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February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

EAST AMHERST

— Firematic and administrative officers of the East Amherst Fire Department were installed at the company’s annual banquet Saturday evening. More...

Prekindergarten program registration available

Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1 and live in the Williamsville Central School District are eligible to be considered for the district’s universal prekindergarten program.  The deadline for applying is Wednesday, March 29.  More...

Annual Taste of Education event set for Feb. 28

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will host the annual Taste of Education from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Coffee shop employee offers customer pills

Saturday, Feb. 11  • A black male and female were going door-to-door saying they were from Verizon. The Campbell Boulevard resident told them to leave, and the pair left on foot.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Students deserve recognition for volunteerism

For more than 25 years, Williamsville North students of grades nine to 12 have participated in a large non-perishable food collection for the homeless of Western New York.  This annual Christmas-time collection is overseen by the student council More...

Education

Amherst High School students named to honor roll

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Sewing guild to hold information session A discussion of various sewing machine feet and what they can do to enhance your sewing projects will be the focus at the next meeting of the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the American Sewing Guild at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Williamsville girls hockey reaches Fed final after beating Amherst /Sweet Home/Clarence in OT

The Williamsville girls ice hockey team’s goal of winning the Section VI title fell short but its chances of winning the Western New York Girls Ice Hockey Federation crown has not.  Williamsville, the top seed, needed overtime to beat four More...

East’s Finley repeats in diving, Clough wins 100 fly

Tim Finley’s domination in Section VI diving this season has resulted in another sectional title.  The Williamsville East senior scored 547.75 points at the Section VI diving competition Feb. More...

Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey team’s season ends in Fed semis

The Monsignor Martin Association’s bid to three-peat as Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation champions ended, but the team did not go down without a fight.  The MMA fell to Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore, 2-0, in Thursday More...

Business

Gino’s NY Pizza opens University Plaza location

Last month, Gino’s NY Pizza opened its doors to customers at a new location, bringing its New York-style items to University Plaza shoppers and nearby residents. More...

Reflections Hair Design, United Way partner for ‘Community Baby Shower’

For the third consecutive year, Reflections Hair Design of Western New York will participate in the “Community Baby Shower” hosted by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. More...

Events

Next Generation United to host millennial mixer More...

Backyard Classic boasts Canalside as new venue

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic charity hockey tournament returns for its ninth event next week at a new venue — Canalside Buffalo. More...

Editorial

Black Balloon Day: remembrance for opioid deaths

Bee Editorial

New stories and statistics arise, almost daily in each and every one of our communities, which continue to detail the seemingly unending number of fatal overdoses caused by heroin and other opiates.  More...

Spindle items

• A GIFT — For anyone who may be looking to volunteer their time to provide a gift of community service, Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road, Amherst, is currently seeking assistance in its gift shop.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 25, 1892   As Rev. and Mrs. L.T. Hawkins were starting for Bowmansville last Thursday, an unfortunate accident occurred which has since confined Mrs. Hawkins to her bed. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see another person was hit by a car on Niagara Falls Boulevard because they weren’t crossing at the crosswalk. People have to learn they have to cross at the crosswalk, especially when it is dark.  More...

Obituaries

Richard E. Greco Sr., regulatory affairs official

Richard Edward Greco Sr., 87, of Clarence, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  Mr. Greco was born in Buffalo on April 19, 1929. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School before attending the University of Buffalo. Mr. More...

Joseph F. Messmer, longtime Amherst resident

Joseph F. “Dale” Messmer, 94, of East Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.  Mr. Messmer was born on Aug. 4, 1922, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Academy High School in Erie before attending Gannon University. More...

Death Notices

CROWLEY, Leo T. Jr., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Mr. Crowley is survived by his wife, Ferne; four children, Leo T. III, Timothy, James and Robert; and one grandchild. A funeral service will be held privately at a later date. More...

Lifestyles

Accolades pour in for retired SHOPPER ASSISTANT

Dedicated to his job, occasionally to a fault, Thaddeus Skowronski of Colden has ended nearly 10 years as a shopper assistant at Tops Market in the Grey Street Shopping Plaza in East Aurora. On Friday, Jan. More...

Montgomery Park opens invitation

To commemorate bird feeding month, representatives from the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center will be coming to Montgomery Park for an educational program including three live birds at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register. An exercise class will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 23-sun. 26   More...

Concerts

thurs. 23   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...