Weekly Feature



May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town, village take aim at emerald ash borer

There have been no official sightings of the emerald ash borer, but Amherst and Williamsville are taking a proactive approach to deal with the inevitable, town and village officials said.  In the coming weeks, hundreds of ash trees located in bo More...

Local News

Vatican names new bishop of Buffalo

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most. Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Portland, Maine, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.  He succeeds Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, who is retiring. Bishop Malone will be installed at 2 p.m. More...

Federation of Republican Women to host debate

The Erie County Federation of Republican Women has invited all Republican candidates for federal offices to participate in a candidates’ debate at 6:30 p.m. More...

Student scholarships awarded by Jolly Boys committee

The Jolly Boys Community Service Incentive Committee has announced that 10 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded this year.  The following are the recipients:  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Two thumbs up for the Amherst Highway Department employees who just came and sprayed for my mosquitoes. Being able to be outside on a beautiful, sunny May day and not being bitten by mosquitoes is priceless.  More...

Obituaries

Micaela R. Luhr, avid golfer, community volunteer

Micaela R. Luhr (nee Regan), 66, of Amherst, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  Mrs. Luhr was born in Malden, Mass., and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1968 from Hollins College, a private women’s college in Virginia.  More...

Rita M. Gentner, owner of Crafty Ceramic Corner

Rita M. Gentner (nee Wendling), 96, of Amherst, died Saturday, May 19, 2012.  Mrs. Gentner was a member of St. 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...

Lifestyles

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as wel More...

Luncheon to support scholarship program

The Friends of the BPO is hosting a luncheon to support its scholarship program and recruit new volunteer members. More...

Cancer survivor to speak at event

NovelTea, a formal high tea to benefit Dog Ears Bookstore and The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31 . Museum Week — Free mini tours of the Botanical Gardens, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free. 827-1584, ext. More...

Art

fri. 1 . Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Breaking News - 5/30/2012 7:51 PM

Dr. James Corasanti has been found not guilty on all charges except a minor DWI in the fatal accident involving Amherst teen Alix Rice. More in the days ahead at www.amherstbee.com.

Full Story

Milos reopens after vehicle strikes restaurant

A Williamsville restaurant reopened for business on Tuesday morning after a Monday afternoon incident involving a vehicle that crashed into the building and injured two patrons.  According to Capt. More...

Williamsville details music program; high schools rank on national list

The Williamsville School District detailed its music program during the May 22 Board of Education meeting.  The presentation offered insight about the structure of the program as well as statistics on how many students perform in bands and orche More...

Editorial

Distracted, impaired driving can lead to disasters

Bee Editorial

Now that prom season is upon us, it is important to remember that the exciting events also bring an increase in accidents and deaths caused by impaired or distracted driving.  We urge everyone who is attending a prom to not allow one wrong decis More...

Spindle items

• SPEAKER SERIES — The Museum of dis- ABILITY History and People Inc. will host the eighth annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 2, 1887   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Senior center celebrates Older Americans Month   More...

Sports

Sharks win first Monsignor Martin softball title since 2008

In the preseason, Sacred Heart softball coach Karen Conway thought her team had the potential to have a successful season.  The Sharks reached its potential with a 4-1 win over Nichols in the Monsignor Martin Association final at Sunshine Park i More...

East baseball hammers Iroquois, advances to A-1 title game

Williamsville East baseball players made a lot of noise with their bats in its Section VI Class A-1 semifinal meeting at Iroquois Friday.  The fourth-seeded Flames pummeled the top-seeded Chiefs, 20-9, to advance to the Class A-1 final.  More...

North girls lacrosse routs West Seneca West in semifinals

All of Williamsville North’s hard work on the lacrosse field has resulted in a trip to the Section VI Class B final.  More...

Business

On the Rox owners celebrate 10 years, features father, son team

For the past 10 years, a father and son have been working side by side as owners of On the Rox, a liquor store at 4382 Bailey Ave., near Sheridan Drive in Amherst.  “I enjoy working with my son,” said Tom Zoratti. More...

Millard Fillmore Suburban to receive neonatal intensive care unit

The New York State Department of Health Project Review Committee today voted to approve Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital’s certificate of need for a 10-bed neonatal intensive care unit.  The hospital’s CON application will now move More...

Emerging Business Leaders offers speed networking event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders will hold a speed networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...