October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating Klein Road home invasion

Amherst police are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after midnight Thursday in the 400 to 900 block of Klein Road, which is between Youngs Road and Aster Place. More...

Local News

Massey captures history in artwork, documentary

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As dirt paths and moving boats appear onscreen, an old city is rebuilt. Raymond Massey’s documentary, which begins with the tale of master builder Benjamin Rathbun, allows the viewer to travel back to the Buffalo of 1836. More...

Citizen Police Academy applications available

The Amherst Police Department is accepting applications for its 2015 Citizen Police Academy, which is set to begin in early February and run for 13 consecutive weeks. Classes are held from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Walks and Talks series continues on Oct. 26 at Amherst State Park

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council will host its next event in the “Sunday Walks and Talks” series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St. near Sheridan Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Youths lay in road prior to fleeing in vehicle

Monday, Sept. 22 • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported a customer used a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase. The employee said the purchase was made on the previous evening. More...

Letters to the Editor

Intersection needs immediate attention

Budgets for the county, state and federal government amount to billions of dollars. Unfortunately, our elected officials have chosen not to spend a few thousand dollars to repair the intersection at Evans Street and Sheridan Drive. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Allaire Financial plans free education seminars More...

Sports

East, South girls soccer preparing for rematch

Lady Flames coach Chris Durr records 300th win against Ellicottville

After this week, there might be a new leader in ECIC Division II girls soccer. That is because the league’s top two teams – Williamsville East and Williamsville South – will square off against each other on Thursday at East. More...

Section champion South returns state qualifiers

After taking runner-up for three years, Williamsville South’s girls gymnastics team downed Lancaster for the Section VI team title last fall, its first crown since 2004. More...

RETURN TO SENDER

— Williamsville North sophomore Erin Lippa pounds a forehand winner during a home match against Frontier on Monday, Sept. 22. The Lady Spartans won 5-0. More...

Bee There

Fashion Fuss offers designer clothing for women at affordable prices

With a new line of fall clothing for women, Fashion Fuss, at 3310 Sheridan Drive near Eggert Road, Amherst, provides designer items at affordable prices. More...

Master Chong’s students raise $65,000 for hospital

At Master Chong’s Tae Kwon Do, some of the school’s teachings pertain to physical skills, while others are intended to be greater life lessons. More...

Events

Business start-up process explained in free workshop More...

Forum to detail proactive measures

Flood mitigation

The Tonawanda Creek Flood Mitigation Committee will host an educational public forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Dodge Elementary School, 1900 Dodge Road, Amherst. More...

Village discusses new steps for Mill

At the Williamsville Village Board meeting held on Monday, trustees spoke about various projects that will be moving forward within the next month. More...

Supervisor expects most property taxes to decrease

While Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein was in the final stages of creating the 2015 budget as of Tuesday morning, he said there will most likely be a 1 to 2 percent tax reduction for most residential property owners. More...

Editorial

Stay healthy during the dreaded flu season

Bee Editorial

Autumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• GETTING BLESSED — A couple of years ago, my wife and I took our family cat, Dylan, to a pet blessing event. Although Dylan didn’t understand why he had water on his head, it was a great morning for all of us. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 3, 1889 Mr. Frank H. Youngs is the owner of several tame crows, and one of them is a great favorite with Johnnie Smith, son of Mr. Joseph Smith, and the bird also shows a decided fondness for the boy. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I don’t understand why a vehicle is allowed to park on Main Street between Union Road and South Long and blatantly advertise guns and ammo in its back window. More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Miles, Air Corps veteran

Robert A. Miles, 93, formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Mr. Miles graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1939, before serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1946, attaining the rank of tech sergeant, Army Air Corps. More...

Brian Zaprowski, South graduate worked for People Inc.

Brian S. Zaprowski, 23, a valued staff member at People Inc., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Mr. Zaprowski attended Maple West Elementary School and Heim Middle School before being transferred to Mill Middle School during a redistricting process. More...

Death Notices

CUTRONA, Joseph C. Jr., of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Mr. Cutrona is survived by his spouse in spirit, Janice; three sons, James, Anthony and Christopher; one daughter, Melissa Lazarony; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas. More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life feeds awareness

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, get hungry to make a difference. During the 12th annual Dining Out for Life, area restaurants will join together to not only satisfy your appetite but also help support the fight against HIV and AIDS. More...

Museum to host presentation with author

The Museum of disABILITY History will feature Stephen Nawotniak, author of “Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder” as the next presenter in its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series. More...

Amherst youth offer tips on transitions, new school year

Transitions in life are challenging for everyone. The unknown, the fear and the excitement all add up to a stressful time, especially for young people. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

thurs. 2 Chinese Auction — Third annual fundraiser presented by the SouthTowns Amateur Radio Society, featuring theme baskets, raffles, 50/50, and refreshments, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Festivals

fri. 3 Oktoberfest — Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest, with music, beer, free parking and a heated tent all in the historic Cobblestone District, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. More...