Weekly Feature



August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

STATUE IN POCKET PARK

— Nick and Marcia Roth display a statue they donated to the Williamsville Library. More...

Great Buffalo Jewbilee slated for Aug. 19

The Great Buffalo Jewbilee, a new summer festival for the whole family, will make its debut Sunday, Aug. More...

Mychajliw enters race, begins war of words with McMurray

Prior to last week, the election for New York’s 27th Congressional District was considered to be an open and shut race in which a well-financed Republican incumbent, fortified in a heavily conservative area, would cruise to victory over a Democ More...

Police Blotter

Man walks out of store with meat and rolls

Monday, Aug. 6  • A resident of Randwood Drive reported that a neighbor just called her and said it looked like someone was trying to climb the fence into her backyard.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Prohibition Party an alternative to Democrats, GOP

In a time when people in our state and country are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Democratic and Republican parties, more people are increasingly looking for political alternatives. More...

Sports

TigerSharks shine at end-of-summer meet

The Amherst TigerSharks took to the competitive pool in the end-of-the-summer meet Aug. More...

Matchups set for Coaches Kicking Cancer soccer invite

The Coaches Kicking Cancer Soccer Invitational will be held Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. More...

Silver Surfers claim Senior Softball title

The Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers lost only two games during the 2018 50+ Senior Softball League, with both defeats coming at the hands of BAV Services.  More...

Business

Village Co-op’s membership growing

The Village Co-op Market of Williamsville has reached a key milestone by recruiting more than 200 member owners, according to the market.  The total number of member-owners has more than doubled since May due to their presence at the Williamsvil More...

BEER CRAFT

— Scott Shuler, left, of 12 Gates Brewing Company, and Clay Keel, of 42 North Brewing Company, check the temperature of the craft brew Class is in Session, a joint effort of 20 local brewing co More...

Grants, interest-free loans to help homeowners rehab properties

Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville residents are eligible for grants and interest-free loans through an innovative program designed to help homeowners in need complete their home rehabilitations. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 18   Gathering of the Drums Festival — An indigenous drumming festival, 1-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, front steps and lawn of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; Free. More...

Scottish Festival to be held Aug. 18-19

The Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival will return to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village this weekend from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, at New Road, Amherst. More...

Ceremony to unveil veterans’ names at state park

The town will be hosting an unveiling of veterans’ names at a recognition ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the memorial within Amherst State Park, 400 Mill St., Amherst.  More...

Editorial

Second public expression allows for more feedback

Bee Editorial

Whether it’s a town, village or school board meeting, public participation is a beneficial way for leaders of the community to hear what residents have to say. At the Aug. More...

Spindle items

SEMINARS — The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be holding two beneficial seminars this month that are free to the community.  A seminar titled “Saving Money for College” will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Trustee Deborah Rogers’ quotes in The Buffalo News article last week were very disappointing. She should be stressing the positives and not the negatives. Mayor DeLano’s letters to the editor in The Bee and The Buffalo News were great. More...

Obituaries

Arvind K. Bhargava, director of clinical laboratories at Roswell Park

Arvind K. Bhargava, 76, of East Amherst, died on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.  Mr. Bhargava was born on July 14, 1942 in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. He emigrated from India to Buffalo in 1968 and lived in Western New York until his passing.  More...

William S. White, worked at Erie County Rath Building

William S. White, 89, of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.  Mr. White was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from Kensington High School. He served in the U.S. Army as Technical Sergeant. Mr. More...

Death Notices

BITTERMAN, Mary Lou (nee Frick), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. More...

9-year-old writes book about swimming

As early as 5 years old, Luciana Alessi can remember looking forward to swim class.  “I remember seeing other kids crying about getting in the water and getting their head wet. For me, it was fun,” she said.  More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation plans summer programs

Amherst Youth and Recreation has announced some of its summer programs and open registrations. For more information or to register for a program, call 631-7132 or visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org.  More...