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April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

FIELD WORK

— Amherst boys lacrosse midfielder James Chadwick eludes Frontier’s Michael Damico during the Tigers’ 7-4 home win on April 1. More...

Local News

HONORED

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Alba seeks School Board post

Sam Alba said this week that he will be seeking a seat on the nine-member Williamsville School Board.  Alba, a local attorney who lives in Williamsville with his wife, Danielle, and their two children, said he has strong roots in education.  More...

Walks and Talks series continues this weekend

This year’s Walks and Talks program, sponsored by the Amherst Conservation Council, continues this weekend with its second event in the series.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths target home’s Christmas decorations

Monday, March 30  • Four youths were reportedly running in and out of traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard. More...

Obituaries

Nancy E. Engel, vice president, Strategic Asset Management

Nancy E. Engel, 53, of East Amherst, died Sunday, March 29, 2015.  The former Nancy Messana was a 1979 graduate of Sweet Home High School and a 1983 graduate of Buffalo State College.  More...

Death Notices

FITZGERALD, Kelly R. Sr., died Thursday, April 2, 2015. He is survived by one son, Sean; one daughter, Kelly; one sister, Dorothy; two brothers, Timothy and Douglas; and his former wife, Maureen. More...

Walter J. Sarjeant, electrical engineer, UB professor

Walter James Sarjeant, 70, of Williamsville, died Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Mr. Sarjeant was born in Strathroy, Canada, on April 7, 1944. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Brunch key to embraceWNY’s philanthropic success

For the local lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community, embraceWNY has been a continuous source of support through its funding of grants and scholarships, each of which reinforces its core mission statement: Through education, all things are More...

Puppet festival slated at Daemen College

The Geppetto Festival, which highlights the art of puppetry through a variety of lectures, workshops and performances, will be taking place Wednesday, April 15, at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

On the Campus

Boston University has named the following students to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester: Tyler Casselman, Michael Gates, Brianna Kincaid and Steven Rogers, all of East Amherst; Samuel Guerin, Jessica Schmidt and Jia Yao, all of Amherst More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 9   Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet? — For children and adults, 10 a.m. More...

Town to evaluate senior housing market through committee

The Town Board on Monday approved creating a Senior Housing Evaluation Committee that will be charged with establishing a set of criteria to evaluate market rate, subsidized and affordable senior housing projects and their eligibility for tax exempti More...

Gan Chesed to provide organic produce to food pantry

Rachel Anderson said the Hebrew words Gan Chesed translate to “a garden of compassion.”  Anderson is the chairperson of social action at Temple Beth Tzedek and has helped sprout a plan for Gan Chesed, a community garden that will pr More...

Editorial

Local LGBT nonprofit sets example

Bee Editorial

Less than two weeks ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, essentially protecting any individual or business from litigation should they refuse service to someone who violates their religious beliefs. More...

Spindle items

• READER POLL — Last week, in our weekly poll question, we asked “Should students refusing a state test be allowed to read a book?” The question was a reflection of area school districts recently deciding that students who have More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 10, 1890   Someone entered the chicken house of Mrs. Mary Benson one night last week, severed the heads of twelve chickens and carried the fowls away. This was a hard-hearted act to say the least, as Mrs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recycling should be a high priority

Approximately seven years ago, I sat down and penned a letter to each member of the Erie County Legislature and every member of the Amherst and Clarence town boards, making the case for pursuing an eventual countywide major recycling effort or curtai More...

Funds, evaluations should not be linked

The Williamsville Board of Education letter about the contentious issues facing state education in the Bee’s April 1 edition was no joke, despite its publication date of April Fools’ Day.  More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle names honor students

The following students at Sweet Home 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

End-of-life spirituality to be focus of forum   More...

Sports

State champion South softball has fresh start

¦ Lady Billies return six players

Williamsville South’s softball team achieved the ultimate goal last year when they won the Class A state title — the squad’s fourth crown in school history and first since 2006.  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...

USA Disabled Hockey Festival to hit Northtown Center April 9-12

USA Hockey and the New York District are will be holding the 11th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12, at the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive in Williamsville.  More...

Business

Amherst Pizza and Ale House celebrates 10 years of specialty dishes, craft beers

For the past 10 years, Amherst Pizza and Ale House has been serving a variety of specialty pizzas and award-winning Char-Pit Crown Royal BBQ Wings while also offering a variety of draft beers. More...

Organized Junkies de-clutter space to create fresh start

After working together on a potluck, professional organizer Ella Abadir and interior designer Bev Galasso decided to combine their talents and passions to form Organized Junkies.  From organization to design, the duo helps relieve anxiety and st More...

Events

Networking Series will be held at Salvatore’s   More...