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February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy birthday

Mary Smith, left, shares a laugh with Izzy Jackson and Helen Grabowski-Osuch, during a meeting of their knitting club held Feb. 15 at Christ the King Church. More...

Local News

PUSH Green starts energy savings initiative in county

People United for Sustainable Housing, a local membership based community organization, has launched its new energy efficiency program, PUSH Green in Erie County.  (See editorial on page four)  The program, which began on Jan. More...

Williamsville School Board seeks election candidates

Three seats on the Williamsville School Board have terms that will end with this academic year, with elections to the board held in May.  Information packets for qualified candidates are available at the District Office, 105 Casey Road, East Amh More...

Town GOP to present caucus event

The Amherst Republican Committee will present “The Amherst Caucus” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Woman creates spectacle when eyeglasses aren’t ready

Monday, Feb. 13  • A female customer of an Alberta Drive store reported that her wallet was stolen while she was shopping inside the business. It was later recovered by a person who transported it to police headquarters.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Low, Viglioli were dedicated to town

The Town of Amherst has many volunteers who serve on committees and provide valuable services at no cost to taxpayers.  I’ve had the privilege of working with two such outstanding volunteers, Vic Viglioli and Albert “Bud” Low, More...

Education

Sweet Home evaluating cost-saving changes to transportation

The Sweet Home Central School District is reviewing potential changes to its transportation service that could save thousands of dollars.  More...

Cost-cutting review continues in district

Williamsville schools

In an effort to bridge a budget gap of more than $2.4 million, the Williamsville Central School District continued to review several reduction options at its Feb. 14 meeting.  More...

Amherst High School posts second-quarter honor roll

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:   Grade 12  More...

Lifestyles

Speakeasy days revived in Amherst Players’ show

“Mugsy Sent Me” is more than just a show — it’s an experience. More...

Migraine support group to meet

WNY Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the All Care for Women building, 6095 Transit Road, East Amherst. . More...

Youth Recreation News

The following programs are presented by the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department. A valid Town of Amherst ID card is required for most programs. More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 24 . Marla Hlady: Sound Objects — On display now through Friday, Feb. 24 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Events

thurs. 23 .Just Buffalo Literary Center’s 2012 Literary Legacy Dinner — Join Just Buffalo at their biennial fundraiser as they honor poet Sherry Robbins and literary arts supporters Corinne and Victor Rice, 6:30 p.m. More...

County passes cyberbullying law

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law prohibiting cyberbullying in Erie County during its session on Thursday.  Legislator Edward A. More...

AEA ratifies contract; jobs saved

Amherst schools

The Amherst Education Association and the Amherst Central School District’s Board of Education have reached a contract agreement.  The agreement — approved by the AEA in a vote on Wednesday and ratified unanimously by the Board of Ed More...

Photo

GUEST SPEAKER — New York State Trooper John Campanella speaks to a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students during Career Fair Day held Thursday at Amherst Middle School. More...

Editorial

PUSH yourself to get an evaluation

Bee Editorial

Economic times are tough, and we are always looking at ways to save money so when a new program comes along to help us do that we tend to hop on board.  More...

Spindle items

• CUT LOOSE — A school in our town can’t lose to a school in California, can it? Absolutely not. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 24, 1887   Last Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hinkley celebrated their golden wedding by assembling about them their immediate relatives.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To assist the Williamsville Picture Main Street funding work group, I support a website whereby village residents and others could make a donation online. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BARNEY, Charles H., of East Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Mr. Barney is survived by his wife, Laurie C. (nee Campbell); one son, Andrew C.; one daughter, Caitlin E. Fritsch. The family will be present from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The Fredonia State College Trombone Choir will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill. More...

Sports

South girls bowling wins first Class B section title

Team beats Maryvale; Kent, Carroll qualify for state competition

The Williamsville South girls bowling team closed out an historic season on the lanes by winning the Section VI Class B title at Friday’s sectionals at Thruway Lanes. It was the first time in school history the Lady Billies won the event. More...

Sweet Home boys ice hockey stuns Amherst in Fed quarterfinal

DiNatale scores game-winning goal in double overtime for Panthers

Ever since Amherst beat Sweet Home for the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small Schools title in 2010, the Tigers have had the Panthers’ number. That changed on Saturday.  More...

Call to Courage Breakfast tickets available

The 11th annual Call to Courage Awards Breakfast, which is open to the public, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. More...

Business

Eggertsville resident named CEO at Meals on Wheels

Tara A. Ellis has been appointed chief executive officer of Meals on Wheels for Western New York, the nonprofit organization that provides home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County.  More...

Gurney Becker & Bourne features two new real estate offices

Gurney Becker & Bourne Real Estate and Insurance recently opened two suburban offices and appointed two new agents.  In addition to its office at 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Buffalo, the real estate agency now has locations at 5152 Main St More...

Yoga Studio to hold grand opening

Mind Body Flow Yoga, 9390 Transit Road, East Amherst, in the Transit-Casey Plaza, will hold a grand opening party from 1 to 5 p.m. More...