Weekly Feature



August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Two-structure blaze causes $550K damage

A blaze late Thursday night caused what is estimated to be more than a half-million dollars damage to two houses after what began as a vehicle fire extended to the structures.  More...

Local News

28th annual Taste of Williamsville

Marsha Skok, left, and her husband, Mark, enjoy beer by 12 Gates Brewery with Karen Galli and her husband, Doug, during Saturday’s Taste of Williamsville. More...

Contest winners named

The Taste of Williamsville, which was held Sunday at Island Park, featured an assortment of dishes from area restaurants in addition to food judging and a pie-baking contest.  Taste patrons were able to purchase slices of the submissions, with p More...

ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

— Shanise McPhatter, a University at Buffalo graduate student, left, administers a hearing screening on Rai Lakhpat during State Sen. Michael H. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I know this is a little late, but I want to thank the two crossing guards at Main and Harlem for doing a great job keeping our children safe during the school year. More...

Education

Williamsville East names fourth-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Program aims to change sport’s culture locally

Empress Lacrosse

It’s no secret that Western New York girls lacrosse has struggled against Rochester-area competition. More...

Drayer/Tripi softball team completes successful season

It’s been almost 4½ years to the day that Amherst Lightning girls travel softball leader John Tripi died, leaving the entire Western New York softball community without one of its best known ambassadors of the game. More...

THE BEST

— The WNY Diamond Girls 12U softball team capped off a 10-0 weekend with a 6-0 victory over the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Hurricanes in the championship game to win the platinum bracket at the North More...

Business

Washo named director of alumni engagement

Amherst native Liz Culliton Washo was recently named the new director of alumni engagement at Canisius College.  Charged with building a strategic and sustainable alumni program, Washo said she intends to reconnect the college’s graduates More...

M&T Bank to replace corporate signage across WNY

M&T Bank on Monday said the company will soon begin a comprehensive replacement of corporate signage throughout Western New York.  According to a press release, the project will encompass 90 of M&T’s locations throughout the region More...

Amberleigh collecting school supplies throughout August

Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, will again be collecting new school supplies at its reception desk for The Teacher’s Desk, a school supply pantry located on North Hampton Street in Buffalo.  The supply pantry provides sc More...

‘Burgers, Brews and Blues’ to benefit St. Mary of the Angels

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will host their inaugural “Burgers, Brews and Blues” summer fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. More...

Main Street Block Party set for Saturday

Residents will have a chance to take part in a block party on Main Street in Williamsville as a portion of the road will be closed Saturday, Aug. 13, to allow for activities for children and adults, including live music.  More...

Editorial

State should clarify future of WNYCPC

Bee Editorial

Time is again running out for the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center and the vulnerable, emotionally disturbed children dependent on it for healing and reprieve.  More...

Spindle items

• IN ONE SHOT — As I mentioned earlier this summer, golf is a game I haven’t played in more than a decade. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Aug. 13, 1891   More...

Obituaries

Sister M. Antoinette Campiere, retired teacher

Sister M. Antoinette Campiere, 95, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.  As a member of the Sisters of St. More...

Maryann C. Pavel, teacher

Maryann C. Pavel (nee Cram), of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.  Mrs. Pavel was born in 1938 in Olean, New York, the daughter of Henry and Esther Cram. More...

Richard D. Adams, Boy Scouts volunteer

Richard D. “Rick” Adams, 63, of Amherst, died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.  More...

Lifestyles

BNHV to host international athletes, celebrate Scottish tradition during Highland Games

There is a Scottish legend that tells the story of an invading Norse army planning to ambush Scots while they slept. The attack required as much stealth as possible, so the invaders attacked barefoot. More...

Music at depot to run through August

The Williamsville Train Depot Station will hold free music from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays in August at 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. More...

Warsaw-Taubman

Annette and Jerry Warsaw of Lima, New York, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Warsaw, to David Taubman, son of Joni and Robert Taubman of Williamsville.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 11   Twelfth Night — A free, professional performance of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Springville Youth Park on South Buffalo Street, Springville. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 11   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

sat. 13   More...