Weekly Feature



April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring cleaning

Kelsey Janas, left, Gail Cefalu and other volunteers pick up trash in a wooded area on Roger Chafee Drive as part of a Willow Ridge neighborhood cleanup project held Sunday. More...

Local News

New curator dreams big for Heritage Village

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Beth Roehling-Flynn, curator for the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, surrounds herself with hundreds of historic artifacts every day.  “I love bringing artifacts out for the public to enjoy and not letting the history die,” Roehlin More...

O’Mahony to campaign for school board seat

Liam O’Mahony is running for a three-year term on the Williamsville School Board.  According to a press release, O’Mahony has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications and currently serves as t More...

Amherst schools seek to hike reserves, surplus

The Amherst School District could see a potential $1.6-million increase in its reserves and surplus by the end of the 2016-17 school year.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I for one am tired of hearing from the media that because of cuts in Meals on Wheels and HEAP, grandma is going to starve to death and she is going to freeze to death. More...

Education

Casey Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 academic year:  Grade eight  More...

Lifestyles

WNY sisters to support women hurt by mental health industry

On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of this year, 32-year-old Jessica Lake Mason was taken to a psychiatric hospital.  More...

A. J. Jurek Post 1672 to host wine tasting

A. J. Jurek Post 1672 will host a wine tasting party on Saturday, April 8. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and wine tasting starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Call Ron for tickets at 836-9617.   More...

Hollywood ending for Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s 71st season

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will bring its 71st season to a close with a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway in Snyder. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

sat. 8   Craft and Vendor Fair — Presented by the Mended Little Hearts of WNY, and featuring more than 50 local crafters and vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Fire Rescue Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.  More...

Town locates property in alienation plan

The Town Board on Monday agreed to direct the town supervisor to work with the town attorney in developing and submitting all of the necessary documents to the state Legislature to designate parkland off Transit Road in East Amherst as part of the al More...

Jaeger to campaign for supervisor seat

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger on Tuesday said she will be campaigning for town supervisor this year, after serving in her current post since 2012.  The seat, which carries a four-year term, is currently held by Supervisor Barry Weinstein, who is com More...

Editorial

Safety a must during prom, graduation season

Bee Editorial

As we continue into the spring, many teenagers are beginning to drive for the first time. For some teenagers, they may soon be driving to high school events, such as proms and graduations. More...

Spindle items

• BRUSH PICKUP — Yard compost materials are now being accepted for pickup as part of refuse on residents’ regular trash day. According to the Highway Department, the material must be properly bundled for pickup. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 7, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Alleged shopping cart thief yells at employee

(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...

Obituaries

Blanche C. Shropshire, social worker

Blanche C. Shropshire (nee Coombs), 88, of Philadelphia, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.  More...

Death Notices

MINDEL, Robert F., of Amherst, died Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. More...

Sports

Longtime JV coach takes over Amherst girls lax

Lady Tigers reached Class C final last year

JoAnna Fildes has never coached varsity girls lacrosse prior to this spring with Amherst, but she knows quite a bit about the program.  Fildes, Amherst’s JV girls lacrosse coach since 1999, said the transition to coaching varsity lacrosse More...

North boys lacrosse team seeks identity

Williamsville North had a banner year in boys lacrosse in 2016, recording a school-record 14 victories, winning the Williamsville Cup and reaching the Section VI Class B semifinals.  The starting lineup will look different, as seven starters gra More...

State adds new champion, divisions realign

There will be a new state champion crowned in boys and girls lacrosse this spring.  Class D was added to boys and girls lacrosse across the state, joining classes A, B and C.  More...

Business

Egea Medical Weight Loss Center offers patients comfort, peace of mind

At Egea Medical Weight Loss Center, a private, personal and comfortable approach is used to assist patients who are struggling with obesity. The practice, located at 5430 Main St., Williamsville, is led by its medical director, Dr. More...

Film to be featured by Museum of disABILITY History

The Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series will feature “Life, Animated” at 7 p.m. More...

Events

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