Weekly Feature



March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

East Spring Street updates heard

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa met recently with business owners from Cayuga Road to East Spring Street, to discuss upcoming plans for the East Spring Street street-scape project.  Landscape architect Joy Kuebler, Trustee Chris Duquin and DiDon More...

Local News

Board to pursue parking option for S. Long Park

Village of Williamsville

At Monday’s Village Board meeting, village officials spoke about parking options for the municipal lot at South Long Park.  A resident of Village Square Apartments expressed an idea for a parking ramp or alternate parking to create more av More...

Walks and Talks program set to continue on March 15

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.  At the events, each family with children will receive a free New More...

Residents can alert county about potholes by phone, email

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath is reminding residents that the county’s Department of Public Works maintains a complaint line concerning potholes and poor road conditions.  (See editorial on page four)  Residents who want to report a More...

Police Blotter

Couple allegedly try to steal coffee from hospital shop

Monday, March 2  • A resident of Britannia Drive reported that a neighbor was plowing snow into the roadway. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for warmth in Swormville

Friday, Feb. 13, may have been the coldest outdoor temperature, but it was warm and inviting inside at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville.  More...

Anti-fracking law must be drafted

Once again, the Town Board has failed to bring to a vote the follow-up to a resolution passed on April 28, 2014, to ban hydraulic fracturing within the Town of Amherst.  More...

Education

Transit Middle names second-quarter honor roll recipients

The following students at Transit 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

Parkinson’s Foundation schedules meeting   More...

Sports

Strong second half helps South girls repeat as A-1 champs

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team used a strong second half to repeat as Section VI Class A-1 champions.  The Lady Billies (21-1) outscored Hamburg, 35-15, in the second half, including 16-4 in the third quarter, as South pulled More...

Billies run past North Tonawanda for hoops title

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team shrugged off a slow start to win its first Section VI title since 2011.  The Billies opened the game with five straight turnovers and trailed 5-0, but regrouped, tied the game at 11-11 after one a More...

Amherst lacrosse to hold spaghetti dinner

The Amherst boys lacrosse program will be holding its 21st annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St. The cost is $10 for a ticket. More...

Business

Dragonfly celebrating four years of holistic beauty

Many people in Clarence are probably familiar with Sarah Carr-Mansouri. The Lockport native has been an active member of the Clarence business community for years, often seen at Clarence Chamber of Commerce and other major community events. More...

Stadium renovations aided by minorities, women in business

Minority- and women-owned business enterprises exceeded goals through Nov. More...

Daemen offers business program

A free weekly program on starting a small business will be offered by the Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.  The program’s first session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Task force working to unite youths, community

The Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community Healthy Youth is continuing its efforts to build community assets for youths and their families.  The task force, during a Town Board work session on Monday, held a presentation to highlight the organ More...

Irish-themed events, fare planned for St. Patrick’s Day

Williamsville restaurants will offer Irish fare, music and events this week in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17.  The events are sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association.  More...

Editorial

Residents should use pothole tip line, email

Bee Editorial

It has been a snowy, frigid winter, and the local roads can attest to the harsh conditions Western New York has experienced during the past couple of months. More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL LUNCH — Last week, I had the opportunity to have lunch with about a dozen gentlemen who reside at Asbury Pointe. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 13, 1890   With this issue, The Amherst Bee commences its twelveth year.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I endorse Kathy Kaminski for highway superintendent. More...

Obituaries

Margery Anne Facklam, children’s author

Margery Anne Facklam (nee Metz), formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. She was 87.  A mother of five, Mrs. Facklam built a career as an award-winning children’s author. More...

Steven Jay Goodman, treasurer for Sen. Ranzenhofer

Steven Jay Goodman, of Clarence, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 60.  A certified public accountant, Mr. More...

Catherine Foley, retired nurse

Catherine Foley (nee Volpe), of Amherst, a retired registered nurse, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was 91.  Born in North  Collins, Mrs. Foley graduated from E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1944.  More...

Lifestyles

Passion drives local artist to create for a living

Nicole Milley got her start as an artist from a coloring book when she was 8 years old. More...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish fiddle, lore

“Irish Fiddle and Lore” will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Dan Peck will play his fiddle and discuss Celtic lore. The event is family-friendly. More...

News Briefs

A Ron Corsaro Trio Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. Attendees can enjoy an evening of jazz music by the trio, coffeehouse style. More...