Weekly Feature



May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day ceremonies, parade set for weekend

Three ceremonies and a parade will be held this weekend in recognition of Memorial Day.  (See editorial on page four)  The first event begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

Local News

At G.A. Family Services, endings and beginnings often intersect

On Wednesday evening, potential foster parents gathered with current foster parents and the staff of G.A. Family Services to hold a graduation ceremony full of moments of shared knowledge and emotion.  More...

Sweet Home emergency unfounded

Sweet Home Central officials on Monday placed the high school in lockdown after a phone call to 911 was made from a courtesy phone indicating a reported emergency on the school grounds.  More...

OFFERING SUPPORT

— Christie Kalec, left of the Kalec MS Foundation, stands with, Baylee Simpson, Miss Buffalo and CJ McDermott, Miss Buffalo's Outstanding Teen, during an event to benefit the foundation at Tran More...

Police Blotter

Unruly customer irks employees at area hotel

Saturday, May 14  • A resident of Springville Avenue reported that a neighbor was listening to music at too high of a volume and it was disrupting her sleep. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At the May 19 planning board meeting, one of the new town attorneys was asked a procedural question. He responded that, because he is not familiar with the details of that particular issue, he could not render a legal opinion. More...

Obituaries

Alan P. Bagley, veteran, longtime volunteer

Alan P. Bagley, a veteran and volunteer of several service organizations, died Thursday, April 7, 2016. More...

Leonard Nieman, accountant, veteran

Leonard Nieman, an accountant and World War II veteran, died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 94.  Prior to enlisting in the military in World War II, he graduated from Bryant & Stratton College. More...

Howard C. Emerson, veteran, technician

Howard C. Emerson, a World War II veteran and electronic technician, died Friday, May 20, 2016. He was 91.  A resident of Snyder, Mr. Emerson was a graduate of both DeVry Technical Institute and Erie Community College.  More...

Lifestyles

Improv, stand-up, producing: Nora Hurley does it ALL

Sixty seconds, 30 seconds, 10, five, then one. Performing the same scene in decreasing time intervals could seem daunting for those unfamiliar with improv, but for Nora Hurley and her current improvisational team, this was a walk in the park. More...

Fundraiser to benefit Brighton library

A fundraiser to benefit Brighton Place Library will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Banchetti’s, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. Tickets are $50. Orders can be placed online at www.brightonplacelibrary.org. More...

Student-led event to celebrate half a century of Heim Middle education

Heim Middle School is buzzing with anticipation as students and faculty prepare for a 50th-Year Anniversary and Arts Fest. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 26   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 26   Steelhorse — 6 p.m., Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. 634-6000  fri. 27   More...

Film/Video

fri. 27, sat. 28 & tues. 31   More...

Village Board seeking grants for village-wide initiatives

During Monday night’s Williamsville Village Board meeting, Mayor Brian Kulpa introduced plans to pursue grants from the state Consolidated Funding Application, which is now open to municipalities. More...

School voters approve budgets, other propositions

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

ON TARGET

— Sweet Home pitcher Mike Romanowski fires a pitch in the Panthers’ 2-1 road win over West Seneca East in the Section VI Class A-1 pre-quarterfinals Thursday. More...

Editorial

Memorial Day: It’s not for the living

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died while serving in our nation’s military. More...

Spindle items

• A GREAT FEAT — About 12 years ago, I went golfing. It was the first time I had ever tried the sport. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 28, 1891 Buffalo is to have a new fire tug boat, says Fire Commissioner-elect E.H. Hutchinson. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s recycling program benefits its residents

These days we all have a lot of electronic items. With new and improved versions being offered almost constantly, what are we supposed to do with our old, outdated ones? More...

Westwood situation needs compromises

Isn’t it time to deal with the Westwood cleanup?  Like most Amherst residents, I have long grown tired of driving by the chain-link fence that surrounds the former Westwood Country Club.  I urge town officials to deal with a reasonabl More...

Remember fallen service members

It is so easy to take for granted how significant our freedoms are and how full our lives feel when we overlook the true significance of Memorial Day.  More...

Education

Amherst High School names third-quarter honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mill Middle to hold Girl Scout open house   More...

Sports

Amherst baseball routs Ken East in A-2 semis

A common theme all season for the Amherst baseball team was its lack of hitting, but the Tigers’ bats seem to be clicking at the right time. More...

Amherst softball dominates Cheektowaga in A-2 quarterfinals

It is always hard to beat a team three times in one season but Amherst’s softball team was up to the challenge in the Section VI Class A-2 prequarterfinals on Friday.  The Lady Tigers, seeded second, scored in every inning on their way to More...

South boys lacrosse crushes NT in playoff opener

The Williamsville South-North Tonawanda Section VI Class B prequarterfinal game was moved up two days due to conflicts with both schools, but it didn’t stop the Billies from recording a big victory. More...

Business

New round of business funding under way

I n 2011, Gov. Andrew Cuomo created 10 regional councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for regions across the state. More...

Manzella moves firm’s offices to Genesee Street

Manzella Marketing Group, a full-service advertising, marketing, digital and branding agency, has moved its offices to 5360 Genesee St. More...

HONORING A SURGEON

— Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein, left, on May 17 honored African Crown Royal Prince Dr. K.K. Azeez at the Amherst Municipal Building. More...