August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man accused of multiple burglaries

Amherst police arrested a town man on Aug. 20 for allegedly burglarizing residences near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. More...

Local News

AIMING FOR A RINGER

— Eric Premielewski prepares to throw his horseshoes during an annual league tournament held Saturday. More...

IN HARMONY

— Members of the Friends of Harmony perform at Island Park on Aug. 19 as part of the Seven Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series. More...

Bishop to visit area school

To mark the start of the new academic year, the bishop of Buffalo will greet students, families, faculty and staff of SS. Peter & Paul School during a special visit on Wednesday, Sept. 3. More...

Police Blotter

Heim Road gets carpeted

Monday, Aug. 18 • Police were called to a home on Darwin Drive, where a woman said there were three bats in her house. She reported that two were contained while the other was on the kitchen ceiling. More...

Obituaries

Monroe A. Gilbert, longtime educator, organizer of Bluebird Baseball Club

Monroe Allen Gilbert, 93, formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Mr. Gilbert lived in Williamsville for the first 30 years of his life and was the son of former Town Clerk Martin Gilbert. While in Williamsville, Mr. More...

Death Notices

JANKOWIAK, Patricia T., of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Mrs. Jankowiak is survived by one sister, Delphine Brinkhus. She was preceded in death by her companion, Elliot Gale, and one brother, Thomas. Services were held privately. More...

Donald H. Farr, Williamsville educator

Donald H. Farr, 79, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Farr was a 1952 graduate of Kensington High School. More...

Sports

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY Center to open in Amherst

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY is opening a new, full-time center within the Hopkins Square Plaza at 1560 Hopkins Road across from Williamsville North High School. More...

CHAMPS

— Tristar Auto/Overtime Sports Grill defeated Vinny’s Aug. More...

Diver Scherer finishes third at world championships

Williamsville resident Donn Scherer finished third in the 1-meter springboard diving in his age group (70 to 79) and 19th in the 50-meter breaststroke at the recent FINA World Masters Aquatics Championships in Montreal. More...

Business

Redline Rentals of Buffalo makes available high-performance, luxury vehicles

While attending college together and earning business degrees, Greg Straus and Matt Bona noticed a big-city trend they felt would be a good business for the Buffalo region. More...

Business Briefs

Elderwood Village at Williamsville, 5271 Main St., recently created a partnership with the Amherst Center for Senior Services that provides all current and incoming residents a free lifetime membership to the Amherst Senior Center upon admission. More...

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner More...

Schools introduce new technologies

Updates for 2014-15

Williamsville and Amherst schools will be implementing new initiatives next week as the 2014-15 academic year begins. More...

Town receives state grant initiated 20 years ago

In attempting to collect nearly $350,000 in state reimbursement for a recent open-space acquisition, the Town of Amherst was notified it had an active, yet unfulfilled, 20-year-old grant worth $206,000 through the state Parks Department. More...

Village continues discussion on proposed landmarks

Williamsville’s Historic Preservation Commission, which has catalogued historically significant properties in the village, will soon be creating a set of design guidelines. More...

Editorial

Safety of children should be first priority

Bee Editorial

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

Spindle items

• THE MOST CONFUSING TIME OF THE YEAR — This past week, I came to a conclusion: I have no idea what season this is, even though the calendar reads “August.” More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoAug. 29, 1889 Mr. George Zent has sold another of his diminutive mules to exhibitors at the Buffalo International Fair. Hobart Ayer shot a crane last week measuring six feet, nine inches from tip to tip of its wings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed building causes safety issues

While no one in the community will dispute that the current Main Street and Hirschfield Drive small plaza is an unkempt property, the newly proposed, three-story, mixed-use building recently presented is way too much building for the space. More...

Landlord licenses to enhance village

If one bad apple spoils the whole bunch, then the same can be said for decrepit properties, too. More...

Anti-fracking law must be developed

In response to Dennis Holbrook’s letter in The Bee on Aug. 8, let us first make it clear that he is past executive vice president for Buffalo-based Norse Energy and has connections with the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York. More...

Education

Amherst High School names honor students Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade nine

Brianna Alaimo, Zainab Albofradi, Thomas Altmeyer, Patricia Andrews, Zoe Appler, Taylor Balser, Jenna Battaglia, Steven Beckman, Elliot Biltekoff, Emily Bitka, Victorianna Boggio, Amanda Borowski, Elizabeth Brokob, Jacob Burke, Emanuel Burks, Marguer More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free tastings slated at Tops Friendly Markets A variety of free taste samples, including venison, local beer options, antipasto, Yancey’s fancy cheese, Perry’s ice cream and more, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

What's Going On

Free tastings slated at Tops Friendly Markets A variety of free taste samples, including venison, local beer options, antipasto, Yancey’s fancy cheese, Perry’s ice cream and more, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. 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. A showing of “Labor Day” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Activity Room A. More...

Couple wed in evening ceremony at Country Club of Buffalo

Shelby Christine Zimdahl married Michael Joseph Peck during an evening ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Country Club of Buffalo. The bride is the daughter of Susan and Dr. Walter Zimdahl Jr. of Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Dance

tues. 2 Lindy Fix — Dance to big band, classic swing and contemporary swing with DJ Mark, 8-8:30 (beginner lesson), 8:30-10 (dance), Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St., Buffalo; $ - no partner necessary. More...