Weekly Feature



July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Relatives, friends honor veterans during ceremony

Members of the community gathered Friday for a ceremony at the Amherst Veterans Memorial, where the names of 18 town veterans were unveiled after being engraved on a portion of the memorial wall.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Aiken named new principal at St. Mary’s of Swormville

St. Mary’s of Swormville has named East Amherst resident Mary Jo Aiken as the new principal of St. Mary School. More...

Concert marks bicentennial of hospital

One of the final milestones in Williamsville’s connection to the War of 1812 will be commemorated on Friday evening. The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Credit recovery program gives students a second chance

Amherst schools

Amherst High School Assistant Principal Rich Crozier believes in giving people second chances. More...

Letters to the Editor

Building height, limits come too late

Last summer, the frenzy about the Iskalo Hyatt peaked.  Amherst officials worked on the Hyatt for 18 months, in secret, and sprung it on the community with five days notice. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll students

The following students were named the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year at Sweet Home High School:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

American Legion Band organizes concert   The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post No. 264 will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road in Amherst. The band is directed by Michael Shaw. More...

Sports

South’s Cutrona named Bee’s Female Athlete of the Year

Carissima Cutrona will go down as one of the greatest strikers in the history of Western New York high school girls soccer.  But what made the recent Williamsville South graduate a standout player was her tremendous leadership skills.  More...

Inaugural memorial run, walk slated in honor of late North coach

Greg Stang touched the lives of thousands of young men and women during his 35 years as a teacher and track and cross country coach at Williamsville North High School. Mr. Stang died Dec. 23, 2013.  More...

New Era Baseball tryouts set

Team New Era Baseball will be holding tryouts for its summer 2015 Elite Travel Team, for players ages 9 through 17, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the New Era Park facilities. More...

Business

Frederic Owen Fine Jewelry emphasizes quality, personalized designs

Opening their store three weeks ago, the owners of Frederic Owen Fine Jewelry recently moved to Williamsville after previously residing in metropolitan New York City. More...

Erie County’s largest health fair set for Saturday, Aug. 2

State Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer has announced that he will host Erie County’s largest family health fair again this year. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner   More...

Arts and Culture board offers funding opportunity

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board now has  applications  available  for the possiblity of receiving funding in 2015. Eligible to apply are  nonprofit organizations —   based mainly in the T More...

HAWK signal on Main Street approved

Village of Williamsville officials have confirmed the state Department of Transportation’s approval of a mid-block High-Intensity Activated crossWalK signal. More...

Taste of Williamsville to feature contests, car show

The 26th annual Taste of Williamsville will be held this Sunday, featuring menu items from 16 area restaurants in addition to a car show, pie-baking contest and musical entertainment.  The event will be held from noon to 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Memorial will thrive with community’s help

Bee Editorial

In 2009, Deputy Town Supervisor Guy Marlette initiated the creation of a Veterans Memorial to honor people who served in all branches of the military. More...

Spindle items

• ROAD CONSTRUCTION— The Town of Amherst Highway Department will be performing road construction, such as milling and repaving, on Youngs Road between Main Street and Maple Road starting the week of Monday, Aug. 4. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 1, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Woman interrupts game, makes off with football

Monday, July 21  • A resident of Glenhaven Drive reported that a large group of youths were refusing to move for passing vehicles. The resident also said some of the teens were “pounding on the cars” as they passed.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am extremely disappointed that the Amherst Town Board re-staffed the police department up to 153 officers from the current 150.  More...

Obituaries

William J. Cunningham Jr., established law practice

William J. Cunningham Jr., 83, of Amherst, died  Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Mr. Cunningham was an attorney in the Buffalo area. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland.  More...

Anthony Desmond Browning, textbook broker

Anthony  Desmond  Browning, 63, of  Clarence, died  Wednesday, June  25, 2014.  Mr. Browning was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to England for boarding school at the age of 8. More...

Kurt C. Novak, Air Force pilot

Kurt C. Novak, 70, of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  Mr. Novak served in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

River tour shows off Buffalo’s historic side

Across from the popular Canalside venue in downtown Buffalo stands a gold mine of local history. More...

Summer concert series scheduled at park

A concert featuring a performance by Friends of Harmony will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Amherst. Also, Doug Yeomans will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.   More...

Seven-week nature series offers outdoor experience, discovery

A scenic walk through the woods. Animal tracks. Swaying trees. Naturalist Mary Hughes believes nature encourages a path of reflection.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 31   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 31   LehrerDance — Part of the M&T Bank 45th annual Plaza Event Series, noon Thursday, July 31, on Main Street, downtown Buffalo. www.mtb.com/plazaeventseries  fri. 1   More...

Festivals

thurs. 31-sun. 3   More...