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July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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NOTICE: The Dirt Cheap TV insert titled Christmas in July in this week's Bee Newspaper lists a DJI Phantom for $159.99. Due to an error it does not include a camera. More...

Local News

Teacher recounts stay in Netherlands as part of Fulbright grant

It’s not every day someone lives in a foreign country for six months, but that is what Amherst High School social studies teacher Anne Ward and her family accomplished as part of a grant through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching.&n More...

Rotary car show to feature Lauren Fix as celebrity judge

The 12th annual Rotary Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held Sunday, July 24, featuring Lauren Fix, also known as “The Car Coach,” as a guest judge for the show.  The event, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Willia More...

SPECIAL PARADE

— Paula Hinz, dressed as the Fairy Queen, leads participants of the fairy parade out of the Williamsville Pocket Park on Saturday. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to both the engineering and inspection departments of the Town of Amherst. Recently, they responded to a complaint concerning bank-owned abandoned property on Gatewood Lane. More...

Obituaries

Dennis F. Van Patten, owned McDonald’s franchises

Dennis F. Van Patten, 69, of East Amherst, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  Mr. More...

Alan McCulloch, dentist

Alan McCulloch, 94, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, July 7, 2016.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

ARHARDT, Dennis A., of Williamsville, died Monday, July 4, 2016. Mr. Arhardt is survived by his wife, Patricia; two children, Susan and Scott; one sibling, Joan; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one child, David.  More...

Lifestyles

Bisons prepare for STAR WARS NIGHT

The second half of the season is under way for the Buffalo Bisons, and with it comes an array of exciting promotional events.  A fan favorite is the ninth annual Star Wars Night, which will take place at Coca-Cola Field on Saturday, July 23.&nbs More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  More...

Bassett Park to hold memorial 5K

The third annual Greg Stang Memorial 5K will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Bassett Park in Amherst. The post-race party will include music, food, an awards ceremony and raffles. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 22 & sat. 23  Kindertransport — As part of Fostering the Future and presented by the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Department of Theatre Arts, 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, and 2 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 21   Dosareality — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, The Bee, 5564 Main St, Williamsville. 632-4700, www.beenews.com  More...

Performance

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Board discusses proposed capital project

Amherst schools

The Amherst School Board began preliminary discussions at the July 12 meeting about a potential $29.5 million capital project involving all district buildings.  Jerry Young of Young and Wright Architectural said the proposed capital project was More...

Benefit scheduled for assault victim

A benefit will be held on Sunday for a Williamsville District school bus driver seriously injured in a violent attack at her home last month.  Gina Caputi-Terrana has worked as a school bus driver for the district for 19 years. More...

Editorial

Practice safety while out playing Pokemon Go

Bee Editorial

In the late 1990s, children and adults may remember playing Pokemon on their Game Boy or collecting the cards. Now, individuals are diving back into the Pokemon world through an app called Pokemon Go. More...

Spindle items

• GET SOME MUSIC — Last week, I had the opportunity to interview musician Mick Hayes over cups of coffee. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  July 23, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Youths leave television at resident’s front door

Saturday, July 9  • A resident of Lancelot Court reported that three of his tires had been punctured within the past month by an unknown person.  • A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting video games from a Transit Road depar More...

Letters to the Editor

Economics have changed for pipeline project

National Fuel Corporation is awaiting decisions from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its proposed Northern Access pipeline.  Although the company is likely confident of 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...

Sports

Firemen's Softball

    Firemen’s Softball Team    Wins    Losses North Amherst    11    0 Clarence Center    9    1  Clarence &nb More...

Sweet Home’s Luton, Amherst’s Rushford share honor

Sweet Home High School 2016 graduate Tiana Luton, fresh off winning a state outdoor title in the girls pentathlon and taking fourth in the heptathlon at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, will take her talents to the University of Michigan in the fal More...

Third annual Greg Stang Memorial 5K Run, Fun Walk slated

The third annual Greg Stang Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 24, at Bassett Park.  An estimated 200 runners and 50 walkers are anticipated to participate.  Stang began teaching English at Williamsville N More...

Business

Purent of Buffalo delivers convenience

For families and businesses in need of carpet cleaning, Purent aims to deliver quality and satisfaction to its customers. More...

Town officials detail contractor registration program

The Town of Amherst Building Department is reminding residents to be aware of unscrupulous contractors who approach homeowners with propositions to perform repair work that is not necessary.  More...

Erie County Legislature approves charter revisions

The Erie County Legislature last week approved a local law that includes more than 50 revisions to the County Charter that aim to improve how government operates.  According to a press release, the highlights include:  • Provisions t More...