Weekly Feature



November 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home beats South

Sweet Home’s George Eremioinkhale (75) and Williamsville South’s Joe Licata, top photo, exchange a post-game handshake following Sweet Home’s 48-15 win over South in the Section VI C More...

Amherst, Williamsville highlighted in legislator’s tour

Legislator Ed Rath highlighted several destinations in Amherst and Williamsville during a tour with Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau President Dottie Gallagher-Cohen last week. More...

WORDS OF WISDOM

WORDS OF WISDOM — Lynn Eib, a 20-year survivor of stage three colon cancer and author, spoke during a morning seminar on Saturday at The Chapel at Crosspoint in Getzville. More...

Local News

County creates law to assist searches for Alzheimer’s patients

The creation of a new local law, titled, “Erie County Silver Alert System” was unanimously approved by the Erie County Legislature during its Nov. 4 session. Sponsored by Legislator Edward A. More...

LOOKING FOR A HOME

LOOKING FOR A HOME — Patricia Rusbridge holds Tammy while Brenda Fischer shows Timmy during a pet adoption event Saturday at Treats Unleased, 3057 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Student attends national conference

Michael Schwartz, a senior at Williamsville East High School, attended the National Young Leaders Conference from Nov. 2 to 7 in Washington, D.C.   More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds bicycle behind garage

(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, Nov. 1   More...

Man accused of possessing stolen vehicle

New York State troopers based   in Clarence were patrolling Main   Street in the Town of Clarence at X 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Kenneth Schwert, self-employed dentist

Dr. Kenneth Schwert, 89, of Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Erie County Medical Center.   Dr. Schwert was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Buffalo. He graduated from Canisius College and the University at Buffalo Dental School in 1944. More...

Rev. Dr. Carl A. Viehe, longtime minister

The Rev. Dr. Carl Armin Viehe, 93, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in St. Joseph, Mich.   The Rev. Dr. Viehe was born May 29, 1917, in Cincinnati and grew up in Hamburg. More...

Rosario L. Runfola, attorney

Rosario L. Runfola, 87, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood.   Mr. Runfola was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Buffalo. He graduated from Lafayette High School and the University at Buffalo Law School. More...

Lifestyles

'I'll be Home for Christmas'

WNY organization helps military families stay connected during holidays

Military members are often stationed far away from their families, and their line of duty often means they cannot come home for holidays such as Christmas. More...

Fall Family Fest planned at Harlem Road Center

The Amherst Youth and Rec Department will hold a fall family fest on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder. The event will feature crafts, gym activities, face painting, raffles, pizza and a bake sale. More...

Writer Catherine Gildiner recalls 1960s’ Amherst

“He swung into a suburban housing development with a sign that read Kingsgate Village, and then onto Pearce Drive. ... In front of us was a tiny green clapboard bungalow with pink trim. More...

Services scheduled for soldier killed in action

Calling hours for Army Spc. Blake D. Whipple will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Amigone Funeral Home Inc., 5200 Sheridan Drive, at the corner of Hopkins Road. More...

Flags flying at half-staff for East grad

An Army soldier and graduate of Williamsville East High School was killed Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, after being wounded by the detonation of an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.   Spc. Blake D. More...

Student arrested for alleged threat at Transit Middle

Amherst police on Monday arrested a teenager who allegedly wrote a threatening message in a bathroom at Transit Middle School.   The incident, which occurred Oct. More...

Village Board finds leaks in report for water consolidation

High water rates have been a major issue in the village. At Monday’s meeting, the Village Board heard another presentation from engineering firm CRA on consolidation with the Erie County Water Authority. More...

Budget forecasted with poor outlook

Amherst Schools

Amherst School District Business Administrator Melanie Conley presented a preliminary three-year budget forecast at the Nov. 2 School Board meeting, and the future looks pretty grim. More...

Work begins on Legislature downsizing

With last week’s overwhelming vote to downsize the Erie County Legislature, the process to reduce the seats from 15 to 11 is about to begin.   But it’s a complex, multi-step procedure. More...

Editorial

Downsizing means town must run more efficiently

Bee Editorial

With 71 percent of voters in the Nov. 2 election in favor of downsizing the Town Board from six to four members, the council will soon have to find a way to run a town of approximately 115,000 people with fewer resources. More...

Spindle items

• IN REMEMBRANCE — The Bee is deeply saddened by the loss of Army Spc. Blake Whipple, who died Friday in Afghanistan. The 21-year-old Williamsville East graduate paid the ultimate price to preserve our nation’s freedom.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 12, 1885   Mr. Geo. F. Heim of Getzville has repaired his hay scales. They are as good as new and weigh to the ounce now.   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

What should village be doing now?

Now that we voted overwhelmingly to save the Village of Williamsville, the new question is where do we want the village to go and what do we want the Village Board to do?   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Olmsted program slated at Canterbury Woods at Canterbury Woods More...

Sports

Big second half leads to Panthers’ rout over South

Sweet Home claims fourth straight Class A title, win streak hits 36

The Sweet Home football team keeps rolling. More...

Lady Spartans soccer advances on penalty kicks

Williamsville North, Kenmore West share Class AA crown

Williamsville North needed penalty kicks to earn a share of the Section VI Class AA girls soccer title.   More...

Spartans’ volleyball lose momentum at Frontier

Eighth-seeded Williamsville North had some early momentum on top-seed Frontier in the teams’ Section VI Class A boys volleyball quarterfinal match last Wednesday but once the Spartans lost it, they could not recover. More...

Business

Great Clips focuses on convenience, customer service

At Great Clips, there is no need to schedule a haircut weeks in advance or spend much time in the waiting room.   More...

Anytime Fitness to offer member appreciation day in honor of first anniversary

One year ago, Anytime Fitness opened in a long-vacant storefront across from Williamsville North High School. Now, Anytime Fitness is celebrating its one-year anniversary and gearing up for the early December launch of a location at 477 S. More...

Chamber to hold event at Kitchen World

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Kitchen World will host a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Kitchen World, 7370 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 11 - sun. 5 . Murder Squared — A Murder Martini with a Hitchcock Twist written by Gary Earl Ross, and directed by Matthew LaChiusa and Lorna Hill. Thursday, Opens Thursday, Nov. 11 and continues through Sunday, Dec. More...

Art

thurs. 11 . ELAB Art Lab — Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo present a monthly artists show and tell event open to all art and artists, 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at 464 Gallery, 464 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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