Weekly Feature



February 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Walks and Talks program to begin in March

For people interested in learning about nature, birds and area wildlife, the Amherst Conservation Council is again holding its free Walks and Talks in the late winter and spring.  More...

Local News

St. Mary’s to raffle away nearly $20,000

St. Mary’s of Swormville will host “$now Me the Money!”— a raffle event and celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Parish Center, 6919 Transit Road.  The event is coordinated by the St. More...

A NIGHT AT THE GALA

— Amherst Library Director Roseanne Butler-Smith, left, Margrit DiCamillo, Tara Cadmus and Deb Habes, converse together during the “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala held F More...

Town, county taxes due Feb. 17; various payment methods being accepted

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that town and county taxes are due on or before Tuesday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Nineteen ducks cause nuisance at grocery store

Monday, Feb. 2   A resident of South Union Road believed he was being spied on by unknown people. More...

Letters to the Editor

Anti-fracking fight not over for town

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this past December that New York State will ban fracking for natural gas was outstanding, and we celebrate his leadership to safeguard our beloved state. More...

Company should update equipment

We all received and may have by now read the leaflet from Modern Recycling, asking us not to recycle plastic bags or tinted glass because they get caught in the company’s machinery.  The leaflet states: “Implementing these changes in More...

Education

Canisius names students to second-quarter honor roll

The following Amherst students at Canisius High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   Alexander Bender, Jared de Perio, Andrew Dunaif, Connor Harrington, Alexander Holmwood, Cha More...

Amherst Middle School posts honor roll students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Group to present Common Core data   The volunteer group, Amherst RQS, will hold an event to present information about the Common Core. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s Smiley to play football at UB

Brandon Smiley won’t have to go far to continue his football career. More...

Williamsville girls hockey loses to Kenmore in section final

¦ Team advances in Fed Tourney

Kenmore has been the face of Section VI girls hockey for years and it continued against Williamsville in the section final Wednesday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  Kenmore jumped out to 4-0 lead and defeated Williamsville, 6-3 More...

Jamestown snaps North hoops’ 11-game win streak

Williamsville North’s 11-game win streak in boys basketball came to a screeching halt against its ECIC I nemesis.  Jamestown outscored North, 22-7, in the second quarter on its way to handing the Spartans a 63-47 road defeat Friday. More...

Business

Treasure Chest Toys provides children’s items, antiques, collectibles for adults

After having operated as a regular vendor at an area antique market for two seasons, Marlene Re decided she wanted to find a permanent location to sell her toy items.  “I learned there was a great interest in toys from parents, grandparent More...

Finishing Trades Institute expansion to support job training

The Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York facility has expanded to support a growing demand for skilled workers in the area.  Gov. More...

Business Briefs

Pizza Hut locations in the area will offer heart-shaped pizzas as a Valentine’s Day promotion. Customers can order a one-topping heart-shaped pizza and Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie for $13.99. More...

Town discusses disability awareness, accessibility

The Town Board, during its work session on Monday, reviewed efforts to provide handicap accessibility at town buildings in addition to discussing disability awareness training for employees and municipal leaders.  In a presentation to the board, More...

Firefighters work to clear snow from hydrants

As highway crews, plow contractors and residents work to clear snow from roads and driveways, there may be one place they’ve neglected: fire hydrants.  (See editorial on page four)  “Not having the fire hydrants clear and free c More...

Editorial

It’s simple: Clear a hydrant, stay safe

Bee Editorial

The weather the past few weeks has been brutal. Bone-chilling temperatures have only been exacerbated by the snow, which piles higher and higher alongside the road with each pass of the plow trucks.  More...

Spindle items

• VALENTINE’S SURPRISE — For anyone who hasn’t already made plans, Valentine’s Day is this weekend, on Saturday, Feb. 14. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1890   Poor old Barney has passed into eternity.  Mrs. Charles Wiede was agreeably surprised last Thursday evening by a party of friends. All enjoyed a pleasant social time.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Barrels and boxes containing an unknown substance have been sitting at the construction site at Main and Rinewalt in the Village of Williamsville for several weeks. More...

Obituaries

Margaret M. Cook, longtime nurse

Margaret M. Cook (nee Quinzio), of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. She was 70.  A longtime nurse, Mrs, Cook was born in Buffalo and graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1962. More...

Salvatore Sciandra, veteran, master electrician

Salvatore Sciandra, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. He was 86.  Mr. Sciandra grew up in the City of Buffalo and was the son of Italian immigrants. He attended Buffalo Public School 1 and Grover Cleveland High School.  More...

Frances Duroure, figure skating coach

Frances Duroure (nee Jauch), formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was 85.  Born in Montreal, she moved to Buffalo when she and her husband of 58 years, Richard, were married.  More...

Lifestyles

Jam skating

emerging as rebirth of retro tradition

There’s no question that hobbies change with the times. While roller disco may be a thing of the past, the underground culture of jam skating brings a new flavor to putting wheels to the wood. More...

A.J. Jurek Post sets pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

Author creates ‘My Thoughts Can Change the World’ project

In a rectangle, a sixth-grader draws and writes: “I’m going to remember to have patience.” Author and Illustrator Rachel DiNunzio launched a project last fall, called “My Thoughts Can Change the World,” with the aim of s More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 12   Royall Consort — Buffalo’s homegrown early music group presents an evening of music from the Renaissance on period instruments, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $. More...