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December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

EDIBLE ARCHITECTURE

EDIBLE ARCHITECTURE — Bob Sweeney makes final adjustments to his gingerbread re-creation of the Village of Williamsville Main Street businesses owned by his family. More...

Local News

Senior pastor looks to church’s future

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For the past two months, the Rev. Ethan Cole has been senior pastor of Calvary Episcopal Church, at 20 Milton St. in Williamsville. Installed as rector on Oct. 17, Cole, 31, said he is looking forward to the church’s future.   More...

Williamsville FD saves two victims of cardiac arrest

Williamsville firefighters successfully resuscitated a 65-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest Friday afternoon at the Off Track Betting parlor, 1042 Wehrle Drive.   More...

Reconstruction project complete on Maple Road

Erie County’s construction has been completed on Maple Road between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Corporate Parkway. The rehabilitation project was funded by federal stimulus dollars. More...

Police Blotter

Girls in ditch lob snowballs at passing vehicles

Monday, Dec. 6   • A motorist reported that a driver in a 2000 Dodge Ram cut in front of her vehicle twice before yelling obscenities at her on Harlem Road near Sheridan Drive. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village, town need volunteerism

I would like to humbly suggest that the Farmers Market on Spring Street amend its schedule to begin two weeks later to comply with the local growing season and end two weeks earlier to avoid the cold, wet, windy, unproductive end of October.   More...

Education

On the Campus

Two Amherst natives and current Denison University students are studying off-campus this semester. More...

Students place high at Latin competition

Amherst High School students and brothers Alex and Jack Quinlivan placed first in the Latin 1 Certamen by winning three out of four matches during the Dec. 4 competition. More...

Parents, administrators discuss elementary math textbook

Amherst schools

Discussions are heating up between administrators and parents about the “Math Investigations” second-edition elementary textbook used in the Amherst Central School District.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Northtowns Christian Women hold luncheon   More...

Sports

ECIC II title among goals for South girls bowling

Despite losing three of their top four bowlers from the “A” team, one of the team goals for Williamsville South girls bowling is to defend the ECIC Division II title. South finished 11-1 last year, sharing the crown with Sweet Home. More...

Amherst keglers look to keep improving

The Amherst Central boys bowling team went 6-6 in ECIC Division II last year, its best record in the tenure of now 14-year coach Jason Beckman. Keeping up the momentum in ECIC III is the goal.   More...

Lady Panthers loaded with talent, experience

Girls bowling

Sweet Home girls bowling coach Jim Russo is excited about the possibilities for this year’s team.   More...

Business

Silver Essence spa aims to relieve stress, muscle aches

Imagine lying down — completely relaxed — while hovering as if you are weightless.   Although this sounds more like outer space, you are actually floating — suspended in a dense solution of water and Epsom salt.   More...

WNY Dental Group welcomes partner doctors

Western New York Dental Group PC has announced the addition of five dentists to its partner group.   Drs. Kevin Apolito, William Crossetta, Joshua Hutter, Mara Mariani and Elizabeth May have joined the nine current partners in the group. More...

Events

Federal credit union awards scholarships   More...

Contributions to honor soldier’s life, family

Following the death of Army Spc. Blake Whipple — a Williamsville East graduate who died Nov. 5 in Afghanistan — Michelle Karnes and her daughter, Marykate, felt compelled to help not only his family but other soldiers as well. More...

Families, legislators urge enforcement of air safety provisions

Flight 3407 family members and area legislators are continuing to push for a quick implementation of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Extension Act of 2010, which was signed into law in August. More...

Editorial

Controversial budget cuts may be necessary

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

• A TREE FOR TWO — Last week, my girlfriend and I continued our annual tradition of having dinner at a restaurant and then picking out a Christmas tree.   It was a night out we had planned several weeks earlier. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Dec. 17, 1885   On New Year’s Day, at A. Besch’s saloon at Buffalo Plains, Mr. Adam Hinkley will raffle off his fine breech-loading shot gun. Tickets fifty cents. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Color me shocked when I saw the notice of violation on my mailbox from the Town of Amherst Refuse Control Department advising me of further legal action or possible fine if my violation wasn’t corrected. What was my horrible violation? More...

Obituaries

Alva R. Schwartz, WWII veteran

Alva R. Schwartz, 88, of Clarence, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.   Mr. Schwartz was born July 27, 1922, in the Township of Liberty, Iowa, and grew up on a farm there.   More...

Werner Huber, Elma councilman, Amherst teacher

Werner “Whitey” Huber, 71, of Elma, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a former Elma town councilman and longtime Amherst Middle School teacher.   He was born Feb. More...

Ulrich J. Baur, UB physics professor

Ulrich Johann Baur, 53, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, while on vacation with his wife, Yvonne, in the Virgin Islands.   Mr. Baur was a professor in the University at Buffalo’s Physics Department. More...

Lifestyles

Fan Fest

Hockey festival caters to visiting, local fans

Western New York hockey lovers will get a chance to be immersed in their sport of choice at the biggest hockey-themed festival ever to come to the region. The Hockey Towne USA Fan Fest will be held at the end of the month, from Monday, Dec. More...

Students offer Christmas concert in Amherst

“Boys with Flowers,” music students from Niagara University, will give a free Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Amherst Presbyterian Church, 151 S. Youngs Road. More...

Broadway Market’s holiday fair offers specialty goods

When it comes to shopping for food, Buffalonians have a lot of options. However, very few markets have been able to stay competitive while continuing to offer local specialty products. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 16 . It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play — Timeless Christmas tale as a live 1940s radio broadcast as adapted by Joe Landry with original music by Kevin Connors. More...

Special Events

fri. 17 . PraiseSong presents: “Praying Twice” Christmas Extravaganza — Join Fr. Bill Quinlivan, Norm Paolini and Gregg Prince for a “Praying Twice” reunion. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 16 . John Allen & Billy — 5 p.m., Nietzsc he’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 886-8539, www.nietzsches.com . Jony James Blues BandK — 9:30 p.m., Tudor Lounge, 335 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. 855-9643, www.tudorlounge.com fri. More...