Weekly Feature



November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Code amendment comments accepted through Friday

The public will have through Friday, Nov. 10, to submit comments to town officials regarding proposed amendments to the Amherst Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance. More...

Organizations, church to hold Veterans Day ceremonies

Several events are scheduled to be held this week in recognition of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 11.  At 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Local News

Actor wins Daemen’s ‘Graduate of the Last Decade’ award

Chadwick Hopson, Daemen College alumnus and star of the 2016 film, “The Last Descent,” received the “Graduate of the Last Decade” award at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards on Nov. 3.  More...

Town man on mission to quash bullying after grandson’s death

A little more than six months since cyberbullying pushed his grandson to take his own life, Joe Smajdor is organizing what he hopes will be a solution to the growing problem.  More...

FOOD FOR FUNDRAISING

— Volunteers Sarah Merrihaw, left, Chris Gwitt, and Steve Schouten prepare meals during the St. John Lutheran Church Youth Group’s spaghetti dinner held Sunday. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Village officials with plans for a 22 kw solar panel installation on the DPW roof will be sorely disappointed with the results. To obtain a solar panel efficiency of 14 percent, the panels must face due south at a 22 degree tilt. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Karate to host Wagner book signing Jessica Wagner, author and illustrator of the children’s book “Kitten and the Dojo Code,” will hold book signings at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Sports

East girls volleyball wins fourth straight section title

Another year, another sectional title for Williamsville East’s girls volleyball team.  The Lady Flames won their fourth consecutive section title after beating Niagara Wheatfield, 25-23, 19-25, 25-12, 25-18 in Thursday’s Class A fina More...

East’s Ford named Player of the Year

All-Bee Girls Soccer

Tess Ford has been a steady presence in the midfield for years for the Williamsville East girls soccer team but with the graduation of the school’s all-time leading scorer, Marissa Birzon, the five-year starter took her game to a whole new leve More...

Sports briefs

Williamsville North graduate Shannon Quinlan, a freshman at Assumption College, was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference Rookie Team. More...

Business

Chamber empowers members, improves region

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recognizes that we must engage and empower millennials if we want to remain a viable leadership organization.  More...

Daemen to hold tree planting, veterans-themed events

Daemen College will honor veterans and current military service members at a tree planting ceremony being held in celebration of Veterans Day at noon Friday, Nov. More...

Business Briefs

Jay Louis Mesnekoff, owner of Mesnekoff Funeral Home Inc., was installed on Oct. 29 as president of KAVOD — the National Independent Jewish Funeral Directors. More...

Breaking News - 11/8/2017 4:46 PM

TRAFFIC PROBLEM

Avoid Park Club Lane near Main because of the jackknifed tractor-trailer blocking the road. Police on location. More...

Spartan march

Williamsville North’s Marquel Wells keeps his momentum going downfield with a big gain up the middle as Lancaster’s Jacob Michalski tries to bring him down during the Spartans’ 35-6 More...

Colleagues, community remember former IDA leader

Allen’s life marked by love of music, drum corps

James J. Allen, the former head of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, died at his East Amherst home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.  Mr. More...

Editorial

Veterans Day: Honoring those with past service

Bee Editorial

A few years ago we wrote about the meaning of Memorial Day, which many observers seem to have confused with Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day. More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBRANCE — In light of the recent violent tragedies that have occurred in the nation, it is becoming more important for us to treat each other with compassion and empathy. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 10, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Older man dressed as cowgirl trick-or-treats

Monday, Oct. 30 • At an Alberta Drive medical care facility, an employee reported an unknown white substance was smeared onto eight employees’ cars in the parking lot. More...

Obituaries

Hudson W. Stroke, Bell Aerospace worker

Hudson Walter Stroke, 93, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.  Mr. Stroke was born in Buffalo on June 13, 1924. More...

Death Notices

GRIECO, Theresa V. (nee Sorell), of Ashburn, Virginia, formerly of Kenmore, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Mrs. Grieco is survived by two children, David and Jeffrey, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. 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

‘Buffalo’s The Last Waltz’:

Musicians to recapture The Band’s farewell shows

For 16 years, five musicians traveled together, beginning with performances at dive bars and small clubs before taking the stage at the 1969 Woodstock concert and eventually headlining auditoriums and stadiums.  More...

Christmas shopping fundraiser slated

“Shopping at the Christmas Shoppe” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. A variety of items will be available for purchase. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  A hot dog sale will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. Hot dogs cost $1.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Holiday

sat. 11   Kenmore Veterans Day Ceremony — Honoring veterans and active duty members of the military, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Village of Kenmore Municipal Green, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; Free. www.villageofkenmore.org  More...

Workshops

sat. 11   Songwriting Workshop — This two-week workshop will explore the art of songwriting. Bring your acoustic string instrument or keyboard to the workshop, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...