Weekly Feature



December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MERRY AND BRIGHT

MERRY AND BRIGHT — With lighted reindeer, gift boxes and several Christmas trees, decorations adorn this Siegfried Drive home on Monday. More...

Local News

Green to retire as assistant police chief

After more than 27 years of duty, Assistant Police Chief Timothy M. Green will retire effective Thursday, Dec. 23.   Green was sworn in as a patrolman with the Amherst Police Department on July 25, 1983, and quickly rose through the ranks. More...

Farrell delivers address during conference

Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell recently delivered a keynote address to the Fifth Biennial Conference on Gambling sponsored by the European Association for the Study of Gambling in Vienna, Austria. More...

Mattar, Designated Drivers partner to offer transportation

William Mattar Law Offices and Designated Drivers of Buffalo will be partnering for the third annual Safe and Sober Ride Home Program on New Year’s Day. More...

Police Blotter

Man removes toy train from grocery store display

Monday, Dec. 13   • A resident of South Forest Road reported finding a window of his home that was open by about 5 inches. The resident said nothing was removed from the home and nothing was damaged.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Increased traffic control necessary

Last week, during morning rush hour on Main Street at the corner of Mill Street, I witnessed a sport utility vehicle traveling west on Main cut into the parking lane at a very imprudent speed to make a right on red without stopping before the crossw More...

Education

Mill Middle School names honor roll students

The following Mill Middle School students were named to the honor roll in the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:   Grade Eight   More...

St. Gregory the Great posts honor roll students

The following Amherst students were named to the honor roll for the first trimester of the 2010-11 academic year at St. Gregory the Great School:   More...

St. Benedict’s lists honor recipients

The following students at St. More...

Sports

Success leads to increased roster numbers for Sweet Home

Indoor track and field

For the first time in years, the Sweet Home boys and girls indoor track teams are taking two buses to a meet. More...

North girls not short on experience

There are a lot of experienced members of the Williamsville North varsity girls indoor track and field team, so many that coach Julian Blake is not naming captains because he has so many possible girls who could be leaders.   More...

Goals remain the same for Amherst track, field

Coach Robert LeFauve said the goals of the Amherst Central indoor track and field program remain essentially the same: training kids for spring seasons, including sports other than track, and providing a setting for individual growth, achievement an More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing now-December 30 . Artful Gifts — On display through Thursday, Dec. 30 at Art Dialogue Gallery, 1 Linwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 885-2251, www. wnyag. com . Art for the Holidays — On display through Thursday, Dec. More...

Holiday

sun. 26 . Living Nativity — Walk through event of the journey to Bethlehem, features live animals, Children’s Choir of Angels and more, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 250 St. More...

Literature

thurs. 23 .Spit at Spot Coffee — Poetry open mic hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Town Board places five-year restriction on Hopkins-Klein rezoning

Following a request by Key Bank, the Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved a five-year restriction on rezoning of the property the company is acquiring at 804 Hopkins Road, at Klein Road. More...

Holidays affect local government operations

Williamsville Village Hall will close at noon Thursday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 30, and remain closed until the following Monday. Amherst Town Hall will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 30. More...

Editorial

Goodwill of holiday season should be evident all year

Bee Editorial

The holidays are a time for us to reflect upon what we have accomplished throughout the past year. They also provide us with an opportunity to set our goals for the coming year. More...

Spindle items

• HERE WE GO A-CAROLING — When I was in high school, I was enrolled in several choral-based classes. To this day, I wonder how I managed to make it through four years of high school chorus without much singing talent. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Dec. 24, 1885   The annual Christmas gathering of the Christian Church Sunday school will be held to-night at the church. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was floored when I read today that the Williamsville Village intends to sell the old mill to Iskalo. It isn’t theirs to give. More...

Obituaries

Edward H. Rausch, engineer, World War II veteran

Edward H. Rausch, 88, of Akron, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst.   Mr. Rausch was born July 16, 1922, in Buffalo. He graduated from Technical High School. More...

William L. Miethaner, microbiologist

William L. Miethaner, 76, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the Beechwood Nursing Home in Getzville.   He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo.   More...

Donald J. Perry, president of Tonawanda Jaycees

Donald J. Perry, 67, of Eggertsville, who served as president of the Tonawanda Jaycees, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in St. Francis Nursing Home, Williamsville, after a brief battle with brain cancer.   More...

Lifestyles

O Christmas Tree:

Spoth Farms offers holiday greenery

From Charlie Brown’s famous tiny tree to the Griswold family’s chipmunk disaster in “Christmas Vacation,” getting a live tree has long been an integral part of Christmas. More...

Winter Open Gym slated at Clearfield

A Winter Open Gym program will be held from noon to 4 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 30. The program on Dec. 30 will also feature New Year’s crafts. More...

Music students offer Christmas gift to church, community

They met at Mill Middle School, where they played together in the band. They bonded over their musical talents and ambitions and enjoyed a strong friendship when they graduated from Williamsville South earlier this year.   More...

Business

D’Avolio honors family traditions with culinary oils, vinegars

As a way to honor generations of his family’s homemade Italian food, Dan Gagliardo recently opened three stores where he sells olive oils and vinegars that may be used when cooking. More...

WorryFree focuses on home comfort

WorryFree Home Comfort Inc. is focused on helping people feel comfortable in their homes. The company provides heating, cooling and air quality services and products.   More...

Events

SCORE to host marketing, sales event   More...