Weekly Feature



January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hip with the hoop

Riley Nyhlen, 8, of Amherst, practices her Hula-Hoop skills Friday during an open gym at the Clearfield Recreation Center. More...

Local News

Retired art teacher leveled field for disabled

by KATE MOCKLER SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Earle Holt doesn’t think there’s anything extraordinary about what he’s done. More...

Group sessions offered at ElderWood locations

ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood, 4459 Bailey Ave., Eggertsville, will hold its Alzheimer’s Support Group at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Belmont Housing receives grant from Bank of America

Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York has received a $100,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for the Belmont Housing Resource Center, Elizabeth Huckabone, Belmont president announced on Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor’s noisy car warrants call to police

Monday, Dec. 27   Police were called to a restaurant on Main Street after a female employee reportedly took $280 on Dec. 2 and refused to give it back. The employee had been terminated and was not on location.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Event provides excitement, tradition

Thanks to all those involved in the seventh annual Williamsville Holiday Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Jolly Boys on Dec. 28 and 29. More...

Town needs better focus on real issues

As a lifelong Amherst resident, I was a little shocked to read in a local newspaper that with all the problems the town is facing, one of my Town Board members, Mark Manna, is focusing on puppy sales from pet stores.   More...

Generosity brings forth holiday spirit

I would like to thank the Williamsville Fire Department, which has once again shown the true spirit of the season by escorting Santa through the neighborhoods on a fire truck.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Buffalo Clown Alley sets meeting   Buffalo Clown Alley will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Lifestyles

Overcoming dyslexia

The Gow School provides safe haven for students with learning disabilities

Dyslexia is a complex learning disability in which the thinker sees language in a disorganized fashion, hindering his or her reading comprehension.  More...

Dinner and movie planned for Sunday

The film “Singin’ in the Rain” will be shown at the Meeting House at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. The Meeting House is located at 5658 Main St. near Mill Street, Williamsville. More...

Library News

French Conversation Group will resume from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. The group will meet weekly at the same time.  More...

Business

Buffalo Trim keeps men looking sharp

Visit any thriving business district, and you’ll find many salons that cater to women. Whether they prefer a trendy, modern environment, or a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere, it’s easy for them to get what they want. More...

New owners take reins of Sweet Jenny’s

by KATE MOCKLER Reporter   More...

Chamber to hold networking event at Coca-Cola Field

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders will hold a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Town closer to sidewalk plowing

The Town Board voted unanimously during its Monday meeting to create a Sidewalk Snow Relief District Committee to relieve the snow removal burden from residents in specific areas of the town. More...

Meeting dates approved; six to be held in afternoon

The Town Board held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday, approving several changes to its Rules of Order as well as setting dates and times of its 2011 meetings — six of which will be held on Monday afternoons. More...

Editorial

Town Board shows further potential for 2011

Bee Editorial

In the past year, the Town Board has demonstrated its diligence in working together to end the fighting among its members and become a united council. More...

Spindle items

GOOD LUCK — This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Williamsville South graduate Chris Fenar, who will be cycling in the Tour d’Afrique. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 7, 1886  Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Dec. 31, 1885, by Rev. E.A. Pardee of Suspension Bridge, Mr. Daniel Smith of Suspension Bridge and Miss Emily A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have a business that requires that I keep receipts for income tax reporting, and the papers coming out of the registers are so flimsy that when you keep them in your wallet for a day or two, the numbers are all faded. More...

Obituaries

Charles H. V. Ebert, UB professor emeritus

Charles H.V. Ebert, 86, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. He was a distinguished teaching professor emeritus in geography at the University at Buffalo  More...

Barbara W. Rambuss, retired insurance agent

Barbara W. Rambuss, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of Williamsville, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at home with family. She was 85 years old.  Mrs. Rambuss was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Buffalo. More...

Kenneth Speich, WW II veteran, avid fisherman

Kenneth E. Speich, 83, of Orange City, Fla., formerly of Eggertsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.  Mr. Speich was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Eggertsville, where he lived until 1987. More...

Sports

South sets milestones, wins own hoops tourney

It took seven tries but the Williamsville South boys basketball team finally won its own hoops tournament.  Led by milestone performances by Phil Stasiak and Joe Licata, the Billies beat St. More...

East’s Cohen named most outstanding wrestler

Dylan Cohen continues to be a force on the wrestling mat.  The Williamsville East junior improved to 16-0 by winning the 125-pound weight class to earn the Ron Tatar Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the 37th annual Joe Shifflet Sweet Home Invi More...

North hockey takes tourney consolation game

The Williamsville North Federation boys hockey team’s first trip to the Massena Christmas Classic was a mixed bag of results.  More...

Entertainment

Art

sat. 8 . Masterstrokes — Featuring a collection of paintings by master artist John Yerger and twenty of the artists, past and present, who have studied with him. On display through Friday, Jan. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan.  More...

Tours

thurs. 6. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve — Join the Foothills Trail Club for a 3-mile hike,meet in the parking lot, 10a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...