Weekly Feature



August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville schools approve tax levy, warrant

The Williamsville School Board during its meeting on Aug. More...

Local News

Mount St. Mary student uses talent to help others

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A 500-square-foot stage in Camryn Clune’s backyard is a platform for not only performances but giving back.  Fifteen-year-old Camryn founded Backyard Broadway, a young group of performers who conduct fundraising events through theater.&nbs More...

Moonlight Run set for Aug. 19

The 29th annual Moonlight Run and Wellness Walk will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, through the streets in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

Construction to close portion of North Forest Road for 10 days

The state Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of North Forest Road beginning Thursday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Man refuses to leave restaurant’s bathroom

Monday, Aug. 10  • A resident of Smallwood Drive reported that a bat was flying around inside her home. The woman said she would attempt to catch the bat and then call Animal Control.  More...

Obituaries

Sister Ruth Wangler

Sister Ruth Wangler died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. She was 90.  Sister Ruth was born in 1925 and educated at St. Mary Magdalen’s, St. Gerard’s, St. Mary’s Business School and St. Nicholas High School.  More...

Frank K. Zimmerman, Buff-Com Communications founder

Frank K. Zimmerman, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. He was 80.  Mr. Zimmerman was born in Buffalo in 1934. He graduated from Burgard High School before serving in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

ALTERI, Margaret M. (nee Goldhawk), of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. More...

Lifestyles

Stuck in Time

The dying art of watch repair

Bob Hoffman sits at his workbench, tool in hand, delicately unscrewing a wristwatch component barely visible to the naked eye. The watch is illuminated by a soft light on the desk, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 plays quietly. More...

Performance slated at Williamsville Depot

Homewood Theater Company will present its summer 2015 production, “The Great Caboose Mystery,” on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22. Performances will be staged inside the 1896 railroad station at 7:30 p.m. More...

Motorcyclists to ride in memory of fallen soldier on Aug. 23

While serving in the U.S. Army, Staff Sgt. William R. “Billy” Wil- son postponed his leave to let other servicemen, the ones who had families with children, take their Christmas leave in 2011.  “He cared about everybody. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Festivals

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Special Events

fri. 21   Party on the Portico — Join the Buffalo History Museum for the 10th anniversary of this event with the music of The Rockaz, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo; $. More...

Senior Center postpones carnival

The Amherst Senior Center Carnival, which was planned for Aug. 20, has been postponed until Monday, Aug. 31, due to the weather forecast.    More...

Public hearing to consider creation of four-way stop

The Town Board in a 3-2 vote on Monday approved scheduling a public hearing to consider the creation of a four-way traffic stop at the intersection of Culpepper Road and Quantico Court.  More...

Village Board gives proclamation, holds hearings

During Monday’s meeting of the Village Board, Aveleen Etu received a proclamation from the village for her contribution to the community.  As a young girl who enjoys reading, Aveleen has created the Monroe Drive Little Free Library, which More...

SPINNING WHEEL

— Cathie Steffan continues a Scottish tradition of spinning wool by using a walking wheel during the 31st annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival. More...

Editorial

Microbead ban will help combat waterway pollution

Bee Editorial

Recently, the Erie County Legislature passed a law banning the sale of products containing microbeads. This law will play an important role in the future of the county’s waterways and possibly how the state deals with water pollution. More...

Spindle items

• RECOGNITION — Last month I interviewed Commissioner of Building Thomas Ketchum about his upcoming retirement and his more than 40 years of working for the Town of Amherst.  During Monday’s Town Board meeting, the supervisor an More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 21, 1890   Rev. Chrysostom Wagner is at the retreat at Niagara Falls this week.  Mrs. Polly Longnecker, widow of Abram Longnecker, died at her home in Williamsville on Sunday afternoon, August 17, 1890. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the person who is worried about his tax dollars still paying for Main Street through Williamsville, maybe you should get off your duff and have the DOT coordinate the signals along that route so there would be a steady flow.  More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names honor students

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

Sacred Heart names students to honor roll

The following Amherst residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cub Scout recruitment event scheduled at park   More...

Sports

North grad Sass signs pro hockey contract

¦ Colgate alum to tend net for Beauts

After graduating from Colgate University in 2012, Kimberly Sass thought her days as a hockey goaltender were over.  Sass, a 2008 Williamsville North graduate, had two options: play in Europe, which she said was expensive and would be delaying a More...

Sacred Heart freshman among WNY Junior PGA’s Players of the Year

The 2015 Western New York Junior PGA tournament season came to an end August 11 with the tour’s annual two-round Tour Championship, which coincided with the naming of the tour’s Players of the Year for its six different divisions.  More...

Buffalo Beauts to hold youth training camp

The Buffalo Beauts of the newly formed National Women’s Hockey League will be holding a pre-season youth training camp for girls ages 13-18 from 8 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Aug. More...

Business

County bans sale of products containing microbeads

The Erie County Legislature recently passed a local law to ban plastic microbeads.  The law was championed by Legislator Patrick Burke, D-Cheektowaga, and co-sponsored by John Mills, R-Orchard Park.  The law bans the sale of any cosmetics More...

Tattoo, piercing legislation aims to enhance safety

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday signed legislation that will require tattoo and body piercing studios in New York State to use single-use needles and single-use ink for all procedures performed within their establishments.  More...

Nordstrom Rack to open Sept. 3

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. will open a Nordstrom Rack store on Sept. 3 at Boulevard Consumer Square at 1579 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Ridge Lea Road. The store will be approximately 35,000 square feet. More...