Weekly Feature



November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Stars and stripes

Vietnam veteran Richard Brown stands at attention with the American flag during the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance at the Williamsville Cemetery. He is a member of George F. More...

Local News

Presenters examine heroin epidemic, drug abuse at event

“When I got out of me and started loving others, that’s when healing came for me,” said James Trapp at a recent presentation on drug abuse.  Trapp, who is a husband, father, pastor, speaker, consultant and coach, spoke about hi More...

Council seeks committee members

Supervisor Barry Weinstein is seeking volunteers to serve on various town committees. More...

Police investigating Eggert Road collision

Amherst police are investigating a vehicle collision on Thursday that led to one of the drivers being injured.  According to Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Accident Investigation Unit, the incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Maybe next fall, with the new highway superintendent, leaf pickup for the Roycroft Boulevard Island will improve. Hope springs eternal.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident lauds urgent care facility

While operating my table saw, I incurred what I thought was a minor skin cut. My daughter thought it was a more serious laceration, so she immediately rushed me to MASH Urgent Care.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Performer to present at Museum of disABILITY   More...

Sports

Williamsville East girls volleyball records historic victory in Class A regional

Lady Flames repeat as section champs

For the second consecutive year, a girls volleyball team from Williamsville will be vying for a state championship.  Williamsville East downed two-time defending state champion Pittsford Sutherland, 25-20, 25-18, 17-25, 19-25, 25-20, in the Clas More...

North boys volleyball wins first section title

Williamsville North’s Cinderella run in the Section VI Division II Boys Volleyball Tournament culminated with a 25-15, 18-25, 28-26, 25-23 win over top-seeded Grand Island in the Class B final Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Lackawanna High School.  More...

East girls soccer loses heartbreaker in state semifinal

Williamsville East’s second appearance in a girls soccer state semifinal in school history ended in heartbreaking defeat.  Islip’s Lyndsey Sparks scored with under two minutes remaining, handing East a 1-0 defeat in a Class A state s More...

Business

Do you have insurance with Health Republic?

If your current health insurance is with Health Republic, your coverage ends Nov. 30 and will not be renewed. You must apply for replacement insurance immediately. More...

Dash’s customers encouraged to ‘step up’ for Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York will once again be encouraging area shoppers to “Step up to the Plate” at Dash’s Markets in support of Meals on Wheels’ mission.  More...

Emerging Business Leaders to present fall social event on Nov. 19

Emerging Business Leaders and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a fall social from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Breaking News - 11/23/2015 3:53 PM

LUCEY WINS

BREAKING: Patrick Lucey is the winner of the race for Amherst Highway Superintendent despite 20 ballots still being contested. More...

Supervisor details proposal for Glen Oak purchase

By the end of 2016, the town may be the owner of a new golf course.  (See editorial on page four)  Supervisor Barry Weinstein on Monday detailed a proposal that could lead to the purchase of Glen Oak Golf Course for approximately $4.6 milli More...

Residents, developer to discuss Sheridan Drive properties

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday set a decision date of Dec. 7 to vote on four Sheridan Drive properties that are near the former Westwood Country Club.   More...

Editorial

Supervisor’s proposal deserves further review

Bee Editorial

On Monday, Supervisor Barry Weinstein revealed a detailed proposal that includes the possible purchase of Glen Oak Golf Course for approximately $4.6 million.  More...

Spindle items

• UPCOMING SESSION — In the past, I have written about the monthly Good Grief sessions available at Calvary Episcopal Church.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 20, 1890   James Heacock, clerk for a coal dealer in Rochester, was killed by a vicious horse in the stable adjoining the New York Central yard.  More...

Police Blotter

Store manager records customer’s antics

Saturday, Nov. 7  • On Rue Madeleine, a resident reported that three teenagers were going door to door to steal items off front porches. The complainant said he believed he scared them away.  More...

Obituaries

William C. Kracker, insurance sales manager

William C. Kracker, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. He was 80.  Born in Massillon, Ohio, in 1935, Mr. Kracker graduated from Catholic High School in Canton, Ohio. He then attended John Carroll University and St. More...

Sister Paula Fox, educator

Sister Paula Fox of the Order of St. Francis died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. She was 94.  Born Dolores Jane Fox in Buffalo on Oct. 9, 1921, Sister Paula graduated from Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. She entered the Sisters of St. More...

Death Notices

BAUER, Julia M., died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. She is survived by three sons, Mark, Martin and Matthew; three grandchildren; and one brother, David Stofka.  More...

Lifestyles

Preserving the Past

Brown family unites to renovate, restore church

Family bonding can involve a variety of activities, from gardening and crafting to movies and game nights. For the Browns, who hail from North Tonawanda, it’s renovating and restoring a church, school and rectory. More...

Jurek Post all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to be held

A pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

‘Live it Up for Lindy’ slated for Friday

In August, Kenmore native Lindy Dobbins, a wife and mother of three children, lost her life while trying to help a friend.  According to Erin Ranic, Dobbins was killed, while trying to support her friend, Amanda Colley, during a difficult divorc More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 19   More...

Special Events

thurs. 19   SS Columbia & the Canadiana — Part of the Fall Adventures in Buffalo History course, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. www.explorebuffalo.org  More...

Performance

fri. 20   John Bacon/Chris Jentsch Project — Featuring Mike Kaupa, trumpet, and Jeff Campbell, bass, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $. 697-9069, www.pausaarthouse.com  More...