Weekly Feature



May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chip shot

Sweet Home’s Tyler Edholm watches his chip fly onto the fourth green during Monday’s Section VI boys golf championships at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island. More...

Local News

Student board member honored by role

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After being elected president of the All Class Leadership Council last year, Conor Jackson was named the ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board.  In that role, which he began in July, Jackson, a senior, has had the opportunity to act a More...

Amherst Chamber to offer discounted trip to Ireland

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Chamber Discoveries to offer a discounted trip to Ireland.  It is an eight-day trip that departs on Oct. More...

Award for the Arts program honors individuals, businesses

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board last week hosted its annual program to celebrate the contributions of the arts in the community. The third Amherst Awards for the Arts was held Tuesday, May 10, at MusicalFare Theatre. More...

Obituaries

William Kijewski, veteran, retired Chevrolet employee

William Kijewski, a World War II veteran and retired Chevrolet plant employee, died Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was 90.  A resident of Getzville, Mr. Kijewski was born in Buffalo and graduated from Emerson High School in 1944.  More...

Death Notice

SCHWENDLER, Ruth J., of Amherst, died Sunday, May 8, 2016. She is survived by her friends in the Hutagel and Neumeister families. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 14 at St. Benedict Church in Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

How does your GARDEN GROW?

Award-winning author talks native plants, biodiversity during UB visit

For years, fluffy, green lawns have stood alongside white picket fences, cars and 2.5 kids as pre-eminent symbols of American middle-class normality. More...

Society sets native plant, wildflower sale

The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will hold its biannual native plant and wildflower sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.   More...

Carnival set for South Long Park

The Village of Williamsville will host a new event from Thursday, May 19, through Sunday, May 22: a family-friendly carnival in South Long Park.  The carnival, which is being held at no cost to the village, will be run by Midway Rides of Utica.& More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2016 9:48 PM

School budget, board election results

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts today overwhelmingly passed budgets for the 2016-17 academic year.The following is a breakdown of each district’s candidates and budget information.Amherst Central More...

Town adds Youngs Road extension into plan

Public expression rules amended by board

The Town Board on Monday approved with a 3-2 vote adding back into the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan verbiage that would allow for a future northern extension of Youngs Road at Casey Road.  More...

Students to perform for veterans at memorial

As a way to further commemorate the Veterans Memorial at Amherst State Park, the town Veterans Committee will be holding upcoming events in honor of the community’s veterans.  At 9:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

Be responsible in protecting your property

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Police Department routinely gets reports — most often during the spring and summer — on items stolen from vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• A SPECIAL GUEST — In my career, I have been able to attend many public meetings. For a large majority of these meetings, I was present as a reporter and wrote a news story about the events. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 21, 1891   The death of Andrew F. Helwig M.D. of Swormville occurred on Friday, May 15, 1891, in 35th year of his age.  More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly urinates on sidewalk before entering business

Saturday, May 7  • A resident of Oakgrove Drive reported that his vehicle was entered overnight by an unknown person. More...

Education

Heim Middle School names honor roll students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight  Cole Andalora, John Armento, Allison   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Chicken barbecue set at Montgomery Park   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, May 18  Baseball:  Grand Island at Amherst, 4:45 p.m. Girls lacrosse:  Amherst at East Aurora, 5 p.m.; Sacred Heart at Immaculata, 4:30  p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Baseball:   def. Frederick Law Olmstead 7-4; def. Clarence 8-5; lost to Springville 4-0 Softball:    def. East Aurora 8-4; lost to Clarence 6-2; def. More...

North boys lacrosse retains Williamsville Cup

Win over Niagara-Wheatfield clinches second seed

For the second consecutive year, Williamsville North is the top boys lacrosse team in Williamsville. The Spartans defeated Williamsville East, 14-8, at home on May 9 to win the Williamsville Cup. More...

Business

Gold Circle Optical focuses on quality, dedicated customer service

An optician and owner of Gold Circle Optical, Terri Bednarski prides herself on creating a relaxed environment where customers don’t have to feel rushed. More...

Maestro Tours aims to hit high notes for travelers

When travelers take a trip with Maestro Tours, William Eicher wants to orchestrate a vacation that leaves them feeling more like pampered virtuosos.  More...

Events

BNSME meeting to feature Ride for Roswell founder More...