Weekly Feature



March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Tangled up

Williamsville South’s Greg Dolan tries to jar the ball loose from North Tonawanda’s Zack Woodard during the Billies’ 60-54 loss in the Section VI Class A-1 final Saturday at Buffalo More...

Local News

Daemen event to recognize military women

The heroic contributions and commitment of women in the military will be highlighted at a special event in commemoration of Women’s History Month, being held Tuesday, March 21, at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.  More...

Williamsville Central seeks candidates for school board

Candidate packets are available for anyone interested in running for the Williamsville Board of Education. More...

4-H program develops speaking skills

The Erie County 4-H Program has arranged five county-level presentation day events, aimed at giving 350 youth members ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to share their chosen topic of interest and compete for a spot in the Western District event held in Ap More...

Police Blotter

Overflowing toilet water prevents restroom fire

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Letters to the Editor

Westwood plans may not be changed

The Amherst community needs to be alerted to what appears to be a misconception regarding the Westwood project. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical museum to host open house  The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. More...

Sports

Barr scores game winner as Amherst boys basketball repeats in Class A-2

Jordan Barr picked a great time to make the biggest play of his basketball career.  The Amherst senior scored on a putback basket off a missed running layup by freshman Daesean Ashley at the buzzer as the top-seeded Tigers (20-4) held off second More...

Quick start leads Lady Tigers to section title

Amherst fell behind 3-0 against Olean in the Section VI Class A-2 girls basketball final Sunday at Buffalo State Sports Arena. That was the only time they trailed for the rest of the game.  More...

South girls basketball wins fourth straight A-1 title

The best girls basketball team in Section VI Class A-1 is still Williamsville South. More...

Business

Chamber ready for Small Business Week

Small businesses, for our purposes those with fewer than 25 employees, make up the majority of our membership.  We devote a good percentage of our resources to the development and facilitation of small-business services that assist these members More...

The Towne Grill offers Towne Plate, hand-pressed burgers

The Towne Grill is bringing something new to the area: a Towne Plate, which is similar to what is known as a garbage plate.  The restaurant’s plate includes a choice of meat, macaroni salad and/or french fries topped with meat, hot sauce, More...

Chamber, AAA partner for discounted trip

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Collette and AAA of Western and Central New York to offer discounted vacations to Costa del Sol and the Portuguese Riviera. More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2017 4:21 PM

State of the Village address set for Monday

Williamsville Mayor Kulpa will present the  More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2017 3:04 PM

Williamsville schools lands 7-1 vote regarding Columbus Day

Holiday’s name stays on academic calendar

The Williamsville School Board — after four months of consideration and contentious remarks from the board president — voted by a 7-1 margin to have Columbus Day remain on the academic calendar after it was suggested to review the holiday’s possible More...

Police investigating bank robbery

Amherst police are investigating a Monday afternoon bank robbery that occurred at Key Bank, 5200 Main St., at the corner of South Forest Road, Amherst.  According to police reports, the incident occurred at about 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

Be cautious: Protect your identity, property

Bee Editorial

Throughout the year, people are bothered by individuals and/or companies that are running scams, but it seems that residents in Amherst and Williamsville are still falling prey to false claims and fraudulent solicitations.  More...

Spindle items

• VIGILANCE IS KEY — In providing the public with extra details regarding the above editorial, I wanted to share that two reports of scams were called into police headquarters Friday morning as I was compiling entries for the police blotte More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 10, 1892   The Amherst town election passed off very quietly, Mr. E.B. Miller being elected justice of the peace by a 108 majority.  Robins have been seen and heard singing their sweet melody here.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to Amherst Deputy Highway Superintendent Paul Anderson for advocating the use of a salt brine solution for our roads. More...

Obituaries

Edwin A. Mirand, UB V.P. of educational affairs

Edwin A. Mirand, of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Dr. Mirand was the vice president for educational affairs and dean of the Roswell Park Graduate Division of the University at Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

BIGELOW, John “Bud” W., of Derby, New York, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mr. Bigelow is survived by his wife, Marjorie; four children, Janet, Douglas, Jeanne and Carol Jo; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Area collectors show off their prized possessions

Western New York collects

Collecting has been a part of society since, well, before it was really called a society, and during the past several weeks, The Bee has reached out to readers to find some of the biggest, best and quirkiest collections throughout Western New York.&n More...

Historical museum to host open house

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. The museum is open on the second Sunday of every month from September through June. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Story time and play time for ages 2 to 5, with caregiver, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through March 28.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 9-sun. 12   More...

Live Local in WNY

fri. 10   Back To the Bars — 9 p.m., Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-9309, www.crazyjakesnt.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 9   More...