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September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers sought for WNED-TV program

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Local News

Rath seeking 6th District seat

Edward A. More...

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SERVING THE BEST ‘WURSTS — Greg Wingerter, left, Sam Alessi and Dan Peters, work together in grilling bratwurst during an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 More...

Williamsville Board sets sights on sidewalk repairs

If you own property in the village of Williamsville, watch your mail.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Police Blotter

Stolen garbage tote leads to ‘trashy’ dispute

Monday, Sept. 5    A resident of Bauman Road reported returning home to find the living room window broken. Officers responded and discovered the window was shattered after a bird flew into the glass.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents should visit train depot

On Sept. 4, I went to the Lehigh Memory Trail in Williamsville to walk. The train depot was open, and a gentleman took me into the caboose, which is going to be restored.   More...

Voting information was incorrect

Last week, a front page story in The Amherst Bee, about the Sept. 13 primary stated that I was running against Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette for the Republican line.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Male Glee Club offers open rehearsals   The Amherst Male Glee Club is seeking new members and will hold open rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in September at Amherst Central High School, 4301 Main St. near Harlem Road. More...

Sports

State champ North field hockey feels pressure

Returning Lady Spartans take on new leadership roles

The Williamsville North field hockey team has a lot of expectations to live up to.  Last year’s team went 21-0, won their second straight Class A state title in four years and finished eighth in the nation according to top of the circle.co More...

Defending ECIC II tennis winner East loaded with talent

Last year, there was no high school girls tennis program better than Williamsville East.  More...

New faces featured across South field hockey lineup

A boatload of talent and experience from last year’s 14-3-1 team graduated so there are plenty of new faces this fall across the Williamsville South field hockey roster.  More...

Business

Seminar to assist in estate planning process

The Williamsville Business Association will sponsor a free one-hour seminar detailing estate planning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville.  The program will feature attorneys David A. More...

Visiting Nursing Association administers vaccinations

The Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York on Monday began its annual immunization campaign aimed at protecting the Western New York community from influenza and pneumonia.  The VNA’s professional nurses will administer the vacci More...

State’s appliance rebate process reaches limit

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority “Buy Green, Save Green NYS High-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program,” which began Sept. 2, was so successful that all funds were allocated by 4 p.m. Sept. 4.  More...

Resident escapes blaze

$200,000 house fire on Troy Del Way

An investigation is continuing into what caused a pre-dawn fire Monday at 10 Troy Del Way in Amherst.  Williamsville Fire Chief Chris Petrie estimated the total loss to the structure and contents at $200,000.  More...

Walter to run for Assembly

Erie County Legislator Ray Walter, R-Amherst, Clarence, Cheektowaga, said last week that he will run for the state Assembly seat vacated on Sept. 6 by former Assemblyman Jim Hayes, who resigned to pursue a private-sector career.  More...

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY — Greg and Julie Brooks place a white rose in a vase in memory of Margaret Walier Seeliger during the Town of Amherst’s Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday marking the 10t More...

Editorial

Code enforcement a delicate balance

Bee Editorial

A t Monday’s meeting of the Williamsville Village Board, Trustee Basil Piazza brought a dictionary with him, to reflect upon its definition of “Gestapo.” A resident had used that word in describing the increased enforcement of villa More...

Spindle items

 OUT FOR THE DAY — Last Saturday, my girlfriend, Vanessa, and I decided to visit the Amherst Museum as well as Evening in the Village on Main Street near Town Hall.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 16, 1886   The recent change of weather caused considerable stoppage of the nasal passages.  Mr. J.L. Bucher has threshed, and Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Lost and unbilled water in thevillage piping system continues unabated at a clip of nearly 23 percentof what is being purchased from theErie County Water Authority. More...

Obituaries

Grace Ida Critoph, founding member of area church

Grace Ida Critoph, 101, of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Mrs. Critoph graduated from Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo with a degree in home economics. More...

Francis Kelly, Army veteran, former McKesson division manager

Francis “Frank” Kelly, 87, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.  A graduate of Neumann High School, he earned a business degree from the University of Buffalo in 1949.  More...

Elizabeth L. Sayers, former Girl Scout leader

Elizabeth L. Sayers, 87, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.  Born in Ohio, she attended Libbey High School in Toledo. During World War II, she was an employee of Western Union Telegraph. In 1958, she married her husband, John.  More...

Lifestyles

It's Hip to be Square

Waterwheel Squares offers annual open houses

Square dancing. For many, just the name brings memories of seventh grade gym class, complete with the sweaty palms, the social awkwardness and the cheesy music. More...

Will East junior class hosts chicken dinner

Williamsville East High School’s junior class is having a Krolicks barbecue chicken dinner and bake sale from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the school, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst. More...

Family dinner celebrating 10 years

I n 2001, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University launched the first Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 15 . Winds, Waves and Wines X11 — Wineries provide you with tasting from the cellars as an annual fundraiser for the Aquarium, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.  More...

Speakers

thurs. 15 .Author/scholar Jeffery Ochsner, Ph.D. — Presenting a lecture “The Architecture of H.H. More...