Weekly Feature



May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Prom-ising smiles

Alex Ferro and Mackenzie Bradley attended Amherst Central High School’s Junior-Senior Prom together on Saturday at the Hearthstone Manor, Depew. For more photographs of the prom, see page 18. More...

Local News

Restaurateurs purchase property for new Pizza Plant location

Following more than six months of seeking a new location for their business, Bob Syracuse and his brother, Dan, found and purchased what they believe is the perfect lot for a new Pizza Plant Italian Pub.  On Friday, they became the owners of the More...

Photo

NEW LIFE FOR OLD BARN — Vince Kuntz, lead carpenter on the timber framing crew, outlines details of a joint project Monday between McGuire Development Co., Empire Building Diagnostics and the A More...

Discussion continues on water consolidation

Village of Williamsville

The public hearing on water consolidation that was opened a month ago continued at Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting.  The board is contemplating merging its water systems with Erie County Water Authority. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to the superintendent of highways for replacing trash receptacles in Amherst parks with rodent poof totes. Could the old, metal trash cans be repainted for collecting recyclables in the parks? More...

Obituaries

Sister Claudia Malenga, parish visitor and primary school teacher

Sister Claudia Malenga, a teacher, parish visitor and nursing home minister, died Thursday, May 19, in Sisters of St. Joseph Residence,  Clarence, after an extended illness. She was 89.  More...

William C. Morgan Sr., utility contractor

William C. Morgan Sr., 84, a longtime resident of both Amherst and Escondido, Calif., died Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Mr. Morgan was born in West Seneca, and his family moved to Buffalo, where he attended Public School 80. More...

Daryl Hawks, NBC Chicago sports anchor

Daryl Hawks, 38, formerly of Williamsville and a sports anchor for NBC Chicago, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Atlanta, where he had gone to cover Game 6 of the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA playoff series.  He was born Aug. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Rabies clinic set at Highway Department   More...

Sports

Spartans add Carl Roesch to trophy resume

Outdoor track and field

Williamsville North’s banner year continues.  The Spartans’ boys outdoor track and field team took first place at the 37th annual Carl J. Roesch Memorial Classic on Saturday at Clarence High School. More...

Amherst’s Dockhorn wins ECIC tennis title

Phillup Dockhorn’s only chance at winning an ECIC boys tennis title came to fruition.  Dockhorn, a foreign exchange student from Germany, beat Mike Kranz of Lancaster, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 [5] to win the ECIC singles title on Thursday at Cheektow More...

Sacred Heart advances to first girls lacrosse final

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter   For the first time in school history, Sacred Heart will be playing for a Monsignor Martin Association girls lacrosse title.  The Sharks downed Buffalo Seminary, 10-6, in Monday’s semifinal at Nichols. More...

Business

Sweet Home Family Medicine makes preventive healthcare convenient

For the past five years, Dr. Joshua Usen has been providing family medical assistance to people in and nearby the Town of Amherst from his office at 1416 Sweet Home Road, Suite 12.  More...

Wine Room recognized as ‘Retailer of the Year’

Neil Kratzer knows New York wines.  Customers to his Wine Room at 5651 Main St. near Mill in the Ed Youngs Plaza will notice two full shelving units of wines produced by wineries such as Thousand Islands Winery, Fox Run and Niagara Landing. More...

Events

HOME to conduct free training for landlords   More...

Williamsville selects new superintendent

The Williamsville Board of Education was expected during its meeting Tuesday to appoint Scott Martzloff as the new superintendent of schools, effective July 25.  (See editorial on page four)  The Board unanimously selected Martzloff during More...

Voters approve school budgets; incumbent loses in Williamsville

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts on May 17 approved the budgets for the 2011-2012 academic year.  In the Williamsville Schools, where five candidates were vying for three seats on the School Board, Patricia Losito, Michae More...

Memorial Day events slated for this weekend

Several events to commemorate Memorial Day will be held this weekend in areas across the town.  Sunday, May 29   At 1:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

New superintendent to face difficult challenges

Bee Editorial

When Howard Smith announced in January that he would be retiring as Williamsville School District superintendent effective Aug. More...

Spindle items

 TAKE A WALK — Now that I can begin to play horseshoes in my weekly competitive league and am mowing the lawn at least twice per week, it also means my girlfriend will be able to do one of her favorite things — tend to the flower garden. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 27, 1886   Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Resident angered after lawn is mowed by neighbor

Monday, May 16    A resident of Countryside Lane reported a neighbor’s child fired an airsoft gunshot in her direction. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police efficiently patrol our town

I’d like to respond to the Bee Heard comments about the, Amherst police, under the direction of the supervisor, assigning police to issue tickets to dog owners in Amherst State Park, while a woman was accosted when jogging — in broad dayl More...

Candidate thanks public for votes

Thank you to all residents of the Williamsville community who supported the budget and my election to the Williamsville Board of Education.  I look forward to serving as a new and fresh voice to safeguard the fiscal and educational integrity of More...

Residential support of budget is valued

On behalf of the Board of Education and the school district, I would like to thank the residents of the community for supporting the budget.  More...

Education

Transit Middle names honor-roll students

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

Students win Green Expo contest

Students from Erie 1 BOCES recently won first and second place in the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s “Paint the Rain Green” contest during the Green Expo at the Walden Galleria.  More...

Amherst High School posts honor-roll students

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

Lifestyles

BOOK SALE

supports women’s education

If you’re a book lover, then the place to be from June 1 through 5 is an empty storefront in the Office Depot plaza off Niagara Falls Boulevard and Sheridan Drive. More...

Garden clubs to hold plant sale

Forest Stream and Town and Country Garden Clubs will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Evanstown Plaza, Evans Street near Sheridan Drive. 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.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Art

ongoing: now-May 27. Debra Isula — The Kenmore ArtSociety member is showing her watercolorartwork, on display now through Friday,May 27 at the Schofield Residence NursingFacility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Tonawanda;Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 26 . Fine Wine, Beer & Food Festival — Sample a variety of fine wine, mouthwatering microbrews & scrumptious morsels from the area’s finest establishments, 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...