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October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sincere send-off

Buffalo Bulls football players Randy Anyanwu, front, Jake Ames, Jacob Byron and James O’Hagan and their teammates are welcomed and cheered by students at Forest Elementary School on Friday. More...

Local News

BILLIES BLOWOUT

— Students cheer the Williamsville South Billies to victory during Friday’s homecoming football game. The Billies defeated Kenmore East by a score of 56-7. More...

Interfaith events to discuss global issues

Rabbi Glenn Jacob, executive director of New York Interfaith Power and Light — a religious voice on global warming — will visit Amherst to offer two free discussions to the public at two congregations about programmatic themes of the orga More...

Ellis named Meals on Wheels’ executive director

The board of directors of Amherst Meals on Wheels Inc. recently named Richard A. Ellis as its executive director. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is disappointing that Debbie Bucki voted against the salary raises for elected officials before knowing all the facts. As The Amherst Bee correctly pointed out, the salaries in Amherst are lower than other comparable towns. More...

Obituaries

Timothy L. Shay, commercial tire industry leader

Timothy L. Shay, 66, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Mr. Shay was born on June 2, 1950, in Dansville, New York.  More...

John T. Ho, UB physics professor

John T. Ho, 74, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.  Dr. Ho attended two high schools in Hong Kong: St. Joseph’s College and St. Paul’s Co-ed. More...

Death Notices

DRABIK, Geraldine G. (nee Berg), of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Mrs. Drabik is survived by two children, Joseph Jr. and Carol; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. More...

Lifestyles

Restaurants prepare for 14th Dining Out for Life

Evergreen Health is collaborating with Western New York’s vibrant restaurant scene to present Dining Out for Life for the 14th year.  The event, founded in  Philadelphia in 1991, sees over  $4 million raised annually in the 60 ci More...

Silent auction to aid cystic health

Women Interested In Cystic Health will hold a silent auction at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimmerville Road, Clarence. Valet parking will be available. For more information, call 634-5455.   More...

Practicing the art of giving back

Ten-year-old Samuel and 7-year-old Elisa Prelewicz are learning at an early age the importance of giving back to those less fortunate.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 7   More...

Auditions

mon. 10 & tues. 11   More...

Performance

thurs. 6   Pink Talking Fish — A hybrid tribute fusion act that performs the music of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. More...

Town Clerk’s Office extends hours for tax payments

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that school taxes are due on or before Monday, Oct. More...

Capital improvement budget includes town building renovations

A couple of weeks ago, Supervisor Barry Weinstein, as part of his 2017 proposed budget preparation, released his recommended Capital Improvement Program for the next six years, from 2017 to 2022.  The program includes bonding to be used for wate More...

Police arrest alleged bank robber

Amherst police on Tuesday made an arrest in connection with a bank robbery that occurred at about 3 p.m. Monday at First Niagara Bank, 3051 Sheridan Drive in the Northtown Plaza.  Police officials identified the man arrested as Mark T. More...

HEAVYWEIGHT

— Bill MacPeek, left, lowers a pumpkin onto a scale as Jeff Podraza and William Waterman unstrap it from the lift machine during Saturday’s Great Pumpkin Weigh Off at the Irishman Pub and More...

Editorial

Consider your health and get the flu vaccine

Bee Editorial

Now that we are in the month of October, it is the season of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — This month, there are a few events that you may want to mark on your calendar, including a trick-or-treating event at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Oct. 8, 1891   Miss Ida L. Zent drove to East Pembroke last Saturday where she was nicely entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Moore.  The Getzville school is to commence on Monday, Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports towels stolen from dryer

Saturday, Sept. 24  • At a Sheridan Drive laundry facility, a patron reported that an unknown person stole her towels while they were in a dryer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee story on pay hikes provides great coverage

Thank you for your informative article and editorial about the salary increases for Town of Amherst elected officials.  Articles like this are why I subscribe to The Bee. More...

Education

Amherst students honored for achievements

Amherst High School Principal Gregory Pigeon said on Sept. 27 that Benjamin Geist and Clara Schaeffer have been named commended students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Morning Glories to hold tea   The Cheektowaga Morning Glories Home Bureau will hold a membership tea at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at St. Stephens-Bethlehem Church, 750 Wehrle D rive, Amherst. More...

Sports

North boys soccer continues dominant season

Williamsville North’s complete domination in boys soccer this season continued with a home shutout last week over Jamestown Sept. More...

Faller saves the day for Sweet Home football

Senior scores game-winning touchdown against Amherst

It’s easy to say that one play could change a season for a team, but that is what Nate Faller accomplished late in the Sweet Home football squad’s road game at Amherst Friday night.  More...

CONTINUED SUCCESS

— Sacred Heart golfers Stephanie Wippert, far left, Ava Rinaldi, Anna Yeager and Emily Kase finished in the top six at Sunday’s All-Catholics at Rothland Golf Course to qualify for the st More...

Business

Urban Land Institute seeks nominees for annual awards event

Urban Land Institute New York has opened nominations for its second annual Awards for Excellence in Development, a statewide contest recognizing responsible land use and development practices, according to a press release from the institute. More...

THE FINAL PIECE

— The last piece of construction equipment was removed Monday afternoon from the property formerly owned by Herbert F. Darling Inc. at 131 California Drive in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Qdoba Mexican Eats new area location

Three-cheese queso and free guacamole on entrees are staples of a national Mexican chain restaurant that just opened its third location in Western New York.  Qdoba Mexican Eats, located at 1660 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...