Weekly Feature



August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Block Party set for Saturday

Residents will have a chance to take part in a block party on Main Street in Williamsville as a portion of the road will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Local News

WORKING HARD

— Michael Tyrpak, left, and Matthew Mavissakalian, members of the Roundabout Rotary Club of Buffalo-Niagara, carry chairs into a Buffalo apartment on Saturday as part of a service project to fu More...

County reminds residents to stay cool in the heat

As Erie County faces high temperatures and humidity levels during the summer months, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein reminds residents how the heat can affect their health.  More...

Rabies vaccine airdrop efforts set for mid-August

In collaboration with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the state Department of Health and the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health is participating in a wildlife baiting rabies vaccination initiati More...

Police Blotter

Drummer gives woman migraine headache

Monday, Aug. 3  • A person reported that a group of teenagers were “hanging out” near construction trailers parked on Windermere Boulevard. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Raymond R. Russell, parochial vicar

The Rev. Raymond R. Russell, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. He was 89.  Rev. Russell was born in 1925 in Lockport. After graduating from Lockport High School, he attended St. More...

Death Notices

BARONE, Lillian (nee Civello), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Frank; one son, Kenneth; one daughter, Christine Sarah Twarozek; and seven grandchildren. More...

Sports

Young golfers put skills on display

¦ Amherst’s Jackson is sole area qualifier for Drive, Chip and Putt regional final

Some of the area’s best young golfers put their skills to the test Thursday at Harvest Hills Golf Club in Orchard Park, as they vied for one of the two coveted spots in the eight age and gender divisions during the Western New York Junior PGA D More...

Team Buffalo places third at BCANY Summer Hoops Festival

Team Buffalo finished third in the girls division with a 4-1 record at the Basketball Coaches Association of New York’s fifth annual Summer Hoops Festival, held July 31-Aug. 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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Comedy

thurs. 13-sat. 15   Kyle Hickey will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14; and at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Special Events

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Town reviewing costs of adding fifth ice rink

Northtown Center

The Town Board is currently reviewing an ice sheet expansion study for the possibility of adding a fifth rink at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  According to Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, the main concern of the board is the Northtown Center More...

Scottish Festival, kickoff event set for weekend

Scottish fare, bagpipes, dancing, Celtic vendors and the Highland Games return to the area this weekend as part of the 31st annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival.   More...

Editorial

Scottish Festival is celebration in engaging setting

Bee Editorial

The 31st annual Scottish Festival at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village presents an opportunity for people to view the array of history and knowledge that the facility provides.  More...

Spindle items

• PERFECT GAME — Conner Hoehman of Amherst earlier this month pitched a perfect game during the Lancers Classic Lewiston Baseball Tournament. A member of the Lou Gehrig 12U Red team, Conner did not allow a batter to reach any base.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 14, 1890   “A home without a newspaper is no home at all. It is a rendezvous of bedbugs and fleas where the inhabitants live in blissful ignorance of what the world is doing. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the man who was coming off the bike path at St. Rita’s on July 25 who I asked to help me with my bulldog who was down by the water. He picked up the dog, put the dog in the wagon, and put the wagon and dog in the car. More...

Education

Amherst Middle names fourth-quarter honor students

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

Sweet Home Middle posts recipients of fourth-quarter honors

The following students at Sweet Home 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

Performance staged at Williamsville Depot   More...

Lifestyles

10 tips for college seniors

Reflections from an ‘almost-graduate’

Three years ago, I was gathering and packing up small bits of my life — clothing, bedding, electronics and new schoolbooks. Heading to college for my freshman year was just as intimidating as it was exciting.   More...

Friends of Harmony to perform at park

The Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

News Brief

A summer open house will take place at Elderwood Village, located at 5271 Main St. in Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. More...

Business

Fiero Mediterranean Fusion provides eclectic menu, elegant atmosphere for patrons

When the husband and wife team of Joanne and Michael Berger decided to open a restaurant in Williamsville, they immediately knew the theme would be inspired by Mediterranean fare and the region’s furnishings.  More...

NYSERDA increases support for statewide programs

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has increased levels of support through Renewable Heat NY for high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems to improve the return-on-investment for homeowners and businesses.  More...

Events

SBA, SCORE will hold business workshop   More...