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November 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Stop signs, fee hikes approved

The Town Board during its meeting Monday unanimously approved the installation of stop signs at two locations following public hearings that garnered no opposition from residents.  Stemming from a . request in the Citizens .  More...

Community groups, Bee sponsor talk by War of 1812 authority

Author and historian Anthony Pitch will speak on two critical aspects of the War of 1812 at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. More...

Local News

Residents volunteer time with Head Start children

After working as a family social worker for more than 20 years, helping others comes naturally to Dvora Joseph.  She and her husband, Don, to whom she has been married for nearly 66 years, reside at Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. More...

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site to honor veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site will offer free admission to all veterans from Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13.  Half-price admission will be offered to all other visitors.  More...

Community help sought following vandalism at Glen Park

At 7 a.m. Thursday morning, an employee of the Williamsville Department of Public Works went into Glen Park, expecting a routine morning of park maintenance.  What he saw made him return to the garage immediately.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident awakes to find green paint on house

Monday, Oct. 31   Police responded to Brooklane Drive where a resident reported that approximately 15 to 20 youths were jumping on nearby vehicles and yelling obscenities. Officers arrived and asked the teenagers to leave the area.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Sherman column off the mark

I am taking David Sherman’s advice and writing a letter to the editor. This is strange, because I normally never take advice from Conservatives. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tables available for St. Pius X craft fair   Tables are available to crafters for $15 each at the St. Pius X Youth Group Craft Fair. Forty spots are available. To reserve, call 688-5417. The craft fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Five-time Class A champions

Douglas, Johnson leads Sweet Home football over South, Billies QB injured

Sweet Home senior wide receiver John Franklin jumped into the student section at Ralph Wilson Stadium to celebrate the Panthers’ 28-14 win over Williamsville More...

South girls soccer wins first section title since 1995

Calandra’s second-half goals lift Lady Billies past Starpoint

The Williamsville South girls soccer team completed its three preseason goals and the result is its first Section VI Class A title since 1995.  More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by emailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Health insurance rates are in; are you paying too much?

Health insurance premiums have become one of the major expenses incurred by businesses, by workers and by individuals. More...

Amazing Grazing offers tastes of memories

Walking through the doors of Amazing Grazing is like stepping into a time machine and being transported back to your childhood, when life was simpler.  That is the idea behind the food products that sisters Wendy Lee Farnsworth and Cyd Cehulik o More...

Business news

Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. The program features federal health care providers. More...

Panthers advance

Sweet Home’s Zach Rosney fights off a stiff-arm attempt by South quarterback Tyler Piasecki to register a sack in the fourth quarter of Sweet Home’s 28-14 win in the Class A Section VI fi More...

Veterans Day ceremonies to be held in town

The Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, will observe Veterans Day at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.  Attendees will gather on the lawn near the front entrance to hear an invocation by Capt. More...

Election results on the web

Results of the Nov. 8 election were not available until after The Bee went to press. Readers can find updated results at www.amherst bee.com.   More...

Editorial

Elected officials must strive to be good leaders

Bee Editorial

A few weeks ago, we noted that it was the time of year when people were encouraged to vote. They were reminded about the importance of doing their civic duty and urged to lend their voice to the political fray.  More...

Spindle items

 AS WE WIND ON DOWN THE ROAD — While I was getting ready for work on Tuesday morning, I was listening to the news on the radio and was astounded that amid endless talk about local elections there was a fact I actually enjoyed hearing.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 11, 1886   Swormville was visited with the first snow storm last Friday evening. It snowed all day Saturday until the snow was eight to ten inches deep.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thanks to Bee Reporter Kate Mocker, we learned that the village board is going to start our Main Street project this month. More...

Obituaries

George W. Ferrick Sr., WWII veteran, stockbroker

George W. Ferrick Sr., 93, of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.  Mr. Ferrick was born in Buffalo and graduated from Amherst High School in 1937. More...

Fred Howarth, decorated veteran

Fred Howarth, 90, of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.  Mr. Howarth was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and attended school there and in Queenston, Ontario.  He began work at General Motors in St. More...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Janssen, active in fire auxiliary

Virginia Janssen, 94, of Lancaster, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.  The former Virginia McLeod was born in Akron and attended the Akron School. She married Arthur F. Janssen on Oct. 8, 1946, in Erie, Pa.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

A space for dreams, a place for happiness

Group designs rooms, grants wishes

A child, a bedroom and a vision. These are the core elements that form Special Spaces, a nonprofit organization with a mission to design and create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses. More...

NAMI offers monthly meetings

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a monthly educational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert. Lisa Allen and Dan Kantz will speak on special needs trusts. More...

WCSD orchestras showcased in festival

An eight-year tradition will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 15, when the Williamsville orchestras present the eighth annual Orchestra Festival concert.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . 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, Nov. More...

Theater

thurs. 10 . Damn Yankees — Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical under the direction of Steven Braddock for Niagara University Theatre. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. More...

Auditions

mon. 14 & tues. 15 . Damn Yankees — Lancaster Opera House is seeking men and women (ages 18+) for a June 2012 production. Auditions will be held at the Lancater Opera House, 7-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 & Tuesday, Nov. 15. More...