Weekly Feature



July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dinner concert to celebrate history of Glen Park

The Williamsville Business Association is sponsoring a village event to honor two establishments once located in Glen Park.  The Glen Park Casino, which became a nightclub called the Inferno in the 1970s, will be remembered during a dinner event More...

Local News

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FOOD FIGHT — Williamsville firefighters were called to Main Street just west of North Cayuga Road at about 7 Sunday evening for a fire inside a Lloyd’s Taco truck. More...

Fifth annual ‘Walk Off Hunger’ to be held at Island Park

The fifth annual Walk Off Hunger will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Event at Glen Oak to benefit alumni foundation grants

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s 11th annual Golf Classic, to be held next week, will honor two past principals and the high school’s current principal.  More...

Police Blotter

Driver throws lit fireworks through vehicle’s window

Monday, July 16  • A patient at a Main Street doctor’s office reported that the window of his vehicle was shattered by an unknown person while he was inside the building.  More...

Obituaries

Rev. Edward F. Herberger, missionary

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for the Rev. Edward F. Herberger at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at St. Mary’s Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville.  Rev. Herberger, 79, formerly of Swormville, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. More...

Katherine Ann Webster, postal employee

Katherine Ann Webster, 88, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Williamsville and Clarence, died Monday, May 21, 2012.  Mrs. Webster was born in Buffalo and graduated from Masten Park High School. More...

James E. MacKay, submarine captain

James E. MacKay, 51, of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 16, 2012.  Mr. MacKay was born in Springfield, Ill. More...

Sports

South girls soccer named Bee’s Team of the Year

The Williamsville South girls soccer team’s preseason goals last fall were to win the ECIC Division II title, gain a top-four seed for sectionals and win a Section VI crown.  More...

Lions Football Classic rosters announced

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 37th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. More...

North girls volleyball’s Hopkins earns Bee’s Coach of the Year honor

In 2008 — the year before Keith Hopkins arrived as Williamsville North’s girls volleyball coach — the Lady Spartans won only four matches.  Flash forward to last fall and the Lady Spartans finished 32-6-2 and won the ECIC Divis More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 26 . Weekday Trolley Tours — One-hour trolley tours provide an informative and lighthearted tour through Forest Lawn’s historic grounds. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 26 . Stroller Strut — Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child, ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m. More...

Workshops

sat. 28 . Educator Workshop: Great Lakes Institute — This workshop helps teachers incorporate the Great Lakes into their classroom through standards-based hands-on lesson plans and in-depth instruction in local  More...

DNA tests conclude girl missing since 1984 was murdered

Amherst police and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office are seeking assistance in a 28-year-old cold case involving the death of a town teenager whose body was found in Lake Ontario. More...

Arts Festival showcases artists, restaurants, music

In anticipation of the third annual Glen Park Arts Festival, banners are hanging from street lights on Main Street in Williamsville as organizers are ready to showcase what has become a beloved event in the community.  More...

Editorial

Be a guest at one or all of this weekend’s festivities

Bee Editorial

If you are looking for an event to attend this weekend, you can stop searching. There are plenty of opportunities to be a guest at several Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville events. More...

Spindle items

• FOR THE ARTS — I hope that my fiancee, Vanessa, and I will see many people from the community this weekend as we attend the Glen Park Arts Festival.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 28, 1887   Mr. Benj. Popp, while shingling a roof on a barn for Mr. Jos. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers lauded for devoted efforts

Recently, a group of community volunteers came together at Amherst State Park to help move compost to a newly landscaped area along the entrance driveway. This was no ordinary work party, nor an ordinary project.  More...

Grass roots efforts proven successful

Congratulations to David Sherman on his July 11 column “Wa- tering Your Lawn is Similar to Running a Political Campaign.” He is right on target.  More...

Successful garden walk appreciated

I want to thank all the homeowners who participated in the third annual Town of Amherst Garden Walk.  If you had the opportunity to visit any of the 32 beautiful gardens, you know all the hard work that went into making them so sensational this More...

Education

Williamsville South names fourth quarter honor roll recipients

The following Williamsville South High School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year: Grade 12 More...

Amherst Middle School names honor roll students

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Amherst High School posts fourth quarter honor roll students

The following students at Amherst Central High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Give them a hand

Puppeteers create life, preserve storytelling

It starts with an inanimate object. Maybe a sock or a few scrap pieces of fabric sewn together. Or perhaps some fur. More...

Glen Park Art Festival scheduled

The third annual Glen Park Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, along Glen Avenue in Williamsville. More...

The ‘science’ behind the ‘mystery’

Paranormal investigator discusses new book

Day after day, Joe Nickell seeks out paranormal claims not as a mystery monger but as an investigator trying to solve mysteries.  And his new book, “The Science of Ghosts,” covers poltergeists, spiritualism, ghost hunting and haunted More...

Business

Yellow Jaguar reopens with live music on weekends

After being closed for more than a decade, the Yellow Jaguar nightclub reopened in December with the help of new owners and management.  The business is connected to the Super 8 Hotel, located at 7200 Transit Road, near Main Street, Amherst.&nbs More...

What’s current in the work of the Economic Development Council?

I was recently appointed Chairman of the Communications Committee for the Regional Economic Development Council. More...

Business news

Victor Dean Training will hold a grand opening event for its newest location, at 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, in the Georgetown Plaza, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. More...