Weekly Feature



January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘State of Town’ to be presented Jan. 28

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 28, at Classics V Banquet Facility, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Ellicott Creek Road. Registration for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Local News

Amherst resident chairs Olmsted Parks’ board of trustees

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A combination of factors led to Anne Harding Joyce’s passion for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.  More...

Legislative delegation unites to assist UB 2020

The Western New York Legislative Delegation on Friday said it would be submitting a letter to Gov. More...

Lee named co-chair of Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus

Rep. Chris Lee, R-26th District, was chosen to serve as a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus for the 112th Congress. Lee served as vice-chair during the 111th Congress.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Amherst supervisor Barry Weinstein and the Republican town board have really gone too far prohibiting free speech and the opportunity to speak at town board meetings. More...

Obituaries

William J. Flynn, State Supreme Court justice

Judge William J. Flynn Jr., 94, who served on the New York State Supreme Court, died Jan. 14, 2011, at Hospice Buffalo.  More...

Rose M. George, retired educator

Rose M. George, 88, of Clarence, died Friday, Jan.  14, 2011, at the Weinberg Campus in Amherst after a long illness.  More...

Arthur E. Cosgrove, former fire chief

Arthur E. Cosgrove, 63, of the City of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Hospital.  More...

Lifestyles

The Chinese New Year

A celebration of family, tradition

In his short story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dylan Thomas referred to Christmas as “a never-to-be-forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year.” In the Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, ha More...

Genealogy presentation slated at church

A genealogy program with Angelo Congilio will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Presbyterian Village at North Church, 214 Village Park Drive. Call 631-3430 for reservations.   More...

Area youth share specifics on lives in new DVD

Over the years, this column has focused on bringing information and viewpoints on youth and family issues to Amherst Bee readers to encourage conversations among parents, children and adults in the community.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

Theater

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Regional premiere of Tony nominated musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen about two young songwriters in New York City trying to write a show about… well… two young songwriters in New York City! More...

Williamsville schools superintendent to retire

After seven years as superintendent of the Williamsville Central School District, Howard Smith will be retiring, effective Aug. 1.  Smith, 61, made the announcement during Tuesday’s School Board meeting. More...

Business owners looking forward to partnership in town’s ice rink complex

Northtown Center at Amherst

For the past several months, the Northtown Automotive Companies has been working to further the family atmosphere at the town’s ice rink.  In April, when Northtown Automotive was awarded the naming rights to the former Pepsi Center, at 161 More...

Editorial

UB 2020 proves cooperation yields results

Bee Editorial

When the region’s elected leaders got together last week to sign a document that will be sent to the governor’s office to assist the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan, we were proud.  More...

Spindle items

 REFLECTIONS — Growing up in the 1980s, my generation was at the forefront of many things, including being the first to learn from computers in school.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 21, 1886   More...

Letters to the Editor

Arboretum project continues in spring

To all the town and village residents who participated in the planting events at the Arboretum at Amherst State Park this past year, a very hearty thank you for giving your time and effort. More...

Education

Board to examine impact of reductions

Williamsville schools

Following dozens of budget-saving considerations noted by the superintendent, the Williamsville Central School Board next month will be discussing ways of cutting costs that will have the least impact on the district.  More...

Three of four district buildings rated ‘unsatisfactory’

Amherst schools

The Amherst Central School District’s four main buildings got a report card at the Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting, and only one passed.  More...

Sports

Pawlak leads Sacred Heart over Nichols

Sarah Pawlak couldn’t wait to play Nichols and her performance showed it.  The Sacred Heart Academy senior scored the last six points for her team — including 4 of 6 from the free throw line — in the Sharks’ 60-52 home wi More...

Sweet Home bowler Kaminski rolls perfect game against WSE

Kaylee Kaminski has been bowling since she was 6 years old but last Wednesday, she achieved the ultimate goal.  The Sweet Home senior right-hander bowled a 300 in the third game of the Lady Panthers’ 7-0 win over West Seneca East last Wedn More...

North girls place fourth at WNY Relays

Indoor track

The Williamsville North girls indoor track team scored a respectable 44 points to place fourth at Monday’s Western New York Relays at Fredonia State College. The Lady Spartans were six points out of third place.  More...

Business

Windows on the Green opens restaurant’s doors to public

After more than 20 years of working in the restaurant industry, Scott Donhauser opened a new restaurant last year — in Westwood Country Club.  The co-owner of Windows on the Green, 772 N. More...

Nurses complete leadership program

Nineteen nurses employed at facilities across the state have recently completed the Foundation for Quality Care’s Advanced Director of Nursing Leadership Program.  More...

Business News

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. More...