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January 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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GREAT SKATES — Adrienne Luther skates with Tommy Jacobs during the “Skate for Carly’s” Saturday at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Local News

Association to hold programs for parents, students

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold two programs Thursday, Jan. More...

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DINNER IS SERVED — Maddie Ernle, 8, serves Sally Giordano of Amherst, during a spaghetti dinner Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. More...

Erie 1 BOCES to offer New Visions seminar

Erie 1 BOCES is seeking college bound high school juniors interested in a medical or legal career to participate in a yearlong internship.  Anyone interested should attend Erie 1 BOCES New Visions Information Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Sound of snowplow reported as shots

Monday, Jan. 3    A resident of Harlem Road reported that his neighbor’s dogs were outside barking for several hours and the noise was disrupting area residents. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support legislation to protect pets

I fully support the legislation to ban puppies from being sold at pet stores. More...

County legislator creates solutions

Given the disharmony recently attributed to our county government, I feel fortunate to be represented by an individual who has quietly and efficiently worked toward accomplishing what he was elected to do.   More...

Like predecessors, Lee not always fair

For the past two years, I have read with great interest the newspaper articles about, and those written by, Rep. (Chris) Lee. Also, I have read all of his literature sent to my home. More...

Education

Amherst Central Middle School posts honor roll students

The following is a list of students named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year at Amherst Central Middle School:  Grade Eight  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Embroiderers’ Guild holds meetings   The Buffalo Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road. More...

Lifestyles

'Richter Fest'

Festival benefits scholarship fund for performing arts students

The late Geoff Richter, the much-loved Williamsville North High School music teacher who dabbled in most all things musical, will now be remembered through the legacy left by a scholarship fund in his name. More...

Planetarium show Friday

The Williamsville North planetarium will hold a free show at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at 1595 Hopkins Road. The show is titled “Galaxies” and incorporates photography from observatories around the world. More...

Library News

All branches will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required. Call 689-4922.  More...

Business

Ruzzine’s Rock Bottom Eatery owner whips up meals from scratch

After working in the fine dining industry for years, Alex Ruzzine decided to open an affordable family restaurant in 2003.  He’s the owner of Ruzzine’s Rock Bottom Eatery, located at 6261 Transit Road, East Amherst, where his goal is More...

Rite Aid encourages weight loss with inspiration from ‘The Biggest Loser’

To help and encourage healthy weight loss in the New Year, Rite Aid is teaming up with BL Body, a collection of shapewear available exclusively in stores at Rite Aid, on a sweepstakes with a first-prize trip for two to the Biggest Loser Ranch in Los More...

University Pediatric Dentistry opens new office

The final space in the former Evangel Assembly of God church at Maple and Ayer roads has been leased to University Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.  The newly redeveloped building is anchored by the Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care, which opened it More...

Williamsville Schools superintendent to retire

Board begins search for Smith's successor

After seven years as superintendent of the Williamsville Central School District, Howard Smith will be retiring effective Aug. 1. More...

Auditors unveil village financial report

by KATE MOCKLER Reporter   During their first meeting of 2011, members of the Williamsville Village Board heard a report from their auditor regarding the village’s financial statements.  More...

Editorial

Dissent shouldn’t divide us as a people

Bee Editorial

Sometimes, it unfortunately takes a tragedy in order to get people talking about things that should have been addressed a long time ago.  More...

Spindle items

THE MUSIC SCENE — Last week, East Aurora Editor Paul Olczak and I were able to interview a local musician who recently had a line of guitars named in his honor. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 14, 1886   This issue of The Amherst Bee is printed in our new office. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Now that a new year is here, let’s all wake up and start driving with some brains. When it’s snowing, slow down. Wipe the snow off your windshield and mirrors. More...

Obituaries

Richard F. Oates Sr., former GM supervisor

Richard. F. Oates Sr., 70, of Clarence, died Saturday,  Jan. 1, 2011.  Mr. Oates was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Buffalo. He was an Army veteran and a member of American  Legion Post 264.  For 30 years, Mr. More...

Gloria M. Larson, elementary teacher, Army veteran

Gloria M. Larson (nee Marong), 87, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a short illness.  Mrs. Larson was born July 29, 1924, in Buffalo. More...

Rose A. Griffin, nurse anesthesiologist

Rose A. Griffin (nee Herzing), 95, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Mary of the Angels  Convent.  Mrs. Griffin was born April 16, 1915, in St. Mary’s,  Pa. More...

Sports

Pre-meet dive decision contributes to North win

Boys swimming

A pre-meet decision concerning the level at which the divers would compete may have been a contributing factor in the Williamsville North boys swim team’s 56-46 home win over Clarence on Tuesday, Jan. 4.  More...

Sweet Home girls bowling defeats South

Led by Charlene Cinelli, the Sweet Home girls bowling team defeated Williamsville South, 5-2, on Monday, Jan. 3 at Manor II Lanes.  Cinelli rolled a 579 set, including a 220 in the final game. Kaylee Kaminski added a 216 game and 558 set. More...

Travel baseball registration set

The West Seneca Youth Baseball program is holding registration for for all divisions of its travel programs at the Kiwanis Youth Center in Centennial Park, 50 Legion Parkway in West Seneca, on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

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Snowshoeing 101

Learn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided walk along the trails, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

sat. 15 . Soheila Esfahani & Hye Yeon Nam — Esfahani is an Iranian transplant to Canada who works with traditional Persian script within a modern composition. Nam is a digital media artist working with audio/video/robotics. More...