Weekly Feature



January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Unbeaten

Williamsville’s Leah Czerwinski, left, fires a backhanded pass with Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence forward Emma Faso applying pressure during the first period of Williamsville’s 7-4 win on J More...

Local News

Amherst School Board receives technology update

Members of the Amherst School Board and some of their audience had an unusual experience at last week’s meeting. They wore virtual reality viewers and “visited” Mount Everest. More...

Town woman struck by vehicle, dies of injuries

An Amherst woman died Jan. 18 after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Eggert Road near Main Street.  According to Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Accident Investigation Unit, Helen S. More...

TAKE A FREE RIDE

— Dan Andrusz steers a group of people on a carriage ride through neighborhood streets on Saturday during the town Youth and Recreation Department’s Winterfest celebration held at the Har More...

Police Blotter

Young boy receives mail about vehicle warranty

Saturday, Jan. 14  • Parents got into a physical altercation at an ice rink on Amherst Manor Drive. Hockey parents were mad that the other team was running up the score.  More...

Obituaries

Karen L. Dial, longtime Williamsville resident

Karen Louise Dial (nee Drury), 75, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dial was born on Jan. More...

Death Notices

CANNAMELA, Paul J. Sr., of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Mr. Cannamela is survived by his wife, Lucille; two children, Paul Jr. and Matthew; and nine grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 24 at St. More...

Lifestyles

Blizzard of '77

40 years after, strength of WNY community remains strong

Out of all the things he knows about the Blizzard of ’77, East Aurora native and blizzard survivor Timothy Kneeland counts community solidarity among the most significant. More...

Grief meeting slated at Calvary Church

A “Good Grief” meeting will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. The program looks to offer support to anyone who has suffered any type of loss. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register. The center will be closed, Saturday, Jan. 28.  Crazy Shirt Week will run from Wednesday, Jan. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 26  Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Jan. 26-28, Feb. More...

Democrats’ appointment leads to discord

Town Board

Two weeks following his appointment to serve as a first-time member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, John Radens — in a decision that has been met with public criticism — has been named the panel’s chairman in a 3-2 vote led by the T More...

Chili, soup-tasting event to benefit library

The sixth annual Chili Cook-off and Soup Showdown to benefit the Williamsville Library will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville.   More...

Editorial

Vote on chairman should have been tabled

Bee Editorial

During the Jan. 17 Town Board meeting, a few residents expressed their displeasure and concerns about the council’s appointment of John Radens as chairman of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.  More...

Spindle items

• THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Town resident James Featherstone, a piano student of Mary Handley, has been awarded the licentiate degree in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto at its recent convocation ceremony. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 28, 1892   Mr. Joseph L. Bucher Jr. of Vincent’s Corners (at the juncture of Ellicott Creek and Niagara Falls Boulevard) had seventeen men to dinner last Saturday. They are all railroad men.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If you drive along Ellicott Creek Road, parallel to Ellicott Creek Park off Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda, there are numerous huge trees that have fallen in the creek. More...

Sports

Amherst boys hoops downs South, avenges loss

Photo by Jake French Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com   As soon as you walk into the Amherst boys basketball team’s locker room, there is a group picture of Williamsville South, the last team to have beaten the Tigers. More...

South girls hoops wins battle over Amherst

Amherst and Williamsville South are two of the premiere high school girls basketball teams in Western New York and their game Friday at Amherst played out like a heavyweight fight.  More...

Amherst girls bowling improves to 6-2

Amherst’s girls bowling team improved to 6-2 with a 6-1 home win over Williamsville South on Jan. 23 at Classic Lanes.  Amherst’s “A” team took two of three points. More...

Business

Productive year to begin with annual luncheon

Happy new year to everyone in the community. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the year with our annual luncheon on Friday, Jan. 27. More...

Bialek Chiropractic to offer grand opening at new office

Dr. Tammy Bialek has opened her practice, Bialek Chiropractic, at 4575 Main St., Suite 3, in Snyder.  Bialek uses a technique of treatment called the “activator method,” which involves a handheld instrument.  More...

Legislature to host HEAP outreach at Senior Center

The Erie County Legislature will host outreaches for the Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents in need this year. More...