Weekly Feature



July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town garden walk set for Saturday

The annual Amherst Garden Walkwillbeheldfrom10a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, featuring 29 gardens — a number that organizers say they are proud to present to the community. More...

FAMILY FUN

— Destiny Mobley, 8, and her brother, Eric Jr., 2, play on the teeter-totter on Saturday during a visit to Garrison Park’s playground in Williamsville. More...

Local News

GETTING A PUSH

— Freddy Patridge is pushed on the swing by his father, Chris, on Saturday at the Garrison Park playground. More...

At 90, Stumpf reflects on gymnastics career

Ellsworth “Al” Stumpf has coached and trained thousands of gymnasts throughout his life.  Stumpf, the patriarch of Stumpf’s Gymnastics who turns 90 on July 12, said the sport helped young men get into shape if they were drafted More...

Town native helps people reconnect with roots on Facebook

The digital age offers both Amherst expats and lifelong residents increasingly accessible avenues for celebrating their roots. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Spring Street in the Village of Williamsville can now be officially called the Concrete Jungle. There’s plenty of concrete, there’s plenty of stones. Trees? No, didn’t see any of those. Flower beds? Really sad. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville Depot slates ‘Touch a Truck’ More...

Lifestyles

Artist illustrates talent in upcoming film 'Marshall'

MJ Myers continues to develop his career as a “fly on the wall” artist. “I like observing how people act around each other in different surro undings,” said Myers. More...

Couple recite wedding vows on Nantucket Island

Meaghan M. Pacer married Juan A. Jimenez during an evening ceremony on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  The bride is the daughter of Linda and Walter Pacer Jr. of Williamsville. More...

Piontkowski- Dombek

Dawn Szabo of Tonawanda and Michael Piontkowski of North Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann Piontkowski, to Jeffrey Michael Dombek Jr., son of Mary Jane Dombek of Hamburg and Jeffrey Dombek Sr. of Buffalo.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 6   Knox Farm State Park Evening Hike — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Meet in the parking lot by the red barns. Rain may cancel the hike. More...

Theatre

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Breaking News - 7/6/2017 3:51 PM

Three weeks later, field names discarded

Williamsville schools

In a rare move that was questioned by the superintendent and immediate past board president, the Williamsville School Board on Wednesday rescinded its June vote regarding the naming of district athletic field facilities to honor  two former admi More...

Town assists in finding new location for planned facility

Chemical dependency clinic

After identifying more than 60 sites across five locations that could be used as a chemical dependency treatment clinic, town officials are reviewing other potential properties that may meet specific requirements noted by Catholic Health in its plann More...

Old Home Days to return July 11-14

The Old Home Days celebration revisits the community next week, featuring a parade, a midway with food stands, rides and games, and live entertainment.  All of the festivities will be held from Tuesday, July 11, through Friday, July 14, at Islan More...

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

— Patrons listen to the band “Then and Now,” featuring Mike Petragua, left, Dave Laczi and Erin Murphy. More...

Editorial

Task Force sets field hearing on opioid addiction

Bee Editorial

Issues related to increased heroin and opioid use are not something to stop talking about. There are many people in the community who may know a friend, neighbor or family member who has or is still battling a drug addiction. More...

Spindle items

• OLD HOME DAYS — The time of year that many people in the community — myself included — look forward to is finally upon us. Old Home Days will be held Tuesday, July 11, through Friday, July 14. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 7, 1892   The management of the Williamsville Driving Park deserves much credit for giving such a varied and interesting program last Monday. No expense was spared to make the Fourth a glorious one for all.  More...

Police Blotter

Man makes ‘snow angels’ in parking lot

Sunday, June 25  • A Smith Road resident told police that motorcyclists were driving by his house, revving their engines and swearing at him. The motorists were gone before police arrived.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HIGGINS, Arthur F. “Chub,” of Amherst, died Thursday, June 29, 2017. Mr. Higgins is survived by three siblings, Lois Niland, Margaret and Eileen. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Jean, Patrick, Carol Kautz and Ruth. More...

Sports

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

Year in review

High school sports teams thrived in the Town of Amherst throughout the 2016-17 sports calendar year.  More...

Amherst Soccer Association, Empire United announce new partnership

The Amherst Soccer Association and Empire United Soccer Academy have formed a new partnership that will elevate soccer development for players from across Western New York.  The two long-standing youth soccer organizations will launch an innovat More...

Owens tabbed as Sacred Heart’s new girls hoops coach

Carrie Owens never got the chance to meet Sister Maria Pares but Sacred Heart’s new varsity girls basketball coach has done her best to learn everything she can about the long-time Sharks coach who died Jan. 20.  More...

Business

Regional revitalization remains a priority

It looks like summer has arrived in Western New York. Traditionally, summer is a slower time for the staff at the Chamber, but not this year. More...

Activist to present program as part of speaker series

As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host Mohammed Saad, an activist who will present “Seeing Clearly Now: Creative Technology for the Blind in Saudi Arabia.” The presentation will b More...

Comptroller saves nearly $3 million through refinancing

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw submitted a resolution to the Legislature for refunding 2005 sewer bonds, which he says will save taxpayers roughly $2.7 million.  More...