Weekly Feature



December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wiliamsvile’s financial plan projects health insurance savings

A long-range financial plan to assist the Williamsville School District in future budget development was presented at the Dec. 9 School Board meeting. More...

Local News

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

— Jennifer Tanguay, left, and Kathy Greinert, look at a ginger bread village made by residents at Montgomery Park Gracious Retirement Living in East Amherst. More...

The Park School to host winter art classes

The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst, is offering Saturday morning art classes in January and February.  The classes are designed for students from age 4 through eighth grade and take place in the school’s art building on its 34-acre More...

ECC food drive assists families in need during holidays

Erie Community College’s administration, faculty and students collaborated with the college’s board of trustees to collect and package food throughout the three campuses as part of the seventh annual President’s Holiday Food Drive.& More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Things with the Williamsville School Board will continue to get uglier as they try to cover things up. More...

Obituaries

Dolores T. Yates, UB employee

Dolores T. Yates, 85, of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.  Mrs. More...

William C. Alderman Jr., Xylem Heat Transfer employee

William C. Alderman Jr., known as “Cliff,” 63, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. More...

Nicholas Economou, Bell Aerospace Textron employee

Nicholas Economou, 84, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.  Born in Tagssaloniki, Greece, Mr. Economou came to the United States in 1945. More...

Lifestyles

Back in the groove

Vinyl collectors fill space with artistry and sound

Orion Burroughs calls his 1961 record player a time machine. “It’s the warmest sound you can get possible,” Burroughs said. “It’s an organic experience. That’s what moves you, keeps you young.” More...

Drum circle slated at Montgomery Park

Looking for a new and different way to connect through music? Try a drum circle. Carolyn Zimmerman will lead an energetic drum circle at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Community, 6363 Transit Road, Amherst. More...

Amherst resident releases ‘Aquarian Dream’CD

Writing music for 40 years, Carmen Rubino recently released his debut album, “Aquarian Dream,” which captures a large-scale symphonic and calming sound.  “It’s kind of like a story from the beginning to the end,” Ru More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 25 ComedySportz Christmas Day, presented by Comedy Sportz Buffalo, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at ComedySportz Arena, 4476 Main St., Amherst; $. 393-8669, www.buffalocsz.com fri. 26-sun. 28 More...

Family Activities

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Announcements

BPC Chorus Names Music Director — The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has named Adam Luebke music director. More...

Amherst schools set to upgrade district website

The Amherst Central School District’s website will soon be getting a facelift.  At the Dec. 16 School Board meeting, trustees approved a redesign of the district’s digital platform, SchoolWorld, for a one-time cost of $7,500. More...

Soldier surprises family at BPO concert

Katie Bauman, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, provided her family with a special gift on Saturday.  A longstanding tradition in her family has been attending the annual Holiday Pops concert performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. More...

Editorial

Be a responsible driver this holiday season

Bee Editorial

As families in Amherst and Williamsville prepare for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, many will either be expecting guests from out of town or hitting the roads themselves. More...

Spindle items

• CHRISTMAS TREES — I would like to wish everyone in the community a merry Christmas and a happy new year.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 26, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man steals 15 cases of beer from store

Monday, Dec. 15   • Two women and a man were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. Each was transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Land value tax needs clarification

I am writing regarding a Bee Heard published in the Dec. 17 edition of The Amherst Bee.  For the sake of clarity, a land value tax would not regulate the type and cost of improvements made on private property by residents.  More...

Education

Casey Middle School posts first-quarter honor roll students

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

Amherst High School posts honor roll students for first quarter

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

HOME accepting applications for scholarship

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Association provides support for caregivers   More...

Sports

Lady Spartans’ track, field team loaded with depth

Depth and versatility should not be a problem for the Williamsville North girls indoor track and field squad.  Coach Julian Blake said many of his athletes are capable of competing in multiple events.  More...

Brown’s buzzer-beater secures Tigers’ road win over Cheektowaga

T.C. Brown was not having a great game through the first quarters of the Amherst boys basketball team’s ECIC III opener at Cheektowaga on Tuesday, Dec. 16, but he made up for it with a tremendous fourth quarter.  More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by emailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Andiamo Takeout Bistro stresses fresh, homemade food featuring family recipes

Area event promoter and restaurateur Keith Wilson became the owner of Andiamo Takeout Bistro in November, seeking to offer traditional Italian fare with homemade tastes. “We’re as Italian as it gets,” Wilson said. More...

Authenticity paramount for Black Forest Adler

Coming from South Bavaria, Gerhard Braun, owner and chef of Black Forest Adler, has a passion for delivering genuine German food.  The establishment, located at 2447 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Events

Course to help leaders in arts, cultural nonprofits   More...