Weekly Feature



April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Annual Zumbathon event to benefit Make-A-Wish

People are encouraged to put on neon clothes and show off their dance moves in an effort to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

— Brett Ransom, director of the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus, conducts during the group’s rehearsal held Sunday. More...

Gliding Stars to bring WNY to life

“Celebrating Western New York” is this year’s theme for the annual performance of Gliding Stars of Western New York. More...

Police Blotter

Youths reportedly ignite fireworks at playground

Thursday, March 31  • An employee of a North French Road convenience store reported three youths who were wandering around the business and attempting to get people to buy them “cerveza.” The youths fled the area prior to the ar More...

Letters to the Editor

Westwood plan now focuses on site cleanup

Conversation about the future of the former Westwood Country Club now focuses on site cleanup.  Mensch Capital has proposed an innovative, $238 million plan for Westwood: a walkable, sustainable, traditional neighborhood in the heart of Amherst. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ladies Auxiliary plans spaghetti dinner The North Amherst Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Battaglia returns to coach Amherst girls lax

Lady Tigers are defending Class C section champs

Janet Battaglia is Amherst’s new girls lacrosse coach, but she is definitely familiar with the Lady Tigers’ program.  Battaglia, who won 12 varsity league championships and 10 Section VI titles from 1999 to 2010, had been Amherst&rsq More...

Spartans debut new coach, seek section title

After a three-year stint in North Tonawanda, Andy Behm is back coaching boys lacrosse in Williamsville.  Behm, who coached at Williamsville South from 2010 to 2012, makes his debut this season as head coach at Williamsville North.  More...

Previews to continue next week

Though Mother Nature might have you thinking otherwise, spring sports will continue to roll out this week. The Bee will also continue to highlight varsity sport offerings in next week’s edition with previews of the baseball and softball teams. More...

Business

Chamber to offer numerous spring events

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosts regular new member orientation meetings for the dozens of new firms we welcome to the Chamber each month.  When asked why these companies joined the Chamber, the majority reply “networking.”  More...

Salvatore to be honorary chair of Shea’s event

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More auto bureau patrons registering as organ donors

As April begins “Donate Life” Month, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reported a significant increase in the amount of customers at Erie County Auto Bureaus who signed up for the state’s organ and tissue donor registry.  “ More...

Plan to buy Glen Oak killed

The town will no longer be pursuing a proposal to purchase Glen Oak Golf Course, a transaction that was estimated to cost $4.6 million.  More...

Grant to assist homeowners with repairs

Town of Amherst residents are eligible for grants and interest-free loans through an innovative program designed to help homeowners in need complete their home rehabilitation. More...

Eggert Road construction to begin April 11

Construction will begin next week as the town is seeking to replace a section of sanitary trunk sewer on Eggert Road, between Carmen and Delta roads.  According to town officials, the road detour will be between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Baile More...

Editorial

At meetings, use etiquette, courteousness

Bee Editorial

It is important for the public to understand the etiquette in speaking at government meetings. More...

Spindle items

• THE SCOUTING REPORT — Throughout the Town of Amherst and the Village of Williamsville there are many dedicated members of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Within the past week, I have been notified of Scouts from three troops who ha More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 9, 1891   Last week, some scoundrel helped himself to about one hundred bushels of oats belonging to Mr. John P. Brown.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Crosspointe Parkway is about 1.1 miles long and in unacceptable physical condition. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Radar’ Riley, Main-Transit fire chief

Services were held Monday, April 4, for Main-Transit Fire Chief William “Radar” Riley, who died March 30, 2016, after a difficult battle with cancer.  He was 49 years old and a 30-year veteran of the fire service.  Monday’ More...

Former UB President Steven B. Sample enhanced university’s global stance

Steven B. More...

Obituaries

CROOKS, Harriette W., of Amherst, died Sunday, March 6, 2016. She is survived by one daughter, Paula Bateman; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Clifford N. More...

Lifestyles

Boy Scouts participate in cyber, digital safety program

The Boy Scouts of America and the Greater Niagara Frontier Council have teamed up with AT&T and its Digital You program to provide a cyber and digital safety program for Scouts of all ages throughout the region. More...

Festival of Baskets to benefit St. Jude

A Festival of Baskets and spaghetti dinner hosted by St. John Maron Altar and Rosary Society will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 10, at St. John Maron’s Banquet Facility, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Proceeds will benefit St. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St. Call 839-0700.  Reminisce about old-time radio favorites with “Old Time Radio Club of WNY” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 7   Roycroft Campus Art Lottery — Everyone is guaranteed to leave with a beautiful piece of art from this unique fundraising event, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Roycroft Campus, 31 Grove St., East Aurora; $. More...