Weekly Feature



July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Anderson returns to board following military duty

Council Member Jay Anderson returned to his seat on the Amherst Town Board last week and on Monday was at his first board meeting since serving with the U.S. More...

Local News

Resident reflects on career in mechanical engineering

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

During the past 40 years, Williamsville resident Roger Mayne has seen the evolution of mechanical engineering.  “The iPad and tablet-type computers have changed the face of technical programming,” Mayne said. More...

Golf tournament planned to honor Whipple

A golf tournament is being planned to honor the late Blake Whipple, an army specialist from Amherst who died in November 2010 from injuries sustained by an explosion in Afghanistan. More...

Garden walk set for Saturday

The third annual Amherst Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21.  There are 32 gardens to visit in this year’s walk. A total of 14 of the gardens are new to the event.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s garden hose cut by unknown person

Monday, July 9   • A patron of a Harlem Road business reported that her vehicle was keyed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support of hospital is much needed

With just one week remaining in this year’s “Christmas in July” toy drive to benefit Kaleida Health’s Women & Children’s Hospital, I would like to thank everyone in our community for the overwhelming amount of suppor More...

Education

St. Gregory the Great School names honor roll recipients

The following students at St. Gregory the Great School were named to the honor roll for the third trimester of the 2011-12 academic year:  More...

On the Campus

Kelsey Boerema of Amherst was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Buffalo State College.  William Foster of Amherst received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.&nb More...

St. Leo the Great School names honor roll students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year: More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Pius X soccer tournament planned   St. Pius X Knights of Columbus will sponsor a “Soccer Challenge” at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the Amherst Soccer Fields, 1641 North French Road, Getzville. More...

Lifestyles

Get out of town

Vacation ideas in a weekend and on a budget

If you are looking to get away this summer with a partner, friend or the whole family, but money and time are precious commodities, don’t fret. More...

Search Institute Survey focuses on youth trends, thoughts

Each year in the Town of Amherst a survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders throughout the district is conducted to measure the asset level of each student. More...

Youth & Recreation News

A valid Town of Amherst Resident photo identification card is needed to register for programs and services and for unlimited use of the Clearfield and North Forest Pools. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Performance

fri. 20-sun. 22 . The Marble Orchard — The award-winning Marble Orchard series is a short, evocative and well-researched piece of historical theater. More...

Festivals

Sat. 21 . Hamburg Burger Fest — Celebrate everyone’s favorite hamburger with food, activities, music and a stroll through the village. More...

Community set for fifth annual ‘Walk Off Hunger’

You may not know the people who need your help, but assisting them is easy — all you have to do is walk. The fifth annual Walk Off Hunger will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Island Park on Main Street, Williamsville. More...

Alumni Foundation to honor current, former principals during golf outing

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s 11th annual Golf Classic, to be held next week, will honor two past principals and the high school’s current principal.  More...

Slo-Pokes Tournament set for Friday

Main-Transit Fire Department will hold its annual Slo-Pokes Tournament from 6:30 to 11 p.m. More...

Editorial

Heed town’s warning of West Nile virus

Bee Editorial

According to the New York State Department of Health, several traps in Amherst have resulted in positive reports of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes. More...

Spindle items

• AN ANNOUNCEMENT — This week I have the great pleasure and highest honor of not only having my face be shown with this Spindle column, but also alongside my beautiful fiancee, Vanessa. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 21, 1887   It is our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of a good man, Charles C. Grove, one of our most prominent citizens. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see the grass and weeds on Main Street between the pavers are growing almost as good as the flowers.  .The water fountains on the second floor at the Northtown Center have been inoperable for at least five weeks. More...

Obituaries

David F. Rogers, founder, Rogers Carting & Storage

David F. Rogers, 93, of Amherst, died Thursday, June 28, 2012.  Mr. More...

James A. Corigliano, founder, Rosina Brand Sausage Co.

James A. Corigliano, 82, of Amherst, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  Mr. Corigliano was born in Buffalo and learned the food business and lessons of entrepreneurship from his father, who owned a grocery store.  In the 1950s, Mr. More...

Terry E. Simmons, photographer

Terry E. Simmons, 64, of East Amherst, died Monday, July 9, 2012.  Mr. More...

Sports

Sweet Home duo shares Bee’s Male Athlete of the Year honor

Wayne Gordon and Jordan Johnson will go down as two of Sweet Home’s all-time greatest athletes, so it’s no surprise that the recent graduates share The Amherst Bee’s inaugural Male Athlete of the Year honor for the 2011-12 school ye More...

Lions Football Classic rosters announced

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 37th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. More...

ASA to offer summer soccer camps

Amherst Soccer Association’s summer soccer camp offers kids the chance to learn soccer from highly qualified and dedicated coaches.  The kids will have the opportunity to improve their individual ball skills, as well as learn to work as a More...

Business

New York International Style increases inventory

Karen Caruso loves helping soon-to-be brides find the perfect accessory to highlight their beauty.  That’s why she decided to dedicate two rooms to bridal accessories in the upstairs of her bright pink boutique, New York International Sty More...

Judy’s Pair-A-Dice Tours cultivates family feel in each trip

Those who travel with Judy’s Pair-A-Dice Tours Inc. can snack on homemade cookies, listen to jokes, and sing along with “That’s Amore” and the business’s theme song.  More...

Business news

Jeff Musial from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, will be at Eastern Hills Mall’s Children’s Summer Theater starting promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, in the Center Court Commons in front of Macy’s. More...