Weekly Feature



April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

On the hunt

Two-year-old Alexi Sankey searches for eggs Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church during its annual Easter egg hunt. The event was held inside the church as a result of inclement weather. More...

Local News

Sidewalk snow law to be decided Friday

The Town Board, during a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday, will decide on whether or not to create a sidewalk snow relief district that would mandate snow be removed by landscaping contractors. More...

Episcopal Diocese set to consecrate 11th bishop

The Rev. R. William Franklin will be consecrated the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York during a service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus.  The Most Rev. More...

Amherst named Tree City USA; hosts Arbor Day event on Saturday

The Town of Amherst last week was named a Tree City USA for 2010 by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor the town’s commitment to planting and maintaining street and park trees.  It is the 15th year that Amherst has received the reco More...

Police Blotter

Video game stolen from unlocked vehicle

Monday, April 18    A resident of Vine Lane reported discovering that three tires were slashed on his Ford truck. The resident told officers the incident occurred when he was not at home.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer escape areas might work best

Last summer, I had the opportunity of driving the scenic highway through Banff and Jasper parks in Alberta, Canada.  Those parks have built a number of vegetation-covered, animals only overpasses across the highway to prevent auto collisions wit More...

Mennonite sale forsakes history

I have been following the articles in The Bee regarding the Mennonite Meeting House for some time.  It seems everyone is happy to see this historical building, along with the cider mill, being sold to Iskalo Development. I for one am not happy. More...

Education

Casey Middle School posts honor-roll students

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

Sweet Home Middle School names honor-roll recipients

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

Photo

COMMUNITY DONATIONS — Members of the Daemen College Accounting Club, Brandon Seiferth, left, and Patrick Beisiegel, load boxes of food and other supplies donated from the community on April 16 More...

Sports

Lady Spartans finish third at Just Run ‘Em Relays

With a limited number of team members available, the Williamsville North girls outdoor track and field team finished third out of 13 schools with 46 points at last Thursday’s Just Run ‘Em Relays at Maryvale High School.  “Even More...

Strong defense, timely hitting results in Amherst baseball’s first win

The Amherst baseball team played error free baseball and the result was their first win of the season.  The Tigers (1-3, 1-2) built a 6-1 lead on their way to a 6-4 road win over Maryvale on Thursday, April 14.  More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 27Baseball: Depew at Amherst, 4:45 p.m.; Sweet Home at Hamburg, 4:45 p.m.;Jamestown at Williamsville North, 5 p.m.; Starpoint at Williamsville South, 4:30 p.m.Boys lacrosse: Sweet Home at Hamburg, 7 p.m.; Williamsville East at West S More...

Business

Emerging Business Leaders to benefit area commerce

I have been with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. Throughout that time, I evidenced individuals beginning their careers, simultaneous to individuals retiring. Their career paths, from entry level to exit, shared a commonality.  More...

Jimmy John’s serves fast-paced, gourmet-quality food

After visiting his daughter at college in South Carolina, Tim Karnes knew he and his family had to be a part of a high-quality business.  Upon the advice of his daughter and tasting the food himself, Karnes began the process of becoming a franch More...

UB to offer managing program in fall

The University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work is offering a Managing Organizational Change certificate program.  Courses will be held from September to December, and topics include managing organizational and cultural change, administr More...

BREAKING NEWS

Town approves sidewalk snow relief district

The Town Board during a special meeting on Friday unanimously approved the creation of a sidewalk snow relief district. More...

Village budget includes tax rate increase of 1.5 percent

The Williamsville Village Board passed a budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year Monday night in a 4-1 vote.  The budget will raise the tax rate by 1.5 percent, to nearly $4.12 per $1000 of assessed value.  More...

Relay Challenge to be held May 20-21

The 11th annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge will be held Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at the outdoor track at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road.  Opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Cooperation key to cemetery solution

Bee Editorial

I t’s often surprising what sparks people’s passions. More...

Spindle items

 GRAB YOUR CLUBS — A year has passed since I admitted that I am not a man who enjoys a golf outing. This year, I have to make a second admission — nothing has changed.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 29, 1886   Remember the school concert to be given by Miss Spalding at Academy Hall on Saturday evening. The little folks have worked hard and deserve the encouragement of a large audience.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Twenty percent of the growth in Amherst population was from student housing around UB. I support efforts for more student lodging at the axed Amherst Town Center property. This housing endeavor will provide impetus for the UB 2020 project.  More...

Obituaries

Marilyn M. Schlehr, educator

Marilyn Mahoney Schlehr, 79, of Williamsville, died at home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  Mrs. Schlehr was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Buffalo and was a lifelong resident of the area. She attended St. More...

William A. Wutz III, former Williamsville village trustee

William A. Wutz III, 71, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Williamsville South High School in 1957. More...

Mary B. Smith-Taylor, bookkeeper

Mary B. Smith-Taylor, 90, of Amherst, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, after a short illness.  She was born June 16, 1920, in Lancaster. She graduated from Hutch-Tech High School in 1939.  Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cancer Wellness Center offers writing program   More...

Lifestyles

Taking it to the streets

New scooter club picks up speed

With the sun in their faces, wind in their hair and pavement stretching out for miles in front of them, members of the Niagara River Scooter Club can’t wait to hit the road.  More...

Glen Park Art Festival seeks applications

The second annual Glen Park Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, along Glen Avenue. Artist applications will be accepted through April 30. More...

Reception marks 65th anniversary

Marie and Leroy Rosenthal of East Amherst will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . 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...

Art

sun. 1. Buffalo Niagara Art Associationmembers show — The Kenan CenterGallery will present a collection of 84works by 31 members of the BuffaloNiagara Art Association. More...

Dance

thurs. 28 . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on the dance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew: $. More...