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December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New year means new duties for past chief of two departments

During almost 34 years in the volunteer fire service, Jim Quigley has the distinction of being the only man to be chief of two departments in Amherst. More...

Local News

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GOING FOR A TURKEY — Carva Cash watches her competitor, Ron Mancini, as he takes his turn during a game of Wii bowling on Friday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

‘Move Over’ law expands to include highway vehicles

The “Move Over” traffic safety law will be expanded beginning Jan. More...

Park School offers open house

The Park School of Buffalo, a prekindergarten through grade 12 coeducational, independent school, will host an open house for prospective students and their parents from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the school, 4625 Harlem Road.  More...

Police Blotter

Home, three cars struck by unknown person’s eggs

Monday, Dec. 19    Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business where two adults, a male and female, were arrested for shoplifting. More...

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Education

Amherst Central examines electives at high school

With a looming budget shortfall and the potential loss of 30 employees for the 2012-13 school year, the Amherst School Board is examining all areas in the district that could be impacted. The focus of the Dec. More...

Christian Central names honor-roll recipients

The following students at Christian Central Academy were named to the recognition roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 12   Rachael Bielmeier, Timothy Coulter, Jennifer Ebert, Nathaniel Jacobs, Lauren Koch, Kather More...

St. Gregory the Great posts honor-roll students

The following students at St. Gregory the Great School were named to the honor roll for the first trimester of the 2011-12 academic year:   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Meeting House to host trombone concert   The Meeting House will host a “studies in brass trombone” concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. The concert is free of charge. The Meeting House is located at 5658 Main St. near Mill. More...

Lifestyles

Hope Chest provides life affirming support to breast cancer survivors

When Clarence resident Sharon Feraci had her first surgery for breast cancer, the nun at Sisters Hospital suggested that she attend a support group for people with cancer.  More...

Meeting House to host trombone concert

The Meeting House will host a “studies in brass trombone” concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. The concert is free of charge. The Meeting House is located at 5658 Main St. near Mill.   More...

Youth & Recreation News

Winter open gym will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 30, at Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road. An adult must accompany children younger than 6. On Dec. 30, crafts for celebrating the New Year will be available. More...

Business

Corner Bakery Cafe opens area location, provides variety of homemade meals

Corner Bakery Cafe, located at 7662 Transit Road near Sheridan Drive in Amherst, offers a variety of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. “Our paninis are absolutely fantastic,” said owner Fran DeSimone. More...

Williamsville Business Association thrives from expansion, new seasonal events

A fter 26 years of service to the village community, our association has expanded twofold this past year. More...

Glen Park Tavern restaurant set for renovations

The historic 1887 tavern in the Village of Williamsville will undergo extensive redecoration and a new marketing campaign to observe its 125th anniversary in 2012.  Known as The Glen Park Tavern, it has been operated by Jim and Ellie Grenauer an More...

Home for the holidays

Sarah Krebs of Wisconsin, who was visiting area relatives for the holidays, helps her niece, 5-year-old Alexa Krebs of Amherst, skate for the first time on Saturday afternoon at the Northtown Center More...

Garbage pickup to change for village customers in 2012

While the new year will bring a new garbage pickup plan to village residents, pickup dates will not change for residents and businesses in the Town of Amherst.  The Village of Williamsville has signed a five-year contract with Modern Disposal to More...

FAA issues new rule addressing pilot fatigue

¦ Flight 3407 Families ‘energized,’ pushing for additional changes

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a new rule addressing pilot fatigue issues on Dec. 21.  More...

Editorial

Expansion of law will reduce number of tragedies

Bee Editorial

One year after it was put into effect, the Move Over law will be amended to improve safety on the highways across New York State.  As of Jan. More...

Spindle items

HAPPY NEW YEAR — I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and received great gifts as well as wonderful smiles when loved ones opened the presents you gave them.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 30, 1886   There will be an enjoyable New Year’s party held under the auspices of the Rough and Ready Fire Company at the Roller Rink on Friday evening, Dec. 31. Good music in attendance. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.This thing about homeowners spending their dollars to install sidewalks in the village isn’t about making it safe for pedestrians. More...

Obituaries

James A. Mayer, librarian

James A. Mayer, 82, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.  Mr. More...

Jean A. Tzetzo, homemaker

Jean A. Tzetzo ( nee DePlato), 82, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.  Mrs. Tzetzo was born in Buffalo and attended Annunciation Elementary and High School, going on to Rosary Hill College.  More...

Rev. Robert Rezak, regional superior, mission program director

The Rev. Robert Rezak, 76, of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.  Rev. Rezak was born and raised in Cleveland. After working at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Stamping Plant, he served in the U.S. Army for three years.  More...

Sports

North uses strong third period to tie St. Joe’s

Federation boys ice hockey

Williamsville North outshot St. More...

Hundredth of a second decides swim supremacy in Williamsville schools

North edges East, 93-92, teams set school records, season-best times

Williamsville North’s 400-yard freestyle relay of Connor Mergler, Will Baker, Sam Zwierzchowski and Matt Berus held off Williamsville East’s foursome of Kevin Turner, Bo Kim, Huibo Guan and Marc Ruszaj, 3:24.04-3:24.05, to push the Sparta More...

Michalski’s perfect game leads Amherst keglers over East

Amherst senior Eric Michalski rolled his second career 300 to lead the Tigers’ boys bowling team to a 6-1 victory over Williamsville East on Monday, Dec. 19 at Transit Lanes.  It is Michalski’s second career 300. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

fri. 30. Glenn Colton Holiday Show —Don’t miss this ever-popular performance, 2p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the LancasterOpera House, 21 Central Ave.,Lancaster; $. 683-1776,www.lancopera.orgsat. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 29 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers and enjoy the fresh air and the sights & sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Performance

thurs. 29 . Taylor Swift/Lady Gaga Tribute Concert — The Gem Tones, featuring Carla Sacco on vocals create the look and sound of two of today hottest singers, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.  More...