Weekly Feature



December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Compost facility sale closer to reality

The Town Board on Monday approved furthering negotiations en route to a final contract for the sale of the compost facility.  Supervisor Barry Weinstein said the compost facility, located at 560 Smith Road near Millersport Highway, loses $300,00 More...

Local News

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TEST — Amherst Youth Hockey players Nick Hass, far left, AJ Ferenczy and Liam Wojciechowski, take an impact baseline neurocognitive computerized concussion test at Sweet Home High School on Wed More...

Police investigating stabbing on Princeton Avenue

Amherst police are investigating a Monday afternoon stabbing that occurred in the Princeton Court Apartments in Eggertsville.  According to Detective Lt. Rick Walter, the victim, Verley D. More...

Village Board to hold special meeting on Dec. 19

A special meeting of the Williamsville Village Board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Here are six tenets from the village traffic and safety committee mission statement: 1. Don’t acknowledge or investigate successful traffic calming strategies from other communities. 2. More...

Obituaries

James F. Walsh, Amherst Gaelic League founding member

James F. Walsh, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.  Mr. More...

Olympia Civello, founding Ladies Guild member

Olympia Civello (nee Malachowski), of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.  Mrs. More...

Russell Manuel Alessi Sr., pharmacist

Russell Manuel Alessi Sr., 73, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.  Mr. Alessi was born in Buffalo and was a longtime resident of Williamsville. More...

Lifestyles

Finding time, finding hope

Patients, caregivers, benefit from respite groups

It can be scary when loved ones begin to lose their memory, but it is devastating when the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. However, there is hope and help to be found if people know where to look. More...

The Little Pebble Foundation seeks positive impact for child amputees

Overcoming adversity as an amputee can be difficult — especially for children. For parents of the children, teaching them to adapt to life with their disability can also at times be troublesome.  More...

‘Tis the Season…for giving

This time of year, we hear many greetings for happy holidays, the stores are full of busy shoppers and our families are all planning to celebrate their holiday. But giving is a year-round activity that many of us do without ever realizing it.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 16 . Holiday Coffee House & Open Mic — Don’t miss this night featuring Christmas music and a sing-a-long, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at St.  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, Dec. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 15 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis. This drop-in program runs all year. 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2011 10:37 AM

Iskalo unveils plan for Williamsville Water Mill

The plan will include a restaurant and spaces for hotel rooms and boutique retail. More...

Governor announces funding for UB

UB 2020 approved

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday approved a $35 million state funding plan for the University at Buffalo.  More...

Town sets plan to prohibit parking on Meadowstream

To alleviate traffic safety concerns, the Town Board on Monday approved prohibiting daytime parking in front of three properties on Meadowstream Drive, near Getzville Road and Daemen College. More...

Groundbreaking marks new YMCA

The new Independent Health Family Branch YMCA will be located at 150 Tech Drive, near Main Street and Youngs Road, Amherst. More...

Editorial

Remove the temptation for thieves this holiday season

Bee Editorial

This past week, while compiling entries for the police blotter, we noticed that there were an abundance of reports concerning vehicles being entered overnight as well as delivery packages being stolen from the front of area homes. More...

Spindle items

 CHRISTMAS CAROLING — Last week, my girlfriend and I set aside time to view the Alleyway Theatre’s performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” We both found the production to be an extraordinary adaptation and More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 16, 1886   This week Saturday evening, a raffle will be held at N. Horey’s hotel. Plenty of turkeys, ducks, geese and chickens on hand.  The roads are in a terrible state.  More...

Police Blotter

Smoking juveniles refuse to move for vehicles

Monday, Dec. 5   An employee of a West Klein Road restaurant reported that money was stolen from her purse while it was stowed away in the break room. More...

Letters to the Editor

Glen Casino photos sought for display

The Glen Park Joint Board is looking for old photographs of Harry Altman’s Casino and Amusement Park.  We would like to copy and enlarge photographs that best depict the history of the property and display the pictures on the walls of the More...

Education

Amherst Central recognizes AP scholars

A total of 54 students at Amherst Central High School have earned Advance Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievements on exams.  More...

Sweet Home High School names honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christian Women’s group schedules luncheon   More...

Sports

Lady Billies favored to three-peat in ECIC II

Looking up and down the Williamsville South girls bowling roster, it’s no surprise the Lady Billies are the favorites to win the ECIC Division II girls bowling title for the third straight year.  South returns all eight starters from last More...

Core group leads North boys swim team

The Williamsville North boys swim team should be strong this year, starting from its core.  Spartans coach Dan McLaughin considers seniors Matt Berus, Will Baker, Sam Zwierzchowski, A.J. More...

Amherst Soccer Association to hold camp

Amherst Soccer Association will be holding a soccer camp from 9 a.m. to noon from Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Dec. 30 at the soccer facility at the Village Glen Tennis Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. More...

Business

The WNY Regional Council’s plan demonstrates committment

A s many of you know, I was honored to be appointed to the WNY Regional Economic Development Council by Gov. Cuomo. More...

Long-deferred dream realized in taylorK boutique

When Dawn Mazur was a teenager, she wanted to leave the state to attend fashion school. But soon, other dreams and goals overwhelmed her original one. She met her husband and had a child. More...

Nominations sought for event to honor young professionals

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders young professionals program will hold its first annual awards gala on Wednesday, Feb. More...