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October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Committee spreads awareness of homeless veterans in area

Veterans will pass along the familiar saying, “Welcome home,” to those who have returned from war. More...

Christian Central installs new head of school

Christian Central Academy welcomed and installed Thad Gaebelein as its new head of school during a Sept. More...

A BLESSING

— Cari Evans has her dog, Harry, a cocker spaniel, blessed by the Rev. Ann M. Tillman during a Blessing of the Animals event held Sunday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.A word to the wise to charities that send address labels as a form of soliciting money, not everyone in a 142 ZIP code lives in Buffalo. I am 14226 and live in Amherst, and I will not use address labels with Buffalo. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BURNS, Marleah S. (nee Savage), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. She is survived by four sons, William, Timothy, Scott and Kevin; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. A prayer service was held on Oct. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Windsong sites to offer free mammograms   More...

Lifestyles

Community Music School encourages all students

The Community Music School was established in Buffalo in 1924 as an alternative to expensive private lessons, mostly for the children and families of immigrants. More...

Pumpkin 5K race, walk scheduled for Oct. 17

The seventh annual Pumpkin Run 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk is taking place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. It will kick off in front of the Tops/National Fuel complex on Spindrift Drive, at Main Street in Williamsville. More...

‘Read to Rena’ at the Audubon Library

Beginning this month, children can read library books and interact with a therapy dog in training at “Read to Rena.”  The program is open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, with a caregiver, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Au More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Festivals

thurs. 8-mon. 12   FinnFest USA — Finnish influence on literature, architecture, design and education to be featured at Kleinhans Music Hall, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Wednesday, Oct. More...

Theatre

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Updated proposed town budget totals $121.7M

Supervisor Barry Weinstein says the plan will translate to a 1 percent decrease in the tax levy next year.

Upon completing the proposed 2016 budget, Supervisor Barry Weinstein said there was about a $3.2 million difference from his original budget estimation, leading to a $121.7 million spending plan for next year.  On Sept. More...

Friends complete New York to Florida bike tour

On Sept. More...

Editorial

To end domestic violence, there must be understanding

Bee Editorial

Discussing domestic violence isn’t easy. More...

Spindle items

• ANOTHER SEASON ENDS — It’s difficult to believe that the 2015 Fabulous 5K Race Series has ended and we are now two weeks into autumn.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 9, 1890   The Democratic voters and others are invited to attend a meeting to be held at the rink in Williamsville on Saturday evening, Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Youths hop in dumpster, toss trash at each other

Saturday, Sept. 26  • A resident of Main Street reported that approximately six youths were skateboarding in a nearby parking lot that was recently repaved. The resident said he was worried that the teenagers would damage the paving.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Leadership needed in town position

This fall, the Town of Amherst is going to have an election for highway superintendent. More...

Lawn sign thefts irritate resident

I have been an Amherst resident for 19 years and have had political signs on my front lawn numerous times.  However, this is the first time in the middle of the night — in the cloak of darkness — the signs for Fran Spoth and Debbie B More...

Sports

South football wins ‘playoff game’ over Sweet Home

Holyoke throws 5 touchdowns

The Williamsville South and Sweet Home football teams knew the significance of Friday’s matchup.  The winner would increase its chances of making the playoffs while the loser would more than likely be eliminated from the postseason. More...

East football bounces back against Amherst

Williamsville East football players showed their resiliency in the team’s 28-6 non-league home win over Amherst Saturday.  The Flames (2-3, 1-4) were coming off a devastating 35-34 overtime loss the previous week against Sweet Home.  More...

North boys golf team wins ECIC North Large Schools title

After a one-year hiatus, Williamsville North’s boys golf team is once again division champions.  The Spartans beat Sweet Home, 231-255, Sept. More...

Business

Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home opens new site

Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, a longtime Village of Kenmore business, is moving from its former location at 3000 Delaware Ave. into a new location about two blocks away at 3070 Delaware Ave.  More...

Master Chong’s campaign raises funds for area hospital

Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do Centers, 5921 Transit Road, East Amherst, has raised more than $1 million through its Kicking for Miracles events.  The 21st annual event was held Sept. 12 at Buffalo State College. More...

Daemen assistant professor receives honor from state society

Allyson Kirk, assistant professor of physician assistant studies at Daemen College, has been named the 2015 Physician Assistant Educator of the Year by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants.  This is the fifth time in the past decad More...