Weekly Feature



April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Conquering Ellicott Creek

The raging waters of Ellicott Creek in Glen Park were no match for Dave Yaeger, above, as he and his brother, Paul, carried their kayaks along the east bank of the creek at noontime on Saturday, ente More...

Local News

Farmers Market to open May 20

Tenth anniversary

The Williamsville Farmers Market is preparing for its 10th anniversary this year, with Mill Plaza on East Spring Street as its permanent venue.  According to Ellie Grenauer, organizer of the Farmers Market, the move back to the area in front of More...

IT’S OFFICIAL

- The Snyder Fire Department and Snyder Fire District held its 101st annual Department Inspection and Installation of Chief Officers event Saturday at Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

Williamsville schools awarded in competition

Two Williamsville schools are among the winning entries in the 2017 Rain Barrel Painting Contest, according to the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning. More...

Police Blotter

Drunken, homeless man enters resident’s home

Saturday, April 15  • An Eggert Road resident reported that an unknown, intoxicated, homeless man wandered into his home. Police responded to the area, located the man and transported him to a family member’s home. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village shouldn’t make land swap with developer

The village should not trade parkland for apartments and a parking lot.  Village government should not be permitted to trade an approximately 2-acre, square piece of South Long Park — currently used for softball, cricket and soccer — More...

Meeting House hosts numerous successful events

The Meeting House, on Main Street near Mill Street in the Village of Williamsville, was built as a church in 1871.  The historic edifice still stands, lovingly restored and still used for church gatherings on Sunday mornings.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Stephens to hold flea market   St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the church, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

WNY Unified Basketball program bolsters community in second year

In an effort to develop community both on and off the court, and throughout the school year, high schools in 12 Western New York districts are creating unified basketball teams this year, in partnership with Special Olympics New York. More...

Pancake breakfast planned at post

AMVETS Post 49 will host a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 30, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. There is a suggested donation of $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10 years old.   More...

Youth Briefs

Amherst Youth Work$ program has youth 12 to 19 years of age to help with indoor and outdoor jobs for spring cleanup. They also will provide help with organizing, babysitting, party preparation, computer tutoring, errands and more. More...

Business

Chamber remains a source for insurance help

As I write this, discussions are ongoing in Washington relative to the dismantling of our current health insurance system. It is possible that, as soon as next week, we will have information on systemic changes to the current process. More...

Eagle House celebrates 40 years of family’s ownership, history

For the past 40 years, The Eagle House Restaurant at 5578 Main St., Williamsville, has been carrying on the tradition of its historical ambience through the ownership of the Hanny family.  Now run by its general manager, Tricia Browne, the resta More...

Events

Partnership to feature student panel More...

Town seeks to restrict clinic locations

Chemical dependency facilities

The Town Board, during a special meeting on Monday, unanimously approved a resolution directing town officials to draft a zoning code amendment to restrict the location of medical facilities that dispense chemical dependency treatment medications. More...

Town officials seek flooding information

The Supervisor’s Office is seeking information from residents who experienced flooding inside their homes or on their properties as a result of the more than two inches of rain that fell Thursday.  More...

Editorial

Ride-sharing can offer opportunities for WNY

Bee Editorial

It’s an interesting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

• THE SIGNAL — Nearly three years after the state’s approval of a mid-block, High-intensity Activated crossWalK signal — or HAWK device — to be installed on Main Street in Williamsville, village officials recently said th More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 28, 1892   The enterprising proprietor of Amherst Villa, Mr. Charles Lautz, is now having built a new house for his thoroughbred porkers.  Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the man who keyed my car in Wegmans, what a very nasty thing for you to do. May the Lord forgive you on this Holy Saturday for having such horrible anger issues.  More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Salmon, founder of Arbordale Nurseries

Richard “Dick” A. Salmon, 86, of Amherst, died Friday, April 14, 2017.  Mr. Salmon started working in horticulture at Brown Brothers Nurseries in Penfield, New York, budding roses at the age of 9.  As a Korean War veteran, Mr. More...

Death Notices

KUZON, Brian J., of Amherst, died Sunday, April 16, 2017. Mr. Kuzon is survived by his wife, Heather (nee Ransom); one child, Jack; and parents, Gordon and Sally Kuzon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 21 at St. More...

Sports

Amherst softball earns split at tournament

Wins league game over Sweet Home

Amherst’s softball team managed to split its games in Saturday’s “Just Show Up” Gerry Gentner Memorial Invitational at the softball diamonds at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  The Lady Tigers blanked West Seneca West, 1 More...

Amherst girls lax falls to Lake Shore in section final rematch

The Amherst and Lake Shore girls lacrosse teams are familiar with each other, meeting in the past five Section VI Class C title games. More...

North softball’s Nicosia signs with Canisius

Shute to pole vault at West Virginia

As soon as Emily Nicosia and Mikayla Shute both made their official visits to their colleges, the Williamsville North seniors both knew that is where they would like to spend the next four years.  On Monday, Nicosia signed to play softball at Ca More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 27   Bending the Basics Drawing — A class that approaches the elements of art and principles of design in three exercises, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at ART247, 247 Market St., Lockport; $35 per class. More...

Theatre

thurs. 27   More...

Concerts

fri. 28   More...