Weekly Feature



February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

County confirms case of hepatitis A

The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who is employed as a food handler at two different locations in Erie County, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz and county Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Housing organization awarded federal grant

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins last week detailed the award of a $900,000 competitive federal grant for Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Western New York’s principal fair-housing organization.  More...

Fair housing seminar to be held in March

Town officials next month will be offering a training session regarding fair housing regulations.  According to the Planning Department, the federal fair housing law training will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Driver strikes lamppost, hides it near pond

Monday, Feb. 5  • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard store reported that a man wearing a dark jacket and a camouflage hat fled the business with at least five coats. The employee said the man left in a large black truck.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Loyal customers will be missed

It is with heartfelt sadness and gratitude that after 60 years in business Second Performance Shoppe, located at 2231 Wehrle Drive and originally at 5947 Main St., is closing on Saturday, Feb. 17.  Owned by Edith M. More...

Education

Williamsville South names second-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 academic year: Grade 12 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Congregation plans Purim celebration Congregation Shir Shalom, located at 4660 Sheridan Drive, will celebrate Purim with a country flavor at its event, “Noshville - A Country Purim,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. More...

Sports

North wrestling’s Catanzaro, Walter win section titles in dramatic fashion

First time team crowned multiple champs

Winning a Section VI wrestling title takes a lot of work, and Vinny Catanzaro and Cam Walter needed every second to accomplish their goals.  More...

Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey defeats Williamsville in section final

Two power-play goals were the difference Wednesday when Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park won its second consecutive Section VI Girls Hockey Championship, 3-1, over Williamsville. More...

Belief helps Amherst’s Kennedy win wrestling title

Tigers place school record six

Calik Kennedy’s goal all season was to win a Section VI title and the goal became reality when he won the 285-pound weight class at Saturday’s Division I Championships at North Tonawanda High School. More...

Business

Anderson’s Frozen Custard to celebrate 100th birthday of company’s founder

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Greta Anderson, founder of Anderson’s Frozen Custard, the company is inviting customers to share in the festivities.  Greta Anderson founded the company with her husband, Carl, in 1946.  More...

Locally developed app to receive national introduction

An app developed by the owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor in Amherst will make its national debut at the U.S. More...

Financial adviser earns specialized fiduciary designation

Michael Tyrpak of Tyrpak Financial, 6622 Main St., Suite 5, Amherst, has been awarded the accredited investment fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards setting body for Fi360.  More...

House flippers land HGTV series

Married house flippers Chris and Lorissa Naugle of Williamsville will be the stars of an upcoming HGTV series called “Risky Builders.”  The show will follow the Naugles, along with artist Blair Rusin of Art By Blair and Tj Miller of More...

Participants sought for Youth Police Academy

The Amherst Police Department is seeking participants for its Youth Police Academy, which will be offered this summer.  (See editorial on page four)  The academy is an internship program for high school students considering a law enforcemen More...

Editorial

Youth academy provides preparation for careers

Bee Editorial

In addition to the dozens of officers who patrol the streets of Amherst to make it a safe place for residents and visitors, there are many people who work behind the scenes at the Amherst Police Department headquarters. More...

Spindle items

SPECIAL SECTION — Last month, officials in the Town of Amherst kicked off festivities for the municipality’s 200th year since its incorporation.  Special to this week’s edition of The Amherst Bee, you will find an inserted sec More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1893   The furnace pipes at the Baptist church have been thoroughly cleaned so that the congregation will have no more annoyance from gas and smoke.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When Mayor DeLano delivers his state of the village address, he can assert that village government is to be praised for their pay down in village debt. That began year 2017 at $5,795,000 and ended at $4,434,000, a reduction of $1,361,000.  More...

Obituaries

Al Mudd, coach, manager, mentor to countless Amherst athletes

From the dustiest sandlot to the most brilliantly-illuminated university ice rink, Al Mudd was always there — for the kids on his teams, his children and his grandchildren.  Mr. Mudd, 79, died Friday, Feb. More...

Sister M. Bernadette Lavocat, teacher in Diocese of Buffalo

Sister M. Bernadette Lavocat, 92, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.  Born Margaret Mary Lavocat in Amherst, she entered the congregation in 1945, having been educated by the Sisters of St. Francis at St. Mary’s, Swormville; St. More...

Bruce G. Belling, member of USS The Sullivans Organization

Bruce G. Belling, 85, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Mr. Belling was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church. He was a U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities puts focus on job training for 2018 appeal

In its 94th year, the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo appeal will once again work to raise $11 million to fund a host of programs that meet the needs of roughly 153,000 Western New Yorkers who live in poverty or are in crisis. More...

Will East student to educate senators about Tourette syndrome

Miki Brauch, a junior at Williamsville East High School, has been named a 2018 youth ambassador by the Tourette Association of Greater New York State.  With other youth ambassadors from across the country, Brauch will visit Washington, D.C., on More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation plans winter programs

Amherst Youth and Recreation has announced some of its winter programs and open registrations. For more information or to register for a program, visit www.amherst youthandrec.org or call 631-7132. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Workshops/Classes

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Concerts

thurs. 15   The Smile Case will perform, along with Ophelia’s Looking Glass, North Divide, Echota, Nurse Joyful, and more, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com  More...