Weekly Feature



February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Potential budget reductions include personnel

Amherst Central District schools

The Amherst School Board unveiled its proposed budget reductions for the 2012-13 school year at the Jan. More...

Photo

DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY — Clare Scully, left, dances next to Madison Avery, center, and Isabelle Lawley on Friday during the Snow Ball event at St. Gregory the Great School in Amherst. More...

Local News

At 71, karate student strives to ‘keep truckin’’

For nearly 19 years, 71-year-old Jim Wild has been training at Western New York Karate Center under the leadership of Jim Cvetkovski, the business’s founder and master instructor.  “I am as old as and was born a couple months apart f More...

Williamsville district receives public input on cost savings

During a Williamsville schools budget presentation on Jan. More...

Families of Flight 3407 planning vigil

The Families of Flight 3407 invite the community to join the group for a candlelight vigil on Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.On Jan. 17, 2012 the Village of Corinth in Saratoga County defeated a proposition that would have dissolved their village by a vote of 338 to 209. It was a record voter turnout. More...

Obituaries

Gerald C. Gentner, coached South softball to three state titles

Gerald C. Gentner, 67, Williamsville South’s longtime softball coach who helped the Lady Billies to three state championships, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.  More...

Dr. Mythili Srikrishnan, physician

Dr. Mythili Srikrishnan (nee V.R. Mythili), 66, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Dr. Srikrishnan was born in Chittor, India. She received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo. More...

Marguerite G. Odian, former chief administrative assistant

Marguerite G. Odian, 90, of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.  Mrs. Odian was born Marguerite Guercio in Buffalo and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School. More...

Lifestyles

High-energy ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ takes Will South stage

Last year, audiences left the Williamsville South production of “Les Miserables” in tears. This year, the goal is to leave them in stitches with the “The Drowsy Chaperone.” More...

Girls Ice Hockey team plans Night at the Races

The Amherst/Sweet Home Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Team will hold a “Night at the Races” fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Amherst Youth and Family Center, 5005 Sheridan Drive. More...

Amherst High presents classic delights of ‘OKLAHOMA!’

From the opening strains of “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” to the exuberance of the title number, the musical “Oklahoma!” has been delighting audiences on Broadway, in cinemas and in high school auditoriums since the 1940s. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Art

fri. 3 . Love for Sale — Studio Hart is proud to announce the third annual group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. On display through Wednesday, Feb. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2 . 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, Feb. More...

Supervisor seeks 2013 tax levy decrease

During his 2012 State of the Town address, Supervisor Barry Weinstein said he intends to work with the Town Board and various departments to decrease spending and the property tax levy for a third consecutive year.  More...

Proposal would alter state districts

Proposed redistricting maps have been released that would change the district boundaries for state legislative representatives. The re-creation of the boundaries would alter the coverage areas of Sen. More...

Editorial

State redistricting raises familiar concerns

Bee Editorial

Erie County recently wrapped up its redistricting process, but not before allegations of gerrymandering were cast by both parties, lawsuits were filed and the responsibility for the final decision fell to a federal judge.  More...

Spindle items

POLITE IN POLITICS? — While I was reading Rolling Stone’s website during my lunch break on Tuesday, I came across a headline I have seen repeated throughout the recent history of music and politics. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated woman reports lost items stolen

Monday, Jan. 23   • An employee of a Sheridan Drive business reported that an unknown person broke the mirror off her vehicle while it was parked in the lot. The employee told officers she was not sure how the incident had occurred.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Event to support village library

Our village is passionate about the Williamsville Library. Given how busy the library is, it is shocking that the Williamsville branch receives no public funding and relies only on private donations.  More...

Water charges warrant questions

You have to wonder what is the purpose behind some of the tax revenues that are in place in the town where you live. More...

Education

St. Mary’s School wins at competition; students set for national title contest

St. Mary’s School in Swormville won the National Engineers Week Future City Competition held at Mount St. Mary Academy on Jan. 21. The team will represent the region in the national competition in Washington, D.C., in February. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic to meet   Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave. More...

Sports

South wrestling’s win over East includes Ernst’s last dual, inaugural cancer fundraiser

Friday was an outstanding night for wrestling at Williamsville East High School.  Williamsville South beat Williamsville East, 51-34, in front of a packed East gymnasium to celebrate the 45-year career and retirement of coach Bert Ernst and to i More...

Clarence edges North in battle of undefeated swim teams

There were no losers in the Williamsville North-Clarence boys swim meet held Friday at Clarence High School.  More...

South boys lax boosters to hold fundraiser

The Williamsville South boys lacrosse boosters will be holding a fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sorrentino’s Spaghetti House, 5640 Main St., Williamsville. The cost is $12 for unlimited pizza, pop, pasta and wings. More...

Business

Millersport Recycling offers quick solution for cans, bottles

After earning a four-year college degree within three years, Marcus Catlin wanted to do something ambitious while also becoming an entrepreneur. More...

Awards gala will honor young professionals on Feb. 22

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders group will hold an awards gala to recognize the achievements of its young professionals from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Resident named to organization’s board of directors

The Mental Health Association of Erie County Inc. More...