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February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

HISTORY COMES ALIVE

— Kevin Douglass Greene, great-great-grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, speaks at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo on Friday afternoon as part of a Black History Month c More...

Gaelic League’s annual event 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. More...

Buffalo man accused of Eggertsville store robbery

Amherst police on Friday arrested a Buffalo man for allegedly robbing an Eggertsville electronics store.  According to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen, police responded at about 1 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery at a Main Street business. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbors accuse one another of car damage

Monday, Feb. 19  • At a Niagara Falls Boulevard electronics store, an employee reported that a customer was trying to purchase items with a credit card that was not his.  More...

Obituaries

Marcia M. Gerace, co-owner of Glidden Machine & Tool

Marcia M. Gerace (nee Gullo), 76, of Williamsville, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Mrs. More...

Sheila M. McCarthy Moesch, mathematics professor

Sheila Mary McCarthy Moesch, 76, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.  Mrs. McCarthy Moesch was a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1959. She then attended Mount St. More...

Death Notices

BACHMAN, Rudolph John A., of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Mr. Bachman is survived by three siblings, Walter Bachman, Marion Abell and Suzanne Johnson. Arrangements were made by the Lombardo Funeral Home. More...

Lifestyles

Girl Scouts of WNY launches new summer camp activities

In an effort to help girls develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the Girl Scouts of Western New York has launched a series of new summer camp activities. More...

Chamber Ensemble concert to feature soloists

Under the direction of Thomas Witakowski, the Amherst Chamber Ensemble will perform a concerto concert titled “Stepping Up to the Plate” at 3 p.m. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 1   Art Inventory for Artists with Jayne Hughes — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, EDU Room 506 of Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $45. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Family Activities

sat. 3   Woods Walk: Food For Wildlife — Join a guided nature walk to search for things that wild animals eat in the woods, 11 a.m. More...

Art

thurs. 1   West Seneca Art Society Live Demonstration — The West Seneca Art Society will present “Demo by Mari, Abstract, Contemporary and Modern Artist,” 7 p.m. More...

Town seeks to bring Amherst Central Park to fruition

A rough idea of Amherst Central Park can be imagined as a blending of activities for children and adults, in addition to retail and recreational areas, and plenty of green space continued throughout the center of the town.  More...

District clerk to retire after 24 years

Williamsville Central

Following a 24-year tenure in which she worked cooperatively with the leadership of four superintendents and dozens of board members, Mitzie Serafin, Williamsville Central’s district clerk, will retire from her position effective Friday, March More...

Editorial

Be vigilant in protecting your identity, property

Bee Editorial

Throughout the year, people are bothered by individuals and/or companies that are running scams, and it seems that residents in Amherst and Williamsville are still falling prey to false claims and fraudulent solicitations.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL EVENT — I wanted to remind the community of a free informational event occurring tonight in the Amherst Middle School auditorium, 55 Kings Highway.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 2, 1893   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding necessary changes of gun control laws, require politicians to attend funerals of mass killings, such as schools. That should get their real attention.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Caring motorists save pet’s life

Thank you to all of the drivers who were near the Transit Valley Animal Hospital in East Amherst at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. More...

Town’s rich history detailed by special section

As a founding member of the Association of Towns, Amherst is proud to celebrate 200 years of rich history, culture and community.  From its inception in 1818 to what we experience today, I am honored to serve as the current supervisor of the Tow More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild sets meeting   The Rev. Dorothea Schweitzer of Bethany United Methodist Church will present a Lenten message at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. More...

Sports

North boys hockey blanked in Large Schools final

Williamsville North’s boys hockey team will not have a chance to play in the state tournament for a third straight year.  That is because the top-seeded Spartans were shut out by second seed Niagara Wheatfield, 2-0, in Monday’s Secti More...

Sweet Home boys hockey falls in Small Schools final

Panthers still advance to state tournament

No matter what happened in Monday’s Section VI Small Schools boys hockey final between Sweet Home and West Seneca West it was not going to be the end for either team.  More...

East hockey’s rally falls short in semifinals

Williamsville East’s game with West Seneca West in the Section VI Small Schools boys hockey semifinal Feb. 21 at HarborCenter felt like many games the Flames endured this season.  More...

Business

County comptroller details agencies providing area tax preparation assistance

With income taxes due on Tuesday, April 17, the County Comptroller’s Office is providing a list of options for people who need help preparing their tax filings. More...

Passport fee set for increase in April

According to officials at the Buffalo Passport Agency, effective Monday, April 2, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. More...

Beware of fake opioid treatments, BBB warns community

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning the public about scammers capitalizing on the opioid epidemic by marketing phony treatments. More...