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December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Nearly 60 residences to have solar energy installed

Solarize Amherst

In May, the Town of Amherst launched the first Solarize campaign in the Buffalo Niagara region and, according to town officials, more than 140 residents inquired about Solarize Amherst and a total of 59 solar systems were sold prior to the program en More...

Local News

Rowing Association to introduce team for high school boys

The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association  is inviting high school  boys to join the newly established Team BSRA Boys.   Rowing experience is not required, and there are no cuts; everyone practices and everyone competes.  More...

Nursery owner retires after 60 years in business

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After more than 60 years as owner and operator of Queen City Nursery and Garden Center on Harlem Road, 92-year-old Dave Davis has retired.  “I had great fun, learned a great deal and met interesting, noteworthy people,” he said.  More...

Fire districts to hold elections

Eggertsville Fire District voters will go to the polls from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Eggertsville Fire Station, 1880 Eggert Road, to elect one fire commissioner for a five-year term beginning Jan. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would love to see the price of gas go up to about $25/gallon at the pumps, because then maybe motorists, at least in this community, wouldn’t idle their vehicles while going into a store. More...

Obituaries

Michael Mackes, retired Army officer

Michael Mackes, 70, of East Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.  Mr. Mackes was born on July 30, 1947, in Berwick, Pennsylvania. After graduating from East Rochester High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years.  More...

Raymond C. Paschke Jr., member of Townline Volunteer Fire Co.

Raymond Carl Paschke Jr., 88, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.  Mr. Paschke was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a dedicated member of the Townline Volunteer Fire Company for more than 65 years.  More...

Audrey H. Lipford, former Amherst Bee reporter

Audrey H. Lipford, 61, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.  Mrs. Lipford was born on Aug. 30, 1956, in Buffalo.   She attended Williamsville North High School and graduated in 1974. More...

Lifestyles

CELEBRATING Romance writing group... 30 YEARS OF happily-ever-afters

While romance novels vary in subgenres, time and place, and levels of sensuality, there’s one element readers can rely on: a happy ending.  More...

Heathwood to hold free presentation

Heathwood Assisted Living will host a free educational presentation titled “Avoiding Guilt in Family Caregiving,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Heathwood, 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

Amherst student to perform duet with father at BPO concerts

Benjamin Mekinulov, a sophomore and cellist at Amherst High School, will make his Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra debut by sharing the stage with his father, BPO principal cellist Roman Mekinulov, at the orchestra’s “Classical Christmas&rd More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 7 Holiday Spirit Event — Featuring more than 400 Santas on display, along with arts and crafts vendors, large basket raffle, and a visit from Old St. Nick, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7 Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com More...

Business Association to present cocktails, caroling event

The Williamsville Business Association will present "Cocktails and Caroling for a Cause" at select village establishments on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The cost to participate is a $10 donation. More...

The holiday season

Members of Noteworthy Musicale performed at Mischler’s Florist on Saturday as part of festivities for Williamsville’s annual Holiday in the Village celebration. More...

Williamsville Co-op in development stages

Community market would sell local goods

In April, a small group of Williamsville residents met to begin a new endeavor: creation of The Williamsville Co-op.  With the tutelage of other area food cooperative boards, including the Lexington Co-op in Buffalo and the East Aurora Co-op, th More...

Editorial

Governor should not have final say on center

Bee Editorial

Less than 12 hours after last week’s edition of The West Seneca Bee went to press reporting that a bill that could potentially save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center was on Gov. More...

Spindle items

• LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS — About a week ago, I took my time and decorated the outside of the house with icicle lights, illuminated candy canes, a lighted wreath and other holiday themed items.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 8, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

‘ Ding-dong-ditch’dilemma disturbs dwellers

Monday, Nov. 27  • A resident of Vine Lane reported a “ding-dong ditch” occurred at her house when a group of youths rang the doorbell and fled her property before she reached the front door.  More...

Letters to the Editor

National gas exports too risky

On Nov. 16, the Town of Amherst was the location of the leading news story in the national debate concerning the safety of oil and gas infrastructure.  More...

Riddance of trees makes sad sight

I can’t help but be sad when I travel past the construction site at Casey and Youngs roads and the way they totally destroyed what was previously a beautiful green space.  There is something seriously wrong with the Town of Amherst officia More...

Sports

State champion North boys hockey seeks to carry on winning tradition

The bull’s-eye is always on the Williamsville North boys ice hockey team heading into a season but after winning the program’s eight Section VI and fifth Division I state titles in school history, the target has become bigger. More...

Senior-loaded Williamsville girls hockey team aims for program’s first section title

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team is always in the mix to win a championship but other than winning a Federation title in the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation’s inaugural season in 2010-11, the squad has fallen short.  More...

Talent returns for Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey

The top scorer in the history of the Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey team graduated, but there are plenty of reasons the squad can have a successful 2017-18 season.  There are 24 players on the roster, a program record. More...

Business

Aura Salt Cave provides extra wellness options

The Aura Salt Cave, which opened in July at 6429 Transit Road in East Amherst, is just one of three in Western New York, with the other two in Orchard Park and Ellicottville.  According to co-owner Tadgi DeBerg, it took roughly three weeks to b More...

Financial firm relocates office to Village of Williamsville

The Hafner Financial Group, an independent financial services advisory firm, has moved its offices to 5930 Main St., Williamsville.  The firm, founded in 2007 by Peter Hafner, relocated the office as a way to better accommodate its growing staff More...

ECMC outpatient program receives federal grant

U.S. Rep. More...