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August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

BNHV to hold Scottish Festival, Highland Games

After placing a successful bid to Scottish Masters Athletics International, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village was selected to host the 2016 Highland Games. More...

Local News

Desai performs in Rio Paralympic commercial

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Being born with Down syndrome has not stopped Sujeet Desai from performing music.  The Williamsville resident has played in more than 40 states and 13 countries. More...

Amherst Central to host job fair

Amherst Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

‘Artists in the Round’ set for Sept. 18 at Wick Center

Being involved in the arts for 50 years, Audre Bunis began working with an area committee to create an event that would bring artists and the community together.  Through her collaboration with the Western New York Artists Group, “Artists More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The video for the Amherst Traffic Safety Board meeting on Aug. 3 was already posted the next day (Aug. 4). That is great service. More...

Obituaries

Hallie Mae Dockery O’Shea, actress in local theater

Hallie Mae Dockery O’Shea, 90, of Amherst, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  She was born on April 13, 1926 in Zephyr, North Carolina to the late Alvin and Monnie Dockery. Mrs. More...

Cecilia C. Breen, French teacher

Cecilia C. Breen (nee Spano), 79, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

DZIMIAN, Mary Ann (nee Krohn), of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Mrs. Dzimian is survived by her husband, Raymond; two children, Kathryn and Julie; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one child, Karen. More...

Lifestyles

Tunnel to Towers 5K comes to Buffalo

It has been 15 years since the tragic and horrifying events of Sept. 11, 2001, a day where thousands of innocent people died. This includes Stephen Siller, an off-duty New York City firefighter who lost his life when he joined the rescue efforts. More...

‘Broadway On Main’ slated at Meeting House

The stars of Buffalo’s Theater District are coming to Williamsville to perform a free concert, “Broadway On Main,” featuring songs from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals. The show will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Library News

This event will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 18   Rapper T-Pain will perform, along with Flow Tribe, as part of the Canalside Concert series, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; Free. 328-0320, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  fri. 19   More...

Live Local in WNY

fri. 19   The Willies — 5:30 p.m., as part of the Party on the Portico concert series, Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo; $. 873-9644, www.buffalohistory.org  More...

Theatre

thurs. 18-sun. 21   More...

Breaking News - 8/19/2016 5:25 PM

Alleged drug lab suspects arrested

Amherst police have arrested two alleged suspects in connection with the underground drug lab discovered last week beneath a parking lot at Walmart, 3290 Sheridan Drive at Bailey Avenue.  More...

California Drive residents present concerns over rezoning to board

The Williamsville Village Board of Trustees met Monday to continue addressing concerns of residents specifically relating to property that was recently rezoned.  Several residents from California Drive addressed the board about perceived effects More...

Williamsville appoints assistant principal at East

The Williamsville School Board during its meeting on Aug. 9 named a new assistant principal at East High School.  Corey Gray has been appointed to the post effective Sept. 10. More...

Editorial

Roadwork report should be common practice

Bee Editorial

So much in local government is done with an emphasis on openness and transparency, and yet when it comes to roadwork projects being completed at the county level, legislators have to fight for information. More...

Spindle items

• UPCOMING PERFORMANCE — The Homewood Theater Company will present “The Mystery on Telegraph Street,” a new play by Marty Bauer, this weekend. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Amherst remains safe, amazing township

After reading about the methamphetamine lab found in the storm sewer in the parking lot of the Sheridan Drive and North Bailey Avenue Walmart, it gave new meaning to the phrase “underground crime.”  More...

Education

Casey Middle names second-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Casey 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

Legion post slates pancake breakfast   A pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, East Amherst. More...

Sports

Senior MOGs defend 60+ division title

Glory Days softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys won their fourth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Division championship trophy Aug. 10 by way of their 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Tigers.  More...

UB assistant joins Miller Tennis staff

Miller Tennis Center has added University at Buffalo women’s tennis assistant coach Smaranda Stan to its professional teaching staff.  Stan formerly taught at Miller Tennis Center from 2010 to 2012, before joining UB as assistant coach und More...

North’s Helak strikes gold at U.S. Futures swim meet

Alyssa Helak, a senior at Williamsville North High School and rising member of the Victor Swim Club in Rochester, qualified for the U.S. Futures Long Course Meet, a national-level swim meet that took place Aug. 4-7 in College Park, Maryland.  More...

Business

Governor lauds GEICO’s Getzville expansion

Gov. Andrew M. More...

County Clerk deems pen initiative successful

Soon after taking office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs discovered that his office purchased 15,000 pens a year because so many pens had been removed by customers, especially at his Auto Bureaus.  “I found it frustrating to spend so much More...

Daemen College to host book discussion on Aug. 25

Author Therese Huston will discuss her book, “How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...