Weekly Feature



September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst named ‘100 Best’ for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, the Town of Amherst was named a winning community in the 100 Best Communities For Young People. The annual competition is an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance. More...

Local News

Williamsville native leads archive branch

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Carole Ann Fabian remembers the very first time she visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the feeling that came over her as she looked at “The Yellow Christ,” a painting by Paul Gauguin.  “It was so intriguing, a More...

Highway Department to repave streets throughout fall season

The Highway Department will be repairing and repaving several roads and intersections across the town throughout the fall.  According to Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson, a $1 million bond approved by the Town Board will allow about 15 are More...

Amherst Alumni Foundation to honor retired educators

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation has selected five retired educators to receive Distinguished Educator Emeritus Awards during an event next month.  The foundation will honor Truman Beckley Brown, Howard Craig, Gail Eisen, Jack Koch and Virg More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Once again, I see a petition has been filed so that the ward system question will be placed on the ballot. Don’t these people who do not live in the town understand? The Town of Amherst does not want to be like the City of Buffalo. More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Harling, deaconess, Bills enthusiast

Betty J. Harling, 71, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Edwin A. Munschauer Jr., engineer

Edwin A. Munschauer Jr., 94, of Snyder, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.  Mr. Munschauer was born in Buffalo and attended Lafayette High School. He went on to receive a degree in engineering from Cornell University in 1939.  More...

George D. Terhaar Sr., World War II veteran

George D. Terhaar Sr., 88, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.  He attended SS. Peter and Paul Grade School and Bishop Neumann High School and remained a parishioner of SS. More...

Lifestyles

Taking ‘hide and seek’ to the next level

Geocaching phenomenon alive and well in Western New York

About 12 years ago, satellites orbiting the Earth started sharing more accurate coordinates, thanks to the Clinton administration’s decision to stop degrading global positioning satellite signals for civilian use. More...

Senior Care Community to hold vaccination clinic

The Tennyson Court Senior Care Community is hosting a shingles vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville. Tennyson Court and Rite-Aid Pharmacy are teaming up to provide this service for people age 60 and older. More...

Briggs forges new pieces with traditional methods

A fireplace, hammers, metal, and artwork pieces make up the workshop of Leon Briggs, blacksmith at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  Known for his designs at the historical museum, Briggs was asked to make the awards for the upcoming Run In More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 20 . Ghosts of the Lakeshore — Supernatural author Mason Winfield will hold a book signing and talk, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Hamburg Library, 102 Buffalo St.,  More...

Theater

fri. 21 . Seussical The Musical — Based on the books of Dr. Seuss and his memorable characters, Seussical The Musical, presented by Theatre in the Mist, follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant as he  More...

Film/Video

thurs. 20 . Bitter Seeds — Micha X. Peled’s dire warning about the devastating impact of genetically modified seeds on agriculture, presented in collaboration with Burning Books as part of Occupy Monsanto Week. More...

Suit alleges petition invalid

Ward system

A suit has been filed against the Town of Amherst, alleging that a petition filed on Sept. More...

Buffalo Navy Week brings regional chaplain to area

As Capt. Bruce Boyle stood on the hallowed ground of the War of 1812 cemetery in Cheektowaga, he took a moment to embrace the history beneath his feet.  More...

Editorial

Libraries continue to be relevant

Bee Editorial

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time to remind people of all the services made accessible by a library card.  As technology changes, libraries are among the entities that may seem to be approaching obsolescence with the wealt More...

Spindle items

FOR YOUR RECREATION — Keep your calendars open because the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will present an indoor concert and dance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 22, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Motorist throws rocks, makes gesture at driver

Monday, Sept. 10  • At a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store, an employee was arrested for reportedly stealing items throughout the past few months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Campaigns should use positive ads

Election time is here and it seems the campaign ads are everywhere.  Television, radio and every form of media is used to promote the candidates and their particular agenda.  At 17 years old, I am not able to vote in this election, but as More...

Sports

Sweet Home cross country coach pleased with teams’ performances

Brian Lombardo sets high standards for the Sweet Home indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He is hoping to get similar results with the Panthers’ cross country program.  More...

North girls swimming keeps everyone involved

There is a reason why Williamsville North always fields successful girls swim teams. They give anybody opportunities to shine.  More...

Amherst boys cross country loaded with seniors

There is no shortage of seniors on the Amherst boys cross country team. Ten of the 22 on the roster are seniors.  Leading the seniors are team captains Adam Murphy and Joe Vokes. Murphy qualified for the past two state meets. More...

Business

Chayban Tailors celebrates 30 years of providing quality service

Tailoring is a lost art, says Doumit Chayban, which is why he finds the work at his shop so important.  “It takes training and years of practice to know how to tailor garments. More...

Area post offices offering passport days to public

Three Buffalo area post offices will host passport events on Saturday in an effort to help busy families prepare for holiday travels.  The Amherst branch, 5500 North Bailey Ave., and the West Seneca Branch, 4300 Seneca St., will run their passpo More...

Business news

Dr. Ralph G. Laraiso, a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a diplomate of American Academy of Pain Management, will be joining the staff at Invision Health, 400 International Drive, Amherst. More...