Weekly Feature



December 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Farrell reflects on 20-year career as town justice

For the past 20 years, Mark Farrell has dedicated his professional life to the Town of Amherst by serving as its town justice. He will enter a new era as he retires next week following the completion of his fifth term. More...

Local News

POPCORN SALES

— Boy Scout Devin Filippi, left, talks with his father, Anthony, who is assistant scoutmaster, and Gilberto Munoz, scoutmaster during a recent Troop meeting. More...

Teachers, district reach agreement on contract

The Williamsville Central School District and the Williamsville Teachers Association have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension. More...

Eggertsville Hose Company elects 2014 officers

Brian K. More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2013 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Tenants reportedly destroy apartment

Monday, Dec. 16   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KRAMER, Erma J. (nee Siegel), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at age 100. Mrs. More...

Jim E. Degen, Grover Cleveland Press

Jim E. Degen, 80, of Buffalo, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.  Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alliance on Mental Illness sets monthly meeting   More...

Lifestyles

Filling in 100 years of crossword puzzle history

Tracing back to ancient times, word squares were found in the ruins of Pompeii. Though difficult to compose, in 19th-century England word squares had become the basis for primitive crossword puzzles.  More...

Alliance on Mental Illness sets monthly meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its monthly educational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., near Eggert Road, Amherst. More...

Youth news

Open hoops— Open hoop sessions will be available on two basketball courts with six hoops for children who are 8 and older. Participants can have fun while practicing their lay-up, jump shot or dribbling skills. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 26 - mon. 30   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 26   After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, for kids in grades kindergarten through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Art

fri. 27   More...

Melting snow, rain raise creeks above flood stages

¦ Some roads still blocked by water

Warm temperatures during the weekend combined with heavy rainfall, freezing rain and melting snow, resulted in area power outages, rising creek levels and widespread flooding, which forced temporary road closures and a travel advisory in the town.&nb More...

Millersport Highway crash kills UB student

A 20-year-old University at Buffalo student died early Thursday when his vehicle veered off Millersport Highway and came to rest in a snowbank.  According to police Capt. More...

Editorial

Dobson’s choice shows importance of donor registry

Bee Editorial

The acknowledgment of thanks and gratitude by Unyts and CryoLife last week of State Trooper Kevin Dobson’s choice to become an organ and tissue donor serves as a reminder of how critical it is for us to take the time to seriously contemplate be More...

Spindle items

• MERRY CHRISTMAS — It seems that each year passes more quickly than the last, which makes it difficult to believe Christmas is once again upon us. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1888   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to thank the snowplow driver who goes down Tonawanda Creek. Why does he always have to throw all the snow on the north side, and the south side receives nothing? More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep sidewalks clear of snow

The recent snowfall brings us the reminder to keep our streets and sidewalks safe for all residents. More...

Year included exciting events

The year 2013 is coming to a close, and it has been a very busy year in the Village of Williamsville.   More...

Education

Williamsville North names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

St. Gregory the Great names honor recipients

The following students residing in Amherst were named to the first-quarter honor roll in the 2013-14 academic year at St. Gregory the Great School:  More...

Sports

Jack caps North hoops rally past Jamestown

Maceo Jack picked a great time to get out of a scoring slump.  The Williamsville North sophomore guard scored 11 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining, to help the Spartans r More...

Sweet Home girls track team opens season strong

Sweet Home’s girls indoor track team is off to great start to the season.  More...

Holiday alters submission deadline

With New Year’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, the deadline to submit sports stories and/or photos for the January 1 edition is moved up to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. Items received after that time will be held for the Jan. 8 edition. More...

Business

HOLIDAY BAKING

— Chef Jennifer Tanguay, center, makes gingerbread Christmas trees with Marcy Maj and Rick Baker, who are residents at Montgomery Park Gracious Retirement Living, 6363 Transit Road, East Amhers More...

Chamber of Commerce continues to grow, look toward the future

This past year was a year of transition for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. We moved our offices from 350 Essjay Road to 400 Essjay Road in October to accommodate a firm that wanted to expand in Western New York.  More...

Beware of smartphone apps using your information

Smartphone applications can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. More...