Weekly Feature



June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee works to manage spreading of invasive plants

Stemming from the establishment of the Invasive Plant Species Committee in September, Council Member Ramona Popowich last week updated town officials on the progress the organization has had in working toward managing the spread of invasive plants.&n More...

Local News

Amherst schools to receive new sign, scoreboards

The building sign in front of Amherst High School and several new scoreboards in the Amherst Central School District will be receiving a facelift in the summer due to leftover contingency funds from the district’s 2011 capital project.  More...

Annual 5K race series to begin June 17

Event organizers for The Fabulous 5K Race Series, which is now in its eighth year, have set this year’s seven participating 5K Runs, with the first being St. Greg’s Great Race at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17.  More...

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH

— Nicole Gilmartin delivers her salutatory address during Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 133rd commencement ceremony held June 6 at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the More...

Police Blotter

Suspicious man in gas mask was state employee

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)  Amherst  Friday, June 3  More...

Letters to the Editor

District decision to install new sign is appalling

My parents graduated from Amherst High School in 1946 and 1947.  My husband graduated in 1968. I graduated in 1970, and our daughter graduated in 1997. Our grandson goes to Smallwood Drive School. More...

Education

Casey Middle School names third-quarter honor students

The following students were named to the honor roll at Casey Middle School for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mill Middle to hold food truck night Mill Middle will hold a food truck night to celebrate the last day of school from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, on the school grounds at 505 Mill St., Williamsville. More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s Luton wins state, Federation titles in girls pentathlon

Peterman, Davis also shine

Tiana Luton’s quest to break the Section VI and state meet records in the girls pentathlon fell short at the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, but the Sweet Home senio More...

Six schools represented on First Team lineup

2016 All-Bee boys lacrosse

The 2016 All-Bee boys lacrosse first team isn’t dominated by any program in particular. Players from six high schools are represented, and only Class A champion Orchard Park has more than one player on the team.  More...

Padres Showcase baseball opens season with final four finish

The Padres High School Showcase baseball team started the year off strong with a final four finish in the Kent State Great Lakes Invitational Tournament held June 3-5. More...

Business

County clerk details update of airbag recalls

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is notifying motorists that four automakers are continuing to sell new vehicles with defective Takata airbags, according to a recent report by a Senate Commerce Committee that is overseeing the agency handling the large More...

Amherst Alarm recognized for service during event

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition recently recognized Amherst Alarm Inc. More...

STORY TIME

— New York Times best-selling author of “City of Light,” Lauren Belfer, visits Montgomery Park at 6363 Transit Road. More...

Village Board opens food truck regulation dialogue with community

During a public hearing at the Williamsville Village Board meeting, residents and business owners engaged in a conversation with board members about food truck regulation in the village.  At present, the use of food trucks is regulated by an exi More...

Prom fun

Matt Meloon, James Ander, Clare Valkwitch and Rachel Reusch wear sunglasses and hats as props prior to entering the photo booth at Sweet Home’s prom held Thursday at the Buffalo Statler. More...

Editorial

Board member attendance is necessary

Bee Editorial

At the Williamsville School Board’s meeting on May 24, there nearly wasn’t a quorum, or a majority of board members present in order to vote on business matters. More...

Spindle items

• VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT — In Amherst, there is no shortage of beautiful parks to visit. Each of the parks has its own distinct features to allow people in the community places to relax and have fun. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  June 18, 1891   When the boom materializes, we will have a trolley system which will make Williamsville a suburb of Buffalo.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Amherst does a superb job videotaping with timely posting of the committee meetings. Transcribed minutes cannot possibly contain all relevant expressions from the meetings. More...

Obituaries

Robert P. Barczak, former Sweet Home athletic director

Robert P. Barczak, a former athletic director at Sweet Home High School, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was 81.  Mr. Barczak graduated from Kenmore High School, which is now Kenmore West High School. More...

Dr. Carl N. Schueler, Army veteran, antique collector

Dr. Carl N. Schueler, of Amherst, a longtime general practitioner in Cheektowaga and Alden, died Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was 88.   More...

Charles W. Johnson Jr., salesman, past Amherst Chamber director

Charles William Johnson Jr., a lumber and building materials salesman, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, June 2, 2016, at his home in Utica.  Born in Rhode Island, Mr. Johnson graduated from Rhode Island State College.  More...

Lifestyles

Students journey to past at Pioneer Day Camp

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village lets students time-travel the 1800s at its summer Pioneer Day Camp. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, until Friday, July 29. More...

St. Leo to hold Fortnight for Freedom

St. Leo the Great Church will host its annual Fortnight for Freedom beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Free hot dogs will be served and a screening of the movie “A Man for All Seasons” will be shown. More...

Congregation shares gifts of music with community

Williamsville United Methodist Church will open its doors to the community next week to experience its ministry of music, which, according to member Edward Howard, is the distinguishing feature of the congregation.  A summer concert series prese More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16   Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov  More...

Special Events

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Festivals

fri. 17   BBQ and Blues Bash — Featured bands include the Tommy Z Band, Hayden Fogle Band, and the CDR Trio, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 17, on Mississippi Street in the Cobblestone District, Buffalo; $. More...