Weekly Feature



February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating shooting, stabbing; alleged chase suspect arrested

Amherst police during the weekend reported three unrelated incidents — a shooting, a stabbing and a vehicle chase — occurring in the town within a three-day period.  According to Lt. Bruce Mann, at about 3:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Belly dancer brings a different movement to Buffalo region

As a young dancer, Kenzie Lynch wants to try to elevate the art of belly dancing — a type of dance that evolved from Middle Eastern folk dances — in Buffalo. “I think it’s an underrepresented dance form,” she said. More...

GOP seeks community involvement in politics

The Amherst Republican Committee is reaching out for greater involvement in the local political process.  According to a press release, the committee is seeking qualified individuals interested in public service for elective office and to fill R More...

‘Mad Hatter’s Gala’ to benefit Williamsville Library

“The Mad Hatter’s Gala,” a fundraiser to support the Williamsville Library, will be held next week, featuring auctions, raffles and musical entertainment for the event’s patrons.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Highway Superintendent Pat Lucey is doing a fantastic job, just as his father did when he was superintendent of highways. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn S. Breth, longtime resident

Evelyn S. Breth (nee Simmons), 86, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.  Mrs. Breth was born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and graduated from Blacksburg High School in the class of 1948.  More...

Death Notice

BROWN, Pamela A. (nee Martlock), of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Allan; two children, Colleen and Kevin; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Canalside Buffalo...

home to a multitude of winter activities

I f you’re looking for something to get rid of those winter blues, there’s something to do pretty much every day of the week down at Canalside. More...

Vendors slate Valentine’s Day show

A Valentine’s Day vendor show will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

MUSIC EXPOSURE

— Charles Johnson, Amherst Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, was among 13 musicians who performed at an assembly at Christ the King School in Snyder on Jan. 25. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 2   Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

thurs. 2   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. More...

Weinstein updates ice rink, community center proposals

State of the Town

Supervisor Barry Weinstein in his State of the Town address said the final year of his second term in office will include furthering opportunities to add a fifth ice sheet at the Northtown Center, as well as creating plans for a northwest Amherst com More...

Kulpa to seek supervisor’s post

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa on Tuesday said he will be campaigning for town supervisor this year, seeking to be elected to the post after serving in village government for the past nine years.  The seat, which carries a four-year term, is cu More...

Editorial

Get involved in the budget process now

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 16, taxpayers in the Town of Amherst will head to the polls to decide the fate of the 2017-18 school budget propositions. More...

Spindle items

• MAKING IT OFFICIAL — The Amherst Bee in January was named an official newspaper of Erie County following the approval of a resolution by the County Legislature. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 4, 1892   From a letter from Mr. James Chalmers, it will be seen that prospects for an electric road in the near future are not very bright.  More...

Police Blotter

‘Quick-change artist’ leaves store with $150

(Editor’s note: From Jan. 21 through Jan. 24, 416 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

Main Street traffic not ideal for pedestrians

As a resident of Williamsville, I’d like to discuss and address a matter of the traffic light situation that’s been going on for years.  It is a nightmare for people who walk the village to go from one shopping area to another and ha More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fibromyalgia support group meeting slated   The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 2, at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon in the Study Group Room, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Sports

East boys hockey wins Division II clash over Clarence

Williamsville East’s boys ice hockey team maintained its lead atop Division II of the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation with a 3-2 victory over Clarence Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink.  The Flames’ More...

East diver Finley repeats at ECICs

Tim Finley was the top diver by a wide margin at the ECIC Championships Friday at Sweet Home.  The Williamsville East senior recorded a score of 506.05 points to repeat as ECIC champion.  Finley was the only member of the East roster to win More...

North to host field hockey final four

Williamsville North’s new lighted turf field will soon host a state championship.  North was approved the state final four in field hockey from 2018 to 2020 at a New York State Public High School Athletic Association meeting Friday.  More...

Business

Higgins testifies on unfair trade practices

Rep. Brian Higgins provided testimony at a U.S. International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C., to stand up for U.S. More...

Artpark to debut Broadway Jr. Program in summer ’17

Artpark Theater Academy is launching a new program aimed at children and young adults.  Broadway Jr., which is slated for this summer, will allow students ages 8 through 17 to explore all aspects of theater during a four-week session.  More...

Daemen College receives federal environmental award

Daemen College has received a Food Recovery Challenge Regional Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, making it the only college in New York state to receive this distinction, according to a press release.  More...