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August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Club’s new president seeks successful year

After serving as treasurer of the Rotary Club of Williamsville for the past two years, Kevin O’Donnell has taken the helm of the 36-member organization and is hoping to increase its presence in the community during his year of presidency.  More...

Local News

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

— The Lake Erie Italian Club has awarded $1,000 to three college-bound area graduates. More...

Public hearing to consider treatment center location restrictions

The Town Board’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, when seven public hearings will be held. More...

5K to fund smart home for local veteran

After last year’s inaugural race, the Buffalo chapter of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is holding its second annual 5K walk/run at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed clinic’s relocation was wise decision

I applaud Catholic Health’s decision to move its proposed drug treatment clinic out of a residential neighborhood and into a commercial/ industrial park.  More...

Health fair’s success benefits community

Earlier this month, I sponsored Erie County’s largest family health fair for a sixth time, and it was our most successful event ever.  More than 1,000 residents attended the three-hour fair to learn more about their health and partake in 1 More...

Sports

Lowe succeeds coaching legend at Sweet Home

McDuffie transfers back

A new face will be roaming the sidelines during Sweet Home football games.  More...

South football undergoing youth movement

There are many new faces on the Williamsville South football team.  Only 13 players return, including five starters on offense and another four on defense. More...

North boys golf’s lineup is a mystery

Spartans return section champ

Williamsville North has been one of the top boys golf programs in Section VI in recent memory.  In the 13 years John Burns has been coach, 81 players have qualified for ECICs, 34 have reached sectionals and 15 have qualified for the state meet.& More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 31   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

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Theatre

thurs. 31   Forever Plaid — The off-Broadway musical revue will conclude its one-week run at 3 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Fallsview Casino Resort Avalon Ballroom Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada; $. More...

Racist graffiti discovered at school playground

Tagging is second in one week

One week after racist graffiti was discovered on a playground in the Amherst School District, Williamsville Central administrators reported that their district property had also been vandalized.  According to district officials, graffiti was fou More...

Tax rates drop at Sweet Home

Taxpayers in the Sweet Home Central School District got some good news last week: Tax rates are going down.  While the 2017-18 budget was approved by district voters in May, final state aid and assessment figures have since been calculated.  More...

Editorial

Uber Zone will aid stadium attendees

Bee Editorial

Three preseason games are in the books for the Buffalo Bills, and while the results might have not been ideal for Bills fans, there was one group that won big: Uber.  Before the games, the ride-sharing service and official partner of the Bills o More...

Spindle items

• VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES — One piece of knowledge I have learned throughout the years is that, although it may be a cliché, when an opportunity knocks, be sure you answer.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 1, 1892   We are indebted to Mr. B.F. Miller for several fine tomatoes, a new variety called the “Ponderosa.” It is solid and has few seeds.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m still perplexed as to why Amherst has to pay $4 million to a person who blatantly disregards all rules and regulations on his property and also still gets to keep the property. More...

Obituaries

Katherine E. Smith, secretary in Amherst Engineering Department

Katherine “Kate” E. Smith (nee Haase), of Williamsville, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  More...

Death Notices

GALLO, Peggy (nee Skrobat), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Mrs. Gallo is survived by one child, James, and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Open...

Showcasing work from more than 100 local artisans

Western New Yorkers will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from local artists in the first weekend of December in preparation for the holiday season.   More...

After-school program registration open

After-school program registration for the 2017-18 school year is now open. The programs take place during the school year from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. An extended afternoon program is also available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Amherst plans 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The Town of Amherst will conduct its annual “9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance” at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Business

Western New York Pediatric Associates joins physicians’ group

Western New York Pediatric Associates, located at 5800 Big Tree Road, recently became one of four independent and premier pediatric practices to come together to form the Medical Health Associates of Western New York, according to a release from the More...

Daemen honored for recycling initiative

Daemen College has been honored with a Certificate of Donation in recognition of the institution’s contributions to a recycling fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. More...

County to sponsor caregiver classes

Erie County officials are sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” an educational series designed to provide people with the tools needed in caregiving, beginning later this month.  Classes consist of six sessions held once per we More...