Weekly Feature



May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sacred Heart seeks to fund improvement projects

¦ Gymnasium, updated classrooms on drawing board

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart last week unveiled a capital campaign to raise $4.5 million that will be used for several projects, including construction of a new convocation center and gymnasium.  More...

Local News

Church hosts guest speaker during weekend services

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at Cayuga Road, will host guest speaker Robert Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development, on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.  More...

Chamber to hold awards luncheon on May 18

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards luncheon at noon Friday, May 18, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence.  The Chamber will present the following businesses with awards during the event:  • S More...

Town, county clerk warn of possible deed scam

Amherst Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger said she has recently received complaints concerning a mailer that some Amherst residents received regarding the purchase of a certified copy of their deed.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman in purple gloves yells at bank employees

Monday, May 7  • A resident of Carmen Road reported that five teenagers were “drinking, partying and hanging out in a nearby parking lot.” The resident told police the youths were causing a constant problem by disrupting the nei More...

Letters to the Editor

Many volunteers helped Tree Board

On behalf of the Village of Williamsville Tree Board, I would like to give humble thanks to the many volunteers who helped plant almost 100 trees on our streets recently.  More...

Obituaries

Peter E. Demmin, chemistry teacher at Amherst schools

Peter E. Demmin, 74, of Amherst, formerly of the  City of Tonawanda, died Monday, May 7, 2012.  Mr. More...

James J. Ralabate, patents expert

James J. Ralabate, 84, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  Mr. Ralabate was born in Buffalo. More...

Randy E. Sanders, lifelong WNY resident

Randy E. Sanders, 58, of Amherst, died Sunday,  May 6, 2012.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Skates, sleds and sacrifice

War veterans play hockey to heal

Jeff Gramlich and Dan Ohar have both served in the military.  The wars they fought may have been waged during different eras, but the two veterans have had the opportunity to find camaraderie once more, this time on the ice.  Both men are m More...

Concert benefits Hawk Creek

National recording artists Straight From the Heart will perform to benefit the animals of Hawk Creek Wildlife Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway. More...

Farmers Market returns for summer

The winter coats have been put away, the flowers are in bloom, and another sure harbinger of summer is here.  The Williamsville Farmers Market will begin its summer season on Saturday, May 19. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Literature

thurs. 17 . Roberta Rich — Reading and book signing for The Midwife of Venice, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free.  More...

Art

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School budget, board election results

Voters pass budgets in all three school districts

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts approved the 2012-13 budgets during Tuesday’s elections. More...

Veterans’ names to have a place at memorial site

The town is seeking to honor area military veterans by having their names engraved in granite panels on the walls at the Amherst Veterans Memorial in Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St., near Sheridan Drive.  Bob Walter, senior landscape architect More...

Village Board lends support to Amherst IDA

The Williamsville Village Board voted unanimously on Monday to support the Amherst Industrial Development Agency.  Mayor Brian Kulpa introduced the resolution of support amid widespread recent criticism of the IDA system in Erie County, includi More...

Editorial

Armed Forces Day deserves recognition, too

Bee Editorial

Pop quiz: What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day?  More...

Spindle items

GOODBYE AND THANK YOU — After two and a half terrific years of covering everything from the village dissolution vote to high school musicals, it’s with mixed emotions that I announce that I am leaving The Bee to take a position as communi More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 19, 1887   Fred Voss of Williamsville announces he is now prepared to furnish first-class tomato plants.  On last Thursday, Chas. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What is the delay for the Village of Williamsville following New York State law which mandates that the mayor and trustees adopt a code of ethics and may establish an ethics board? More...

Education

Williamsville South High School names honor roll recipients

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

Sweet Home High School posts third quarter honor students

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

Sweet Home Middle School names students to third quarter honor roll

The following students have achieved first honor roll status for the third marking period at Sweet Home Middle School:  Grade 8   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI plans support group meeting   The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. More...

Sports

North boys lacrosse retains Williamsville Cup

For the third straight year, the Williamsville Cup will stay with the Williamsville North boys lacrosse team.  The Spartans trailed, 6-3, at halftime, but outscored the Flames, 5-1, in the third quarter to move ahead, 9-6, and post a 12-7 win Th More...

Amherst baseball wins first division title outright since 1994

For the first time in 18 years, the Amherst baseball team is division champs all by itself.  The Tigers traveled to Pioneer and won, 7-2, Friday to clinch the ECIC Division III title outright for the first time since 1994. More...

East tennis’ Rusk earns first ECIC Singles crown

Coming into the season, Mike Rusk’s goal was to compete in singles at the Section VI boys tennis tournament. More...

Business

Chef Richard’s Courtside Cafe offers customers ‘comfort food of style’

Richard Balogh’s two passions since he was a teenager have been tennis and cooking. More...

Doctor named to UB/MD Internal Medicine practice

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In the Garden Ministry plans cooking fundraiser

In the Garden Ministry will offer a vegetarian and vegan cooking class from 5 to 7 p.m. More...