Weekly Feature



August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville projects to redesign Main Street, parks move forward

The “Picture Main Street” initiative is coming into focus.  An update regarding the progress of the project was one of several points the Village of Williamsville Board discussed at its work session on Monday night.  More...

Local News

County grant available to firefighters pursuing higher education at ECC

The first class of Erie Community College students slated to receive their associate degree through the Firefighters Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan grant will begin classes in September.  Until recently, Erie More...

Calvary Episcopal Church to host Oktoberfest on Sept. 8

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, will hold its fourth annual Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’—

Williamsville residents Joe and Stacey Fiegl look at an Amherst Highway Department truck with their children Lila and Ian during the department’s annual open house and car show held Saturday at More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The lights on Sheridan Drive seem to be set for the same time on both weekends and weekdays. I was sitting at the light waiting for no traffic. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine H. Kreuzer, real estate agent

Lorraine H. Kreuzer (nee Solly), 88, of Williamsville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Donald F. Smith, business owner

Donald F. Smith, 76, of Amherst, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.  Mr. Smith was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School. He later served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War as an electrical technician.  More...

Education

Amherst Central’s code to hold students further accountable

Amherst Central School District will now hold students participating in sports and clubs accountable for their academic performance and their behavior both in and out of season.  More...

On the Campus

A.J. Schueckler of Amherst received an associate’s degree in culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University.   More...

Sports

Sweet Home football seeks to extend win streak

Reigning five-time Class A champions riding 50 straight victories

For the last five years, the Sweet Home football team has set the bar in Section VI Class A.  The Panthers have won 50 straight games against sectional opponents, an incredible streak that started at the beginning of the 2007 season.  More...

South gridders seek lofty postseason goals

For the past two years, the Williamsville South football team fell to Sweet Home in the Section VI Class A final. More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . Insects of the Night — Search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine  More...

Art

thurs. 30 . Gerald Mead Exhibit Tour — Enjoy this tour by Gerald Mead of “Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection,” 7-8 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 30 . Hold Your Piece: A Play — Dramatic reading with Jerome Joseph Gentes and David Granville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at BUA Theatre, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org  More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2012 2:25 PM

Williamsville School Board fills vacancy

Web exclusive - free access

The Williamsville School Board during a special meeting on Tuesday appointed Peter U. Bergmann to fill the seat left vacant following the June resignation of Stephanie Gelber. More...

Monaco’s firing shocks school sports world

Al Monaco is no longer the varsity boys basketball coach at Williamsville South. The longtime coach was fired by Williamsville Superintendent Scott G. Martzloff Friday afternoon. More...

Police debut ‘Interceptor’ vehicles

As a way to update its aging fleet of vehicles, Amherst police recently began deployment of Ford Interceptors, which are produced in Chicago for the specific use of police agencies across the nation.  More...

Editorial

District dropped the ball on investigation of fired coach

Bee Editorial

Al Monaco has been the face of Williamsville South boys basketball for the past 24 years. He’s won 364 games in his coaching tenure with the Billies, including multiple division and Section VI titles. More...

Spindle items

• KEEP IT CLEAN — Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Marie Marshall, a team captain of the Eggertsville Neighborhood Community Watch Program. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 1, 1887   While Mr. Adam Estheimer, employed by Mr. John Kluda Sr., was unhitching a team last Saturday, one of them kicked him in the abdomen, injuring him severely. Today he is somewhat better.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident accuses contractor of stealing tools

Monday, Aug. 20  • A resident of Main Street reported that a group of youths were fighting each other and filming the altercations. She told police that one of the teenagers was yelling that the fight would be posted on YouTube. More...

Letters to the Editor

Green space needs more preservation

Amherst residents are hearing that we need to swap the Westwood Country Club for the Audubon Golf Course so that it can be used for a massive development complex. More...

Senior Center has pride in its diversity

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is a wonderful melting pot of cultures, religions and older adults ranging in age from 55 to 105. More...

Geese situation also needs attention

It’s time for the highway superintendent and the Town Board to take the geese situation seriously and come up with a solution to control the population.  There must be methods that are humane and effective if done properly. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dance Studio plans movie anniversary celebration More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Turntables vs. iTunes

A battle of preference

To Kelly Mordaunt, it’s a generational thing.  “I’m an analog person. I’m a record collector,” said the 32-year-old store manager of the Record Theatre location in the University Plaza in Amherst. More...

Puppeteer to visit Buffalo Clown Alley meeting

Buffalo Clown Alley will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Puppeteer Cameron Garrity will be the featured guest speaker to speak about puppetry. More...

Wheelchair basketball program brings something new to Amherst

The Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is beginning a basketball program for individuals who use wheelchairs.  Organizers said the sport is open to anyone who has a permanent mobility-related disability resulting in a loss of functi More...

Business

Business news

Matthew Duliba has joined AXA Advisors LLC at its Buffalo branch, 325 Essjay Road, Suite 308, Amherst. More...

Bellezia Tobacco Shops reopens at new location with larger product selection

Following 40 years of business on Main Street in Snyder, Bellezia Tobacco Shops will reopen Friday, Aug. More...

Corner Bakery Cafe to open second area restaurant

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to open its newest location, at 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Romney Road, on Wednesday, Aug. More...