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June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Village garden walk applications due July 1

The Village of Williamsville will hold its 13th annual self-guided garden walk with about 30 participating gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16. More...

Annual 5K race series continues July 6

The Fabulous 5K Race Series, which is now in its eighth year, will host its second event, the Loughran’s Alumni Cup 5K Run, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. More...

Veterans event set for Aug. 28; applications due July 5

The Amherst Veterans Committee on Sunday, Aug. 28, will hold a ceremony to unveil the names of the next group of service members to be inscribed on the wall at the Amherst Veterans Memorial. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports neighbor left dead bird on his home’s front steps

Saturday, June 11 • A resident of Presidents Walk reported that a group of youths, who were playing basketball in a neighbor’s driveway, were being loud and disruptive. Police responded and advised the youths of the complaint. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Energy Conservation Citizens Committee minutes of February 2014 clearly state that solar panels are not feasible at the wastewater treatment plant. Fast forward to the June 2016 minutes where an 800-kw solar facility is proposed for the WWTP. More...

Education

Amherst High School posts honor roll students

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year: Grade eight More...

Sports

First Team’s majority reached state playoffs

Great teams typically comprise great players, and the 2016 All-Bee Softball Team is no exception. More...

State semifinalist Depew’s Seelig tabbed All-Bee Coach of the Year

Sometimes, for a coach, the toughest thing to do is to make a strategic or lineup change, even if things aren’t going as well as planned. More...

All-Bee Softball Teams named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the fifth annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team. More...

Business

Chamber lauds region’s young professionals

The percentage of college graduates between the ages of 20 and 34 increased in Western New York by 34 percent from 2010 to 2012. More...

Univera receives honor as ‘healthiest company’

Amherst-based Univera Healthcare was recently honored as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” for its efforts to prioritize employee health and create a culture of wellness. More...

Daemen recognized for campus safety

Daemen College has been recognized as one of the safest colleges in New York in a new statewide list released by backgroundchecks.org. More...

Neighbor’s historic preservation application deemed incomplete

The Historic Preservation Commission during its meeting on June 14 decided that an application, submitted to request a historical designation of a Harlem Road house, was incomplete. More...

Subdivision amendments returned to Planning office

The Town Board on Monday sent to the Planning Department possible text amendments in the town code regulating subdivisions. More...

Glendale principal caps 24-year career

There was a surprising encore at Glendale Elementary School’s recent fifth-grade chorus concert. Principal Joyce Brace was asked to join the students on stage. More...

Editorial

Common sense, safety needed to enjoy the pool

Bee Editorial

Summer has begun, and children and adults have been looking to cool off during these especially hot days. Many people take a dip in the swimming pool for some relief from the heat, or they relax in the water with a flotation device. More...

Spindle items

• HELP IS AVAILABLE — In a recent Bee Heard entry, a caller said, “Getting the pass for the pool at the Northtown facility is very difficult for handicapped people; it’s a long walk from the parking lot to the elevator, then fr More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 25, 1891 As Mr. John Gerlach was driving down Washington Street, Buffalo, last Saturday, he was struck on the head by a bottle thrown from a third-story window of Canisius College by a student. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BRAUN, John A. Jr., of Amherst, died Thursday, June 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Lucy G. (nee Kreutzer); two daughters, Marilu Gehen and Jennifer Stevenson; one son, Kenneth G. Kreutzer; and three grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville depot to host cruise night A family fun event will be held at the Williamsville Train Depot Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 27, at 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. More...

Lifestyles

CRAFT CRUISERS

...a hot summer attraction

With all of the exciting summertime activities in Western New York, there is one that stands out because it combines two hobbies that many people enjoy: bike riding and drinking. More...

Series to discuss opioid epidemic

As part of the UB Newman Center Bridge Lecture Series, Dr. Nancy Campbell-Heider, professor at UB, will discuss “Combating the Opioid Epidemic in Young Adults” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. More...

Couple celebrate 65th anniversary

Jeanette and Allen Turton of East Amherst celebrated 65 years of marriage with a surprise party and a catered dinner. Allen Turton married the former Jeanette Spoth on June 16, 1951, at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville. More...