Weekly Feature



April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Railway Society ‘Caboose Affair’ deemed success

The Western New York Railway Historical Society’s ‘Caboose Aff a i r, ’ held on April 16, seems to have met its fundraising goal, trustee Tom Stackhouse said.   More...

Williamsville East student places in singing competition

When Marisa Borrello began vocal training several years ago, she knew she wanted to be a professional singer.   She recently had her chance when she auditioned for Buffalo Philharmonic Idol and placed seventh.   More...

Board passes budget, reviews projects

Village of Williamsville

The Village Board unanimously passed the water, sewer and overall budgets for the 2010-11 fiscal year Monday night. And for the first time in several months, Mayor Mary Lowther was able to attend the meeting.   More...

Glen Park Joint Board extends deadline for contest entries

The Glen Park Joint Board has extended until June 30 the deadline for submitting entries to its Best Glen Park Photographs contest. More...

Photo

MUD MANIA — As his teammates watch, Eric Argientieri attempts to bump the volleyball over the net during the 26th annual Oozefest Saturday at the University at Buffalo. More...

Local News

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BLOSSOMING — Peter Warn, Mike Procknal and Lois Schriver examine fully bloomed daffodils on Thursday in Amherst State Park. More...

Community News

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Cheektowaga, Clarence, Ken-Ton and Lancaster Chambers, will host a luncheon with Sen. Charles Schumer at noon Monday, May 10, at Samuel’s Grande Manor 8750 Main St., Clarence.   More...

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PLANT A TREE — Richard Sweeney, of the Village Tree Board, and Dan Christler, choose a Douglas Fir sapling for Kandace Lombard Saturday during Earth Day celebrations in front of the Williamsvill More...

Police Blotter

Resident requests police assistance in setting animal trap

(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, April 19   More...

Letters to the Editor

Dissolution takes away village’s past

The village is my home. After working for 25 years in downtown Rochester and then Lake Placid, I was truly welcomed back on my return by neighbors and friends. More...

Bee policy on elections

Bee Group Newspapers will not publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard calls or non-news stories on candidates or issues involved in the May 18 school board elections and budget votes after the May 5 and 6 editions. More...

Education

On the Campus

Max Collins of Snyder has received the Stanford Lipsey Journalism Award for multi-media reporting as well as the Ken Fink Award in photojournalism for his work with the Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. More...

Williamsville Schools’ bond rating upgraded to Aa1

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Williamsville Central School District’s bond rating to Aa1, which designates it as one of the highest rated schools in the state. More...

Casey Middle posts honor roll students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade Eight   More...

Sports

Gronkowski brothers join NFL ranks

Patriots, Cowboys select former Williamsville North football players

It was a good weekend for the Gronkowski family.   Rob Gronkowski was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft Friday night. More...

North grad McDuffie takes over East football

A former football standout at Williamsville North has taken over the coaching reigns at Williamsville East. More...

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, April 20 Girls lacrosse: Irondequoit def. Amherst, 16-12 Wednesday, April 21 Girls lacrosse: Nardin def. Sacred Heart, 11-6 Softball: Sacred Heart def. Nichols, 16-12 Girls tennis: Buffalo Seminary def. More...

Business

Butterfly Kisses Childcare offers wide range of programs

After teaching seventh-grade students at a Catholic school for several years, Leah Valentine decided she wanted to help children in a different capacity. More...

Chamber Awards ceremony to be held May 21

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Small Business Award Luncheon at noon Friday, May 21, at Classics V Banquet Facility, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Westwood opens restaurant to public

Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, recently opened Windows on the Green, a restaurant and banquet facility at the Club, to the public. More...

Village Study Group to meet Sunday afternoon

The Williamsville Citizens Study Group will hold a public meeting from 3 to 4 p.m Sunday, May 2, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street. More...

Print Subscribers get FREE online access

Subscriber Self Service now available

This new Self Service Manager allows readers not only start a new subscription online but also manage an existing subscription. More...

Date set on Campbell rezoning

The Town Board has set decision dates on rezoning proposals for two projects — one involving the construction of one-story patio homes and the other a two-story apartment complex. More...

Shutout

Williamsville South’s Kyle Plimpton winds up for a pitch en route to the Lady Billies’ 4-0 victory over Starpoint on Monday. Photo by Tim Frenz Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

County, Town to hold ‘Hazardous Waste Day’

The Erie County and Town of Amherst Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Erie Community College North Campus.   Participants are asked to enter the college from Wehrle Drive, near Youngs Road. More...

State Police to have new facility along Thruway

by MATT KRUEGER Cheektowaga Editor   State troopers who police the New York State Thruway in the Buffalo area will operate out of a new facility next year, once the Thruway Authority finishes construction on a 14,000-square foot zone headqua More...

Four groups join Coalition for Community Building

Four area business organizations have joined the Coalition for Community Building, a group that has retained lobbying consultant Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates to monitor economic development policies being pitched at the state level t More...

Editorial

Town needs more discussion, less consent agenda

Bee Editorial

During the public expression portion of Monday’s Town Board meeting, several residents commented negatively on the council’s use of a consent agenda. More...

Spindle items

• MY BACK PAGES — Several weeks ago, I won two tickets to a concert by former Byrds lead singer Roger McGuinn at Buffalo State College, which is my alma mater.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   April 23, 1885   The stock farm of J. Beier Jr. has a splendid list of fine animals at prices so reasonable that patrons cannot fail to be pleased. 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

Theodore A. Felber, Sr., part-owner of Felber Construction

Theodore A. Felber Sr., 81, of East Amherst, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Naples, Fla.   Mr. Felber was born in Buffalo. He graduated from Pine Hill High School in 1946 and attended the University at Buffalo. More...

Dr. Bong Hee Sung, professor at UB, United Methodist pastor

Dr. Bong Hee Sung, 62, of Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.   Dr. Sung was born May 3, 1947, in South Korea. She graduated from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. More...

Edith L. Jacobs, retired teacher

Edith Loretta Jacobs (nee Jaeger), 95, of Amherst, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at her home after a short illness.   She was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI to hold family support group   Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Call 832-4035 . More...

Lifestyles

MOMS Club

Providing support to stay-at-home moms

Any stay-at-home mom knows those days when the children are crying, the house is a mess, no one’s around and she just needs someone there to offer support. More...

Davidson-Kaplan

Bette and Dr. David Davidson of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Rachel Ann Davidson, to Richard Brian Kaplan, son of Joan and Dr. Robert Kaplan of Cherry Hill, N.J.   More...

Amherst resident brings fashion forward

If five years ago, you had asked Williamsville North graduate Brittany Chonka what she thought she’d be doing today, she probably would have said “applying to medical schools and studying for the MCAT exams.”   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30 . Chicken Barbecue — The Park School will host a fundraising Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 30 at the Park School’s Rich Family Activity Center, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring fun outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Theater

sat. 29 . Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage — World premiere of L. Don S wartz’s comedy starring Joann V. Mis and Debby Koszelak-Swartz under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28 and continues 8 p.m. More...