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December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Superintendent details budget reduction options to school board

A preliminary budget development report presented to the Williamsville School Board on Dec. More...

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YOU BETTER WATCH OUT — Santa Claus and his elf helper, Amelia Matuszewski, prepare to board Engine 2 at the Ellicott Creek Fire Company for a ride through local neighborhoods Saturday. More...

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS — On Dec. 8, Pizza Plant opened its newest location at 7770 Transit Road, near the Sheridan Drive overpass. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Glen Park Joint Board is looking for old photographs of the amusement park that used to be in Glen Park. More...

Education

Williamsville students to have use of e-readers

When students in the Williamsville Central School District return from winter recess in January, they will have access to a new, expanded school library service where they can download audiobooks, music and videos.  More...

Kadimah School hosts seven-round geography bee

Kadimah School of Buffalo on Friday hosted a geography bee for interested students in grades four through eight.  With seven rounds, students were asked questions on U.S. More...

SS. Peter and Paul names students to honor roll

The following students at SS. Peter and Paul School achieved high honor-roll status for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI support group sets December meeting   The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert Road. More...

Sports

Amherst Athletics Director Nancy Riccio to retire

Forty-year career includes stints at Lew-Port, Niagara University

A staple of Amherst athletics will soon be ending her legendary career.  Nancy Riccio — Amherst’s director of health, physical education and athletics since 1990 — is retiring on Dec. More...

Practice pays off for South bowler Carroll

Freshman throws school record 779 set versus Williamsville East

Haley Carroll took the phrase practice makes perfect to a whole new level on Monday, Dec. More...

East’s Allen, Spitznogle start season on right track

Williamsville East senior co-captains — Sara Spitznogle and Kala Allen — are off to a great start to the 2011-12 indoor track season.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 23 . Jim Brickman — America’s piano sensation in a Christmas celebration with special guests AnneCochran and Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . 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...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 23 . Evolution/Revolution — 20th Anniversary Exhibition featuring works by Joanna Angie, Jozef Najus, Scott Bye, Jackie Felix, Tom Holt, Ani Hoover, Gerald Mead and many more. More...

Suspects apprehended by police following vehicle pursuits

In the past eight days, Amherst police have apprehended two suspects on various charges following vehicle chases throughout the town and surrounding areas.  A police pursuit of a Cheektowaga man suspected of a bank robbery that occurred Friday More...

Sweet Home properties proposed as apartment sites

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved the reclassification of two Sweet Home Road properties to allow the landowner to build three apartment buildings on the lot.  More...

Editorial

The joy of the holiday season transcends religion

Bee Editorial

The holidays are a time for us to reflect upon what we have accomplished throughout the past year. They also provide us with an opportunity to think about what we want to achieve next year.  More...

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS — I hope that my family and friends and my fellow readers have a joyous holiday season. May everyone be blessed and appreciate what you have — not just what you might want or think you may need. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 23, 1886   A Merry Christmas to all the readers of The Bee.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret E. B. Braun, secretary

Margaret Eugenia Bauman Braun, 97, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.  Mrs. More...

Karl A. Reardon, WWII veteran

Karl A. Reardon, 87, of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.  Mr. Reardon was born in St. More...

Sister Mary Agnes Frawley, Order of St. Francis

Sister Mary Agnes Frawley, 79, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.  Sister Frawley was born in Rochester and grew up in the Spencerport and Rochester areas. More...

Lifestyles

St. Leo’s students look forward to Christmas

Dogs, gaming systems, musical instruments and robotic toys are a few of the things that students at St. Leo’s School in Amherst are hoping to find under the tree this Christmas.  “I hope I get a dog. More...

Parachute Group plans weekly meetings

The Parachute Group, for people in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. Call 276-1117 for further information.   More...

Festival of Lessons and Carols slated for Wednesday

Organist William Paul Freeman will present a “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” with musical guests Jena Abati and Steve Quebral at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Williamsville. More...

Business

Muscarella’s celebrates five years of serving family recipes

Opening his first business in November 2006 was a nerve-wracking and exciting experience for Charlie Muscarella, but it was a venture he believed could offer him great success. More...

Chamber of Commerce to present seminar to assist business etiquette

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present its first seminar in the “Tools for Prosperity” series from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Resident honored for role in gala

Marilyn J. More...