Weekly Feature



August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Vacant seat remains on town’s Zoning Board of Appeals

Despite two applicants being brought before the Amherst Town Board, the open seat on the five-member Zoning Board of Appeals remains vacant. The seat has been vacant due to a resignation since July.  More...

Local News

Williamsville alumnus earns NASA scholarship

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A 2011 graduate of Williamsville East High School was recently selected for the 2013-15 NASA Aeronautics and Space Program Scholarship and Internship. Craig J. Schmidt Jr. More...

Car show planned at Northtown Center

The Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville will host a classic car show Sunday, Aug. More...

BOULEVARD CRASH

— A wooden utility pole was shattered as a result of a two-vehicle collision at about 2:15 Thursday afternoon at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Meyer Road in Amherst. Barbara A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s time to dump all state senators, assemblymen and congressmen who are up for re-election. These politicians broke their promises and failed to eliminate all surcharges on our bills and lower gasoline prices. More...

Obituaries

William P. Ackendorf, retired Niagara Mohawk worker

William P. Ackendorf, 89, of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

ADAMS, Candice C. (nee Collins), of Amherst died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Mrs. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beatles tribute, Celtic rock concerts planned   More...

Lifestyles

'GRAFFITI KITTING':

New trends emerge from old traditions

The hobby’s origins date to the first millennium, but that is not to say it’s dying out or needs to be found again by the likes of Indiana Jones.  The art of knitting remains relevant in the lives of many people, bringing all ages an More...

American Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be onsite from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Aug. 11, at Starbucks, 9660 Transit Road, East Amherst. Each donor can enter for a chance to win one of 12 HD tablets, courtesy of Best Buy.   More...

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to give a patriotic salute

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra is ready to give audience members a night of upbeat, patriotic fun during its annual summer concert, set for Friday, Aug. 9. This year’s theme is “America’s Broadway.”  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Festivals

thurs. 8-sun. 18   More...

Performance

fri. 9   An Evening of Romance, a Tribute to Engelbert Humperdinck — With Scott Dee, direct from the U.K., 6 p.m. buffet, 8 p.m. performance, Friday, Aug. 9, at Banchetti’s by Rizzo, 550 N. French Road, Amherst; $35. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 10:10 AM

Village to hold meeting at Williamsville Mill

The Village of Williamsville will hold its board meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at a special location - the Williamsville Water Mill at 56 Spring St. near Main Street. More...

Lawsuit settled

State Insurance Fund to reimburse town $31 million

A seven-hour marathon negotiating session on Monday resulted in the settlement of one of the largest lawsuits in which the Town of Amherst has ever been involved.  Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein announced Tuesday afternoon that the State Insura More...

‘Taste’ of success

The 25th annual Taste of Williamsville was held Sunday in Island Park. More...

Editorial

Bicycle helmets can prevent serious head injuries

Bee Editorial

According to the state Department of Health, head injuries are the leading cause of death and permanent disability in bicycle crashes. More...

Spindle items

• WHERE WERE YOU? — Later this year, the world will note the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. The City of Dallas is planning “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1888   A social party will be held at C.H. Pomeroy’s Hall at Snyder on Saturday evening, Aug. 18th.  It is rumored that Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Pink paint balls pelt car traveling on I-990

Monday, July 29   • A motorist driving north on Interstate 990 said he heard what he thought were stones hitting his car. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee publicity made Garden Walk better

The Town of Amherst Garden Walk would never have been as successful this year if not for the co-sponsorship of The Amherst Bee.  More...

Climate change plan supported

I support President Obama’s recently announced plan to combat climate change and advance clean energy. More...

Education

Casey Middle School posts honor roll recipients

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

Amherst High School names honor roll recipients

The following Amherst High School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home High School names honor roll recipients

The following Sweet Home High School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Smigiera sets records, South posts 37-21 win

All-Star Football Classic

The 38th Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic featured many big plays from recent graduates, but quarterback Andy Smigiera made the most impact. More...

South girls golf team seeks players

The Williamsville South girls golf team, coached by Steve Delisanti, will begin its season at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Amherst Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road (meet at the pavilion).  Practice will also be held Wednesday, Aug. More...

THE NEXT LEVEL

— Nick Padley, a 2011 Sweet Home graduate, seated, will attend Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. on a baseball and academic scholarship. More...

Business

Clarence hearing center works ‘miracles’

Hearing loss can be a difficult and sensitive topic many individuals may face during their lifetimes. More...

Univera cautions sun worshippers

Summer is coming to an end, but the risk for skin cancer is still present. Medical professionals suggest wearing a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher every day and covering exposed skin, even in the fall months.  More...

HONORED

— Daemen College’s Director of Career Services Maureen Millane, left, was recently honored for her outstanding services by the College Internship Program, a comprehensive post-secondary t More...