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August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NEW PLAYGROUND

— Brittany Bucelli, left, and Nina Bucelli talk with Kim and William Wilson while sitting on playground equipment recently installed by community volunteers at Billy Wilson Park on Hopkins near More...

Local News

B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ to take flight over Buffalo

The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans tour will visit Buffalo with the World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden” on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. More...

Fundraiser to benefit Sisters of St. Francis

The Sisters of St. More...

Chamber’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ program set for Aug. 15

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Portable toilet found knocked to the ground

Sunday, July 30  • A person on Paradise Road reported a portable toilet, which was placed near a construction area, had been knocked to the ground overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Valuable service provided by health fair

I wanted to thank our state senator, Michael Ranzenhofer, for Saturday’s educational, informational and beneficial 2017 Family Health Fair, co-sponsored by Kaleida Health and the Amherst Senior Center in conjunction with our Assemblyman Ray Wal More...

Food donations greatly appreciated

The children of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Williamsville thank our friends and neighbors for their help in collecting food for the hungry people of Buffalo.  More...

Climate change of larger impact

This is in response to an article from Edward Rath regarding an Erie County resolution on wind turbines near the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  More...

Education

Williamsville East names fourth quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for fourth quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12  More...

Sports

Glory Days’ 60+ division playoffs begin

50+ division’s attempt to play makeup doubleheaders washed out

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently took on the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs at Westwood Park in the opening round of the Glory Days Softball League’s 60+ Division playoffs.  Leo Noe (East Amherst) and Dave Weinman led the charge durin More...

South girls golf team seeking players

The Williamsville South varsity girls golf team will begin the 2017 fall season with a practice at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road.  Players should meet at the pavilion near the clubhouse. More...

CHAMPIONS

— The Amherst Girls Softball League Dodgers used strong pitching, powerful hitting and excellent fielding to defeat the Orioles, 11-1, July 11, for the major division title. More...

Business

Helping advocate, push for positive changes

Advocacy — advancing the regional agenda through business leadership — was one of the major objectives identified in our recent Strategic Plan. More...

The Decks’ custom rails: Wrought iron products crafted by family business

Once housed inside a small barn on Transit and Stahley roads, Old Dutchman’s Wrought Iron Inc. is now equipped with state-of-the art machinery to create wrought iron-based products within its 20,000-square-foot building.  More...

Events

Hilbert College names new board members More...

Breaking News - 8/9/2017 10:10 AM

Candidate forum draws ire of political parties

Joe Heins, campaign manager for the Amherst Republican Committee, expressed in an Aug. 4 statement the organization’s displeasure in a candidate forum planned for the fall and hosted by the town’s Open Government Advisory Board. More...

Baynes named Chamber’s new president

DiPirro to remain CEO

Anthony Baynes Jr. will become president of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce on Sept. More...

Editorial

Vaccinations necessary for all U.S. children

Bee Editorial

August, for many people, is known for hot summer days, back-to-school shopping and generally, celebrating the last bit of summer. More...

Spindle items

• RECEIVING AN HONOR — The National Society of High School Scholars recently honored Jacob Haas, a Sweet Home High School student, in selecting him to be a member of the organization. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1892   Miss Emma Kummel is enjoying a two-week vacation for her duties as book-keeper of the Dodge Roller Mills.  Miss Margie Hartman had a severe dunking in the Ellicott Creek on Saturday, falling from Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I don’t know how it could be called the Glen Park Art Festival when at least three-quarters of the stands were selling jewelry. That is not an art festival. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Spoth, 99; longtime Swormville firefighter

Robert J. More...

Death Notices

HEER, Raymond F., of Williamsville, died Sunday, July 30, 2017. Mr. Heer is survived by two children, Lisa D’Amico and Darryl, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, and one child, Durand. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s Apartments slates vendor fair   Williamsville’s historic St. Mary’s Apartments, located at 400 Mill St., near Amherst State Park, will host a variety of vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. More...

Lifestyles

NOODLE WORK

— Participants in Pioneer Day Camp, held in July at Amherst’s Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, use pool noodles to construct replica log cabins. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  Shirley Chen, an opera singer, will perform at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. More...

Daughters of mothers with MS to hold fundraiser

Shannon Polvino of Amherst and Melissa Fargino of Grand Island are best friends who both have mothers living with multiple sclerosis. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10   Dosareality — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, at the corner of Main and Rock streets, Williamsville.  More...

Performance

thurs. 10   The New Direction Band — Will perform at the Lackawanna Senior Center Concert in the Park, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna. www.thenewdirectionband.com  More...

Concerts

thurs. 10   Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 10, as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, with music starting at 5 p.m. at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  More...