Weekly Feature



February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow sculpting

Abby Everhard, 11, left, Angela Gerth, 12, and her twin sister Teresa, on Friday sit next to their elephant snow sculpture they created on Chateau Terrace South in Snyder. More...

Local News

Resident creates series of suspense novels

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Even as a child, she wanted to be an author.  Alice Loweecey was always intrigued by the combination of mystery, horror and suspense. More...

Summer in February event offered at mall

Eastern Hills Mall’s eighth annual Summer in February event will be held from Saturday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 27.  Children 12 and younger can play in the indoor beach, located in the Food Court near Sears. More...

Transportation Services elects board

Amherst Senior Transportation Services Inc., a private not-for-profit organization that contracts with the Town of Amherst to provide transportation to seniors, recently elected new officers and board members.  New officers are Jane Woodward, pr More...

Police Blotter

Woman finds bat in son’s bedroom

Monday, Feb. 7  An employee of a Harlem Road business reported that a garage door was kicked in by vandals during the night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meeting House makes Sundays fun

The Village of Williamsville has teamed with the Williamsville Business Association to offer “Sundays at the Meeting House,” a series of free music and movies, complete with popcorn, at the historic Meeting House.  More...

Further discussion needed on dog sales

On Feb. More...

School’s musical was extraordinary

Last night my husband and I attended Williamsville South’s rendition of “Les Miserables.” The show was extraordinary. More...

What's Going On

What's Going on

Drumline Live to rock UB Mainstage Theatre   More...

Sports

Spartan cagers split league games with Jamestown

Williamsville North’s goal of sharing a piece of the ECIC Division I boys basketball title did not come to fruition last week but the Spartans have nothing to be ashamed of.  North won at home over ECIC I leader Jamestown, 79-75, in overti More...

North heads into Fed hockey playoffs unbeaten

For the first time since 2003, the Williamsville North boys hockey team heads into the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large School Playoffs unbeaten.  North tied St. More...

Four to reach North Athletic Wall

Louis Martini, Ilene Solomon, Bradley Emmerson and Lee Hawkins will be honored as the newest inductees to the Williamsville North Athletic Wall of Honor at 7:15 p.m. More...

Business

Dentist uses latest technology, procedures in patient care

For nearly 30 years, Dr. More...

Chamber to offer presentation on health care reform

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a presentation on health care reform from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville.  More...

Realtor to serve as state association’s vice president

Charlene Zoratti, branch sales manager for RealtyUSA in Tonawanda, took the oath of office Jan. More...

Mill bicentennial, absentee landlords discussed at village meeting

Many of those who frequent East Spring Street have noticed the date “1811” painted on the Williamsville Water Mill and wondered how its bicentennial year would be commemorated. More...

Police arrest five teens after Gateway-Longview fracas

Amherst police charged five teenage residents early Tuesday morning at Gateway-Longview, where a fight reportedly occurred involving approximately 10 residents and resulted in injuries to four members of the staff.  Capt. More...

Editorial

Morals, ethics needed in government

Bee Editorial

Chris Lee’s resignation last week as representative of the 26th Congressional District was a shock to the nation as well as our area. More...

Spindle items

SMOKEY THE BEAR — Although my family was not really into camping when I was a child, Smokey’s words of wisdom still remain in my mind from the various school lectures and the short time I spent as a Cub Scout.  With his slogan being More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 18, 1886   Last Thursday evening, a jolly party assembled at Mr. and Mrs. C. Cassel’s to enjoy hasenpefer. Those present were unanimous in their praise of the very palatable dish.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s wonderful that we get our streets plowed; we don’t have a gripe like the City of Buffalo. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine M. Barry, homemaker, WW II veteran

Lorraine M. Barry (nee Masset), 87, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Maplewood Skilled Care Facility. She was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Buffalo and lived in Williamsville for 55 years. Mrs. Barry served in the Navy during World War II. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Education

District discusses ways to cut spending

Williamsville schools

As a result of increasing costs and decreasing state funding, the Williamsville Central School District is seeking ways to cut spending without dramatically affecting student instruction or eliminating staff positions.  More...

Williamsville South names honor roll recipients

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll students

The following Sweet Home Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Lifestyles

‘Party with a purpose’ at upcoming blood drive, fundraiser

Parrot Head Club of WNY

It may seem an unimaginable thing to lead a tropical lifestyle in February on the Niagara Frontier, when the chore list consists of “buy salt, shovel driveway, dry-clean coat and get snowblower repaired.” But the Parrot Head Club of Weste More...

Body Essential plans health heart event

The Body Essential will offer a program titled ‘Exercise Your Heart’ at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at 5225 Sheridan Drive. Certified trainers Josette and Brett Hickey will present the program. More...

Photo

SNOW KINGS AND QUEENS — Amber Lynn Hejza, 14, left, was the winner of the snow sculpture contest at Winterfest, held on Sunday. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 17 . Polar Bites — Buffalo Zoo fundraiser featuring animal ambassadors, culinary delights, wine and beer and auctions, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Art

fri. 18 . Surveyor — A collection-based exhibition presenting modern and contemporary artists whose works are rooted in the exploration, observation, construct, and perception of landscape. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 17 . 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...