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December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

— Luke Budelewski, left, with his mother, Elaine, and siblings Angelina, Kade, and Blake, are pictured with Mrs. More...

Local News

Amherst School Board weighs tax levy options for 2016-17 budget

The Amherst School Board is mulling over potential options as to what should be the tax levy for the 2016-17 school budget.  School Business Administrator Melanie Conley laid out four potential scenarios at Tuesday’s meeting.  More...

ANNUAL LIGHTING

— Members of the Chabad House on Sunday light the community Menorah in the parking lot of Tops Friendly Markets, 3980 Maple Road, Amherst. More...

Foundation awards grants, seeks community help to assist district

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Grant Committee recently awarded $4,807 for requests submitted by faculty and staff. Grants were awarded in all four schools for tablets, literacy materials, science outreach and snack programs.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My family and I would like to put all retail stores on notice who refuse to say “Merry Christmas.” We will not spend our money at your stores. After all, it’s all about Christ’s birthday, not your merchandise. More...

Education

Williamsville North posts first quarter honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Williamsville students selected as all-state musicians

Nineteen performers and two composers were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association All-State Conference this past weekend in Rochester.  The composers’ works were featured in a concert on Friday at the Rivers More...

Lifestyles

Cookie party

passes test of time

If you drive down Bank Street in Clarence on a certain Friday in early December, you will inevitably see women of all ages leaving their homes with arms full of cookies. More...

Youth, Recreation sets upcoming programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department has planned various programs and will start selling 2016 resident identification cards on Dec. 14.  More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  More...

Business

Father and son company seeks to create best wines in state

What started as a hobby for Frank Venditti Jr. ultimately became a business venture. Now, with a goal of making the best wine in the state, Venditti Jr. More...

Chamber releases mobile app

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has released a free mobile app in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. More...

NEW LOCATION

— Dr. Sergiu Stoica is shown in one of the patient rooms at Alltown Dental’s new office, 1404 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. More...

Town decides multiple rezoning requests

The Town Board on Monday voted on multiple rezoning requests from several developers, including the denial of an application to rezone four Sheridan Drive properties. More...

Christ Lutheran holds services in 1870s church

For the past several weeks, a congregation of parishioners has been holding Sunday church services in a historic building on the grounds of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. More...

Business association sponsors caroling, shopping events

The Williamsville Business Association is sponsoring Cocktails and Caroling for a Cause on Saturday, Dec. More...

Editorial

Carbon monoxide poisoning is avoidable

Bee Editorial

Carbon monoxide can be fatal, and sometimes difficult to detect. Occasionally, there are reports to the Amherst police regarding residents who experienced the dangerous fumes in their homes.  More...

Spindle items

• DECKING THE HALLS — More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 11, 1890   Prof. C.N. More...

Police Blotter

Man urinates on sidewalk near bus stop

Saturday, Nov. 28   • A motorist on Interstate 290 reported that the rear window of her vehicle was shot out by an unknown person while she was traveling.  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

BARCZAK, James T., of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Angela; two sons, James and Paul; two grandchildren; and one brother, Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 5 at SS. Peter and Paul Church. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Stephens Bethlehem plans cantata concert More...

Sports

Williamsville girls hockey wins first three games

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team has not won a championship since winning the Federation title in the league’s inaugural year in 2010.  More...

Amherst wrestler Devlin aims for third straight state title

The last two years Kellen Devlin has been virtually untouchable on a wrestling mat, winning back-to-back Division II state titles at 126 pounds. More...

Tigers hoops repeats as tourney champs; Brown eclipses 1,000 points

Amherst’s boys basketball team stuck to its game plan all week, and the result was a 3-0 record to open the season.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 10   Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 movie features then child actor Pia Zadora, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10   More...

Art

Announcement   More...