Weekly Feature



September 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Community Walks’ campaign to expand at Sweet Home

The “Community Walks” program initiated last month by administrators and teachers in the Sweet Home School District will be expanded during the first week of October.  The door-to-door campaign was the brainchild of James Ryan, inst More...

Local News

North coach to enter WNY Softball Hall

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rick Bubar has had a lifelong passion for softball as a player and coach, but the Williamsville North junior varsity softball coach was completely shocked when he found out about his induction into the 2017 WNY Softball Hall of Fame.  More...

Daemen administrator to retire

Richard G. Schott, vice president for business affairs and treasurer at Daemen College, said last week that he will retire from his leadership role effective Dec. More...

TURF’S UP

— Williamsville Superintendent Scott Martzloff speaks during Friday’s pre-game opening ceremony of Williamsville East’s new artificial turf field. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When is something going to be done about the speed limit on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville? After attending the Farmers Market, I took my life in my hands trying to cross as people whipped through the village.  More...

Obituaries

William E. Gephardt Jr., president of Frontier Foundry Inc.

William E. Gephardt Jr., 88, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Mr. Gephardt was a 1950 graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. More...

Betty J. Murphy, owner of Williamsville Water Mills

Betty Jean Murphy (nee Niederlander), of Amherst, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.  Mrs. Murphy was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

FENN, Bruce A., of East Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Mr. Fenn is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Sobczyk); one child, Darren; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 22 from St. Gregory the Great Church. More...

Lifestyles

BPO Nation...Bringing affordable acts to WNY

Mike Montoro has been in the business of promoting concerts for more than 40 years. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  More...

Couple celebrate 55th anniversary

Claudia and Alphe Fries of Akron are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.  Alphe Fries married the former Claudia Reger on Sept. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 28   Preschool Story Time — Children 3 to 5 years old are welcome to come enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, crafts and more, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 30 Veteran’s Park Fall Festival — 21st annual Fall Festival includes a basket raffle, chowder, homemade pies, a pumpkin patch, youth games, special activities, free events and an arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Advisory Board hopes for candidates’ attendance at forum

Despite recent criticism from the Democratic, Republican and Conservative party committees in the town, the Open Government Advisory Board is moving ahead in its plan to hold a candidate forum in October.  More...

Village to hold open meeting with Natale officials

The Village Board will hold an open meeting sometime next week with Natale Development officials to further discuss plans to give a portion of Williamsville’s Department of Public Works side yard to the developer.  The Natale meeting was a More...

Editorial

Multiple resources can help seniors, caregivers

Bee Editorial

During the next month, Erie County is hosting a series of classes for people who will take on the role of caregiver to family members in need. More...

Spindle items

• RABIES CLINICS — Last week, my wife and I brought our dog to Erie Community College’s North Campus in Amherst for the county’s rabies clinic. While the line was long when we arrived, it moved quickly. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 29, 1892   The Williamsville Post Office has been notified that bids have been let for covered mail wagon, transfer, mail station, steamboat and star route contracts.  More...

Police Blotter

Arrows create anxiety on Wisteria Avenue

Monday, Sept. 18  • Police responded to a Main Street business where two women were reportedly becoming irate after an employee recognized them as people who had stolen items from the store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Westwood plan creates poor scenario for town

The Westwood development project remains a debacle. The critical issues of mitigating for traffic, sewage disposal and stormwater runoff have not been resolved. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Antique appraisal fair slated The Senior Group of St. Pius X Church will sponsor an antique appraisal fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Father Weber Center at the church, 1700 N. French Road. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

  Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sports Scoreboard

Amherst CentralBoys cross-country: second in Division I at WNY Officials InvitationalGirls cross-country: second in Division I at WNY Officials InvitationalField hockey:  def. Lancaster 4-2; def. More...

East’s defense shuts down Sweet Home on team’s new turf field

Flames cause six turnovers

Williamsville East’s defense has played tough through the first three games of the 2017 football season, but the Flames took it to another level in their artificial turf complex debut.  East’s defense caused six turnovers (five inter More...

Business

Owners of newly opened El Ranchito appreciative of customers’ support

After getting into the restaurant industry more than 24 years ago, Carlos Duarte began a new era in his career on Aug. 3. More...

Insurance carrier ranks high on list

Independent Health is again one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation, according to the 2017-2018 Health Insurance Plan Ratings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private organization dedicated to improving health More...

Events

VFW scholarship contests due Oct. 25 More...