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December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Collision claims life of Williamsville man

A head-on collision between two cars Sunday on Harlem Road near George Urban Boulevard in Cheektowaga ended in the fatality of a Williamsville man.   Kenneth G. More...

New law aims to protect police, emergency responders

A new driving law, the Move Over Act, will go into effect on Jan. 1. Its intent is to protect law enforcement and emergency response workers on the roads.   More...

Ford offers vans to nonprofits

The Ford Dealers of Western New York have announced that applications are now available for the Ford Friendship Express program.   Local nonprofit organizations looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1. More...

Police Blotter

Woman finds human waste on her porch

Monday, Dec. 20   • A resident of Nancy Lane reported discovering footprints near the outside of her home. The footprints led to an area on the back porch where an unknown person left a pile of human excrement. More...

Best of the Blotter

Be Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2010 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Obituaries

John H. Baiocco, artist

John H. Baiocco, 85, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Baiocco was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Buffalo and graduated from Burgard High School. He served in the Marine Corps and was a private first class. More...

William H. Merrill Jr., professional engineer

William H. Merrill, 88, of Amherst died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospice of Amherst.   Mr. Merrill was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Rochester. More...

Hildejane Bigwood, Red Cross volunteer

Hildejane Bigwood (nee Pederson), 89, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Lakewood Nursing Home in Hamburg.   Mrs. Bigwood was born June 16, 1921, in Cazenovia, N.Y. She attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse.   More...

Lifestyles

Glendale students use technology on journey of exploration, cooperation

What do you think of when you hear ‘elementary school teachers’ and ‘technology’? More...

Widow and widower support group to meet

New Beginnings for Widows and Widowers meets at 7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Father Cotter Hall, Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave. Kenmore. For information, call Connie at 691-3599. More...

Bride’s bouquet wrapped with mother’s rosary

Courtney Marie O’Neill married Ryan Kevin Cox during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at North Presbyterian Church in North Tonawanda. The Rev. Stuart C. Buisch officiated.   The bride is the daughter of Karen and E. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 30 . Christmas Spook Showy — 8 p.m., Club Diablo, 517 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 842-0666, www.clubdiablo.com . Scottillicious — 8 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

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Art

sun. 2 & mon. 3 . Lord Stanley’s Cup — The National Hockey League’s treasured trophy will be on view in conjunction with the Forty: The Sabres in the NHL exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. More...

Dissolution, downsizing top news in 2010

While the most notable topics of the year in Amherst and Williamsville were propositions to downsize the Town Board and dissolve village government, the underlying concern in both municipalities was cost savings.   More...

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON — Jilene VanOpdorp and Joel Decker perform during the Nine Lessons and Carols concert and Mass on Monday at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Make helping others your New Year’s resolution

Bee Editorial

It’s common to make resolutions at this time of year — to lose weight, to become more organized, to get out of debt. According to www.serve.gov, volunteering is a New Year’s resolution that remains popular. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY NEW YEAR — I hope that everyone has a very happy and safe New Year’s weekend. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Dec. 31, 1885   Messrs. Seymour, Human and Kable of Getzville returned home on Saturday from their trip to Canada, very much pleased with the wilds and hunting grounds of the Dominion country. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m responding to the person who was so shocked she had to move her garbage bin. She did not mention the bin was being placed in her neighbor’s yard. She was taping notes to the bin, saying do not move. More...

Letters to the Editor

Seating decision saves taxpayers

I am honored and would like to thank the many thousands of constituents that came out and voted for me for town councilman. More...

Education

Amherst Schools to go ‘Google’

The Amherst Central School District is going “Google.”   Switching from Microsoft Outlook to Google Apps for district e-mail is one of two main initiatives of the district’s technology committee presented at the Dec. More...

DIVING FOR DONATIONS

DIVING FOR DONATIONS — As he is watched by students and Assistant Principal Dean Mesi, left, Mill Middle School Principal Mike Calandra jumps into the pool on Thursday. More...

Sweet Home board members spar over Code of Conduct

The resolution failed to pass, but debate over it caused a rare moment of confrontation at the Dec. 21 meeting of the Sweet Home Board of Education.   More...

Sports

North Fed boys hockey beats St. Joe’s

T-shirts of several Williamsville North students in attendance for Thursday night’s North-St. Joe’s Federation boys hockey game said it all: “beat Joe’s”.   More...

Lady Billies earn first league victory of season

The Williamsville South girls basketball team played its most consistent game on offense and defense to pick up its first win this season in ECIC Division II.   More...

East boys hoops win sloppy at Starpoint

The Williamsville East boys basketball team hadn’t played in 12 days and it showed in their 49-32 road win last Wednesday at Starpoint.   More...

Business

New Image aims to help people look their best

When Sherri Arbabzadeh was developing her business, New Image Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Laser Center LLC, she traveled as far as Europe looking for equipment.   “I brought the best to Buffalo,” said Arbabzadeh. More...

Students participate in Univera health program

Second- and third-grade students from Heim Elementary School recently participated in Univera Healthcare’s Fun 2B Fit program, a school-based initiative encouraging children and their families to make healthier food choices. More...

Goodyear names head of manufacturing plant

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that Aaron Hildebrand of East Amherst has been appointed plant manager at the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd., manufacturing facility in Tonawanda.   More...