Weekly Feature



May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Community uniting to install new playground

The community is working together to improve the playground at Billy Wilson Park, named in honor of a town soldier who was killed in action a little more than five years ago.  More...

Local News

Sweet Home student gains School Board seat

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Mackenzie Bluman, a senior at Sweet Home High School, was named the ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board after being elected president of the All-Class Leadership Council last year.  “My role on the board is essentially to brin More...

Schools to hold combined reunion events in July

The Williamsville East and North high school classes of 1977 are holding a combined 40-year reunion on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. The following events have been slated by the class committees. More...

Town, county committees issue candidate endorsements

The Amherst Conservative Committee on May 10, following a secret ballot, issued its endorsements in the town’s fall elections.  The party endorsed Marjory Jaeger for town supervisor in addition to Erin Baker Langworthy and Bill Kindel in t More...

Police Blotter

Milk jug left in lot scares bank customer

Saturday, May 6  • A resident of a Transit Road housing development reported that her home’s rear sliding-glass window was struck by eggs sometime overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Zoning Board action erodes public’s trust

The Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals recently overturned the Town Board’s rezone denial and the people’s super-majority petition at 190 Maple Road.  Members of the ZBA demonstrated either an unfortunate lack of knowledge or a willful More...

Education

Williamsville South names honor students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden club to host plant sale The Smallwood Garden Club will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Randall Church, 6301 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Lifestyles

Preparing for retirement, Quinn reflects on career in education, government

All good things must come to an end, and for Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr., that is occurring this week, as he steps down from the post following Wednesday’s commencement ceremony. More...

Christ UMC to host ‘Make a Difference Day’

Christ United Methodist Church in Amherst is hosting “Make a Difference Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21. More...

School arts, music events set for May

The following free arts and music events, submitted by the Arts and Culture Committee, will be held in May: Thursday, May 18 The Glendale Elementary School Chorus and the Sweet Home High School Choral Concertwillbeheldat7:30p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 21 More...

Performance

thurs. 18   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 18 Thursday Night Jam Session — With guitarist Andy Bialek, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com More...

Breaking News - 9:50 PM

School budget and board election results

Voters pass budgets in all districts

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts today approved the 2017-18 budgets and also decided  winners of contested board elections.The following is a breakdown of each district’s candidates and budget information. More...

Public input, discussion sought for ImagineAmherst events

ImagineAmherst, a project to improve commercial centers and reduce their negative impacts on surrounding communities, will offer two public comment and discussion events to discuss draft amendments to the town’s Comprehensive Plan.   More...

Slugger

Charlie Mack of Williamsville East sends a double to deep left field during the Flames’ 4-3 win over Amherst May 10 at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Editorial

Rain barrels available for purchase through county

Bee Editorial

If you would like to collect rainwater to use during the drier months, a rain barrel can do just that. This is a traditional and ancient practice that has been used in Thailand and other areas throughout the world. More...

Spindle items

• COYOTE CONCERNS — A resident recently had an extremely disconcerting run-in with a coyote that underscores the importance of maintaining caution and diligence when outdoors with pets. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 19, 1892   At the Baptist church on Sabbath next, the pastor will have for his subject, “The wages which Satan pays to his laborers.”  Master Clarence Mauer is happy in the possession of a new velocipede.& More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Bee reports on a campaign by the Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee to promote solar panels on area household rooftops. More...

Obituaries

Richard F. McKeever, quality control manager

Richard F. McKeever, 78, of Williamsville, died Thursday, May 4, 2017.  More...

Death Notice

POORTEN, Jeanne Marie, of Amherst, died Thursday, May 11, 2017. Ms. Poorten was preceded in death by her fiance, Hank Kolk; her parents, Frank and Olive (nee Sergeant); and one sibling, Marguerite Fisher. More...

Sports

East baseball repeats as ECIC II champs

Williamsville East is once again the top baseball team in ECIC Division II.  The Flames clinched their second consecutive league title after winning a doubleheader Saturday over Iroquois, 11-0, and West Seneca East, 9-0. More...

North’s Halpern wins playoff hole to win boys golf section title

It’s not a surprise to Williamsville North boys golf coach John Burns that Kevin Halpern won Monday’s Section VI championship at Gowanda Country Club.  More...

Amherst baseball’s inconsistent play results in .500 week

Amherst’s baseball team has played inconsistently all season and last week’s 2-2 week was a microcosm of it.  More...

Business

Chamber to host annual business showcase

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Small Business Showcase from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. More...

Farmers Market to open 10th season on May 20

The Williamsville Farmers Market is preparing for its 10th anniversary this year, with Mill Plaza on East Spring Street as its permanent venue. More...

Company recognizes Senior Move Managers Week

Home Solutions of WNY, an Amherst-based business, is promoting the value of its commitment to assisting older adults and their families with later lifestyle transitions as National Senior Move Managers Week will be held through Saturday, May 20. More...