Weekly Feature



March 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Village may allow residents to raise chickens

Kimberly Fedkiw steps outside her Amherst home holding an afternoon snack of dried black soldier fly larvae. Don’t worry, the snack isn’t for her. It’s for her five backyard chickens: Ginger, Sage, Hazel, Beatrix and Ms. Ruby. More...

Local News

Amherst Bicentennial Events

The following is a listing of bicentennial-themed events, some of which will be held at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst: • Now through Saturday, March 10: Williamsville School District art show at BNHV • More...

Amherst Middle to show ‘Screenagers’ documentary

The Amherst Central will air “Screenagers,” an award-winning documentary, at 7 p.m. More...

Daemen establishes competitive gaming team

It’s the fastest growing sport you’ve never heard of. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Something needs to be done about the loose dogs in Amherst State Park. Why should I be afraid to walk there because these people are disobeying the law? Perhaps dogs should be banned from the park if dog owners cannot be responsible.  More...

Obituaries

George Voskerchian, salesman

George Voskerchian, 87, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.  Mr. Voskerchian was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School in 1950 and the University of Buffalo in 1954.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

KENNEDY, Jacqueline R. (nee Potter), of Williamsville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Mrs.  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival set for March 9-15

The 33rd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival — the third-longest-running festival of its kind in North America — will take place from Friday, March 9, through Thursday, March 15, at the Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main St.& More...

Girls lacrosse team to host fundraiser

The Amherst Central High School varsity girls lacrosse team will hold its annual mattress fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the gym at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. More...

Williamsville North High School to present 'Seussical'

‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’

Williamsville North High School will remind the community of a world where “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Williamsville North students will perform “Seussical,” a musical based on the works of Dr. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 9   Art of Beer — This 12th annual event will have more than 20 vendors and more than 75 menu items, and will feature beer, cider, wine and food tasting, 6-9 p.m. More...

Art

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Residents oppose rezoning for 89-unit subdivision

New Road

A request to rezone a New Road property for the purpose of constructing 89 single-family homes led more than 50 people to attend a public hearing on the matter during Monday’s Town Board meeting.  More...

Gaelic League’s annual Irish party set for March 9

The Amherst Gaelic League will host the 46th annual Irish American Appreciation Party to benefit the AGL Charity Fund from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Editorial

Initiatives to benefit fight against opioid addiction

Bee Editorial

Town and county officials this week took two important steps in the fight against opioid addiction.  More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — In just a couple of weeks, the spring season will be upon us. Hopefully the weather will turn warmer as we look forward to spending more time outdoors. Other events to look forward to in the upcoming weeks include St. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 9, 1893   The village people seem to take more pride in their homes and surroundings than ever before. And why not! We have one of the pleasantest villages in existence.  More...

Police Blotter

Man in green exposes himself near park

Sunday, Feb. 25  • A red-haired woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard clothing store. According to an employee, the woman stole a pile of children’s clothes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks due residents for their ideas, concerns

When my wife and I were deciding where to buy a home and start a family, we chose Amherst because it offers the best quality of life for young families in Western New York. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Daemen’s Rhetorical Roar club to meet   More...

Sports

South boys hoops’ season ends in 4 OT thriller

Dolan surpasses 2,000 career points

The Section VI Class A-1 boys basketball final between Williamsville South and West Seneca West had all of the makings of a classic and it did not disappoint.  The second-seeded Billies lost to the top-seeded Indians, 97-95, in four overtimes Sa More...

North’s Penetrante wins all-around state title

Junior breaks section record

For the second consecutive year, a gymnast from Williamsville North has won a state title in the all-around.  More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Level 4 boys place second at Rochester Classic

The Greater Buffalo Level 4 boys gymnastics team placed second at the Rochester Classic held Feb. More...

Business

Daemen student chosen to study abroad

Gabrielle Sinnott, a history and political science major at Daemen College, has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate this summer in an internship in Thailand.  More...

YMCA seeks to meet annual fundraising goal

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is currently seeking the community’s support of its 2018 annual campaign fundraising effort.  This year’s goal is to raise $768,000, which supports the Y’s ability to provide financial assistance to those More...

Ombudsmen sought by People Inc. for care facilities

People Inc. More...