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May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town creates second sidewalk snow relief district

The Town Board on Monday approved the creation of a second sidewalk snow relief district that will apply to an additional five areas where snow and ice often accumulate at a rate that is too difficult for homeowners to remove by themselves.  More...

Local News

Corner House school to close, celebration slated for May 18

In June, after more than 50 years of providing traditional education and care to young children, Corner House Nursery School — operated as an outreach program of Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville — will cease operation. 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...

St. Benedict’s students place high at math competition

Five seventh-grade students from St. Benedict School recently competed in “Mathletes,” St. More...

Police Blotter

Former tenant takes hatchet to walls

Monday, April 30   • An adult male was arrested for shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteerism leads to topnotch parks

Have you noticed anything different about the Village of Williamsville parks during the last few years?  I have, and I would like to thank some folks for their commitment to improving our parks.  More...

Education

Mill Middle School posts third quarter honor roll students

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

Transit Middle School names honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pack 457 to hold recruitment night   Cub Scout Pack 457 will hold a recruitment night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Country Parkway Elementary School, 35 Hollybrook Drive. Boys entering grades one through five are eligible to join. More...

Lifestyles

Moms who make a difference

Mothers everywhere will be celebrated on Sunday, including three women whose love for their children, both living and dead, has led them into pursuits and causes they might not otherwise have imagined. Teaching life lessons More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Titanic program for teens at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.  More...

Youth & Recreation News

A free indoor concert and dance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road. The concert will feature Sentimental Journey. Bring a chair, as seating is limited. More...

Business

Chamber provides quality assets for its members

Each month, I write an article about the various accomplishments of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. I have not, however, attributed these accomplishments to our outstanding staff. More...

Area businesses to be honored 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...

Naturally Chiropractic benefits Hope Chest fundraising

Naturally Chiropractic will be hosting a 10th annual Boat of Hope fundraising event to benefit the Hope Chest Dragon Boat Racing Team.  The fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Elections

Budgets, board members to be decided Tuesday

Residents in the Amherst and Sweet Home school districts will be voting in contested school board races when polls open across the town on Tuesday, May 15. More...

Lacrosse team suspension canceled; season will resume

The Clarence Central School District has reversed its decision to suspend the girls modified lacrosse team. More...

Editorial

Reaction to slur allegations reveals deeper division

Bee Editorial

A ttention has been focused on modified lacrosse players at Clarence and Sweet Home middle schools for the past two weeks.  More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY — I would like to remind all of the men in the community that Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day. There is no excuse to ever forget Mother’s Day, established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 12, 1887   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Tax dollars spent on elaborate and large signage at the reconfigured post office mail center at Sheridan Drive and Essjay apparently isn’t sufficient or self-explanatory for some Amherst drivers. More...

Obituaries

Steven Bachmann Dietz, lawyer

Steven Bachmann Dietz, 59, of Buffalo, died Saturday, April 28, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

BRUDZ, Frances M. (nee Arlotta), of Amherst, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. Mrs. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

South girls lacrosse drops first games of season

Williamsville South’s undefeated start to the 2012 girls lacrosse season came to an end Wednesday, falling on the road against Niagara-Wheatfield, 9-8, ending the Lady Billies’ 8-0 start.  “The girls were disappointed,” S More...

Sacred Heart softball remains perfect in Monsignor Martin

The Sacred Heart softball team continues to impress in the Monsignor Martin Association, beating Cardinal O’Hara, 10-2, Wednesday and 17-0 over Mount St. Mary’s Monday. More...

Adult amateur football games slated

The Western New York Dragons, an adult amateur football team, will be playing all of its home games at Amherst High School’s Dimp Wagner Field, located at 4301 Main St. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10-sun. 13. Garden of Gems Flower Show — Floral arrangements byMenne Nursery, Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, May 13 at BenGarelick Jewelers, 5001 Transit Road, Williamsville. 631-1584fri. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . 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...

Concerts

fri. 11 .Consider the Source puts their audiences into a trance, taking those who listen to them in a sort of timeless zone, riding the melodies and funk. Hear them perform 8 p.m. More...