Weekly Feature



November 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Town looking to rezone 201 Reist St.

The Town of Amherst is seeking to rezone 201 Reist St. from Community Facility to Multi-Family Residential District Seven so that it can legally exist as an assisted living facility.  More...

Local News

DONATIONS

— Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa recently donated — on behalf of the Town Board and all town employees — seven turkeys and almost 30 boxes of food to the 97 Rock Operation: Rock Out Hunger food collection event to benefit the F More...

Nardin Academy gifted $1M; largest single donation

Nardin Academy recently announced that it has received a $1 million gift, the largest single donation that has been made in the school’s history.  The unrestricted gift will help fund Nardin’s board of trustee-approved strategic prio More...

Village Co-op schedules tree sale

The Village Co-op Market of Williamsville is holding a Christmas tree sale during the Village of Williamsville’s annual Holiday in the Village event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to thank the Amherst Highway Department for the magnificent job they did collecting and disposing of the leaves. I didn’t think it would happen after it snowed, but my street is so grateful. More...

Obituaries

Lucille V. Plotkin, longtime resident

Lucille V. “Lu” Plotkin (nee Urbanski), of Warsaw, New York, formerly of East Aurora and Williamsville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.  More...

Ivano Toscani, Anchor Bar owner and GM

Ivano Toscani, 68, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  Mr. Toscani moved from his native Milan, Italy, to Western New York in 1973. He was the owner and general manager of the Anchor Bar. More...

Death Notices

BESSTAK, Ruth J. (nee Zuber), of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Mrs. More...

Sports

South girls hoops filled with strong potential

Lady Billies reached state semifinals

Williamsville South has been one of the elite girls basketball programs in Western New York and this year’s team should be no different.  More...

North boys hoops set high expectations

Spartans reached ‘AA’ section final

There are many reasons why the Williamsville North boys basketball team could be in for a special season.  Eight players and four starters return from last year’s group, which finished 15-8 and reached the Section VI Class AA final for the More...

Lady Spartans return entire starting lineup

Williamsville North’s girls basketball team has taken its lumps in recent years, but with eight returning players, including the entire starting lineup, the Lady Spartans are looking to improve on their 5-16 record from last year.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

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Performance

fri. 30   Supersonic: North America’s Tribute to Oasis — With Murmur: A Tribute to R.E.M., 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at The Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-3900, www.townballroom.com  More...

‘Holiday in the Village’ to feature market, seasonal activities

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Village of Williamsville will hold its annual “Holi- day in the Village” with festivities for the whole family, such as photos with Santa, horse and wagon rides, caroling and a tree lighting.  More...

Village Board approves conservation easement 4-1

Williamsville Village Board members voted 4-1 on Monday to accept the donation of a parcel of land off South Cayuga Road as part of a conservation easement.  More...

Editorial

Think twice before buying a pet for Christmas

Bee Editorial

It’s a scene straight out of a movie — the kids waking up on Christmas morning, rubbing their sleepy eyes when suddenly they spot the tree, surrounded by presents. One of those presents is a puppy, with a bow for a collar. More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATS — Junior Achievement recently recognized team “Risky Business” from Sweet Home High School as the first-place winners of the 2018 JA Stock Market Challenge, with a 41.25 percent return on investment and a net worth o More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 30, 1893 Dr. H.C. Ayer, a graduate of the Ohio Veterinary College, has opened an office in the Spayth building, corner Main and Cayuga streets. More...

Police Blotter

Complainant reports fireworks in his car

Monday, Nov. 19 • A resident of Springville Avenue said her pictures were stolen and are being posted on sites on the internet. She also reported that she is receiving calls that are sexual in nature. More...

Letters to the Editor

Seamans ran good campaign for state Senate

Joan Elizabeth Seamans ran a creditable campaign for state Senate this year. More...

People with disabilities need better transportation services

I live with a disability, but it does not define me.  The transportation situation for people with disabilities is not as it ought to be in New York State, and I have a hunch it is also not as it should be for people with disabilities in the Uni More...

Education

Casey Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Mill Middle School posts honor roll

The following Mill Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year:  Grade Eight  More...

Lifestyles

LIGHTING THE WAY

— Dorothy Seth lights candles, each in remembrance of a victim, during a candlelight ceremony for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The vigil was held at St. Stephens Bethlehem United Church of Christ last week. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  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 & Conversation will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. More...

Business

M&T Bank’s ‘Gift of Warmth’ collecting winter accessories

M&T Bank’s “Gift of Warmth,” a warm-clothing collection program for local families in need, is taking place now through Jan. 4 at all 65 M&T branches across Western New York. More...

‘Step up to the Plate’ for Meals on Wheels at Dash’s Market

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York is once again encouraging shoppers to “Step up to the Plate” at Dash’s Markets in support of Meals on Wheels’ mission. Now through Saturday, Dec. More...

Amherst company wins Great Lakes Coast Guard contract

Kisan Engineering Company, headquartered in Amherst, has announced that Kisan-Maron joint venture has been awarded a $150 million seven year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard Cleveland office.  More...