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July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ceremony to mark opening of Billy Wilson Park playground

The Youth and Recreation Department has scheduled a grand opening ceremony for the Billy Wilson Park playground from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Local News

Reikart House a tribute to town’s ‘first couple of hospitality’

New life was created in the former location of the Lord Amherst Motor Lodge with the opening of Reikart House, an independent boutique hotel located on Main Street in Snyder. More...

Village Board further discusses one-sided parking on Oakgrove Drive

Williamsville residents received an update at Monday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the stance of the village’s Traffic and Safety Committee on one-sided parking for Oakgrove Drive.  Deputy Mayor Dan DeLano, co-liaison to th More...

Tornadoes, severe weather cripple Southtowns

Numerous Southtowns are still feeling the impact of severe weather after tornadoes touched down last week in Erie County, causing significant damage.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Redevelopment needs a targeted approach

In the recent investigation of the town’s economic status, David Versel segmented the town into six separate and distinct investment districts.  By breaking the town into these areas, it is possible to develop focused planning efforts and More...

Education

St. Greg’s hires new principal

St. Gregory the Great School recently hired Julie Gajewsi as its new principal.  According to a press release, Gajewski joins St. More...

Sports

Sweet Home track’s Nowak, Davis share Bee’s Male Athlete of the Year honor

Whenever Chris Nowak or Nate Davis ran for Sweet Home during the 2016-17 school year, something special typically happened. More...

Lions Football Classic rosters announced

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. More...

Mobus returns to coach Amherst boys hockey

Mark Mobus, a highly regarded youth hockey coach, is the new head coach and program director for Amherst’s boys varsity ice hockey team.  Mobus’ appointment marks a return to Amherst, as he was the school’s varsity boys ice hoc More...

Business

Chiropractor aims to provide affordable, comfortable treatment for patients

After more than 20 years as a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Muto decided he wanted his business to take on a new model. More...

Daemen selected as ‘College of Distinction’ for 10th year

Daemen College has been selected for the 10th consecutive year as a national College of Distinction in recognition of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative learning experiences offered to students.  More...

Area oncology practice rebrands, expands chemotherapy site

Soniwala Hematology Oncology Associates, which has been part of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute community cancer practice network since 2014, is now Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Northtowns.  More...

Centered by art, annual festival to feature music, food

More than 100 vendors are preparing for the annual Glen Park Art Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Annual Walk Off Hunger set for July 29

Every year, the Food Bank of WNY provides 13 million meals to families through more than 300 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, youth programs and senior centers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. More...

SPEED

— Members of the Main-Transit Fire Department drill team race up a ladder during a competition held Friday against other fire department teams from across the region. More...

Editorial

Summer camping offers great health benefits

Bee Editorial

Many people take advantage of the summer weather by planning camping trips with their families. More...

Spindle items

• HONORED — The National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recently named Kenneth L. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 28, 1892   The Bee is indebted to Mr. Albert Bassler for a basket of the largest and finest raspberries we have ever seen.  Mr. E.J. Shimer of Harris Hill recently purchased of Mr. S.A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Beneath the surface of The Bee editorial which focused on energy savings in Amherst, note that the very active and much published Emergency Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee has not posted its May or June minutes. More...

Obituaries

Florence I. Stengel, costumer for Amherst musicals

Florence Isabel Stengel (nee Coghill), 96, of Snyder, died Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Mrs. Stengel was born in North Buffalo in 1921 and lived in Snyder for 88 of her 96 years. More...

Death Notices

BUSH, Robert L., of Amherst, died Monday, July 17, 2017. Mr. Bush is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Smith); three children, Sandra Hamilton, Susan Henesey and Ronald; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Stop and snare

Top drum corps to perform at 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront

Imagine a marching band combined with synchronized dance movements and the artistry of a Broadway production. That’s what an audience can expect from a drum corps performance. More...

Couple honeymoon in Croatia following Buffalo nuptials

Laura Kosieracki married Craig Kanalley during a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, July 7, 2017, in the chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo. More...

Pair to celebrate 50th anniversary with family event

Barbara and Bill Morris, formerly of Williamsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Simsbury, Connecticut, this fall with close friends and family members.  Bill Morris married the former Barbara Thier on July 15, 1967, at St. More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

fri. 28   Old First Ward — Enjoy a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo, 6 p.m. Friday, July 28. Meet at Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org  More...

Festivals

thurs. 27-sat. 29   CMC JazzFest — The Colored Musicians Club will celebrate its 100th year of jazz at 145 Broadway, Buffalo, and this free, outdoor festival will host more than 150 performers on seven stages. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27   Kids DJ Dance Party — 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, as part of Music On Main, at Ed Young’s Hardware, 5641 Main St., Williamsville. shop.edyoungs.com/departments  More...