Weekly Feature



April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BIG HIT

— Williamsville South captain Aimee Lavere hits a bases loaded triple in the bottom of the seventh inning against Williamsville East Wednesday, cutting the team’s deficit to 8-5. More...

Local News

Hitchcock seeks seat on Amherst School Board

Jodi Hitchcock recently announced her candidacy for election to the Amherst School Board.  She and her husband, Brian, have five children and have lived in Amherst since 2009.  More...

Littman pursues re-election to Williamsville School Board

Michael Littman, chairman of the Buffalo State College Business Department, has announced his re-election campaign for the Williamsville Board of Education.  Littman, who has spent 37 years as an educator, has served two terms as School Board pr More...

McTigue campaigns for post on Amherst School Board

John McTigue is campaigning for a seat on the Amherst School Board.  McTigue said he and his wife are both proud graduates of Amherst’s middle and high schools.  “It is time now for me to give back to the school community. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I went to Amherst Town Hall today and all the 15-minute and 30-minute parking spots were taken up by employees. Shouldn’t they be parked in the back, allowing taxpayers to use the close spots? I even had my child with me. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

STILLWELL, Joanne. L, of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 26, 2015. She is survived by her friend, Elaine R. Santercole, as well as nieces, nephews and other friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. More...

Margaret M. Courtin Kell, Millard Fillmore nurse

Margaret M. Courtin Kell (nee Liberto), 60, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 24, 2015.  Born Feb. 24, 1955, Mrs. Courtin Kell was raised in East Amherst. More...

Howard C. Davis, Amherst community activist

Howard Crittenden Davis, of Amherst, passed away on April 23, 2015, at age 72.  Born on Jan. 1, 1943, to Charles Samuel Davis and Faith (Howard) Davis of Getzville, Howdy was an active member of many organizations within Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

East Aurora prepares for Lusitania centennial

April holds the anniversary of arguably the most famous shipwreck — that of the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912. More...

‘Buffalo Goes Gray in May’ to spread awareness

In 2008, Alyson Walter was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and had surgery to remove the growth. She was admitted to a hospital after experiencing frequent headaches — from being in a car accident — when the hospital found the tumor. More...

News Brief

Brompton Heights will host the Elmwood Franklin School’s fifth-grade class from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at 275 Brompton Road in Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 30   Penn Dixie Exhibit — Fossil dig, programs and telescopes, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Ellicott Elementary School, 5180 Ellicott Road, Orchard Park.  More...

Special Events

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Alumni Chorale to feature show tunes concert

The Amherst Central Alumni Chorale will perform its second annual concert, “A Salute to Show Tunes,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the auditorium at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Amherst. More...

School districts schedule candidate forums

Each of the town’s three school districts will be offering opportunities for residents to meet the candidates for their respective school boards.  Sweet Home Central will be holding its “Meet the Candidates Night” at 7:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

Give back to community, join fire department

Bee Editorial

Hundreds of fire departments across New York State recently hosted open house events in an effort to boost recruitment numbers. The fifth annual RecruitNY campaign was held at various sites throughout Erie County.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL DISCUSSION — For anyone who may be interested in learning more about Common Core Learning Standards, a roundtable discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 1, 1890   The name of the highway commissioner of the Town of Amherst is Seymour Graff.  More...

Police Blotter

Fifty-year-old garbage can reported missing

Monday, April 20  • A resident of Wickham Drive reported that a bicycle was stolen from the property sometime between the previous Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The resident said the bicycle was last seen outside the garage.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Consolidated sewer district is goal

It is time for the Village of Williamsville to get out of the sewer business. More...

District’s facilities upgrades warranted

Voters in the Williamsville School District on May 19 should approve the two propositions to enhance the athletic facilities and complexes in the district.  More...

Village supported by many volunteers

Village volunteers continue to spring up in new and helpful ways, proving once again that the backbone of any community is those dedicated folks who give their time and talent to improve it.  Nate Anderson, a young village resident with an eye f More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alzheimer’s Association to present free program   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, April 29 Baseball: Amherst at Depew, 5 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

  Amherst Central Baseball:    def. Maryvale 4-3; lost to Springville 9-6 Softball:    def. Maryvale 9-2 Boys lacrosse:  def. Salamanca 17-8; def. More...

Late goals carry North boys lax over East

Williamsville North’s boys lacrosse team used an unbelievable rally to secure a win over its cross-town rival and move one game away from reclaiming the Williamsville Cup.  The Spartans, trailing Williamsville East, 8-5, after three quarte More...

Business

Ten Thousand Villages to offer Mother’s Day event

Ten Thousand Villages, 5596 Main St., Williamsville, is hosting an event to honor Mother’s Day and World Fair Trade Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at its store. More...

National Fuel reminds homeowners to call before digging

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation reminds homeowners and professional contractors to call 811, a toll-free national phone number, or visit www.call811.com, before starting any excavation projects this year.  New York state law requires More...

New Dunn Tire website offers ‘easier, faster’ search for users

Dunn Tire has a newly designed and fully responsive website, according to an announcement from the Western New York tire retailer.  The new site is designed to work seamlessly across all devices and to make it easier and faster for customers to More...