Weekly Feature



July 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville School Board selects president, vice president

During its annual organizational meeting on July 5, the Williamsville School Board elected Michael Littman as its president.  Littman, an associate professor of business at Buffalo State College, was first elected to the board in 2006 and serve More...

Local News

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REUNITED — Dick Aquino, left, Judy Vincent, Joan Maylin and Molly Dee, members of the Williamsville Class of 1956 reunion committee, reminisce about their high school years during a reunion par More...

House bill combats fraudulent travelers

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives by New York congressmen would strengthen restrictions on the use of boarding passes, airline tickets and train tickets.  More...

County disaster program addresses needs

The October storm of 2006 continues to linger in the memories of Western New Yorkers. People remember the frozen tree branches, the downed power lines, the streets blockaded by snow and abandoned vehicles. More...

Police Blotter

Stuffed animals block exit

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)  Sunday, July 3   More...

Letters to the Editor

Same-sex marriage has huge impact

David Sherman wrote in his recent column, “Civil rights, human rights find acceptance in Albany,” that the controversial law redefining marriage that was imposed on New York by Democrats and a small band of Republicans “will be invi More...

Village government stands test of time

Almost a year ago, the residents of the Village of Williamsville overwhelmingly voted to keep village government.  The vote was decisive and indicative of the community’s resounding belief that village government works for us. More...

Education

Seventh-grade students score high on 10th-grade exams

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Christian Central posts recognition roll students

The following Christian Central Academy students, residing in Amherst, were named to the recognition roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12  Mandy Kerkeslager.   Grade 11  More...

St. Leo’s names honor-roll students

The following St. Leo the Great students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  More...

Sports

North field, ice hockey shares Team of Year honor

There were some great performances from Town of Amherst squads throughout the 2010-11 school year but none more impressive than the Williamsville North field hockey and boys ice hockey teams.  Despite playing the entire season without its top pl More...

NORTH FIELD HOCKEY SCOREBOARD

DATE RESULT 9-13 vs. Iroquois, won 1-0 in overtime 9-15 @ Holland, won 8-0 9-17 vs. Orchard Park, won 7-0 9-20 vs. More...

North fall sports starting dates slated

The 2011 fall sports season is right around the corner.  Physicals for modified fall sports begin Aug. 12, and varsity fall sports begin Aug. 15.  More...

Business

Naughty Nits takes guesswork out of lice infestation

For many parents, when one of their children gets head lice, they don’t know what to do. They’re left with unanswered questions: Do they throw away all the sheets in the house or just wash them? More...

Excelsior, Hand and Shoulder Center combine organizations

Excelsior Orthopaedics and The Hand and Shoulder Center of Western New York, also known as Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, on July 7 signed a letter of intent to combine the two organizations.  Four surgeons from The Hand and Shoulder Center More...

Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant now open on Maple Road

Joe’s Crab Shack’s new location at 4125 Maple Road, near Sweet Home Road, opened on Monday, awarding the first 100 lucky patrons with free crab for a year.  More...

Old Home Days to offer daily family activities

Amherst/Williamsville Old Home Days at Island Park will continue today through Friday, featuring carnival events and activities for children and adults. The Amherst Police Club and the Old Home Days Committee will sponsor a bicycle rodeo at 11 a.m. More...

Forest Elementary looks to achieve grant

For young children, the one solace from a boring day at school is being able to go out and have a good time on the playground.  When staff at Country Parkway and Dodge elementary schools decided that their playgrounds needed changes, they appli More...

Editorial

Outgoing superintendent example for us all

Bee Editorial

Following seven years as superintendent of the Williamsville Central Schools, Howard Smith’s career with the district will end in three weeks when he retires effective Aug. 1.  More...

Spindle items

 A LOST ART — Last week, I read a story on a national news website that discussed the implications of the Indiana Department of Education no longer mandating its districts teach cursive handwriting.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 15, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes. Where is our Highway Department? My neighbors and I have called several times in the last month with no response whatsoever. What’s going on? More...

Obituaries

Julia V. Perry, Windermere Elementary employee

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Clarence Robert Goodwin Jr., Marine veteran, business owner

Clarence Robert Goodwin Jr., 82, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and served as a Marine during the Korean War.  While in high school, he began working for el More...

Alice M. Bachraty, quilting instructor

Alice M. Bachraty, 81, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011.  Born in Cleveland, she was an avid quilter and volunteered as a quilting instructor. Mrs. Bachraty also enjoyed reading and canning homemade preserves. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Music on Main on hiatus for Old Home Days   Music on Main, which is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings, is on hiatus for Old Home Days. The event will return on July 21.  The Outlyers to perform in Island Park   More...

Lifestyles

‘Flurries’... with a sunny disposition

It’s not too often one hears the word “flurry” and associates it with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The SubZero All Star Flurries, however, are melting hearts everywhere, and when together, proving they can weather any storm. More...

Entry deadline for art festival is Friday

The deadline for artists to apply for participation in the Glen Park Arts Festival is Friday, July 15. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, in and around Glen Park.  More...

On the Campus

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Daemen College for the spring 2011 semester. From Amherst:  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14. Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanicalemphasis and wildlife too. Drop-in program, 10 a.m.-12 noonThursday, July 14 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.,Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Art

ongoing: now-July 16. 20th Annual Member Show —On display now through Saturday, July 16at Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St., Buffalo. More...

Festivals

wed. 13-fri. 15 . More...