Weekly Feature



June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Strawberry Festival set to serve sundaes for 17th year

The 17th annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Local News

A BARREL OF FUN

— Third grade students from Forest Elementary School on Friday donated a hand-painted rain barrel to the Village of Williamsville for use in its parks. More...

CARRYING THE FLAME

— Capt. More...

Amherst Garden Walk applications due June 20

Applications for the annual Amherst Garden Walk are now available, with all submissions due by Monday, June 20.  The garden walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to compliment the building department on its fast work. I called a little before 10 this morning and complained about the house across the street (that is to be demolished) because the grass and weeds were so tall. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FREMMING, Ruth M. (nee Jantzen), of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger F. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Knight and Ann Pankow; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. More...

Education

Williamsville North names recipients of honor roll

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Williamsville South posts third-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s Luton falls short of pentathlon records

Peterman repeats in 800, 1,500

Tiana Luton repeated as champion in the Division I girls pentathlon at the Section VI Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Pioneer High School, but the Sweet Home senior had much higher goals she was hoping to accomplish.  More...

Amherst’s Rockoff three-peats in Division II pole vault

Halt wins high jump

Aubrey Rockoff was in a rut. The Amherst senior pole vaulter said she struggled during the indoor season and had lost her speed on her run up to the vaulting pit. More...

South’s Oviasogie shines at track sectionals

Alyssa Oviasogie finished her last outdoor state qualifying meet as part of Williamsville South with a bang.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9   Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 9   More...

Special Events

fri. 10   Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk — Dress up in your favorite superhero costume from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. www.buffalosuperherorace.com  fri. 10-sun. 12   More...

Village seeks $10M grant for revitalization initiative

Parking structure included in plan

The Village of Williamsville has submitted a grant proposal to Empire State Development and the WNY Regional Economic Development Council that would allocate approximately $10 million to villagewide innovations. More...

Concert, event to celebrate Bassett Park renovations

A grand opening celebration to recognize recent renovations at Bassett Park will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, and will include a free concert.  The park is located at the intersection of Klein and Youngs roads.  More...

Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder, assault

A 52-year-old Cheektowaga man was arrested on Monday for alleged attempted murder and assault after turning himself in to Amherst police.  According to Detective Lt. Rick Walter, Mark T. More...

Editorial

Light shed on ‘zombie’ property ordeal

Bee Editorial

In less than one year, the issue of vacant and abandoned “zombie” properties has been brought to the public’s attention by Assemblyman Michael Kearns, members of the Western New York Law Center and concerned individuals in communiti More...

Spindle items

• FESTIVAL FUN — In my interview last week with Kevin Flint, chairperson of the Rotary Club of Williamsville’s annual Strawberry Festival, we discussed how the event is the kickoff to festival season in Williamsville and Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  June 11, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

‘Flabby’ man steals 18-pack of beer from convenience store

Saturday, May 28 • An employee of a Maple Road convenience store reported that a man, believed to be about 40 years old, stole an 18-pack of beer from the business. The employee described the man as having a “medium, flabby build.” More...

Letters to the Editor

Developing Westwood would benefit taxpayers

In a recent Bee letter to the editor, the writer opines that “having the Westwood property deemed as brownfields is a scare tactic.” It is important that the public understands that this is not a scare tactic but a legitimate public healt More...

Thanks due to all who helped with Run Forest Run

On Saturday, April 16, my family and I attended the Run Forest Run 5K race at Forest Elementary School. It was a benefit for our grandson, Sebastian Bradley, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in February. More...

Committee looks forward to future events, success

Williamsville’s Arts and Culture Committee put on “Thursday Night Live” at the Meeting House on Main Street near Mill Street during April and May, and it was a success.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tennis in the Village registration open   Children ages 4 to 14 can sign up to participate in summer tennis lessons at South Long Park beginning June 28. For more information, call 626-0192.  Jurek Post pancake breakfast to be held   More...

Lifestyles

Welcome to Buffalo:

Artist outlines Queen City landmarks

Twenty-six-year-old Amherst resident Mitchell Grosofsky grew up with an engrained respect for Buffalo’s architecture. More...

Christian Academy slates Spring Festival

Amherst Christian Academy, 2625 Tonawanda Creek Road, will hold a spring festival featuring barbecued chicken and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. More...

Youth News

Play Ball for Tots will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday June 27 through Aug. 12 at North Forest Park, 85 N. Forest Road, Williamsville, in the grass area by the playground. More...

Business

Co-chairs named in diocese’s capital campaign

Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo and Richard C. More...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant to open on Niagara Falls Boulevard

The sale of the former John & Mary’s location, at 2374 Niagara Falls Blvd., has led to development plans for a Checkers Drive-In Restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda.  According to McGuire Development Company, the sale was made for $54 More...

Elder Law Day slated for June 16

Elder Law attorneys will be presenting seminars on legal issues of interest to older adults, family caregivers and aging service professionals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 20 Church St., Buffalo.  More...