Weekly Feature



March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville reduces speed limits on six streets

The Village Board passed several resolutions at Monday night’s meeting to reduce the speed limit on five streets near village parks and one street near SS. Peter and Paul School. More...

Local News

'Shrek The Musical'

Sweet Home students to perform musical comedy

Sweet Home High School will bring everyone’s favorite ogre to life with its production of “Shrek the Musical” on Friday, March 16; Saturday, March 17; and Sunday, March 18. More...

Poloncarz touts Erie as leader during State of County

County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s hour-long State of the County address last week was wide ranging, but the overarching message was direct: Erie County will lead. More...

Amherst Central Schools’ budget gap decreases

The Amherst Central schools are looking at a $1 million budget gap for the 2018-19 school year.  The gap was $2.1 million at the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting and lowered to $1.6 million at the Feb. 13 meeting. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The county needs to start filling the potholes. Hopkins, Wehrle (from Harlem to Aero), Hopkins (from Sheridan to Klein) are all in terrible condition, even the Village of Williamsville. More...

Obituaries

Marcy Dandes, real estate agent

Marcy Dandes (nee Marong), 66, of East Amherst, died Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Mrs. Dandes was born in Lockport, New York, was a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at Canisius College.  More...

Norman M. DiDonato, president of DiDonato Associates

Norman Michael Di- Donato, 83, of Getzville, died Monday, March 5, 2018.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Opening in May... to share lost history

On May 4, Niagara Falls will officially become home to a new Underground Railroad Heritage Center, a facility that will tell stories of freedom seekers and abolitionists that have “been unknown for a very long time,” according to Ally Spo More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

On the Campus

Medaille College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester: Shawn Barbalato, Tyler Carr, Alexis Nash, Kyle Conlin, Keeya Johnson, Rachael LaMonte, Maxmilian Santoro and Lindsey Spengler, all of Williamsville More...

Alix Rice Peace Park nears final stages

Completion of the the Alix Rice Peace Park is drawing closer, as last week the retaining wall — which forms a border around the planned 10,000-square-foot skate park — was erected near the Northtown Center at Amherst.  More...

Village festivities, fare to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The Williamsville Business Association is sponsoring festivities this week in celebration of St. More...

CELTIC CELEBRATION

— Members of Emerald Isle perform Irish, nautical and Celtic music during an event held Sunday at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ to benefit Kevin Guest House of Buffalo. More...

Editorial

School districts, officials honor lives lost

Bee Editorial

The tragedy surrounding the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, is being felt across the country.  More...

Spindle items

• FOOD FOR CHARITY — Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, will host a St. Joseph’s Day Table event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the facility’s Grand Ballroom. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 16, 1893   The first week of the new administration [in Washington] has been much like the first week of other administrations: crowding, bustle and more or less confusion everywhere.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports house, car ‘egged’ overnight

Monday, March 5  • At a South Forest Road business, the owner reported an unknown person entered the safe and stole an indeterminate amount of money.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Respect town’s green space, waterways

The Amherst Parks Plan, based on the results of a citizen survey, was recently released. More...

Education

Amherst High School names second-quarter honor roll recipients

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

Sports

Sweet Home hockey defies the odds, wins program’s first Division II state title

Edholm named Tourney MVP

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team heard all of the talk.  More...

All-Bee Boys Hockey Teams named; selection process explained

Being selected for an All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — which is why The Bee has More...

Five schools represented on First Team

All-Bee Boys Hockey

The collection of talent comprising the First Team of all-stars on the 2017-18 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team — representing all three divisions within the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation — comes from a variety of schools, all of whi More...

Business

Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY provides calming environment for children

Offering a soothing atmosphere for children, Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY, the only pediatric urgent care center in the area, provides an array of services for parents looking to address the pressing health care needs of their childr More...

Conservation district sets 17th annual Envirothon

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 17th annual Erie County Envirothon on Thursday, March 29, and Thursday, April 26, at Village Green Park in Elma.  Coordinated by the District, the Envirothon is an outdoor-orien More...

Daemen College lecture series to continue March 21

Anthony Billoni, director of Tobacco-Free Western New York and a source on creativity and leadership change, will be the guest speaker at Daemen College’s Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series event scheduled for 5:30 p.m. More...