Weekly Feature



September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Oktoberfest to feature parade, music, children’s activities

This year’s Oktoberfest celebration in the Village of Williamsville will feature a parade, children’s activities, a German bake-off and other events at Island Park throughout a four-day period.  More...

Local News

FOR SALE

— Doreen Connolly, left, shows a handmade tote bag to Martha Carlson on Saturday during Amherst Presbyterian Church’s craft sale. More...

St. Leo the Great Parish to live-stream Papal Mass

St. Leo the Great Parish, 885 Sweet Home Road, will debut new technology at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, featuring Pope Francis celebrating Mass via a live video stream from Philadelphia for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families.  More...

Amherst High School welcomes freshmen with orientation

Administration, faculty and staff at Amherst Central High School held its annual program of welcoming the incoming ninth grade students for a freshman orientation on Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Eyeglass frames stolen from business

Monday, Sept. 14  • An employee of a Sheridan Drive eyeglass store reported that a man and woman stole two frames from the business. The couple fled the store on foot and headed to a nearby plaza. More...

Letters to the Editor

Treatment can save town’s ash trees

A month ago, I mentioned to The Bee the battle we were waging with the emerald ash borer that has infected so many of the ash trees in the eastern part of the country and is now ravaging our trees here in Western New York and now, here in Amherst.&nb More...

Voters deserve thanks for support

A special thank you to Amherst voters who chose to retain me as your candidate in the Sept. 10 primary election.  More...

McDonald's egg pledge is small step

McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Waste collection events to be held in community   More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

Amherst Central Football:  lost to West Seneca West 36-0 Boys golf:   lost to Tonawanda 287-290; lost to Alden 292-303, def. Maryvale 297-334 Field hockey:  def. Lancaster 2-1; def. More...

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 23 Field hockey:  Sweet Home at Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Boys golf: Amherst at Starpoint, 4:30 p.m. (Shawnee Country Club) Girls golf:  Buffalo Seminary at Sacred Heart, 4 p.m. More...

East boys volleyball upsets Clarence

Expectations were not high heading into the 2015 season for the Williamsville East boys volleyball team.  Only four seniors returned, including starters Alex Grano (middle hitter) and Mike Shanahan (outside hitter). More...

Business

Wilcox Financial provides comfortable setting for clients, focuses on comprehensive planning

At Wilcox Financial, the firm focuses on providing clients with comprehensive financial planning.  The business is led by Nicholle Overkamp and Sarah Blankenship.  Wilcox Financial’s new location at 29 California Drive, near Main Stre More...

Akron Ale House adds to Northtown craft beer scene

When business partners and restaurateurs Shawn Schweis and Nate Springer opened the Ebenezer Ale House in West Seneca just over four years ago, they had no plans to expand their brand to more Western New York locations.  More...

Amherst Chamber Toastmasters to host open house on Sept. 25

The Amherst Chamber Toastmasters Club will host an open house from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the KeyBank Building at 3920 Main St. More...

Breaking News - 9/24/2015 3:51 PM

Construction to cause Sheridan Drive lane restrictions

Daily and nightly lane closures on Sheridan Drive will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. More...

Town to seek new organization to lead program

Amherst Meals on Wheels

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved directing the town Department of Senior Services to assume full responsibility for managing the operation of the Amherst Meals on Wheels program.  More...

Police arrest Cheektowaga man for alleged larceny

Amherst police on Sunday arrested a Cheektowaga man on charges of petit larceny and burglary in the third degree after he allegedly stole items from vehicles in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

Editorial

Oktoberfest celebration a great way to begin autumn

Bee Editorial

For this year’s Oktoberfest, the event’s organizers added an extra evening of festivities to its celebration schedule.  With a goal of possibly making the event a regional, weeklong attraction, the organizers have been working hard f More...

Spindle items

• OPEN HOUSE — When I was in elementary school, one of my favorite activities held early in each academic year was the annual open house.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 25, 1890   Invitations are respectively issued for the public to be present at a social party at Ehrman’s Hall in this village on Friday evening, Oct. 3rd. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I am truly disappointed with the village board agenda for the Sept. 14 meeting. The Eagle/Evans traffic issues have been removed from the home page and will not be discussed as previously promised. More...

Obituaries

David K. Michael, learner, music lover

David K. Michael, of Williamsville, died Wednesday,  Sept. 2, 2015. He was 72.  Mr. Michael never let his professional career wholly define him. More...

Ruth E. Bender, artist, antique collector

Ruth Eleanor Bender (nee Stunkel), 87, formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Montgomery Park, a senior community in East Amherst.  Mrs. Bender was born in Buffalo on Feb. 19, 1927. More...

Shawn J. McMullen, U.S. Army veteran

Shawn Joseph McMullen, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.  Mr. McMullen was born in November 1988, in Williamsville.  More...

Lifestyles

The Franciscan Center...

providing young men with a fresh start

The Rev. Joseph Bayne called him the “wild dog.” Although the young man had never been in any trouble, he came from a broken home. “He had that look in his eyes of just wandering,” said Rev. More...

Brompton Heights schedules craft show

A fall craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Brompton Heights, 275 Brompton Road, Williamsville. More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation plans upcoming programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department has scheduled activities for children from learning about mammal bones to a Middle School Night.  More...