Weekly Feature



November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Corner formerly was site of car dealership

D & E Motors opened for business at Main and South Forest on May 19, 1945. Owned by W.A. (Bill) Dietrich and M.J. (Mart) Echtenkamp, the firm’s motto was “The home of an honest deal.”  More...

Local News

Williamsville North sinks teeth into ‘Dracula’

The classic vampire tale that has inspired writers, artists and filmmakers for more than a century will be onstage at Williamsville North High School this weekend. “It’s not like what we usually do. More...

Music surrounds East Amherst church director

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Music has been a huge part of Debi Overton’s life.  More...

Holiday Shopping Party planned at St. Mary's

St. Mary’s Home School Association will present a Girls’ Night Out Shopping Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Just in case you don’t know, if you insist your satellite dish be installed on the rear roof, they will make it happen. They don’t want to lose the sale, no matter what they say. More...

Obituaries

Paul W. Bitner, Jr., educator, outdoorsman

Paul W. Bitner, Jr., 72, of West Amherst, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.  Mr. More...

Robert E. Mates, research professor

Robert E. “Bob” Mates, 76, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.  Mr. More...

Raymond A. Coniglio, WWII veteran

Raymond A. Coniglio, 93, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  Mr. Coniglio was born in Robertsdale, Pa., and moved with his family to Peacock Street in Buffalo’s old canal district. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI offers monthly meetings   The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert Road. Call 832-4035. More...

Sports

South girls soccer posts history-making win

Dargan’s game-winning goal in Class A regional moves Lady Billies into state semifinal

Fiona Dargan has won world championships in Irish dancing. On Saturday, she and the other members of the Williamsville South girls soccer team were dancing in joy after making history.  More...

North wins first section title, loses in regional

Girls volleyball

Williamsville North’s greatest season in girls volleyball came to an end in the Class “A” Far West Regional on Saturday at Sweet Home High School.  The Lady Spartans lost to Section V’s Our Lady of Mercy, 25-17, 25-16, 15 More...

Bounces go against North in soccer regional

Brockport got the bounce it needed to end Williamsville North’s season.  Senior forward Ally Sharpe scored with 28:40 left in the first half to give Section V Brockport, ranked second in the state, a 1-0 win over North, ranked first in the More...

Business

Exclusively Hair provides latest styles, trends at its salon

With nine stylists — two of whom are certified educators — Exclusively Hair specializes in the latest trends at its salon, located at 6211 Transit Road, East Amherst, near Muegel Road.  More...

Hayes Fish Company to close Snyder location

Next week will bring about the end of an era for Hayes Fish Company’s seafood market at 3985 Harlem Road, Snyder, near Kensington Avenue and Wehrle Drive.  On Wednesday, Nov. More...

Eastern Hills Mall celebrates arrival of Santa Claus

Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence, will celebrate the annual arrival of Santa by hosting a Santa Arrival Parade & Magic Show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Food Court entrance.  More...

War of 1812 authority to speak Friday

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...

Manna, Marlette look ahead

¦ Poloncarz prepares for role as new county executive

Town Board incumbents Mark A. Manna and Guy R. More...

Sidewalk snow relief pilot program to begin

The Town of Amherst is preparing for a pilot program of providing sidewalk snow relief services along segments of Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.  More...

Editorial

Village board needs to make sure law doesn’t stink

Bee Editorial

This week, the Williamsville Village Board held a public hearing on a law to regulate offensive odors coming from properties. With few comments from the public, the board will be ready to vote on this issue at its next meeting on Nov. 28.  More...

Spindle items

 REBUILDING — Two Williamsville residents, Larry Abate and Anthony Barone, are working toward making the home of a Buffalo woman fully habitable once again.  A block club organizer in the City of Buffalo, Cheryl  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 18, 1886   Dr. H.P. Trull has moved into his handsome new residence. Patrons calling will find a speaking tube and electric bell at the south entrance. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor accuses resident of ‘stealing electricity’

Monday, Nov. 7   The manager of a Sheridan Drive restaurant reported that two females were causing a verbal disturbance inside the restaurant near the cashier. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reform remains legislative goal

Thank you to the residents of the 6th Legislative District for electing me to represent them in the Erie County Legislature. I look forward to serving the residents of Amherst, Clarence, Akron and Newstead in 2012. More...

Support of voters appreciated

I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Amherst for re-electing me to the Amherst Town Council.  It is an honor to be your public servant, and I will work hard every day to prove worthy of your choice.  More...

Kudos to volunteers for fall tree planting

On behalf of the Village of Williamsville Tree Board, we would like to give heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time to make the Village of Williamsville’s fall 2011 tree planting on Saturday, Nov. 5, a huge success.  More...

Education

Mill Middle School posts honor roll students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year at Mill Middle School:  Grade Eight   More...

Sweet Home recognizes AP Scholars

In recognition of their exceptional achievement on college level advanced placement examinations last May, the College Board has named 44 Sweet Home High School students and graduates as AP Scholars.  More...

Heim Middle School posts honor roll students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Lifestyles

Ukelele group seeks members

A ukulele group is forming for those who would like to play. No musical experience is necessary. The group will sing and play classics such as "You Are My Sunshine" and "Good Night Irene." Call 636-1541 for information. More...

Teens help make Amherst a better place through YES

One hundred sites in the community. Four hundred teens. And more than 2,300 hours donated to the community since the beginning of 2011, all through the Amherst Youth Engaged in Service program.  More...

‘Shopping Party’ to be held at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Home School Association will present a Girls’ Night Out Shopping Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The event will be held in the Parish Center at 6919 Transit Road, Swormville. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17 . Dr. Fameus — 10 p.m., DBGB, 253 Allen St., Buffalo; $.  More...

Theater

thurs. 17 . It Goes Like It Goes — UB Department of Theatre and Dance present the world premiere of Nathan R. Matthews’ musical feature the music of David Shire under the direction of Terry Berliner and Matthews. More...

Concerts

fri. 18 .If you still haven’t heard Bettye LaVette, go now before she gets too big to play a small venue. See this show, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.  More...