Weekly Feature



May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FUN SLIDE

— Levi Thompson watches as his sister, Cecelia, left, Amber Campanini and Ezekial Cline slide down the bounce house during the Spring Festival held Sunday at the Amherst Christian Academy, 2625 More...

Local News

East junior organizes inaugural 5K race

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Alec Siskar enjoys community service, so when the Williamsville East junior was named vice president of the East Class of 2015, he thought a 5K run would be a good way to raise funds and honor the late Jim Rusin, former Williamsville director of athl More...

Williamsville SEPTSA to host meeting on May 29

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold its next program at 7 p.m. More...

Dusk to Dawn Relay set for May 31

The 14th annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge, “Night at the Museum,” will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, through 7 a.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There seems to be conflicting information coming from the Amherst School District regarding its ability to offer a true, 21st century learning experience for our kids.  More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Siggelkow, longtime UB educator

Richard A. Siggelkow, 96, of Ellicottville, died Friday, May 9, 2014.  The recipient of a doctorate in counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. More...

Anita M. Sandecki, worked at Roswell Park

Anita M. Sandecki (nee Giglia), 61, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Ben Sauer, 5-year-old who inspired community

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the Western New York community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.  More...

Lifestyles

Documentary aims to save soldiers with PTSD

American soldiers risk their lives for their country every day, often asking for nothing when they return but respect. Some make the ultimate sacrifice and never return. Others make it only halfway home. More...

Buffalo Audubon Society to host birding event

The Buffalo Audubon Society will hold a morning bird walk, with naturalist Tom Kerr, at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Amherst State Park. Attendees should meet at the main entrance located at 508 Mill St., Williamsville. More...

Heads Up for Charity, serendipity in 1 cent

For Ariella Sharf, the profile of Abraham Lincoln is more than a familiar face. She finds pennies everywhere — whether on the ground or hidden in a crevice — and is drawn to pick them up.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 22   Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Annual Meeting — Meeting will also feature “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy” film presentation, 5 p.m. More...

Walking Tours

fri. 23   Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Breaking News - 5/21/2014 3:52 PM

Voters pass budgets in all three districts

Polls at each of the town’s three school districts are closed and results of the budget votes and board elections have been tabulated.The following is a list of the results from each school district.Amherst Central More...

Students benefit children through music event

Building from the success of last year’s event, a Williamsville Central senior is working to create an evening of music to support children with heart disease.  The second benefit concert to support Dreams from the Heart Camp will be held More...

Town examines sharing purchasing director position

The Town Board is examining the possibility of sharing its purchasing director position with other municipalities as a way to save costs.  During its May 12 meeting, the board unanimously approved allowing Supervisor Barry Weinstein to pursue a More...

Events will recognize Memorial Day

Two ceremonies and an annual parade will be held this weekend in recognition of Memorial Day.  AMVETS Post 449, 3758 Sheridan Drive, will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 1:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

Common sense: Lock your car door

Bee Editorial

Sometimes common sense isn’t all that common. The Amherst Police Department routinely get reports — most often during the summer — on items stolen from vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• TAKE A MOMENT — I hope that everyone during this Memorial Day weekend takes at least a moment to recognize those who died while serving our country.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 23, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Snapping turtle hides under car

Monday, May 12  • A resident of Brantwood Road reported that his front lawn was covered in grass clippings because of a neighbor. He alleged that the neighbor was intentionally shooting grass clippings onto his lawn. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School names third-quarter honor students

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

Sacred Heart posts honor roll recipients

The following students at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

PTSA presents awards at event

The Amherst Middle School/High School Parent Teacher Student Association Awards Committee, during an installation dinner on Monday, presented awards to individuals in recognition of their service.  Honors during the event included:  • More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Divas and Gents searching for vendors   More...

Sports

South’s Bartelo, Podgorsak wins ECIC tennis doubles crown

Williamsville South seniors Joe Bartelo and Tony Podgorsak took the first step in returning to the state tournament for a second consecutive year by winning the ECIC Doubles championship Friday at Sweet Home.  The tandem has played first and sec More...

Sacred Heart’s Conway closes out high school career undefeated

It’s hard to imagine that a high school athlete can finish a career undefeated, but Carlee Conway did it after winning the All-Catholic girls tennis singles championship Sunday at Delaware Park.  More...

North golfer qualifies for state meet

Matt Lesinski’s final season of high school golf was extended after tying for fourth at Monday’s Section VI Championships at River Oaks Country Club in Grand Island.  Lesinski shot a 42 on the front nine, battled back to shoot 1-unde More...

Business

Irishman Pub and Eatery reopens following renovations to add new bar, seating areas

The Irishman Pub and Eatery recently reopened its doors to its customers following a five-month renovation period that allowed the business to nearly double its square footage.  “We’re really excited to see everyone again,” sai More...

Sweet Melody’s provides artisan-crafted gelato, sorbet

Tasting gelato is an experience — from sampling flavors to the rich taste.  At Sweet Melody’s, various types of gelato, such as caramel sea salt, blueberry Greek yogurt and stracciatella, an Italian chocolate chip, will be a refreshi More...

Events

Elmwood networking event continues May 23   More...