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September 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithsonian traveling exhibition to visit Amherst

In partnership with the Museum Association of New York, six New York museums will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Mu More...

Local News

50TH ANNIVERSARY

— Performer Kevin McCarthy, shown in the top photo, fires up students during the opening ceremonies of Country Parkway Elementary School’s 50th anniversary celebration on Friday. More...

Sweet Home starts process for new board member

A vacancy has been created on the Sweet Home Board of Education due to the resignation of board member Michelle Mauger, which took effect Sept. More...

Faith United Church of Christ welcomes new pastor

Faith United Church of Christ in Williamsville has a new pastor: The Rev. Dawn Marie Meier stepped into the pulpit on Aug. 19. Rev. More...

Police Blotter

Resident sprays speeding car with hose

Monday, Sept. 17  • A complainant reported being followed by a man from a bus stop on Main Street. The complainant said the man was wearing a blue shirt and blue tank top and grey socks without shoes. More...

Senior Wishes to honor veterans

Senior Wishes, a local nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of deserving seniors, is planning a week of wish granting dedicated to senior veterans of Erie and Niagara counties.  Senior Wishes representatives said the organization plans to More...

Obituaries

Robert B. Nachbar, oral surgeon, sportsman

Robert. B. Nachbar, 93, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.  Dr. Nachbar was born on Aug. 23, 1925, in Buffalo. He was a graduate of Williamsville High School and the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry. He served in the U.S. More...

Joan S. Tulumello, longtime Getzville resident

Joan S. Tulumello (nee Shields), 84, of Getzville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.  Mrs. Tulumello was born on Feb. 21, 1934, to Robert Shields and Evelyn Rook Shields of Buffalo. She graduated from Lafayette High School and was a homemaker.  More...

Death Notices

DiNEZZA, Gregory J. Sr., of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Mr. DiNezza is survived by three children, Gregory Jr., Gary, and Carol Schulte; six grandchildren; and one sibling, Phyllis Rester. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Chamber Ensembles to perform at church The Amherst Chamber Ensembles will perform its “Tour de France” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Lifestyles

Red carpet rolls out for Niagara Falls’ first INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Western New Yorkers and film industry professionals — including some Academy Award winners — are invited to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival to mingle, watch movie screenings and attend workshops Wednesday through Satu More...

STORY TIME

— Wanda Collins, “Miss Wanda,” reads “Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson to children attending story time at the Clearfield Library. 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.  A celebration for the finale of the Route 66 walking challenge will be held at 11 a.m. More...

MusicalFare Theatre to re-envision future

Theatre’s lease with Daemen College will expire in 2025

During its next several seasons, MusicalFare Theatre is seeking to create a new future home for the award-winning regional theatre.  MusicalFare Theatre’s board of directors was recently informed by Daemen College’s president that th More...

Williamsville looks to regulate Airbnbs

The Williamsville Village Board is interested in regulating the growing number of short-term rentals in the village, specifically through the vacation rental website Airbnb.  More...

Editorial

Safety technicians to offer free car seat checks

Bee Editorial

The common phrase “buckle up” is an important reminder not only for adults and teenagers, but also for everyone, even the littlest members of the family. And this responsibility is in the hands of a parent or caregiver.  More...

Spindle items

• FALL FESTIVAL — This weekend, families can come out to enjoy a fall festival, which will feature a bunch of fun activities.  The festival, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 28, 1893   Next Monday, a new bakery will be started by Mr. A.S. Brown in the Spayth Building, corner Main and Cayuga streets.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In response to the caller who complained about the bus leaving children in front of their homes, I think it’s wonderful if buses are able to do that. What better way to ensure the safety of our children to and from school? More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Heard caller misrepresents park proposals

The Village of Williamsville would like to address recent comments made by a Bee Heard caller. Published in the Sept. 19 edition of The Amherst Bee, the particular remarks we are calling attention to refer to possible improvements at Garrison Park. More...

McMurray has integrity needed in 27th district

Nate McMurray is unindicted. This is unlike his opponent for Congress in the gerrymandered NY 27th district, Chris Collins. Collins has been indicted on insider trading and lying to federal officials. More...

Education

Williamsville South grad wins Humanitarian Award

Since its inception in 2013, Ithaca College Alumni Association’s Humanitarian Award has been presented on an annual basis to a graduate who has made a transformative contribution to the nation or the world and has made it a better place to live More...

Amherst School District’s external audit gets good marks

The Amherst School District’s financial statements are in good standing according to its latest external audit report.  More...

Sweet Home leaders prepare for retreat

The agenda for this Friday’s annual retreat by members of the Sweet Home School District Board of Education features a full agenda.  Superintendent Tony Day gave a general overview of the day during the board’s Sept. More...

Sports

Osborne’s career day helps Flames spoil Panthers’ homecoming

East senior rushes for 289 yards, 4 TDs

It’s been a while since Clayton Osborne ran the football this well.  The Williamsville East senior back could not be stopped against Sweet Home Friday night, rushing 35 times for a career-high 289 yards and four touchdowns in the Flames&rs More...

Amherst field hockey blanks EA, falls to Lancaster

Amherst’s field hockey team is building up.  The Lady Tigers began their week with a 3-0 road win over East Aurora on Sept. 17.  Amherst came out strong. More...

DeCicco becomes Amherst girls soccer’s all-time leading scorer

Quinn DeCicco etched her name in the record books during the Amherst girls soccer team’s 4-1 home win over West Seneca East on Sept. More...

Business

Free dental care day slated for Sept. 29

Dr. Bob LaCarrubba’s free dental care day for the community will mark its eighth anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29. Dr. Bob’s Dental Care office, located at 4927 Main St. More...

Canisius graduates receive award from alumni association

The Canisius College Alumni Association recently presented James Basil of Williamsville and Michael Ervolina Jr. More...

Niagara Regional FCU to open second location

The Niagara Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1285 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda, will be opening a second location in the Amherst area.  In December, the National Credit Union Administration approved the credit union’s application to More...