Weekly Feature



April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Hard-fought battle’ ends with village budget passage

It’s official: the Village of Williamsville has a new outdoor seating code and budgets in place for the 2012-13 fiscal year. More...

Local News

Earth Day, Arbor Day celebration planned

The Village of Williamsville will hold its annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Noll Nature Center in Glen Park along Glen Avenue.  More...

Church to hold cornerstone dedication ceremony

To mark the memorial of Cavalry Episcopal Church’s opening 50 years ago in the spring of 1952, the Rev. Ethan J. More...

Four suspects arrested following vehicle break-ins

Amherst police on Sunday arrested four subjects accused of stealing items from parked vehicles in the area of Park Club Lane near North Forest Road.  Capt. Michael Camilleri said police responded to the area at approximately 5:16 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports trees removed with ax

Monday, April 16  • Police responded to a Harlem Road restaurant where approximately 10 people were outside fighting with one another. More...

Letters to the Editor

Governor’s veto was disappointing

I was very disappointed in the Governor’s veto of $10,000 that was designated for the Amherst Youth Court in this year’s state budget.  More...

Bellavia’s answers not sufficient

As an interested Republican, I was able to meet in person David Bellavia, who served our country in the military. More...

Education

Amherst High School names students to honor roll

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

Amherst Youth AWARDS DINNER

Maria WindhorstService to Youth – volunteer A Sweet Home alumna, Maria Windhorst has served as president of the Amherst Youth Foundation. More...

Sports

Amherst boys lacrosse defeats East

If Williamsville East wants to be a contender in Class B boys lacrosse, they have to find a way to beat Amherst.  Friday’s meeting between the schools was an 11-3 decision in favor of the Tigers.  More...

Powers’ no-hitter helps South baseball remain undefeated

Damian Powers made his case as one of the top pitchers in Western New York, throwing a no-hitter to help the Williamsville South baseball team post an 8-0 road shutout over four-time defending ECIC Division II champion Iroquois Wednesday. More...

North girls win Trojan Invitational

The Williamsville North girls outdoor track and field team’s first trip to the Trojan Invitational was a success.  The Lady Spartans won the large schools division with a total score of 156. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Announcements

.GRANT AVAILABLE — Undergraduate students interested in journalism, as well as professional journalists seeking additional academic training, can apply for college and graduate school scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year from the Gre More...

Theater

fri. 27 . Blithe Spirit — Noel Coward comedy starring Chris Kelly, Diane Curley, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Debbie Pappas, Greg Gjurich, Megan Callahan and Anne Gayley under the direction of David Lamb. More...

Police accepting applications for summer youth academy

The Town of Amherst Police Department will hold its annual Youth Police Academy in July.  The academy is an internship program for high school students considering a law enforcement career at the local, county, state or federal level.  More...

Building code aims to prevent ‘nuisance’

The Town Board on Monday approved amending the property maintenance code to prevent what Building Commissioner Thomas Ketchum referred to as a “nuisance situation.”  The amendment allows a tarp to be placed on the roof of a structure More...

Tote delivery scheduled to begin this week

Recycling totes will start being delivered on Thursday, April 26, and it will take approximately five weeks for totes to be delivered to all town residents.  Recycling totes will be delivered between the hours of 7 a.m. More...

Editorial

Arbor Day recognition is steeped in history

Bee Editorial

Friday marks the 140th anniversary of the first Arbor Day, which was originally held in Nebraska City, Neb., on April 27, 1872. More...

Spindle items

• IN MEMORIAM — Last week, the music world lost one of its greatest artists with the death of Levon Helm.  A founding member of The Band, Helm died last week at the age of 71 after battling cancer for many years.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 28, 1887   The first newspaper in Erie County was the Buffalo Gazette, Oct. 3, 1811.  The Getzville school commenced today with quite a large attendance, thirty-two scholars for the first day. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Curious as to why no construction activity is taking place at the mill. I went to the village website to see if any reasons are listed. I discovered that no mill restoration minutes have been posted since Jan. 2, 2008. This is totally unacceptable. More...

Obituaries

Christopher G. Kaszubski, medical researcher

Christopher G. Kaszubski, 45, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Buffalo, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. More...

Richard G. Lewis, restaurant owner

Richard George Lewis, 65, of Lockport, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Mr. Lewis grew up in North Tonawanda, where he learned the restaurant trade from his parents. More...

Nancy I. Petrie, Town of Amherst employee

Nancy I. Petrie (nee Shultz), 66, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 31, 2012. Born in Cheektowaga, Mrs. Petrie graduated from Bishop Neumann High School. More...

Lifestyles

A ‘new wave’ of preservation

Cover band focuses on sounds and style

Greg and Carole Tobin, Steve Barrick and Jon Kuwik love the music of the 1980s. More...

Bowl N’ Blast supports Special Olympics

The Canisius College Master of Science of Sport Administration department will be holding the 10th annual Bowl N’ Blast to raise money for the Special Olympics of Western New York, at 1 p.m. More...

‘Marvelous Wonderettes’ is return to ’50s, ’60s rock

O’Connell & Company, the professional theater in residence at Erie Community College, presents the regional premiere of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” The show opened April 19 and will be presented through May 13.  More...

Business

Business news

Khristeena Kingsley, a licensed midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, will offer an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at her office, 22 Lafayette Blvd., Amherst. More...

Blue Fire Grill serves Buffalo favorites in contemporary atmosphere

At the Blue Fire Grill, there are abundant menu items and local foods that each come in large portions.  That is one of the messages that Peter Florczak wants everyone to know.  “Our food is not overpriced, and it’s gigantic por More...

Serenity Yoga provides ways for body to find comfort

If you are looking to open your mind and rid your body of any aches and pains, it might be time to consider yoga.  After having back surgery a couple of years ago, Ramona Reinke said she would wake up each morning feeling stiff and in intense pa More...