Weekly Feature



September 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Oktoberfest festivities set for this weekend

This year’s Oktoberfest celebration in the Village of Williamsville will feature a variety of events, such as a 5K run, parade, live music, children’s activities, and a new German Dessert and Pie Contest. More...

Local News

Southern gospel groups to perform at CrossPoint

Family Life Ministries will present three groups in southern gospel music, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Legacy Five and Greater Vision, on the same stage Friday, Oct. More...

NEW EXHIBIT

— Susan Grelick and BNHV President John Heffron stand in Buffalo Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s new exhibit, “Let's Eat! More...

Changes in enrollment to be made for Enhanced STAR, Low-Income Senior exemptions

New York State is making changes to how residents older than age 65 enroll in the Enhanced STAR program, and also to those residents older than 65 who have both the Enhanced STAR program and the Low-Income Senior Exemption.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s car locks filled with glue

Monday, Sept. 10  • An employee of a Transit Road family store and donation center reported that occupants of two vehicles were stealing items from the donation bin. More...

Letters to the Editor

Clean energy the way of the future

Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $15 million to build New York’s clean energy workforce. This is good news, since new energy technologies can provide improved resilience in the face of extreme weather. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club to meet Sept. 26 Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst. More...

Sports

Legends persevere over Spartans in section final rematch

Lancaster’s football team was definitely not at full strength heading into its road game at Williamsville North on Friday.  Throughout the week, 25 players either missed practice or went home early due to flu-like symptoms. More...

South girls volleyball wins Sweet Home Tourney for first time

Williamsville South’s girls volleyball team has the potential to have a very special season. More...

North boys volleyball improves league record

Williamsville North’s boys volleyball team improved to 2-1 in ECIC I after beating West Seneca West, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 on the road on Sept. 12.  More...

Business

Unshackle Upstate names new executive director

Unshackle Upstate’s executive board recently announced that Michael Kracker, a Williamsville South High School graduate, has been chosen to serve as the organization’s new executive director.  More...

Williamsville resident joins Lake Shore Bancorp Inc.

Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, has welcomed Jared Sedor as assistant vice president and commercial loan officer. More...

Trinity Medical primary care office opens in Amherst

Trinity Medical WNY has opened a new primary care practice in Amherst and has welcomed several new physicians to its medical staff. More...

Albright-Knox installation coming to Bassett Park

In conjunction with the the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Town of Amherst will be bringing public art to Bassett Park.  At Monday’s Town Board work session, Aaron Ott, Albright-Knox curator for public art, presented information about the More...

A song to remember

For 83-year-old Robert Carmichael, some days are better than others.  There are days in which he is the spirited performer who came to the United States from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1960s with an unmistakable accent and an animated per More...

Editorial

Amherst business finalist in 43North competition

Bee Editorial

It’s always exciting to see a business in Amherst achieve something big or small. Empire State Development has recently announced the 18 finalists of this year’s 43North competition, and one of the finalists, Dimien, hails from Amherst. More...

Spindle items

• COMMUNITY WALKS — The Sweet Home Central School District is looking to build relationships and work toward its mission of “one community.”  The district will be participating in its fourth round of community visits Sept More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 21, 1893   Misses Jennie and Ada Schenck of Snyder are spending a couple weeks at the World’s Fair.  Plenty of rain at Getzville.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I agree that Williamsville School taxes are outrageous, but it’s more than our taxes increasing. We need to look into who they are paying and what they are doing with tax dollars.  .Gov. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. McIsaac, professor, musician and World War II veteran

Robert James McIsaac, 95, of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.  Mr. McIsaac was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Ithaca, New York, after his father’s death in 1929. He was a resident of Amherst for almost 40 years.  More...

Martin L. Quinn III, Snyder Pharmacy owner

Martin L. Quinn III, 90, of Snyder, New York, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.  Mr. Quinn was born on Feb. 28, 1928, to Martin L. Quinn Jr. and Katherine Dowdall Quinn. He graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

BOLOGNESE, Russell J., of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Mr. Bolognese is survived by two children, Katherine Bolognese Gress and Alex Bolognese; four grandchildren; one sibling, Paul Bolognese; and his fiancee, Trish Rollison. More...

Lifestyles

History comes to life through MARBLE ORCHARD GHOST WALKS

Ghosts of Lewiston’s historic past will emerge from the shadows as the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks return this weekend. More...

Weinberg Campus couples renew marriage vows

Nineteen married couples living at Weinberg Campus in Getzville celebrated more than 1,000 collective years of marriage at a nondenominational wedding vow renewal ceremony on Friday.  The ceremony was part of a weeklong celebration at the campus More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Judy and Paul Quagliana of Snyder celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. A family celebration on Thanksgiving Day in Washington, D.C., is also being planned.  Paul Quagliana married the former Judy Nebrich on Sept. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 20   Karuna Trio — With Hamid Drake (drumset, vocal), Adam Rudolph (hand drumset, percussion, electronics, multiphone vocal), and Ralph M. Jones (saxophones), 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

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