Weekly Feature



October 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Science center construction progresses at Park School

After almost a year of construction, the new science center at The Park School of Buffalo is nearing its final stages. More...

Local News

SUNY CHANCELLOR VISITS

— Kristina Johnson made her first visit to Western New York on Tuesday, touring several buildings on the North Campus of Erie Community College. More...

Will South grad, firefighter wins award for bravery

Buffalo Fire Department firefighter Luke Falzone, a 2012 Williamsville South High School graduate, was recently awarded the Edward H. Butler Bronze Award for Bravery at the Buffalo Professional Firefighter’s 128th annual Award Ball.  More...

Village to present Halloween parade, party

The Village of Williamsville will host a Halloween parade and trick-or-treat party at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.  The parade begins at the Pocket Park by the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St., and ends at the pavilion at Island Park.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Ray Walter has boldly stood up to the Cuomo administration’s corruption. He got more funding for our schools when downstate politicians tried to take our education aid. He has a plan that will cut our property taxes by 38 percent. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LEHMANN, Gertraud M. “Gerda” (nee Dietrich), of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Mrs. Lehmann is survived by one sibling, Horst Dietrich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Helmut Lehmann. More...

Sports

South girls volleyball sweeps East

Lady Billies win first ECIC II title

Williamsville East had been the girls volleyball team to beat for years in ECIC Division II, but not this year.  Williamsville South snapped East’s six-year reign as league champions with a convincing 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 road win Oct. 15. More...

South boys soccer reaches first section final since 2014

Williamsville South sure likes playing soccer in the Section VI Class A-2 Tournament. The fourth-seeded Billies have cruised so far through the tournament, blanking fifth-seed I-Prep, 4-0, at home in the quarterfinals Oct. More...

Amherst girls swim team has memorable ECIC meet

Amherst’s girls swim team had a meet to remember at Friday’s ECIC AA Championships at Clarence.  The Lady Tigers won four league titles, set three school records and state cut times, and recorded 23 personal-best performances.  More...

Business

Goldfish Swim School to offer classes

Goldfish Swim School, a water safety and swim lesson school offering infant and child swim lessons, has a new 9,000-square-foot location in Williamsville.  More...

Williamsville native elected president of South Florida Bar Association

A Williamsville native has been elected president of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  David S. More...

Town, village partner with CGI Communications Inc.

The Town of Amherst and the Village of Williamsville have formed a new partnership with CGI Communications Inc. More...

Town Board OKs rezoning for New Road

The Amherst Town Board recently approved the rezoning of a property at 284 New Road near Millersport Highway that had previously raised concerns among neighbors and even led to a petition earlier this year.  More...

Village to hold meeting on stormwater code updates

The Williamsville Village Board will hold a meeting next month to update the local law regarding stormwater management.  Trustee Matt Etu, who is a civil instructional engineer, said he noticed some problems with the existing codes when he first More...

Editorial

University Express offers seniors lifelong learning

Bee Editorial

It’s never too late to go back to school in Western New York, and there are still many opportunities this year for senior citizens to take part in University Express, a series of 150 free academic classes for adults 55 and older. More...

Spindle items

• BLOOD DRIVE — This month, residents can give back by giving blood at Town Hall.  The Town of Amherst Wellness Committee, Amherst Health Matters, in conjunction with Unyts, is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 26, 1893   Mr. and Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Complainant reports laser disrupting traffic

Monday, Oct. 15   • A complainant reported that she has had a note left on her vehicle on two occasions calling her a “nasty lady” at a John James Audubon Parkway public establishment.  More...

Letters to the Editor

History of trails significant in Town of Amherst

In the early 20th century, the Canandaigua and Niagara Falls Railroad came through northern Amherst on a high embankment to avoid the swamp and dense forest.  More...

Daytime baseball full of memories

What a great column David Sherman wrote last week.  I, too, long for daytime baseball, whether it be divisional playoff games or games for the pennant as well as the World Series. More...

Spoth a qualified Amherst town clerk candidate

Fran Spoth is a highly qualified candidate for Amherst town clerk. As a former Town of Amherst council member and Williamsville School Board member, I have directly observed Deputy Supervisor Fran Spoth on both elected boards. More...

Lifestyles

'Curiosities' art show displays odd and strange pieces

Sculptures made from human teeth, busts painted like horror movie characters, and painted mannequins with eyes instead of heads are among some of the pieces people might find in the gallery at Sugar City beginning this weekend. More...

Buffalo State student receives elite hospitality award

An East Amherst resident received the Statler Foundation Scholarship Award of Excellence last month.  Laurie Yaeger is one of 14 hospitality students nationwide who have received the award this year. 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.  Coffee with the candidates will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26.  More...

Entertainment

Art

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25 The Bravuras — Part of the Bikes & Blues Night, 6 p.m., Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Road, Amherst. 833-9464 More...

Walking Tours

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