Weekly Feature



June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Village residents regret signing petition

If you live in the Village of Williamsville, chances are that you’ve received a visit in the past three months from someone carrying a petition regarding village dissolution. More...

Snapshot

Alanna Olear, left, and Nicole Woodward have their picture taken by Brian Palmer during the Sweet Home High School Senior Prom held Saturday at the Rich Renaissance Atrium in Buffalo. More...

Superintendent search continues for Sweet Home District

The Sweet Home Board of Education is continuing the search for a new superintendent to replace Geoffrey M. Hicks, who leaves July 1 to head the Arlington School District in Duchess County. More...

Prohibition of backpacks at high school reexamined

Amherst Schools

The prohibition of backpacks at Amherst High School was reintroduced at the June 1 Amherst School Board meeting.   The topic is one of seven recommendations made by the district’s safety committee. More...

Local News

Prescription drop-off planned for June 19

A prescription medication drop-off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Transit Road entrance of Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Conservatives endorse Ranzenhofer

The Erie County Conservative Committee has unanimously endorsedincumbent Mike Ranzenhofer for the 61st New York State Senate District.   More...

BLESSING

BLESSING — Rev. Robert Yetter, foreground, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Swormville, and Rev. Robert Zilliox, parochial vicar, bless the people with holy water during St. More...

Police Blotter

Man finds bat in drawer

(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 31   More...

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT: MAY 2010 FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT: MAY 2007

FIRE COMPANY NAME FIRES TOTAL ALARMS East Amherst Eggertsville Ellicott Creek Getzville Main-Transit North Amherst North Bailey Snyder Swormville Williamsville 11 3 14 11 8 3 More...

Obituaries

Janet Lester, village business owner, advocate

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, June 5, in SS. Peter and Paul Church for Janet M. Lester, past president of the Williamsville Business Association.   Mrs. More...

Dorothy M. Reu Tilley, former newspaper editor

Dorothy M. Reu Tilley (nee Moore), 89, formerly of Bowmansville, died suddenly on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.   Mrs. Reu Tilley was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Camden, S.C. More...

Patricia Dawson, longtime Lancaster elementary teacher

Patricia Dawson (nee Honeck), of Williamsville, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at her home after a long illness.   More...

Lifestyles

Renovating recess

Parents tackle school playgrounds

P laygrounds are almost always associated with elementary schools, but from the budgetary view of New York State,   swings, slides and monkey bars are considered extra expenditures. More...

Music on Main to be held at Main and Rock

Music on Main, sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association, will be held at Main and Rock Streets from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Rickey and the Continentals will perform. More...

Couple use black, white theme

Crystal Lynne Mailhot married Tyson Alexander Allgood during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at St. Thomas More Church in Henderson, Nev. The Rev. Robert T. Bolser officiated. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10 . Voices Ending Violence Fundraising Breakfast— Benefit for the Family Justice Center, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 558-5281 fri. 11 . More...

Art

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Tours

thurs. 10 . Chestnut Ridge Park — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 652-6190, 828-0282 fri. 11 . More...

BREAKING NEWS

Sweet Home expected to name new superintendent

Anthony J. Day is expected to be approved as the new Sweet Home Central School District superintendent by the board of education at its June 15 voting meeting. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Village Board to decide dissolution referendum date

A resolution to set a referendum date for village government dissolution will be decided at Monday’s Williamsville board meeting. More...

Study Group head shuns debate idea; calls for Gaughan to put plan on table

The petition has been submitted, the signatures will be verified by the weekend, and a vote on village dissolution will take place before the leaves fall from the trees.   More...

Youth, Recreation departments to merge

In a unanimous decision by the Amherst Town Board on Monday night, the Youth and Recreation departments will immediately begin the process of merging. More...

East graduate to tutor college-bound students in SATs

A Williamsville East graduate and college sophomore will have an opportunity to teach high school students this summer when she assists them with SAT preparation. More...

Vacation photo contest offers valuable prizes

Bee Group Newspapers is offering readers a chance to win valuable prizes just for taking a copy of their local newspaper with them on summer vacation. More...

KEEPING IT CLEAN

KEEPING IT CLEAN — Victoria D'Angelo, Vern Anderson, center, and Ed Stachura of the Williamsville Rotary Club lend a helping hand on Saturday to keep Glen Park neat. More...

Editorial

Time for town to join War of 1812 observances

Bee Editorial

The solemn observance of what some historians have called “America’s First Invasion” is close at hand, and we are pleased to note that Monday the Amherst Town Board created a War of 1812 Commemoration Committee. More...

•Spindle items

• SILVER JUBILEE — The Rev. Joseph W. Bayne recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   June 11, 1885   A lady guest of tender age arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Snyder a week ago last Friday with the intention of making it her permanent residence.   Mr. 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

Trustees appreciate police response

The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees wishes to publicly thank the Amherst Police Department for their answer to a call regarding a recent break-in at one of the buildings at the Williamsville Water Mill complex on E. Spring Street. More...

Maple Road property should be developed

As someone who lives in Western New York, I feel that something should be done about the issue concerning mixed-use development at the site of the old Buffalo Shooting Club on Maple Road.   More...

Community center would enhance town

As a resident of Western New York, particularly the Williamsville area, I am expressing my opinion regarding building a mixed-use community center on Maple Road at the site of the old gun club. More...

Sports

Amherst’s Fields repeats in 100, 200, 4x100 relay breaks section record

It was a historic weekend for the Amherst Central girls outdoor track and field team and Ashley Fields was a big part of it.   More...

Amherst softball wins first sectional title since 2001

After losing last year’s Section VI Class A final to West Seneca East, 6-1, winning the title this year was the goal for the Amherst Central softball team. Last Friday, they reached it.   More...

Lady Panthers’ track, field sends trio to states

Sweet Home senior Katie Niblock will have company when she goes to the state outdoor track meet on Friday and Saturday at Vestal High School, west of Binghamton.   More...

Business

Winning Smiles welcomes young patients

In business since 2006, Winning Smiles Dentistry is now celebrating the one-year anniversary of its current location, at 3476 Sheridan Drive.   More...

New energy program available for building owners

National Grid is expanding its energy efficiencyprogramsto assist owners of multi family residences in decreasing their energybillsand carbon footprints through the recently-approved Energy Wise Energy Efficiency Program.   More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold After Hours event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Dave Smith Ford, 4045 Transit Road, Clarence.   Special guest of the event will be Amherst Town Councilman Mark Manna.   More...