Weekly Feature



May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

ON THE SPOT

— Williamsville firefighters were on their way to a drill May 24 at the Erie County Fire Training Academy on Broadway when a two-car accident took place just ahead of them at George Urban Boule More...

Town garden walk applications available, due June 23

Applications for the annual Amherst Garden Walk are now available, with all submissions due by Friday, June 23. The garden walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8. More...

Weekly ‘Music on Main’ performances begin June 1

For the past seven years, bands have occupied the outdoors of businesses on Main Street each Thursday in summer.  “Music on Main” will begin its eighth season on Thursday, June 1, with a new chairperson — Chris Young, sales ma More...

Police Blotter

Reckless driver swerves onto sidewalks

Sunday, May 21  • A customer of a Sheridan Drive department store reported a vehicle with two dogs inside. They appeared to be panting, and the windows were fogging up. The vehicle was gone on arrival.  More...

Obituaries

Evelyn S. Cole, elementary school teacher, avid golfer

Evelyn S. Cole (nee Smith), 94, of Amherst, died Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Mrs. Cole was born on Nov. 21, 1922, in Syracuse. She grew up in Raymondville, New York, and was a graduate of Norfolk High School in 1939. More...

Katharine R. Schiappa, occupational therapist

Katharine Rachel Schiappa (nee Swain), 57, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 7, 2017.  Mrs. Schiappa was born on Sept. 16, 1959, in Buffalo. She grew up in Williamsville and graduated from Williamsville South High School. More...

Janine A. Wilhelm Morrison, special education coordinator

Janine A. Wilhelm Morrison, 49, of Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.  Mrs. Wilhelm Morrison was born on Oct. 24, 1967, in Lackawanna to Richard and JoAnn Wilhelm.  More...

Lifestyles

Eighth-graders visit Buffalo State through College Readiness Program

Amanda Plumtey, an eighth-grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School, took her first steps on a college campus a few weeks ago through the College Readiness Program. More...

Temple Beth Tzedek names guest for Klein Weekend

Temple Beth Tzedek will welcome William Miles as its featured guest for annual Rabbi Isaac Klein Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Weekend series, which will run from Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11.  More...

On the Campus

Nazareth College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester: Marguerite Call, Casey Giordano, Tori Hughes, Emily Pawlowski and Elyssa Utz, all of Amherst; Andrew Lee, Claire Marino and Kathleen Marzano, all More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 2   Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Queen City Roller Girls Cup Championship, 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. www.qcrg.net/tickets  More...

Comedy

thurs. 1   Preliminary round of the 2017 Buffalo's Funniest Person Competition will be held at 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2; and 8 p.m. More...

Republican Committee endorses Jaeger, Spino

Supervisor receives praise from town GOP

The ballots in this year’s elections are becoming clearer as the Amherst Republican Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger in her campaign for supervisor.  More...

Event to become farm-to-table based

Taste of Williamsville

Taste of Williamsville organizers have decided to put the event on hold for this year as they work to create a new event that would feature farm-to-table meals.  More...

Editorial

Ticks present public health risk in summer months

Bee Editorial

After another mild Western New York winter, the number of ticks in Erie County may be increased compared to previous years. More ticks could lead to more people exposed to tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is widespread in Erie County. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — With the calendar flipping to the month of June tomorrow, the annual summer based events are starting to be held. Here are several events you may want to add to your personal calendar this month. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 2, 1892   The day set apart for the honored dead was duly celebrated in our village. Flags floated gracefully to the breezes, carrying one back to the scenes of that great conflict. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Once again, the Town of Amherst Traffic Safety Board and the police department need to be put on notice that a very dangerous condition persists on Dann Road in front of the Lou Gehrig ball diamonds, where cars parking diagonally are backing blindly More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book club slates meeting   The Amherst Book Club will meet Thursday, June 1, at the Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. More...

Sports

North tennis’ Wang wins section title

Sweet Home’s Murphy, East doubles team also qualify

After a four-year hiatus from high school tennis, Harry Wang is once again on top of the Section VI boys tennis throne.  The Williamsville North senior held off North Tonawanda junior Greg Hastings, 6-4, 6-4, for the singles title May 23 at Lanc More...

East softball routs South for A-1 title

The Williamsville East softball team has hit the ball all season and the trend continued against a crosstown rival in the Section VI Class A-1 final.  The top-seeded Lady Flames scored 11 runs on 15 hits to defeat Williamsville South, 11-2, in T More...

South baseball upsets East in A-1 final

Season ends against Olean

It was the best and worst week of the season for the Williamsville South baseball team. More...

Business

My Salon Suite to open June 1 in Williamsville

My Salon Suite, an upscale salon suite franchise, will open a new location on June 1 at 5500 Main St. in the Village of Williamsville, featuring a collection of private, spacious suites for a variety of health and beauty professionals.  More...

Firefighters call on state officials for cancer coverage

Members of the four largest fire service organizations in New York state descended on the capitol last week for their annual “Government Affairs Day,” meeting with their elected representatives to discuss “Issues of United Concern.& More...

AAA reminds drivers of summertime vehicle risks

This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million American drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues.  More...