Weekly Feature



January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Driving

Williamsville South’s Dakota Wiley takes a layup to the rim while being defended by Sweet Home’s Maurice Robinson during the Billies’ 75-47 home win on Friday. More...

Local News

East graduate selected for national fellowship

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For 2013 Williamsville East graduate Nate Doucette, being a recipient of a fellowship with the U.S. Air Force Band is something he worked toward throughout his life.  “It’s really a dream come true,” he said. More...

St. Mary School to offer open house on Jan. 29

Families are invited to explore St. Mary School Swormville during an open house from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.  St. More...

Gillibrand rolls out scam protection act to help seniors

New York’s seniors will have new tools to fend off potential financial scams and abuse, if U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s newly proposed legislation makes its way through Congress. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It seems there are select few people in Amherst who have nothing better to do than complain about leaf pickup and snowplowing. Both issues deal with Mother Nature, which is beyond the highway department’s control.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

ELSHEIMER, Gerald A., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Mr. Elsheimer is survived by his wife, Carol; two children, Lisa and Amy; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 13 from St. Mary’s Church. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ideal Weight classes to be held   Ideal Weight classes conducted by weight loss specialist Ida Shapiro will be held at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda, and 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at St. More...

Sports

Sweet Home grad Callahan selected by Colorado Rapids in MLS SuperDraft

First WNY player to be chosen

Liam Callahan was patiently watching the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on TV wondering if or when his name would be called.  The 2012 Sweet Home graduate did not have to wait too long, as he was selected on Friday by the Colorado Rapids with th More...

‘Main Street Mark’ Coppola’s South hoops’ jersey retired

Whenever Mark Coppola stepped onto the basketball court for the Williamsville South boys basketball team, something special always seemed to happen. More...

North boys hockey defeats East in teddy bear toss game

It didn’t take long for 200 bears to litter the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink during Thursday’s game between the Williamsville North and Williamsville East Federation boys ice hockey teams. More...

Business

Historic building now houses legal practice

After extensive renovations to the interior and exterior of the property known as the Zent House in the Village of Williamsville, the building’s owner, Howard Cadmus, has moved his legal practice into the historic structure, located at 80 E. More...

Erie County Legislature seeks spring semester interns

Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Thomas A. Loughran, D-Amherst, is seeking college students to serve as unpaid interns for the 2017 spring semester. More...

Applications available for federal fire grants

Applications are now available for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program.  More...

Board approves association membership

Williamsville schools

Following a recent discussion regarding what the benefits of membership to the organization may include, members of the Williamsville School Board last week were provided an hourlong presentation by a representative of the New York State School Board More...

Residents seek to reverse tower approval

A legal hearing is scheduled to be held next week in an effort by residents to overturn the Zoning Board of Appeals’ September approval of a 90-foot cell tower to be built at 3671 Sheridan Drive. More...

Editorial

It’s time for America to unite

Bee Editorial

A new administration will take over the reins of American government this Friday afternoon, and after years of bickering and hostile debate, we feel it is time for the country to unite in order to gain a positive outcome.  More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATULATIONS  — Chris Young, sales manager at Ed Young’s Hardware, recently won a singing competition through True Value. He is also the grandson of Ed Young, the store’s founder.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 21, 1892   During the recent heavy snow, the old cooper shop on the corner of North Ellicott and Eagle streets partially collapsed. More...

Police Blotter

Bleu cheese charge causes stink for patron

(Editor’s note: From Jan. 7 through Jan. 10, 391 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database. The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free tuition proposal should be reconsidered

So the governor of the highest taxed state in the nation now wants to provide free college tuition. More...

Education

Eighth-graders to gain career insight through tech day

Nearly 1,700 eighth-grade students from across Western New York will learn about 25 different career paths from high school students embarking on their own careers. The “Taste of Tech” tour, occurring Jan.  More...

Students place high in area essay contest

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute students captured the top prizes in the 2016 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest, which is sponsored by the St. Christopher’s Knights of Columbus Council No. More...

Lifestyles

‘Great Directions’

The New Direction Band releases third polka CD

Four musicians left their former band in efforts to take their music in a new direction. This was six years ago. More...

Amherst Youth & Rec to host Winterfest

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will hold its Winterfest from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. More...

Couple recite wedding vows in Newport, Rhode Island

Amy E. Rumschik married Bryan M. McCorry during an early afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Jesus Savior Church in Newport, Rhode Island. The Rev. Francis O’Loughlin officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Barbara L. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 20  Queen City Roller Girls Season — Come watch the Devil Dollies vs. the Alley Kats, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. www.qcrg.net/tickets  fri. More...

Festivals

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