Weekly Feature



January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Award program to promote the arts

The Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board will recognize individuals and organizations who actively contribute to art and culture in the community through the first annual Amherst Awards for the Arts program. More...

Local News

Guy earns national PTA Life Achievement Award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For her many years of service to the Williamsville Parent Teacher Association, Susan Guy was recently honored with a high accolade.  Guy, a lifelong Williamsville resident who worked in the Williamsville School District from 1981 to 2012, was aw More...

Town highway crews work to patch potholes

According to Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson, town employees are working daily to patch as many potholes on town roads as possible.  More...

Smart Growth program set for tonight

“Smart Growth in Village Centers” will address the potential of Western New York’s villages for sustainable development.  The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. today at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.  More...

Police Blotter

Man throws glass at bar employees

Monday, Jan. 13   • Police responded to a Kensington Avenue business where a man reported that his bicycle was stolen while it was parked inside. The man said the theft occurred while he was shopping inside the store.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee story causes alarm to reader

I was greatly disturbed by the recent Bee article concerning a teacher who was “arrested for alleged inappropriate contact with [a] student.”  Surely, the situation is distressing. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Montgomery Park sets presentation for seniors   More...

Sports

North basketball dominates Clarence, Taplin breaks school’s all-time assist record

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team played its most complete game of the season in its 66-49 win at Clarence Friday. The win avenged a 70-68 home loss to the Red Devils Dec. More...

Spartans hockey coach records 400th career victory

Bob Rosen has coached Williamsville North’s Federation boys ice hockey team to many wins since the inception of the league in 1990.  North’s 3-1 win over Lancaster Thursday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink put Rosen in More...

South girls hoops wins league games

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team won ECIC II league games against Iroquois, 55-51, Jan. More...

Business

The Wine Room aims to provide customers with enjoyable experience

Easy, fun and enjoyable.  These are the three words Neil Kratzer uses when explaining the process of selecting wines that may pair with food or can be used during an evening of entertainment.  More...

Chamber to hold annual luncheon on Jan. 24

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 24, at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch program will start at noon.  More...

Business brief

The Red Cross has established a new Pet First Aid application that provides life-saving information for pet owners. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2014 11:13 AM

Sweet Home District proposes to close Heritage Heights Elementary. Public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

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Breaking News - 1/24/2014 11:54 AM

Child's death ruled a homicide

Amherst police this morning said the Jan. 18 death of 3-year-old Mayouna Smith has now been ruled a homicide. Police Capt. Michael Camilleri said the cause of her death was blunt-force trauma and detectives are continuing their investigation. More...

Child’s death called ‘suspicious’

Allenhurst Road

The death of a 3-year-old girl has been deemed “suspicious” by Amherst police as they continue their investigation following autopsy results that reveal the child died from blunt-force trauma. More...

Editorial

Diocesan plan could have positive aspects for schools

Bee Editorial

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo recently mapped out a plan to revitalize its school system. More...

Spindle items

• WINES FOR DINING — A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I visited The Wine Room’s new location at 5272 Main St., Williamsville and found the store to have eclectic choices of wine and liquor.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The town board is missing the point about Margaret Louise Park. It’s not what to name it, but how it can be made more attractive to families in Getzville and East Amherst. More...

Obituaries

Robert W. Lee, engineer

Robert W. Lee, 67, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.  Mr. Lee was a native of Johnson City, N.Y., where he graduated from Vestal High School in 1964. More...

Deaths

KIMBALL, Irving J., of Amherst died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Mr. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee.  An obituary form is available from The Bee by contacting our office at 632-4700.   More...

Lifestyles

Painting it Red

Galloping toward good fortune in the Chinese New Year

Many celebrations are born out of myth and passed on through the animated voice of a storyteller.  According to eBeijing, the city’s official English language website, ancient Chinese legend spoke of a beast named Nian, who would emerge fr More...

WNY Chinese New Year Events

A Chinese New Year performance will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the University of Buffalo Center for the Art’s mainstage theatre, in the Center For The Arts, Amherst. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.   AARP Smart Driver course will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Jan. 26   More...

Art

fri. 24   More...

Literature

fri. 24 & sat. 25   More...