July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Author pens first book, ‘The Flockless Shepherd’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

David, a fictional character in “The Flockless Shepherd,” helps people find their path whether they have drifted from a goal, talent, career or spiritual focus. More...

Firefighters credited with rescue

Eggertsville Hose Company’s past Chief John Buttino and Snyder firefighter Dominic Creamer are credited with rescuing a man from a fire at an Eggert Road house. The fire occurred at approximately 10 a.m. More...

East Spring Street construction set to continue on July 13

Construction and planned improvements set for East Spring Street will move forward on July 13, beginning along Glen Park. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In the area of Catherine Street, police need to be vigilant doing radar. People speed and run stop signs. Also, the area between North Forest to the Elliott Creek bridge, the grass is a foot high and looks terrible. Who should be maintaining this? More...

Obituaries

John J. Hafele, WWII veteran, tool estimator

John J. Hafele, of Amherst, died Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was 92. Mr. Hafele was born in 1922 in Hanover, Germany, before his family immigrated to the United States when he was 4 months old. He attended PS 31 and Seneca Vocational. More...

John Murray, Shoshone Little League founder

John “Jack” Murray Jr., a World War II veteran, founder of Shoshone Little League Football and a Williamsville resident, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was 89. Born in Chicago, Mr. Murray moved to Buffalo as a child. More...

Audrey J. Durphy, Youngstown Women’s Guild member

Audrey Jean Durphy, of Amherst, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. She was 87. Born in 1927 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, she met her husband Duane “Duke” in Salamanca, New York, and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. More...

Lifestyles

KanJam... a Buffalo tradition

Trying to slam-dunk a flying disc into a garbage can might not sound like a conventional summertime activity, but it is increasingly making an appearance in backyards and parks across the nation. More...

Community fun fest planned

A Motion Commotion Fun Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 350 Saratoga Road in Snyder. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 2 Family Fun Thursdays — With Owl Orthodontics, who will present a fun-filled musical performances from entertainer Kevin McCarthy and face painting by Shea, 12:30-2 p.m. More...

Fireworks

thurs. 2 Ken-Ton — Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performing at 7:15 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. More...

Old Home Days to feature parade, midway with new rules

The 38th annual Old Home Days festival returns to Williamsville next week, featuring a parade, midway, food and musical performances in addition to new rules. More...

The Rolling Stones to ‘shine a light’ on Williamsville church’s choir

May the good Lord shine a light on an area church choir performing with The Rolling Stones when their Zip Code Tour comes to the region next week. More...

Independence Day festivities set

The Town of Amherst will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4, near Lake LaSalle at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. More...

Editorial

Heroin problem needs to be addressed

Bee Editorial

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently. More...

Spindle items

• UNVEILING — With the abundance of news content and upcoming events listed in this week’s edition, I wanted to make sure that an important ceremony was not overshadowed. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 3, 1890 Skilled mechanics commenced work last Thursday putting in the new five-ton Coon Refrigerator, or ice machine, in the Williamsville Brewery. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports squirrel stuck in wood-burning stove

Monday, June 22 • A resident of Palmdale Drive reported her lawn is repeatedly littered with papers. She said a neighbor constantly puts the trash on her lawn. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be sure your house has a smoke alarm

The June 23 fire on Eggert Road badly injured a 74-year-old man, who survived, thanks to the heroics of the volunteer firefighters of the Eggertsville Hose Company. More...

Education

Heim Middle School names honor students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 academic year: Grade nine More...

Graduation 2015

Williamsville East High School’s 40th commencement ceremony was held Sunday at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church sponsors free respite care program More...

Sports

Schaefer’s .600 average leads First Team players

Despite the poor weather, it was a fantastic year for Western New York baseball. Players from all classes and all areas fought for division crowns. There were upsets and close games with a lot of drama added into the mix. More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Baseball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — and there&rsqu More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound. More...

Business

Window blinds available on a budget

Whether you’re putting real wood blinds on a bay window or installing vertical cellular shades over a sliding glass door, Kurt Kiener of Budget Blinds in Clarence has you covered — literally. More...

NAWBO chapter elects Snyder resident as new president

Sabina Ramsey of Snyder was recently elected president of the Buffalo-Niagara chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo Niagara. More...

Business Briefs

Joseph P. Heins of Amherst was recently named an “Up and Coming Attorney” at The Daily Record’s 2015 Excellence in Law awards. Heins was honored during a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on June 17. More...