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December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home senior has ambitious goals

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Nate James has a lot he wants to accomplish and a Board of Education willing to give him the opportunity. More...

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CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED - Trevor Tibbets, 7, of Amherst learns to skate with the aid of a cone at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. Open skate is held each Saturday from 1 to 2:40 p.m.; for additional hours, visit www.amherst.ny.us. More...

Local News

Fire districts set elections

Voters in the Eggertsville Fire District next week will elect one person to a five-year term as commissioner and a second person to fill the remaining one year of the term formerly held by the late William Belinson. More...

Main-Transit Fire Department elects 2008 officers

The Main-Transit Fire Department has named its elected officers for 2008. More...

Muir Woods ready for development

The majority of the Amherst Town Board basically said enough is enough when it voted to accept the final environmental impact statement for Muir Woods. More...

Police Blotter

Blotter

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter

Eagle House will honor Mr. Lewicki The Eagle House Restaurant, owners and employees mourn the loss of a cherished friend this week. Sadly, on the afternoon of Nov. More...

Education

Homework one of life's little challenges

Someone once said, "If it was fun, it wouldn't be called work." I don't know that that really applies to homework - at least not to all people, all of the time. More...

St. Leo the Great posts honor roll

The following students at St. More...

St. Joe's first quarter honor roll posted

St. More...

Sports

Squirt Penguins' Draper earns first shutout

Youth Hockey

Tom Draper earned his first shutout Sunday as the Squirt Penguins ended the Friendship tournament on a high note, defeating Burlington Ont., 4-0. More...

New York State title on Stella's mind

Sweet Home senior should break school record for wins

Nic Stella wants to win a New York State wrestling title really bad. "First, I have to win sectionals but states is my ultimate goal," the Sweet Home senior said. More...

Sweet Home ties for fourth at dual tourney; Stella named most outstanding

In only its first outing of the season, the Sweet Home wrestling team has already matched its win total for dual matches. More...

Business

Business News

EMS Group is expanding with the addition of its fourth full independent partner, Floss Agency. More...

Falafel Bar: A Mediterranean Eatery opens second Western New York location

The recipes may have come from across the globe, but the meals are prepared fresh at the new Falafel Bar - A Mediterranean Eatery, in Amherst. More...

Meetings

Business women to provide tips on working room Members and guests of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners, will gain tips on how to work a room during the group's meeting at 5:30 p.m. More...

Snyder Firefighters Battle Blaze

Amherst home destroyed by fire

Snyder firefighters were called to a home at 299 Frankhauser Road at 11:22 Sunday night for a report of a house fire. The resident reported he was asleep but was awakened by a noise and found the house on fire. More...

Board vote on Maple Road could be held until 2008

When Town Assessor Harry Williams verified the legitimacy of a petition related to the Maple Road Town Centre development, the whole process changed. More...

Holiday hayrides

Martin Lawler and his daughter, Zoe, make friends with a pair of horses providing hayrides for visitors to the Village Holiday Open House held Saturday along Main Street in Williamsville. More...

Realization of girls' hockey depends on other districts

If Williamsville Central School District was the only factor, then girls would have a high school ice hockey team, but that's not the case. Superintendent Howard S. More...

Community News

The Eggertsville Community Organization Inc. will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 4007 Main St., near Eggert Road. More...

Editorial

Vacant properties shouldn't be ignored

Bee Editorial

Land development is the biggest issue in Amherst and has been for years. But the one question often raised and not really addressed, is vacant property. More...

Spindle items

• A TIME TO SHINE - Are you in it to win it? The 2007 Village of Williamsville Holiday Lighting Contest Committee will be judging exterior-lit residential homes located within the Village of Williamsville. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor's note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Marie Therese Evert, retired teacher

Marie Therese Evert, 92, of Snyder, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clarence. Mrs. Evert graduated from Mt. Mercy Academy in 1933 and Buffalo State Teacher's College in 1937. More...

Robert W. Kersten, M&T vice president

Robert W. Kersten, of Snyder, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. He was a vice president at M&T Bank. Mr. Kersten was on the executive committee of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. More...

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DAVISON, William J., of Amherst, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife, Sandra J. He is survived by one son, William J.; one daughter, Melanie J.; and one brother, Ralph E.. Services were private. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAWBO program to share networking tips Members and guests of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will hold a meeting and program entitled "Perpetual Promotion: Networking Pointers and Other Tips to W More...

Lifestyles

Randall takes turn as Dickens

Most people know Mike Randall for his Mark Twain show, which has been showcased throughout Western New York for years, but this Christmas season, Randall will perform another one-man show titled "Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol" at Musi More...

Amherst Players revamp Nativity play

In its 60th season, the Amherst Players will bring a new kind of Nativity play to the public. More...

O'Connell takes Christmas to trailer park

Taking a detour from the traditional Christmas production this season is O'Connell and Company with "Trailer Park Christmas." "It's a follow-up to a show we did about three years ago called 'Trailer Park Diaries,'" said writer-director Mary Kate O More...

Entertainment

Music events set at Jewish Federation Apartments

Jewish Federation Apartments has announced two musical entertainment performances in the month of December. West of Odessa, a Klezmer band, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, and the Kadimah School Choir will perform at 10:30 a.m. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Story Time with Miss Beth, 10:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. More...

Holiday

now-Dec. 8 Victorian Christmas at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site - The historic landmark home will be decked out in grand style with fragrant greens and seasonal decor. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...