Weekly Feature



March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Revival music

Elynn Strzelec, left, and Shirley Byczynski perform with the Hutchinson Family Revival on Sunday at St. Gregory the Great Church in Amherst. More...

Local News

North senior is brainchild behind Backyard Classic

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Nick Penberthy’s love of hockey, combined with his want to help others less fortunate, has turned the Hasek’s Heroes 3v3 Backyard Classic into a huge success.  More...

Wall of Fame nominations sought by school district

Nominations are being sought for the Williamsville Wall of Fame honoring distinguished graduates from the district’s three high schools.  To be eligible, alumni must have graduated at least 10 years ago for the 2011 induction. More...

Vegas Night benefits Forest Elementary playground

A Vegas Night will be held to benefit the Forest Elementary School playground from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Main-Transit Fire Department banquet hall, 6777 Main St. near Transit Road, Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Woman gets ‘booted’ from repair shop

Monday, March 7    A resident of Devon Lane reported that an unknown person entered his vehicle overnight and spilled gasoline on the interior as well as cut the seats. More...

Obituaries

Richard Morin, Navy veteran, UB researcher

Richard Morin, 90, of Snyder, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital.  Mr. Morin was born June 18, 1920, in East Wakefield, N.H., and graduated from Portsmouth High School.  More...

Audrey Ryan, secretary, writer

Audrey Ryan (nee Dixson), 83, of North Bergen, N.J., died Friday, March 4, 2011.  More...

Mary Ball, home economics teacher

Mary Ball (nee Lutz), 91, of Williamsville, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Oxford Village, Canterbury Woods.  She was born Dec. 10,1919, in New Kingston, Pa., and grew up on Long Island. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI family support group meeting slated  The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Handbag Happy Hour

Women help women with

She had prepared carefully for a life as a homemaker. She never learned to drive, never worked outside the home. Her husband handled all of the bills. Then, when she was in her late 50s, her husband died More...

Family movie night features ‘Toy Story 3’

A free showing of “Toy Story 3” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase. More...

Hohl-Ferrara

Virginia and Raymond Hohl of Getzville announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Hohl, to Paul Ferrara, son of Charlene and Anthony Ferrara of Webster, N.Y.  Miss Hohl graduated from Williamsville East High School in 1999 and the Univ More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 17 . Aunt Dan and Lemon — Wallace Shawn’s play explores the relationship between young Lemon and her family’s larger than life friend Aunt Dan. More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 17 .Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free.  More...

Lowther not seeking re-election

Mayor Mary Lowther has confirmed today that she will not seek re-election in the upcoming June contest, due primarily to health reasons. More...

Special election set; Democrats begin interviewing

26th District

One month after the sudden resignation of former Rep. Chris Lee, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scheduled a special election to fill the currently vacant seat in the 26th Congressional District.  More...

Concerns raised about Williamsville Cemetery fence

For more than a century, a spiked iron fence has surrounded the Williamsville Cemetery at Main and Reist streets. But now, concerns about the fence’s safety have been raised by people inside and outside the village.  More...

Editorial

Town to get boost from construction of buildings

Bee Editorial

I n the next several years, two buildings will be erected near Main Street and Youngs Road, adding a new look to the southeastern edge of Amherst.  With Erie Community College and YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently announcing plans to construct new b More...

Spindle items

 FOND MEMORIES — While driving to the police station on Monday to gather items for this week’s police blotter, I was listening to a couple of local talk radio stations.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 18, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Prior to voting for school board members and the budget, Williamsville voters would be well served by reviewing the results of the state comptroller’s most recent district’s audit at www.osc.state.ny.us/local/ audits/schools/2010/william More...

Education

Superintendent presents $161.8 M budget proposal

Williamsville Schools

Williamsville Central Schools Superintendent Howard Smith presented the district’s 2011-12 preliminary budget on March 8, forecasting the elimination of approximately 25 positions — most of which will be cut through attrition — as a More...

Amherst School Board examines levy, use of surplus for 2011-12 budget

The Amherst School Board of Education is examining the tax levy and the use of its fund balance (surplus) and/or reserves for the 2011-12 budget.  More...

Students, schools go ‘Face 2 Face’ with addiction

It’s been two years, and Suzanne Crotty still feels partly responsible for the death of her son, Zach.  “I wish I could take it all back and go through his room ... More...

Sports

State champs

Williamsville North rallies for fourth Division I title

Williamsville North proved why they are the top-ranked hockey team in the state at last weekend’s state tournament at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. More...

East hockey falls short of goal, loses Division II state final

Williamsville East’s bid for its second Division II state title in hockey ended one game short.  The Flames lost to Section III’s Cazenovia, 6-2, in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Division II final on Sun More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Business

Pro Music Center offers clientele opportunity for fun, success

Whether a musician is an expert or a novice, Pro Music Center offers something for every artist.  Jessica Wolf, marketing director of Pro Music Center, said that while the business focuses on music instruction, it is beginning to branch out into More...

Allstate provides tips for protecting home during flood season

Floods are the most common and expensive natural disasters in the Unites States, causing more than $2 billion in property damage every year.  This spring — for the third consecutive year — the National Weather Service once again warn More...

WBA sponsors presentation on Wage Theft Prevention Act

In December, then-Gov. David Paterson signed the “Wage Theft Prevention Act,” which amended sections of the NYS Labor Law and will significantly impact nearly all employers in the state.  More...