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September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Election party lines set following primary results

With all voting districts in the town reporting results from the Sept. More...

Local News

HONORED

— Eggertsville Hose Co. More...

Williamsville School Board discusses scheduling changes

Due to the concerns raised by teachers and principals about allocating more time to particular subjects, scheduling changes were made for fifth and sixth graders in the district.  This was a topic of discussion at last week’s meeting of th More...

‘Walks and Talks’ resumes Sept. 20

For people interested in learning about nature and ecology, the Amherst Conservation Council is again holding its free “Walks and Talks” series, beginning with “Habitat Restoration in Amherst,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Squirrel, reported as rabid, ‘jumps in circles’

Monday, Sept. 7  • A resident of Berkley Road reported his vehicle was entered by an unknown person. He said the car was unlocked at the time of the incident. More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidate thanks voters for support

I wish to express my most sincere appreciation to the members of the Democratic and Working Families parties who voted for me in the primary election on Sept. More...

Resident thanks good Samaritan

To the person who found my wallet on Maple Road near Transit Road — thank you.  I discovered it was missing late on Sept. 5, and the last place I had been was Lowe’s.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Elderwood to feature Forest Lawn presentation   More...

Sports

Miscues doom North football against Jamestown

Turnovers completely changed the momentum of Williamsville North’s non-league home clash with Jamestown Saturday at Williamsville North Field.  The Spartans made two huge mistakes that led to points for the Red Raiders as the Spartans fell More...

South girls soccer rallies over East, 4-3

Gruber scores 2 OT winner

Williamsville South girls soccer coach Kevin McNamara was prepared to give his team a speech when they went down 3-1 in the second half against cross-town rival Williamsville East Sept. 8.  More...

Sacred Heart field hockey advances to tourney final

Sacred Heart’s field hockey team downed Kenmore, 5-0, in the first round of the Barb Field Tournament Friday.  The Sharks were supposed to play Wilson in the finals Saturday but were postponed due to weather until noon on Friday at Smallwo More...

Business

Frederic Owen Fine Jewelry to showcase gemstones from around the world

The evolution of a gemstone can be seen as one of nature’s wonders.  “Discovered first below the earth’s surface — in a natural form — a rough crystal structure is found,” Mark Berman said.  Berman noted More...

‘Passports on the Move’ event slated for Sept. 30

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center, located at 100 International Drive, Amherst.  More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has launched a new workshop series for its members called “Six in Sixty.” This speed learning for small businesses workshop series, sponsored by Evans Bank, will begin with a session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Breaking away

Williamsville North's Nick Maranto reaches for the end zone while trying to elude the grasp of Jamestown's Jordan Olds during the Spartans' 30-14 non-league home loss Saturday. More...

Town approves four-way stop on Culpepper Road

The Town Board during its meeting on Sept. More...

EVENING IN THE VILLAGE

— Bartender Tiffany Montemage, left, serves drinks to Karen Bennett, Frances Witkowski, Diane Bennett and Mark Bennett on Saturday at the Eagle House Restaurant. More...

Editorial

Casting your vote is a serious responsibility

Bee Editorial

Every year by mid-September, we start to hear the call to “get out and vote” as November’s general election approaches. More...

Spindle items

• KNITTING FUNDRAISER — I would like to offer congratulations to the organizers and participants of the second annual Knit-a-Thon, which raised more than $800 by donations and proceeds from the event’s raffle.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 18, 1890   A large party of Tonawanda people took possession of Mr. Heim’s orchard for the purpose of discussing a large kettle of chowder.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s 90 degrees out, and the town pools are closed and empty. Who comes up with these ideas? As a taxpayer, I think I have a right to know why this is.  More...

Obituaries

Mark Heim, past chief of North Amherst Fire Company

A benefit will be held for North Amherst Fire Company Past Chief Mark Heim from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the fire hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.  Mr. Heim, 56, died Wednesday, Sept. More...

Frank Sykes, humble pioneer of amateur athletics

Thousands of boys and girls who grew up in Amherst can thank one man for giving them the opportunity to play sports.  Frank “Junior” Sykes, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.  More...

Helen Smith, interior designer, teacher

Helen “Connie” Smith (nee Mulhall), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.  Mrs. Smith enjoyed a long and successful career as an interior designer. More...

Lifestyles

'In the Heights' opens MusicalFare's 2015-16 season

Lights came up on Washington Heights last week at MusicalFare Theater, when its Curtain Up production of “In the Heights” opened, beginning the company’s 26th season.  The rest of the season includes “Pageant,” &ldq More...

Homewood Theater presents ‘The Great Caboose Mystery’

Homewood Theater Company will present its final summer performances of “The Great Caboose Mystery” Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19.  Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. More...

Youth, Recreation seeks members for programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is offering a toddler open gym and is looking for runners for a new 5K running program and members to join the Amherst Youth Board.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Theatre

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Live Local

fri. 18   Gitdrum Bros. — With Carl Motyka, 6 p.m., Dwyer’s Irish Pub, 65 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-4837  Greg & Dylan — From The Muckrakers, 6 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...