Weekly Feature



May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Vandals admit actions at Village Board meeting

Recent vandalism at the Williamsville Water Mill was a primary topic at Monday’s Village Board meeting.   Last Tuesday, police responded to a break-in call at the red house associated with the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

INVESTIGATING

INVESTIGATING — Paul Simonian, Buffalo Fire Department fire marshal, investigates a mock crime scene Friday as part of police training exercises. More...

Lions receive service award

The Amherst Lions Club has won the top service award for Lions Clubs under 45 members in the Niagara District for the second straight year. More...

Amherst Middle School awarded $15,000 grant

Due to the state’s fiscal crisis, schools are looking for ways to raise money through private sources. More...

Hot Spot prepares Williamsville North students for future

Pretzels, slushies, cappucinos and more — a dedicated group of students meet the snacking needs of the faculty, staff and students at Williamsville North High School. At the same time, they’re preparing for their own future.   More...

Local News

Satellite DMV site opens in Northtown Plaza

A new satellite Department of Motor Vehicles office has opened at 3095A Sheridan Drive in the Northtown Plaza.   The office will replace the temporary City of Tonawanda and Sheridan-Parkside locations.   More...

Members sought for suggestion review group

Councilmember Jay Anderson is seeking three people with a business background to serve on the Employee Suggestion Review Committee. More...

EGGERTSVILLE HOSE

EGGERTSVILLE HOSE — The 102nd annual installation banquet of the Eggertsville Hose company was held Saturday evening. More...

Police Blotter

Woman finds snake in washing machine

(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, May 17   More...

Letters to the Editor

Trustee-elect looks forward to serving

To the Williamsville School District superintendent, board and community, thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support in my first bid for an elected position. More...

Sweet Home voters deserve recognition

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the voters of the Sweet Home Central School District for so strongly supporting the district budget and bus proposition last week, and for electing me once again to the Board of Education.   More...

Town garden walk welcomed by all

As an avid gardener who really enjoys my hobby, I was thrilled to see an article in a recent Amherst Bee that Amherst was going to finally have a garden walk. More...

Education

Heim Middle School posts third quarter honor roll students

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

Sacred Heart posts honor roll students

The following students from the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 academic year:   Grade 12   More...

On the Campus

Lindsay Bronnenkant, Laura Posner and Jason Scheff, have all been elected to academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. All are seniors at the University of Rochester. Bronnenkant is a graduate of Amherst High School. More...

Lifestyles

Snyder...

something to celebrate

W hen Michael Vallone bought his house in Snyder, he came across an old photograph of the home as he was moving in. The photograph sparked his curiosity   in the home’s history. More...

Dog wash planned to benefit Memory Walk

Emeritus Senior Living will hold a dog wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. The dog wash will take place on the corner of Bassett Road and St. More...

Schwartzmeyer- DaPolito

Colleen and Melvin Schwartzmeyer of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Schwartzmeyer, to Jason C. DaPolito, son of Trish and Steven DaPolito of Orchard Park.   More...

Business

Little Chic Boutique provides style at reasonable costs

The owners of the Little Chic Boutique, which opened in January, pride themselves in offering an array of designer clothing at a fraction of the original cost.   The consignment shop, at 414 Evans St. More...

Evans Garage is one-stop shop for repairs

Peter Evans knows all about cars and how they operate. He’s seen vehicles at their worst — after an accident — and at their best.   More...

Events

Paladino to speak at meeting of travel professionals   More...

Town Board, committees examine policies

Meeting time limits, banning take-home vehicles discussed

During its work session on Monday, the Town Board reviewed several policies, including its rules for take-home vehicles as well as discussing options for ending regular board meetings by 11 p.m.   More...

Memorial Day observances set for weekend

AMVETS Post 49 will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the veterans monument at Main Street and Bailey Avenue. More...

Rath to hold community outreach meetings

Legislator Edward A. Rath III, representing the 15th District in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville, will be hosting outreach meetings throughout the community. More...

Famed vocalist to join East Jazz Orchestra on stage

The Williamsville East Jazz Orchestra will present an evening with British vocalist Annie Ross and her pianist, Tardo Hammer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the school’s auditorium, 151 Paradise Road.   More...

Town voters approve school district budgets

While the results are still unofficial, voters approved the 2010-11 budgets for the three school districts in the Town of Amherst.   The following is a list of each district’s budget vote tallies as well as board election results. More...

WE SALUTE YOU

WE SALUTE YOU — Carl Lewis and Delores Butcher raise their beer steins in honor of the German Festival Saturday at the Amherst Museum. More...

Editorial

School boards, residents found common ground

Bee Editorial

While aid has been proposed to be cut by approximately $1.4 billion in school districts throughout the state, voters passed 92 percent of school budgets last week. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER CONCERTS — It seems that with every summer season that passes, my calendar becomes full of events more quickly than the previous year. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   May 28, 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

Ella N. Osterman, former director of Federation of Women’s Clubs

Ella Nora Osterman (nee Kenyon), 89, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 21, 2010, at her home after a short illness.   Mrs. Osterman was born July 10, 1920, in Artesia, Miss. More...

Edward V. Bulinski, NYS Thruway Authority toll collector

Edward V. Bulinski, 74, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Anne Arundel Hospital in Annapolis, Md., after a sudden illness.   Mr. Bulinski was born July 23, 1935, in Buffalo. More...

Dr. Marceline E. Jaques, retired rehabilitation counseling psychologist

Dr. Marceline E. Jaques, 89, of Amherst, died Sunday, May 16, at her home. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI family support group schedules meeting   More...

Sports

North dominates Sweet Home in B-1 semifinal

Girls lacrosse

Top-seed Williamsville North got scoring contributions from six different players in a 16-4 home win over fourth-seed Sweet Home in a Section VI Class B-1 semifinal last Thursday. More...

Lady Tigers clinch ECIC III softball title

Last year, Amherst split the ECIC Division III softball title with Depew but this year, it’s all theirs.   The Lady Tigers won on the road at Maryvale, 3-0, on Tuesday, May 18, to clinch the ECIC Division III title. More...

Lady Spartans’ softball wins share of division title

The Williamsville North varsity softball team defeated Jamestown, 10-1, last Wednesday at home to finish 12-2 in ECIC Division I and share first place with Clarence. It is their second division title in the last three years.   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 29 . West Seneca Flag Flying Ceremony — The West Seneca Boy Scouts will place American flags on more than 1,000 veterans’ graves in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 180 French Road, West Seneca, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. sun. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 23 . Heat Waves in a Swamp — Retrospective of Charles E. Burchfield’s work. Buffalo State College’s Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-6011, www.yournewburchfieldpenney. More...

Concerts

fri. 28 .The “Pressure [will] Drop” from the soothing vocals of reggae/ska masters Toots and the Maytals flow from the stage, 8 p.m. More...