Weekly Feature



November 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Zeplowitz elected town clerk; McMahon wins 146th District

Jeffery C. Zeplowitz is Amherst’s new town clerk.  Zeplowitz, who was chosen by voters in last week’s election, has worked in the private sector and is currently president of The Zeplowitz Group.  More...

Local News

DEDICATION DAY

— Amherst High School alumna Nicole Hannofie Phillips, Class of 1977, shown in the top photo, looks on as Duke McGuire, also Class of 1977, places a “Duke” name tag on one of the st More...

Rock Out Hunger to help families in need

In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, 97 Rock, 7 Eyewitness News, Kaleida Health and the Food Bank of WNY are teaming up for the 13th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger.  More...

Amherst School Board receives update on reserve, surplus funds

The Amherst Central School District has approximately $6.9 million of reserves and surplus, according to Business Administrator Laura Bosinski. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports inappropriate picture

Monday, Nov. 5  • A complainant reported that a man, wearing a black jacket with a hood and tan cargo pants, was learning against the side of a building on Sheridan Drive. More...

Letters to the Editor

Veterans should be remembered all year long

There are so many veterans in our community in a multitude of roles, with more than 129,000 veterans currently in Western New York and more slated to return in the upcoming year.  They are our fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, broth More...

Volunteers needed for clinical trial

I’ve been an Alzheimer’s researcher for almost 50 years, but I’m also a son who recently lost his mother to this dreadful disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and affects More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Forest Stream Garden Club to meet  Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 S. Forest Road, Williamsville. More...

Sports

No Hollywood ending for North field hockey

Lady Spartans lose in Class A state final

The goal all season for the Williamsville North field hockey team was to win the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A title on its home turf.  Unfortunately, the Lady Spartans came up short, losing to Section IV Maine-E More...

Academy teammates share Player of the Year honors

All-Bee Girls Soccer

Tatyjana Scalisi and Emma Faso played for different high school teams in different towns in different divisions and classifications. But they are not strangers. In fact, they are friends. More...

All-Bee Soccer squads’ selection process explained

Given the tremendous success of last year’s squad, The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the 2018 installment of the All-Bee Soccer teams.  More...

Business

Beechwood wins Employer of the Year Award

Beechwood Continuing Care, a nonprofit senior care community in Getzville, has received the Employer of the Year Award for 2018 from the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State.  More...

Elderwood recognized for short-stay rehab

Elderwood at Amherst, located at 4459 Bailey Ave., has been recognized as offering a “high-performing” short-stay rehab program by U.S. More...

Events

The Cove to host ‘Country vs. Polka Night’ More...

Interact Club to take part in gift-giving

Next week, Williamsville South High School students who participate in Interact Club will be packaging gifts to help loved ones stay in touch during the holiday season. More...

Town sets public meeting for Dec. 3

Amherst to develop waterfront program

The Town of Amherst is beginning the process of developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, an initiative sponsored by the New York State Department of State, and is hoping to gather residents’ feedback.  More...

Editorial

Use common sense outside during hunting season

Bee Editorial

With several hunting and trapping seasons now open, it’s important for outdoor enthusiasts who may be taking a leisurely fall or winter walk to use safety precautions throughout the season.  More...

Spindle items

• HOLIDAY FUN — When thinking about the holiday season, many memories come to mind. When I was younger, I’d make craft ornaments out of felt or string popcorn, among other activities. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 16, 1893 A dispatch from Chicago says that daring robbers beat the treasurer of the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railway into insensibility and got away with something over $21,000 in cash. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Supervisor Kulpa recently stated the public would be invited to discuss creation of a new Amherst central park. More...

Obituaries

Paul J. Gentile, local chef

Paul J. Gentile, 59, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.  Mr. Gentile was born on June 10, 1959, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bishop Turner High School and Canisius College and received numerous culinary certifications.  More...

Leslie A. Rechan, Graphic Controls plant manager

Leslie Alexander Rechan, 84, of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.  Mr. Rechan was born on April 12, 1934, in Chippawa, Ontario, to Elizabeth and Joseph Rechan. More...

Death Notices

CAMPBELL, Susan F., of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Ms. Campbell is survived by her partner, Richard Metz, and three siblings, William Campbell III, Patricia Freyburger and Kevin Campbell. A celebration of life was held on Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Salvatore pledges $50,000 toward restoring veterans’ posts

Veterans across Erie County have been raising money with a “Flag Fundraiser” by selling paper flags for a dollar each at the Erie More...

On the Campus

SUNY Oswego has awarded scholarships to outstanding first-year students who enrolled at the college this fall. Iain Gunn, of Chassin Avenue in Amherst, a meteorology major at the college, was awarded a Deans’ Scholarship. More...

Youth News

Amherst Youth and Recreation offers these programs and more. Visit online at www.amherstyouthandrec.org or pick up a copy of the fall/winter brochure available at any municipal building or Amherst public library. More...

Entertainment

Performance

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Family Activities

thurs. 15   Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. More...

Special Events

thurs. 15   Blacklight Thursday — With black light body painting and dance music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com  fri. 16   More...