Weekly Feature



January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents adjusting to garbage pickup dates, recycling program

The first week of the new year brought changes to recycling in the Town of Amherst and garbage pickup in the Village of Williamsville.  (See editorial on page four)  As of Jan. More...

Local News

Low-income households eligible for energy help

To help larger numbers of low-income households cut their energy bills in the coming year, funding for EmPower New York will increase by $18 million, providing a total of $46 million in 2012, according to the New York State Energy Research and Develo More...

Resident to again head board of Lutheran facility

Laurence H. Woodward, a senior partner and chairman of the Estates and Trusts Department at Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP, has been re-elected chairman of the Lutheran Church Home of Buffalo Board of Directors. More...

Website offers college knowledge to at-risk students

A new website has been designed for students who are at risk of not attending college, or even completing high school, to find information about applying to and succeeding at college.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss food, ‘spitballs’ at restaurant’s window

Monday, Jan. 2   • Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store where two 18-year-old females were arrested for shoplifting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteering your time is a gift to others

As I reflect on my 15 years serving as a volunteer ombudsman assigned to the Rosa Coplon Living Center on the Weinberg Campus in Amherst, I am struck by the number of residents of long-term care facilities who have no one else acting as an advocate f More...

Education

Williamsville South names honor roll recipients

The following Williamsville South 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

Parkinson’s Support Group sets meeting   The Northtown Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Temple Beth Am, 4600 Sheridan Drive. More...

Sports

Son finally wins against father

Chris Kensy’s Amherst Tigers beat Mark Kensy’s Maryvale Flyers, 51-41

It took five tries but Amherst boys basketball coach Chris Kensy, in his third year, finally earned a win against his father, Mark, longtime coach of Maryvale. The Tigers beat the Flyers, 51-41, at home Friday. More...

Canisius snaps North Fed boys ice hockey’s 39-game win streak

Spartans’ last loss was 2010 state quarterfinal

Canisius did Sunday what no other high school hockey team has been able to do against Williamsville North since 2010 — win.  Canisius’ Austin Aksoy scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to lift the Cruaders to a stunning 4-3 upse More...

Panthers open 2012 with first league victory, place fourth at Ripley

2012 has started out great for the Sweet Home wrestling team.  The Panthers beat Frontier, 48-33, at home Wednesday to secure its first league win of the 2011-12 season. More...

Business

Plans from Albany mean good news for Western New York communities

Good news from Albany? More...

Main Street Host is regional success story

In an area that has become used to bad economic news, the success of Main Street Host is a bright spot.  Main Street Host is an Internet marketing company that has been in existence since 1999. More...

Emerging Business Leader event to feature guest speaker

The Emerging Business Leaders, a young professionals group, will hold a luncheon as part of its “Food for Thought” series at noon Monday, Jan. More...

Compost facility sold to C.J. Krantz Topsoil

The Town Board, during its meeting on Jan. More...

‘State of State’ message bolsters Buffalo’s economy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State message had some good news for Buffalo and Western New York.  More...

Editorial

Don’t be so quick to trash refuse programs

Bee Editorial

When Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson and Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein said in August that they had agreed to a new contract with Modern Disposal to expand the town’s recycling program, we felt it was a great plan for Amherst.  We More...

Spindle items

• LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD — It is true what is said about the greatest education being the one we receive not in the classroom, but through living. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 13, 1887   A man from Wolcottsburg lost a valuable horse today while drawing wood to the lime kilns at Williamsville. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Would The Bee please reprint information about the new trash and recyclables collection? I must have missed it, because no one seems to know what is going on.  More...

Obituaries

Mel Pauly, retired newspaper advertising executive

Melvin F. Pauly, a World War II veteran and strong advocate of effective newspaper advertising, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.  Mr. More...

Ira ‘Jerry’ Sans, directed Prenatal-Perinatal Task Force

Ira “Jerry” Sans, 79, of Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.  Mr. More...

Servando A. Daboin, former Williamsville principal

Servando A. Daboin, 83, of Melbourne, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.  Mr. Daboin was born in Brooklyn and attended Willsboro High School. He went on to graduate from Plattsburgh Teachers College.  More...

Lifestyles

A passion for writing

WNY Romance Writers share their love of the genre

From contemporary, realistic love stories to the fantastical paranormal romances made famous by “Twilight,” to love stories set in Scottish castles, romance has been an enduringly popular genre for decades.  More...

Church to offer board, card game day

Amherst Presbyterian Church is holding a board and card game day for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The church is located at 151 S. Youngs Road across from Erie Community College. Anyone may bring a family game to share. More...

Amherst woman rides Rose Bowl float in daughter’s honor

Ali Gerlach lives on.  The 17-year-old Williamsville South student died in 2003 of a brain disease called moyamoya, which has no known cause or cure and whose very name means “puff of smoke” in Japanese. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12 . 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, Jan. More...

Art

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Film/Video

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