Weekly Feature



December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizen Police Academy to begin in February

The Amherst Police Department will hold its next Citizen Police Academy beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7, and continuing each Tuesday for 13 weeks until May 1.  Classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Photo

FOR THE BIRDS — Anna Bachman, 12, of Williamsville, creates a bird feeder at Glen Park Tavern as part of the “Season in the Village” event held Saturday. More...

Local News

Work ethic important to Williamsville coach

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dedication and preparation are two of the words that define the character of Brian Swatland.  The physical education teacher at Williamsville North coaches the school’s varsity wrestling and track teams. More...

Main-Transit names officers, board of directors for 2012

The Main-Transit Fire Department recently held a vote to elect its 2012 officers.  The executive officers elected were Peter Frank, president; Brian Rusin, vice president; Margaret Eberhard, secretary; Carol Jackson, financial secretary; and Har More...

Fire district elections set for Dec. 13

There will be no opposition this year for the position of commissioner in either the Eggertsville or Snyder fire district.  The Eggertsville Fire District will hold its annual election from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It didn’t take long for someone to throw in the election card. More...

Obituaries

William Matheis, volunteer firefighter

William Matheis, 91, of Clarence Center, died  Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.  Mr. Matheis was born in Getzville and attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse and the seventh and eighth grades at SS. More...

Joseph M. Dickey Jr., Kiwanis president

Joseph M. Dickey Jr., 85, formerly of Williamsville, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.  Mr. Dickey was born in Meadville, Pa., and attended Cambridge Springs High School and Allegheny College.  He was a sergeant in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

DINOLFO, Beatrice L. (nee Renzi), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Mrs. Dinolfo is survived by one daughter, Dr. Elaine A. Dinolfo, and one brother, Dr. Alfred A. Renzi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pasquale. More...

Lifestyles

Homecoming and home-sharing

Exchange student, host reflect on experiences

A nn Sweet’s son was a freshman when they were approached by his English teacher, also the adviser to the American Field Services club, about serving as a host family for an exchange student for a long weekend.  Since that “dry run,& More...

Legion Post to hold pancake breakfast

Alfred J. Jurek American Legion Post 1672 will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the post, located at Smith and New roads. More...

Amherst woman fulfills lifelong goal of writing book

If you’ve visited the Eastern Hills Mall on the past two Saturday afternoons, you may have noticed an older woman with a table of books set up outside the toy store.  Unless you stopped to talk with her, you won’t know that the publi More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 10 . The Amherst Skating Club presents: Winterfest On Ice 2011 — More than 60 skaters will perform to portions of The Nutcracker and many other holiday favorites, 4-6 p.m.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . 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, Dec. More...

Symphonic

thurs. 8 . On The Edge — Class recital, 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at UB’s Baird Recital Hall in Slee Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free.  More...

Winterfest

Sarah McCune, 6, left, and Sela Schulefand, 6, rehearse for their roles in the Amherst Skating Club’s upcoming presentation of “Winterfest On Ice.” The event will be held from 4 to More...

‘Inappropriate comments’ spark action

¦ Williamsville District issues suspensions in Rodemeyer case

The Williamsville Central School District last week suspended an unidentified number of students for inappropriate comments made to former Williamsville North student Jamey Rodemeyer.  The freshman was found dead on Sept. More...

Dedication today for Veterans Memorial

Amherst State Park

A dedication ceremony for the new Amherst Veterans Memorial, located in Amherst State Park, off Mill Street near Sheridan Drive, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Chamber to hold event at Amherst Museum

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hosts its monthly Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Editorial

Make shopping locally your holiday tradition

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Adjust your thinking about gifts, and you may end up with new ideas.  A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

 TREE FOR TWO — It is now time for an annual tradition I look forward to — purchasing a Christmas tree.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 9, 1886   President Cleveland issued his annual message to Congress on Dec. 7. A decrease in taxation is recommended.  More...

Police Blotter

Eleven women in red blindfolds seen exiting Hartford Road home

Monday, Nov. 28    A resident of Brompton Road reported that his mailbox was damaged and an unknown person cut the wires of his Christmas decorations overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Speech restriction risks adverse effects

I wanted to comment upon the Nov. 30 editorial regarding the decision not to pursue prosecution in the Jamey Rodemeyer case.  More...

Education

Amherst Central Middle School names students to first quarter honor roll

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

Youth news

Students from Forest Elementary on Nov. 12 participated in a Girls on the Run 5K event in Tonawanda. The Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by creatively integrating running. More...

Williamsville East names first quarter honor roll students

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

Sports

North Fed boys ice hockey seeks fifth state title

The Williamsville North Federation boys ice hockey team accomplished last year what teams dreams of — an undefeated season capped off by a state title, its fourth in school history.  Spartans coach Bob Rosen said winning another state titl More...

Spartans post four victories to open season

Williamsville North’s Federation boys ice hockey team opened its season where they left off last year — winning.  More...

South grapplers hope to climb ranks of ECIC II

Falzone becomes school’s all-time wins leader

Williamsville South wrestling coach Chris Heximer said a number of scenarios need to happen for the Billies to move up the ranks of ECIC Division II.  “We need to stay healthy, stay committed by hard work, peak at the right time and finish More...

Business

Configuration School of Ballet aims to develop poise, grace in students

As a way to further develop and nurture the talents of local ballet students, Configuration School of Ballet has expanded its influence in Western New York.  In September, the school opened its second location at 5353 Main St., Williamsville, at More...

Blum’s Swimwear celebrates new Main Street location

Anyone frequenting Main Street during the past few weeks has noticed new life in a long-dormant building.  Blum’s Swimwear and Intimate Apparel, formerly of the Tony Walker Plaza, has relocated to 5727 Main St. More...

Events

WNYPA schedules annual holiday lunch on Dec. 15   More...