Weekly Feature



May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Four candidates face off to fill vacant seat

26th District

Voters in the seven counties encompassing the 26th Congressional District will head to the polls next week to decide who will fill the vacant post left by Chris Lee following his resignation in February.  More...

Local News

Sweet Home math teacher hosts Buffalo Sabres games

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Brian Koziol has taught math at Sweet Home High School for the past decade, but his love of sports has allowed him in the same time frame to have a successful side job.  More...

Company to dismantle barn for Amherst Museum use

McGuire Development Company will begin work to preserve and dismantle a late 1800s historic farmhouse barn located at 6325 Main St., Amherst, just east of Erie Community College. More...

Photo

RECEIVING CREDIT — Greg Reeds, left, president of Christian Central Academy’s Board of Directors, stands with Nurline Lawrence, head of school, and town supervisor Barry Weinstein during More...

Police Blotter

Men damage mailbox

Monday, May 9    A resident of North Burbank Drive reported that people were igniting fireworks near Harlem Road. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate where the fireworks might have been used.  More...

Obituaries

George C. Maue, former UB football player

George C. “Skip” Maue, 71, of Silver Creek, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  He was born Dec. 5, 1939, in Buffalo. He graduated from Frontier High School in 1957 and the University of Buffalo in 1961. He married Rebecca D. More...

Frank P. Langley, manufacturer’s representative

Frank P. Langley Jr., 88, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Weinberg’s Rosa Coplon Living Center in Getzville.  Mr. Langley was born in Buffalo to Frank P. Langley and Ethel Langley on Aug. 2, 1922. More...

Hua Ge, financial analyst

Hua Ge, 27, of Getzville, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  She was born Oct. 8, 1983, in Ninghai, China. More...

Lifestyles

Colonial Dames...

Celebrating early American heritage

He set sail for the New World on the Mayflower in 1620 but died while the ship was in harbor.  James Chilton’s signature on the Mayflower Compact, however, was enough to spark Tonawanda resident Mary Benzel’s interest in her heritage More...

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WILLIAMSVILLE IN STYLE — Elizabeth Ingold models accessories at the Williamsville Business Association’s Accessory Fashion Show Sunday. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  French Conversation Group meets from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays.  Cars at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 20 .Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay — Eleventh annual Amherst Youth Foundation and Amherst Youth & Recreation sponsored fundraiser featuring a 12-hour Relay with non-stop entertainment, food and fun, 7 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 19. Visions of Greater Buffalo — Asit has every two years since 2005, CEPAGallery invited 100 individuals with uniquecommunity perspectives to take upsingle-use Kodak cameras. More...

Family Activities

fri. 20 . Spring Carnival — Rides, games, food and vendors, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the parking lot of Northtown Plaza, 3097 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; $. sat.  More...

School budgets approved; Williamsville incumbent loses

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts on Tuesday approved the budgets for the 2011-2012 academic year. More...

Tonawanda Creek Road house fire remains under investigation

How a sprawling Swormville home could be consumed by flames in a matter of minutes is the question of the day for town fire investigators.  Amherst Fire Control received an automated fire alarm from 4481 Tonawanda Creek Road at 5:55 p.m. More...

Editorial

Committee’s sleight of hand costs residents

Bee Editorial

By pushing through the vote on Chairman Adam Perry’s map last Wednesday, the Erie County Legislature’s Advisory Committee on Reapportionment failed to provide the people a chance to weigh in.  More...

Spindle items

DONATE LIFE — Through my affiliation with area Rotary clubs, I have had the pleasure of working with representatives of Upstate New York Transplant Services in acquiring sites for blood drives.  The goal of UNYTS is to enhance and save liv More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 20, 1886   What makes those young men from Buffalo and surrounding towns come so near Eggertsville? If they are sick, this is not the place to look for a physician or an apothecary. We haven’t any here.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I just read about the Veterans Memorial Park being planned in Amherst State Park, and I think that it’s wonderful to have a park to honor our veterans.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Event required additional notice

On the evening of May 9, at the end of my day when I worked, fed the family, checked homework and got the children to bed, I was sorting mail. In the mail that had been received was the “Amherst Schools in Action” newsletter.  More...

Town should operate compost facility

I am deeply dismayed and troubled about the possibility of the Town Board being complicit with the siting of a privately owned and operated solid waste facility in northeast Amherst.  More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names honor-roll students

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

Amherst Middle School names honor-roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Watercolor Society sets meeting, demonstration   More...

Sports

North defeats South, retains Williamsville Cup

Boys lacrosse

For the second straight year, Williamsville North is the undisputed champion of Williamsville boys lacrosse.  The Spartans won at Williamsville South, 17-6, on Saturday afternoon to win the Williamsville Cup – best record against Williamsv More...

East’s Mahon, South’s Sibick advance to state meet

Sean Mahon and Greg Sibick were two of the best high school boy golfers at Monday’s Section VI Championships at Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga.  Mahon, a senior at Williamsville East, finished second out of 75 competitors with a t More...

Eighth annual Tigers Hockey Skills Clinic set

The eighth annual Amherst Tigers Hockey Skills Clinic will be held on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr. Amherst Varsity Federation Head Coach Mark Mobus will be leading the clinic.  More...

Business

Milos features authentic Greek foods, modern atmosphere in remodeled building

On the front of the menu, you will find a subtle reference to the meaning of the restaurant’s name: the use of a shaded windmill.  When Milos — a Greek word for “windmills” — opened three weeks ago at 5877 Main St. More...

Ten Thousand Villages wins Ethisphere award

In a list of international companies lauded for their ethical practices, Amherst residents will note the familiar name of Ten Thousand Villages.  For the third consecutive year, Ten Thousand Villages has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institu More...

Business News

Brompton Heights, a senior community located at 275 Brompton Road near Sheridan, will host a diabetes seminar from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.  More...