Weekly Feature



February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gala to benefit library set for Feb. 5

The fifth annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala will again feature an “Alice in Wonderland” theme with “The Mad Hatter Returns.” In accordance with the theme, patrons of the gala may wear a creative or More...

Local News

TASTE TEST

— Kim O’Connor, left, and her husband, Bill, sample roasted red pepper shrimp bisque served by Phil Palmisano, co-owner at The Golden Parachute Restaurant during Sunday’s chili cook More...

Amherst, Williamsville schools offer prekindergarten registration

Amherst Central School District is currently holding prekindergarten registration for the 2016-17 academic year. More...

Mensch Capital: Proposal fits scope of comprehensive plan

Andrew Shaevel, managing partner of Mensch Capital Partners, said that while he is open to discussing proposals by town officials for the former Westwood Country Club property, the firm continues to move forward in planning its redevelopment of the s More...

Police Blotter

Clerk laughs at woman’s report of faulty ATM

Saturday, Jan. 23 • At a Sheridan Drive gas station, a patron reported that an ATM failed to provide her with the cash she wanted to withdraw. More...

Letters to the Editor

Comment sessions benefit district

At its Jan. 5 meeting, the Amherst Board of Education announced that it was eliminating the second public comment session held at the end of the meetings. More...

Education

St. Mary’s places fourth at competition

St. Mary’s School in Swormville finished fourth at the Western New York Regional Future City Engineering Competition held on Jan. 23 at Mount St. Mary Academy. St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Organization sets meeting at church The Eggertsville Community Organization Inc. will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. More...

Sports

Sacred Heart girls basketball loses to O’Hara

Young reaches 1,000 points

There were many highs and lows in the Sacred Heart girls basketball team’s 72-60 loss at O’Hara on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The good news is Sharks senior Sarah Young — who will play at St. More...

South boys hockey extends win streak to six

Williamsville South’s boys hockey team is on a roll. More...

Amherst hockey to celebrate 25th anniversary

Amherst’s Federation boys ice hockey team will be holding a 25th anniversary celebration as part of the Tigers’ game with Sweet Home at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville. More...

Business

Kumon tutoring method offers head start, effective preparation for early learners

As high stakes testing and the ever polarized Common Core implementation continue to be the source of ire amongst school districts across the country, Chelsea Chen of the Kumon Math and Reading Center in Clarence believes she has a method that has pr More...

Chamber inducts Wells as new board chairman

At the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon on Friday, Earl Wells III was sworn in as the new chairman of the organization’s board of directors. More...

Events

Sales, marketing execs schedule networking party More...

Check, please

Williamsville South's Travis Porterfield, left, puts a big hit on Kenmore West's Jacob Pray during play in the first period of the Billies’ 4-1 win Thursday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink. More...

Eggertsville man accused of village burglary

Amherst police on Monday arrested a 34-year-old Eggertsville man for the alleged burglary of a Williamsville business. According to Detective Lt. Richard Walter, Scott C. Doran of Spruce Road was charged with the Jan. More...

Editorial

Tournament’s success benefits youths, community

Bee Editorial

In 2011, Nick Penberthy, then a senior at Williamsville North High School, told The Bee during an interview that he had no idea that what he initiated in 2009 in his backyard would become so popular. More...

Spindle items

• CELEBRATE WITH JAMBALAYA — Calvary Episcopal Church’s ninth annual jambalaya supper will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 5, 1891 On Saturday night, Feb. 21, the eve of Washington’s natal day, there will be union public services held at the Christian Church. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Do we really need all those 154 police officers in Amherst? Their main job seems to be traffic, shoplifters, unlocked cars and noise complaints. I read the paper and Police Blotter. No wonder our taxes are so high. More...

Obituaries

Brian M. Sheehan, assistant controller for Litelab Corp.

Brian Michael Sheehan, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. He was 48. Born in Massena, New York, in 1967, Mr. Sheehan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. More...

Mary E. Milanovich Gowing, school teacher

Mary E. Milanovich Gowing, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. She was 99. Mrs. Gowing was born May 5, 1916, in Indianapolis. More...

Death Notices

KELLY, William C., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Kelly; one stepson, Carl Schaab Jr.; one stepdaughter, Donna Paulin; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo’s own Tom Toles

Portrait of an artist:

When Tom Toles left The Buffalo News in 2002 to become the editorial cartoonist of The Washington Post, he faced the monumental task of filling the shoes of the man who preceded him. More...

Sweet Home High School sets fish fry dinner

Sweet Home High School’s PTSA will hold a fish fry, hosted by Krolick’s Barbecue, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the main entrance of the high school, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Digging up the past: Time capsule found in Glen Park

A time capsule that was buried for a generation yet to be born has been found by happenstance. On Jan. More...