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September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

An Evening in the Village returns to Williamsville

The Williamsville Business Association will once again sponsor “An Evening in the Village,” a celebration of fall and fare.  The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 8, along Main Street in Williamsville.  More...

Local News

Chernowski reflects on work with St. Greg’s youth

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Joe Chernowski has certainly left his mark in his four years with St. Gregory the Great Parish.  More...

Calvary Episcopal 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...

Senior Center offers public viewing of band’s rehearsal

“Serendipity Swing,” an eight-musician ensemble featuring female vocals, holds its open rehearsal from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in the lounge at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.  More...

Police Blotter

Hot sauce, utensils mar bedroom decor

Monday, Aug. 27  • Police responded to a Maple Road restaurant where two male teenagers were reportedly attempting to break a window with a glass bottle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help with suicide prevention efforts

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15), we would like to use this time to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it. More...

Editorial comments disappoint reader

I felt disappointed and insulted upon reading The Amherst Bee editorial of Aug. More...

Education

Youth News

Olivia Heerdt, a graduate of Williamsville Central Schools Alternative Instruction Model Program, was awarded the Outstanding Senior Student of 2012. More...

Sweet Home alumna takes walk to remember

Jacquie Parson’s grandmother, Bernice Parson, worked many long, hard hours under an “employer” that most people couldn’t imagine.  More...

Williamsville Schools appoints new board member

The Williamsville School Board, during a special meeting on Aug. 28, appointed Peter U. More...

Lifestyles

Weeklong history lesson focus of Buffalo Navy Week

¦ War of 1812 observances mark 200 years of peace

Recognizing the events that led to its rapid rise to prominence, as well as two centuries of peace, the U.S. Navy will come to Buffalo next week in grand style. Buffalo Navy Week will take place from Monday, Sept. 10, to Monday, Sept. More...

Free concerts highlight visit

Tuesday, Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. More...

Breast cancer awareness event scheduled

Engineered Events LLC, will host a beer- and bacon-tasting event titled “BeerBaconBoobs, to support the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Inc. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 7 . Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party — Event features Irish band the LeftOvers, along with Irish food and refreshments and Irish dancers, 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 6 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 121  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Primary elections set for Sept. 13

Primary elections to decide who will be on the ballot in November’s state and local elections will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at polling places across the town.  More...

Monaco’s attorney believes case is ‘highly meritable’

Former Williamsville South basketball and golf coach Al Monaco has retained the services of an attorney to create a case against the Williamsville Central School District, which relieved him of his coaching duties on Aug. 23. More...

Town to hold remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11

The Town of Amherst will hold a remembrance ceremony open to the community at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, as a way to recognize the devastation suffered from the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More...

Editorial

Firing of basketball coach sets dangerous precedent

Bee Editorial

When Williamsville Superintendent Scott G. Martzloff fired longtime boys basketball and boys golf coach Al Monaco Aug. 24, he changed the landscape of how a coach is to manage a team.  More...

Spindle items

• COMMEMORATION CEREMONY — I hope that many people in the community will be attending this year’s 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance, sponsored by the Town of Amherst, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 8, 1887   The author of “Grandfather’s Clock,” E.C. Bertrand, has stopped short, never to go again.  Mr. Peter Near of Snyder has added a pretty veranda and otherwise improved his house.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I couldn’t believe the news that Al Monaco was dismissed as coach at South. I followed South basketball as far back as the early ‘40s when I played, and there was no coach any better than Al. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Brendle, retired businessman, accountant

Joseph Brendle, 87, of Williamsville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.  Mr. Brendle was born in Sykesville, Pa., and was a Navy veteran of World War II, having been stationed in Australia and Admiralty Island in the Pacific Theater. More...

Robert A. Liebler, regional sales manager

Robert A.  Liebler, 73, of  Amherst, died  Monday, Aug. 27,  2012.  Mr. Liebler was a regional sales manager for McKesson Corp. More...

Nancy Sullivan Hartnett, Eucharistic minister

Nancy Sullivan Hartnett, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.  Mrs. Hartnett was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School and D’Youville College.  She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Gregory the Great Church.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Taoist Tai Chi Society offers beginner classes   More...

Sports

North girls volleyball squad becomes ‘the hunted’

Defending ECIC I, Class A champion brings back All-WNY players

Last year was a season to remember for the Williamsville North girls volleyball team. More...

Talented South girls soccer team vies for high goals

Class A sectional, regional champion returns All-State forward

Last year was a season to remember for the Williamsville South girls soccer team. 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 field hockey, golf and girls tennis teams teams. More...

Business

Yarn shop owner says thank ‘ewe’ for community’s devotion, support

After a fire destroyed the inside of Linda Maslona’s Have Ewe Any Wool Yarn Shop, she was just about ready to give up.  That was until she read a few of the hundreds of cards and emails she received from people in the area, customers who s More...

New location promising for Kung Fu school

Following 28 years of teaching blocks, punches and kicks, as well as mental and character development, out of a small studio inside a former elementary school, Norman Mandarino said he was excited to move Mandarin Kung Fu to a more visible location.& More...

Events

‘Natalie’s Walk’ to benefit Wheels With Wings   More...