Weekly Feature



January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Making a move

Williamsville North’s Maceo Jack moves down the baseline past St. More...

Local News

Campbell named first female pastor at church

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Sara E. Campbell applied to become pastor at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Amherst, she was not expecting to get an interview.  Following a 10-month search process, the Tonawanda resident was selected on Dec. More...

Chamber of Commerce to host annual luncheon on Jan. 29

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 29, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Registration open for next ECC Pre-Collegiate session

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will start its next session on Monday, Feb. 1, and registration is open through Jan. 29 for those looking to enroll.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I want to thank the carolers who came around on Ava Lane. They really helped enhance Christmas and really added a joyful presence. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Lovejoy, sound engineer

Robert J. Lovejoy, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. He was 64.  Born in May 1951, Mr. Lovejoy grew up in Buffalo and was fascinated by music and the science of sound. More...

Gerald S. Kehoe, former donor relations director

Gerald S. Kehoe, of Williamsville, former donor relations director at Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. He was 88.  More...

Norman C. Walter, accountant, Army veteran

Norman C. Walter, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. He was 86.  Mr. Walter was born in June 1929 in Getzville, New York. He was a 1945 graduate of Tonawanda High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alumni Mingle planned at Christian Central   More...

Lifestyles

Photographer captures tourist experience through artistic lens

I n the late 1990s, David Noyes left Bahia, Brazil, with a couple of hundred rolls of unprocessed transparency film. More...

Organization schedules weekly meetings

Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, call 708-1197 or visit gamblersanonymous.org.   More...

Amherst Task Force asks, ‘Are you going back or forth?’

January is most often the time of year when we come up with all of the things in our lives that we would like to change, and we resolve to change them. How many of those resolutions actually happen?  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Comedy

thurs. 7-sat. 9   Chris Quigley will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8; and at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Democrats appoint new attorneys

In the first meeting of the now Democratic-led Town Board, the majority — in a 3-2 vote — decided the appointment of a new town attorney, deputy attorney and two prosecutors. More...

Air Force Reserve honors retiring chief master sergeant

While serving as an Amherst police officer for 19 years, many of Officer Steven Larwood’s colleagues were unaware of the extent of his responsibilities in the Air Force Reserve.  Then, he invited some of them to a retirement ceremony that More...

Williamsville schools sponsor community forum

The Williamsville Board of Education will hold a community forum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. More...

Editorial

In winter weather driving, caution should prevail

Bee Editorial

While the community didn’t necessarily see a white Christmas, the warmer weather was something to treasure.  More...

Spindle items

• NEW RANKS — I would like to offer my congratulations to two members of Boy Scout Troop 445, which is based out of Heim Middle School, on recently achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 8, 1891   After this week, the Williamsville post office will close at 7:30 p.m. until further notice.  A merry party of seventeen ladies surprised Mrs. S.E. Baine on Saturday evening. More...

Police Blotter

Youths attempt to break streetlights

Wednesday, Dec. 30  • A manager of a Kensington Avenue pharmacy reported that two women stole paper towels and other household items from the business.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s be healthier in the new year

Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. More...

Residents should fight for all of town

I am writing in response to the concerns of the residents around the Westwood property.  Although I agree that something needs to be done with the traffic on North Forest Road — which is long overdue — we need to focus on Amherst as More...

New Westwood will benefit town

Now that the Amherst Town Board has accepted, as complete, the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Westwood project, the public will finally get to see the plan in its entirety, all the benefits it brings to the environment, More...

Education

Transit Middle School names first-quarter honor roll students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Financial awards available to students, schools

Students throughout the area can apply to be recipients of one of 12 financial awards worth $2,500 a piece to be given by AXA Advisors. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

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Sports Scoreboard

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St. Mary’s ends North’s reign as tourney champs

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team had never lost a game in the four-year history of the Five Guys Invitational Basketball Tournament and St. Mary’s of Lancaster had never won. More...

Business

Williamsville residents named chair couple of Catholic education dinner

Williamsville residents Pia and Eugene O’Connor will serve as the chair couple of the 16th annual Catholic education dinner — GALA 22:6 — to be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  More...

Law to ban sale of smoke alarms with removable batteries

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Dec. 28 that will help prevent future home fire deaths. More...

Community Foundation accepting applications for 2016 grants

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for the Foundation’s 2016 competitive grant process, including the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. More...