Weekly Feature



December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town approves no parking ban on Bywater Court

Following a request two months ago from the Williamsville Central School District and a recommendation by the Amherst Traffic Safety Board, the Town Board voted Monday to ban parking on Bywater Court during school hours.   More...

Thruway Authority: ‘We apologize’

The New York State Thruway Authority faces changes in the wake of a serious traffic jam during last week’s heavy snowfall.   More...

Local News

FATAL CRASH

FATAL CRASH — 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 child’s death, awaiting toxicology reports

Amherst police are still investigating the suspicious death of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found on the night of Nov. 30 in her mother’s home on Greengage Circle, between New and Hopkins roads. More...

Rath to sponsor HEAP outreach at Town Hall

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Williamsville, will sponsor a Home Energy Assistance Program outreach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Council Chambers at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Police Blotter

Sub order answered by 911

A complainant reported that he could see flames through a garage window at a residence on Concord Place. It was discovered that the resident was cooking his dinner inside the garage. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community needs to be more vigilant

Recently, someone in the Heathwood Road and Briarhurst Park area shot my cat with a metallic pellet. It happened on Sunday, Nov. 14. More...

Education

School News

St. Leo the Great School, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, has received a $750 math and science grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. The school was one of 4,000 schools across the nation to receive the grant. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Moses Insurance to hold weeklong food drive   More...

Lifestyles

'10 Great Dates'

Program helps couples revitalize their marriages

The first few weeks of dating a new person are heady with good feelings and fizzy with excitement about the future. After several years of marriage, however, it can be hard for many couples to even remember that feeling. More...

Lighting contest entry deadline approaches

The fourth annual Village of Williamsville holiday lighting contest deadline is Friday, Dec. 10. The judging will take place on Dec. 13 and 14, and the winner will be announced at a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at 7 p.m. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.   Junie B. Jones at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. For ages 5 and older.   More...

Business

Reflections on a tumultuous year

This year was a year of uncertainty in the marketplace and small businesses felt the impact of a shaking economy profoundly. More...

Gynecological practice now open in town

Buffalo Ob/Gyn has opened in its newly constructed office at 4575 Main St. in Amherst. The practice has four physician partners — all native to Buffalo — Drs. More...

Booth space available at mall’s Health Expo

Eastern Hills Mall will host the Here’s to Your Health Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22.   This family event will present area residents with health information from local businesses and organizations. More...

Police apprehend alleged suspect following chase

Following a foot chase and vehicle pursuit of an alleged burglary suspect on Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst police arrested a 52-year-old Buffalo man Tuesday. More...

Fire causes $125,000 damage to duplex

Williamsville firefighters responded at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday to extinguish a fire inside a two-family home in the Village. More...

Woman found dead in motel; man charged

Town of Tonawanda police detectives are not saying what caused the death of a woman found dead inside a Sheridan Drive motel room on Sunday morning, but a man has been charged in the case.   More...

African Violet Society cancels meeting

The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY has cancelled its December meeting. The meeting was to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Depew High School cafeteria. More...

Editorial

County budget should favor the majority

Bee Editorial

You don’t have to sit in the hot seat of Erie County Executive Chris Collins or be a county legislator to recognize the challenges that arise when planning a budget. More...

Spindle items

• DEVOTED READER — This week, I received what I feel to be the most polite letter to the editor that I have ever read.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Dec. 10, 1885   The praise service to have been given last Sunday evening at the Christian Church was postponed because of the storm until next Sunday evening. A hearty welcome will be given to all. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

For over 10 years, the Village of Williamsville Water Department has had unbilled water around 22 percent of what they purchased from the Erie County Water Authority. More...

Obituaries

George T. Marvin Sr., Buffalo firefighter, Army veteran

George T. Marvin Sr., 90, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at home.   Mr. Marvin was born July 22, 1920, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notice

Jacobs, Carol E., of Williamsville, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul. She is survived by her son, Paul Jr.; daughter, Amy Skonecki; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Sports

No losers in Williamsville’s inaugural varsity girls hockey game

Williamsville lost the inaugural Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation game to the Monsignor Martin Association, 5-1, last Wednesday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Rink 2, but there were no losers.   More...

Dream, becomes reality for Amherst-Sweet Home team

Ever since she was a freshman at Amherst Central, Abby Posner has been lobbying for a varsity girls ice hockey team. Now a senior, her dream has been realized.   More...

State title remains goal for North boys hockey

The Williamsville North Federation boys hockey team always aims for a large school state title and this year is no different.   “It always is,” said Spartans coach Bob Rosen. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 10 . The Sounds of the Season — Take a break from shopping and join The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus for a holiday concert. More...

Theater

thurs. 9 . A Totalitarian Christmas — Subversive Theatre presents Clinton Ours comedy twist on the usual yuletide routine. More...

Concerts

sat. 11 . Esperanza Spalding — Captivating jazz singer, just nominated for a “Best New Artist” Grammy Award, will perform music from her latest release Chamber Music Society, as part of the Great Performers series, 8 p.m. More...