2022-02-02 E-Edition

Making it look easy

Sweet Home’s Joseph Veal makes this easy two-point shot in the third quarter of the Panthers’ 53-39 home win over Iroquois Jan. 24.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce celebrates 65 years

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 65 years of serving local businesses and the community. Originally established on June 6, 1957, the Chamber was organized by Williamsville businessmen in an effort to encourage the growth and prosperity of local businesses by providing them with the tools and resources to succeed. “We want businesses to be able to grow networks […]

Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. announces grant awards

For nearly 20 years, the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. has continued to provide grants to expand educational opportunities to the Amherst Central School District. This year, the foundation awarded $10,000 in grants across all four schools in the district for technology, music, special education and other academics. “We discovered several years ago that with the budget, there were a […]

Walking Challenge returns to Amherst

The Amherst vs Amherst Walking Challenge is returning for the month of February. Now through Feb. 28, 2022, residents are encouraged to be active while competing against Amherst, New Hampshire; Amherst, Massachusetts; and Amherst, Nova Scotia. At the end of the month, organizers will announce which community traveled the farthest. Last year, Amherst, New York, took home the title. “Our […]

Amherst Symphony promotes musicians of the future

On Jan. 26, a number of musicians from the Amherst Symphony Orchestra presented a musical outreach program to the children attending St. Gregory the Great School. This outreach program, in existence since 1997, was begun by violinist and major volunteer supporter Joan Fishburn at the Windemere School. Fishburn was succeeded by Audrey Hurd for a number of years. The program […]

Local business continues to grow during COVID-19 pandemic

The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market and The Old Greenhouse have continued to thrive and draw business into the community. Originally established in 2017, The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market, 172 Robinson St, is located in the former Ascension Church in North Tonawanda. “A lot of people have personal connections to the building,” said Jacob Wankasky, business owner, […]

Buffalo Auto Show gets into gear this weekend

Let’s go, Buffalo! The Buffalo Auto Show will power up from Thursday, Feb. 3, to Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. Special events will include WNY celebrity dream vehicles on display, such as Russell J. Salvatore’s Bentley; The Shatkin Collection 1989 Rolls Royce, and ’64 ’Vette; Bill Carroll’s award-winning 1954 Pink DeSoto and […]


– Snyder resident Rick Herrmann catches up with the Bee while relaxing on Waikiki Beach, as he ponders over the 17 inches of snow in his driveway at home.

Conservation tree and shrub seedlings available

Order forms for the 2022 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. The district is offering many varieties of conservation trees and shrubs, wildflower seed mixes, as well as seedling packs which have combinations of trees and shrubs chosen to attract, feed and shelter birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Thirty […]