Weekly Feature



August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town extends Solarize campaign

The Town Board, during a 40-minute afternoon meeting on Monday, approved a 60-day extension of its Solarize Amherst campaign, which is now set to continue through Saturday, Sept. More...

Local News

East student named to advisory committee

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The first day of the 2017-18 high school sports year is not until Aug. More...

Ceremony to mark opening of park’s new 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...

Annual health fair set for Aug. 5, to feature 85 organizations

A total of 85 organizations will provide free health information, services and screenings to residents during the annual Family Health Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I drive the Amherst area for a living, and it seems there is a pedestrian hit at least once a week in the Buffalo area. I see crazy street crossings at multiple times of day. The key element is to cross where you can get to the street. More...

Sports

South breaks three-game losing skid against North

Lions All-Star Classic

The 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic had all of the makings of a big win for the South all-stars. More...

Area’s top players to compete in BCANY Summer Hoops Festival

Some of the top high school basketball players in Western New York will participate in the 2017 Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival Aug. 4-6 in Johnson City, New York, which is located near Binghamton.  More...

All-Star Classic dedicated to Sweet Home’s Faller

John Faller closed the book on a legendary coaching career after serving as offensive coordinator for the North all-stars at the 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic July 26 at Depew High School.  The game was dedic More...

Business

Eggertsville resident to receive writing award

Connie Oswald Stofko of Eggertsville is expected to be honored by the Garden Writers Association for her work with an online gardening magazine.  According to a press release, Stofko, publisher of BuffaloNiagaraGardening.com, will receive the to More...

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M military contract

Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has been awarded a $10.37 million contract with the U.S. Air Force through the Department of Defense for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter systems.  U.S. Rep. More...

Buffalo law firm expands practice to Amherst with new office

The law firm of Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC recently expanded its firm to offer a location in the Walker Center at 5110 Main St., Amherst.  According to a press release from the firm, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham’s client base h More...

Festival fun

Members of Serendipity Swing, left photo, perform during a special concert held Friday to kick off the eighth annual Glen Park Art Festival. More...

Candidate forum planned; petitions filed

This year’s election season will feature an opportunity for the public to attend a candidate forum hosted by the town’s Open Government Advisory Board. More...

Burgers, Brews and Blues set for Aug. 15

The Sisters of St. More...

Editorial

Health fair, waste drop-off are community assets

Bee Editorial

This weekend brings an opportunity for the public to participate in two important events that can improve their lives: visiting a health fair for numerous screenings and checkups, and disposing of hazardous household waste.  The health fair and More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — While Old Home Days and the Glen Park Art Festival have concluded, there are still more events for people in the community to attend in August.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Gym rat frightens person in parking lot

Sunday, July 23  • At a Maple Road hotel, a person reported that two adults on a nearby property were shooting a pellet gun in the direction of the hotel and its parking lot.  More...

Obituaries

C. Bhargavi Rao, professor

C. Bhargavi Rao, 92, of Williamsville, died Monday, July 24, 2017.  Mrs. Rao was born in Chennai, India, on April 28, 1925. More...

Carolyn Updike, longtime Williamsville resident

Carolyn “Lyn” Updike, 79, of Williamsville, died Thursday, July 27, 2017.  Upon graduation from high school in Verona, New Jersey, she attended Bucknell University where she met her future husband, Peter. Mrs. More...

Death Notices

GRAVES, R. Clark Jr., of Williamsville, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Sanders) and two children, Eric and Emily. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 178th anniversary

Food and agriculture take center stage as the new commodities for the 178th Erie County Fair. More...

Eighth annual Glen Park Art Festival

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 Glen Avenue, Williamsville

The two-day Glen Park Art Festival had more than 140 vendors inside tents for people to visit along Glen Avenue in Williamsville. More...

Students discuss transition into high school

Over an eight-week period, adults and members of the Amherst Youth Consortium presented information from Search Institute’s 40 Assets for Healthy Youth Development to eighth-graders from Town of Amherst middle schools. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 3   The Barn Katz — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 3   Bobby Militello — Performing as part of the Easy Listening Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 695-8520  More...

Comedy

thurs. 3   More...