Weekly Feature



March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PATCH WORK

— Town Highway Department employees Tom Monkelbaan, left, and Rick Monkelbaan, patch potholes during a snow flurry Monday on Crosspoint Parkway in East Amherst. More...

Bee celebrates 135th anniversary

This week, The Amherst Bee marks 135 years of consecutive publication.  The first edition of The Amherst Bee was dated March 27, 1879. It was published by Adam Rinewalt and his family until March 18, 1907, when it was acquired by George J. More...

Local News

Village discusses budget during hearing

At the Williamsville Village Board meeting on Monday, public hearings were held to discuss several matters, including the 2014-15 proposed village budget. More...

Police make arrests involving contractor, jeweler

Amherst police on Saturday arrested a Lockport contractor after he allegedly hid a camera inside a town residence where he was conducting renovations.  According to Detective Lt. Rick Walter, Kevin R. More...

SPECIAL GUEST

— Deaf Team USA swimmer Scott Farrell, center, recently visited with students in the Williamsville School District’s Eyes Wide Open Club at Mill Middle School. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Now that the snow is melting and spring is around the corner, we will get to suffer through another year of looking at the ugliest vacant lot in the region at Main and Garrison for the seventh year now. More...

Sports

First Team recipients loaded with experience

2013-14 All-Bee Girls Hockey

The 2014 All-Bee Girls Hockey team looks similar to last year’s inaugural squad.  Four of the six selections — West Seneca’s Erin Gehen, Monsignor Martin Association’s Rachel Lenard, Williamsville’s Rachel Grampp an More...

Kenmore’s Lauren Pray named inaugural girls hockey MVP

When the stakes are high, Kenmore goalie Lauren Pray always delivers.  The inaugural All-Bee Girls MVP has excelled in many high-pressure situations with the Kenmore Federation girls ice hockey team this season, none bigger than the stop she mad More...

Spring sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

Business

Northtown Travel works to make sure ‘dreams come true’ for clients

The agents at Northtown Travel work to make sure their clients have the best travel arrangements possible.  More...

Area Volvo dealership a second home for salesman

Buying a new or used car is often a difficult decision, rife with small questions that lead to a big decision: What amenities do I need? Which ones do I want? Is it safe enough? Will I still like that color paint in two years?  More...

Events

Forum offered on disability advocacy efforts   More...

Breaking News - 3/27/2014 4:52 PM

Village moving ahead with mill redevelopment

Business owner’s proposal in negotiations

The Village of Williamsville on Monday closed its period of accepting plans for the reuse of the water mill, garnering two propositions for its  redevelopment.  More...

St. Benedict's to hold Dare to Dream event

St. Benedict School, 3980 Main St., Amherst, will host its annual Dare to Dream school fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29.   Tickets to the event cost $25. More...

Testing rules questioned by parents

Williamsville Schools

Area parents are hoping to change the views of school districts on the subject of allowing students to read if they are not participating in state-mandated student testing.  More...

Police identify ‘person of interest’ in suspicious incident

Amherst police have identified a person of interest responsible for reports of a suspicious person approaching youths on Thursday to ask them if they needed a ride home after school.  According to police, at this time, there are no criminal char More...

Editorial

Sweet Home School Board delayed the inevitable

Bee Editorial

Most of the families that would have been directly affected by the closing in June of the Heritage Heights Elementary School were thrilled with the outcome of the March 18 decision by the Board of Education.  By a surprising 5-2 margin, the boa More...

Spindle items

• SIGN UP FOR SPRING — The Amherst Center for Senior Services will soon begin its spring and summer courses, opening the programs to non-Amherst residents age 55 and older. The courses run from April 28 through Aug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 28, 1889   At a meeting of the Young Men’s Association at Hopkins Hall last Saturday evening, the trustees instructed to get estimates on carpets, etc. as to get the room ready for occupancy.  More...

Police Blotter

Bowling balls, equipment stolen from car trunk

Monday, March 17  • A resident of Windham Way reported that a neighbor in a nearby apartment was playing loud “boom-boom music.” Police responded and requested that the neighbor keep the music volume at a minimum level.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Jane McGill-Brendle, retired poultry and deli shop owner

Mary Jane McGill-Brendle, 82, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 15, 2014.  Born Mary Jane Redden in Buffalo, she was a graduate of St. More...

Nicolina Weimer, gardening enthusiast

Nicolina Weimer, 89, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Mrs. Weimer was born in Casamarciano, Italy, on Feb. 28, 1925. She met her husband, Donald, when he was serving with the 88th Infantry Division. More...

Death Notices

HOLOTA, Nettie (nee Lombardo), of Amherst, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Mrs. Holota is survived by one sister, Grace McCullough. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thadeus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:15 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

From the sly fox to the court jester

April Fools’ Day reveals the craftiest prank around town

The April Fools’ Day tradition fuels the prankster. More...

Gliding Stars to present ice skating show

The Gliding Stars adaptive ice skating program presents “Skate the Colors of the Rainbow” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. More...

Memory speaker to attend University at Buffalo event

Next week, Dave Farrow, the current Guinness world record holder for the greatest memory, will collaborate with the University at Buffalo and Make-A-Wish in Western New York, to provide memory techniques.  The event will take place from 5 to 9 p More...