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December 14, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst Town Board amends blasting law

Carbon monoxide protections s t re n g t h e n e d

Residents living near future construction sites now have some added laws to protect them from the potential migration of carbon monoxide resulting from blasting. More...

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS —

Children and their parents gathered inside the Williamsville Fire Hall this past Saturday to visit with Santa and obtain a free photo with the jolly old elf. More...

Catholic Charities opens new building in Amherst

It all started with a call from Rev. Gary Bagley, of St. Benedict Parish on Main Street. More...

Local News

HOLIDAY COOKIES —

Ginna Coon, of Eggertsville, left, sold cookies at the University Presbyterian Church. Olivia Smith, 5, of Snyder, helped wrap the cookies into trays. More...

TOY DRIVE —

The Amherst Fire Council collected toys and gifts to be More...

NFTA asked to hold public hearing on runway work

While acknowledging work on the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) main runway will probably go forward as planned, Amherst officials recently asked the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to hold a public hearing on the projec More...

Obituaries

Sister Dolores H. Wittman, OSF, retired science teacher

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, 201 Reist St., Williamsville, for Sister Dolores Wittmann, a former science teacher. More...

Michael P. Wojtowicz, sales representative

Michael P. Wojtowicz, 49, of Getzville, a salesman, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long illness. More...

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ANDERSON, Grayce M., of Amherst, died Saturday, December 10, 2005; wife of the late Kenneth Anderson; mother of Robert A. McCleary; also survived by one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Writers group meets monthly The Get Published Writers More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, Dec. 14 WOMEN INTERESTED IN CYSTIC HEALTH More...

Library Hours

Main Library at Audubon 350 J. J. Audubon Parkway More...

Lifestyles

ProjecTruth starts music-based LifeSongs curriculum

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Barnes & Noble holds book drive

Barnes & Noble is collecting books for its annual holiday book drive through Jan. 1. All donated books will be distributed to Buffalo Public School #37. John Stevens, American Idol contestant, will host a special children More...

Promenade around with WATERWHEEL SQUARES

My experience as a square dancer

Promenade? Allemande? California twirl? I had no clue what these moves were until I participated in the More...

Entertainment

Albright-Knox mirrors itself in reinstallation

Many beloved masterpieces of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery are returning in More...

Book review

Author: Allison Stoutland Illustrated by: Cathy Hofner More...

Old ‘Winter Nights’

Candlelight visits to Old Fort Niagara have become a favorite holiday tradition. This year More...

Board mulls office park rezoning plan

North Amherst

Residents in North Amherst are fighting the request from a local developer who wants to build a small office park on a parcel of land between Ellicott Creek and Sweet Home roads. More...

Community Planning Board discusses mission statement for enhancement of Village

The Community Planning Board met Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Village Hall to discuss the results of the Nov. public meeting. More...

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON —

Carolers pause outside Village Desserts on Main Street to sing holiday songs during the Village Holiday Open House this past Saturday. Events were sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association. More...

Moody’s affirms town’s bond rating

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Girl Scouts selling nuts & candy this weekend

Local Girl Scouts will be selling nuts & candy through-out the holiday season at special booth sales. More...

Amherst Town Hall roof repaired

It More...

Model builders class to start Jan. 14

A basic plastic model builders class for youth ages 5-14 will be held Saturdays, beginning January 14 to February 18 at the Harlem Road Community Center. More...

Editorial

Caution is key to happy holidays

Bee Editorial

With robberies and tragedies filling the recent headlines, one might think the More...

Spindle items

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Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 16, 1880 A serious accident occurred yesterday to the six-year-old son of Mr. P. J. Snyder, named Eddie. He was riding down hill on a sled, on Reist Street, when four or five boys piled on, and the load started down the hill. More...

Letters to the Editor

Coaches should display character

This is a response to the letter regarding the coach who is receiving bad press for his behavior at a football game in Amherst. More...

Education

Transit Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

Villa posts honor roll

Villa Maria Academy recently announced that two Amherst residents received first honors for the first quarter marking period of the 2005-06 school year. More...

St. Leo the Great School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

Sports

Marchant reflects on hockey career

From East Amherst to Anaheim

Even after playing in the National Hockey League for 12 years, it More...

Sweet Home boys hoops wins two for Rankin

If Sweet Home is to defend the ECIC Division I title this year, they will have to do it without their top player. More...

South, East boys basketball win at Timon/St. Jude

It wasn More...

Business

Business Brief

Shipping HQ, a member of Neighborhood Postal Centers, has announced the grand opening of its mailing, shipping, and eBay drop off center at $498 Main St. in the Snyder Square II. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. More...

Health business starts nationwide program

Education key to leading a better life

UH&W, a health & wellness company headquartered in Williamsville, recently launched a proactive health campaign nationwide. More...

Free the fruitcake

Cold Stone Creamery serves up icy sweets for holiday season

Don More...