Weekly Feature



November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Partners bid adieu to bar’s cigars, brews and blues

When City of Tonawanda resident Paul Madsen would travel outside of Western New York in the early 1990s, he noticed that bars in other regions would often carry a large selection of craft beers.  More...

Local News

Enrollment projected to continue declining

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board, during its Nov. 14 meeting, learned details from the district’s annual enrollment projection report, a study that again finds the kindergarten through grade 12 student population to be decreasing.  More...

Crossroads Lutheran to offer holiday events

Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. at Burroughs Drive, will provide two opportunities for the community to attend Christmas themed events this holiday season. More...

Students with special needs develop reading skills with SPCA program

Amherst Middle School and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are working together to help students with special needs work on communication skills, eye contact and reading fluency with the Paws for Love Program.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Newly-elected Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa is quoted as saying the process is broken. Does he mean it is out of money? More...

Sports

East swimmer Shine wins 100 fly consolation race at state meet

Junior breaks own school record

Williamsville East swimmer Jessica Shine capped off a tremendous season by winning the consolation “B” final in the 100-yard butterfly at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships at Ithaca College.  More...

East girls volleyball loses in state final

Williamsville East’s quest to win the Class A girls volleyball state championship ended against defending champion Walter Panas of Section I, 15-25, 19-25, 16-25, in Sunday’s final at the Cool Insuring Arena, formerly Glens Falls Civic Ce More...

All-Bee Football squad selection process explained

Given the tremendous success of last year’s squad, The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the offensive unit’s portion of the 2017 All-Bee Football Team.  More...

Business

Buffalo Gal Organics merges with Nickel City Skin Care

Growing up, Kasia Cummings and Kristine Koch lived around the corner from each other. They were friends at 8 and 9 years old, but for some reason, their friendship didn’t stick.  More...

Events

LLS launches new fundraising competition   More...

Breaking News - 9:49 AM

Westwood’s updated impact statement deemed complete

UPDATE: The Town Board on Monday deemed complete an environmental impact statement relating to the planned Westwood Neighborhood. In our next edition, The Bee will detail the next steps in the process for Mensch Capital, the property's owners. More...

Seminary students seek peace, solutions in chaotic world

After avoiding closure in 2010-11 and rebounding to welcome its largest class of seminarians in 20 years in 2014, Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora is continuing to build on its progress, with about eight new students enrolled for 2017-18.  More...

Editorial

Stay safe, connected during hunting season

Bee Editorial

I t’s that time of year; the leaves are crisp, the air is cool and hunters in Western New York are bundling up and heading out to the woods in the hopes of catching the “big one.” More...

Spindle items

• COMMUNITY SERVICE — For a fall service project, members of Maple East Elementary’s Cub Scout Pack 222 collected eyeglasses from their families, friends and neighbors and donated them to the Lions Club. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 24, 1892   We wonder how many boys and girls know the facts which we shall tell them about this holiday? More...

Police Blotter

Police called to sort bottle return fight

Monday, Nov. 6  • An employee of a Millersport Highway convenience store said a tray of lighters was stolen. The manager of the store said the incident was captured by a surveillance camera.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Comer Jr., BISON Fund trustee

Thomas Joseph Comer Jr., 54, of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.  Mr. Comer was born on May 6, 1963, in Williamsville. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute as a member of the class of 1981. More...

Rev. John N. Reuther, Consolata missionary priest

The Rev. John N. Reuther, 79, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.  Rev. Reuther was born in Lackawanna on Dec. 5, 1937, and was a 1956 graduate of Father Baker High School. More...

Death Notices

ATKINS, June A. (nee Kauderer), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Mrs. Atkins is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Susan Gattie, Linda Skelly and Richard Atkins; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Presenting holiday glass workshops for young artists

Carnegie Art Center...

Want a shiny new ornament made by your son or daughter to hang on your  Christmas tree this year?  The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda can help make that holiday wish come true, through glass workshops being offered next month.  More...

Amherst Presbyterian to host basket raffle

Amherst Presbyterian Church will host a theme basket raffle and craft sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the church, 151 Youngs Road, Williamsville. For more information, call 633-4656 or visit amherstpreschurch.org.   More...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Mary Lou and Patrick McDermott of Williamsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a recitation of their wedding vows followed by a gathering with family and friends at Orazio’s Restaurant.  Patrick McDermott married the fo More...