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March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Artist pays tribute to Native Americans

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Heidrun Vilz Heim has been on an artistic odyssey most of her adult life. A native of Germany who came to the United States with her family at age 10, she began oil painting as more of a hobby than as a means of expression.   More...

Dunn Tire donates to Haiti relief

Dunn Tire raised funds for relief work in Haiti by donating $5 for every tire sold between Jan. 16 and Feb. 14 to the earthquake disaster effort. More...

ON STAGE

ON STAGE — Amherst High School student and baritone saxophonist Steven Boyer was one of the performers Saturday during the 61st annual All-County Jazz Festival at the school. More...

Local News

Lee seeks to cap paper costs

Rep. Chris Lee, R-26th District, has introduced STOP the Over Printing Act, legislation to end the government’s practice of printing multiple copies of each piece of legislation for every sponsor and cosponsor of a bill, regardless of length. More...

Community News

Boy Scout Troop 457 recently donated $1,800 to St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. The Troop raised the funds from a pancake breakfast on Feb. 7.   More...

West Seneca contestant conquers more than just her junk food addiction

After trying every fad diet and yo-yoing from one size to another, Connie Morrow, the West Seneca West contestant, is changing her bad habits to better her health and fit into her coveted size 8 pants. More...

Police Blotter

Reported kissers flee scene

(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.)   Monday, March 8   More...

Letters to the Editor

Does dissolution suit the village?

If the plan to dissolve the Village of Williamsville comes to fruition, the village would be at Amherst’s mercy regarding all of its assets, which the town could sell to gain revenue.   More...

Education

Two board incumbents not seeking re-election

Williamsville School District

While the terms of three Williamsville School Board trustees will expire this year, two incumbents will not seek re-election. More...

School district offers kindergarten registration in March, April

Registration for students entering kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year will be held in March and April at the six Williamsville elementary schools.   Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Dosberg speaker series continues with editor Author and editor J.J. Goldberg will speak as part of the Dosberg Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Jewish Community Center Benderson Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. More...

Lifestyles

A journey of faith

From Amherst to Diriamba

Like any teenagers planning a spring break trip, a buzz of excitement surrounds them wherever they go. Several warnings from adults to keep their voices down quiet the group for a few minutes, until their energy can’t be contained any longer. More...

Wellness walk at mall scheduled for March 19

The Wellness Institute will host the third in a series of mall walks for seniors at 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 19, at the Boulevard Mall. The walk will begin from the food court and will feature healthy refreshments and a prize drawing. More...

Music scholarship winner selected

On Saturday, March 13, auditions were held for the Amherst Symphony Orchestra Friends Committee and Williamsville Rotary Club Scholarship. More...

Entertainment

Art

thurs. 18 . The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960 — Exhibition of work by Canada’s first avant-garde art movement. More...

Theater

thurs. 18 . Baby with the Bathwater — Niagara University Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s comedy under the direction of Gregory Fletcher, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturdays; and 2 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18 . 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, March. 18 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Personnel, field trips among proposed reductions

Amherst Schools

Personnel cuts and the elimination of school-funded field trips were among several proposed 2010-11 budget reductions the Amherst School Board discussed at the March 9 meeting.   More...

Second village dissolution meeting planned

The second public meeting of the Williamsville Citizens Study Group will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street in Williamsville.   More...

It’s over

Erik Hansen, left, and Joe Licata of Williamsville South tear up after the Billies lost to Section V’s Newark, 77-63, in the Class A boys basketball Far West Regional last Saturday at Buffalo St More...

Rath offers community outreach meetings

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, Williamsville, will host outreach meetings throughout the district to assist residents who have concerns about various county services.   More...

Williamsville district revises budget; cuts $2 million

Following last month’s request by the Williamsville School Board to reduce district spending, Superintendent Howard Smith presented more than $2 million in cuts to the district’s proposed 2010-11 budget. More...

Council unable to reach majority on stop sign proposal

A public hearing to consider installing a stop sign at the southeast corner of Frankhauser and West Maplemere roads ended Monday without a Town Board majority on the issue. More...

Editorial

School budgets should present worst-case scenario

Bee Editorial

Each year, it seems that school aid is reduced and then restored. School districts have grown accustomed to this vicious budgetary cycle. More...

Spindle items

• MAKING IT EASIER — While I was reading through my notes from last week’s Williamsville School Board meeting, I recalled useful information Superintendent Howard Smith discussed. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   March 19, 1885   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

Emilia M. Scurci, enjoyed cooking, sewing

Emilia M. Scurci (nee DiPasquale), 102, of Amherst, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the McAuley Residence in Tonawanda after a short illness.   Mrs. Scurci was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Abruzzi, Italy. More...

Edward Idzak, retired salesman

Edward Idzak, 82, a retired automobile salesman from Williamsville, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home in Reston, Va.   Mr. More...

Death Notices

ZEDER, Louise Ann (nee Rung), formerly of Williamsville, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. More...

Sports

Newark’s defense denies South offense

Class A Far West Regional

Williamsville South had beaten tons of teams this season by penetrating to the hoop and if that is covered, kicking it out for a three-point attempt. However, they never had to deal with a giant underneath the hoop.   More...

Billies’ milestones set

In arguably Williamsville South’s best boys basketball season ever, many milestones were reached. More...

East’s Allen places high at national track meet

Williamsville East sophomore Kala Allen placed second in the 400-meter dash in 58 seconds, third in the 200-meter dash in 25.7 seconds and fifth in the 60-meter dash in 8.1 seconds at the GaREAT American Scholastic Indoor National Championships this More...

Business

Amherst dentist uses new technology in dental procedures for patients

The area around the Buffalo Airport has long been known for being on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Evolution Dentistry is carrying on that tradition with the only independently operated cone beam CT scanner in the area. More...

Weinberg Campus debuts theater to community

The Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville, opened the Mitch Simon Movie Theater last week for residents of the facility. More...

Mall event shines spotlight on pet services

If you fancy a visit to the mall with your beloved cat or dog in tow, consider the Eastern Hills Mall’s Furry Friends Pet Expo. More...