Weekly Feature



May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Return to sender

Williamsville East’s Prithvi Prasanna returns a serve during the Flames’ 4-1 road win over Hamburg on April 29. More...

SLAPSHOT

— Bridget Galvin, left, and Emma Guzdek meet the Hanson brothers from the 1977 film “Slapshot” during a special event Saturday at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Local News

Steimle seeks re-election to Amherst School Board

Paul Steimle is running for re-election to the Amherst School Board. He is completing his second term on the board.  More...

Ernst pursues second term on Amherst School Board

Jeanne Ernst is seeking a second three-year term on the Amherst School Board.  Ernst and her husband, Scott, have lived in Amherst for nine years. Their two children attend Windermere Elementary and Amherst Middle School. More...

READY FOR THE SEASON

— Zach Kinnaird, left, and John LeMar, student volunteers from Daemen College, clean and weed flower beds on Saturday at Amherst State Park. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.A recent article in The Bee pictured a Dumpster on North Forest Road donated by Modern Disposal into which residents can put their scrap metal because Modern finds it too difficult to pick it up curbside. How generous of them. More...

Obituaries

J. William Everett, modernized Town Court

J. William Everett, leader of a major modernization effort within the Amherst court system, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Mr. Everett, 89, served as Town Court administrator from 1981 to 1998. More...

Lawrence M. Haberer Jr., engineer, appraiser

Lawrence M. Haberer Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Trinity, Florida. He was 84.  Born May 19, 1930, in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Lori E. Gibson, former assistant director of judicial affairs

Lori Elizabeth Gibson, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was 56.  Ms. Gibson graduated from Williamsville North in 1976. More...

Lifestyles

Dragon Boat Festival empowers breast cancer survivors

In June, a fleet of dragon boats will move across the water as teams comprising paddlers, a drummer and a steerer synchronize for a worthy cause. More...

Amherst Task Force discusses annual relay challenge

The 15th annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge is taking place the weekend of May 30 and 31 at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  More...

Business

More than wheelchairs at Buffalo Home Medical Supply

Bethany Fox remembers working long hours in her family owned business — Buffalo Wheelchair — when she was in high school. More...

Chamber to host small-business awards event on May 15

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase next week to honor those who have supported the region through their small business success and community services.  The event will be held from 10: More...

Amberleigh raises funds for Red Cross efforts

The residents at Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, recently held a bake sale to benefit the Red Cross and its rescue efforts in Nepal.  More than 30 residents baked cookies and treats in their apartments for the sale, wh More...

Town to discuss environmental impact documents

Westwood property

The Town Board during a work session next week is scheduled to discuss a draft generic environmental impact statement that was originally submitted by Mensch Capital Partners last year in accordance with the firm’s request to rezone the Westwoo More...

Will East to present ‘Legends of Jazz Series’

On May 20, the Williamsville East Jazz Orchestra and Combos will join guest artists Karrin Allyson, jazz vocalist, and Houston Person, tenor saxophonist, for its “Legends of Jazz Series.”  The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sheridan Drive rezoning wins approval

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved the rezoning of 3915 and 3925 Sheridan Drive from Residential District Three to Office Business, allowing for the planned expansion of Exelsior Orthopaedics’ facilities.  The approval wa More...

Editorial

Be vigilant in preventing motorcycle accidents

Bee Editorial

In Erie County alone, there are more than 22,000 registered motorcycle riders who use their cycles for commuting, touring and recreational activities, according to the office of Chris Jacobs, Erie County clerk. More...

Spindle items

• START DONATING — The Amherst Senior Center, at 370 John James Audubon Parkway, is conducting a donation drive to help fill the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Essentials Pantry to meet the needs of the homeless in Buffalo.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 8, 1890   Mr. Joseph Miller of Getzville has made quite an improvement on his barn by newly shingling it.  For sale: 56 and one-half acres at 80 dollars an acre. More...

Police Blotter

Woman irate over quantity of peanut butter cups sold

Monday, April 27  • Police responded to Berehaven Drive where a resident reported that a group of parents were in the front yard encouraging several youths to fight each other. Upon arrival, officers discovered the area to be quiet. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trustee praises efforts of police

The Village of Williamsville is about to come alive — as it does each summer — with dozens of events that fill our calendars and lift our spirits after a long winter.  But, let’s not forget the dedicated men and women of the A More...

Carefully consider School Board vote

As my 18-year Amherst Central Board of Education tenure draws to an end, I would like to offer some thoughts in anticipation of the upcoming School Board election. More...

Retired colleagues appreciate teachers

The first full week in May is designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week. It must be stated that retired teachers fervently and openly declare their appreciation for our active educational colleagues.  More...

Education

Heim Middle names honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cystic Health group plans fashion show  Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a fashion show and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Country Club of Buffalo, 250 Youngs Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Amherst softball drops first games of season

Amherst’s hitting had been a big reason for the team’s 4-0 start, but the Lady Tigers’ offense struggled against the top squad in ECIC III softball.  Amherst recorded four hits in back-to-back losses against Depew, losing 7-0 a 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...

Academics play role in East seniors’ college destinations

Having the opportunity to play collegiate sports is a high honor, but attending a college that has their major was the initial reason Williamsville East seniors Lauren Anderson, Sarah Scolnick, Brenda Sheedy and Disha Yellayi chose their college dest More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Concerts

thurs. 7   Alt-rock band Blue October will take the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $. 205-8925, www.rapidstheatre.com, www.ticketfly.com  More...