Weekly Feature



December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Village looks to add valet parking, trolley service

A common theme in the Village of Williamsville is how to improve the quality of life. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 15   The Thing — John Carpenter’s 1982 horror film starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Peter Maloney and Keith David, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Local News

Legislators seek decreased wait times at Peace Bridge

The deck of one of the nation’s most famous bridges is getting a much needed facelift, but a growing number of elected officials are expressing concern that the construction period could create some significant backups and headaches for travele More...

Santa Claus schedules neighborhood visits

In anticipation of Christmas, Santa Claus is planning to visit several Amherst neighborhoods, courtesy of local volunteer fire departments.  Residents can look for Santa aboard a firetruck at the following times and locations:  More...

ON STAGE

— Violinists Yoongyu Heo, left, and Francesca Stoffel perform with the sixth grade string orchestra during the a winter concert held Thursday at Mill Middle School. More...

Police Blotter

Resident receives threatening sympathy card

Saturday, Dec. 3  • A female amputee was seen weaving between cars in her wheelchair in a shopping center parking lot on Sheridan Drive. The woman was never seen actually entering the clothing store she was near.  More...

Obituaries

Donald S. Dean, cost accountant

Donald Sears Dean, 82, of New York City, formerly of Snyder, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

CARLSON, Karen A., of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Ms. Carlson is survived by six siblings, Kathleen, Robert Jr., Patricia, Kristine, Kim and Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 12 at Infant of Prague Church in Cheektowaga. More...

Education

Mill Middle School names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Dec. 14   More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball:   def. Lancaster 56-49; def. Iroquois 75-50 Girls basketball:    lost to Lake Shore 62-52 at Pastor-Cooper Showcase; def. Iroquois 56-43  Boys swimming:    def. More...

Reigning division champ Amherst swim team opens 3-0

The Amherst boys swim team has a lot of expectations to live up to.  Last year’s squad finished 7-3 and won the ECIC Division III title for the first time since 2001.  Amherst coach Mike Giancarlo said he does not want to wait another More...

Business

Mr. Bill’s Restaurant offers helping hand through holiday raffle

It’s no secret that the holiday season can be a difficult one for some families, and just like the last 17 years, Mr. Bill’s Restaurant and Bar will sponsor the Help a Neighbor Holiday Raffle to raise money for those in need.  More...

Foundation appoints resident as executive director

Kate J. More...

Daemen recognized as military-friendly college

Daemen College has been recognized as one of the top military friendly and veteran supportive institutions in the country in two newly released national rankings.  According to a press release, for the eighth consecutive year, Daemen has been se More...

Breaking News - 12/14/2016 11:41 AM

Amherst Central residents approve $29.6M capital project

Improvements to include updates at all school buildings

Residents in the Amherst Central District on Tuesday approved a  More...

County supports area theatre, organization in 2017 budget

The Erie County Legislature will be supporting the Jewish Repertory Theatre with $8,400 and Hearts and Hands with $7,500 in the 2017 Erie County budget.  During its annual budget meeting on Dec. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15   Jam With Jacob Jay — 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. 838-3835  fri. 16   More...

Walking Tours

sat. 17   More...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 15 More...

Editorial

Use common sense when traveling in snow

Bee Editorial

While the snow just began falling across the metro Buffalo area this week, we hope everyone in the community is prepared for the possibility of winter weather affecting road conditions and travel.  It is most imperative to remember that the safe More...

Spindle items

• BE A SCHOLAR — The Friends Committee of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the Rotary Club of Williamsville are offering a scholarship to a high school senior living in Amherst and planning to be a music major or double major at an accre More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 17, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Amherst leaf pickup continues to be unsatisfactory. Next year, the town should lay off the Amherst highway department for six weeks and hire the private sector to do the work.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Symphony show a spectacular performance

On Sunday, Dec. More...

Recycle your newspaper bags

I have a modest suggestion that may be good for our environment and also a benefit to our newspaper carriers. A few years ago, I began saving the orange bags used to deliver the Buffalo News, using one bag to store the others. More...

Make recycling a priority this holiday season

The holiday season is a time to gather with friends and family. It’s a time for presents, a time for feasts. More...

Lifestyles

Bikers give holiday gift of bicyclesto 40 boys and girls

For a second year running, the members of the Buffalo/Erie chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education are giving the gift of bicycles to needy kids through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, hoping to liberate them from their devices and s More...

Chamber orchestra schedules concert

The Amherst Chamber Orchestra will be playing its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga. There will be a pre-concert at 6:45 p.m. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  The Jingle Bell Social will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 15   Pat Shea Holiday Concert — Join the noted performer as he presents a concert of all your holiday favorites, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. More...

Special Events

ongoing: now-May 19   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15   More...