Weekly Feature



October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst Central 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...

Local News

The Irishman Pub and Eatery closes for renovations

Restaurant’s re-opening scheduled for early next year

Tuesday was the Irishman Pub and Eatery’s final day of business before it closes until early 2014 to allow time for a renovation project that will nearly double the restaurant’s square footage. More...

District discusses Buffalo Schools proposal

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board during its Oct. 8 meeting, discussed a request made by the Buffalo Public Schools regarding the acceptance of transfer students from the Buffalo Schools.  More...

State highway renamed in honor of fallen soldier

State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, and State Assemblyman Ray Walter, R-Amherst, on Monday unveiled Interstate 990’s new designation as the “Staff Sergeant William R. More...

Police Blotter

Youths point lasers at motorists

Monday, Oct. 7   • An adult female was arrested for shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. She was apprehended by store security. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town official deserves re-election

In a few weeks, voters in the Town of Amherst will be presented with an opportunity to cast their vote for Town Board.  One of the choices whom I strongly recommend is Steven Sanders. More...

Chronic pain robs people of their lives

After reading The Bee’s full page article on Project Hope, I am writing to you to present the opposite side of the issue.  Cauda Equina Syndrome has left me with chronic pain and it has become as much a part of me as my own skin — it More...

Candidate should be elected legislator

Bob Anderson has had numerous accomplishments in his 10 years as the Amherst Highway Superintendent.  His hard work, vision and expertise have brought accountability and work ethic values to the department.  More...

Lifestyles

Graphic novel CRASHES crashes Buffalo Comicon, ZAPS zaps competition

In a world full of superheroes and villains, one man’s vision will soon sweep in and take control of the comic book culture. Queen City Books will be releasing its first collaborative graphic novel since 2001 at this year’s Comicon. More...

Erin’s Crossings schedules ‘Dance-a-thon’ benefit

The second annual “Dance-a-Thon” benefit for Erin’s Crossings will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. More...

Prevention Focus plans Okay 5-K fun run/walk

Prevention Focus will hold the Okay 5-K fun run/wellness walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Ellicott Creek Park in shelter 15, Amherst. Registration fee is $20 for adults who preregister and $25 on day of race, and $10 for children ages 6 to 13. More...

Third rink benefits from renovation plan

Northtown Center

About three weeks ago, The Northtown Center at Amherst opened its newly renovated Land Rover Rink 1, the third of four ice rinks that has been updated to include new paint, dasher boards, updated electrical wiring and new player benches.  More...

Sweet Home Middle hits the track for good cause

Hearing a powerful story can inspire people to spring into action, and that’s precisely what happened in David Etkin’s sixth grade class at Sweet Home Middle School.  Etkin, a reading and writing teacher, read the book “A Long More...

Editorial

Both Sweet Home propositions deserve support

Bee Editorial

Voters in the Sweet Home Central School District will have the opportunity next week to continue moving the district forward by approving two propositions. We find both propositions worthy of support. More...

Spindle items

• WALKING FOR LIFE — On Sunday, my wife, Vanessa, and I united with many people to walk in support of the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Williamsville Board of Trustees should call upon the village zoning board of appeals to reconvene and reconsider its vote last month in regards to a request for a variance to allow the erection of a one-story business building at the corner of R More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

WHIPPLE, Harmon O., Jr., of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parks and recreation worker to give talk   More...

Sports

Ortega paces Sweet Home girls cross country to win

Town of Amherst Championships

Sweet Home’s girls cross country team has been tough all season and the trend continued at the Town of Amherst Championships.  More...

Travel baseball 18U tryouts slated

The South Cheektowaga Sharks 18U travel baseball team is seeking up to two players to finalize its roster for the 2014 season. Players must be born after April 30, 1995, to be eligible, but there is no residency requirement.  More...

East’s Gibbs repeats as ECIC girls tennis champ

Brianna Gibbs is once again the ECIC Singles Tournament champion.  The Williamsville East freshman beat Depew’s Gillian Wittig, 6-1, 6-0, in the finals Saturday at the Village Glen.  East coach Justin Rusk said Gibbs’ toughest c More...

Business

Stuffed Chocolate serves a tasty change-up

Whether you’ve got a hankering for a traditional flavor, like salted caramel, or an appetite for something a bit more outlandish, such as strawberry balsamic, Stuffed Chocolate, Ltd., has got it covered — in chocolate, that is.  More...

What you need to know about your health insurance

We are getting hundreds of calls from members and the business community concerned about “next steps” as a result of the launch of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on Oct. 1. More...

Business briefs

Jason Santiago has joined the Brain and Spine Center, which is part of InvisionHealth. More...