Weekly Feature



May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bin Laden’s death met by surprise, new questions

Gary Kadow loves being retired and living in The Villages, the sprawling Florida development home to more than 80,000 seniors. More...

Local News

Amherst Schools adopts budget; levy to increase 3.18 percent

Taxpayers in the Amherst Central School District who own a $100,000 home will pay $63 more in school taxes — $1,971 to $2,034 — for the 2011-12 school year.  More...

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LET IT GROW — Andrey Urbanczyk, left, Matthew Muscarella and Scott Buchnowski assist with planing Scoth Pine seedlings Saturday during Arbor Day activities at Amherst State Park. More...

Volunteers sought for spring beautification

Anyone wishing to enjoy the outdoors and help the village will have several opportunities over the next few weeks.  The Tree Board’s biannual tree planting will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7. More...

Police Blotter

Plant fight unfounded

Monday, April 25   A resident of Little Robin Road reported that her apartment had been burglarized twice in the previous 24 hours. More...

Letters to the Editor

Business owners’ support appreciated

I’d like to thank Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, specifically Joseph Salvatore and Josette Salvatore Hickey, for their support of the students at Mill Middle School.  More...

Candidate honored to run for board

I am running for Williamsville School Board with Stephen Munschauer and Ron Shubert.  More...

Additional driving regulations needed

Passing the road test and getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many 16- and 17-year-olds. It is a symbol of freedom and responsibility. More...

Education

Amherst Schools to hold ‘Meet the Candidates’ night

The Amherst Middle School/High School PTSA is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” night at 7 p.m. More...

Williamsville North names honor-roll recipients

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

Williamsville Schools to hold public hearing, ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum

The Williamsville Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed $161.8 million budget at 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

A Day at the Amherst Center for Senior Services

“Look at that shot!” the group of women cheer. It’s women’s pool day at the Amherst Senior Center, and the lively group is clustered around the tables, cheering each other on, and discussing the upcoming royal wedding. More...

Park School sets weekend sale, barbecue

The Park School will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7. A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6. More...

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ON STAGE — Ezra Steinfeld, left, will perform as Bill Button, while CC Buehler will play Robin Starveling and Hayley Kolega is Hermia during Amherst High School’s performance of “Ro More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 5  Caritas Awards Dinner — The annual Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant, 6461 Genesee St., Lancaster; $. 759-7808  fri. 6  .   More...

Art

thurs. 5  Sammie Noeson — A photography exhibit by the artist, opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and continues through Friday, May 13 at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., N. Tonawanda; Free. 694-4400  ongoing now-May 14   More...

Literature

Susan Nusbaum and Trudy Stern

wed. 11   More...

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigating attempted abduction

Amherst police detectives are investigating an incident on Friday involving a woman who was jogging in the Sheridan Drive-Frankhauser Road area. She was reportedly grabbed by a man who attempted to lure her into his vehicle. Detective Lt. More...

Deer shields get green light

The proposed shields to cover the spikes on the fence at the Williamsville Cemetery received a unanimous certificate of appropriateness from the historic preservation committee tonight. More...

Town approves sidewalk law, discusses zoning changes

The Town Board during a special meeting on Friday unanimously approved the creation of a sidewalk snow relief district.  As a result, landscaping companies will now be contracted to remove snow from sidewalks in two areas of the town at a cost n More...

Police arrest man for alleged possession of various drugs

Amherst police arrested a 29-year-old Tonawanda man on Friday for allegedly possessing numerous types of illegal drugs while he was operating his vehicle.  According to police reports, at approximately 3:30 p.m., K-9 Officer Robert Stephens obse More...

Editorial

React creatively to rising gas prices

Bee Editorial

With gas prices topping $4 per gallon, it’s getting more and more expensive to fill up one’s tank. Some may already be canceling trips and changing their traveling habits. More...

Spindle items

IT’S REALITY — This past week, I had the pleasure of interviewing local artist Judith Mazuca, whose painted champagne glasses were recently shown on a reality television show. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 6, 1886   Master Charlie Horey, who has been confined to the house the past week with the mumps, is out again.  Last Thursday, the Buffalo Courier Co. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Amherst Bee reports that UB President Satish Tripathi will be paid $385,000 per year; other reports in various news outlets states he will be paid $650,000 per year and live in the UB presidential home. More...

Obituaries

Robert Schintzius, member of Amherst Avenue of Athletes

Robert H. More...

Joan B. Mayer, English professor

Joan B. Mayer, 87, of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born April 22, 1924, in New York City. More...

Death Notices

D’ADDARIO, Jeanne E., of Eggertsville, died Saturday, April 23, 2011. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild sets meeting   The Beechwood Service Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. More...

Sports

North boys track wins for seventh time in eight years

Town of Amherst Championships

For the third year in a row and seventh time in the last eight years, the Williamsville North boys outdoor track and field team won the Town of Amherst Championship.  The Spartans scored 194 total points to win the event. More...

Amherst girls secure crown; Fields breaks school record

The Amherst girls outdoor track and field accumulated 129 points to win the Town of Amherst Championships on Friday at Amherst.  Williamsville South was second (76) followed by Williamsville East (53), Williamsville North (38) and Sweet Home (26 More...

Third annual street hockey tourney slated for June 4

The third annual Village of Williamsville Youth Street Hockey Tournament will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 in the municipal parking lot behind Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St.  More...

Business

Aesthetic Associates offers family environment, patented procedures

Since 1989, the Shatkin family has been serving their patients to the best of their ability.  Throughout those 22 years, Aesthetic Associates Centre has expanded its services, from certified dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, to various types More...

Chamber of Commerce to host awards event on May 20

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Small Business Awards Luncheon, sponsored by First Niagara Bank, at noon Friday, May 20, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Williamsville.  The event will honor seven individuals a More...

Dialysis centers set opening

U.S. Renal Care will open three dialysis centers in Western New York this fall.  Construction has begun on the centers, located in Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda. More...