Weekly Feature



January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Park School to hold open house, offers scholarships

The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst, will be holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Local News

Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin dies, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo

The Most Rev. Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.  More...

LINING UP THE SHOT

— Connie Holovics concentrates on playing a game of billiards in the recreation room on Monday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

New food pantry set to open Friday

A new food pantry to serve Getzville and Williamsville residents will open this week as a collaborative effort of Catholic Charities and Temple Beth Zion.  Town Square Food Pantry is set to open Friday and will be located at the Town Square for More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.New York State Office of Comptroller Regulation and Association rules permit villages, such as Williamsville, to borrow up to 7 percent of the previous five year’s average assessed values. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Presentation slated at Elderwood Village   More...

Sports

Big first half ignites Spartans past Flames

¦ Jack named Tournament MVP

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back to defeat its crosstown rival, Williamsville East, 79-55, in the final of the Five Guys Invitational Basketball Tournament on Dec. 30. More...

CCA girls hoops defends title, Miller eclipses 1,000 points

Christian Central Academy’s girls basketball team took on the challenge of defending its own A. More...

Team New Era Baseball holding tryouts

Team New Era Baseball will hold tryouts for its 8- and 9-year-old rookie elite travel baseball program at 3 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25 at New Era Park, Depew, 3950 Broadway. More...

Business

New law allows continuing care communities to offer more options to seniors

A new law, which was recently sponsored by State Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer and State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, will enable continuing care retirement communities to offer additional service options to seniors.  More...

Emergency HEAP assistance now available through county

The Erie County Department of Social Services’ 2014-15 Home Energy Assistance Program emergency benefit component began on Friday. More...

Tax preparation volunteers sought for 2015 filing season

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope of Buffalo, an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, is seeking volunteers to help provide free tax preparation services to low-income families in early 2015.  More...

New members named to Planning, IDA boards

Various boards in the town will have new members serving the community beginning this year.  (See editorial on page four)  The Town Board during its reorganizational meeting on Monday approved several board appointments that include people More...

Town Board updates Rules of Order

The Town Board on Monday approved a resolution to update its Rules of Order in how it schedules and conducts work sessions and meetings.  The resolution, initiated by Supervisor Barry Weinstein, revises the rules to include current practices of More...

Editorial

New board members could bring fresh perspectives

Bee Editorial

With the addition of three new members named to the Planning Board and the Amherst Industrial Development Agency’s board, there are opportunities for positive changes to occur. More...

Spindle items

• ANOTHER YEAR — It was difficult for me to believe that a whole year had passed since I covered the last reorganizational meeting of the Town Board. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 9, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Woman finds garbage on front porch

Monday, Dec. 29   • A resident of Oakview Drive reported a man in his 20s was walking from property-to-property as he peered inside garbage totes. The man was carrying a large department store bag as he was walking.  More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Arnold, educator at Bishop Neumann

Mary M. Arnold, 86, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, she graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in Williamsville. More...

William P. Hartigan, guitarist, RIT graduate

William P. Hartigan, 24, of Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Known by his friends and family as “Billy,” Mr. Hartigan attended St. Gregory the Great School and graduated from Canisius High School in 2008. More...

Iside ‘Izzy’ M. Tiranno, known for recipes at Johnny’s Meats

Iside M. Tiranno, (nee D’Andrea), died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her home in Clarence. She was 82.  Known to her friends and family as “Izzy,” Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Snow Days

Teachers and administrators stay busy during

The process for a student on a snow day is simple: Find out the school is closed and then get back to bed and prepare to enjoy an unexpected day off. But what about administrators and teachers? More...

Reinstein Woods plans snowshoe activity

Explore the Great Baehre boardwalk on snowshoes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hopkins Road, north of Klein Road, Amherst. Participants can bring their own snowshoes or rent a pair from Reinstein Woods. More...

On the Campus

Jeremie Sholler of Getzville and Bethany Williams of Williamsville were named to the dean’s list at Bob Jones University for the fall 2014 semester.  More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 9   Synesthesia — A photographic exploration of shape and sound by award-winning photographer Marcus L. Wise, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and continues through Feb. More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

fri. 9   Tillman Nature Preserve Hike — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 3- to 4-mile hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe event, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...