Weekly Feature



August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town seeks cost, ideas for possible northwest recreation facility

The Town Board on Monday approved issuing a request for proposal for design and construction services for the creation of a recreation facility in northwest Amherst.  More...

Local News

Resident reflects on mastering carillon

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

According to Gloria Werblow, there are about 350 carillon players belonging to the Guild of Carilloneurs in North America. Of those 350, 75 are women. More...

RAT-A-TAT-TAT

— The top seven drum corps in the world will compete on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event set for 7 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. More...

Chamber offers networking event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the dog walkers in Snyder, you and your dogs are trespassing when you are on your neighbors’ front lawns. We do not pay our property taxes for you and your dogs to use our property as a dog park. And, yes, I do have a dog. More...

Education

Amherst High School names fourth-quarter honor students

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

North holds off South surge in 29-26 win

Lions All-Star Classic

Big plays highlighted the 41st annual Kensington Lions Club’s All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports July 27 at Tonawanda High School’s Clinton H. Small Stadium. More...

Book heralding WNY’s stamp on Olympics to debut this month

As the Summer Olympics approach, Western New Yorkers are preparing to cheer on the handful of local athletes who are slated to compete.  There’s a long tradition of Buffalo-area athletes participating in the world’s premier athletic More...

Sports briefs

Yashna Yellayi, 14, of Williamsville, recently won the girls 14-and-under doubles title at the USTA National Clay Court Championships July 17-23 in Plantation, Florida.  Yellayi and doubles partner Rosie Garcia defeated Mae Canete and Christine More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 Mary Poppins — Part of “Flicks on Old Falls” series, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Free. More...

Theatre

fri. 5  Alice in Wonderland — The Alden Christian Theater Society presents “Alice in Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Saturday, Aug. 6, Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7 and Aug. More...

Literature

Announcement   More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2016 7:35 PM

Apparent drug lab in sewer discovered by police

Amherst police are currently investigating an apparent illegal drug lab housed within a sewer line underneath a Walmart parking lot. According to Detective Lt. More...

Taste of Williamsville to include food, live music, car show

Seventeen restaurants will be participating in the 28th annual Taste of Williamsville when it comes to the village from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Family Health Fair set for Aug. 6

A total of 85 organizations will provide health information, services and screenings to residents at State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer’s annual Family Health Fair this weekend.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Assist in ending animal abuse in the community

Bee Editorial

A new Animal Cruelty Unit is allowing the Erie County District Attorney’s Office to aggressively prosecute anyone accused of killing or injuring an animal in the community. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATES — Although we are about six weeks into summer, there are still plenty of events for people to attend in Williamsville and Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Aug. 6, 1891   During the past week, Mrs. N.E. Zent purchased a fine building lot of the Miller estate, the frontage being on Main Street, the lot running through to Swan Street and adjoining the property of Mrs. H.M. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports receiving obscene packages

Saturday, July 23  • A resident of Belvoir Road reported that sometime overnight, her landscaping lights were removed and smashed in the street by an unknown person. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

SULLIVAN, Shirley R. (nee Herniman), of Amherst, died Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband, Patrick; four children, Patrick, Michael, Mark and David; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sibling, Ellen. More...

Donna M. Wortzman, retired surgical nurse

Donna M. (nee Gray) Wortzman, 89, of Williamsville, died Friday, July 29, 2016.  Mrs. Wortzman was a graduate nurse of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. More...

Lifestyles

Fair opens new heritage center

A new heritage center and one day of 90 minutes of free midway rides are among the latest attractions fairgoers can look forward to during the 177th Erie County Fair.  The fair runs from Wednesday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. More...

Village Book Club sets August meeting

The Village Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St., Williamsville. The August book for discussion is "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan. All book lovers are welcome.   More...

Catholic Charities’ Foster Grandparents luncheon honors service participants

Various awards were presented to foster grandparents during the annual Catholic Charities’ Foster Grandparents recognition luncheon held recently at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.  More...

Business

State funding to assist residents with heating equipment inspections, servicing

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance said Monday that $2 million in funding is available to help low- and middle income households get their heating equipment inspected and cleaned prior to the start of the heating season. More...

People Inc. receives state’s transportation-based grant

People Inc., a health and human services agency, has received a grant from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Family Support Services Program.  More...

NOCO event to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

To raise funds for the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NOCO employees are getting ready to “Pump It Up!”from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...