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November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Personal trainer inspires transformation

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Starting a new regimen can be tough, especially if it involves exercise and changing your diet. Personal trainer Serofino Giambattista helps motivate people as they embark on a journey to make physical and mental changes in their lives. More...

Cleaning crew accused of stealing medication

Two cleaning women, one from Amherst and the other from Kenmore, have been arrested for allegedly stealing a client’s medication.  An investigation led by an Erie County sheriff’s deputy, Richard Lundberg, resulted in the arrests of More...

SWEET TREATS

— Kiley Kohler, 5, and her brother, Jace, 3, receive candy from Rosalie Rossi on Saturday during a visit to the Elderwood Village at Williamsville for Halloween trick or treating. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s Monday, Oct. 24, and the village agenda, work session and board meeting minutes are supposed to be posted, and as of 7 a.m. on Monday morning they are still not posted. Village government needs a real shaking up.  More...

Obituaries

Jacqueline C. Hanley, co-owner of Kenmore Contracting

Jacqueline C. Hanley (nee Bruce), 84, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Mrs. Hanley was born on May 2, 1932, in Buffalo and has lived in Western New York her whole life.  Mrs. More...

Death Notices

ENSMINGER, Betty Jane (nee Cohoon), of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Mrs. Ensminger is survived by her husband, Robert Sr.; three children, Susan, Robert Jr. and Patricia; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Students create international club, welcome all

I t all started with a place to watch futbol. Yes futbol, not football.  Sweet Home High School is home to students from many different countries. In the International Student Alliance club, there are 20 cultures represented. More...

Park outing marks 70th anniversary

Dorothea and Robert Reed, of Moravian Falls, North Carolina, formerly of Amherst, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family outing hosted by their children at Fort Hamby Park in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  Robert Reed married the More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 3 Around the World — Indulge your taste buds and senses, purchase treasures from around the globe, and enjoy a showcase of cultural entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Family Activities

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Art

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Town voters to decide federal, state races

Voters in the Town of Amherst will head to the polls next week to decide races at the county, state and federal level. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. More...

Moody’s reaffirms town’s credit rating

The town received notification in mid-October that its credit rating was reaffirmed as Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the rate reflects Amherst’s healthy financial position and sizeable tax base.  More...

Editorial

Remember to honor veterans next week

Bee Editorial

Veterans Day is a way for us to remember those who have made the sacrifice of defending our country’s freedoms.  It is a day to remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the effort to uphold our nation’s libe More...

Spindle items

• ANONYMOUS MAIL — This week, I received a postcard addressed to me at The Bee office. The card did not include a return address and was not signed by anyone. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Nov. 5, 1891   The local election result in Amherst is the election of the entire Democratic ticket, George J. Wolf receiving a majority of 193 for town supervisor.  More...

Police Blotter

Political dispute leads to harassment report

Saturday, Oct. 22  • An employee of a Maple Road business reported observing two teenagers climbing onto the roof of a nearby department store. Police responded but were unable to locate the youths.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Orchestra is asset to community

On Sunday, Oct. 23, I attended the premiere concert of our own fabulous Amherst Symphony Orchestra. More...

Sports

Amherst girls soccer rallies over Lew-Port for A-2 crown

It’s unusual for a team to play better when the opposing team scores first, but that is what motivated the Amherst girls soccer team to the Section VI Class A-2 championship Saturday at Williamsville North.  The third-seeded Lady Tigers tr More...

Grand Island dethrones East girls soccer

Lady Flames finish 15-4

Williamsville East is no longer the top Class A girls soccer team in Western New York.  The second-seeded Lady Flames fell to top seed Grand Island, 3-1, in the Section VI Class A-1 final Saturday at Williamsville North.  East had beaten Gr More...

North field hockey repeats in Class A

For the second consecutive year, Williamsville North is the top field hockey team in Section VI Class A.  The top-seeded Lady Spartans (13-5) defended their title with a 3-1 win over third seed Orchard Park Saturday at Sweet Home.  North co More...

Business

Blue Cross Blue Shield provides new offerings

With the open enrollment beginning Nov. 1, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has set new plans as well as resources and support to help individuals select the best health plan for themselves while also avoid paying a tax penalty in 2017.  More...

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper creates new partnership

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the East Hill Foundation have forged a new partnership to offer environmental education programs in Niagara County, based out of the East Hill Foundation’s lighthouse facility, according to a press release.  More...

YMCA partners with Food Bank to fight hunger

As part of its commitment to strengthening communities, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is teaming up with the Food Bank of Western New York for the fifth year to help fight hunger during the holiday season.  According to Catherine Shick, public and commun More...