Weekly Feature



November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Reprise

Richard Sowinski, who taught music in the Williamsville Central School District for more than 30 years, returned to the South High stage Thursday to perform with the school’s wind ensemble. More...

Loughran still leads after absentee ballot count

The race for the Erie County Legislature’s 14th District remains extremely close after absentee ballots were counted. More...

Extreme Makeover’s historic build lead by Amherst’s David Homes

David Stapleton didn’t sleep much this past month — and especially not last week.   On Oct. More...

Local News

Man allegedly assaults woman on a dare

Amherst police are investigating an unusual assault case.   According to police, the suspect, Jean Pierre Villafane, 19, of Jamestown allegedly entered a home on Cascade Drive at 10 p.m. Sunday and assaulted a female resident. More...

Calendar features WNY photos, events

The Discover Buffalo Niagara Calendar is marking its 10th anniversary of promoting the region through the listing of more than 350 events occurring here while providing an advertising opportunity for businesses. More...

Community News

The Upstate Kennel Club recently honored during an event at the Southtowns Dog Training Club. Honorees included Kim Alexand er-Thomson of Snyder, owner and handler of Stardust Abrakadabra. More...

Police Blotter

Larceny of leaves reported

Friday, Nov. 6   • Police responded to Niagara Falls Boulevard to speak to a suspicious person who had been sitting in the parking lot of a closed business for half an hour. More...

Strong-arm robbery reported near UB South

Two men were robbed of their wallets and cell phones while walking from the University at Buffalo’s South Campus last week. More...

Obituaries

Olivia Thomas, 114, oldest natural born citizen

Olivia Patricia Thomas, 114, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at St Francis Home in Williamsville.   Thomas held the title of oldest natural born U.S. citizen since September, and was the third oldest person in the world. More...

Dr. Paul H. Wierzbieniec, founder of Northtown Orthopedics

Dr. Paul H. Wierzbieniec, of Amherst, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Estero, Fla.   Dr. More...

Ronald T. Michalek, accountant for Bethlehem Steel

Ronald T. Michalek, 76, of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.   Mr. Michalek was born April 15, 1933, in Lackawanna. He graduated from St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

UB Women’s Club sets ‘Soup’s On’ luncheon More...

Sports

Sweet Home dominates Aquinas, 33-7

Panthers face Whitesboro in state football semifinal Friday

The Sweet Home football team downed a familiar opponent to continue its quest for a second straight Class A state championship. More...

Lady Spartans’ field hockey play a beauty, reach third straight Class A state final four

Williamsville North field hockey coach Kris Lapaglia said her team has played some ugly games and some beautiful games this year. What kind of game did they play in the Far West Regional? More...

Warriors Elite baseball tryouts slated

The WNY Warriors 13U Elite travel baseball team will hold tryouts at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Sports Performance Park at Eastern Hills Mall. Tryouts are open to players from any town. For more information, call Jeff Helmbrecht at 830-9342. More...

Business

UB2020 – Vital for the future prosperity of the region

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently honored the University at Buffalo as the 2009 Business of the Year. More...

GEICO names vice president, head of insurance agency

GEICO’s board of directors recently named John Zinno a vice president of the company. In his new assignment he’ll serve as president of GEICO Insurance Agency with an office in Amherst. More...

Business News

Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness center, will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1560 Hopkins Road, across from Williamsville North High School. For information, call 204-8668 or visit www. anytimefitness. com.   More...

Town to put $1 million in stimulus funds to work

Finally, the Town of Amherst has seen the light — or at least the need to change them.   The lighting in the rinks at the Pepsi Center will finally be replaced with energy efficient fixtures, a long awaited project. More...

Village discusses water rate deficit

“You need to do something pretty quickly, or else you’re going to be in a larger deficit,” Wayne Drescher, of the accounting firm Drescher and Malecki, told the Williamsville Village Board last week. More...

From editor to advocate, Logue spreads the word

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For years, Joelle Logue, has been on the go, finding ways to gather information to share with others.   “I used to work as an editor for a weekly newspaper so I was always all over the place. More...

PJ PARTY

PJ PARTY — Cadette Troop 30094 members, from left, Jennie Kingsley, 11; Kaylyn Wertz, 11; and Lauren Angiers, 11, donate clothing at the PJ Round-Up Pool Party held Saturday at the Jewish Commun More...

Editorial

You don’t have to go to the ‘Extreme’ to help

Bee Editorial

When watching an episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” its hard not to think — “If they did less for one family, they could do more for others.” More...

Spindle items

• SAD SIGHT — The next time you pass by the Williamsville Village Hall on Main Street, take a look at the flagpole.   The village flag is flying upside down.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 20, 1884   Mr. George Mader died last week Wednesday evening, Nov. 12, 1884, of typhoid fever, after an illness of five weeks. He was a member of the Rough & Ready Fire Company. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor- elect thanks supporters

Thank you, Amherst voters for the trust you have placed in me as the next Amherst supervisor. More...

Anderson thanks voters for support

Thank you, Amherst voters. I am humbled, enthused and thankful to have been elected to the Amherst Town Board Tuesday, Nov. 3. More...

Rath thanks voters for two more years

I wish to thank all the voters of the 15th District who took part in the recent election. Your participation is a critical part of the overall election process. More...

Education

AMHERST PRESENTS OUR TOWN

AMHERST PRESENTS OUR TOWN — Katie Merrill, left, who will narrate Amherst High School’s production of “Our Town,” rehearses with Rachel Zimmer, playing Emily Webb, and Ian Roge More...

School board receives capital project update

Amherst

The Amherst School Board received a capital construction update from its architects at the Nov. 10 meeting.   More...

School News

The 106th Maria Love Charity Ball for middle and high school students will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at the Buffalo Convention Center, in the grand ballroom, 153 Franklin St. More...

Lifestyles

TELLABRATION!

Storytellers harvest ‘Food For Thought’ to preserve culture

No story can ever be told the same way twice. When storytellers share a story, they adopt it, making it their own re-creation through improvisation and embellishment. More...

ElderWood Health Care bazaar to be held

The Volunteers-in-Partnership at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood will hold its 18th annual Holiday Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at 200 Bassett Road. Call 689-6681. More...

Moriarty to perform free concert at Meeting House

A free concert will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 20 . The Pro-Love Tour — Gathering of artists, poets, dancers and musicians dedicated to nurturing the energies of unconditional love. More...

Comedy

thurs. 19 . Daniel Tosh — The comedian is best known for his various Comedy Central shows, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...