Weekly Feature



February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Margaret Louise Park restrooms vandalized by ‘tagger’s’ graffiti

The scene greeting workers in Margaret Louise Park on Hopkins Road was a discouraging way to begin the workday.  According to Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson, at some point during the final weekend in January, someone spray-painted graffi More...

Local News

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YOUNG STARS — Christian Central Academy students AJ Jabaji, left, Greg Robbins Jr. and Jon Southwell were guest speakers during a forum about bullying held Monday at the school. More...

Amherst Alumni Foundation awards grants from fundraising

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, through various 2011 fundraisers such as Tigerfest and the annual golf outing, has awarded $4,700 in grant money to assist in funding various projects in the district.  Projects at each school benefit from More...

Williamsville Library to host gala

If you love books, wine, music or chocolate, the Williamsville Library is the place to be on Friday night.  The Williamsville Library is holding a gala called “Love your village, love your library” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss garbage on resident’s property

Monday, Jan. 30  • A resident of Stahl Road reported that two teenage boys drove by on their bicycles and threw garbage in front of her house. More...

Letters to the Editor

Oil spill might damage aquifer

I thought David Sherman’s column (on the Keystone XL pipeline) was very interesting. More...

Risk too high to justify pipeline

David Sherman’s recent editorial concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline sounded like a “big oil” commercial, as seen on Fox News.  There is a Keystone Pipeline that is already in place and has had 14 spills since 2010.  More...

Meeting to gain residential feedback

The Eggertsville Task Force will be holding our semi-annual meeting on Feb. 14.  We would like to refocus our energy on identifying any new issues facing Eggertsville as well as feedback on how we are dealing with outstanding issues. More...

Education

Heim Middle names students to second-quarter honor roll

The following Heim Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

St. Leo’s posts honor-roll students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 academic year at St. Leo the Great School:  More...

Youth news

Matthew Fisher, a fourth-grade student at St. Benedict School, was the champion of the school’s spelling bee on Feb. 2. The event was held as part of the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  More...

Sports

Amherst falls to EA in battle of unbeaten

Amherst’s bid for a perfect season in boys swimming is over.  The Tigers lost at East Aurora, 121-59, on Jan. 31. More...

East finishes fourth, places seven at Class Tournament

The Williamsville East wrestling team exceeded expectations at the Class A Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Starpoint High School.  The Flames placed fourth out of 12 teams with 173 points. More...

State champion hurdler Arcury signs with Kent State

For Kailyn Arcury, Kent State University is home.  The Williamsville South senior signed her letter of intent with the Golden Flashes on Monday.  More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 10. Rumsey Award Recipients —UB Department of Visual Studies Exhibition, on display now through Friday, Feb.10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB NorthCampus, Amherst; Free. 645-6878,www.visualstudiesbuffalo.edunow - Feb. More...

Special Events

fri. 10 . Love is a Crime — Couples, singles and groups can become crime scene investigators and step into the world of cutting-edge forensic science. More...

Concerts

sat. 11 .Gold lame, leather jackets and pompadours will be rockin’ as classic fifties group, Sha Na Na, takes the stage 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Town sets decision date for Frankhauser property

The Town Board on Monday set a decision date for the rezoning of a Frankhauser Road property in addition to approving traffic restrictions prohibiting parking on portions of three town side streets.  More...

Williamsville’s budget survey closes; feedback still welcome

While the budget feedback Web survey closed Tuesday, the Williamsville School District will continue to seek the public’s input on the 2012-13 spending plan during public forums on Feb. More...

Editorial

Addition to meetings law will increase transparency

Every industry and specialized segment of society has its own jargon, and far from being an exception, government is a prime example of how those in the know can communicate with each other without enlightening an outsider.  More...

Spindle items

• WATCH WHERE YOU PARK — While compiling entries for the police blotter the past couple of weeks, I noticed that there have been many tickets issued for people who have left their vehicles on the street overnight.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1887   Master Ernie Miller, who cut his hand, is getting along nicely. We wish to correct the error in last week’s Bee. His fingers were not cut off.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Amherst Police website shows 13 sessions for the Citizen Police Academy. As many as three officers are conducting the sessions each week for four hours. Why can’t the attendees be charged tuition? More...

Obituaries

Richard ‘Dickie’ Chambers dies, supporter of South athletics

If you played athletics in Williamsville, chances are you knew Richard J. Chambers.  Known to many as “Dickie,” Mr. Chambers, 65, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.  Mr. More...

Franklin H. Merrill, VFW member, Mason

Franklin H. Merrill, 85, of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.  Mr. More...

Leonard J. Cherpak, special needs educator

Leonard J. Cherpak, 61, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony plans family-friendly afternoon of music

In the gray depths of winter, the Amherst Symphony Orchestra is planning a concert to reinvigorate adults, while reaching out to children. More...

St. Gregory the Great hosts spaghetti dinner

St. Gregory the Great will host a spaghetti dinner catered by Lebro’s from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 in the School Gym, 250 St. Gregory Court, next to Millard Suburban Hospital. Take-out is available. More...

Sacred Heart singers perform at Kleinhans

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Sacred Heart Academy Chamber Singers, under the direction of Beth Quimby Fischer, as part of its Community Spotlight program at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Business

A billion dollars for our region — how do we get it?

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an extraordinary announcement: he committed $1 billion dollars to Western New York. More...

Leadership Buffalo appoints executive director, names three members to its 2012 board

Althea Luehrsen was recently appointed executive director of Leadership Buffalo, a nonprofit organization that develops and unites leaders from diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on Western New York.  More...

Weinberg Campus to offer three-part arthritis program; first seminar begins Feb. 13

Weinberg Campus will host “Taking Control of Arthritis,” a three-part session that begins Monday, Feb. More...