Weekly Feature



May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Auxiliary police seeking new members

For more than 60 years, members of the Amherst Auxiliary Police have been assisting officers by patrolling at community events and reporting any crimes or suspicious activities.     More...

Alumni chorale to present concert

The Amherst Central Alumni Chorale, which was formed in the fall,   will be presenting a concert to celebrate the conclusion of its first year. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May  19, in the Theodore L. More...

Local News

Electronics recycling event set for area mall

State Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Police arrest men following vehicle chase

Amherst police on Thursday afternoon pursued two shoplifting suspects into Niagara County and apprehended the men after their vehicle crashed into a flag pole.  More...

Political brief

Steven Meyer on Thursday announced his candidacy for the 146th District of the New York State Assembly. A graduate of Williamsville South High School, Meyer plans to run on the Democratic party line. More...

Police Blotter

Men try to steal booster seats from restaurant

Monday, April 28  • A resident of North Forest Road reported that two youths were “yelling, screaming and swearing” while running around outside the school. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community’s stand is necessary

It takes courage to speak out against something that doesn’t seem right, so I am truly grateful to all who have done just that when it comes to what is clearly wrong with our current education system.  More...

Education

Amherst High School names honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Mary of Nazareth’ to preview at theater   A showing of “Mary of Nazareth,” a new motion picture displaying the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Sweet Home grad Barrett leaves Medaille as sixth All-American, school’s leader in kills

Trevor Barrett has left a lasting impact on the Medaille men’s volleyball program.  The Sweet Home graduate capped off his collegiate career by becoming the sixth Medaille volleyball player to be named an All-American. More...

Amherst girls lacrosse defeats Lake Shore in section final rematch

In a rematch of last year’s Section VI Class C final, Amherst’s girls lacrosse team defeated Lake Shore, 13-7, at home Wednesday.  Lake Shore came into the game as defending ECIC III league champions and 6-0 in league games this seas More...

Weather wreaks havoc on spring sports season

High school sports should be remembered for the great plays the athletes make or the championships they win.  The 2014 spring season will be remembered for varsity teams practicing in a gym or schools postponing or canceling games, and postponin More...

Business

Marty’s Formal Wear marks 20 years

In April 1994, Marty’s Formal Wear first opened to the public at 5548 Main St., near Cayuga Road, Williamsville.  After more than 20 years in business, owner Marty Zwierzchowski said his time at the helm of the company has been “very More...

Chamber to host small business awards event on May 16

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence.  More...

Veterans can seek weight management help through TeleMOVE!

Struggling with excess weight is a problem that all too many people face alone. However, veterans in Western New York can find a great deal of assistance through the TeleMOVE! Virtual Program offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.  More...

Football skills challenge to have new venue

¦ Bills’ T.J. Graham hosts program

A free football skills challenge open to area high school students is expanding as the event enters its second year in the region.  The T.J. More...

Puppet chat

Beth Mong interacts with Jimmy and puppet designer Adam Kreutinger, during the Community Day and Open House on Saturday at MusicalFare Theatre. The theater is located at 4380 Main St. More...

Republican Committee to honor Nixon’s grandson at event

The Amherst Republican Committee will honor the grandson of President Richard Nixon during an event to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Editorial

Auxiliary police make positive impact in community

Bee Editorial

They are there to help police officers and assist people in the community to the best of their ability.  More...

Spindle items

• GET IT WRAPPED — The Hospice Foundation of Buffalo will host a Mother’s Day gift wrapping program from Wednesday, May 7, through Sunday, May 11, at Center Court, near Macy’s at the Boulevard Mall.  The mall is located at More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 9, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I support the resolution put forth by two members of the Amherst Town Board regarding the effects on the environment that fracking generates. Next, I trust the pair will propose a resolution condemning store electronic cigarettes.  More...

Obituaries

Richard E. Naylon, Army Air Corps veteran

Richard Edwin Naylon, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Mr. Naylon graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1945, and after would enlist in the United States Army Air Corps.  Following his service in the military, Mr. More...

Patricia Ann Swinger, past teacher at Park School

Patricia Ann (Simpson) Swinger (nee Stover), 90, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 18, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Judith B. Attea, religion teacher at Nardin Academy

Judith B. Attea (nee Byrne), 74, of Williamsville, died Monday, April 28, 2014. Mrs. Attea worked as a religion teacher at Nardin Academy from 1981 to 2009. More...

Lifestyles

The world of 3D art

Placing inventive tools in creative hands

While scientists can use a 3-D printer to produce artificial body parts, creative types are using the technology to experiment with artistic shapes and designs. Artist Louis DeRosa lifts his pen off the page, drawing in the air to create an object. More...

Library plans kidney disease education class

A kidney disease education class with expert educators will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. The class will discuss how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease. More...

BPO cellist to perform premiere concerto

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra principal cellist Roman Mekinulov will present a world premiere of Miguel del Aguila’s “Concierto en Tango” in M&T Classics Series concert, “Invitation to the Dance.”  The concerts More...