Weekly Feature



February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Eggertsville Task Force seeks communication to solve issues

Established in April 2010, The Eggertsville Task Force has been working to enhance the area’s neighborhoods through code enforcement, community policing and communication between town departments and area residents.  More...

Local News

Students seek funds for Haiti mission

Last fall, seniors at Williamsville South High School enrolled in advanced placement language were given an assignment.  The project, which they must all complete before graduation, was to participate in an ongoing community service effort where More...

Photo

COMPETITIVE SISTERS — Allegra Miner and her sister, Carys, create their snowmen figures during a snowman making challenge held Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. More...

Higgins vows to fight for area postal facility

After months of speculation and rumors, the U.S. Postal Service announced on Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the Margaret Louise Park restroom vandalism, yes, the graffiti looks terrible, but instead of removing it, maybe they should just paint over it, because it’s an ugly color as is. Maybe a blue would be good or a pale yellow.  More...

Obituaries

Ralph J. Gall, chemist, patent holder

Ralph J. Gall, 91, of Amherst, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  Mr. Gall was born in Buffalo and graduated from Canisius High School and Canisius College, receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees.  More...

Death Notices

GRABENSTATTER, Robert R., of Clarence, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Mr. Grabenstatter is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Shanahan); one daughter, Rae Ann Tamberelli; two grandchildren; and one brother, Howard. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

International Coin Collectors visit Amherst   The International Coin Collectors Association will buy gold, silver, coins and paper currency through Saturday, March 3, at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Oldest Lutheran church in Erie County gets new look

Its earliest records are in German and its original land grant came from the Holland Land Company, but St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eggertsville is looking toward the future. More...

WCSD plans concert band festival

The Williamsville schools welcome guest artists The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet at the District Concert Band Festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St. near Hirschfield Drive. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register or to learn more about membership.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 1 . SEAsonings — The original Taste of Niagara mouth-watering benefit for the Aquarium of Niagara featuring food, wine, beverages, raffles, basket auction and music/entertainment, 6-9 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . 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. More...

Literature

thurs. 1 .Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.  More...

Town approves trash code amendments

¦ Law limits amount at curb

The Town Board on Monday approved two amendments to the Amherst solid waste code, setting a limit on the weekly amount of trash for residents as well as altering the earliest time that garbage may be put to the curb.   More...

Ins, outs of parking mulled

Village of Williamsville

A little orange envelope on your windshield can ruin your whole day in the Village of Williamsville.  It means you’ve been paid a visit by Amherst police, or by the village’s parking enforcement officer, Doug Richardson.  More...

Hotline available to report potholes

Supervisor Barry Weinstein last week established a pothole hotline for motorists to report potholes within town boundaries.  Motorists can call 631-7127 to report potholes. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. More...

Editorial

Code changes to lead to cleaner, ‘greener’ results

Bee Editorial

I n the past year, the Town of Amherst has worked to improve its recycling program and code enforcement and to restructure its garbage contract with Modern Disposal to save money.  On Monday, the board took another step toward being a “gre More...

Spindle items

• LIVE ON STAGE — In last week’s Spindle items I detailed a fundraiser that was being held for The Little Pebble Foundation on Feb. 25. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 3, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Youths disturb neighbors, lie in middle of street

Monday, Feb. 20   • An employee of a Youngs Road medical office reported that the window of her van was smashed while she was inside working. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be sure to purchase recycled products

For many years, recycling was recognized for its role in the environmental movement but not for its contributions to the economy.  Today, recycling is a mature industry and a critical part of the economy, creating four times as many jobs as disp More...

Education

Williamsville Central School District seeks board candidates for elections

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...

Williamsville South names honor roll recipients

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

Christian Central names honor roll recipients

The following Amherst students at Christian Central Academy were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the academic year:  Grade 12   Rachael Bielmeier, Timothy Coulter, Jennifer Ebert, Lauren Koch, Katherin Mansfield, Peter Mor More...

Sports

Spartans upset Blue Devils, march to Buff State

Sixth-seeded North meets Niagara Falls Thursday in Class AA semifinal

At the beginning of the season, Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski asked his players to write down their goals. More...

North hoops to hold fundraiser

Williamsville North faculty will play Buffalo Sabres alumni — featuring Rob Ray — in a basketball game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

East wrestler Cohen named public school champ

Williamsville East senior Dylan Cohen became the second wrestler in school history to win a state championship at last weekend’s New York State Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany. Colin Crickard won in 1994.   More...

Business

Western New York institution Bagel Jay’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Jay Gershom had expected education, not bagels, to be his life’s work.  The Bronx native earned his teaching degree, but a conversation with his brother about going into business together led him down the bagel path instead.  More...

County Clerk’s Office hosts ‘Passport Day’ event

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently announced that his office is hosting a “Passports on the Move” event designed to provide the public with passport information and application processing.  More...

Business news

Dr. Frank J. Voelker has joined Buffalo Medical Group as a primary care physician. His practice is focused on preventative care and evidence-based treatment. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo   More...