Weekly Feature



January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Vehicle strikes utility pole, lands in ditch

Amherst police are currently investigating a single-vehicle collision that is believed to have occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday when a 2006 Saturn struck a utility pole and landed in a ditch on Youngs Road near Dauphin Drive. More...

Local News

Christian Central senior honored with congressional medal

Emelie Gidley has received one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon young adults, having been awarded The Congressional Award Silver Medal for her service and dedication to the community.  A senior at Christian Central Academy in Will More...

Police officers complete K-9 Unit training

The Amherst Police Department recently held a graduation ceremony for its two new K-9 officers and their partners.  The ceremony, held Dec. 16, honored Officers Robert Stephens Jr. and his canine, Judge, as well as Officer Thomas J. More...

Photo

THE BIG TOSS — Hailey Andrews, 4, of Getzville, participates in a Kan-Jam tournament on Saturday at Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Nice job on sidewalk plowing in the village. More...

Obituaries

Randolph Anthony ‘Murph’ Piazza, Peace Corps volunteer

Randolph A. “Murph” Piazza, 36, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Caracas, Venezuela.  Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Richard A. Ratajczak, defense systems analyst

Richard A. Ratajczak, 80, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, after a long illness.  Born May 30, 1930, in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Angela M. Stark, special education teacher

Angela M. Stark (nee Corrado), 63, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in her home.  Mrs. Stark was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Brooklyn. She worked as a loan administrator for Dimes Savings Bank. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club plans meeting  Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. The annual election of officers will take place. More...

Lifestyles

The Parent Network

Supporting parents of developmentally disabled children

When a family first learns that they’re expecting a baby, a customary first stop is a library or bookstore. They read up on prenatal care, on feeding options, on different parenting styles. More...

Park School plans spaghetti dinner

The Park School will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the school’s dining hall at 4625 Harlem Road between Main Street and Sheridan Drive. More...

Farmers Market cookbook under development

Since the early days of the Williamsville Farmers Market, organizers have discussed the possibility of offering a market cookbook to patrons. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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The Buffalo Soup-Fest

sun. 30

More than 30 vendors will compete in more than 12 categories, ranging from best potato soup to spiciest concoction, with attendees casting their votes. A chili tasting, children’s activities and celebrity taste challenge also will be featured. More...

Family Activities

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Man dies from injuries suffered in collision

The 21-year-old driver of a vehicle that struck a tree last weekend died Thursday as a result of injuries suffered from the collision. Amherst Police Capt. More...

Village rezoning presentation draws interest

Wintry weather didn’t deter Williamsville residents from packing Village Hall to learn more about the first zoning code overhaul since 1990. Approximately 60 people attended the Jan. 19 public meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Police investigating robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday on Callodine Avenue, near Bailey Avenue and Grover Cleveland Highway. Lt. Bruce Mann said the incident took place at approximately 2:50 p.m. More...

Snyder family back to normal after baby delivered at home

Karen and Tim Stewart were expecting their second child earlier this month but were not too concerned when the due date came and went.  It was the next day — Jan. More...

Editorial

Public participation essential for quality code

Bee Editorial

During the public meeting on the zoning code revision for Main Street, Village Attorney Chip Grieco commended the approximately 60 residents who packed Village Hall to learn more about the proposed changes.  More...

Spindle items

 TOUR UPDATE — Several weeks ago, I interviewed Williamsville South graduate Chris Fenar, who was about to depart for Africa where he would trek 7,500 miles across the continent on a bicycle tour.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 28, 1886   The construction of a railroad to run between Buffalo and Williamsville is contemplated.  More...

Police Blotter

Man attempts to hitchhike with cane, oxygen tank

Monday, Jan. 17    Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business where a male customer reportedly became upset after an employee refused to accept the return of an item. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pet store law needs community support

On Feb. 7, the Amherst Town Board will consider a resolution to direct the town attorney to draft legislation banning the sale of puppies in pet stores. More...

Law is necessary to end puppy mills

It’s great that the Amherst Town Board is addressing the issue of selling puppies in pet stores.  More...

Education

District education planning team details graduation, college statistics

Sweet Home schools

The Comprehensive District Education Planning team at Sweet Home High School made a presentation to the School Board during the Jan. 18 meeting.  The CDEP team is a coalition of teachers, administrators, parents and school staff. More...

Amherst Central Alumni awards grants to school organizations

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. More...

Park School to offer open house

The Park School of Buffalo, a prekindergarten to grade 12 coeducational, independent school, will host an open house for prospective parents and their children from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Sports

North wrestling wins historic ECIC I dual

The last time the Williamsville North wrestling team beat Lancaster in an ECIC Division I dual meet, none of the members of the current Spartan roster were born.  North handed Lancaster its first loss in ECIC I since 1996, winning 41-24 last Wed More...

East’s Cohen places first at ECICs, sets milestones

Williamsville East team brought only four wrestlers to the ECIC Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Clarence High School but still fared well, scoring 61 points.  More...

Speedster Gordon breaks section record in 55 dash

Indoor track

Put good competition in front of Wayne Gordon and he’ll excel. Nowhere was that more on display than at Saturday’s Yale Invitational.  More...

Business

Ricotta Dental provides personalized care

With 30 years of experience in the dental industry, Dr. More...

Calendar sales to benefit Summit Educational Resources

Tops Friendly Markets will be selling calendars developed by students of Summit Educational Resources.  The 2011 calendar, “Buffalo, New York: Through Our Eyes,” features photographs captured by autistic students who participated in More...

Kenpo Self-Defense Studio offering free lesson

Kenpo Self-Defense Studio in Tonawanda is encouraging the women of Western New York to take a stand against violence.  The business is holding a free one-hour class on Saturday, Jan. 29, at its school, 2468 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...