Weekly Feature



August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary clubs to present car show, family event

The Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville will hold their 11th annual Rotary Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Local News

Getzville native defends base during recent insurgent attack

A U.S. Air Force airman and Getzville native successfully defended his forward operating base in Afghanistan during a more than four-hour insurgent attack on July 17.  More...

Open microphone competition set for Music on Main

This week’s installment of the Music on Main series, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Arts, Culture board offers funding

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board now has applications available for the possibility of receiving funding in 2015.  Eligible to apply are nonprofit organizations — based mainly in the Town of Amherst — that More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports bicycle missing, another left on property

Monday, July 28   • A resident of Chestnut Ridge Road reported that an unknown person entered his vehicle overnight and stole cash. The vehicle was reportedly unlocked at the time. The glove box was also reported damaged.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Fracking myths deserve discussion

John Szalasny’s letter, which was published July 16 in The Amherst Bee, harbors many misconceptions about the natural gas industry and hydraulic fracturing.  More...

Buffalo poised for a comeback

I am a native of Western New York and have lived in Cleveland since 1973. I want to thank David Sherman for a very accurate and positive portrayal in his July 16 column of what has been emerging in Northern Ohio for about the last 18 months.  More...

Westwood plan is smart growth

What do you do with a golf course when it goes out of business?  As the owners of Westwood Country Club, we are dealing with this question. More...

Education

Williamsville South names fourth-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Casey Middle School posts recipients of fourth-quarter honor roll

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Amherst Middle School names honor students

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Lifestyles

The fun of FISHING

As I unfold my battered red lawn chair on the grass, a familiar feeling of relaxation begins to wash over me. Fishing has been one of my favorite ways to unwind since I was a small child. More...

Owl Prowl program set at Walton Woods

Owl Prowl will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Walton Woods Trailhead, next to the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Participants can search and learn about owls, and the program is free. More...

Amherst Task Force reviews developmental assets

Last winter, 2,134 of our town’s eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders completed the Search Institute’s Survey of Student Attitudes and Behaviors.  The 40 Developmental Assets are divided into two key areas: external assets and internal as More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 7   More...

Family Activities

fri. 8 & sat. 9   More...

Film/Video

thurs. 7   Les Miserables — Part of the Riviera Theatre’s 2014 Summer Film Series, “Movie Musicals — Act II,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Town to recognize discouragement of tobacco use

A resolution to raise the age limit on tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old in Amherst was not approved by the Town Board during its meeting on Monday.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Signage project aims to identify historic landmarks in village

Mary Ellen Haefner has a goal to make Main Street in Williamsville more walkable and appealing, and is working to take the next step forward.  At a recent Village Board work session, Haefner presented her vision to officials. More...

Editorial

Board made best decision in tobacco measure

Bee Editorial

We want to be perfectly clear — we do not condone the use of tobacco, especially for youths. Tobacco use can cause serious health issues. More...

Spindle items

• VILLAGE EVENTS — I would like to congratulate all the winners of both the pie-baking and food-judging contests during Sunday’s Taste of Williamsville.  Although I was unable to make it to the event because of prior commitments More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 8, 1889   Miss Minnie Zent departed Monday morning for a three-week sojourn in Port Huron, Bay City, Detroit and other cities in the West.  H.C. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We’ve so enjoyed the concerts again this year at Basset Park. It’s a pleasure to be there with so many friends and acquaintances of the Town of Amherst. More...

Obituaries

Owen Q. Niehaus, one of nation’s first helicopter pilots

Owen Quintin Niehaus, 91, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, July 13, 2014.  From an early age, Mr. Niehaus had an interest in flying, earning a private pilot’s license before the beginning of World War II.  More...

Estella H. Santa Maria, active in community

Estella H. Santa Maria (nee D’Addario), 100, formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  Mrs. Santa Maria helped build airplanes for the Curtiss Wright Corp. during World War II. More...

Anthony Desmond Browning, textbook broker

Anthony Desmond Browning, 63, of Clarence, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  Mr. Browning was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to England for boarding school at the age of 8. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewish Federation sets Chiavetta’s barbecue   More...

Sports

St. Joe’s Davis leads North over South

All-Star Football Classic

Nigel Davis put on a show at the 39th annual Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic Wednesday, July 30 at Depew  High  School’s  Frank Constantino  Sports  Complex.  The recent St.  More...

St. Benedict’s Parish to hold annual golf outing

The St. Benedict Parish’s annual golf outing will tee off on Friday, Aug. 8 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course on the corner of Main and Bailey, Buffalo.  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

THE CHAMPS

— Amherst residents Erin O'Connor-Sage, left, and Amy Stohl were crowned 7.0 women's doubles division champions at the Buffalo Series 2014 City Open Tennis Tournament held July 25-27 at the Mil More...

Business

Amberleigh holding school supply donation drive

Residents and administrators at Amberleigh Retirement Community are working together to make sure students have the supplies they need for the 2014-15 school year.  More...

Anthropologists to serve as guest lecturers during speaker series

As part of its “Dialogues on disABILITY” speaker series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host Douglas Perrelli, Joyce E. More...

Erie County clerk, AAA to offer passport outreach on Aug. 19

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is working with AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...