Weekly Feature



February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Gala to support village library

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

Local News

MusicalFare takes ‘Ring of Fire’ to Shea’s 710

Hoping to capitalize on the star power of late musician Johnny Cash and a successful production season in 2016, Amherst-based theatre MusicalFare will again present the show “Ring of Fire,” this time taking it to a bigger venue: Shea&rsqu More...

Buffalo Chips to perform in church concert series

The Buffalo Chips, the University at Buffalo’s male a cappella group, will perform in the Crossroads Lutheran Church’s Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the sanctuary, 4640 Main St., Snyder.  More...

Mill Middle students advance to competition in D.C.

After coming away with a regional victory at the Future City competition held at Mount St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to thank the Amherst Highway Department for plowing the sidewalks on Maple. It was a wonderful job on Sunday; it was nice to get up and see our sidewalks plowed that early in the morning. More...

Obituaries

Norman F. Hambridge, Dairy Queen owner

Norman F. Hambridge, 89, of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Hambridge attended Kenmore schools and was employed by the International Baking Company. More...

Betty Bitten Crow, former Amherst resident

Betty Bitten Crow, 83, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.  Mrs. Bitten Crow was born on Jan. 30, 1933, in Dallas, Texas, and spent her formative years as a Southern belle. More...

Renzo C.A.D. Nylander, retired dentist

Renzo C.A.D. Nylander, 82, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.  Dr. Nylander was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He has been a Buffalo resident since 1965.   More...

Lifestyles

Airbnb...

giving travelers a homelike atmosphere option

For those with an urge to travel, staying at an Airbnb gives the option of staying in a homelike atmosphere.  Many of these spacious per-night rentals come without the higher price tag of hotels.  The San Francisco based Airbnb was founded More...

Forest Stream Garden Club to hold meeting

The Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Presbyterian Village, located at 214 Village Park Drive, off North Forest Road behind North Presbyterian Church. More...

SWEET HOME MUSICAL

— Ryan VanderSchaaf, left, and Zac Dolan, Caroline Thiele, Devin Klumpp, MacKenzie Jackman, Kristin Wawrzyniak, Cordell Hopkins, Nakaiah Epps and Olivia Rozak make up the cast of “Hairspr More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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

Family Activities

thurs. 9   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

thurs. 9-sat. 11   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. More...

Police chief addresses residents’ neighborhood safety concerns

Hartford Road

Nearly a dozen residents on Monday brought to the attention of the Town Board their concerns for safety in the Hartford Road neighborhood, specifically noting a shooting that occurred less than two weeks ago in that area.  According to police re More...

Wiliamsville’s new website now more ‘user-friendly’

After using the same platform since 2005, the Williamsville Central School District less than a month ago unveiled its new website, boasting improvements in its navigational features and user friendly enhancements. More...

Editorial

World Cancer Day offers opportunity for plan of action

Bee Editorial

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 8.8 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, including 4 million people who die prematurely from ages 30 to 69. More...

Spindle items

• ON THE BIG SCREEN — The Buffalo Sabres will host a screening of “Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future” at the Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 11, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Traveler finds mysterious can in suitcase

(Editor’s note: From Jan. 28 through Jan. 31, 682 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

Plan to attend production at Meeting House

What a moving experience we had on Friday night at the village Meeting House. More...

Opinions, views deserve respect

After a brutal election season, it has never been more evident how divided our country is and how downright rude some people can be when others don’t agree with their viewpoint. More...

Disservice created in board appointment

What is going on in our town government? Why are we appointing a man who did not follow town building codes and is now on a town committee that makes law?  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will host Winterfest 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Glen Park, 5565 Main St. There will be a snow sculpture contest, bonfire, hot chocolate and doughnuts. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Boys basketball:  Sweet Home at Kenmore West, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball:  Nardin at Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m. Boys and girls bowling:  Amherst at Starpoint, 4:15 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Girls basketball:    def. West Seneca East 64-29 Federation boys ice hockey:    lost to North Tonawanda 8-4  Boys swimming:  fifth in Class B at Team Championships   More...

Amherst girls basketball’s Wanzer becomes school’s all-time leading scorer

The most prolific scorer in the history of Amherst High School basketball, girl or boy, is Claire Wanzer. The Amherst senior guard scored 18 points in the Lady Tigers’ 74-36 road victory over Sweet Home Jan. More...

Business

Essex Homes of WNY celebrates 25th anniversary with promotion

Essex Homes of WNY is prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year as a custom home builder headquartered in Clarence, New York.  More...

Iskalo fills management positions for boutique hotel

Iskalo Development Corp. and Greenwood Hospitality this week announced the hiring of Karen Oleszak as general manager and Susie Pieri as director of sales and marketing for Reikart House, a boutique hotel.  More...

Daemen to offer tax services

Daemen College accounting students will provide free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families starting Wednesday, Feb. More...