Weekly Feature



May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School districts to present ‘Meet the Candidates’

With budget voting and school board elections scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, school districts in the town are hosting “Meet the Candidate” events in the next week.  The Williamsville Parent-Teacher-Student Association will sponsor it More...

Local News

Flea market supports big goals for rail depot site

Imagine the streets of Williamsville bustling with railroad buffs from around the country.  It’s a sight the Western New York Railway Historical Society can imagine easily, and on Saturday, it is having the first in a series of summer fund More...

County to sponsor hazardous waste drop-off on May 12

Erie County sponsored Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Photo

LOTS OF LOCKS — Meghan Wright has her hair cut by Eva Rouse, a stylist at Fantastic Sams, 8220 Transit Road, near Maple Road, Amherst. Wright donated the hair to Locks of Love. More...

Police Blotter

Man returns home to find unknown person on couch

Monday, April 23  • A resident of West Spring Street reported the windows of his van were damaged by two youths. The resident told police the juveniles threw rocks at the windows.  More...

Obituaries

Miriam J. Barth, founder of learning center

Miriam J. Barth (nee Newcomb), of Williamsville, died Friday, April 27, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Kathleen Ann Olewniczak, nurse

Kathleen Ann Olewniczak (nee Wojtowicz), 57, of Cheektowaga, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.  Mrs. Olewniczak was born in Buffalo and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School. More...

Richard A. Nocek, Heim Middle teacher

Richard Allen Nocek, 67, of Amherst, died Friday, April 27, 2012.  Mr. Nocek was born in Dunkirk, and graduated from Dunkirk High School. He graduated from St. More...

Lifestyles

Museums take visitor experience beyond traditional guided tour

Don’t touch. Use indoor voices. Listen quietly. In many museums, some of the old rules are being rewritten, encouraging more hands-on interaction from visitors. More...

Reservations due for flea market

Vendors are sought for a flea market planned for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Williamsville Depot, 86 Long St. A 15-foot by 15-foot space costs $20, and vendors can set up at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the event. More...

Richter Fest II remembers beloved educator, musician

Geoff Richter was a legend in Western New York’s music community.  More...

Entertainment

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Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 3 . 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...

Rodent control program details outlined

As a result of the warmer weather that accompanies spring, there is often an increased possibility of rodents roaming throughout the town.  The town does have procedures in place however, to assist residents to rid properties of the unwanted cre More...

Griebner leads Snyder firefighters

There was a change at the top at Saturday’s 96th annual inspection and installation banquet of the Snyder Fire Department. Paul Griebner, who joined the organization in 1988, was sworn in as its 19th chief. More...

Woman beats Lance Armstrong at ‘Duel in the Pool’

¦ Competition at UB raises $51,000 for cancer charities

Mary Eggers and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong slipped into the water Saturday afternoon at The University at Buffalo Natatorium in the Alumni Arena, waiting for the start signal.  More...

Editorial

Don’t ignore campaigns to enhance road safety

Bee Editorial

On the heels of April’s “End Distracted Driving” campaign comes May’s “Motor- cycle Safety and Awareness” program. More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATULATIONS — Last week, I attended the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department’s annual youth awards dinner at Classics V banquet facility.  For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to represent The Amherst Be More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 5, 1887   At a recent election in the town of Buse, near Fergus Falls, Minn., Mr. Nicholas Cassel, brother of Mr. C. Cassel of this village, was elected supervisor. Mr. Nicholas Cassel and Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The underlying issue in the village is drivers who have no respect for traffic laws and are always behind schedule. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School posts honor roll students

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

Heim Middle School posts third quarter honor roll recipients

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

Williamsville East names students to third quarter honor roll

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

Sports

Community shows up to honor late softball coach

Lady Billies rally from early deficit, post 19-9 win over East

Gerry Gentner’s favorite saying was to “just show up”, so it was no surprise that approximately 100 friends and family dodged raindrops to honor the late Williamsville South softball coach prior to the Lady Billies game with William More...

North boys track, field team earns Town of Amherst Championships for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row and the eighth time in nine years, the Williamsville North boys outdoor track and field team won the Town of Amherst Championships.  The Spartans edged Amherst, 118-115, Friday at North to win this year’s boys More...

Laxin’ for Mia fundraiser to be held May 7

Laxin’ for Mia, a fundraiser for an 8-year-old who has been battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis for four years, will be held at the Amherst girls lacrosse JV and varsity home games against Hamburg at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday, May 7. More...

Business

Puddle Duck Toys prepares to close its ‘little red door’

After more than 28 years as a business owner, Dorothy Ciesielski will be retiring at the end of this month.  Her business, Puddle Duck Toys, has been a recognizable fixture at its 5225 Sheridan Drive location in the Georgetown Plaza for nearly t More...

Wok and Roll prepares eclectic meals to ensure satisfaction

After more than 15 years in the restaurant industry, Maggie Wong recently decided it was time for her to have her own business.  In February, with the help of her husband and immediate family members, Wong opened Wok and Roll at 5467 Sheridan Dr More...

Shop observes 15th anniversary

Carousel Clothing & Collectibles will observe its 15th anniversary with a special sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 4 to 6, at 6094 Main St., Amherst.  More...