Weekly Feature



January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman dies of injuries related to crash

A 91-year-old town woman died last week as a result of injuries she sustained in a vehicle collision that occurred the morning of Dec. 19.  According to Capt. Patrick McKenna, Margaret S. Miles died on Dec. More...

Local News

Sweet Home graduate unravels love in first novel

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Javon Reed, ideas can happen while eating in the school cafeteria, riding the bus or sitting in a quiet area in the library. More...

Park School to offer driver’s education program

The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst, is offering a driver education program in the spring.  The program provides each student with six hours of behind the-wheel training, a minimum of 18 hours in-car observation and 24 hours of More...

Williamsville Fire Department elects officers for 2014

Joseph Frese has been elected president of the Williamsville Fire Department for 2014.  Also serving with him will be James Zymanek, vice president; David Sherman, recording secretary; Tony Schueckler, treasurer; Trey Measer, corresponding secre More...

Police Blotter

Man with white hair, beard annoys people on Dec. 25

Sunday, Dec. 22  • A resident of Meyer Road reported that about $2,500 in jewelry was stolen from her home. She told police the incident occurred two weeks before when she was admitted to a hospital.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BERGER, Richard, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Mr. Berger is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia A. More...

John K. Adrian, food wholesaling firm owner

John K. Adrian, 85, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.  Mr. Adrian was born in Buffalo on Oct. 15, 1928. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and was a graduate of East High School.  More...

Jeanne Bartholomew, philharmonic soprano

Jeanne Bartholomew (nee Marquis), 83, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Collegiate musicians across WNY form wind ensemble, schedule first concert

The future of music education in Western New York is in good hands. With wind instruments at the ready and a passion for playing, the WNY Future Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble will take to the stage on Jan. More...

Ice Bridges of Niagara program to be held

The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will hold a program titled Ice Bridges of Niagara at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Presbyterian Village at North Church, 214 Village Park Drive, Amherst. More...

It’s again time to make resolutions for the new year

Each new year presents another opportunity for us to improve our health and wellbeing through New Year’s resolutions. Every resolution comes with a good intention, but unfortunately, not all are carried through. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Announcements

. Buffalo Olmstead Flurrious Photo Contest — Share your best photographs of your Olmsted Parks. If you already have a photo, send it in. If not, you have until Jan. 10 to capture one. More...

Special Events

sat. 4   Twelfth Night Ball — An evening of dancing and refreshments in the best period style, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Old Fort Niagara, Old Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfortniagara.org  sun. More...

Floodwaters recede; town prepared for snowfall

Ten days after Ellicott and Tonawanda creeks rose above flood stage, the water has receded and all roads are open in the town.  “Everything’s open to traffic now,” said Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson. More...

Williamsville high schools schedule open houses

The three Williamsville high schools have scheduled upcoming open houses and orientation programs.  Parents and students who reside in the district will have an opportunity to tour the schools and attend presentations from the various department More...

Editorial

Make volunteerism a priority in the new year

Bee Editorial

It’s the new year, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to lose weight or quit bad habits. More...

Spindle items

• NEWS SUBMISSIONS — For anyone who may be wondering how they may submit their news items of interest to The Bee, we have certain guidelines that we adhere to each week.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At my home, I’m up at 4 a.m. each day and can’t help but notice when it snows that the Town of Amherst Highway Department plows my street four times between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Two times would be adequate. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Licata Optical to hold free event   Licata Optical will provide free eyeglass tightening, adjusting and cleaning at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Montgomery Park Gracious Retirement Living, 6363 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/3/2014 4:45 PM

Sports submission procedure changed during site redesign

With the Bee Group Newspapers’ corporate website currently undergoing a redesign, the methods for submitting teams’ basketball, hockey, or other winter sports results to The Bee -- whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team – hav More...

Amherst hoops repeat at Williamsville Holiday Tourney

Many of the players have changed from last year but the Amherst boys basketball team continues to have success at the 10th annual Williamsville Holiday Tournament, presented by the Jolly Boys.  Starting juniors and sophomores, the Tigers (5-1, More...

North hockey runs out of gas at Shenendehowa Winter Classic

Playing three games in less than two days was a big factor in the Williamsville North Federation boys ice hockey team’s 3-2 loss against defending large schools state champion Saratoga (Section II - Albany) as part of the Shenendehowa Winter Cl More...

Business

EG Tax provides clients with in-depth knowledge, dedicated service

As the holidays and 2013 come to a close, a new year will bring the beginning of the annual tax season.  At EG Tax, a dedicated staff works to ensure that the most applicable tax laws are applied on behalf of each of its clients.  More...

Better Business Bureau provides tips to consumers following data breach at Target stores

Target announced last week that its customers’ personal information may have been stolen during a data hack. More...

Bon-Ton department stores to offer gift card promotion

Bon-Ton department stores, including the location in Eastern Hills Mall, will be offering their first ever “Gift Card New Year” promotion on Jan. More...