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January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual hockey tournament to benefit Unyts, sled hockey team

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic returns next weekend and is set to feature two days of ice hockey on four rinks in the backyard of the Angry Buffalo at The Rose Garden.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

UNVEILING CEREMONY

— Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, left, Joe Baudo, and Bill Hall, view the newly created New York State Amateur Hockey Association Hall of Fame during an unveiling ceremony held Saturda More...

Gateway-Longview responds to results of state audit

Representatives of Gateway Longview Inc. said Monday that the organization has voluntarily made sweeping changes in its leadership and board of directors, in addition to implementing a new system of fiscal oversight.  More...

ON STAGE

— Jim Brucato performs during a special concert held Saturday at the Village Meeting House on Main Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am sure that there are many who would like to carve out the necessary time to extol the virtues and wonderment that is had by a visit or membership with the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Education

Board receives report on success of Windermere students

Amherst Schools

There is a lot to celebrate at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.  More...

St. Benedict’s School names students to honor roll

The following students at St. Benedict’s School were named to the honor roll for the first trimester of the 2014-15 academic year:  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Forest Stream Garden Club schedules meeting   More...

Sports

North wrestling team wins own invitational

Williamsville North recorded 2071/2 points and crowned five champions to win its Spartan Wrestling Invitational they hosted on Saturday.  More...

South hoops routs East, sends assistant coach off with win

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team had tons of motivation heading into its home game with crosstown rival Williamsville East Thursday.  The Billies lost both regular season meetings to East last year and both teams came into the ga More...

Hockey training clinic slated

Cory Mickey Hockey Training will hold a clinic for ages 6 to 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville. Each player will shoot 300 pucks at the clinic. The cost is $25. More...

Business

Daemen College grant to assist refugee students

Daemen College’s Refugee Teen Empowerment Program, which provides mentoring and Regents exam preparation to refugee youths living on Buffalo’s West Side, has received a $15,000 grant from the Erie County Youth Services Bureau. More...

Jacobs advocates for equitable share of auto bureau fees

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is advocating for an equitable share of the fee revenue generated at local auto bureaus. More...

Online applications available for Taste of Buffalo food festival

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops would like to remind restaurants, food trucks and wineries that the online application deadline to participate in the 2015 festival is Sunday, Feb. 15. More...

Village appoints crew chief, discusses shared parking

At Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting, Benjamin S. Vilonen was appointed general crew chief of the Department of Public Works, effective Jan. More...

Police investigate pedestrian incident, purse theft

Amherst police on Monday morning responded to an incident on Niagara Falls Boulevard when a pedestrian was injured by a passing bus.  According to Capt. More...

Editorial

Tournament presents opportunity for involvement

Bee Editorial

In 2011, Nick Penberthy, then a senior at Williamsville North High School, told the Bee during an interview that he had no idea that what he initiated in 2009 in his backyard would become so popular. More...

Spindle items

• SNOW DAYS — With more snow falling last week and during this past weekend, one of the positives I noted to myself is that it wasn’t a damaging snowfall with intense winds. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 16, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Man runs out of stamina while stealing energy drinks

Monday, Jan. 5   • Police responded to a Main Street business where a vehicle reportedly “ran over a boulder” in the parking lot and somehow became stuck on top of the boulder.  More...

Obituaries

Raymond J. Porter, partner in Moore and Porter Equipment Co.

Raymond J. Porter, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. He was 82.  Mr. Porter graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. In 1955, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Pennsylvania.  More...

Patricia ‘Trish’ Hartmayer, Clarence Center Elementary aide

Patricia “Trish” Hartmayer (nee O’Brien), died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. She was 66.  Mrs. More...

William J. Giesler, aerospace engineer

William J. Giesler, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He was 82.  An aerospace engineer with Grumman Aerospace for 39 years, Mr. Giesler was born in Brooklyn and served in the Army from 1951 to 1954.  More...

Lifestyles

Blogger delves into history of Buffalo ‘one street at a time’

In 1813, Sarah Lovejoy chose to defend her home, sending her son into the woods, as the burning of Buffalo filled the city with smoke. More...

Mill Middle PTSA organizes rummage sale

The Mill Middle School PTSA will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mill Middle School, 505 Mill St., Amherst. Donation drop-off will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the school. More...

Williamsville students win First Lego League, robotics tournament

Mindstorm Maniacs, a team comprising of eight, fifth and sixth grade students in the Williamsville School District, won the championship for the First Lego League qualifying tournament.  The competition featured 10 other teams from the surroundi More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Concerts

fri. 16   Hip-hop recording artist Cage, with special guests Ceschi Ramos, Weerd Science and Short Moscato, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, Studio at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...