Weekly Feature



March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Village projects tax rate increase next year

For the past six weeks, the Williamsville Village Board and department heads have been working together to develop the 2012-13 budget, and now the numbers are in. More...

Local News

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REHEARSING — Amherst Male Glee Club members Lee Puma, left, Gary Hill, Phil Reynolds and Brian Sintau, warm up their vocal chords by singing The Beatles’ “Here There and Everywhere, More...

Striejewske to be honored during awards banquet

Eggertsville Hose Company Past Chief Ira H. More...

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations offered in village this week

The week of St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Village volunteers should have to sign ethics agreements, since they are indemnified by your tax dollars as unpaid village employees. Call village hall. Ask that the tree board abide by the village tree code.  More...

Obituaries

Laurence P. Paul Jr., veteran, business co-founder

Laurence P. Paul Jr., of Williamsville, died Monday, March 12, 2012. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, co-founder of Paul’s Teachers Pet and a Eucharistic minister at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. More...

Frank Hewson, veteran, master scuba diver

Frank L. Hewson, 69, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.  Mr. Hewson was born in Buffalo and graduated from Williamsville South High School. More...

Francis H. ‘Frank’ Ryan, volunteer firefighter

Francis H. “Frank” Ryan, 93, of Williamsville, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.  Mr. Ryan was born in Auburn, N.Y., and was a truck mechanic for Upstate Milk Corp. and various dairies for more than 20 years.  More...

Lifestyles

Williamsville North presents enduring classic "ANYTHING GOES’

When “Anything Goes” was written, televisions had yet to hit American homes and computers were not even dreamed of. But the 1934 musical by Cole Porter has had staying power through the eras of vinyl, cassette tape, CD and MP3. More...

Reservations due for Sparkle and Scents

Quota International of Amherst, an international organization dedicated to assisting the hearing and speech impaired, will host a candle and jewelry party called “Sparkles and Scents” from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Reel great dancing: Rince Na Tiarna School of Irish dance makes major strides

Rince Na Tiarna is a Gaelic phrase meaning “lord of the dance.”  It is also the well-earned name of an Irish dance school, which has turned out numerous internationally ranked dancers, presents more than 50 shows in the St. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Announcements

.MEETING—The Western New York Rose Society will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst in the lower hall. More...

Holiday .

sat. 17 The Broadway Market celebrates St. Patrick’s Day — Food, music, dance and shenanigans will be taking place at the Broadway Market’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. More...

District seeks transportation savings

Amherst schools

At the March 6 Amherst School Board meeting, Business Administrator Melanie Conley said the district could save approximately $40,000 and three buses if it increased the walking distance for all students by a half-mile.  More...

Williamsville’s preliminary budget reflects jump of 1.55 percent

The Williamsville School District presented its 2012-13 preliminary budget during its meeting on March 6, unveiling a $164.3 million spending plan that reflects a 1.55 percent increase from the current year.  Superintendent Scott Martzloff said More...

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IDOL-IZED — Alex Rodriguez, a seventh-grade student at Amherst Middle School, was the first-place winner of the Amherst Teen Idol search during the finals competition on Saturday at the Bouleva More...

Editorial

No easy answers in difficult budget year

Bee Editorial

I t’s no secret that opinions are divided when it comes to the school budget. More...

Spindle items

• ON THE RUN — As an alumnus of Buffalo State College, I feel it is a proud duty for me to tell everyone about a community event that will be held later this month.  The 15th annual Bengal 5K Scholarship Run and Fun Walk will be held More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 17, 1887   During the past week, Mr. J.E. Smith has sold the Williamsville Stage Line to Mr. C. Brinkmeyer. Success to the new proprietor.  More...

Police Blotter

‘Rap star’ needs help staying out of trouble

Monday, March 5   • A shed near a library on Main Street was struck over the weekend, causing some damage.  • A male who appeared lost was standing outside the entrance of a restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s trash code amendments stink

Fifty percent disagree with the new trash codes. Among those who voted in the Bee’s online poll, half were unconvinced by arguments from Amherst officials.  More...

Education

Williamsville East names students to honor roll

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Catholic Health plans wellness program   Catholic Health is sponsoring a free women’s wellness program titled “Female Pelvic Health” from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Sacred Heart three-peats in Monsignor Martin hoops

Sharks defeat Nardin, rally in Catholic state Class A semifinal falls short

After graduating a boatload of seniors last year, nobody knew what to expect from the Sacred Heart girls basketball team this season. More...

Pares to enter New York State Basketball HOF

Legendary coaching career includes stops at Sacred Heart, Canisius, Marquette

Sister Maria Pares will soon be adding another accolade to her already legendary basketball coaching career.  More...

Lions to hold 14th annual girls hoops all-star games

The Cheektowaga Lions Club will be hosting its 14th annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic all-star doubleheader beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road.  More...

Business

Guitar duo’s expertise provides students of all ages with abundant opportunities

After meeting while enrolled at the University at Buffalo, the married classical guitar duo of Michael Andriaccio and Joanne Castellani performed together on stage for audiences across many areas of the world.  More...

Piano & Organ Center helps people make music

The Piano & Organ Center opened at Eastern Hills Mall in September and recently moved to a space across from Dave & Busters.  It offers new and used instruments for sale, as well as piano and organ lessons. More...

Events

Business writing class slated at Trocaire College   More...