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Dyngus Day celebrations slated in Williamsville

Get your pussy willows — Dyngus Day is coming to the village of Williamsville.  The Williamsville Business Association is extending the celebration from Dyngus Day, Monday, April 9, to Sunday, April 15. More...

Local News

Student serves as ex officio member of School Board

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a result of being voted president of the All-class Leadership Council at Sweet Home High School in 2011, senior Sarah Fiordaliso has served on the district’s School Board as an ex officio member during the 2011-12 academic year.  More...

‘Walk for Jamey’ to be held at ECC on May 12

Erie Community College will hold a “Walk for Jamey” to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at noon Saturday, May 12, on the college’s North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst.  The event is being sponsored by the More...

Town man pleads guilty to charges of vehicular homicide

A Getzville man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from an incident that occurred in January 2011.  Matthew Ruckdaschel, 24, admitted that on Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Youth observed urinating on vacant property

Monday, March 26  • A resident of Allenhurst Road reported that a postal package was recently removed from her porch by an unknown person after being delivered to her house.  • Police responded to Sheridan Drive where two adult ma More...

Letters to the Editor

Expressway doesn’t need vast project

Restoring a connection between neighborhoods along a more than 1.2-mile stretch of the Kensington Expressway is not necessary.  This is an absurd idea. This $465 million project should be spent on something that would be more effective. More...

Education

St. Benedict’s names recipients of second trimester honor roll

The following St. Benedict’s students have been named to the honor roll for the second trimester:   More...

Education Foundation awards grants to fund district programs

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. has announced grant awards totaling more than $7,700 to fund 14 items and programs designed to enhance student learning opportunities at all Williamsville schools.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Willow Ridge Garden Club to hold meeting   Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle at Parker Road. More...

Lifestyles

Kadimah students share perspective on Passover celebration

They filed into the cafeteria, dressed in their best outfits and singing in Hebrew.  More...

Cystic Health group to hold meeting

Women Interested in Cystic Health will meet at noon Wednesday, April 11, at Westwood Country Club at North Forest Road and Sheridan Drive. 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...

Business

Business news

Dr. John N. Zilliox, a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist with the Positive Health and Wellness Center, will present programs in April and May regarding neuropathy and thyroid symptoms. Seminars about thyroid symptoms are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. More...

Dietrich Funeral Home provides grieving families with ‘hope and direction’

For the past 123 years, Dietrich Funeral Home has been helping families cope and heal during experiences that are often difficult and deeply emotional.  More...

Success is sweet for area chocolate store owners

Tara and Howard Cadmus did not expect chocolate to be a major part of their life plans. More...

Police charge New Jersey men with possessing counterfeit coins

A report of a suspicious male attempting to sell coins and jewelry at a Wehrle Drive business led to the arrests of two New Jersey residents on March 27.  According to Capt. More...

Photo

LOOKING FOR SUCCESS — Jon Chatelle of Sweet Home drives up the field during the Panthers’ 14-9 loss to Canisius March 21. More...

Editorial

Legislature should support animal cruelty registry

Bee Editorial

Mistreating an animal is behavior no one can condone, yet it continues to happen anyway.  Kudos to Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken for bringing attention to the issue by proposing legislation that would establish a registry of convicte More...

Spindle items

• IN MEMORIAM — On Monday, I drove back to The Bee office after gathering entries for the police blotter from Amherst police headquarters, and I noticed something that wasn’t apparent last week.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 7, 1887   The annual meeting of the Williamsville Cemetery Association will be held at the office of T.A. Hopkins on the 12th day of April at 7 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of electing three trustees.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Paint should not have been used on the trees at Bassett Park. Normally, in a cross-country race, a 12-inch color flag, four feet above the ground, must always be in view on the course. More...

Obituaries

William C. Brown, veteran, cancer researcher

William C. Brown, of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012.  Mr. Brown was educated in the public schools in Baltimore, Md., and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in math and sciences. More...

Richard Hadala Sr., businessman

Richard “Rick” Hadala Sr., formerly of Clarence, Williamsville and New York City, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a long illness.  More...

Dorothy S. Kentzel, home economics teacher

Dorothy Sweitzer Kentzel, 95, of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Williamsville, died Thursday, March 29, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Amherst boys lacrosse moves back to Class B

Last year’s Class C runner-up returns five starters, All-WNY defender

After a one-year stint in Class C where they advanced to the Section VI final, the Amherst boys lacrosse team returns to its old stomping grounds for the 2012 season.  The Tigers are back in Class B, a division where they won section titles from More...

Lady Spartans win opening games in convincing fashion

The 2012 season could not have started any better for the Williamsville North girls lacrosse team.  The Lady Spartans won non-league road games over Orchard Park, 18-8, March 27 and East Aurora, 14-3, Thursday.  “We lost to both of th More...

Spring sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

. 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...

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