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February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Striejewske receives national honor

A prominent member of the Eggertsville Hose Company has received a lofty national honor.  Ira Striejewske has been named to the Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He has been an act More...

Police conclude investigation of pedestrian fatality

Amherst police on Sunday said they have concluded the investigation of a Jan. 29 vehicle incident that killed a pedestrian.  According to police reports, Michael J. More...

Pulaski Association offers fifth annual $1,000 scholarship

Dr. Hratch L. Karamanoukian and the Vein Treatment Centers of Clarence and Amherst will offer its fifth annual General Pulaski Association scholarship.  The $1,000 college scholarship will be offered to the winner during the Gen. More...

Police Blotter

‘Peeping Tom’ identified as son sneaking into house

Saturday, Jan. 30  • A resident of Denrose Drive reported that items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the lot. The resident said the vehicle was idling at the time of the theft.  More...

Obituaries

Hermann Grau, founder of Grau Constructions

Hermann Grau, of Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was 88.  Born in Pforzheim, Germany, in 1928, Mr. Grau and his wife, Ursula, immigrated to Canada in 1951 and to the United States in 1955, becoming U.S. citizens in 1966.  Mr. More...

Michael J. Santillo, addictions counselor, teacher

Michael J. Santillo, of Amherst, died Friday, Jan.  29, 2016. He was 65.  Mr. Santillo was born in the Village of Warsaw but lived most of his life in Williamsville. More...

Death Notices

STILL, Annie E., of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. She is survived by one son, William; one daughter, Roberta Creighton; five grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Simpson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

‘Winterfest’ set for Sunday

This weekend, families can enjoy snow activities and refreshments at Glen Park during Williamsville’s “Winterfest.”  The event, sponsored by the Village Youth and Recreation Committee, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Museum to host First Ladies Tea

Regional female political leaders and local historical figures will be recognized at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s First Ladies Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Lenten Supper and Speaker Series planned at church

A Lenten Supper and Speaker Series will be taking place at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst, in February and March. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Symphonic

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Walking Tours

thurs. 11   Como Lake Park - Hike or Snowshoe — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, meet at parking lot next to main lodge, enter off Como Park Boulevard. 903-9046  sat. 13   More...

Town Board approves series of waterline replacements

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved a series of waterline replacements scheduled to begin this year on Millersport Highway, North Forest Road and in East Amherst neighborhoods.  More...

Office hours extended for tax payments

To assist property owners in paying town and county taxes, which are due on or before Tuesday, Feb. More...

SHOWING HER TALENT

— Jesse Miller, left, accompanies his daughter, Madison, on piano as she sings “Girl on Fire” Thursday during Dodge Elementary School’s annual variety show. More...

Editorial

Taxpayers’ budget involvement should begin now

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 17, taxpayers in the Town of Amherst will head to the polls to decide the fate of the 2016-17 budget propositions. More...

Spindle items

• VALENTINE’S DAY — One of the most important days to remember is upon us this weekend. Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, reminding us to be thankful for the love we have in our lives.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 12, 1891   Mr. John Beaser, a respected farmer living about one mile west of this village, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1891, after a long illness of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral services were conducted by Father C. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Mensch doesn’t quit. They continue to spew stale propaganda for the uninformed people of Amherst, as in if we say it often enough, people will believe. it. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Start of Lent to include ‘ashes-to-go’ effort   More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

    Amherst Central Boys basketball:    def. Maryvale 74-50, def. Springville 86-23, def. Pioneer 70-44  More...

Sweet Home grad O’Neil presents alma mater with golden football

Played special teams for Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI

Keith O’Neil’s last NFL game was helping the Indianapolis Colts win Super Bowl XLI in 2007.  On Thursday in the Sweet Home High School auditorium, O’Neil, a 1999 Sweet Home graduate, presented high school Principal Joleen Dimit More...

South’s Fuzak to play football at UB; Foster picks Elon

Soccer players Boyar, Fogarty also sign

A pair of Williamsville South’s top football players in program history will be continuing their careers in college.  More...

Business

Fox Creek assists Friends of Night People

Sue Marino-Dobmeier asked some of her residents at the Fox Creek Estates in East Amherst if they would be interested in donating some personal care items to an organization that assists the poor, homeless and destitute. More...

Three years on, still changing Buffalo one wardrobe at a time

AR Stylists — an area business that provides wardrobe styling and personal shopping services for men and women looking to enhance their individual looks — recently celebrated its three-year anniversary.  More...

Daemen students to provide tax preparation services

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. More...