Weekly Feature



March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Democrats endorse Hochul

The chairpersons of the seven county Democratic committees of the 26th Congressional District on Saturday unanimously nominated Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul as the endorsed candidate to run in the May 24 special election to fill the district’ More...

Local News

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FLIPPING FLAPJACKS — Amherst Lions’ Club member Ken Wasson cooks food during the organization’s annual pancake breakfast held Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church. More...

South graduate selected for White House internship

A graduate of Williamsville South High School has an opportunity to work in the White House after being selected to participate in an internship program.  Gregory Smith, 22, a senior at the University at Buffalo, is one of 100 students from acro More...

Northtown passport facility to temporarily close

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Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was walking through the Williamsville Cemetery this morning, and I noticed a fresh set of people prints and dog prints — a very large dog was walked through there. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Northtowns Christian Women plan luncheon   More...

Sports

Inaugural varsity girls hockey season deemed success

Williamsville’s Clair, Cohen join Amherst/Sweet Home’s Posner in earning First-Team All-WNY honors

Five years ago, Shauna Clair remembers going to school board meetings to promote high school varsity girls ice hockey. More...

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STRONG EFFORT — St. Benedict’s varsity boys basketball team made it back to the Buffalo Diocesan Small School Championship game for the fifth straight year. More...

Amherst’s Simon breaks lacrosse scoring record

Fredonia State junior earns spot in program’s history

Amy Simon is only a junior at Fredonia State College, and she is already the school’s all-time leading scorer in girls lacrosse.  During the weekend, Simon, in a pre-game ceremony, was recognized for becoming Fredonia State’s all-tim More...

Business

Just4Me Pediatric Dentistry opens office, focuses on child-friendly environment

“I always wanted to make sure they’re not afraid.”  More...

Tops assists customers with nutritional scoring system

Tops Friendly Markets last week launched the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in all of its locations.  The NuVal scoring system helps customers make informed nutritional choices by giving foods on Tops’ shelves a rating from 1 to 100 &mda More...

Business News

An employee wellness training session sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Wegmans Food Markets, 675 Alberta Drive, Amherst. The session is free, but space is limited. More...

Sidewalk snow relief draws mixed reaction

The possible establishment of sidewalk snow relief districts received mixed reviews on Monday when the Town Board held a public hearing as the first step in introducing and discussing the matter with residents.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Lowther not seeking re-election

After 12 years in village government, Mayor Mary Lowther has made the decision not to run in the June election.  Lowther said the decision was primarily motivated by her health. More...

Police charge two suspects with robbery

Amherst police on Thursday arrested two men in connection with the March 7 robbery of a woman as she was walking on Patrice Terrace, between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road.  More...

St. Joseph’s Day

Donna Klemp, left, and Gloria Nettina, serve food to Beverly Monette of Eggertsville during the St. More...

Editorial

Community needs cooperation in snow district issue

Bee Editorial

I t has been approximately a decade in the making. The creation of sidewalk snow relief districts has been discussed by the public and Town Board members for quite a while, and we are glad that the subject is being thoroughly examined.  More...

Spindle items

 GET INTO THE GARDEN — Although I just recently removed the Christmas decorations from the lawn and exterior of the house, the calendar says it’s spring. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 25, 1886   On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Jefferson Hartel of Sweet Home and Miss Lena Baker were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. Junk. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports underwear stolen from her vehicle

Monday, March 14    A resident of Longmeadow Road reported that two unknown youths were using their skateboards in her driveway. She told officers the youths were also skateboarding on a neighbor’s property. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Ralph F. Conkling, WWII veteran

Dr. Ralph F. Conkling, 85, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.  Mr. Conkling was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Williamsville. He was the son of Ralph E. and Jennie Conkling. More...

Caroline Blaskovich, homemaker, nurse’s aide

Caroline Blaskovich, 85, of Eggertsville, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at home. She had been an Eggertsville resident for 62 years.  Mrs. Blaskovich was born Caroline Scilino on May 18, 1925, in Cleveland. More...

Chester J. Bialkowski, Korean War veteran

Chester J. Bialkowski, 81, of Williamsville, died Sunday, March 13, 2011.  Mr. Bialkowski was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

'THE WIZ'

High-energy show celebrates friendship at Sweet Home

Whether it’s the classic movie version of “The Wizard of Oz,” the modern “Wicked” or the 1970s-era “The Wiz,” one of the primary themes of the story is friendship and the ties that bind people together.  More...

Gliding Stars presents ice show

Gliding Stars will present “Music and Movies on Ice” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. Admission is $8 per person. Parking is free. More...

SABAH honors Amherst residents

Mike McCartney and Nick Christiano were honored as adult and youth Volunteer of the Year, respectively, by Skating Athletes Bold At Heart, a nonprofit organization that assists disabled people with ice skating.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Family Activities

thur. 24 . After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy a one-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

fri. 25 . Blues & Brews — Fundraiser benefiting the Kevin Guest House. More...