Weekly Feature



December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Village to review water study, interview Building Department candidates

The Williamsville Village Board continues to take steps toward the development of its own building inspection department, trustees stated at a recent meeting. More...

Williamsville kicks off holiday season

The holidays are an excellent time to get together, not just with family and friends, but also with the community as a whole.   On Saturday, Dec. More...

Local News

In 3-2 vote, smoking now restricted in Village parks

The Williamsville Village Board has voted 3-2 in favor of restricting smoking in the parks. More...

BOCES honors resident for 25 years of teaching

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

It takes a specific type of person to teach special education. Just ask Elizabeth A. Schreiber.   The Kenmore resident has spent the last 25 years working with students who learn on a different curve than the “average” student. More...

RE-CREATING MEMORIES

RE-CREATING MEMORIES — Hugh Neeson, left, of Amherst, walks alongside first-grader Elizabeth Weaver as she carries the American flag during the Winchester Elementary re-enactment parade along Ha More...

Police Blotter

Bird droppings mistaken for youth activity

A Newgate Road resident reported that an unknown suspect had dumped used car tires onto his property overnight. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature should focus on residents

As the county legislator for Williamsville and a section of Amherst, I take my responsibility as a local representative very seriously. During the Nov. More...

Math curriculum deserves evaluation

The Amherst School District has adopted an elementary math curriculum that self-identifies as a progressive, conceptual math curriculum. More...

Education

HELPING OTHERS

HELPING OTHERS — Forest Elementary school fourth graders Claire Syracuse, left, and Maria Gian help organize the school’s Sharing Basket on Tuesday. The food will be donated to St. More...

Will South students compete to redesign school store

It’s a competition modeled after the TV show, “The Apprentice,” but students in Michele Anzalone’s entrepreneurship class at Williamsville South High School are hoping to hear “Yo u ’re hired” at the Dec. More...

Sweet Home posts honor roll students

The following Sweet Home High School students received high honors for the first marking period of the 2010-11 academic year:   Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony Orchestra celebrates season with Canisius College Chorale

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra is giving its fans another way to celebrate the season with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.   More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.   We Like Peas at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 2 . Once Upon a Celtic Christmas — The holidays have an Irish lilt filled with stories, music, song and dance. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. More...

Holiday

fri. 3 . Holidays at the Hop — Holiday spectacular featuring Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps and Terry Buchwald, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org fri. 3-sun. More...

Special Events

fri. 3 . Christmas with Dana — A concert to benefit St. Lukes Mission of Mercy. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Road, Buffalo; $. More...

Collision claims life of 26-year-old woman

A 26-year-old woman died Thursday as a result of injuries suffered in an accident on Millersport Highway near Transit Road. More...

Police investigating death of 8-year-old child

Amherst police are currently investigating the suspicious death of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead Tuesday night in her mother’s home on Greengage Circle, between New and Hopkins roads. More...

Student’s recipe competing for culinary scholarship

Stephen Petrotto of Amherst has a suggestion for all those who tire of trying to finish their Thanksgiving leftovers.   He is a finalist in The Culinary Institute of America’s Top Turkey Scholarship Contest. More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• CLOTHING DRIVE — Elder- Wood Senior Care will host “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts,” a communitywide winter clothing drive benefiting the Salvation Army-Buffalo Area Services. More...

Republican Caucus took lead in county reforms

It was a very interesting year in the County Legislature. Along with typical political flops, there were many triumphs. More...

Messages for all in observance of Hanukkah

Bee Editorial

Hanukkah — the eight-day festival of light that begins Thursday, Dec. 2 — celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At a time when all we seem to hear about are complaints regarding town government, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Amherst highway workers for doing an exceptional job cleaning up the leaves in the Snyder area. Thank you again. More...

Obituaries

Roseanne Converse, elementary school teacher

Roseanne E. Converse (nee O’Herron), 71, of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, after a long illness.   Mrs. Converse was born May, 21, 1939, in Elmira, N.Y., and attended Elmira Free Academy. More...

Dennis P. Sweeney, longtime business owner

Dennis P. Sweeney, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at his home in Hazleton, Pa.   Born in Buffalo, Mr. Sweeney graduated from Williamsville East High School and earned a business degree from Niagara County Community College. More...

Death Notices

BRANDYS, Sarah M. (nee Elardo), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Michael, James and Richard; daughter, Mary Fiordaliso; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Grace Leone. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The Williamsville Art Society’s holiday show and art sale will be on display through Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Village Center Gallery, 5500 Main St., Williamsville. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Class A champion Billies return six of top seven

Boys hoops

A case can be made that the best high school boys basketball team in the area this year is Williamsville South. More...

Expectations high for ECIC I champion North girls

Williamsville North never advanced to a Section VI Class AA final in girls basketball until last winter. Going back and winning it is no doubt the goal for the co-ECIC Division I champions.   More...

Spartan boys return seven of top eight

With seven of the team’s top eight players returning, Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski is cautiously optimistic heading into the 2010-11 season.   More...

Business

Pumpkins specializes in customer service at children’s clothing boutique

Now in its 20th year of business, Pumpkins has been selling children’s contemporary fashions with a focus on providing the best possible customer service. More...

St. Luke’s Mission partners with Subway to bring gifts to children

Every year, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy helps more than 3,000 Western New York families during the holidays through donated gifts of food, clothing and toys. St. More...

Business News

Photos with Santa, available for purchase through Cherry Hill Photo, will be taken at Center Court Stage in front of Macy’s at   More...