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January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Sweet Home educator honored with award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sarah English, a teacher at Sweet Home High School, is one of six Western New York recipients of the Empire State Teaching Award.  English has been teaching at Sweet Home since 1998. More...

Events to discuss relations of astronomy, Christmas

For anyone who has ever wondered about the veracity of the Christmas story, Pastor Michael Kistner of Starfish Ministries WNY will offer a presentation on how science and Scripture harmonize regarding the birth of Jesus Christ.  Presentations wi More...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

— Alice Muscarella, left, Robert Playtek and Donald McDonald celebrated the coming of 2017 during a party held Friday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After so many complaints, I feel confident that the Amherst Town Board is determined to make leaf collection more efficient. More...

Obituaries

Christopher J. Lucas, author college professor

Christopher J. Lucas, 76, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

HOOK, Elsie S. (nee Smith), of Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Mrs. Hook is survived by two children, Arthur and Fred, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur. More...

Lifestyles

New leadership strengthens focus on women’s issues, assault victims

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

Kate Fowler describes herself as a “diehard feminist.” She focused her doctorate on women’s issues, so it is no surprise she is excited to take on her new role as the executive director of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.  More...

La Leche League slates meeting

The La Leche League of Amherst will have its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the office of Concierge Dental Group, 33 Melrose Road, Williamsville. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and their nurslings are invited to attend. More...

Meeting reveals underage drinking, drug abuse stats

Community*Healthy Youth held a Town Hall meeting on Underage Drinking sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 6-sun. 8   Massive LAN — Gamers, play nonstop for the entire weekend, opens Friday, Jan. 6, with continuous play through Sunday, Jan. More...

Walking Tours

sat. 7   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5   More...

Musicians unite to represent region in blues competition

After befriending each other last year, two area musicians are poised to represent Western New York at the International   Blues Challenge, set for Jan. 31 through Feb. More...

New Year’s skate

Kevin Kush, left, skates with his daughter, Emily; wife, Jennifer; and son, Kyle on Sunday at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Editorial

Consider blood donations as new year begins

Bee Editorial

The new year is finally upon us, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming for a resolution or tweaking their resolution ideas for the upcoming months. More...

Spindle items

• BEST WISHES — A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing recently retired Detective Lt. Rick Walter about his career in law enforcement. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 7, 1892   Miss Ida S. Zent entertained a small company of friends last Friday evening. Taffy pulling constituted a portion of the program.  More...

Police Blotter

Peeping Tom alerts neighbor

(Editor’s note: From Dec. 24 through 27, 463 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database. The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Christmas lunch a festive event

I attended the Dec. 21 Christmas lunch at the Amherst Senior Center. It was a wonderfully festive event. Congratulations to all the Senior Center staff and volunteers for a first-class job. Santa Claus and Mrs. More...

Education

St. Gregory the Great names honor students

The following students at St. Gregory the Great School were named to the honor roll for the first trimester of the 2016-17 academic year:  More...

Williamsville high schools offer orientation programs

Williamsville high schools have scheduled open houses and orientation programs for eighth-grade students and their parents.  Parents and students who reside in the district will have an opportunity to tour the schools and hear presentations from More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

  Wednesday, Jan. 4 Girls basketball:  Williamsville North at Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Boys and girls bowling: Starpoint at Amherst, 4:15 p.m. (Classic Lanes); Williamsville North at Williamsville South, 3:45 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball: def. More...

Amherst wrestlers place at tourney

Calik Kennedy, Brandon Simonson and Markel Edwards  each had success at Thursday’s Akron Varsity Holiday Tournament. Kennedy won by major decision over James McNair-Rollins of Churchville-Chili, 15-1, and Ty Casinelli of Newfane, 14-0, to w More...

Business

New York files federal anti-trust lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals

New York state, along with 19 other state attorneys general, recently filed a federal lawsuit against generic drug-makers Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. More...

Autism Services headquarters being customized by Uniland

Uniland Construction is customizing 50,000 square feet in two buildings for Autism Services Inc.’s new administrative and educational headquarters in Amherst.  The work will provide students with their first gymnasium, a larger art storage More...

BlueCross BlueShield to launch new podcast series

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently launched “Point of Health,” a free audiocast featuring thought leaders in health care and the health insurance industry.  More...