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December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

DEDICATION CEREMONY

— St. Benedict’s student council members Emma Fenwick, left, Abby Ruggiero, Sarah Vinal and Danya Flood assist in a flag dedication ceremony recently held at the school. More...

Agencies seek consistent volunteers

Gerard Place is not just a stopover or temporary shelter for those experiencing homelessness. More...

Westwood’s proposals: What has transpired?

Nearly 18 months have passed since Mensch Capital Partners first submitted its plans to the town for a $238 million redevelopment of the former Westwood Country Club property. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I would like to see a moratorium on the building that is going on in the Amherst area. More...

Letters to the Editor

School, newspaper deserve recognition

Thank you for your weekly listings of community events.  With family in town for Christmas, I check The Bee for activities to attend during the holiday season. As a 1975 graduate of Williamsville South, I noted the scheduled holiday concert. More...

Obituaries

Eva M. Noles, nursing director at Roswell Park, educator

Eva M. Noles (nee Bateman) died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. She was 96.  Mrs. More...

Norman E. Weiler, mechanical engineer, construction executive

Norman E. Weiler, of Amherst, a retired engineer and construction executive, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. He was 91.  A Buffalo native, Mr. More...

Nicoletta D. Sebastiano, teacher, community volunteer

Nicoletta D. Sebastiano, former owner of the KBI Schools, Kensington Business Institute in Buffalo and Kelley Business Institute in Niagara Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. She was 103.  More...

Lifestyles

Snapshots from the sidelines: Pylon cameras capture exceptional footage

Since Paul Halsey’s career as a video engineer began in 1983, he has moved from freelancer, to small business owner, to inventor of a device that will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl.  In January of this year, Halsey conceived the idea More...

Organization schedules classes on Bible

The Bureau of Jewish Education will offer 10, 90-minute classes, with professor Ted Steinberg, beginning Thursday, Jan. 7. The course on the Old Testament will delve into three sections of the Bible. More...

Community Music School to be renamed after former student

Andy Anselmo’s dreams have never lingered in the clouds. “There was something that always led me to do the right thing. The right person would come around and tell me the right thing to do,” the Amherst resident said. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 31   Funktional Flow — 8 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. 200-1893, www.buffaloironworks.com  Just Us — 10 p.m., Jack Devine’s Irish Pub, 4170 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; $. More...

Comedy

thurs. 31   Ring in the new year with an evening filled with laughter courtesy of Clayton English, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedy.com  More...

Art

ongoing  now-Dec. 31   Dancer — An exhibition of original paintings by Katia Zhukova, on display through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, 787 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Town declares Westwood document adequate for review

Environmental statement

The Town Board, in a 3-2 vote on Monday, declared an environmental impact statement regarding the former Westwood Country Club property as ready for review by the public.  Prior to accepting the most recent revision of the Draft Generic Environm More...

Town hall meeting to address heroin, opiate epidemic

From the wealthy to those who are struggling, Amherst Police Detective Lt. JoAnn DiNoto said opiate and heroin use can affect anyone’s family. More...

Editorial

Begin the new year by giving blood

Bee Editorial

The new year is quickly approaching, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming a resolution or tweaking resolution ideas for 2016. More...

Spindle items

• A NEW BREW — In my career as a journalist, I have had the opportunity to cover a number of breaking news stories as well as interview many business owners.  This past week, I was able to interview the owners and staff at 12 Gates Br More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 1, 1891   Mr. J.P. Straub, who has the contract for the stone work of Mr. Chalmers’ new house, made The Bee a pleasant call this morning.  More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2015 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Jump-roping neighbors disturb resident

Wednesday, Dec. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Singer, songwriter to perform at tavern   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Dec. 30 Boys basketball:  5 Guys Holiday Tournament — Williamsville North/Williamsville East vs. St. More...

Sports Scoreboard

  Amherst Central Girls basketball:    def. Niagara-Wheatfield 60-35, def. Maryvale 48-22    Boys swimming:    def. More...

Monsignor Martin girls hockey hands Williamsville first loss of season

Gawronski records shutout

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team did all it could to score on Monsignor Martin Association goalie Brianna Gawronski, but the junior netminder had other ideas.  Gawronski, a junior at Mount Mercy, stopped 30 shots to preserve a 3-0 shu More...

Business

12 Gates opens doors to area beer enthusiasts

Out of their appreciation for craft beers, a business was born. More...

University at Buffalo named to list of ‘Best College Values’

The University at Buffalo has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2016 list of “Best College Values,” which considers colleges based on quality and affordability.  UB placed 53rd on the magazine’s national More...

First Niagara supports organization with $5K foundation grant

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled recently received a $5,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation. This grant will go toward the expansion of CSDD’s Supported Employment Program.  More...