Weekly Feature



July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

LEARNING TO SWIM

— Stephanie O’Mahony and her daughter, six-month-old Kathryn, spend time together during the Water Babies program held Saturday at North Forest Pool. More...

Local News

Health fair set for Aug. 1 at Senior Center

A total of 90 organizations will provide health information, services and screenings to residents at state Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair.  The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Annual Walk Off Hunger slated for July 25 at Island Park

The eighth annual Walk Off Hunger is slated for July 25 at Island Park in Williamsville.  The family-friendly two-mile walk will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.  Check-in will begin at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11 a.m.  More...

Chamber of Commerce to host Medicare workshop on July 31

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a Medicare 101 workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Resident advised to not urinate out of window

Monday, July 13  • Approximately five youths were reportedly yelling and screaming at each other near a Main Street parking lot in Snyder. When police responded to the area, however, they found the neighborhood to be quiet.  More...

Obituaries

Van and I

Ray Collins, a former area resident, newscaster and Bee carrier recounts growing up in the shadow of his legendary mentor

I first met Van Miller in the early 1970s at the Buffalo Tennis Center on Elmwood Avenue where my father played tennis in the winter. I knew right away he was unlike anyone I had met before. He seemed more vibrant and animated. More...

David O. Parish Sr., financial analyst, Army veteran

David O. Parish Sr., a longtime financial analyst and Army veteran, died Sunday, July 12. He was 68.  Mr. Parish was born in Buffalo in 1947. More...

Death Notices

BRUSKY-GREENE, Helen C. (nee Gibas), of Williamsville, died Monday, July 13, 2015. She is survived by one son, Donald Brusky; one daughter, Marilynn Sweetser; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Wojtan. More...

Lifestyles

Busted Stuff duo finds support, success in WNY

Most people might not expect to hear a violin solo while listening to a rock hit by Lynyrd Skynyrd or Poison. However, that’s exactly the type of fusion created by local duo Busted Stuff during their shows. More...

Amherst AMVETS Post sets pancake breakfast

Amherst AMVETS Post 49 will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The menu will include pancakes, Belgian waffles, sausages, bagels and scrambled eggs. More...

Youth, Recreation schedules outdoor programs, concerts

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is hosting upcoming activities, including concerts, outdoor movies and an event where children can make fairy houses.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23-fri. 24   Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camp — For girls and boys ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24, at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. More...

Festivals

thurs. 23-sun. 2   Buffalo Infringement Festival — Expand your mind as poets, comics, artists and more perform at various locations in Buffalo for 11 days as part of a non-profit driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor. More...

Garden Tours

sat. 25-sun. 26   More...

Town appoints new assessor, secretary

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved the appointment of a new assessor, as the current assessor, Anne Terranova, will retire effective July 30.  Terranova’s successor will be David Marrano, who has most recently been assess More...

Art festival to feature entertainment, food

¦ Event includes more than 100 artisan booths

The number of artisans participating in the Glen Park Art Festival has increased by more than eight times the original figure of participants in 2010’s inaugural event.  Now in its sixth year, the festival returns this weekend with about 1 More...

Editorial

Festival, events are testament to community

Bee Editorial

When the Glen Park Art Festival began in 2010, there were 15 artisan tents along Glen Avenue for the public to view. More...

Spindle items

• SUPPORT GROUP — In the past, I have written about an excellent support group offered at Calvary Episcopal Church. The group assists people who may have suffered any type of significant loss in their life. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 24, 1890   Last Saturday afternoon as Mr. Peter Kern, living about a mile east of this village on the Main Road, was hooking a trace, one of his team horses kicked, and striking Mr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Heard

.Ed Rath’s office responds to my concerns even though they know I am not in Rath’s district. More...

Organizers laud community’s help

The Jolly Boys would like to thank everybody involved in making the evening rules a success for this year’s Old Home Days. More...

Education

Transit Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Transit 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

Cafe at the Curve offers activities, refreshments   More...

Sports

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic turns 40

Former NFLers, other pro athletes among 2,800 participants drawing fans for decades

A lot has changed over the past 40 years but for the last four decades, Milt Dickerson, Harry R. More...

HALL OF FAMER

— Williamsville South Athletic Director Kevin Lester gives his induction speech for the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame at Coca-Coca Field prior to the Buffalo Bisons’ game Friday against t More...

South girls golf team looking for players

The Williamsville South varsity girls golf team will begin its fall season at 3:15 p.m. More...

Business

Chamber on top of social networking, technology

Approximately 25 years ago I was advised that the Chamber needed to transition from typewriters to a computer network with a server. More...

Originality on display at Creations Gift Store

If you find yourself looking for a gift that’s a little different, odds are that Creations Gift Store in Eastern Hills Mall is a good starting point for your search.  Owned and operated by Paul Chapman, Creations boasts everything from spo More...

Cellular Sales to open Aug. 4 on Main Street

Cellular Sales, a Verizon premium wireless retailer with approximately 545 locations in the nation, will soon be opening a new store in Amherst.  The store, which is expected to open for business Aug. 4, is located at 5221 Main St. More...