Weekly Feature



October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Club to hold health fair

The Rotary Club of Amherst South will present its fourth annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, 291 Windermere Blvd. More...

Local News

High schooler shoots award-winning film

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Although only 16 years old, Alex Currie has already achieved recognition on a grand scale. More...

Williamsville South graduate named pastor of area church

The Rev. James F. Retallack will be installed pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4809 South Newstead Road, Akron, in a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.  The Rev. Nancy A. More...

Amherst Central Schools presents ‘Show Us Your Stripes’ event

The Amherst Central School District will hold “Show Us Your Stripes: A Night Out for Amherst” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Northtown Lexus dealership, 3845 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.A few weeks ago, we all received the annual mailing from the Amherst School District. More...

Obituaries

Lt. Willard E. Tillman Jr., 44-year police veteran

Lt. Willard E. Tillman Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.  A 44-year veteran of the Amherst Police Department, he was hired in 1947, the same year as the late Herbert Zimmerman, former chief of the department.  More...

Sheila S. Gibbons, teacher and artist

Sheila S. Gibbons (nee Stranahan), 80, of Getzville, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.  Mrs. Gibbons was born in Buffalo and graduated from Bennett High School. More...

Paul N. Englert, UB sophomore

Paul N. Englert, 19, of Clarence Center, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Mr. Englert was a sophomore at the University of Buffalo and a 2012 graduate of Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He was a scholar, athlete, leader and mentor. More...

Lifestyles

A kind word, a third voice:

extracurriculars work to spread positivity

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and many schools have anti-bullying policies in their handbooks. However, some schools also provide extracurricular groups that work toward spreading a friendly, safe atmosphere for students.  More...

Radiology group to provide mammograms

Windsong Radiology Group will provide free mammograms and clinical breast cancer exams from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Windsong, 55 Spindrift Drive, Amherst. Participants must meet eligibility requirements and appointments are required. More...

Youth & Recreation News

Audubon Par 3 and Oakwood Golf Courses are now closed.  Bon-Ton “Community Days” books are available for purchase by visiting www.communitydayevent.com or by calling 631-7132.  More...

Supervisor releases budget, posts 2 percent tax reduction

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein on Monday released the preliminary 2014 budget, putting forth a spending plan of about $117.9 million, a figure that would decrease taxes by nearly 2 percent.  (See editorial on page four)  Weinstein said th More...

Police arrest alleged armed robbery suspect

Amherst police on Saturday arrested a 19-year-old man for the alleged armed robbery of a Millersport Highway convenience store.  According to Detective Lt. Rick Walter, the alleged suspect, Richard Mc- Cune, 19, was arrested at about 3 a.m. More...

Editorial

Proposed budget provides responsible spending plan

Bee Editorial

Projected in the proposed 2014 town budget are no layoffs, no significant cuts, an increase in revenues and a decreased use of the fund balance, all leading to what Supervisor Barry Weinstein said will be about a 2 percent reduction in the tax rate a More...

Spindle items

• CONFERENCE — Daemen College will host the tenth annual “World on Your Plate” food and sustainable living conference from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 4, 1888 More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds mysterious animal in garage

Monday, Sept. 23  • A man reported that his daughter’s iPhone went missing at school, and that they received a call from someone claiming to have it. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident supports board candidate

As funds for critical municipal work become less abundant, the Town Board will require members who are engaged in the community and who have a track record for getting things done.  More...

Board should have more involvement

The letter from Richard Brox in The Amherst Bee on Sept. More...

Union corrects inaccuracies

The CSEA would like to set the record straight on The Bee’s recent article “CSEA approves new contract.”  The article covers union members’ ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement, yet at no time were our co More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Daemen College schedules lecture   Daemen College will host “Artists as Entrepreneur” as part of its Entrepreneurial Lecture Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Wick Center Alumni Lounge, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

Sports

East boys soccer dominates South, 4-1

Williamsville East’s boys soccer team scored four times in the first half to down Williamsville South, 4-1, Sept. 23 at home.  The Flames (10-0, 7-0) are the top-ranked Class A team in Western New York and in the state. More...

Billies’ boys volleyball makes right call at own tourney

Thom Knab has experienced a lot throughout his 22 years coaching the Williamsville South boys volleyball team, but what happened at the Williamsville South Tournament Saturday will be something he and his players will never forget.   More...

Sacred Heart golf downs Nardin, completes back-to-back undefeated seasons

The Sacred Heart girls golf team (10-0) capped off its second straight undefeated regular season with a 201-254 victory over Nardin Wednesday at Cazenovia Park.  The Sharks had three players shoot in the 30s in a match for the first time in scho More...

Business

Italian teacher incorporates innovative techniques

Judi Mazziotti admits that she searches the Internet several times a week for the newest methods of teaching, reassuring her chances of presenting the Italian language like no other.  More...

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile opens Williamsville location

Forget everything you thought you knew about cheese.  And enter Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile’s newest location at 78 E. Spring St. in Williamsville, in the space formerly occupied by Farmers & Artisans.  More...

Events

BNSME presents ‘Forecasting to Boost Profits’   More...