Weekly Feature



November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SPECIAL VISITORS

— Lt. Sal Losi, head of the Buffalo Police K-9 unit and Shield, the former partner of fallen Officer Craig Lehner, visit kindergarten students Thursday at Maple East Elementary School. More...

Local News

Amherst resident to enter bowling hall of fame

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fifty years ago, Brad Hamilton wanted something to do during the winter so he walked down the railroad tracks from Sheridan Parkside to Mil-Sher Lanes in Kenmore and bowled in a junior league.  Five decades later, he’s rolled fifteen 300 g More...

Amherst instructor named ‘Master Teacher’ by state

Nancy Claxton, an Amherst Middle School seventh-grade science teacher, was recently named a New York State Master Teacher by the State University of New York.  The master teacher program is a statewide professional network of outstanding STEM (s More...

New helicopters signal ‘tremendous step forward’ for Mercy Flight

Mercy Flight of Western New York is acquiring three new helicopters for $23 million, in a move officials say will increase the emergency management organization’s response times, safety and overall operational abilities.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The 12 days of Christmas are the days between Dec. 25 and Jan. 6, the Epiphany, not before Christmas, when the stores and radio stations are pushing buy, buy, buy. It’s nice to celebrate traditions after all the commercialism.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Presbyterian to host basket raffle Amherst Presbyterian Church will host a theme basket raffle and craft sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the church, 151 Youngs Road, Williamsville. More...

Sports

East girls volleyball three-peats as regional champs

Lady Flames advance to state championships

After falling short at the New York State Championships the past two years, a team goal for the Williamsville East girls volleyball squad has been to not only get back a third consecutive year but win it all.  More...

Sweet Home boys volleyball wins first section title in 24 years

Season ends in crossover final

The first time Sweet Home won a boys volleyball sectional title was in 1977 at Lackawanna High School.  History repeated itself as the Panthers beat Grand Island, 27-25, 25-27, 22-25, 25-20, 15-7 for the Section VI Division II-A title Nov. More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 47 16 North Amherst 47 16 Lancaster 40 23 Harris Hill B 39 24 Swormville 36 27 More...

Business

Per state guidelines , credit servicer agrees to improve customer disclosures

New York Attorney General Eric T. More...

CoreLife Eatery schedules preview event for Nov. 22

CoreLife Eatery, an active-lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, will open a new location at 1595 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst on Saturday, Nov. 25.  More...

Dash’s fundraiser benefits Meals on Wheels

Dash’s Markets and Meals on Wheels for Western New York Inc. are again uniting for the annual “Step Up to the Plate” fundraiser, which will run through Saturday, Dec. More...

Police warn of break-ins, suspicious incident regarding teen

Amherst police are warning motorists to lock their vehicles and hide their belongings inside vehicles after numerous larcenies were reported in a 90-minute period on Nov. 7 in the parking lot of a Transit Road fitness center.  More...

Report details district’s declining enrollment

The Williamsville School Board on Tuesday was scheduled to discuss its annual enrollment projection report, a study that again finds the kindergarten through grade 12 student population to be decreasing.  More...

Editorial

Practice vigilance and being a good neighbor

Bee Editorial

We have noticed that some of the most common reports answered by the Amherst Police Department are complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• JOIN THE CLUB — With this weekend’s forecast indicating that snowfall is possible, maybe it’s time to consider a way to make winter more fun? Perhaps learning to cross-country ski is something that might interest you? More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 17, 1892   Our hotels are well filled with boarders at present. The village is swarming with motor men, engineers, masons, carpenters, real estate men, etc., and everything has a lively appearance.  More...

Obituaries

V. Donald Bergner, retired Bell Aerospace engineer

V. Donald Bergner, 95, of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.  Born in Buffalo, he was an East High School graduate and earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in three years from Canisius College.  More...

Bernard Sutinis, steel industry worker

Bernard A. “Bernie” Sutinis, 76, of Nashville, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.  Mr. Sutinis was born in Waukegan, Illinois, to the late Anthony and Margaret Sutinis. More...

Juliane M. Foley, active with youth groups

Juliane M. Foley (nee Macakanja), 50, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.  Mrs. Foley was born on July 26, 1967. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo City Mission continues to serve area’s homeless

100 years later...

When the Buffalo City Mission opened its doors in 1917, it provided services similar to a soup kitchen, offering food and shelter to those in need.  More...

Couple wed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

Courtney L. McEachon married Thomas Z. Horton during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The Rev. Roger J. More...

Will North teacher selected as 2016-17 Presidential Award finalist

Susan Recoon, a computer science and math teacher from Williamsville North High School, has been named a state finalist for the 2016-17 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  More...