Weekly Feature



May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home filing date for board candidates extended

Sweet Home Central has extended the deadline for the filing of nominating petitions in this year’s School Board elections.  According to a district statement, Conor Jackson, a former board candidate, withdrew his petition on April 27. More...

Local News

‘Huey’ caps 16-year career in emergency services

After more than 16 years as the most visible face of emergency services in Erie County, Jim McCullough retired late last month.  Known across the region as “Huey,” he grew up five doors east of the Vigilant fire hall on Main Street i More...

Museum to display Down syndrome exhibit beginning May 7

“In Celebration of Down Syndrome,” a new exhibit at the Museum of disABILITY History, explores medical history, myths and facts, as well as success stories and popular culture.  More...

Award for the Arts program set for Tuesday

The Town of Amherst will hold the the third annual Amherst Awards for the Arts with a reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Musical- Fare Theatre, located on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St. near Getzville Road, Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Goose reported to be dive-bombing employees

Amherst  Saturday, April 23  • A wallet found on the Peanut Line was linked to a male who was reported to have been sleeping on the line hours earlier.  • Two to three youths were reported to be pointing a green laser at pass More...

Letters to the Editor

Teachers deserve our appreciation

The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day.  More...

Hearts and Hands recipients know volunteers’ value

The month of April was National Volunteer Month. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names third-quarter honor students

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

Sports

Gronkowski signs as undrafted free agent

Licata invited to Bills’ rookie minicamp

Glenn Gronkowski and Joe Licata did not have to go far to get a shot at playing in the NFL.  Gronkowski, a 2011 Williamsville North graduate who started at fullback in 20 games in three seasons with Kansas State University, signed as an undrafte More...

Sweet Home track’s 4x400 relay shines at Penn Relays

Sweet Home’s 4x400 boys relay team of Will Schultz, Jalen Wallace, Eric Johnson and Nathaniel Davis missed the school record by a half-second at the Penn Relays on Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field. More...

Amherst softball loses heartbreaker against Depew

Amherst’s softball team suffered its first defeat in ECIC III of the season in heartbreaking fashion.  Depew scored three times with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the Lady Wildcats past the Lady Tigers, 3-2, on Wedn More...

Business

National Fuel seeks increase to utility rates

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. More...

Strates Shows extends deal with Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced last week that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. More...

May named ‘Building Safety Month’ across country

Building codes consist of requirements for how to design and construct homes and buildings.  More...

Youngs Road extension vote moved to May 16

The Town Board on Monday unanimously agreed to wait until its next meeting to decide on whether to add back into the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan verbiage that would allow for a future extension of Youngs Road at Casey Road.  Although the boa More...

Play at the plate

Amherst’s Mia Ciccarella protects the plate and tags Depew’s Andrea Taboni during the Lady Tigers’ 3-2 road loss on Wednesday, April 27. More...

Town named a ‘Tree City’ for 20th year

The Town of Amherst has been named a Tree City USA for 2015 by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor the town’s commitment to planting and maintaining street and park trees.  This is the 20th year that Amherst has received this nation More...

Editorial

Promote safe teen driving by following practices

Bee Editorial

As spring finally arrives, many teens are beginning to drive for the first time. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. More...

Spindle items

• ON THE RIGHT PATH — When I was about 11 years old, I wrote a poem about war. Upon allowing my parents to read it after a few revisions, they encouraged me to submit it to a contest. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 7, 1891   In the official proceedings, it will be found that Williamsville Board of Trustees is doing good work in vigilantly looking after the sidewalks. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What is taking so long to have East Spring Street refurbished? More...

Obituaries

Jerry A. Felber, co-owner of Felber’s Building Supply

Jerry A. Felber Sr., of Cheektowaga, died  Tuesday, April 26, 2016. He was 79.  Mr. Felber was born in Buffalo. As a young man he worked with his family in the construction business. More...

Donald J. Goodwill, computer software developer

Donald J. Goodwill, 71, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 31, 2016.  After earning a doctorate in optical physics from the University at Buffalo, Mr. More...

Ira D. Karp, Rite Aid manager

Ira D. Karp, 51, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Savor food, experience at Culinary Institute

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s restaurant, Savor, aims to provide an experience that will keep guests hungry for more. The restaurant opened in 2012 along with NFCI in conjunction with Niagara County Community College. More...

Cystic health group plans fashions show

Women Interested in Cystic Health will present its annual mini fashion show at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Country Club of Buffalo, 250 Youngs Road, Williamsville. The event includes a basket raffle and luncheon. More...

Williamsville East welcomes pianist legend Charlap for ongoing jazz series

For the ninth year, Williamsville East High School will continue its Legends of Jazz Series, a tradition beginning in 2008 with the purpose of bringing in internationally acclaimed jazz artists to play side by side with the students.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 5   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, meet in the parking lot by the casino, Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5   More...

Special Events

fri. 6 & sat. 7   More...