Weekly Feature



April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Panella outlines entry, strategic plans for Amherst schools

New Amherst Superintendent Anthony J. Panella outlined his entry plan and strategic plan to the Amherst School Board at the April 19 meeting. More...

Local News

Losses, gains are critical comprehension points for foster parents

Becoming a foster parent presents particular challenges, but also great rewards. “All children who come into care experience some type of loss,” said Rebecca Wedgewood, family resource coordinator, during a recent MAPP class at G.A. More...

BNHV will open doors to showcase history

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will hold its second annual open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5, on the grounds at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst. More...

GOOD CAUSE

— Administration, faculty and staff of the Sweet Home Central School District participated Friday in a Bald for Bucks fundraiser. More...

Police Blotter

Very large turtle reported in backyard; SPCA responds

(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.) Amherst Friday, April 15, More...

Obituaries

James L. Lalime, attorney, professor

James L. Lalime of Amherst, an attorney and professor, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was 79. Born in Boston and an Army veteran, he attended Suffolk University where he earned a juris doctorate. More...

Death Notices

BACHMANN, Anne M. (nee Krell), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Mrs. Bachmann is survived by two daughters, Elaine B. Hoy and Susan M. Bachmann; one son, William; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Finding hope in the midst of hurt: WNY faces Huntington’s disease

If you met 40-year-old Jed O’Malley on a given day, you might not know that underneath his positive outlook and beaming smile he carries a gene mutation in chromosome 4. More...

Fundraiser to increase research and awareness

A fundraiser in memory of Mike Mayne will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Alfred J. Jurek Post 1072, 655 New Road, Amherst, to raise funds for research and awareness for prostate cancer. More...

Library News

This event will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922. More...

Business

Shea’s president to receive community awards

Anthony C. Conte, the president of Shea’s Performing Arts Center since March 2001, will receive two awards within the next two months. More...

Yotality rebrands, adds menu choices

Yotality, a self-service frozen dessert chain, has rebranded its name as Yotality Frozen Yogurt and Creamery. More...

Daemen to host disability empowerment program

A one-day education program, “Becoming a Self-Advocate: Making My Voice Heard to Improve My Healthcare Experiences,” for individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sweet Home adopts proposed 2016-17 budget

The Sweet Home Board of Education has approved a 2016-17 proposed spending plan designed to maintain existing services. The April 19 vote was 5-1, with Dirk Rabenold dissenting. Joseph Miranda was absent. More...

Village Board approves $3.5 million budget

The Williamsville Village Board on Monday approved a $3.5 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and discussed future initiatives for village events. More...

Editorial

Answering foster care, adoption need brings rewards

Bee Editorial

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. Often they do not have consistency, which can be so important to a child’s mental wellbeing and development. More...

Spindle items

• START READING — One of the pastimes I enjoy while at home is reading. Unfortunately, there are several books my wife purchased for me within the past couple of years that I haven’t had time to read. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 30, 1891 There are so many teachers in the Town of Amherst, in and around Williamsville, that it would be pleasant and profitable for them to unite in an assembly once or twice a month. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m tired of hearing about the geese in the park. We know what we can do to get rid of them. Everyone has been trying to use noise, fences, etc. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School names honor students

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year: Grade eight More...

Sports

South softball wins ‘Just Show Up’ Tourney

Gerry Gentner must have been smiling down from heaven on Saturday at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

League wins move Amherst baseball to 5-1 in ECIC III

Tigers fall in ‘Throwback Classic’

Amherst’s baseball team has used strong pitching and defense to propel them to a 5-1 record in ECIC Division III and 5-2 overall record. Coach Brian Davis thinks his team is in first place in ECIC III. More...

Sacred Heart girls lacrosse downs Mount St. Mary in overtime

Sacred Heart’s girls lacrosse team (4-0, 2-0) picked up a huge win in Monsignor Martin Association play, downing defending MMA champion Mount St. Mary, 9-8, in overtime on Wednesday, April 20. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375 fri. 29 More...

Special Events

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Speakers

thurs. 28 Danny Neaverth, ‘Radio Remembrances’ — A fun night with one of WNY’s former top radio show hosts. Want to know what was really going on “in the day”? More...