Weekly Feature



March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Same theology, different style: Bishop Malone reflects on Pope Francis

A “happy mystery” is how Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone describes the recent election of Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires. More...

Man charged with DWI in three-car crash

Town of Tonawanda police arrested a man and charged him with driving while intoxicated after an accident on Thursday involving three vehicles on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  More...

Ruptured sprinkler head causes $30K damage at Brompton Heights

Firefighters from the Main-Transit Fire Department responded on Sunday to Brompton Heights nursing home, 275 Brompton Road, where a ruptured sprinkler head caused an estimated $30,000 damage.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman threatens to throw burgers at employees

Monday, March 11   • An adult female was charged with shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Park deserves more public attention

There is a place in Amherst with trails, trees, creeks, wildflowers, lots of green space and wildlife that is seldom seen by our town residents. It is hard to believe that such a place exists in a seemingly urban setting.  More...

Education

Christian Central posts honor students

The following Christian Central Academy students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:   Grade 12  Amanda Curtin.  Grade 11  Colleen Doyle, Caleb Moser, Lauren Torrisi.  Grade 10&n More...

St. Benedict’s names second quarter honor students

The following students at St. Benedict’s School were named to the honor roll for the second trimester of the 2012-13 academic year:  More...

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE —

St. Benedict School’s eighth grade will present its production of “Annie” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, and 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the gymnasium at the school, 3980 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Resident shines spotlight on MS Awareness Week

From March 10 to 16, the nation observed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, but for Nicole Burroughs of  Amherst, educating people about the disease is a year-round effort.  More...

Executives presenting online marketing tactics

Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will host a seminar featuring Michael Tasner, founder of Taz Solutions Inc., at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

A pilot performance comes to Williamsville

This month, actors from the Academy of Theatre Arts in Williamsville will make history as they put on a pilot performance of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” Chosen from numerous youth theater organizations and companies across the country, the AT More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Announcements

TASTE OF BUFFALO ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS — In an effort to support local area high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo, presented by TOPS, is now ac More...

Family works to adopt three Ugandan children

¦ Fundraiser planned to assist with costs

For some families, adopting a child who needs a home is a blessed event.  Snyder residents Marshall Lim and Raffaella Marcantonio, however, are planning to adopt three children — all siblings under 2 years old — living in Uganda.&nbs More...

Two accused of armed robbery at mall

Amherst police on Sunday arrested two men allegedly connected with an armed robbery that occurred during the afternoon in the parking lot at the Boulevard Mall.  According to police reports, officers responded at 4:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Community plays role in family’s adoption plan

Bee Editorial

Parents may have many reasons for wanting to adopt children, but there may be only one reason that matters: love.  Marshall Lim and Raffaella Marcantonio of Snyder are planning to adopt three children from Uganda. The children are siblings. More...

Spindle items

• COMEDY FOR A CAUSE — A couple of weeks ago in the Spindle column, I mentioned Buffalo Comedy Sportz, a nonprofit organization with a mission to stimulate, promote and develop interest in the improvisational arts and comedy.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 22, 1888   We have been shown the cut (illustration) of a railroad car heater of which Messrs. L.G. Gilbert and Tobias Witmer Jr. are owners of the patent. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’ll concede that there could be ice under the snow on the sidewalks. But you could also just as easily slip on the street or step into a pothole. Spring is coming, and I guarantee 80 percent of the people will use the street.  More...

Obituaries

Frank J. Manzella, artist, performer

Frank J. Manzella, 84, of Amherst, died Monday, March 11, 2013.  Mr. Manzella was a South Buffalo native and Hutchinson Central Technical High School graduate who demonstrated artistic and vocal talents at a young age. More...

Nancy Ann Quigley, Scout leader, hockey supporter

Nancy A. Quigley (nee Neureuter), 61, of Amherst, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.  Mrs. Quigley graduated from Amherst High School and Elmira College and went on to work for Dr. More...

Michael Kenefick, sports enthusiast

Michael “Mehow” Kenefick, 53, of Williamsville and Ormond Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Top seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 16th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic.  More...

ASA spring session is approaching

The spring session of the Amherst Soccer Association’s outdoor soccer program is approaching.  Practices will begin soon and weekly games are scheduled to begin May 4 and continue for approximately eight weeks.  The ASA house soccer p More...

Inaugural All-Bee Hockey team debuts next week

The inaugural All-Bee boys and girls hockey teams will be unveiled in next week’s edition. The First Team selections will be highlighted with small writeups for each player on that squad. More...

Business

Mensch Capital extends contract with Westwood

Mensch Capital Partners will extend its contract with the operators of Westwood Country Club through at least Dec. 31, 2014.  The country club is located at 772 N. Forest Road, near Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Area auto bureaus debut self-serve kiosks to assist customers

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has introduced self-serve kiosks to the three main auto bureaus, allowing visitors to bypass the customer service window and print out their own wait-time receipts.  Jacobssaysthekiosksaretheresultofare-engineering More...

County clinic implements electronic health records, increases efficiency

The Erie County Department of Health has converted Jesse Nash Health Center, a county-operated outpatient medical clinic located at 608 William St., Buffalo, in the City of Buffalo, to an electronic health record format as a means of creating a more More...