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July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town garden walk set for Saturday

The annual Amherst Garden Walk will feature 25 gardens when it is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11.  The self-guided tour is free and allows individuals to view gardens in the town along a mapped route.  More...

Local News

ON STAGE

— Members of the Bar-Room Buzzards entertain the crowd at the town’s Independence Day celebration held Saturday at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. More...

Oktoberfest pageant to provide $1,000 scholarship to winner

Organizers of the Miss Williamsville Oktoberfest pageant are seeking participants for the $1,000 scholarship contest, which will be based on academics and community service.  Pageant activities will be held throughout the village’s annual More...

Rezoning requested for proposed Maple Road self-storage facility

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday agreed to wait until July 28 to decide on rezoning a Maple Road property that would allow the construction and operation of self-storage facilities on the 5.6-acre parcel.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths run amok at area park

Monday, June 29  • A resident of Maynard Drive reported hearing “extremely loud fireworks” in the area.  • On Sweet Home Road, a person reported a group of 8-year-old youths were playing in the Dumpster outside a schoo More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Russo, Williams & Williams partner

Mary M. Russo (nee Meyer), of East Amherst, died Thursday, July, 2, 2015. She was 63.  Mrs. Russo was born in 1952 in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

CASTIGLIA, Mary (nee Falcone), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah; one son, Ron Castiglia; one granddaughter; and one sister, Nina Laur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Thunder of Niagara

Air show returns with more noise

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky, displaying the capabilities of the fighter jet and those who fly it, at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show. More...

News Brief

Kristina Macro has been awarded a $2,000 environmental scholarship by the New York Water Environment Association to support her degree in environmental engineering. More...

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

— Dan Cohen, also known as “Danna Banana,” will be performing in the Jewish Community Center’s Rein Family Summer Concert Series this month. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 11   Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival — Featuring the music of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Teeny Tucker, Mississippi Heat, Tony Monaco with Bobby Militello, Chicago Blues Connection and more, noon-9 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2015 4:33 PM

Old Home Days midway to remain open

After further review by Old Home Days organizers, the midway at the festival in Island Park will remain open. The midway, which features rides and games, was temporarily closed earlier by the organizers due to the rain. More...

Amherst Central to present 85th anniversary celebration

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will hold its 85th anniversary celebration from Thursday, July 23, through Saturday, July 25, featuring a golf outing, choral sing and other events. More...

Old Home Days continues through Friday in village

The 38th annual Old Home Days festival continues through Friday, July 10, at Island Park off Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.  Prior to the festival, the Old Home Days Committee established new policies for this year’s event, i More...

Editorial

Summer events are abundant in town, village

Bee Editorial

This week in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville, there are many events and activities for adults and children to attend.  Old Home Days continues at Williamsville’s Island Park until Friday, with the midway opening at noon ea More...

Spindle items

• VILLAGE CONSTRUCTION — At the Bee, we want to make sure you stay up-to-date on upcoming community enhancements. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 10, 1890   The commissioner of highways of the Town of Amherst has let the contract for building an iron bridge, to be 33 feet long, over the creek near Dr. Lapp’s farm, about one mile west of Swormville.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Two big thumbs down to the Williamsville school board member for taking pictures during the national anthem during graduation. It was just plain disrespectful and was a poor example for the graduates in attendance.  More...

Education

Williamsville North posts fourth-quarter honor roll students

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

Mill Middle School names second-quarter honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free classical guitar showcase set for July 9   More...

Sports

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

It was another tremendous year for high school sports in the Town of Amherst.  Throughout the 2014-15 sports calendar year, Town of Amherst teams won numerous division and Section VI titles, and several athletes qualified for state competition i More...

East’s Durr named Bee’s Coach of the Year

Whenever a varsity team Chris Durr coaches takes the field or court, chances are it will have success.  Durr — the 2014-2015 Amherst Bee Coach of the Year — has been one of the most successful varsity high school coaches in Western N More...

HotShots Girls Lacrosse Camp focuses on teaching

In its 18th year, HotShots Girls Lacrosse Camp is the area’s longest-running girls skills camp.  This year’s camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Business

Children’s Summer Theater returns to Eastern Hills

Western New York’s favorite animal guy, Jeff Musial from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, will be at Eastern Hills Mall Saturday, July 11, to kick off the mall’s 13th annual Children’s Summer Theater series.  More...

People Inc. seeks volunteers to assist in Senior Companion Program

People Inc.’s Senior Companion Program is seeking volunteers age 55 and over who want to make a difference in the life of a senior adult.  The program matches qualified volunteers with seniors age 55 or over who live independently but coul More...

State solar growth increases more than 300 percent in three years

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday said the growth of solar power in New York State has increased more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2014, which is twice the rate of U.S. solar growth overall.  More...