Weekly Feature



December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sounds, sights of the season

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Saturday evening at the Williamsville Village Hall on Main Street. More...

Construction value down 35 percent

Three homes listed in 10 most expensive projects

2009 is on track for being the worst construction revenue year in the town in the past 20 years.   Building Commissioner Thomas Ketchum said with one month left, numbers are expected to peak at 4,250 to 4,300 permits and $80 million in value. More...

Local News

People Inc. to move museum into former Eggerstville Fire Hall

Sale of Mennonite Meeting House discussed

When a deal to purchase or lease the Mennonite Meeting House fell apart, People Inc. went back to the drawing board in hopes of finding a home for its Museum of disABILITY History.   Finally, this past Monday, the Town Board and People Inc. More...

Parking banned from 1 to 7 a.m. in town

As the first signs of winter begin to show in town, the Amherst Highway and Police departments remind residents of seasonal policies.   Parking law   More...

TIMBER

TIMBER — Braeden Schuster, 6, and his mother Maggie cheer as his father Bob makes the final cut on a fresh Christmas tree. More...

Police Blotter

Shirt thrown on lawn prompts call to police

Friday, Nov. 27   • A man called from Essjay Road, reporting that a fox was standing near a building. The complainant said when he started to get out of his car, the animal showed its teeth and didn’t leave. More...

Purse snatched in parking lot at Boulevard Mall

Amherst police are warning shoppers to be aware of their surroundings after a purse snatching was reported over the weekend.   More...

Obituaries

Paul Oehmler, president of Hutchinson Hose Co.

Paul Oehmler, current president of the Hutchinson Hose Company and a champion of the fire service across New York State, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.   His late father, Robert, served as president of Hutchinson Hose in 1969 and 1970. More...

Francis A. Stalteri, longtime insurance agent

Francis A. Stalteri, 79, of Snyder, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in Buffalo General Hospital.   Mr. Stalteri was born May 9, 1930, in North Tonawanda. He graduated from Little Seminary High School, St. More...

Herb E. Farmer, USC film professor emeritus

Dr. Herbert Emerson Farmer, 89, formerly of Buffalo, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.   Dr. Farmer was born March 31, 1920, in Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Williamsville Lions Club needs loan equipment More...

Lifestyles

Santa & friends

lace up for ice skating extravaganza

he Amherst Pepsi Center hosts hundreds of hockey games each year.   sometimes take a back seat to hockey. More...

Wishes for the Holidays

During this season of giving, we asked Amherst residents, both young and not so young, to tell us what they would wish for their community. Oh, if only wishes would come true, this could be the best holiday ever. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922.   Holiday Cards for ages 5 and up at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Theater

fri. 11 . The Snow Queen — Based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale and presented by the Theatre of Youth. Opens 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 and continues 2 & 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. More...

Performance

fri. 11-sun. 13 . Joyful and Triumphant — Performance by the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo; 885-2136. www.buffalouu.org; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Coca-Cola to be poured at town ice rink; new name to be determined

Town of Amherst skaters, residents and visitors will have only Coca-Cola with their ice. More...

Man, 20, arrested in three separate violations

A Sweet Home Road man has been charged with damaging a Little League baseball facility, a home burglary and sexual abuse.   Amherst police arrested Shane Pardee, 20, on Dec. More...

State’s e-STOP law removes sex offenders from Web sites

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo spoke at Williamsville South High School on Dec. 1 to discuss the issue of sex offenders on social networking sites and the state’s plan to stop them.   More...

Additional village taxpayer dollars awarded to Kuzon

Former Village Administrator Sally Kuzon could collect as much as $109,050 from Williamsville taxpayers upon the Village Board receiving a court order demanding it pay her $36,175 in addition to the $72,875 she previously received.   More...

Police search for stabbing suspects

A man is in stable condition at Erie County Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times in his home Monday night.   Amherst police reported that the victim, a 21-year-old male, was stabbed on East Summerset Drive at around 11:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

One party system in Albany a failure

Bee Editorial

The financial crisis that has gripped the Empire State for the past few years is about to get worse, as it may be unable to pay its bills and possibly face a drop in its bond rating. More...

Spindle items

• CARS MILLING AROUND — Does anyone at Mill Middle School take the bus? There were so many cars trying to get out of the parking lot Friday afternoon that I wondered how many students were actually on the buses. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Dec. 11, 1884   A horse owned by E.L. Martin ran away on Main Street in the village this morning. In front of Mrs. 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

Village holiday event a success

I would like to thank the Village of Williamsville and the countless volunteers who made this year’s tree lighting and caroling in Island Park a success. It was an enjoyable night, with the sounds and spirit of the holidays in the air.   More...

Education

Snyder residents place third in mock stock market competition

Sixty days of pressure-filled stock market trading would be enough to put many people on edge. Condense 60 days into 60 minutes, and even the most subdued will feel a noticeable increase in their heart rate. More...

Mount St. Mary Academy posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year: Grade 9 Alia Battaglia, Stephanie Collins, Madeline Eberhardt, Caillin Keefe, Kristen Knoll, Taylor McEachon, Melissa Patnella, More...

Honor Roll

St. Mary’s High School has named the following Amherst residents to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-10 school year: Alex Beilman, a senior; and Emily Beilman, a sophomore. More...

Sports

Talented Flames defend first wrestling division title in 30 years

For the first time in three decades, the Williamsville East wrestling team is the hunted instead of the hunter in ECIC Division II. More...

Lady Spartans’ hoops win tourney, Genovese named MVP

Clare Crowley knew what an honor it was to be invited to the Pastor-Cooper Tournament.   Ten years ago, she was the MVP of the tournament as a member of Mount Mercy. A decade later, she was the coach on the winning team.   More...

North hockey looks to end state playoff drought

Williamsville North hasn’t qualified for the large school state hockey playoffs since 2007, losing in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Large School finals in back-to-back years. More...

Business

Business News

Dash’s Markets raised nearly $5,200, in donations from customers, to benefit the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. More...

Daemen College’s Research & Information Commons receives gold LEED certification

Daemen College’s $15 million, 45,000-square-foot Research & Information Commons has received gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.   The LEED certification refers to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. More...

Buffalo Medical Group unveils digital radiation system

Buffalo Medical Group, PC, has acquired an Elekta Synergy all-digital radiation treatment system. More...