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August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ceremony of Remembrance set for Sept. 10

The Town of Amherst will conduct its annual “9/ll Ceremony of Remembrance” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. More...

Local News

FOR CHARITY

— Runners begin the Tops 5K/10K Run and Family Walk to support Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Saturday morning. More...

Leadership program to begin in October

Emerging Business Leaders and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce beginning in the fall will be offering an EBL Leadership Program for Western New York’s young professionals. The program will last eight months, running from Friday, Oct. More...

Construction set to begin on new building at ECC

Backed by county, regional and state representation, and joined by its entire faculty and staff, SUNY Erie Community College experienced the start of construction on its long-awaited Science, Technology Engineering and Math academic center at North C More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a solution to monthly complaints by residents on cut-through corridors, the Amherst Traffic Safety Board will open a special YouTube account where residents can post video of traffic law violators. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas Aquino, chemical engineer

Nicholas Aquino, 80, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Mr. Aquino grew up in the Village of Williamsville and was a graduate of Williamsville Central High School in 1954. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Death Notices

BOURIS, Renee M. (nee Mangano), of East Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Mrs. Bouris is survived by her husband, Ari; one child, Peter; and one sibling, Joseph. A funeral liturgy was held Friday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

MusicalFare Theatre’s 27th season includes regional premieres, classic hits

The intimate space occupied by MusicalFare Theatre will soon be filled with the dynamic sights and sounds of its 27th season, beginning Sept. 7.

Attendees of the season’s performance of “Gypsy,” which will run Sept. 7 through Oct. 9, can experience a 15-member cast bringing the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee to life. More...

Second annual pulled pork dinner planned

Betsy Ross Levant No. 695 will host its second annual pulled pork dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sweet Home Masonic Hall, 641 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922. A flu shot clinic for ages 18 and up will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

sat. 3 Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market — Summer market features vendors and music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 3 Taste of Niagara Falls Food Festival — Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. FallsStreet.com More...

Schools, students ready for new academic year

Students across the town will head back to school next week, with some changes awaiting them in the classrooms. Each of the three districts have some changes for students and parents in the upcoming school year. More...

Events to create awareness for suicide prevention

Events in the area are being held in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week — Monday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Remember to be safe, intelligent as school begins

Bee Editorial

Streets will soon be filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks. More...

Spindle items

• IN ONE SHOT — I want to offer my congratulations to 10-year-old Tyler Delisanti, who was able to achieve a great feat last week at Audubon Golf Course. Tyler struck a hole-in-one at the par-3 course on the second hole with a 9-iron. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 3, 1891 More...

Police Blotter

‘Loud hooting, hollering’ prompt complaint

Friday, Aug. 19 • A resident of Saratoga Road called to report four teens playing with Airsoft guns near the old water tower. • A woman wearing white glasses and carrying three big bags was reported by a resident of North Brier Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

New school year allows fresh start on healthy foods

With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. That’s right, school food. More...

UB expansion questions linger

Reading David Sherman’s column last week, revisiting the controversy over the location of the university campus of decades ago, was interesting if not totally enlightening. More...

Sports

North football motivated for deep postseason run

Spartans to debut new turf field, lights

Williamsville North has been one of the top football teams in Western New York in recent years, reaching the Class A state finals in 2013 and losing in the Section VI Class AA and A semifinals, respectively, the past two years. More...

Sacred Heart soccer repeats as Dan Durick Memorial Tourney champs

DiMarco named MVP

Sacred Heart’s girls soccer team put an emphatic statement on the beginning of the 2016 season, downing City Honors, 8-2, in the first round Friday and Tonawanda, 7-0, in the final Saturday to repeat as champions of the Dan Durick Memorial Tour More...

Strong nucleus paces reigning division champ North

Boys golf

Williamsville North has fielded strong boys golf teams in recent memory as evident by four division titles over the past five years, including an 8-0 record last fall in the ECIC North Large School division. More...

Business

Namaste Cuisine of India ‘welcomes’ customers to its fare

After working for a short time as a high school math teacher in Punjab, India, Jasvir Grewel moved to America in 1992 in search of new opportunities. More...

Lasertron hot spot hosting adult events

Looking for a spot to host your next event? Lasertron offers a variety of activities for adult get-togethers, corporate team-building events and company parties. More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Sweet Jenny’s, 56 E. Spring St., Williamsville. More...