Weekly Feature



April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School election ballots set

Following Monday’s deadline for potential candidates to file petitions, school board election ballots in the town’s three public districts are now set.  In the Amherst Central Schools, there are two candidates seeking two seats that More...

Local News

PROMOTION

— Nathan E. More...

Armed Forces Week events include luncheon, military ball

The Western New York Armed Forces Committee has announced the schedule for the 53rd annual Armed Forces Week.  The opening ceremony will be held at 12:45 p.m. More...

Williamsville Schools to hold celebration of poetry, music

The Williamsville Central School District will hold its 14th annual Celebration of Poetry, Music, Dance and Art from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the auditorium at Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst.  More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor reportedly steals squirrel traps three times

Monday, April 15  • An adult female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters.  More...

Obituaries

Philip E. Plubell, lifelong student, educator

Philip Edward Plubell, 64, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 14, 2013.  In 1967, he graduated from Bishop Neumann High School and went on to the University at Buffalo where he graduated magna cum laude and wa More...

Death Notice

MacMURTRIE, John, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 14, 2013. Mr. MacMurtrie is survived by one brother, Peter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (nee Ram). More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Parker family’s legacy in good hands

The name “Do-ne-ho-geh-weh” may not be as prominent as others from this area’s past, but Ely Samuel Parker left a legacy that endures to this day. More...

American Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold the following local blood drives: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Leon Studio One, 5221 Main St., Williamsville; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Couple honeymoon in Antigua following Mississippi nuptials

Lindsay Cornell married Jason Martin Nez during an early evening ceremony on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at The South Warehouse in downtown Jackson, Miss. The Rev. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 26   Up the Stairs Art Steps Out — Dual exhibition features the paintings, collage and other multimedia works of Daniel Rodgers and Scott Klaurens, April 26-May 1 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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Announcements

WHISKEY REVERB IS HARD ROCK RISING LOCAL WINNER — Hard Rock Rising local winners for the second consecutive year is Whiskey Reverb. Through May 1 is the fan voting period. More...

Police stage ‘active shooter’ drill at Sweet Home Middle

Amherst police on Friday coordinated an emergency response drill at Sweet Home Middle School, staging a scenario in which a person carrying a weapon was inside the building.  More...

Bringing a big band sound to Amherst

Trumpets, saxophones, swing dancers — the auditorium of Amherst Middle School will have it all on Sunday, April 28, when Sal Andolina’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band steps in to play a concert.  (See editorial on page four) More...

Village Board begins talk on food trucks

During Monday night’s Williamsville Village Board work session and meeting, discussions got under way on the possibility of food trucks in the village.  However, before the board delves deeply into the issue, Mayor Brian Kulpa said restaur More...

Editorial

It’s time to give back to Amherst’s orchestra

Bee Editorial

While the Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 concert season may have recently concluded, there is still one more event for the public to attend.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL RECEPTION — Last week, The Bee published a special page to recognize the students being honored during the April 24 “Assets and Athletics Awards Reception.” I would like to congratulate each of the 22 honorees of toni More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 26, 1888   Many readers of The Bee will be interested to know that Rev. D.S. and Mrs. Mary H. Dean celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on the 9th at the home of their daughter, Mrs. W.P. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To all Williamsville School District seniors and retirees, we must band together and vote down the school budget. Every year, for eight years, our school taxes have increased. Now it’s time for action. More...

Education

Transit Middle posts third quarter honor roll recipients

The following Transit Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sacred Heart names honor students

The following Amherst students at Sacred Heart Academy were named to the second-quarter honor roll during the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club schedules meeting   More...

Sports

North seniors sign with Division I schools

What do Williamsville North seniors David Berkun, Hannah Crofut, Jerry Daigler, Emily Hopkins and Cameron MacDonald all have in common?  All five recently signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports with Division I schools.  More...

Rice sets Amherst girls discus throw record

Led by Paige Rice’s school record in the discus throw, the Amherst girls outdoor track and field team won its season-opening win at Pioneer, April 16, 76-64.  The junior won the event in 103-feet, ¾-inch, breaking Julia Gilani’s 26-y More...

South softball downs Depew at ‘Just Show Up’ tourney

Williamsville South’s softball team split its games at the “Just Show Up” Gerry Gentner Memorial Tournament Sunday at the Northtown Center at Amherst, beating Depew, 6-5, and lost to Frontier, 3-2.  Megan Mingle hit a walk-off More...

Business

Bootery celebrates 50 years of service

For the last five decades, since 1963, families have been drawn to a specific shop located within the Boulevard Mall to meet their child’s footwear needs.  The Bootery owners Joe Toscano and Mark Slayton, who have both worked for the busin More...

Amherst Chamber of Commerce qualified to assist in health care plans

The National Health Care Reform process begins Oct. 1, 2013. This is when all individuals must enroll in a new health care plan. More...

EnduraSports offers athletic training, therapy program

Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine has opened a new program, EnduraSports of WNY, at Catalyst Fitness Center, 770 Wehrle Drive at South Union Road, Amherst.  The program will be directed by Chris Nentarz, a physical therapist who can assist athle More...