

Dr. Gerald L. Logue, UB professor of medicine

Dr. Gerald Lee Logue, of Williamsville, died Sunday, June 7, 2015. He was 73.  More...

Death Notices

CAMPBELL, David E., formerly of Amherst, died Friday, June 5, 2015. Mr. Campbell worked in the advertising industry for grocery stores, which included Budwey’s, Loblaws Market and Peter J. Schmidt Wholesale Suppliers. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden club to tour Messinger Woods   Members of the Amherst Garden Club will tour Messinger Woods and Wildlife Hospital, located in Holland, N.Y., at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. After the tour, lunch will take place at Zider Zee Restaurant. More...

Sports

Boater’s Guide available through County Clerk’s Office

The updated New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ office.  The guide provides a summary of laws, registration and training requirements, along with suggested safety information governi More...

Section finalists fill First Team lineup

Sports Reporter

Amherst, Lancaster and Williamsville East all appeared in Section VI finals, so it is not a surprise that all three schools are represented on the 2015 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Amherst, which defeated Lake Shore, 13-10, to win the Class C t More...

Lancaster’s Buccieri selected as Girls’ Coach of the Year

“Heart, hustle and family” is a motto Lancaster girls lacrosse coach Julie Buccieri has used with her players for close to a decade.  Her teams have bought into the motto, as they have won the past four Section VI Class A titles and More...

Business

Wine and Liquor Chateau celebrates anniversary

A little more than a year ago, Wine and Liquor Chateau opened its doors as a way to fill a void in the business landscape of the neighborhood.  “The community has been really excited that we are here,” store owner Seema George said. More...

MGMA to host educational seminar June 19

The Buffalo Chapter of the New York Medical Group Management Association will hold an educational seminar at 3 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo.  More...

‘Starting your own business’ event planned

The Small Business Association, Buffalo/Niagara SCORE, and Bryant & Stratton College will hold “Starting and Managing Your Own Business” from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/17/2015 3:44 PM

Village officials re-elected

In an uncontested race, Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, trustees Dan Delano and Al Yates and Justice Jeff Voelkl were re-elected by voters on Tuesday. More...

Say ‘cheese’

Christina Pinowski, left, a Sweet Home teacher and adviser, captures a photograph using a selfie stick with students Katie Gengo, Kelsey Gangi and Emily Sacco during the high school’s prom held More...

Committee decides winner of festival’s poster contest

The Glen Park Art Festival committee recently chose the winner and honorable mentions in its poster contest for the sixth annual festival, which will be held in July.  The winner of the contest and a $100 prize is Yvonne Gossett of East Amherst More...

Run series kicks off Friday with Great Race

St. Gregory the Great Parish, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst, will host its 20th annual Great Race on Friday, June 19.  According to organizers, more than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the community event.  More...

Editorial

As gas prices rise, be smart about conserving fuel

It’s the same sad story every year: Warm weather arrives, and so do higher gas prices. People have vacations to get to and weekend getaways, yet the cost of even getting there forces them to reconsider. More...

Spindle items

Associate Editor

UPDATES — During the past few months, the Town of Amherst has been working to enhance its communications with the public. The public is now able to view streaming video of Town Board meetings.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 19, 1890   Mrs. Sophia Urban of Snyder visited Clarence Center on Sunday last and was the guest of Miss Maria Blocher.  More...

Police Blotter

Man reports that neighbor is stealing water

Monday, June 8   A resident of Sunset Court reported that a group of teenage boys were walking down the street dribbling a basketball. The resident said the teens were disrupting the neighborhood.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Recycling rules, information noted

What can and cannot be left on the curb for disposal can be confusing. More...

Polluted property reduces area’s value

I could not agree more with the Bee Heard caller who voiced concern in last week’s Amherst Bee about the situation at the former Westwood Country Club.  The property has been designated a brownfield because arsenic was found there. More...

Barriers needed for area bike path

In light of recent events at Delaware Park, the Town of Amherst needs to turn its focus on the bike path located along Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.  There are several portions of the bike path from Hopkins Road to the North Amherst Fire Hall More...

Education

Prom 2015 Sweet Home High School

Kayla Petrus, left, and Joshua Bowers sample hors d’oeuvres during Sweet Home’s prom. More...

Prom 2015 Williamsville East High School

A group of students line dance together during Williamsville East’s prom held Friday. More...

Alumni Golf Classic set for July 23

Registration is open for the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s 14th annual Alumni Golf Classic, set for Thursday, July 23, at Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, Amherst.  The event will be held in honor of Robert Laskie, a member of A More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo BookFest features old-school printing, book arts

Reporter

Rosemary Williams works in a place where she can get a little messy using an old-school printing method: letterpress. More...

Williamsville North principal leaves lasting mark

When Petrina Neureuter was appointed to a position at Williamsville North High School in 1986, she never imagined retiring as its principal years later.  After completing her second student teaching placement at Williamsville East High School, s More...

Couple celebrate 65 years

Faye “Fanny” and Charles Priore of Williamsville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Remington’s Restaurant.  Charles Priore married the former Faye Viola on June 10, 1950, at Holy Angels Church in More...

Entertainment

Concert series to begin on Independence Day

The town’s Summer Concert Series, which is hosted by the Youth and Recreation Department, will begin with the annual Independence Day performances.  The free concert series includes nine events held from early July through mid-August.  More...

Free fitness classes to be offered at Canalside

With the warmer weather, Western New Yorkers can head to the waterfront for an outdoor workout with Fitness at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.  More...

O’Connell & Company to perform comedy

O’Connell & Company, the professional theater in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, will present “Betsy Carmichael’s Late Nite Bingo” June 18-28.  More...