Weekly Feature



July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Alix Rice Peace Park officials seek construction by fall

As Friday, July 8, marks five years since the death of Alix Rice, her family, friends and members of the community are moving closer toward the creation of a skate park that will memorialize her life and bear her name.  More...

Local News

Town resident achieves fifth-degree black belt

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In May, Alicia Hargadon was to receive a promotion in the level of her black belt following years of training and studying.  However, she wasn’t expecting to be promoted from a third-degree black belt to a fifth-degree black belt without f More...

Golf Classic set for July 28

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will host its 15th annual Golf Classic on Thursday, July 28, at Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst. The event is being chaired by Lynn Wardour, a member of Amherst Central’s class of 1960. More...

PLAYGROUND FUN

— David Catalano, left, plays with his son Max, 2, in the sandbox as his wife, Maghan, watches on Saturday at Garrison Park in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Here we go again. It’s summer and once again the Erie County Highway Department has not cleaned up the winter debris along the curbing on Maple Road from Youngs to Transit.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Courtesy should extend to animals crossing streets

Last week, as I drove on Heim Road, I saw a mother duck trying to cross the road with her brood of ducklings.  The car approaching me on the other side made no attempt to slow or avoid the ducks, killing three or four of the youngsters.  More...

Education

Transit Middle School posts fourth-quarter honor students

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

Amherst Middle names recipients of fourth-quarter honors

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

Mill Middle names fourth-quarter honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group slated   More...

Lifestyles

Herschell Carrousel hits century mark

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda is home to a carousel that has a big birthday coming up.  It marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 No. More...

Cruise Nights begin July 13

A car show will be held at Elderwood from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at its Amherst location, 4459 Bailey Ave. More...

Youth News

Lunch Hour Swim will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 12 for ages 18 and up. There is a $25 registration fee with valid resident ID. There is an additional fee for nonresidents. More...

Business

Sisters of St. Francis to host inaugural ‘Burgers, Brews and Blues’

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will host a “Burgers, Brews and Blues” summer fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist St., Williamsville. More...

Whole Foods building construction commences

WS Development last week said construction has commenced on the first phase of its redevelopment of Northtown, which will include a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market.  According to a press release, this will be the first Whole Foods Market, More...

Hearts and Hands names new volunteer engagement manager

Eugene Abrahamson has recently been hired as volunteer engagement manager for Hearts and Hands.  More...

Old Home Days to include parade, entertainment

For the 39th annual year, the Old Home Days celebration will be held Tuesday, July 12, through Friday, July 15, featuring a parade, a midway with food stands, rides and games, and live entertainment.  All of the festivities will be held at Islan More...

Town garden walk set for Saturday

The annual Amherst Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, featuring 23 gardens, six of which organizers said are new to the event. More...

Editorial

Take advantage of free exercise classes this summer

Bee Editorial

Throughout the summer, there are plenty of activities that can help you remain active, and some are even free of charge. More...

Spindle items

• ROAD CONSTRUCTION — The town Highway Department will be performing road construction, consisting of milling and repaving, on Youngs Road between Maple and Klein roads beginning today.  According to Highway Superintendent Patrick Luc More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  July 9,1891   Lost, at Ontario Beach on July Fourth, by some of our young men, their best girls.  H.N. Grove of Williamsville offers for sale one good buggy and one draught horse, the latter weighing 1,255 pounds.  More...

Police Blotter

Man seen leaving cat food under vehicles

Saturday, June 25  • A group of 40-50 kids were reported streaming out of an archery trail, running through yards and blocking traffic on North French Road. Everyone was sent on their way upon police arrival.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BROWNELL, Clare M. (nee Tyson), of Amherst, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Brownell and Kenneth Thompson. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Ann Botorick and Diane B. More...

Edward B. ‘Ted’ Young, president of Ed Young’s Hardware

Edward B. “Ted” Young, president of Ed Young’s Hardware, died Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was 66.  Mr. More...

Thomas Nantka, area stained glass designer, Scout leader

Thomas A. Nantka, a retired production manager and a stained glass artisan, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Hospice Buffalo. More...

Sports

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

Year in review

High school sports teams thrived in the Town of Amherst throughout the 2015-16 sports calendar year.  Several teams won numerous division and Section VI titles, and several athletes qualified for state competition in individual sports and won ti More...

South’s Presutti named Bee’s Coach of the Year

The best example of how Rick Presutti has changed the culture with the Williamsville South boys lacrosse team came during a practice over spring break.  Simon Honig, a 2014 South graduate and one of Presutti’s former players, was in attend More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7 Michael Bly — 8 p.m., Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-9309, www.crazyjakesnt.com More...

Symphonic

sun. 10   BPO at Niawanda Park — Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra along the banks of the Niagara River, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Niawanda Park, Tonawanda; Free.  tues. 12   Buffalo Philharmonic  More...

Festivals

fri. 8 & sat. 9   More...