Weekly Feature



June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks, musical performances set for Independence Day

The Town of Amherst will hold its Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4, near Lake LaSalle at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.  The town’s Summer Concert Series, which is hosted by the Youth and Recreation Departmen More...

Local News

Amherst School Board honors retiring longtime employees

The Amherst School Board honored six employees at the June 21 meeting who have worked in the district for a combined 175 years.  More...

BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

— Amherst Youth Engaged in Service members Vikki Kang, left, and Caren Shao plant supertunias on June 21 at the entrance of Amherst State Park. More...

Third time is a charm for charity basketball tournament

Williamsville North graduate Ryan Konotopskyj hosted his third annual three-on-three basketball tournament on Friday, June 24.  The tournament was held on the half-court basketball pad in the backyard of Konotopskyj’s home on Lillyridge Dr More...

Police Blotter

Youths spray paint trees in neighborhood

Saturday, June 18  • A resident of Willowbrook Drive reported a group of four to five youths were “hanging out at the end of the street.” According to the resident, the youths were making a lot of noise and disrupting the neighb More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks due to area gardener

My compliments to the lady who maintains the island at the corner of Casey Road and Wood Acres.  She plants flowers and bushes. She cultivates, waters, and improves the island with stone and mulch. More...

Education

Graduation 2016

  Beneath a sunny sky and in temperatures that reached nearly 90 degrees, Williamsville South students attended their commencement ceremony Saturday outside the school. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group slated   More...

Sports

Champions fill majority of First Team lineup

2016 All-Bee Baseball

Some of the top players who earned championships in the Bee’s coverage area comprise the 2016 All-Bee Baseball First Team. More...

Lancaster’s Leugim Castillo selected as All-Bee Player of the Year

Leugim Castillo’s long-term goal is to play professional baseball. More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best baseball players with the fifth annual installment of the All-Bee Baseball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to rec More...

Business

Gateway Longview appoints new clinical director

Gateway Longview recently appointed Kristin Rivera as director of Clinical Services for Residential Treatment.  Rivera, a certified trainer in treatment models for youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, has been with the agency More...

County clerk seeks to end delays in CDL testing

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs last week joined with representatives in the transportation sector to call on New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles to take action in addressing the significant delays of scheduling a Commercial Driver’s L More...

Legislature works to address county job vacancy issue

The Erie County Legislature last week approved the Charter Review Commission’s recommendation to address the large job vacancy issue currently impacting Erie County.  According to a press release, more than 200 county jobs were funded this More...

Food truck dialogue continues

Food truck owners and village residents continued this week in the discussion about a food truck regulation agreement that would maintain safety in the village while promoting new business.  “As per our normal scenario, we take in comments More...

‘Tuesdays in Island Park’ scheduled to begin July 19

As a way to further bring together the community, the annual “Tuesdays in Island Park” concert series begins on July 19 with a performance by the Williamsville Community Band.  This is the third year the concert series is being offer More...

COMMENCEMENT DAY

— Douglas Galli, president of Sweet Home’s Board of Education, presents a diploma to Megan Beal during the district’s 57th commencement excercises held Friday at the University at B More...

Editorial

Patrolling of private lots necessary for safety

Bee Editorial

It’s no secret that behavioral incidents at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the public eye more than ever due to social media. More...

Spindle items

• PROVIDING A TIP — Last week, I received a phone call regarding alleged vandalism incidents at an area park. Although I was not at my desk at the time, the person was kind enough to leave me a voicemail.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  July 2, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Last February the oversight joint board for Glen Park viewed and accepted a concept plan for building a new four-story apartment building on public land in Glen Park. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Lee Long, co-founder of life benefits agency

Patricia Lee Long, co-founder of Specific Solutions, died Thursday, June 23, 2016. More...

Raymond David Owczarzak, former CEO of Insight Associates

Raymond David Owczarzak, a writer and communications specialist, died Thursday, June 23, 2016. He was 72.  A graduate of Canisius High School in 1962, Mr. More...

William Evans, retired police lieutenant

William Evans, a retired Amherst police lieutenant, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was 93.  Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,   Mr. Evans served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 17th Airborne Division.  More...

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Central Terminal and the journey to Buffalo’s restoration

Positioned two and a quarter miles outside of downtown Buffalo, strategically placed between Chicago and New York City, the Buffalo Central Terminal sits atop a hill on Memorial Drive, once a hub of traffic and trade.  In 1927, plans for the str More...

JCC to hold beginner yoga classes

Beginning July 1, the Jewish Community Center will hold Beginner Yoga from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. This class is for those new to yoga, desiring a slower style of practice. For more information, visit JCCBuffalo.org.   More...

Family dinner marks 65 years

Shirley and John Winter of Williamsville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.  John Winter married the former Shirley Irwin on June 23, 1951, at Mac Alpine Presbyterian Church in Buffalo.  He worked for New York S More...

Entertainment

Fourth of July

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Festivals

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Performance

thurs. 30   John Curry, Kathy Carr & Friends — As part of the Easy Listening concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda; Free. 695-8520  sun. 3   More...