Weekly Feature



June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man rescued from fire

A rapid search of the interior of a burning home at 1537 Eggert Road Tuesday morning resulted in the successful rescue of the lone occupant.  Officials said a man was found in the bathroom and brought outside. More...

Local News

Musicians return to area for fundraising show

For Ryan Doyle, music and helping his hometown are two major parts of his life. “Music has always been a feel-good atmosphere for me,” said Doyle, a touring musician. More...

Borden to campaign for Town Board seat

Hadar Borden will be campaigning for a seat on the five-member Amherst Town Board in the fall election.  She will be a Democratic candidate in the primary election on Thursday, Sept. More...

Bucki to seek Town Board post in fall election

Deborah Bruch Bucki, past town clerk and former town council member, is seeking a seat on the five-member Amherst Town Board in the fall election.  The terms of the Town Board seats held by Guy Marlette and Mark Manna will expire at the end of 2 More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to supporters of Rotary festival

The Rotary Club of Williamsville wishes to thank all who came to Island Park for last Wednesday’s Williamsville Strawberry Festival.  The park was full of people, and there were activities for all ages, demonstrating once again that this i More...

Contract extension was not necessary

I am both surprised and dumbfounded by the news that the Williamsville School Board has extended Scott Martzloff’s contract by one year to the year 2020.  More...

Education

Board receives clarification on transportation costs

Amherst schools

Members of the Amherst School Board were not pleased in March when they found out that the cost of the district’s five-year contract with bus company First Student was increasing 63 percent — $2.3 to $3.7 million — for the 2015-16 s More...

Amherst schools’ capital projects alter building access for summer

The Amherst Central School District buildings are all undergoing facelifts this summer due to capital projects. More...

Lifestyles

Artisan Market part of Canalside’s allure

Julie Leatherbarrow moved back to Buffalo in 2004 after years of traveling the country selling her homemade glass products at malls, festivals and street fairs, Despite some trials, including tornadoes and hurricanes, she found customers everywhere.& More...

‘Strings Abounding’ concert set for June 28

The Amherst Chamber Ensembles String Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Witakowski, will present “Strings Abounding” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. More...

Songs of Italy come to town this weekend

Frank Corso brings the music of Italy and world-famous singers to Amherst this week, with two performances at Iris at the Maple Entertainment Complex, 4224 Maple Road at Sweet Home Road.  Corso will perform Friday, June 26, and Sunday, June 28.& More...

New rules in place for youth at Old Home Days

During Monday’s work session, the Village Board discussed new policies for youth who plan on attending Old Home Days in July.  The board met with members of the Jolly Boys of Williamsville, whose members are the founders and organizers of More...

World War II vet receives medals on 93rd birthday

Nearly 74 years ago, Vito “Vince” Caputi joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. More...

Editorial

Garden walks are essential events of summer

Bee Editorial

The month of July includes two annual events that showcase the beauty in the Village of Williamsville and Town of Amherst. Williamsville’s Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18. More...

Spindle items

• SOCIAL MEDIA — I would like to remind our readers that while you can read our news via hard copies at newsstands and in the mail as well as online at www.Amherst- Bee.com, content is also being shared through social media.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 26, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Portable toiled destroyed on Brenon Road

Monday, June 15  • A resident of Autumn Creek Lane reported that several youths were playing basketball at a nearby court and it was disrupting the neighborhood. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.A caller to The Bee claims Amherst averages 15 car collisions per day. If accurate, that is an excessively high number, and the town board needs to investigate and seek methods to reduce the crash rate.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MITRI, Nicholas J., of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mr. Mitri served in the U.S. Army during World War II. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

What’s Going On  Cruise Night planned at Elderwood   More...

Sports

First Team lined with clutch performers

2015 All-Bee Softball

The credentials for the players making up the 2015 All-Bee Softball First Team are quite impressive.  More...

All-Bee Softball Teams named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the fourth annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to re More...

Depew’s Cotton edges OP’s Hennessy for Pitcher of the Year honors

ECIC I’s stranglehold on the All-Bee Softball Pitcher of the Year honors has come to an end.  More...

Business

Eye Care Professionals focus on eye health

Through creative and personalized solutions, Dr. More...

UB’s smoking cessation program continues rate of success

The University at Buffalo’s QUIT smoking cessation program — boasting a success rate of nearly 80 percent among those finishing treatment — returns for another extended run this summer and fall, giving smokers what could be their be More...

Events

SBA and SCORE to team up for workshop   More...