Weekly Feature



February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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EXPERT ADVICE — Park School students Marc Holzhauer, left, and Liam Anderson listen to Buffalo Bandits midfielder Mark Steenhuis as he teaches them about about proper lacrosse stick control on More...

Local News

Church settles into new home

After meeting in the VFW Post on Spring Street in Williamsville for eight months, theWELL has journeyed on. More...

UB student paving way for internship program

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

University at Buffalo student Janelle Camesano is the Town of Clarence’s new human resources intern, and she’s developing an internship program for the municipality.  More...

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...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Last week’s Bee had my Christmas present right on the front page. I’m ecstatic to hear about the Williamsville School superintendent retiring.  More...

Obituaries

Dr. Leonard Berman, renowned surgeon, founding member of Temple Beth Am

Dr. Leonard Berman, 90, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at home.  A board-certified surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. More...

Death Notices

Venator, Mary G., of Amherst, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Kelley; brother, Charles Long; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  More...

Education

Board gets initial 2011-12 budget overview

Members of the Amherst School Board got their first look at the district’s 2011-12 budget situation at their Jan. More...

Sports

School records fall as Spartans march over competition

It was a record-setting week for the Williamsville North Federation boys hockey team.  Three regular season school records were either tied or broken in the Spartans’ four victories last week to improve to 16-0-1.  In North’s 8- More...

Billies hoops clamp down on Flames, 67-47

Williamsville South boys basketball coach Al Monaco didn’t like the way his team had been playing defense over the last three weeks. More...

Scheuermann named Sacred Heart’s new Athletic Director

Gretchen Scheuermann was named Athletic Director at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart on Jan. 1.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 3 . Pirandello’s Wife — For 40 years, an insane asylum in Rome has been home to the wife of Italy’s most famous playwright.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 3 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B. Reinstein Library by the Reinstein Woods, 10:30 a.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . Aspire Night on the Slopes — Hit the slopes to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Despite challenges, Weinstein says town is stable

During his State of the Town address last week, Supervisor Barry Weinstein said Amherst has made several notable accomplishments in the past year, specifically developing a budget that didn’t raise the tax levy.  More...

Building the department: David Johnston takes on code enforcement

Since April 2006, Williamsville has had only a part-time building inspector. Early in 2010, the village lost even that, when the person who worked in that capacity accepted a position in the Town of Amherst Building Department.  More...

Editorial

YMCA partnership will create healthier region

Bee Editorial

Whenever two organizations or companies cooperate to make a unified product to benefit the community, it is a win-win situation. YMCA Buffalo Niagara and Independent Health are working together to improve health and wellness in the region. More...

Spindle items

SUBMITTING YOUR THOUGHTS — This past week, I received a large amount of letters to the editor concerning several topics. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 4, 1886   More...

Police Blotter

Teens litter vehicles, property with toilet paper

Monday, Jan. 24   An employee of a Sheridan Drive gas station reported that a motorist fled the store after not paying for $27 in gasoline. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voter concerns must be considered

Voters’ wishes are being ignored by the Amherst Town Board.  We are a real, homegrown grassroots organization that appears to be meaningless to this board — not including Mark Manna. More...

Town needs to shift its focus to aid dogs

As an Amherst resident, I am imploring the Town Board to seriously consider Councilman Mark Manna’s proposal to enact a law prohibiting the retail sale of puppies in stores.  More...

Community must have opinions heard

As a teacher at Sweet Home Middle School who grew up in Amherst, has family and friends who live in Amherst, and continues to do my shopping in Amherst, I am disheartened to hear that the Amherst Town Board may not support a proposal to ban the sale More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild holds meeting  The Beechwood Service Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 2235 Millersport Highway. “Root Live” quartet will perform, and coffee and refreshments will be available. More...

Lifestyles

‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Will East offers tale of sharpshooting, show business and romance

On Martin Luther King Day, many students were still under their warmest blankets at 9:30 a.m. More...

‘Les Misérables’

South High School presents modern Broadway sensation

“Les Miserables” is a phenomenally popular show. More...

Country Parkway holds Friendly’s fundraiser

Country Parkway Elementary is holding a Friendly’s Family Fun night from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Friendly’s at 6673 Transit Road near Wehrle. 10% of all purchases made will go towards Pennies for Peace and Project Playground. More...

Business

Chamber seeks to expand its circle of influence

The numbers are in — in 2010 we welcomed 338 new members into the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Firms with fewer than 10 employees make up 40 percent of those new members. More...

Leadership workshop offered at UB’s Allen Hall

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders will host a leadership workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Business News

Beth Ann Gulakiw, vice president of operations for Natale Builders, 2250 Wehrle Drive, Amherst, recently earned the certified green professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders. More...