Weekly Feature



August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Areawide Chamber event to feature Sen. Gillibrand

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be presenting “Lunch with Our Lawmaker,” an event featuring special guest Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, at noon Friday, Aug. 31, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew.  More...

Local News

Nominations open for annual Chamber awards event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for its annual Business of the Year awards dinner to be held Monday, Oct. More...

Taste of Williamsville contest winners selected

The winners of the 2012 Taste of Williamsville food contests are as follows:  Pie baking contest   More...

Williamsville Central seeks school board candidates

The Williamsville Board of Education is seeking a qualified candidate to serve one year on the board, fulfilling the last year of a term vacated by Stephanie Gelber, who resigned from the board in July.  Eligible candidates must be at least 18 y More...

Police Blotter

Rocks substitute for baseball

Monday, July 30  • A resident of Hartford Road reported that youths were hitting rocks with bats and aiming the objects near passing traffic on Millersport Highway. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kids Escaping Drugs offers help

As a board member of Kids Escaping Drugs, the adolescent education and treatment arm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Foundation of WNY, I was happy to see the supplement to The Bee exposing the world of alcohol and drug addiction and the problems More...

Education

Christian Central students place high on exams

A total of 13 juniors and seniors at Christian Central Academy have been named Advanced Placement Scholars, Scholars with Honors and Scholars with Distinction in recognition of their performances on exams administered in May.  Scholars with Dist More...

Casey Middle School names fourth quarter honor students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI schedules monthly meeting   The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its monthly educational meeting for families with mentally ill loved ones at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. More...

Sports

Amherst native Bailey to play for OHL’s Kitchener Rangers

Seventeen-year-old Justin Bailey could have played next year for the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League but instead is taking his hockey talents to Kitchener, Ont.  More...

Williamsville girls district golf team begins seventh season

The Williamsville girls district golf team will begin its seventh season Tuesday, Aug. 21.  The team consists of girls from Williamsville East, North and South High Schools and from Mill, Heim, Casey, and Transit Middle Schools. More...

Jurek Post baseball’s season ends in state tourney quarterfinals

Alfred J Jurek Post 1672’s baseball team concluded its season with a trip to Utica to compete in the state tournament.  Jurek Post finished a successful season with a 13-8 loss to Saugerties in the quarterfinals.  More...

Business

Amherst Small Animal Hospital eases pets’ pains, improves quality of life

At Amherst Small Animal Hospital and Pain Management Center, the focus is on rehabilitating the patients so they can live a longer, happier life.  The center, at 2217 Kensington Ave., at Walton Drive, Amherst, uses a humanistic approach to treat More...

Sister Sweets is a family endeavor offering many items

When Katie and Megan Hora are asked if they’re the sisters who give Sister Sweets its name, they answer yes.  More...

Events

ECC to host Instant Admissions Day   More...

Police charge man after suspected explosives found at residence

Amherst police on Wednesday night arrested a town man after discovering suspected homemade explosives and devices at his Williamsburg Square residence, according to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen. More...

Westwood/Audubon land exchange proposal has no urgency: Weinstein

Supervisor Barry Weinstein said at Monday’s Town Board meeting that there are a number of factors that will be considered during all discussions and negotiations with an investment company seeking to trade property with Amherst. More...

Deputy sheriff arrested following Sheridan Drive crash

An off-duty Erie County deputy sheriff was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault after he allegedly struck a motorcyclist stopped at a red light on Sheridan Drive early Saturday morning.  More...

Editorial

Listen to each other and prevent further arguments

Bee Editorial

It is only a letter — a form of correspondence from an investing firm to the Town of Amherst. More...

Spindle items

• ROAD CONSTRUCTION — Now that we are in the second week of August, I am sure the community is accustomed to there being construction on many of the roads in the community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1887   Mrs. John Roock has sold her saloon to Mr. Charles Rogenmoser, who will take possession Oct. 1.  An experienced teacher is wanted in the Intermediate Department of the Williamsville Graded School. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thanks to the Town of Amherst and the Recreation Department for the wonderful concert last evening. It had to be moved into Mill Middle School due to the uncertainty of the weather, and that we understand. More...

Obituaries

Armond Ciminelli, builder

Armond Ciminelli, 83, of Hamburg and Hillsboro Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, the day before his birthday.  Mr. More...

Monsignor Leo E. Hammerl, chaplain at St. Francis Home

Monsignor Leo E. Hammerl, 92, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.  Monsignor Hammerl was born in Buffalo and attended the Holy Name of Jesus School, the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary, St. More...

James P. Maley, former Chamber president

James Patrick Maley, 90, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.  Mr. Maley was a member of the first graduating class of Kenmore West High School in 1941. He attended St. More...

Lifestyles

Summer sports leagues: a pastime, a culture

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in an adult summer sports league. More...

Brompton Heights holding book sale

Brompton Heights Inc. will host a book sale from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 275 Brompton Road, Williamsville. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, the establishment will host an “Everything’s $1” sale. More...

‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’

Orchestra to host annual summer concert

Four featured soloists, an interactive presentation and classic songs under the stars. A new twist on an annual summertime concert held by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 9 . Weekday Trolley Tours — One-hour trolley tours provide an informative and lighthearted tour through Forest Lawn’s historic grounds. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9 . Teddy Bear Picnic — Bring your favorite (stuffed) friend to ride the carrousel, and also enjoy an afternoon of games, crafts and treats, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

thurs. 9 . Castellani TopSpin Artists: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection — 21 of the 29 TopSpin artists are represented in the Gerald Mead Collection at the Carnegie Art Center:  More...