Weekly Feature



November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police initiate Text-a-Tip program

Amherst police have initiated the Text-a-Tip program, allowing people to use text messages to send crime tips to the Police Department.  In addition to the existing phone tip line, 689-1390, and tip email, tips@apdny.org, the texting tip line is More...

Local News

Transgender students’ rights discussed at Amherst schools

The rights of transgender students was the main topic of discussion at the Nov. More...

Input sought in superintendent search

The Amherst Central School Board has retained the services of the Western New York Educational Service Council to assist in its search for a new superintendent to replace Laura Chabe, who will retire in February.  One of the first steps is to ga More...

Inventor’s wind turbine called ‘engineering breakthrough’

About five years ago, a Williamsville man began working to find a way to decrease the world’s dependency on fossil fuels. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the future of the old Westwood Country Club: with the level of traffic on Sheridan, Maple and North Forest, the town must purchase this open space. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Schifferle, newspaper photographer

Ronald Schifferle, a prominent local news photographer, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. He was 84.  Mr. Schifferle was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School in 1950. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. More...

Elva J. Allen, merchandising manager, hospital volunteer

Elva J. Allen, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. She was 99.  Mrs. Allen was born in Frewsberg, New York. She was the last remaining survivor of nine children. More...

Kenneth W. Fremming, pitcher for Detroit Tigers

Kenneth W. Fremming, of Kenmore, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. He was 86.  More...

Lifestyles

Snowvember

One year after the November storm of 2014, what changes have the county and state made?

Do a Google Images search for “Snowvember Buffalo,” and you may have a hard time determining whether the photos you’re looking at are from here or a Hollywood apocalyptic film set. More...

Fundraiser scheduled at Banchetti by Rizzo’s

“Raise Your Voice for John,” a benefit to assist the Wroblewski family with increasing medical costs, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. More...

Youth, Recreation sets programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is offering a variety of programs and will be holding a warm clothing project, to collect warm clothing for in-need students.  More...

Business

Bead Creative helps patrons discover the charms of jewelry making

Erika Hartke Wilson was taught how to make her first ring out of a nail by Jim Puglisi, her father’s best friend and a former professor of lapidary at the University at Buffalo.  After making the ring, Hartke Wilson says she was hooked.&nb More...

Veterans to receive discount at Tops Friendly Markets on Nov. 11

Tops Friendly Markets will be offering military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off their grocery bill this Veterans Day. This marks the second consecutive year Tops has offered the Veterans Day discount.  More...

Business Brief

Windsong Radiology, 55 Spindrift Drive, Amherst, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.   The honor was presented to Windsong for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening.   More...

Ellicott Creek Fire Company opens new substation

As a way to better serve the community, Ellicott Creek Fire Company on Nov. 1 officially opened a substation at 3000 Sweet Home Road near Pheasant Run Road. More...

On fire

Williamsville East’s Marissa Birzon, right, battles with Brighton’s Catharine Lewis for possession during the Class A Far West Regional Saturday at Niagara University. More...

Editorial

Education is first line of defense against addiction

Bee Editorial

Heroin is a terrifying drug with the power to take hold of a person’s life and ultimately end it. It can be mixed with other, even more deadly substances, without users even knowing before it is already in their bloodstream. More...

Spindle items

• ANOTHER DEGREE — Several years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Wild after he earned his fourth-degree black belt. He earned the belt when he was 71 years old.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 13, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Man seen with his pants down in parking lot

Saturday, Oct. 31  • A resident of Getzville Road reported that six youths were outside “talking loudly and milling around” his property.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters due thanks for election support

Thank you to all the Amherst residents who voted for me in the Town Board elections.  As I am not a politician, it was a new experience for me. More...

Judith Chick honor much appreciated

I would like to thank the Town Board, specifically Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette and his assistant, Beth Bochiechio, for the wonderful honor you have bestowed upon my late wife, Judith Chick, by naming the bridge over Ellicott Creek on the Ellicott More...

Nurses laud town for supporting bill

I am writing to thank the Town Board for unanimously passing on Nov. 2 a resolution in support of the state Safe Staffing Bill. Council Member Mark Manna introduced the resolution with council members Popowich and Marlette as cosponsors  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Performer to present at Museum of disABILITY More...

Sports

East girls soccer blanks Brighton in Class A regional

When Williamsville East wins a Section VI title in girls soccer, they typically have not gotten past the Class A Far West Regional, but not this year.  More...

Six programs represented on All-Bee Boys Soccer First Team

Some of the area’s top boys soccer teams are represented on the 2015 All-Bee Boys Soccer First Team.  East Aurora, which advanced to Class B state final four for the first time since 2008, and Lancaster, Section VI Class AA finalist, each More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

thurs. 12   Fusing energetic reggae, hip-hop and funk, Kent, Ohio, band Tropidelic will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. 856-8000, www.buffaloironworks.com  fri. 13   More...

Performance

thurs. 12   Buffalo Jazz Octet & Joe Ford — The Buffalo-born saxophonist recorded extensively with McCoy Tyner and worked with the renowned Fort Apache Band led by Jerry Gonzalez since 1988, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...