Weekly Feature



September 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Evening in the Village set for Saturday

The Williamsville Business Association will present its annual Evening in the Village from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.   This year’s event, which celebrates Main Street America, will honor the victims of the Sept. More...

Fire causes approximately $850K in damages to business

North Bailey and Brighton firefighters responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business last week to extinguish a fire that caused extensive damage to the structure and its contents.   At approximately 12:55 a.m. More...

Realty USA to benefit Cantalician Center

Realty USA will hold a fundraiser to benefit the programs at the Cantalician Center for Learning from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at The NOCO Pavilion, 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. More...

Authority zings Ying’s with liquor license revocation

Ying’s Wings and Things on Eggert Road will not be serving alcoholic beverages any time soon. More...

Local News

Assembly office to provide college loan guides

According to Assemblymember Jim Hayes, R-Williamsville, Amherst, the number of students using loans to attend college has been increasing in recent years. More...

Community News

Norman E. S. Greene of the Bouvier Partnership was named in the New York State Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition for September and October in the category of civil litigation defense. More...

BENEFIT

BENEFIT — Amber Shaikh and her daughter, Alina, view a formal Shalwar Kameez up for auction at a fundraiser for Pakistan's flood victims held Sunday evening at the ISNF Banquet Hall in Getzville More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s lawn furniture thrown in pool

(Editor’s 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, Aug. 30   More...

Police investigate burglaries, execute warrant

Amherst police are currently investigating two burglaries which occurred last week.   At approximately 3:50 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Membership tea planned for cystic health group   Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a membership tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

UB mounts Artpark retrospective

Artpark today is primarily a concert and theater venue. More...

Benefit for child planned for Sept. 11

“Dreams for Danny,” a benefit for Danny Mogavero, a local 5-year-old with ALD, a rare genetic disease affecting the brain, will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Banchetti’s Grove, 560 North French Road, Amherst. More...

Couple honeymoon in Montreal, Quebec City

Heather Dickerson married James Bonanno during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Buffalo. The Rev. Cynthia Lehman officiated. More...

Business

Padovano Concrete and Construction gets job done right the first time

When you want a home project done right the first time, Darrin Padovano, and owner of Padovano Concrete and Construction, says to give him a call. More...

Wilson Farms expands discount offers for AAA members

Wilson Farms has expanded its discount offers for AAA members to include its Fresh N’ Ready lunchtime menu consisting of freshly made subs, salads and sandwiches. More...

Vice president named in clinical services role

Catholic Health Home Care has named Estelle Brickner of Williamsville vice president of clinical services. More...

Schools begin with curriculum, technology updates

School districts across the town began their 2010-11 school year this week with some debuting updates to either curriculum or construction projects. More...

Primary will decide local, state party lines

Polls in Erie County will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at which time voters will decide races in the primary election.   There is one town race that will be on next week’s ballot. Richard A. Wojtowicz and Richard L. More...

First day of school

Nate, left, and Adan Brown watch for the arrival of their school bus Tuesday morning to take them to Forest Elementary School. Their dad, Ian, snapped photos. More...

Police arrest 19-year-old for alleged sex offenses

The Amherst Police Special Victims Unit on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old female suspected of allegedly committing sex offenses against a child who is less than 12 years old.   According to Detective Lt. More...

‘Dreams for Danny’ event planned for Saturday

“Dreams for Danny” will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Banchetti’s Grove, 560 North French Road, Amherst. More...

Town to extend park lands with two purchases

The Town Board at its meeting Tuesday was expected to approve the purchase of a 44-acre parcel of wetlands at 3015 Sweet Home Road near Nature View Park. More...

IN THE BAND

IN THE BAND — Williamsville Schools faculty members Chris McGinley and Steve Parisi perform at an academic year kick-off event for staff Wednesday in the auditorium at North High School. More...

Editorial

Don’t just vote the party line

Bee Editorial

Get out and vote. We start to hear that call at this time of year as primaries and the general election approach. Sometimes, however, it’s too easy to think that our civic responsibility starts and stops with voting. More...

Spindle items

• FACEBOOK FATE — After several years of denying people the opportunity to be my friend on Facebook.com, I finally succumbed to the hysteria the website has created.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Sept. 10, 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

Charles J. Funke, principal, area football chairman

Charles J. Funke, 67, of East Aurora, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.   Mr. More...

Sports

Talented North girls soccer team seeks identity

On paper, there might not be a better high school girls soccer team in the area than Williamsville North.   More...

Panthers tame Bulldogs, extend win streak to 27

Football

The Sweet Home football team continued its winning ways on Saturday.   Despite a swirling wind with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, the Panthers rolled up 276 yards of total offense and held Kenmore East to 98 yards in a 34-7 home win. More...

Lady Flames face challenge to continue winning success

Williamsville East’s accomplishments in girls soccer over the past decade are staggering. More...

Bee There

Classes

sat. 11 . Wood Carving Classes — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has announced its fall carving class schedule. Beginning Carving will be offered for four consecutive Saturdays from Sept. 11 to October 2 from 9:00 AM – No on . More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9 . Celebrate America — Show off your red, white and blue as the Variety Club benefit takes off with live music, barbecue, raffles, kids activities and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9 . After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Art

tues. 11 . Basic Digital SLR Photography — Class instructed by Alison Slein at C EPA ’s educational facility featuring a darkroom and digital lab. Class must be paid in full at time of registration. 10 a.m. More...