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November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Amherst schools educate others on race at summit

Amherst High School has become a pioneer in Western New York for creating a dialogue for students to educate other students about racism and race relations.  More...

Career assessment plan discussed at Sweet Home High School

The potential revision of the path Sweet Home High School students take toward graduation was discussed at the Nov. More...

SPECIAL PROJECT

— Susan Oliver works on a weathervane star patch during her quilting group’s gathering Monday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Police Blotter

Woman huffs hair spray in store bathroom

Monday, Nov. 20  • At a Main Street restaurant, a man reportedly stole $20 from the tip box and ran out of the restaurant.  • At a Maple Road grocery store, a man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a cart full of meat.  More...

Obituaries

Faith R. Greenfield, county, school librarian

Faith R. Greenfield (nee Rosenthal), 91, of Palo Alto, California, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.  Mrs. Greenfield was born on Dec. 10, 1925, in Warsaw, New York. More...

Beverly Fullerton, social worker

Beverly Fullerton (nee Allen), 90, of Coppell, Texas, formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.  Mrs. Fullerton was born on July 21, 1927, in Rochester, New York. More...

Death Notices

D’EMILIO, Barbara M. (nee Coutinho), of East Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Mrs. D’Emilio is survived by three children, Diana Ganzenmuller, Jeffrey, and Brian, and two grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Community Services kicks off annual ‘Adopt-A-Family’ campaign

People throughout Western New York will have an opportunity to make a wish come true this holiday season. More...

Men’s chorus to hold holiday concert

The Red Blazer Men’s Chorus will perform at a holiday concert from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. For more information, visit www.redblazermenschorus.com.   More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Baby story time and play time, for babies up to 24 months old, with a caregiver, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. More...

Westwood’s findings statement to be considered on Dec. 11

The proposed Westwood Neighborhood has moved to the final step in the environmental quality review process after the Town Board last week deemed complete an impact statement relating to the planned redevelopment. More...

Village to post ‘no standing’ signs on Oakgrove for major events

After almost eight months of deliberation by the Traffic and Safety Committee, residents received an answer regarding one-sided parking for Oakgrove Drive. More...

‘Holiday in the Village’ features stocking items for children

This year’s Holiday in the Village features dozens of family-friendly activities, including photos with Santa Claus, a parade, trolley rides on Main Street and the annual tree-lighting ceremony.  Sponsored by the Williamsville Business As More...

Editorial

Small-business shopping should stay on your list

Bee Editorial

While this year’s recognition of Small Business Saturday — held Nov. More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBRANCE — I am encouraging the community to remember to recognize Pearl Harbor Day. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1892   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why is it that leaf pickup is such an aggravation every year? I live in Snyder, and we have had two pickups this season. Winds have been bad. All our hard work and expenses to pay someone to rake our leaves, and then no one comes to pick them up. More...

Education

Transit Middle names first quarter honor students

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

Amherst High School posts first quarter honor roll recipients

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

ABC Bel Canto Choirs to perform Dec. 3   More...

Sports

South boys hoops focused on daily improvement

Billies return ECIC II Player of the Year

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team had high hopes last season of a deep postseason run but saw its dream end against North Tonawanda in the Section VI Class A-1 final.  Billies’ coach Gabe Michael said he is not trying to use More...

New Sacred Heart girls coach hopes to continue team’s winning tradition

Carrie Owens didn’t take the girls basketball job at Sacred Heart to be mediocre.  More...

Greater Buffalo Level 5 boys gymnasts place fourth at tourney

The Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Level 5 boys team placed fourth at the Judges Cup Tournament Nov. More...

Business

Resident receives pharmaceutical honors

Donald Mager, a Williamsville resident and professor in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named a fellow of three prominent academic societies: the American Association for the Advancement of Science , More...

Reilly named general manager of Transit Valley

Mike Reilly was recently named general manager and chief operating officer of Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst.  For the past four years, Reilly lived in Florida, where he worked as a club manager and director of food More...

EBL to offer scholarship

Bonefish Grill and Emerging Business Leaders have partnered to offer a $500 scholarship to participate in a leadership program.  The scholarship covers the costs for one individual to participate in the EBL’s 2018 program.  More...