Weekly Feature



November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville adds high school to open enrollment

The Williamsville School Board during its Nov. 17 meeting unanimously approved including North High School in the district’s open enrollment program, which hasn’t been available at the school for the past 10 years.  More...

Local News

Amherst School Board to explore veterans tax exemption

The Amherst School Board agreed to explore the idea of giving military veterans an exemption on their school taxes, but has not determined which exemption cap level to pursue.  More...

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

— Tim Lehr, left, and Tracy Marinaccio look at items during a basket raffle and craft sale held Sunday at Amherst Presbyterian Church. More...

Maple Road cracking to be tested

During its session on Thursday, the County Legislature approved a resolution to fund experimental testing to address the continuous deterioration of Maple Road.  According to Legislator Edward R. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports missing bra

Saturday, Nov. 14  • Three women were arrested in a shoplifting incident at a Sheridan Drive department store. They were apprehended in the parking lot after allegedly stealing makeup and clothes from the business.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Grant turkeys a pardon this year

While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.  And here are some good reasons:  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Choral Arts Society Christmas concert set   More...

Sports

East girls volleyball’s dream season falls short at state championships

The Williamsville East girls volleyball team’s greatest season in school history ended in bittersweet fashion.  The Lady Flames went 2-4 in pool play at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A Championships Satur More...

North’s Reichert to play golf at East Tennessee State

Crumlish, Crane also sign letters

Ben Reichert would like to someday play on the PGA Tour.  The Williamsville North senior took his next step by signing with East Tennessee State University on Wednesday, Nov. More...

CCA hoops to hold tip-off tournament

Christian Central Academy will host its sixth annual A. Leslie Basketball Tournament Memorial Tip-Off Tourney Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. Girls teams include CCA, Tonawanda, Maryvale and Grand Island. More...

Business

Westermeier Martin to open Sheridan Drive location

The Westermeier Martin dental practice will be adding a new location in Amherst next year.  This new office is set to open in early 2016 and will be located at 3500 Sheridan Drive between Millersport Highway and Sweet Home Road.  More...

Billy’s opens at former Jack’s Place site following renovations

The former Jack’s Place, a restaurant and bar at 1424 Millersport Highway, Amherst, has changed owners and is now operating under the new name of “Billy’s.”  More...

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

— Kevin Kling shares his stories with the attendees during a guest speaker event held Nov. 18 at the Museum of disABILITY History. More...

Breaking News - 11/24/2015 1:37 PM

Village of Willamsville

Board proposes Youngs Road interchange

Village officials are  trying to revive an old plan for a Youngs Road interchange off the Thruway, with direct access to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa said that around 20 to 30 years ago,   More...

Breaking News - 11/24/2015 11:41 AM

Lucey declared winner of highway superintendent race

Pat Lucey was declared the winner of the town highway superintendent race on Monday according to results compiled by the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Town to vote on request affecting Muir Woods

The Town Board on Dec. 7 will be voting on a request to amend an environmental findings statement and Audubon Development plan for Muir Woods, a proposed mixed-use development on North French Road.  More...

Editorial

Take winter travel precautions before snow flies

Bee Editorial

Nearly one year ago, Western New York was hit with a historic snowstorm that brought several feet of snow across the region. The November 2014 storm left motorists and residents alike stranded in treacherous weather conditions.  More...

Spindle items

• THANKSGIVING — I hope that everyone in the community has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Perhaps the greatest things to be thankful for are the people in your lives as well as life itself.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 27, 1890   There are more public holidays in Honolulu than any city in the world. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s important for Amherst residents to know that the Meals-on-Wheels fundraiser mentioned several times in The Amherst Bee does not benefit Amherst Meals-on-Wheels. More...

Obituaries

Julia M. Bauer, volunteer, educator

Julia M. Bauer (nee Stofka), died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. She was 82.  Mrs. More...

Maria R. Greco, exhibit designer and artist

Maria R. Greco, an award-winning exhibit designer and artist, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.  More...

Charles E. Fink, Amherst Roofing Company owner

Charles Eugene Fink, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. He was 90.  Mr. Fink was an All-High left-handed pitcher and outfielder for the Bennett High School baseball team. More...

Lifestyles

The HOCKEY Mom Foundation...

supporting cancer research, education for hockey players

Off the ice, a hockey mom is her child’s biggest defender. She supports his or her endeavors and passion for the game. More...

Church to host inflammation program

Dr. Marc Rosen, a licensed chiropractor, will share his expertise on the topic of inflammation, nutrition and wellness at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation plans upcoming activities

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is offering a variety of programs and will start selling 2016 resident identification cards on Dec. 14.  More...

Entertainment

Art

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Live Local in WNY

fri. 27   The Strangers — 7 p.m., The Cove, 4701 Transit Road, Depew; $. 656-7946, www.thecoveseafoodandbanquets.com  Ray Wood — 6 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 833-6227, www.macsonhertel.com  More...

Theatre

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