August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Nature, parks series returns in September

For people interested in learning about nature and ecology, the Amherst Conservation Council is again holding its free “Walks and Talks” series this fall. More...

Local News

CHECKING IT OUT

— Tracey Shattuck, executive director of Music Is Art, right, watches as Craig Gordon, area technical specialist prepares a guitar signed by Snoop Dogg. More...

Daemen selected as a top 50 college by online guide

Daemen College was recently selected as one of the top “50 Best Value Small Colleges” by an online guide to college education. More...

Paving to continue on Main Street

The state Department of Transportation will be conducting highway paving this week on Main Street from Hirschfield Drive east to Transit Road. More...

Police Blotter

Resident claims landlord stole grill

Monday, Aug. 17 • A resident of North Autumn Street reported hearing shots fired on a nearby property. Police responded to the area and determined the noise was actually fireworks being ignited at a nearby country club. More...

Letters to the Editor

Senator thanks community for help

Earlier this month, 1,000 residents started living a healthier lifestyle by attending my annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Education

Williamsville South names fourth-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 academic year: Grade 12 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO seeks volunteer concierges for program More...

Sports

Scoring record holder to spark East girls soccer

It’s a good thing junior co-captain Marissa Birzon will be bringing her uncanny ability to score goals back to Williamsville East’s girls soccer squad this season. More...

Veteran-laden boys volleyball squad looking to make noise at Will North

This season is shaping up to be a big one for Williamsville North’s boys volleyball team. More...

Reusch to lead Sweet Home’s girls volleyball squad

Panthers working to return to sectional final

Last season, the Sweet Home varsity girls volleyball team fell just short of a consecutive sectional championship. The Panthers, who finished the season 15-5, fell to Williamsville East in the Class A final. More...

Renovations to begin at Bassett Park band shell

As part of the town’s 2015 Capital Improvement Program, the band shell at Bassett Park will be updated to include an extended stage in addition to a new roof and aesthetic features. More...

Good pitching

Dave Carlson, left, waits his turn as his opponent, Keith Bivins, pitches his horseshoe during competition at the Crow's Nest Horseshoe Club’s annual league tournament held Saturday outside the More...

Editorial

Open communication important for residents

Bee Editorial

It’s important for residents to attend governmental meetings whether it’s for a town, village or school board. They are open to the public, and residents should be aware of what’s going on in their community. More...

Spindle items

• SEEKING HELP — In March, The Amherst Bee published a story about the new location of Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue recently opening a new location at 775 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert Road, in Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoAug. 28, 1890 More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.If there is a demand for a fifth ice rink in Amherst, one assumes the present four rinks are making money. Are the current rinks making money? Are they benefiting taxpayers? Is demand such that we need another rink? More...

Obituaries

Nancy Lee Dowdell, school psychologist, homemaker

Nancy Lee Dowdell (nee Kinney) died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. She was 81. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Dowdell graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. More...

Death Notices

ADRIAN, MaryAnn I. (nee Mankowski), of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. She is survived by three sons, Robert, Peter and John; one daughter, Jacqueline; one brother, Eugene Mankowski; one sister Patricia Hildebrand; and six grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Rare Book collection full of hidden treasures

Bound in a hunter green spine, encased in glass under a spotlight in a climate-controlled room sits the complete original, handwritten manuscript of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. More...

Lodge to host Krolick’s chicken barbecue

Amherst Masonic Lodge 981, at 5808 Main St. in Williamsville, has planned a Krolick’s chicken barbecue from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the lodge. More...

MOONLIGHT RUN

— Runners, top photo, participate in the 29th annual Moonlight Run and Wellness Walk, which was held Aug. 19 through the streets in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Business

Medical director details CCS Oncology’s philosophy, planned expansion

CCS Oncology provides cancer services using state-of-the-art technology and individualized treatment options for all stages and types of cancer. More...

Vacanti joins Buffalo Medical Group

Dr. Victor J. Vacanti, a Clarence resident, has joined the Buffalo Medical Group’s Cardiology Department as a clinical/noninvasive cardiologist. He practices at 295 Essjay Road, Williamsville, and 3900 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. More...

Doctors to donate cataract surgeries

The seventh annual Mission Cataract Day will provide free cataract surgery for low-income, non-insured U.S. veterans and recent immigrants to Western New York. Dr. Kenneth Anthone, Dr. Amar Atwal and Dr. More...