Weekly Feature



March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Districts get radical change

The imposition of new congressional districts in Western New York Monday by a federal judge will affect several suburban communities.  Rep. More...

Local News

Maple Road project to begin Monday

A 2.7-mile stretch of Maple Road, encompassing three major intersections, will be reconstructed beginning Monday, March 26.  The $3.2 million project includes the following improvements:  • Right turn lane added on Maple Road at the ea More...

Town to sponsor home energy seminar at fire hall

A free home energy workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Water Authority releases 2011 water quality report

The Erie County Water Authority has released its 2011 water quality report.  “We are once again very pleased with the results of our water quality monitoring report for 2011,” said ECWA chairperson Francis G. Warthling. More...

Police Blotter

Bike moved mysteriously while unattended

Monday, March 12   • Three females were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. Each was apprehended at the same time by store security.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Event’s success aided by support

I wish to thank all of the residents, area businesses and volunteers whose tremendous support made the recent “Love Your Village; Love Your Library” event a huge success.  More...

Education

Amherst schools to hold camp night

The Amherst Central School District is holding its annual Camp Night and Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst. A parking lot is available off Saratoga Road behind the school.  More...

Williamsville students sweep composition contest

Canisius College has announced that Williamsville High School students were named first, second and third place winners in the Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Safety, scam prevention workshop planned   Emeritus at Bassett Park Manor will hold a workshop on senior safety, identity theft and ongoing local scams at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at 111 St. Gregory Court off Maple Road. More...

Sports

Schneider signs pro hockey contract with Ottawa

St. Joe’s grad, Williamsville resident set scoring records at Connecticut

Ever since playing Amherst Youth Hockey, Cole Schneider always dreamed of playing in the NHL. Now he’s got his shot.  The 2008 St. 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...

WNY Tennis Magazine returns after four-year absence

When Mark Ahrens published two issues of WNY Tennis Magazine in 2007 and one in early 2008, the Williamsville resident was a one-man show, editing and rewriting stories, taking photos, and handling all of the fundraising and printing. More...

Business

Top Shelf Laundromat provides patrons with the high-quality machines, comfort

After attempting to find a laundromat that had machines capable of washing a king-size comforter, Nancy LaTona and Patrick Higgins realized there wasn’t a local laundromat that met their needs while also offering a comfortable waiting area.&nbs More...

Glen Park Tavern to have new sign; renovations planned

Customers of the Glen Park Tavern, 5507 Main St., near Cayuga Road, Williamsville, will soon notice a new look to the historic restaurant.  The restaurant, established in 1887, will have a new sign installed within the next month to coincide wit More...

Business news

The Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, will hold the program “Full Service Historic Preservation” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Meadows second-floor lounge. More...

Town approves rezoning for mixed-use project

¦ Site to include 100-room hotel

The Town Board on Monday held a public hearing on the requested rezoning of a property at Sweet Home and Rensch roads near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus to make way for construction of a hotel complex. More...

Hearing focuses on mandate relief

Several area elected officials attended a public hearing on Friday that was used to gather input on the mandate relief proposals in Gov. More...

Editorial

‘Right to know’ doesn’t end after Sunshine Week

Bee Editorial

March 11 to 17 marked the recognition of Sunshine Week, a period of time set aside to celebrate the public’s “right to know.” It focuses on freedom of information and aims to get citizens involved in public debate about things some More...

Spindle items

• ENGAGEMENT — Some people have told us, “It’s about time,” and others have said, “What took you so long?” while a couple of people have even said, “I knew the two of you would.”  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 24, 1887   The Getzville school closed last Friday with a full attendance and quite a number of visitors present. The school was taught by Mr. S.J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have to question Village Trustee Brian Geary’s commitment to the residents of this community. More...

Obituaries

Robert F. Buike, accountant, corporate records manager

Robert F. Buike, 92, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  Mr. Buike was born in Tonawanda and earned a degree from the University of Buffalo School of Management. More...

Clyde R. Burdick, railroad worker, WWII veteran

Clyde R. Burdick, 91, of Williamsville, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.  Mr. Burdick was born in Ararat, Pa., and moved to Buffalo as a teenager. He married the former Isabelle McKernan in 1943, and they moved to Amherst in 1950.  More...

Paul F. Mancuso, veteran, circulation manager

Paul F. Mancuso, 85, of Cheektowaga, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

'All you need is love' and music

WNY All-Catholic Band performs in ‘Beatles Spectacular Concert’

John Hathaway sat in a second row seat inside the Mount St. More...

Gliding Stars to present ice skating show

The Gliding Stars ice show, “Skating Through the Seasons,” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive off Millersport Highway. More...

Teens weigh in on resilience and the challenges of change

Last month, we took on the challenge of finding out what or who affects the resilience of teens when it comes to transitions in their lives. Once again, the adults in the community came shining through. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25 . Plantasia: Taste of Spring — Thousands of square feet of beautiful gardens, water features, patios, flowers and accessories. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This Program — Based on the whimsical writings of Mo Willems and the popular pigeon book series, this party is packed with stories, crafts and games for kids ages 6 to 10, 4 p.m.  More...

Film/Video

fri. 23 . Dark Girls — Documentary directors/producers Bill Duke and D. More...