Weekly Feature



June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Social host’ law drawn up by town

The Amherst Town Board has taken an extra step to deter the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors with the creation of a new law that provides civil penalties as a result of loud or damaging house parties.  More...

Local News

Barber shop owner reunites with people who saved his life

Russell Castronova has been the owner of Heads Up Barber Shop at 4498 Main St. in Snyder for 32 years. He may be 76 years old, but his vibrant personality and avid work ethic conceal any hint of old age. More...

Berkun named hoops coach at Maritime College

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville native Mike Berkun achieved his dream of being a head coach for a college basketball team when he recently became the 15th head coach in team history for the State University of New York Maritime College. More...

FOR CHARITY

— Amherst Middle School Principal John Griesmer, left, has his hair shaved by seventh-grade student Sara Koterks during a Bald 4 Bucks campaign to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My experience with charging my electric vehicle increased significantly when I began charging the battery with 220 volts instead of 110 volts. At 110 volts, it took 12 hours to charge my battery, but at 220 volts it takes only four hours. More...

Education

Mill Middle names honor students

The following Mill Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sports

East softball crushes Mercy in Class A regional

Lady Flames reach state semis for first time

Williamsville East’s softball team has hit the ball all season and the trend continued in Friday’s Class A Far West Regional.  More...

North softball upsets OP, wins Class AA title

Williamsville North softball capped an impressive and unexpected run in the sectional bracket with a 4-2 win over Orchard Park in the Class AA Final May 30. More...

Mack hits walk-off winner in East’s victory over Olean

Lady Flames earn first Class A title since ‘08

Christy Mack has always dreamed about driving in the game-winning run to win a championship. More...

Business

Chamber’s site offers view of strategic plan

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently launched our new website, www.amherst.org. Please take the time to visit the site and provide us with feedback. More...

Fisher-Price seeks children for new campaign

Fisher-Price is looking for children ages 5 and younger with disabilities to be featured in a future campaign. The company will host a head-shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Daemen College lecture to address higher education

David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., will speak at Daemen College this month about the risks and opportunities facing higher education.  More...

Court rules arbitrator should decide $3.13M case

Town seeks to end longstanding legal dispute

As part of a dispute that originated nearly 15 years ago, the state Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled a third-party arbitrator should decide if the town will be the recipient of an estimated $3.13 million in interest for legal fees.  Supervisor More...

Annual Fabulous 5K Race Series begins next week

Event organizers for the Fabulous 5K Race Series are preparing for the start of the series’ ninth year, which begins with the St. Greg’s Great Race at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16. More...

FATALITY

— Amherst police responded at about 4:40 p.m. Friday to the 4000 block of North French Road, where a bicyclist was reportedly struck by a 2014 Honda. According to Capt. More...

Editorial

Stay fit this summer by attending a free class

Bee Editorial

If you are looking to lose weight or just remain active, summer can be a good time to get a head start. While there are plenty of activities to surf through around the area, some are even free of charge. More...

Spindle items

• HONORS — Last week, The Bee published a story about Dolores Sapienza, who will be honored this week during a special event at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 9, 1892   Miss Mildred Sage has secured a good-sized class in music for the summer.  A social party will be held at the Mansion House on Saturday evening, June 11.  More...

Police Blotter

Sleeping man reported outside store

Sunday, May 28  • A resident of Berehaven Drive reported a group of youths on bikes heading down the street with BB guns. More...

Obituaries

Sidney Gross, goldsmith, world traveler

Sidney Gross (nee Sorsen), 85, of Amherst, died Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Mrs. Gross was born in Evanston, Illinois. More...

Mary F. Karrer, beautician

Mary Frances Karrer (nee Kilger), 87, of Amherst, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Mrs. Karrer was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Buffalo and was a lifelong resident of Western New York.  More...

Death Notices

SCHUECKLER, Elizabeth F. (nee Scott), of Amherst, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Mrs. Schueckler is survived by her husband, Donald; two children, Tony and Cathy Schueckler; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

It all began in Lancaster for pro pole vaulter

Mary Saxer almost never tried pole vaulting. The former high school and NCAA All-American and current pro didn’t even pick up the sport until her junior season at Lancaster High School. More...

Niagara Falls trip, dinner celebrate 60th anniversary

Gloria and Donald Spagnola of Lockport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Maid of the Mist tour in Niagara Falls followed by a dinner celebration at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Youth Briefs

Registration for summer programs is now available. Amherst Youth & Recreation has many youth and adult summer programs such as swimming, archery, tennis, kickball, reading, nature programs, horseshoes and sports clinics. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8   Victor Dean — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com  More...

Concerts

thurs. 8   Alternative rock group, Blue October, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; $. 205-8925, www.rapidstheatre.com  sat. 10   More...

Performance

thurs. 8   Trio Payazzo — With Andrew Peruzzini, Harry Fackelman and Bernard Kunz, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $ (cash-only cover charge). 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com  fri. 9   More...