Weekly Feature



March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Village weighs pros, cons of ethics board

The Williamsville Village Board is weighing the creation of an ethics board as part of its update to the Ethics Code.  More...

Local News

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IN DOBSON’S MEMORY — New York State Trooper Sean Pierce is pictured with K-9 Dobber, who was named in honor of Trooper Kevin Dobson, during a ceremony Monday at the State Police Barracks More...

Getzville firefighter honored by Erie County Chiefs

Al Herberger was recognized as Firefighter of the Year on Saturday at the annual banquet of the Erie County Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Organization.  A past chief of the Getzville Fire Company, Herberger was cited for his actions at a May 4 house fi More...

Amherst schools offering prekindergarten registration

The Amherst Central School District is currently holding prekindergarten registration for the 2012-13 academic year.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Golden Gate was once a very pleasant neighborhood with no fences. It was like having a house in a beautiful park. Everyone’s yard was everyone else’s, but now it is a mishmash of ugly fences. More...

Sports

14U Regals hockey claim state title, head to Texas for nationals

The 14U Buffalo Regals won the 2012 Tier II girls hockey state championship with a 2-1 win over rival Rochester Edge on March 11. Earlier in the day, the Regals beat the Potsdam Ice Storm in a sudden death, 4-3 shootout win. More...

Coyotes win Mite Minor crown

The Coyotes defeated the Sharks, 5-3, to win the Super Sunday Mite Minor Amherst Youth Hockey championship on March 18 at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  The game wrapped up an exciting season for the Coyotes. More...

SHAQ swimmers perform well at Niagara District Championships

The Niagara District Swimming Championships in Webster brought out the best of the best from Sweet Home Aquatics swimmers.  More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony offers ‘trombone times three’ at spring concert

The trombones are moving out from the back of the orchestra.  The Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday, April 1, will feature all three of the trombonists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performing solo works.   More...

Maplemere plans ‘ladies night out’ fundraiser

The Maplemere Elementary Fifth Grade Fundraising Committee is hosting a “ladies’ night out” fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the school, 236 E. Maplemere Road. More...

Ceremony on Florida beach includes release of doves

Alicia Peacock married Brian Archambeault during a late afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, on Sand Key Beach, Fla.  The bride is the daughter of Mary Lou and Kenneth Peacock of Clarence and the late Kathleen Peacock. More...

Rollover

Williamsville firefighters and Amherst police responded at approximately 8:15 a.m. More...

Recycling tote delivery slated

According to Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson, residential delivery of the town’s new recycling totes is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.  During the Town Board work session on Monday, Anderson said the totes have been ordered More...

Arts mingle at Will East festival

On Sunday, April 1, the community will be able to see what it looks like when someone dances a poem.  That day marks the 13th annual Poetry, Music, Dance and Art Celebration at Williamsville East High School.  More...

Editorial

County, local agencies need to work together

Bee Editorial

Earlier this year, when we learned that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was seeking to restructure economic development incentives, we were worried it would adversely affect local industrial development agencies.  More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY BIRTHDAY — I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my father, who will celebrate turning 60 years old (young, I mean) next week.  I hope his 60th birthday feels three times as great as it did when he turned 20 years old. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 31, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s vehicle ‘egged’ and spray-painted

Monday, March 19   • A resident of Greenbrier Road reported that an unknown person stole an Irish flag hanging outside his garage. The resident told police the flag may have been stolen overnight.  More...

Obituaries

Ross R. Panzera, veteran, tool and die maker

Ross R. Panzera, 91, of Amherst, died Sunday, March 18, 2012.  Mr. Panzera was born in Akron and moved to Amherst in 1957. He was a tool and die maker at the Magtrol Machine Shop, located in West Seneca, for 20 years. He retired in 1983.  More...

Eugene F. Konczakowski, lawyer, former theater owner

Eugene F. Konczakowski, 91, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 17, 2012.  Mr. Konczakowski was born in Buffalo. He graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

KWAS, Mary L. (nee Lafornara), formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Mrs. Kwas is survived by one stepson, Tone; one stepdaughter, Marion Beyer; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. More...

Business

Business news

Chef Richard’s Courtside Cafe at Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, is now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The business is offering a free cup of coffee for patrons who visit the cafe through March 30. More...

Town residents’ catering business tempts community to taste the difference

For those who put tasty food above anything else when planning an event, look no further than Castle Brook Catering in Kenmore.  Owners Jill Partsch and Gordon Welfare of Amherst promise their clients quality meals that will please any palate.&n More...

Area doctor offers pain relief using latest technology

Some people may not be aware of how technology can increase bone density and alleviate pain.  For people in Western New York who may suffer from chronic pain, neuropathy, osteoporosis or other debilitating conditions, there are three new technol More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30, sat. 31 & sun. 1 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . 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...

Art

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