Weekly Feature



July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village to host Garden Walk on July 18

The Village of Williamsville will present its 12th annual Garden Walk, which is set to include new attractions, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Ketchum to cap 40-year career with retirement

After nearly 32 years at the helm of the town Building Department, Thomas Ketchum will retire effective Aug. 28.  “I have been working with the town for almost 40 years now,” Ketchum said. More...

Carmine’s Restaurant destroyed by two-alarm fire

A two-alarm fire early Saturday afternoon destroyed Carmine’s Italiano Restaurant, a mainstay of the Transit Road/Northtowns dining community for decades.  Michael Jacobbi, owner of the Clarence eatery, was downtown at the Taste of Buffalo More...

Amherst School Board elects Carosella as 2015-16 president

At the Amherst School Board’s reorganization meeting on July 7, the board, with a 6-0 vote, nominated Ann Marie Carosella as president.  Board member Jeanne Ernst was not in attendance. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.The discriminatory Old Home Days rules are not family friendly if your family includes teenagers. Why not address the few troublemakers and let the other kids enjoy the festival? More...

Obituaries

Frank W. Teresi, owned car dealership

Frank W. Teresi Sr., of Williamsville, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was 75.  Mr. Teresi was born in Buffalo in 1940 and later graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. More...

Bob MacKinnon, Hall of Fame basketball coach

Bob MacKinnon, of Williamsville, a central figure in Buffalo sports for more than 70 years, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015. He was 87.  More...

Patrick R. Pujolas, retired Amherst personnel director

Patrick R. Pujolas, of East Amherst, retired personnel director for the Town of Amherst, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015. He was 79.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Pujolas grew up on Michigan Avenue. More...

Lifestyles

A March to Remember

Jason Jaskula vividly remembers April 4, 2005. It marked the first time he had been assigned to a mission separately from his close friend, Staff  More...

Montgomery Park holds ‘Click for Babies’ event

A “Click for Babies” knit-in will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Living, 6363 Transit Road, E. Amherst. 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.  More...

Art festival to feature work by poster winner

For Yvonne Gosset, creating works of art has been something she has enjoyed since she was a child.  In June, the Glen Park Art Festival Committee decided that her “Spirit of Glen Falls” painting would be the winner of its annual post More...

Veterans’ names unveiled, honored at memorial ceremony

A veteran’s duty is etched in stone and not forgotten. On Friday, families and relatives shared this sentiment at the Amherst Veterans Memorial “Unveiling of Names” ceremony at Amherst State Park. More...

Editorial

Summer party season no excuse to turn a blind eye

Bee Editorial

Summer is a time filled with backyard barbecues, family picnics and graduation parties. More...

Spindle items

• RAINED OUT — Although the annual Old Home Days parade was canceled because of area thunderstorms, and Thursday morning and afternoon rains produced poor conditions for the festival at Island Park, I am glad it didn’t seem to dampen More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 17, 1890   Tuesday night, a large bay team hitched to a spring wagon walked past the Bee office near the curb and would have run into Dr. Krim’s rig had not he been near at hand and stopped it. More...

Police Blotter

Woman calls 911 requesting TV channel change

Monday, July 6   • A North Forest Road resident called 911 to request that someone respond to her home to turn on the news on her television.  • A resident of Briarhill Road reported that a mailbox was “blown up” overn More...

Letters to the Editor

Learn proper yard waste disposal

It was a wet spring, so the bushes, weeds and grass grew fast. If your yard is like mine, it means you’ve had extra yard trimmings this year.  More...

Narcotics family support available

Your recent important article on treating heroin and other addictions was received with interest by people at all income levels.  More...

Education

Casey Middle names fourth-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Casey 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

Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for July 18, 19 More...

Sports

Sweet Home grad Kacz helps Columbus Lions win professional indoor football title

After his playing days concluded at Buffalo State College, Casey Kacz still had the itch to play football.  More...

Lester to enter Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame

Longtime South athletic director has been involved with Bisons since 1982

There have been a lot of great days at Coca-Coca Field for Kevin Lester.  More...

North golfers qualify for state amateur championship

Williamsville North golfers will be featured at the 93rd New York State Amateur Men’s Championship July 21-23 at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone.  Ben Reichert, a soon-to-be senior at North, 2013 graduates David Berkun and Mark Lesinsk More...

Business

Cow Pok takes pride in health and safety

In June, three business partners opened a second location of Cow Pok Piercing and Tattooing Gallery at 5651 Main St. More...

Funding to assist state’s FreshConnect program

Gov. Andrew M. More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at The Glen Clubhouse, 6275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The event is free to Chamber members. More...