Weekly Feature



February 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Calls for police services rise through decade — serious crime reports stabilized

A decrease in reported serious crimes in some sections of Amherst could be attributed to increased community policing. More...

DAD BACK IN SCHOOL

DAD BACK IN SCHOOL — Jerry Fritz works on a rocket with St. Gregory the Great fifth-grade students as part of the Dad’s Doing Science with Students activity. More...

Employee tied up during robbery

Amherst police detectives are searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at Bucks for Books.   The robbery took place at 4:25 p.m. Friday at the business, 1325 Millersport Highway. More...

WOW

WOW — Smallwood Drive Elementary School’s Family Fun Night featured Nels Cremean, right, who is visibly shocked by Smallwood dad Scott Lipa’s juggling skills. More...

Local News

Community News

Daniel Massing of Williamsville, Flotilla staff officer for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33, announced a safe boating class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. More...

Summer in February kicking off at Eastern Hills

Summer in February is returning to Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence, from Saturday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 21.   More...

Events will honor the life of Alison Des Forges

The celebrated one-woman play “Miracle in Rwanda,” which tells the story of a Rwandan woman who survived her country’s 1994 genocide, will be performed Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Brother doesn’t want to be bothered

Thursday, Feb. 4   • A complainant found a baggie filled with an unknown substance, that looked like seeds, on Eggert Road. Police reported the bag had two seeds and threw it away.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Female ice hockey player says thanks

Hi, my name is Melissa Goodman, and I am a seventh-grader at Sweet Home Middle School. More...

Understanding the dissolution law

When Kevin Gaughan announced that he would dissolve the Village of Williamsville, I asked the question, “What does that mean for me as a village resident?”   More...

Support air travel reform efforts

The tragic circumstances that led up to the ill-fated crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence a year ago this Feb. 12 are well known to everyone in Western New York. More...

Education

School News

Cal Pittner, a Williamsville North High School senior, has enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall 2010 semester. He was awarded an RIT Achievement Scholarship, and will major in game design and development. More...

UB’s Opportunity Advisory Council prepares community for success

The University at Buffalo’s plan for the future, UB 2020, not only addresses the growth of the university itself and its students but also now focuses on preparing the Buffalo community for the many job opportunities that will be provided thro More...

Daemen College president announces plans to retire

Martin J. Anisman, fourth president of Daemen College, has announced that he will leave the presidency of the college in spring 2011.   He began his tenure at Daemen in 1996, as the college approached its 50th anniversary.   More...

Lifestyles

Sweet Eats

Chocolatiers prepare for Valentine’s Day

Her tool is a lollypop stick. Her unofficial title: candy perfecter. More...

On Valentine’s Day, a tradition of thoughtfulness

Not too many high school seniors can say that they have a decade-long tradition. But the high school seniors in Snyder’s Girl Scout Troop 122 do. More...

Winter festival planned at Clearfield

The Amherst Recreation Department will hold a winter festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 11 . Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com . Chris Maloney — 9 p.m., The Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 11 .Internationally acclaimed tribute band The Music Box captures the original song list from Genesis’ 1976 album, “A Trick of the Tail,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Symphony

thurs. 11 .RendezBlue: Chance Operations — Music by John Cage as performed by the Buffalo State College Percussion Ensemble 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Republicans to close district offices

It’s a campaign promise that is being kept — the closing of Republican district offices. More...

Walk is tribute to crash victims

John Kausner plans to finish the journey his daughter Ellyce was unable to complete when Flight 3407 crashed. He will walk from the crash site to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga with others from the community. More...

Winterfest 2010

Katarina Mueller of Snyder, left, rides on a pony at Sunday’s annual Winterfest in Glen Park. More...

Senior director finds meaning in work

When careers become overwhelming most people want to get out of the office, but Pam Krawczyk doesn’t shy away from her work — she greets it.   More...

Village board considers zoning code change

With the final work session on the community plan in sight, the Williamsville Village Board began the next step in the planning process: a re-examination of the zoning code. More...

Amherst’s Got Talent finalists chosen, winner will be named March 13

Teens gathered at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst on Saturday in hopes of moving on to the next round of the second annual Amherst’s Got Talent competition.   More...

Editorial

One year after Flight 3407 crash, U.S. Senate must act

Bee Editorial

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 spent the past year fighting for your safety. Isn’t it time you returned the favor? More...

Spindle items

• NEW MUSEUM ITEM — I received a call from Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein’s office last week asking if I was interested in a humorous piece about a medical kit found in a closet. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Feb. 12, 1885   Mr. Al Sweitzer of Getzville is at present at home. He had been working in the planing mill that burned at Tonawanda.   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

Dr. Irineo Z. Gutierrez, longtime surgeon at Buffalo Veterans Medical Center

Dr. Irineo Z. Gutierrez, 78, of East Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.   More...

Scott M. Robinson, Yale University student

Scott Michael Robinson, 21, of East Amherst, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at home.   More...

Frances M. Donovan, retired Buffalo School teacher

Frances Mary Donovan, 62, of the Williamsville area, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Erie County Medical Center after a short illness.   Miss Donovan was born July 9, 1947, in Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

La Leche League to hold meeting The La Leche League of Amherst will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Family Chiropractic, 4017 Harlem Road, Amherst. Call 835-7504. More...

Sports

South sweeps Sweet Home on ‘Shell Strong’ night

Williamsville South completed a sweep of its ECIC Division II boys basketball rival Sweet Home last Friday, 65-61, but the night at Sweet Home belonged to a 9-year-old boy hundreds of miles away.   More...

Orpik: from Amherst hockey to Olympics

Brooks Orpik wasn’t originally born in Buffalo but when his name was called at the Winter Classic New Year’s Day as a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team, the voice on the loud speaker said from Amherst, N.Y. More...

Bee seeking former basketball all-stars

The Bee will be running its 25th edition of the All-Bee basketball teams at the end of March, and with this year being the 25th anniversary of the All-Bee basketball teams’ inception, we'd like to do an extra feature story this year updating wh More...

Business

Williamsville Business Association selects officers, celebrates quarter-century

For Realtor and Williamsville resident Richard A. Rich, life is cyclical. Twenty-five years ago, over a meal with friends at the Eagle House Restaurant, he co-founded an association of Williamsville businesspeople. More...

Future of Main Street Quality Markets uncertain after Tops bid accepted

Tops Friendly Markets, headquartered in Amherst, has completed the court-approved acquisition of a majority of Penn Traffic’s assets, including its 79 supermarkets throughout a four-state area.   More...

Hanna receives Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Joseph M. Hanna of Amherst, a partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP, received the 2010 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section.   More...