Weekly Feature



December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Poloncarz defends county response to storm

In the wake of November’s snowstorm, Erie County lawmakers are reviewing what the county did well and what could be improved upon should a similar snow event occur.  (See editorial on page four)  Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz c More...

Local News

Fire damages ECC building

Main-Transit firefighters responded at about 9 a.m. More...

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

— Lincoln Buccieri, top left, Raquel Feliz, Zak Reynolds, bottom left, and Jillian Farrell will star in a production of “High School Musical” at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart More...

Smallwood students performing well on state assessments

Smallwood Drive Elementary students are faring well compared with the rest of the state on Common Core math and English language arts assessments.  At the Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Woman says dogs bark at loud Christmas music

Monday, Dec. 1  • On Berryman Drive, a resident reported that his vehicles were entered overnight by an unknown person. The vehicles were parked in the driveway at the time. Loose change was stolen.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Village seeks community’s ideas

The annual State of the Village address at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, will touch on the delicate balance between good, new development and the preservation of historic village character.  More...

Helpfulness eased November storm

It was surprising to find so few letters of thanks in local papers to all those who helped us survive the recent November lake-effect snowstorm, an epic weather event that blasted localized areas with many feet of snow.  While it certainly was a More...

Education

Mill Middle School names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Transit Middle names honor students

The following students at Transit Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

A.J. Jurek Post to host pancake breakfast   More...

Sports

New helmets for Amherst hockey players designed to help reduce head injuries

Concussions have become an increasing problem in sports and Amherst Federation boys ice hockey coach James Ryan knows first-hand how it can affect a team.  More...

Williamsville girls hockey fields largest roster in program’s five-year history

Williamsville’s Federation girls ice hockey team is not hurting for players for the 2014-15 season.  There are 27 players on the roster, the biggest roster in the five-year history of the team. More...

Winter sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue its coverage of the winter sports season in next week’s edition with previews of the boys and girls bowling teams, as well the boys swimming teams. As always, a complete game schedule will accompany each preview.   More...

Business

Merry Maids provides service that shines

In 2006, Liz and Steve Lewis became franchise owners of Merry Maids, at 2457 Wehrle Drive, about one-quarter mile from Transit Road in Amherst. More...

Mother Earth Hydroponics shares welcoming atmosphere

For the last year and a half, owners Patrick and Linda Galla have been building up an audience and customer base for Mother Earth Hydroponics by being as inviting as they can be. More...

Business Brief

KeyBank customers banking in New York will now have access to additional surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics.  More...

Agreement sought in case of unused sick, vacation time

¦ Anderson files claim seeking $81,000 from town

The Town of Amherst is hoping to reach an agreement to avoid litigation with former Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson, who is seeking to recoup the monetary value — about $81,000 — of his unused sick and vacation time that accumulate More...

Town asks schools to consider veterans tax exemptions

The Town Board during its meeting on Dec. 1 approved sending a resolution to area school districts requesting that they hold a public hearing regarding tax exemptions for veterans.  More...

Editorial

Perspective needed when arguing over storm cleanup

Bee Editorial

There’s no debating that last month’s winter storm had a devastating impact on the Southtowns. More...

Spindle items

• HOLIDAY DECORATIONS — This past weekend, my wife and I completed our decorating for the holidays with the addition of a Christmas tree.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.According to Williamsville School Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the schools had to be closed for four days because almost 300 teachers and staff members live in the recent storm-affected areas and could not report to work.  More...

Obituaries

Fred D’Angelo, a coach for all seasons

Of all the people who came to the Amigone Funeral Home to pay their respects to the late Fred D’Angelo, some of the youngest ones made the biggest impact. More...

Robert J. Schaefer, educator

Robert J. Schaefer, 90, of Snyder, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.  Mr. Schaefer graduated from Buffalo State with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949. More...

Robert E. Hull, Westinghouse engineer

Robert E. Hull, 95, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.  Born in Lewistown, Montana, Mr. Hull graduated from the University of Washington, with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.  More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Magic

chugs into Botanical Gardens

Every year, the Western New York Garden Railway Society rolls into the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for a holiday display. More...

Senior Center hosts Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. There will be a pancake breakfast, crafts, games and balloons. A visit from Santa will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St. Call 839-0700.  Author Lou Rera will discuss his new novel, “Sign,” and explore his writing process at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. The event is free. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 11   Latshaw Pops Christmas Memories — Featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra singers and dancers in a holiday variety show, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Art

mon. 15   More...