Weekly Feature



September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bishop Neumann to hold 50th class reunion

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, Bishop Neumann High School’s class of 1965 will be holding reunion festivities later this month.  More...

Local News

Town to remember 9/11 attacks with ceremony

This year, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. More...

Primary election set for Sept. 10

A primary election will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, to determine which Town Board candidates will be on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines in November’s general election.  More...

Participants sought for annual contest

Organizers of the Miss Williamsville Oktoberfest pageant are seeking participants for the $1,000 scholarship contest, which will be based on academics and community service.  Applications for the pageant are due Friday, Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Store says man stole beer, nutritional supplements

Monday, Aug. 31  • A resident of Sweet Home Road reported that two bicycles were stolen from the first-floor laundry room of the apartment building. The resident said the theft occurred sometime within the previous couple of days.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BALL, Michael D., of Amherst, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He is survived by his father, David; mother; Elizabeth; two sisters, Kaitlin and Kathryn; grandfather, Chauncey; and grandmother Arlene. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sept. More...

Sports

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...

North football’s reserves come through against Sweet Home in season opener

Williamsville North’s football team showed off its depth very early in the 2015 season.  With junior twin brothers Jason and Andrew Hwang limited due to injuries, senior backup quarterback Jose Padilla and junior running back Seven Turpin More...

East field hockey seeks deep postseason run

Williamsville East field hockey coach Erin Rajczak and her players have high goals for the 2015 season.  “We would like to go far in the playoffs,” she said. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10   Polish Genealogical Society — Research assistance provided and database resources available to the public free of charge, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Villa Maria College cafeteria, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Performance

thurs. 10   More...

Festivals

fri. 11 & sat. 12   More...

Police investigating Molotov cocktail incident

Amherst police are currently investigating an incident involving an explosive device being thrown into the foyer of a town church.  According to Capt. Enzio Villalta of the Detective Bureau, the incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. More...

Explore an ‘Evening in the Village’ on Saturday

Businesses in Williamsville will stay open a little later for “An Evening in the Village,” which will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

IN MEMORIAM

— Members of Amherst Y.E.S., Eric Schatz, left, Alexis Bress and Leena Sen on Thursday place flags outside of the Amherst Municipal Building to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks that o More...

Editorial

Protect your home from electrical fires

Bee Editorial

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association, so it is never too late to take simple precautions.  More...

Spindle items

• VOLUNTEER FAIR — Now that we are more than a week into September, my calendar is beginning to fill up with fall events. Between personal engagements and volunteer events, September’s remaining weekends are almost booked.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 11, 1890   Quite a large crowd assembled at the home of Mr. Rinebolt on Sunday to sample the amber-colored contents of a suspicious-looking object which they had in the cellar. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I wonder if the State DOT is in cahoots with auto shops. I’m baffled why they would put a layer of blacktop on Main Street from Transit to Hirschfield, when that part was one of the smoothest in town. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free seminar to include dizziness, balance topics   More...

Lifestyles

Author uses life with autism as part of narrative

The next children’s book your son or daughter learns from may soon come from a 21-year-old professional writer in Mexico, New York, but if it weren’t for the advent of technology and the writer’s own resiliency, the books may never More...

Junior Board Skate Sale slated for Sept. 12

The annual Junior Board Skate Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Rink No. 1 Floor, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. The drop-off will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Rink No. More...

Wine, art event slated at Aspire’s offices

To support its iXpress Program, an expressive arts program for individuals with a full range of disabilities, Aspire of Western New York will be holding an Art and Wine Celebration.  The 12th annual event is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Business

Accura Audiology provides patients with comprehensive hearing care

When Helen Keller was asked if she’d rather not see or rather not hear, Dr. Steven Perlow said Keller’s response was that she would choose to be able to hear.  “Hearing connects us to people. More...

Congressman, war veteran featured as speaker

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. More...

Events

Partnership plans free events for mid-September   More...