Weekly Feature



January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber outlines 2013 legislative agenda

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2013 legislative agenda, a listing of the organization’s positions on public policy issues.  The nonpartisan agenda is created annually by the Chamber’s Public Affairs Council, wh More...

BACKYARD CLASSIC

— Multiple ice hockey rinks, above photo, were used during Sunday’s Tim Hortons Backyard Classic to benefit a children’s charity. More...

Conference Day deemed success

Amherst schools

Superintendent Laura Chabe couldn’t get the smile off her face when describing the success of the district’s recent Superintendent’s Conference Day to the Amherst School Board.  More...

Local News

County Democratic Committee moving headquarters to Larkin Center

The Erie County Democratic Committee will be moving its headquarters to the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, in March.  The party has been located in the Ellicott Square Building for nearly 20 years, and Committee Chairman Jer More...

Taste for Tech generates educational excitement

Last week, the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services Harkness Career & Technical Center in Cheektowaga opened its facilities to local middle school students with its Taste for Tech event.  The event aimed to give students a chance More...

GUITAR JAM

— Guitar Clinic Instructor Steve Pregman works with Williamsville South High School Senior Brent Martone during the Jazz Festival held Friday at Kenmore East High School. More...

What's Going On

Wheatfield Blades 8U Mite place second at tourney

The Wheatfield Blades 8U Mite hockey team placed second at the Preston International Hockey Tournament Jan. 18-20 in Kitchener, Ont.  The Blades won their first two games over Copper Cliff, Ont., 7-0, and Kitchener Jr. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Clarence 99 34 Main-Transit C 83 50 Ellicott Creek 82.5 50.5 Eggertsville 82 51 North Amherst 80 53 Swormville 76 57 More...

Greater Buffalo Level 8 fares well in recent meets

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Level 8 competed in two meets within two weeks.  The gym hosted the fifth annual Jacquie Hirsch Girls Buffalo Challenge, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Super Bowl veteran reflects on past, looks to future

Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills during the most successful years in franchise history. More...

Blood drive slated at Williamsville UMC

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. Gift cards will be given to anyone who donates. More...

‘Spin and Salsa’ event to benefit cancer research

In an effort to support research for rare cancers, Team Buffalo for Survival will host the fifth annual “Spin and Salsa” fundraiser, an indoor biking and Zumba event.  The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31 . Tablescapes — Event features an innovative showcase of imaginative and beautifully decorated tables and buffet items to bid on, open bar and hors d’oeuvres, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Theatre

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Family Activities

thurs. 31 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Chicken rearing, sidewalk clearing

Lingering issues addressed by Town Board

The Town Board, during its meeting on Jan. More...

Williamsville School Board discusses 2013-14 budget creation

The Williamsville School Board, in a budget work session on Jan. 22, discussed items for consideration in the development of the district’s 2013-14 spending plan. More...

Police present merit awards

TheAmherstpolicelastweekpresented merit awards to the following members of the department:  Officers Trey Johnson and Robert Moss   On Aug. More...

Village discusses Glen Park, landmarks

Glen Park was the subject of discussion at the Williamsville Village Board’s work session on Monday evening.  Trustee Chris Duquin suggested that the agreement between the village and the Town of Amherst should be updated to reflect the du More...

Editorial

Cooperation leads to creation of chicken rearing law

Bee Editorial

When a public hearing was held to consider the residential raising of chickens, we were happy to know that a decision would soon be reached on the ongoing subject.  More...

Spindle items

• THE ANNOUNCEMENT — In this week’s edition, you will find my photograph twice. Aside from being next to this column, I also appear next to my bride in the Weddings and Engagements section on page 23.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1888   A mare owned by Mr. Gottleib Kibler had her shoulder broken the other day, and had to be killed.  Mr. S.H. Smith now offers his entire stock of goods for sale. More...

Police Blotter

Fast-food fracas caused by taking of coffee

Monday, Jan. 21   • A male customer of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that his GPS was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the lot. More...

Obituaries

Marie B. Heppner, volunteer, Great Depression survivor

Marie B. Heppner, 96, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.  Mrs. More...

Jerry Stoddard, past president of Amherst Museum Board of Trustees

Jerald “Massy” Stoddard, 75, a past president of the Amherst Museum Board of Trustees, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. More...

Alfred Kroll, veteran, engineer

Alfred Kroll, 92, of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.  Mr. Kroll was born and raised in Bloomfield, N.J., and served during World War II in Panama City as a Navy torpedo man. More...

Sports

Amherst records first win at Maryvale in a decade

Boys basketball

Amherst’s boys basketball team overcame poor shooting in the first half and played strong defense in the second half to win at Maryvale for the first time in a decade.  The Tigers trailed 19-17 at halftime but recorded a 53-48 victory over More...

East hockey beats Sweet Home, moves closer to division crown

Williamsville East’s Federation boys hockey team moved closer to a Division IV regular-season title after posting a 3-1 win over Sweet Home Thursday night at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  The win improved the Flames to 9-1 More...

South’s Patterson resets section record in shot put

Devon Patterson loves competing in the Rock and Roll Throw-Off, and his performance Saturday at Lancaster High School gave him more reason to enjoy the event.  The Williamsville South junior reset his own Section VI record he set the previous we More...

Business

Bob White Insurance Agency provides clients with 24/7 accessibility

After 29 years, Bob White decided it was time for a change.  He recently parted with Allstate Insurance and opened Bob White Insurance Agency at 602 Grover Cleveland Highway near Eggert Road.  “I decided to become independent to offer More...

Castellani Andriaccio studio teaches students of all ages

Founded by the internationally acclaimed Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Duo, the Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Studio specializes in teaching classical guitar to children ages 4 through adult with both the Suzuki and traditional methods.  More...

Restrictions placed on visitation at local facilities, hospitals

Catholic Health is taking precautions at its hospitals and long-term-care facilities to reduce the spread of the influenza virus by limiting visitors to individuals who are 14 years of age and older.  More...