Weekly Feature



September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunked

Third grade student Angelina Benintende, left, makes a direct hit and dunks Principal Andrew Bowen at Country Parkway Elementary School. More...

Local News

Softball league adds two new fields for use in 2017

Two new softball fields are being added to the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, for use by the Amherst Girls Softball League next year. More...

Town details flood insurance

The Town of Amherst participates in the regular phase of the National Flood Insurance Program, which allows federal flood insurance to be available for all buildings within the town, regardless of whether or not they are within a specialized flood ha More...

LIGHT THE NIGHT

— The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light The Night Walk was held Friday in Delaware Park. Initial reports calculate the walk raised at least $474,000. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Quoting a statement on the Williamsville home page, it reads, “Scroll down to watch video recordings of village board meetings.” I did scroll down and could not locate the video recordings. More...

Obituaries

Kevin Ray Darrington, executive vice president at Tops Markets

Kevin Ray Darrington, 48, of East Amherst, died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Mr. Darrington was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Indiana. More...

Leonard F. Angelo, mechanic

Leonard F. Angelo, 83, of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Mr. Angelo was born in Buffalo on Aug. 8, 1933. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, from 1950-1953. More...

Death Notices

CARVER, John H., of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Mr. Carver is survived by his wife, Carol; two children, Madeline and Charles; and his parents, Kate and Jerry. A service was held on Sept. 24 at the Calvary Episcopal Church. More...

Sports

South football runs over Sweet Home

The Williamsville South football team is known for passing, but they did not need to do much in the air against Sweet Home Friday night. More...

East girls soccer capitalizes against Hamburg

Williamsville East’s girls soccer team was experiencing déjà vu in its road game under the lights against Hamburg Friday. More...

Amherst field hockey blanks Williamsville North

In a showdown between the reigning Section VI Class A and B champions, Class B champ Amherst recorded a 2-0 win over Class A champ Williamsville North at home Friday. More...

Business

Chamber ready to assist with health insurance

We are reviewing all the benefit plans that will be available for 2017 health insurance renewal so our staff will be well prepared to assist you and/or your employees when open enrollment kicks off next month. More...

UBMD Orthopaedics adds surgeon to its staff

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is expanding its team with the addition of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Evgeny A. Dyskin. More...

Daemen completes science room renovations

Daemen College has completed extensive updates and improvements to the institution’s main science classroom, the first of many renovations anticipated to science facilities housed in the college’s Duns Scotus building. More...

Crossroads Lutheran’s concert series to begin Oct. 2

As a way to further outreach to area residents, Crossroads Lutheran Church will be offering its second annual Community Concert Series, featuring four shows that will be open to the public during the fall, winter and spring. More...

Delano appointed acting deputy mayor; village addresses ongoing development

The Williamsville Village Board addressed open-ended public hearings and a transition in village leadership during Monday night’s meeting. More...

Editorial

Fire Prevention Week to kick off on Oct. 9

Bee Editorial

A common phrase many learn in school is “stop, drop and roll.” This comes to mind with the approach of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 through 15. More...

Spindle items

• BE BLESSED — Several years ago, I took the family cat, Dylan, to be blessed during an event at Calvary Episcopal Church. The church, at 20 Milton St., Williamsville, is again having such an event. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 1, 1891 Mr. George G. Wolf’s mill at Getzville is nearly ready to run. The mechanics are still at work. When completed, it will be a first-class mill of about 45-barrel capacity. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor dispute concerns 2 inches of grass

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Sept. 16 More...

Letters to the Editor

Concrete work minimizes good improvements

The Spring Street reconstruction is almost complete. Overall, the construction has been done well and is a huge improvement. More...

Health fair a success because of community

It is truly a pleasure to sponsor Erie County’s largest Family Health Fair every year, and I would like to publicly recognize our community partners for making this year’s event another great success. More...

Education

Amherst Schools adopt response plans

If there ever is a major emergency in the Amherst Central School District, everyone in the district should be ready. At the Sept. More...

Common Core still favored by committee

Sweet Home Schools

Significant growth in English language arts was offset somewhat by “flat” results in math scores, according to the most recent assessment of students in grades three through eight in the Sweet Home Central School District. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Beauts...getting ready for second year in National Women's Hockey League

The National Women’s Hockey League had its inaugural season in 2015, and Buffalo is lucky enough to call itself home to one of the four teams in the league. More...

Inspired by erudite past, Amherst resident pens novel

Amherst resident Margaret Schwab was always an educator, but her passion for traveling and research, coupled with the desire to experience cultures different from her own, took her all over the world. More...

Gathering to mark 60th anniversary

Marty and George May of Clarence will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. George May married the former Marty Ketcheson on Oct. 6, 1956, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. More...