Weekly Feature



December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lucey ready to lead Highway Department

Pat Lucey is looking forward to taking the helm of the town Highway Department after being declared the winner of the post by 21 votes.  The election was decided by the Erie County Board of Elections in the early evening of Nov. More...

Local News

CARDS AMONG FRIENDS

— Fran Krause, left, Jan Valtin, Jim Krause and JoAnn Stepien play a game of super samba on Monday during a visit to the Amherst Senior Center. More...

State Troopers, police associations support earlier bar closing time in Erie County

The New York State Troopers and Erie County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Associations recently announced their support for changing the bar closing in Erie County from 4 a.m. More...

Youngs Road thruway interchange proposed

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, the Town of More...

Police Blotter

Manager reports stolen breast pumps

Saturday, Nov. 21  • At a Niagara Falls Boulevard business, the manager reported a person stole two breast pumps valued at $700. The manager told police the theft was recorded by surveillance video.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters due thanks for election win

In this season of Thanksgiving, I wish to express my most sincere appreciation to the voters of Amherst who elected me to serve as a member of their town council.  Thank you for listening to my message of the need for fiscal responsibility, gree More...

Education

Sacred Heart names students to honor roll

The following Amherst residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-2016 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Dec. 2 Wrestling:  Amherst at Williamsville South, 6 p.m.; Starpoint at Sweet Home, 5 p.m.  More...

Bull’s-eye placed on South girls basketball

Class A state champion returns nine players

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team had a season to remember last year.  The Lady Billies went 25-2 and won the New York State Class A title, the first time a Section VI team has accomplished that since  1994.  More...

Long-time assistant Laux takes over at Sacred Heart

Debbie Laux has been an integral part of Sacred Heart girls basketball for years, but for the first time, she will be on the sidelines as the varsity team’s head coach.  Laux, a former player at Sacred Heart and assistant coach for the pas More...

Business

Millane elected to two-year term on institute’s board

Maureen Millane, associate vice president for community engagement, creativity and career development at Daemen College, has been elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Washington Internship Institute.  More...

MassMutual Buffalo to open The Establishment on Dec. 7

MassMutual next week will be unveiling a financial services venue designed specifically for millennials.  Operated by MassMutual Buffalo, The Establishment, located at 5110 Main St., Suite 100B in The Walker Center, will host classes with financ More...

Holiday pet expo set for Dec. 6 at Eastern Hills Mall

Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, will be hosting its fifth annual Holiday Pet Expo from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in the J.C. Penney concourse near Honey Hill Pet Center and Orvis.  More...

Breaking News - 12/4/2015 10:41 AM

Baked Cupcakery opens in village

Baked Cupcakery, a Grand Island-based bake shop, is now open at 5428 Main St., which was formerly the site of Prosit! Restaurant.The store opened on Nov. More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2015 12:33 PM

Police investigating burglaries

Amherst police are investigating two burglaries that occurred Saturday and Monday near the University Plaza, 3500 Main St. According to police reports at about midnight Saturday, a rock was thrown through the front window of the Hair People Salo More...

Post to observe Pearl Harbor Day

AMVETS Post 49 will hold its annual service in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

‘Holiday in the Village’ set for this weekend

Holiday-themed events will be held this weekend during Williamsville’s “Holiday in the Village,” which will include carousel rides, trolley transportation on Main Street, caroling and a tree lighting ceremony. More...

Editorial

Put shopping local at the top of your holiday to-do list

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Maybe all you need is to think outside the box. A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

• GIVING OF OURSELVES — This time of year is busy for many people, with shopping, cooking and preparing the house for guests.  Many of us try to make charitable donations around the holidays, whether that be toys for underprivileged c More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 4, 1890   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The problem at the Senior Center about coffee may seem trivial to many, but it is not for seniors who have difficulty walking and carrying hot coffee, which is a lot of us. More...

Obituaries

Nancy C. Calabrese, special-ed director for Amherst Central schools

Nancy C. Calabrese, of Williamsville, retired director of special education for the Amherst Central School District, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. She was 68.  Born in North Buffalo in 1946, Mrs. Calabrese graduated from Bennett High School. More...

Thomas J. Marino, Prudential Insurance salesman

Thomas J. Marino died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. He was 92.  Mr. Marino was born in Buffalo and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II as a radio operator on a B24 bomber.  More...

Death Notice

O’DOWD, Martha T. (nee Atkinson), of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. She is survived by three daughters, Dolores Sparacio, Sister Dolores Ann, and Mary Beltrami; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site welcomes its REINVENTION

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 1901, William McKinley would take his last breaths as the 25th president of the United States. More...

Former Buffalo Bill to meet and greet fans

Thurman Thomas, former Buffalo Bill and professional football Hall of Famer, will make an appearance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Boulevard Mall, at the entrance to the new Dick’s Sporting Goods, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. More...

Amherst Public Libraries set holiday-themed events

This month, libraries in the town will offer holiday specials for children, such as creating a graham cracker house and story times.  Below is a list of the various programs at the different branches, including Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Ro More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 3   Artisanal Wreath Class — Learn how to design your own artisanal wreath handcrafted from flowers, herbs and other all-natural materials, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 3   Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony — Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment by a local music group, hot chocolate and coffee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...