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September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Oktoberfest returns to village with parade, music, 5K run

This year’s Oktoberfest celebration in the Village of Williamsville will feature a parade, children’s activities, a 5K run and other events at Island Park throughout a three-day period.  The celebration will be held from Friday, Sept More...

Local News

SPECIAL RIDE

— Brendan Kelly, left, and his daughter, Genevieve, prepare to go for a ride on a vintage 1935 Ford fire truck driven by Williamsville firefighter Jim Doerfler, during Saturday’s Evening in the Village event. More...

Gold Star Family event to remember, recognize loved ones

As a way to honor and remember soldiers who died while serving in the military, an area group is holding the inaugural Gold Star Family Honor and Remembrance Dinner.  The event is being hosted by The Patriot Guardians, an organization dedicated More...

Deputies charge boater with marijuana possession

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For residents who live on streets with islands, let it be known it is unlawful to put brush or yard waste on the island for pickup. It is an eyesore for all concerned in the neighborhood.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s plan should guide development

The Aug. More...

Column about scrapple brings back memories

I liked the recent column about scrapple by David Sherman very much. I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and lived there till 1954. My father’s job took us to Buffalo, and I have lived here since then.  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Philharmonic presents new season

Violinist Joshua Bell, tribute to John Williams, to start off the year

Shine up your dress shoes. the Buffalo Philharmonic is kicking off its season with an opening night gala at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. After dinner that evening, violinist Joshua Bell will be performing at 8 p.m. More...

Pancake breakfast slated for Sept. 18

A pancake breakfast will take place between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road, Amherst. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12, and free for children 5 and younger.   More...

ACE to hold ‘An Intimate Afternoon’

The Amherst Chamber Ensemble will hold “An Intimate Afternoon” of music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 16-sun. 18   Ellicottville Rock N’ Roll Weekend — Event will feature live music, food and classic car show, Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, Village of Ellicottville. 699-5046, ellicottvilleny.com  More...

Art

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Family Activities

sat. 17  Junior Audubon Club — Join the Juniors and naturalist Tom Kerr for the monthly birding adventure for children ages 8 to 16, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...

Village Board fields rezoning, redevelopment concerns

The Williamsville Village Board, during a public hearing on Monday, addressed a room packed with residents bearing concerns about a proposed transfer of property and redevelopment by Natale Development.  More...

Salary increases proposed for elected officials

Town Board

The Town Board during its Sept. 6 meeting approved, by a 3-2 vote, proposing to raise salaries for elected officials in the 2017 budget, with the largest increases going to the supervisor and town clerk posts. More...

Editorial

Oktoberfest a benefit to community, charities

Bee Editorial

For this year’s Oktoberfest, organizers are not only making the three-day event benefit the community, but also area charities.  More...

Spindle items

• UPCOMING ROADWORK — Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey said Highway Department crews will be milling and repaving Essjay Road for approximately 10 days — weather permitting — beginning today. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Sept. 17, 1891   Last Saturday, Mr. John Blocher left at the Bee office some eight potatoes which weighed over twelve pounds. The two largest weighed a trifle over three and one-half pounds. Who can equal this?  More...

Police Blotter

Ex-girlfriend accused of uprooting plants

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)  Friday, Sept. 2  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HECKMAN, Gerald J. Sr., of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Mr. Heckman is survived by his wife, Ruth; two children, Kevin and Rae Marie; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by two children, Gerald and Jera Louise. More...

Robert K. Doran, pharmacist

Robert K. Doran, 85, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.  Mr. Doran was born in Buffalo on June 6, 1931. He graduated from St. More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys cross-country:  third in small schools at West Seneca Invitational  More...

Sports Calendar

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West football spoils Sweet Home’s first night home game

Sweet Home’s football team was seeking to christen its new turf field with a victory Friday night but West Seneca West had other plans.  The Indians never trailed as they recorded a 13-6 Class A non-league win at the new football stadium a More...

Business

Eight-session leadership program begins in October

Emerging Business Leaders and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce beginning in the fall will be offering an EBL Leadership Program for Western New York’s young professionals. The program will last eight months, running from Friday, Oct. More...

Columbus McKinnon opens Getzville headquarters

Columbus McKinnon Corp., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, will be opening its new headquarters at 205 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville. More...

Hochul featured as part of Daemen College lecture series

William J. Hochul Jr., U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will discuss international terrorism and other threats to the country as Daemen College’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series speaker at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...