November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Cooking fires a major risk on Thanksgiving

Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Home cooking fires peak on major U.S. More...

Long lines anticipated during opening of HEAP

Applications for regular Home Energy Assistance Program benefits are now being accepted, and Erie County’s Department of Social Services anticipates receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December. More...

Winter storm affects school closings

Last week, Amherst’s three public school districts were forced to use a few of their snow days because of the severe weather that pummeled the Southtowns. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man accused of stealing from store

Monday, Nov. 17 A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters. More...

Obituaries

William G. Ziegler, Silver Star recipient

William G. Ziegler, 83, of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Seneca Vocational High School. He attended Buffalo State College and worked at the Buffalo Zoo before being called to the military in 1952. More...

Deaths

EYE, Frederick, of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Mr. Eye is survived by two daughters, Sandra Sendlak and Barbara Stanley; one son, Steven; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy. More...

Lifestyles

Montgomery Park serves as drop-off for toys

Representatives from the Marine Corps Reserve will kick off a Toys for Tots drive at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Community, 6363 Transit Road, Amherst. More...

Memories plentiful with Turkey Bowl games

CHRIS GRAHAM Reporter

While most think of a dining room filled with food as the quintessential image when it comes to Thanksgiving, Turkey Bowl football games are also becoming ingrained for bringing families and friends together. The games show no boundaries. More...

Amherst Skating Club to spread Christmas cheer at Dec. 13 event

From making Christmas cookie cutouts to skating on a frosty outdoor pond, the Amherst Skating Club’s ice show will share the essence of the holiday season with its audience. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Film/Video

fri. 28 & sat. 29 . Hitchcock — (2012), 7 p.m., and “The Lady Vanishes,” 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Family Activities

fri. 28 Garden Railway — Two train exhibits, including a Thomas the Train and a traditional set-up will be a part of the magical family fun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 28-Jan. More...

As snow melts, focus turns to creek flooding

Following the last week’s severe snowstorm, which dropped more than 6 feet of snow in some areas of the county, the focus across the region moves to mitigating the impact of flooding as temperatures on Monday were in excess of 60 degrees. More...

Officers injured while pursuing larceny suspect

Two Amherst police officers were injured Saturday while attempting to arrest a man who allegedly stole merchandise from the Walmart store at 3290 Sheridan Drive at Bailey Avenue. More...

Editorial

Stores encroach on family time with earlier opening

Stores have announced earlier opening times this year in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season. More...

Spindle items

• STORM RECOVERY — There are many stories of people helping others who were adversely affected by last week’s heavy snowfall. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 28, 1889 The weather is mild for this time of year. No sleighing. There is rain enough to fill the wells that were getting low. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Williamsville Teachers Union is out of line. It needs to start respecting the decisions of their bosses and school board. If they behaved like this in any other work, they would be fired. .Why were the Williamsville Schools closed Nov. More...

Education

Sacred Heart names students to first-quarter honor roll

The following Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart students who reside in Amherst were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 academic year: Seniors More...

What's Going On

What's Going On?

Presentation on food cravings slated at library More...

Sports

Town of Amherst players dominate First Team

The 2014 All-Bee Football Team’s First Team offensive unit, as selected by coaches within The Bee’s coverage area, has a Town of Amherst flavor. Seven of the eight First Team selections are from schools in the Town of Amherst. More...

East’s Pettis breaks school record in 100 fly at state swim meet

Williamsville East senior Brooke Pettis closed out her high school career with a top-five finish and a school record in the 100-yard butterfly at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships Friday and Saturday at Ithaca C More...

Firemen’s Bowling

Team Wins LostMain-Transit C 50 20Snyder 47 23Swormville 46 24Main-Transit B 43.5 26.5Clarence 43 27Clarence Ctr. More...

Business

Donations sought for Gift of Warmth campaign

M&T Bank and the Salvation Army are encouraging area residents and visitors to contribute to the Gift of Warmth collection to help those in need of winter clothing. More...

Chamber of Commerce hires marketing, events manager

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has hired Jessica Andrews as the new manager of marketing and special events. More...

County clerk encourages residents to ‘renew local’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding residents to “Renew Local” on Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting area businesses across the country the Saturday after Thanksgiving. More...