July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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New Rotary Club seeks to effect change through service

There’s a new social club in town — one that is nixing the cocktail hours and freshly pressed suits in favor of jeans and a pair of work gloves. (See editorial on page four) More...

Police investigating hazardous chemical discovery Next ‘Fabulous 5K’ race set for July 29

Amherst police are investigating the discovery of potentially hazardous chemicals in an apartment on Le Brun Circle. According to police reports, National Fuel representatives at approximately 4 p.m. More...

Village Board speaks on property maintenance, citation procedures

During Monday’s meeting of the Village Board, a few residents raised concerns on property maintenance and vacancies. This involved the overgrowth of grass and weeds, in addition to rodents. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports egg thrown at his vehicle

Monday, July 20 • An 8-year-old boy was reportedly igniting fireworks on the front lawn of a Berehaven Drive property. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rose paid his debt; time to move on

Thank you very much for the very well-written viewpoint on Pete Rose in the July 23 Bee. Mr. Sherman’s viewpoint clearly is honest and recognizes Mr. Rose for who he truly had been during his baseball years as a player. Mr. More...

Rose should accept his punishment

Let’s see if I have this all straight. Pete Rose bet on baseball games while managing the Reds but denied it. He agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball. More...

Sports

South’s Castronova, Amherst’s Devlin share Bee’s Male Athlete of Year honor

Sam Castronova and Kellen Devlin excelled in their respective sports so much so that both share the 2015 Amherst Bee Male Athlete of the Year honor. More...

Story time with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts

WWE Hall of Famer to perform one-man ‘Unspoken Word’ Tour at 1811 Comics

Jake “The Snake” Roberts has seen and heard everything in over 40 years in professional wrestling. More...

South girls golf team looking for players

The Williamsville South varsity girls golf team will begin its fall season at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 at the driving range at Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road. More...

Business

Cabernet’s Wine Cafe ‘feels like home’ to patrons

Nestled off Main Street, between Evans and Mill streets, is a quaint wine bar that has been bringing people together for nine years. Cabernet’s Wine Cafe opened in May 2006 at 9 N. Ellicott Street in Williamsville. More...

Hess brings claims experience to agency

Deborah Hess has been with Terranova Insurance for one month and is already enjoying a new career experience. More...

Chamber hosts Medicare workshop on July 31

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a Medicare 101 workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, in the Chamber conference room, 400 Essjay Road, Amherst. More...

‘Taste’ to feature 16 restaurants

The 27th annual Taste of Williamsville, set to be held from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Island Park in Williamsville, will feature food by 16 area restaurants in addition to a car show and pie-baking contest. More...

Hotel-related hearing adjourned

The Town Board last week adjourned, until Nov. 2, a public hearing regarding a requested rezoning of a Corporate Parkway parcel where a developer is seeking to build a six-story hotel. More...

ART FESTIVAL

— Bridget Falk, left, owner of Buffalo Art Glass, shows a selection of suncatchers to Kathy Bryniarski and Rolf Ekman on Saturday during the sixth annual Glen Park Art Festival. More...

Editorial

Rotary provides opportunities for involvement

Bee Editorial

The first Rotary club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905. He initiated the Rotary Club of Chicago as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. More...

Spindle items

• BOOK THE DATE — In the past I have discussed the great information that people can receive by visiting the Museum of disABILITY. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 31, 1890 The Rev. George P. Rutledge left Monday for Hagerstown, Pa., where he has gone to meet his mother, who will return with him this week. The threshers are busy in this section. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the Amherst Highway Department for finally striping Brompton. It’s been a while since it was done, and we really appreciate it. More...

Obituaries

Sean Fahey, nurse, bicyclist

Sean Fahey, of Williamsville, died Monday, July 13, 2015. He was 54. Mr. Fahey was born Jan. 6, 1961, in Bath, New York, and graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1979. More...

Dr. R. Todd Evans, professor, dental research scientist

Dr. R. Todd Evans, of Buffalo, died Thursday, July 16, 2015. He was 82. Born Oct. More...

Joseph C. Toscano, Boulevard Mall Bootery owner

Joseph C. Toscano of East Amherst, a retired children’s shoe store owner, died Thursday, July 9, 2015. He was 82. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair

prepares for 176th exhibition

For the 176th year, the Hamburg Fairgrounds are being prepared for the footsteps of fried dough-toting fairgoers who will visit the venue for the Erie County Fair, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

Guitar jam planned at Garrison Park

As part of “7 Tuesdays in the Park,” Guitars at Garrison Park, with Dan and Melanie Browning, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Garrison Road, South Ellicott Street and Park Drive. Bring a guitar to jam. More...

Gnarbox, Kickstarter project surpass goal

A shared interest in technology and skiing brought a team together to create a product that can better manage high-definition photographs and videos without the use of a laptop. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Art

sat. 1 Geminoid — Two art shows in one by Chris McGee, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continues through Oct. 1 at McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...