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January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber luncheon, State of Town set for Jan. 27

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 27, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.  The program will include the installation of the 2017 board of directors by State Sen. Chris Jacobs.  More...

Local News

ANNUAL EVENT

— Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company held its 72nd annual installation of officers Saturday at Classics V Banquet Center. More...

Village looks to assess South Long area

The Williamsville Village Board has set a date for a neighborhood walk to assess the South Long area of the village.  More...

LIBRARY LOBBYING

— State Assemblyman Ray Walter, left; Roseanne Butler-Smith, Amherst library director; Sheryl Kanab, director of the Western New York Library Resources Council; and Tom Binderman, of Nioga Libr More...

Police Blotter

Man insists on help to find ‘lost dog’

(Editor’s note: From Dec. 31 through Jan. 3, 24,659 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

Help the libraries in recycling

Reduce, recycle, and reuse are the three “R’s” of the modern world.  Would you believe that your Amherst Public Libraries are involved in the efforts to cutting down waste in our community? Here’s how they do it.  More...

Assessment equity project underway

The Town of Amherst has embarked on a townwide assessment equity project for 2017.  Amherst has been performing reassessment and equity projects since the mid-1990s, with the most recent townwide reassessment conducted in 2009. More...

Jolly Boys laud community for event’s success

After taking a year off, the Jolly Boys have partnered with Amherst High School to sponsor a basketball tournament.  The Bob Hettler Holiday Basketball Tournament on Dec. More...

Sports

Calling it a career

John Faller retires as Sweet Home football coach after 30 years

Every weekend during the past three decades you could attend a Sweet Home high school football game and see John Faller coaching the Panthers.  But there will be a new coach roaming the sidelines in the fall as the legendary Panthers’ hea More...

Amherst girls bowling improves to 5-1

Amherst’s girls bowling team improved to 5-1 with a 4-3 victory over Starpoint on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Sports briefs

Teams are still able to request invitations for the third annual Tournament of Champions 17U baseball tournament, put on by Pitch n’ Hit Events, that will be held from Aug. More...

Business

Acquest to move headquarters to Williamsville

Acquest Development this year will be moving its corporate headquarters to the Village of Williamsville after purchasing a building most recently occupied by Key Bank.  According to Michael Huntress, vice president at Acquest, the company acquir More...

Lake Shore Savings Bank creates Millennial Advisory Board

Lake Shore Savings Bank, headquartered in Dunkirk, is launching a Millennial Advisory Board to help connect with younger customers and potential customers, according to a recent press release.  More...

Resident named vice president of organization

At the 2016 business meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Daniel P. Schaefer, an associate at Atwal Eye Care, was elected to the position of vice president. More...

Town creates committee to review extended sick leave

The Town Board during its meeting on Jan. 3 agreed to create an Employee Extended Leave Committee that would assist in evaluating allowing extra sick leave with pay for the town’s exempt employees.  More...

Photographs and memories

Bob McCue, left, and Jackie Eisenman, view local historical photographs during a visit on Sunday to the Williamsville Historical Society Museum at the Meeting House on Main Street. More...

Editorial

Start a healthy lifestyle this first month of new year

Bee Editorial

With the new year upon us and the gluttony of the holiday firmly in the rearview mirror, January aptly marks National Healthy Living Month.  “Healthy living” can comprise a multitude of topics and ways of staying fit — from get More...

Spindle items

• HISTORY LESSON — For anyone who might be looking to learn more about women’s achievements in history, the Buffalo History Museum and the Buffalo Presidential Center will spotlight Shirley Chisholm, a former Amherst resident, as par More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 14, 1892   Where are those who wished for an old-fashioned winter? Such was the question each one asked while plowing their way through the blinding snow squall of last Friday evening.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Did I read correctly where the Williamsville school superintendent stated they have a $70 million surplus? Why are they always squeezing us for every penny we can give them? Maybe someone should look into why they have a $70 million surplus.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph Brzykcy, longtime worker for NFTA Metro

Joseph Brzykcy, 96, of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.  Mr. Brzykcy was born on Feb. 20, 1920. More...

Death Notices

CARROLL, Katherine “Kitty”, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Mrs. Carroll is survived by four children, Mary Jo, Katherine, Ann and Ellen. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Elderwood slates winter open house Elderwood Village will be hosting a assisted living winter open house and VA aid and attendance benefit presentation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at their Amherst location, 5271 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Ski to be me

Programs offered to third- and fourth-graders

Snow, snow and more snow. Welcome to a normal winter in Western New York. More...

PTSA searches for service nominees

The Williamsville PTSA Council is now seeking nominations for the Service to Youth Award. These awards have been presented annually since 1958. More...

Youth News

Winter Fest 2017 will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd. More...