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April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

‘Operation 50’ pays tribute to WNY’s finest

No matter how far removed a veteran may be from war, the hunger for a mission will live in his or her heart forever.  That is being realized by retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. More...

District adopts $164.5 M budget

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board during its April 3 meeting adopted the 2012-13 district budget of $164.5 million, posting a spending increase of 1.69 percent from the current year. More...

Amherst schools approve budget

After months of discussion, the Amherst School Board on April 3 adopted a proposed budget of $47.7 million for the 2012-13 school year.  Spending is projected to increase $600,000 from the 2011-12 school year. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What’s wrong with this picture? The front page of The Bee shows a four-wheel vehicle overturned after mounting the curb, taking down a utility pole, crossing over the sidewalk and coming to a stop in a landscaped area. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Littman, clothing manufacturer

Arthur Littman, 88, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 24, 2012.  Mr. Littman attended school in Brooklyn, N.Y., during World War II and served as a member of the 69th Depot Repair Squadron of the Flying Tigers 14th Air Force Association. More...

Death Notices

IANNELLO, Carmella (nee Barrile), of Amherst, died Saturday, March 31, 2012. Mrs. Iannello is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters, Dorathy Roetzer and Debra Muscarella; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Williamsville South softball to ‘just show up’

Defending ECIC Division II champs dedicate season in honor of late coach

Late Williamsville South softball coach Gerry Gentner always told his players to “just show up.” The Lady Billies are doing that this spring, but with heavy hearts.  More...

‘Core three’ ignites Flames baseball

The Williamsville East baseball team will lean on what coach Jerry Gasz calls its “core three” to improve on last year’s 6-6 mark in ECIC Division II and 10-11 overall record.  They are seniors Tom Styn and Tom Kline and junior More...

Spring sports previews to conclude next week

The Bee will wrap up its previews of the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys tennis team, as well as the boys and girls track squads. More...

Business

Chamber to hold awards luncheon, debut new showcase during event on May 18

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently chose its winners of the 2012 Small Business Awards.  Caitlin Campbell McNulty, the Chamber’s directory of advocacy and communications, said the businesses demonstrate high entrepreneurial spirit as More...

Self-defense program set to be held at Ramada

A self-defense training seminar to be co-instructed by Pure Krav Maga teacher Kathysue Dorey will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, at the Ramada Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Getzville.  More...

Photo

NEW SIGN — A new sign was recently installed on the outside of The Glen Park Tavern, 5507 Main St., near Cayuga Road, Williamsville. More...

Village hears from residents on budgets, proposed outdoor seating regulations

Monday night was the public’s opportunity to weigh in on the village’s water, sewer and general fund budget for the coming fiscal year, and for the most part, the public had little to say.  More...

Area police agencies assist in apprehending driver

Amherst police on Friday worked with area agencies to apprehend a 32-year-old man accused of leaving the scene of an accident on Wehrle Drive.  At about 3:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Take steps to prevent child abuse

Bee Editorial

A pril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It was first recognized as such in 1983, after Congress took steps to identify ways to eliminate child abuse. More...

Spindle items

• ADOPT A PET — About three years ago, my fiancee, Vanessa, and my sister decided to adopt a kitten for me at a local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals adoption store.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 14, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Men try to steal toy helicopters

Monday, April 2  • A customer of a Sheridan Drive restaurant reported that his vehicle was damaged while it was parked in the business’s lot. He told police a person used a key to scratch and chip the vehicle’s paint.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Hockey volunteers deserve gratitude

Amherst Youth Hockey was honored to host the USA Tier 1 National Championships for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups from March 28 through April 1.  Forty-eight teams from across the country traveled to Amherst to play and compete for national ch More...

Education

Williamsville North names students to honor roll

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

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...

Lifestyles

Smooth operators

Ham radio club celebrates 25 years

Kevin Retzer has always had an interest in radio operation.  “Almost any ham will tell you of their fascination with being able to put a piece of steel in the air, connect it to a radio and be able to talk to someone on the other side of t More...

Williamsville Art Society hosts wildlife artist

The Williamsville Art Society will meet at 7 p.m., Friday April 13 in Room 2 at the Harlem Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. Dan Meyer, a watercolor artist of North American wildlife, will demonstrate his techniques. More...

‘Walk for Autism’ goes international: overseas initiative bolsters Summit’s 13th annual event

She may be spending a semester in Italy, but Lauren Paddock is determined to spread awareness about autism wherever she may be.  Summit Educational Resources, located in Getzville, will hold its 13th annual “Autism Awareness Walk” on More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12. After-School Escape — Children, gradesK-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program forkids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity eachweek, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 12 . Elite Spring Fling Quarter Horse Show — 7:30 a.m. April 12-15 and 19-22, Showplex, The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; Free. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com fri. 13-sun.  More...

Performance

fri. 13-sun. 15 . More...