Weekly Feature



May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcyclist crashes, charged with DWI

Amherst police on Monday responded to the intersection of Maple Road and Alberta Drive where a motorcyclist was allegedly driving while intoxicated and collided with a passenger vehicle.  According to Capt. More...

Local News

Volunteers construct playground at St. Mary’s

More than 50 volunteers worked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to build a new playground at St. More...

Garden Walk committee seeks participants for July 21 event

The third annual Town of Amherst Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sweet Home schools accepting kindergarten registration

The Sweet Home Central School District is currently accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2012-13 school year.  Children who will turn 5 years old by Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports email sending fraudulent spam

Monday, May 14  • Police responded to a Harlem Road convenience store where an employee reported that a person stole batteries and hygiene products. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gratitude due voters in school campaign

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted in this week’s school budget and board of education elections.  In this great republic that we live in, this is the most, if not only, democratic process that we have over something that directly i More...

Re-election support much appreciated

We would like to thank the people of the Sweet Home Central School District for their sup- port and confidence in re-electing us to the Sweet Home School Board. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve for another five years.  More...

Education

Casey Middle students place in rocketry competition

On May 12, eight students from Casey Middle School from the Team America Rocketry Challenge team competed in the National Fly-Off at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., near Washington D.C.  The contest required teams of three to 10 students in gra More...

Lifestyles

E-volution

sweeps through library system

The e-reader vs. physical book copy has quickly become one of the biggest controversies among readers. More...

Memorial to flight crash victims to be unveiled

Businessman Russell Salvatore will unveil a memorial dedicated to the victims of Flight 3407 in his Heroes and Patriots Park on Transit Road near Wehrle Drive at noon Thursday, May 24. More...

Forest Elementary School students eat their vegetables

With his tall chef hat and his colorful display of fruits and vegetables, Scott Green attracted a lot of attention.  The chef was visiting Forest Elementary School as part of its Wellness Week, and as part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Ch More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . Bills Autograph Signing — Former Buffalo Bills player “Joe D” DeLamielleure will sign autographs, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the NCDSA Union Office in the Bewley Building, Lockport. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 25 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . 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. More...

Town approves rezoning of Maple Road property

¦ Nine upscale apartments planned

Eighteen months after a public hearing was held to request the rezoning of a Maple Road property, the Town Board on Monday approved the measure with a 5-1 vote.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Events slated to recognize Memorial Day

This weekend, there are a few ceremonies in the town that will be held in recognition of Memorial Day. AMVETS Post 449, 3758 Sheridan Drive, will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 1:15 p.m. More...

Voters pass budgets in all three school districts

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts approved the 2012-13 budgets during the May 15 elections.  Sweet Home Central   Voters OK’d a $67.3 million budget in the Sweet Home School District. More...

Editorial

Developer needs to be held accountable

Bee Editorial

I t was a year and a half in the making. A process that began in December 2010 has finally come to fruition.  On Monday, the Town Board approved the rezoning of .9 acres of a 1.9-acre lot at 1691 Maple Road near Youngs Road.  More...

Spindle items

• GOOD LUCK — Last week, reporter Kate Mockler said she would be leaving the Bee to accept a communications coordinator position with the Buffalo Philharmonic.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 26, 1887   At Academy Hall on Saturday evening of this week, an entertainment will be given by the scholars, consisting of two excellent and amusing farces entitled, “John Smith” and “A Precious Pickle.&r More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why don’t the Amherst Police do something to curtail those miscreants who make illegal left turns onto Maple Road from Hopkins Road and from North Forest Road, that turn the intersections into nightmares with their illegal actions?  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BIONDOLILLO, Robert F., of Amherst, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Mr. Biondolillo is survived by his wife, Christina K. (nee Bower); one stepson, Gavin M. Cummings; one brother, Ray; and two sisters, Barbara Guttuso and Jean Marshall. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Emeritus to host fire service presentation   More...

Sports

Sweet Home girls lacrosse defeats NT, 12-1

The Sweet Home girls lacrosse team outscored North Tonawanda, 8-0, in the first half and didn’t let up in the second half, beating the Lady Lumberjacks, 12-1, in a Section VI Class B prequarterfinal at home Thursday.  “We have not ha More...

Sacred Heart track, field team posts personal bests at All-Catholics

The Sacred Heart girls outdoor track and field team posted several personal-best times and marks at All-Catholics Monday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 16 at Canisius High School’s Kessler Field Complex in West Seneca.  Senior Kara Esford qual More...

Sweet Home three-peats Field of Excellence award

For the third straight year, the Sweet Home athletics fields have been honored.  Sweet Home was recipient of Pioneer Athletics’ 2011 Field of Excellence Award, an award that honors outstanding athletic fields and the field crews who dilige More...

Business

Shaarey Zedek Apartments provides tenants with comfortable, family atmosphere

At Shaarey Zedek Apartments, residents are provided with living arrangements that allow them to be part of a community.  “There is a feeling you get when you walk in — it’s a feeling of family,” said Judie Strickland, Sha More...

Apple Wood Cafe features modern, creative menu

Simple and modern — two aspects that new restaurant owners Mike and Becky Morgan want their customers to experience.  At Apple Wood Cafe and Catering, 5385 Main St., near South Long Street, Williamsville, the menu features an assortment o More...

Business news

Tracy L. Sherwood of Ogorek Wealth Management LLC, 6400 Sheridan Drive, Suite 224, has been accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. More...