Weekly Feature



February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville Soup Stroll set for Saturday

The Williamsville Business Association this weekend is presenting a new event, a Soup Stroll, to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.  The event, which features 13 participating venues, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. More...

Local News

Amherst Central events to stress digital safety

Providing parents knowledge to help their children safely navigate screen time, social media and internet use, as well as prevent alcohol and narcotic abuse, will be the focus of two upcoming Amherst Central-based events.  More...

Seamans withdraws from race

A little more than a month after her announcement that she was running for the congressional seat held by Rep. Chris Collins in District 27, Joan Elizabeth Seamans officially withdrew from the race.  More...

SPECIAL VISITOR

— Williamsville East students Pakhi Tripathi, left, and her classmate Kiley Weber, view the Super Bowl ring of Keith O’Neil, center, who served as Colts team captain in the team’sSu More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was not surprised to see that Dodge Road made number one on the list of worst roads. The only time we seem to see anyone fix our road is for putting band-aids on it before the Ride for Roswell. More...

Obituaries

Donald Schueckler, past president of Hutchinson Hose

Donald A. Schueckler Sr., 92, a life member of the Hutchinson Hose Company, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  Mr. Schueckler joined the Hutchinson Hose Company in 1959 and served as its president in 1971. More...

Harry Engler, US Navy veteran, Westinghouse employee

Harry “Bus” Engler, 92, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.  Mr. Engler was born in Strasburg, Ohio, on June 5, 1925. He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Death Notices

COLUCCI, Elizabeth C. “Betsy” (nee Hazelton), of Amherst, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Mrs. Colucci is survived by her husband, Robert; three children, Robert, Paul, and Milissa Colucci-Lettieri; and four grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Sisters of Mercy celebrate 160 years

A history of women in leadership:

If you grew up in South Buffalo, it’s hard to imagine the area without its heavy Catholic influence. More...

HONORED

— Helen Machynski, middle right, and Amherst Senior Center Executive Director Pamela Krawczyk, middle left, hold Machynski’s “Senior of the Month” award for February. 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.amherstyouthandrec.org or call 631-7132. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22   Family Snowshoe Walk — Join Reinstein Woods for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as you look for evidence of wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Events

thurs. 22   Happy Hour at Lumagination — One of the spaces in the Administration Building of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Art

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Cold shoes

Grant Swados waits for Dennis Blackwell, both of Amherst, to toss his horseshoe during Vito’s Horseshoe League’s annual Icicle Tournament held Saturday. More...

Williamsville may add sophomores, juniors to rank elimination

The Williamsville School Board has agreed to again revisit the topic of class rank after deciding to put to a vote whether or not the system should be eliminated for the current sophomore and junior classes. The board on Feb. More...

On ninth anniversary of 3407 crash, families continue push for safety

Bipartisan congressional delegation pledges commitment to current laws

For those who lost loved ones to the Continental Flight 3407 crash, it was a familiar scene.  Family members of the victims huddled around a podium at the Capitol, taking turns telling a sea of microphones and flashing cameras about the grief an More...

Editorial

Hearts and Hands needs community’s support

Bee Editorial

Hearts and Hands is seeking volunteers to assist in its mission of connecting individuals in underserved communities to services such as free transportation and help in improving the quality of life for those needing care.  According to its memb More...

Spindle items

• IT’S HISTORY — Last week, we offered a special section to commemorate Amherst’s bicentennial.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 23, 1893   More...

Police Blotter

Refused sale of cigars, patrons toss store stock

Monday, Feb. 12  • At a Sheridan Drive grocery store, a woman reported that the manager was refusing to allow her to pay for part of the bill using her store credit card. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee deserves praise for special section

The Rotola family would like to thank the Bee publications for including the picture of Michael D. More...

Sports

CASH girls hockey reaches first Fed final

For the first time in program history, Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home will be playing for a Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation championship.  CASH, seeded third, reached the final after downing second seed Monsignor Martin Associ More...

Ninth-seeded East reaches small schools semifinals

The Williamsville East boys hockey team has embraced the postseason, as the ninth-seeded Flames downed eighth-seed Starpoint, 5-4, in the prequarterfinals Friday and second-seed Grand Island, 5-2, in Sunday’s quarterfinals at the Northtown Cent More...

Follow The Bee’s sports reporters on Twitter

The Bee now has a Twitter account dedicated solely to sports, @BeeSportsLive, where followers can catch up on stories they may have missed, see live tweeting from games where the reporters are in attendance, and more. More...

Business

Pizza Supreme offers original recipes, decades of business experience

Christopher Pleban started working for Pizza Supreme as a deliveryman when he was 16 years old. Now, Pleban owns the pizzeria at 8550 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, in the Bender’s Christian Bookstore plaza. More...

Cuomo, Hochul detail state’s new streetlight initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday said a new statewide program, Smart Street Lighting NY, calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025.  More...

Visit Buffalo Niagara creates ‘Lift Every Voice’ video

Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official tourism promotion agency for Erie County, has premiered a new promotional video about Buffalo’s African-American heritage. More...