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January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

'Once Upon a Mattress'

Williamsville South to present musical comedy

Williamsville South High School will present a classic tale: a prince searching for his princess. There will be singing and laughter, a queen, king, wizard, jester and, unexpectedly, a pea. More...

'Sing for me!'

Amherst High School to present ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Both romantic and chilling, “The Phantom of the Opera” captivates audience members with its over-the-top scenic design, devastatingly beautiful score and disturbing lead character: a lurking miscreant who hides behind a white mask. More...

Area high school students to compete in Taste of Education

The WNY Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association has announced the return of the Taste of Education — a friendly culinary competition featuring local high school students pursuing a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to thank the Village of Williamsville DPW for plowing the Lehigh Memory Trail. Those of us who walk for exercise and the dog walkers and those who enjoy nature’s beauty sure do appreciate they have kept the trail up so nicely. More...

Obituaries

Donald M. Clark, former president of Industry-Education

Donald M. “Buck” Clark, 88, of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  More...

Ethel Oehmler, led fire company auxiliary

Ethel A. Oehmler, president of the Hutchinson Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary in 1971, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.  The former Ethel Hutchinson, 87, was born in Penfield, New York, to William Hutchinson and Ethel Valcore.  More...

Donald F. Carpenter, investigator, custodian

Donald F. Carpenter, 86, of Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  Mr. Carpenter was born in Buffalo on Oct. 16, 1931. Several months after graduating from Akron High School, he joined the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy...

Celebrating 150 years of Olmsted in Buffalo

I n 1868, architect Frederick Law Olmsted was approached by William Dorsheimer, a prominent Buffalo attorney, who asked Olmsted to develop a plan for a park, but also a comprehensive public park system within the city of Buffalo. More...

On the Campus

Olivia Collins of Amherst has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Geneseo State College. Lindsay Acker of Williamsville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Eastern Mennonite University. More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation plans winter programs

Amherst Youth and Recreation has announced some of its winter programs and open registrations. For more information or to register for a program, visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org or call 631-7132. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 1   Sweet Charity — 12th annual benefit for the Food Bank of WNY featuring savory food, sweet treats, wine, beer, spirits and coffee tastings from some of WNY’s finest establishments, 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Supervisor’s goals include joint study of town corridor

In his first State of the Town address as Amherst supervisor, Brian Kulpa outlined some of his goals for 2018, including beginning a joint study with the Town of Tonawanda regarding transportation and land use on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  More...

Council member seeks public input through ‘Listening Tour’

As a way to engage the public and encourage dialogue with residents, Council Member Shawn Lavin, who is in his first month as a member of the Town Board, is initiating a “Listening Tour” next month at the Audubon Library.  More...

Editorial

Don’t discount ways to live healthier this year

Bee Editorial

With the gluttony of the 2017 holiday season firmly in the rearview mirror, January aptly marks National Healthy Living Month. While it may be the last day of January, it is never too late to begin a healthier lifestyle.  More...

Spindle items

• A COMMUNITY SERVICE — Each Friday, from Feb. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1893   More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s dog greets drunken former tenant

Monday, Jan. 22  • At a pond near Sundridge Drive, a man wearing a wet suit was reportedly cutting through the ice with a saw. More...

Letters to the Editor

Region of great neighbors aids family in need

Buffalo has long touted itself to be the “City of Good Neighbors.” My family can affirm this to be true and accurate.  At 3 a.m. on Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

New JRT production to premiere Feb. 1   More...

Sports

Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball:    lost to Lockport 52-51  More...

South hoops continues ECIC II domination

Billies sweep Amherst

Williamsville South boys basketball coach Gabe Michael said his team did not have a great practice on Thursday and he was wondering how his players would respond in Friday’s home game with Amherst.   More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Jan. 31 Boys and girls bowling: Williamsville South at Amherst, 4:15 p.m. (Classic Lanes); Clarence at Williamsville East, 4 p.m. (Transit Lanes); Williamsville North at Starpoint, 3:30 p.m. (Brad Angelo Lanes)  More...

Business

Break’n Eggs opens larger, second location on Sweet Home Road

After five years of serving French-inspired breakfasts on Main Street in Williamsville, Bob and Annie Sweeney, owners of Break’n Eggs Creperie, have established a second location with double the amount of dining space and takeout options for cu More...

Daemen named ‘Best Value College’ by online guide

Daemen College has been named by Best Value Schools as one of the “50 Best Value Colleges and Universities in New York,” making it the only private college in the Buffalo Niagara region included on the newly released list.  More...

‘Thank-A-Vet’ outreach set by county clerk for Feb. 9

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns will host upcoming “Thank-A-Vet” outreaches in various locations, including the Amherst Senior Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. More...