Weekly Feature



January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Emergency response training offered beginning Feb. 6

Enrollment is currently available for classes offered by the Community Emergency Response Team, which trains and empowers volunteers to make a difference in an emergency situation.  Classes, which begin Feb. More...

Several burglaries reported in Snyder neighborhoods

Amherst police are investigating reports of four residential burglaries that occurred within the past 10 days in the southwest section of town in Snyder.  In the most recent incident, Capt. More...

Local News

Legendary wrestling coach to retire at end of season

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A fixture in the high school wrestling community for the past 45 years will soon be ending his career.  Bert Ernst, co-head coach of the Williamsville East varsity wrestling team, will coach his final dual meet against Williamsville South at 6 p More...

Home School Association hosting spring raffle

Take a chance at the $10,000 grand prize at the St. Mary’s School spring raffle from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Parish Center, 6919 Transit Road in Swormville, East Amherst.  More...

Breast Cancer Network plans classes

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will offer quality-of-life classes for survivors.  • Tai chi will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, except there are no classes between Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Ninety-nine percent of the New York State daily use of electricity is generated from coal, nuclear, natural gas and hydro. Only 1 percent of its daily use of electricity is generated from wind and solar power combined. More...

Obituaries

Judith Karmi, piano teacher

Judith Karmi (nee Timár), 87, of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.  Mrs. More...

John C. Tripi Jr., youth softball pioneer

John C. Tripi, Jr., 59, one of the fathers of softball in Western New York, died Saturday, Jan. 7 in his Amherst home. Building on his childhood passion of playing baseball at North Buffalo’s Shoshone Park, Mr. More...

Theresa Special, consignment shop owner

Theresa Special (nee Licata), 80, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2011.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Feeding those in need:

Amherst Meals on Wheels

The face of home-delivered meals is changing. The stereotypical image of Meals on Wheels is an older, homebound person being served meals by people who are just a few years younger than they are. More...

Year of the Dragon celebration, dinner planned for Jan. 28

The New Year celebration is the most important time of year in Chinese culture, the time of year when families gather and work is set aside to celebrate.  More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register or learn about membership.  Communicating with a loved one with dementia at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Business

Western New York Dental Group offers convenience for patients

Currently celebrating its 40th year of practicing dental health care, Western New York Dental Group provides a range of family dentistry across the Buffalo and Rochester regions.  The company was established in 1972 when two dental school classm More...

Chamber to host program on integrating Apple products

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop to assist with using Apple products for business purposes from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Buffalo Extension Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Business news

Barbara S. Arnold, a certified public accountant, has been named a partner of Semanchin and Wetter LLP, an accounting firm at 6245 Sheridan Drive, Suite 102. More...

Cleaning up

Mike Snitzer clears snow from the driveway of his Youngs Road home on Friday during the first major snowfall of the season. More...

Full-day kindergarten among four programs protected by Williamsville

After a board discussion about district programming that lasted nearly an hour, the Williamsville School Board on Jan. More...

One driver killed in crash near UB; motorist in separate accident ‘critical’

Amherst police are investigating two serious motor vehicle collisions that have occurred since Thursday, with one of the collisions resulting in the death of a town resident.  More...

Editorial

Help police by being a good neighbor

Bee Editorial

The Town of Amherst Police Department serves as an outstanding big brother to the community in terms of providing law enforcement and public safety.  More...

Spindle items

• LOCK YOUR DOORS — In the past several weeks while compiling entries for the weekly police blotter, I have noticed that there have been reports of people having items stolen from their vehicles.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 20, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Park gazebo becomes literal hangout for teens

Monday, Jan. 9  • A resident of Travers Boulevard reported that her downstairs neighbor had been taking her mail. She told officers she “just caught the neighbor putting the mail back into the mailbox.”  More...

Letters to the Editor

Holiday accident eased by neighbors

On Christmas Day, after opening presents and finishing a big breakfast, our family sunk into contented naps. All of us, that is, except for my father, who was visiting for the holidays, and his bouncy, boisterous yellow Labrador.  More...

Program’s content was informative

On Jan. 4, I attended the first in a series of talks at the Meeting House to hear Randy Kramer, co-founder of MusicalFare Theatre located at Daemen College.  More...

Response by rescue personnel praised

A supersized thank you is in order for an outstanding effort by the Amherst fire service in quickly bringing under control the fire at 4553 Main St. on Dec. 28.   More...

Education

Youth news

Fourth-graders from Maple East and Forest elementary schools in the Williamsville Central district participated in the Elementary All-County Solo Festival at Depew High School on Jan. 7. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI offers family support group   The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. More...

Sports

North wrestling places fourth at own invitational

Freda beats Zaleski for 126-pound title, three other Spartans place third

The Williamsville North wrestling team responded from a disappointing ECIC Division I dual loss to Lancaster Wednesday with a fourth-place finish at the 10th annual Spartan Wrestling Invitational Saturday at North.  The Spartans scored 110 point More...

East’s Bickelmann earns tourney title at 182; Cohen breaks school wins record versus Pioneer

The Williamsville East wrestling team closed out a busy week by placing sixth out of 14 teams with 105 points at the 10th annual Spartan Wrestling Invitational Saturday at Williamsville North.  The Flames had four finalists in a tournament for t More...

Pick-up basketball league seeks players

The Williamsville Community Education department is offering a seven-week basketball “class” for men over 25 years old from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Jan. 25. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

thurs. 26 .Studio Art Faculty Show X — Opening reception for a show featuring Canisius College studio art faculty including David Miller, Christine Walsh and Tom Wolf, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan.  More...

Performance

ongoing: now - Jan. 22   More...