Weekly Feature



September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary election to decide party lines for fall races

A primary election will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, to determine which Town Board candidates will be on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines in November’s general election.  More...

Local News

Resident hopes to make area lounge a destination

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The second floor of Mangia Ristorante and Caffe houses the M-Lounge, offering music selections Wednesday through Saturday. On Saturday nights, it’s become commonplace to see Amherst resident Jon Lorentz play the lounge.  More...

Race series continues with Brothers of Mercy 5K

The annual Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk will be held Friday, Sept. More...

Community dedicates Blue Star Marker at Veterans Memorial

Members of area garden clubs and other area volunteers on Tuesday held a ceremony to dedicate a Blue Star Memorial, which honors members of the nation’s armed forces.  The ceremony was held at the Amherst Veterans Memorial in Amherst State More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We have to agree with the post a few weeks ago regarding the dog problem in the Greengage, Brockmore and Rambling area. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy A. Abberger, museum volunteer

Dorothy Ann Abberger, of Williamsville, died Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Mrs. Abberger was a resident of Western New York for the majority of her life.  More...

Death Notices

GHERSA, Maria (nee Toniolo), of Amherst, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Ottavio. Funeral services were held Aug. 28 at the Lombardo Funeral Home.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free seminar to include dizziness, balance topics   More...

Lifestyles

Experience wildlife before shuteye Buffalo Zoo Snooze

Imagine waking up to the roar of lions and tigers. The sound is not coming from a recorded alarm — it’s the real deal.  Groups of 20 or more can sign up for an educational program at the Buffalo Zoo, called Zoo Snooze.  More...

National Parkinson’s Foundation to meet

The National Parkinson’s Foundation of Western New York will host its monthly support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

‘Service Sunday’ to combine worship, community outreach

From yardwork and seasonal gardening to restoration and arts and crafts, North Presbyterian Church will help benefit the community through “Service Sunday.”  “This is pulling together our worship life and our service life, and More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 4   Evening Riverwalk — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Art

fri. 4   Constructivist: Works by Douglas Bauer — Part of First Friday, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and continues through Sept. 27, at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112, www.464gallery.com  sat. 5   More...

Theatre

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Schools prepare for new academic year

School districts in the town will reopen next week, marking the start of the 2015-16 academic year.  Each of the three districts have some changes for students and parents in the upcoming school year.  Below are details of those changes and More...

Weinstein details area flooding effects, mitigation

According to Supervisor Barry Weinstein, the severe storm in the early morning of Aug. More...

Editorial

Make safety, well-being of youth a priority

Bee Editorial

Streets will soon be filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks.  As school resumes, we should take it upon ourselves as responsible parents and citizens to be more mindful of the physical sa More...

Spindle items

• FIRST-DAY JITTERS — I would like to wish all of the students in the town good luck for next week’s first day of the new school year.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 4, 1890   Owing to the fatal malignant diphtheria cases in the family of Mr. Oliver Deasley, the trustees have decided to close the schools for the present.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports man defecating on driveway

Monday, Aug. 24  • A female employee of a South Union Road business reported that two of her car’s tires were slashed while she was working. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers lauded for helping family

On the weekend of Aug. 15 and 16, an army of 65 family, friends, co-workers and members of the Amherst Fire Service came out in support of fellow firefighter Mark Heim in his time of need as he and his family battle a serious illness.  More...

Slow down and enjoy the scenery

Have you ever driven slowly down a country road and enjoyed the scenery?  I am country — born and raised — and love the drives. More...

Concert series, events cap season

The Village of Williamsville Arts and Culture Committee ended its 2015 season of “7 Tuesdays in the Park” last Tuesday. More...

Sports

New faces surround section champ Sweet Home

Sweet Home has been the football team to beat in Section VI Class A for close to a decade. Last year the Panthers downed South Park for their seventh section championship in the past eight years.  More...

Playoff loss motivates South football for greater success

Williamsville South football always shoots to win league, Section VI and state titles, but the Billies’ Class A quarterfinal overtime loss against Hamburg last year still stings with coach Kraig Kurzanski and the returning players.  South More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing this year’s fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the field hockey and girls tennis teams. As always, a complete season schedule will accompany every preview.   More...

Business

Abino Mills brings ‘imagination to fruition’ when creating custom glass etchings

At Abino Mills, a customer’s imagination is the source of creating customized glass items that are etched by hand through the use of a sandblasting machine.  “We help customers bring their imagination to fruition,” Abino Mills More...

Hyatt Place hotel now open

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, the first Hyatt Place in Western New York, is now open at 5020 Main St. near Interstate 290. The hotel offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.  More...

Darling sells village property; condos planned for lot

Herb Darling Engineering Contractors, a business that has been in the Village of Williamsville for 75 years, confirmed on Tuesday that it is moving the company’s location.  More...