Weekly Feature



September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ward system petition filed

¦ Objection leaves proposal in doubt

A petition seeking a voter referendum to consider the establishment of a council member ward system was filed with the Town Clerk’s Office last week.  An objection, however, was filed Monday in opposition to the petition, stalling the fate More...

Education commissioner visits with district faculty

As a way to inspire district personnel and address faculty regarding new education policies, Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr. visited the Sweet Home School District last week.  More...

Local News

SEPT. 11 REMEMBERED

— Students enrolled in the Erie Community College North Campus Law Enforcement Academy in Amherst participate in a brief memorial service on Tuesday morning to mark the 11th anniversary of the More...

Amherst Central students to be given healthier options

When Amherst students eat breakfast or lunch at school this year, they will be given healthier choices.  New federal requirements have changed the way school districts across the country provide these options to students.  At the Sept. More...

Flood insurance map, information available

The Town of Amherst participates in the regular phase of the National Flood Insurance Program, which allows federal flood insurance available for all buildings within the town — regardless of whether or not they are within a specialized flood h More...

Police Blotter

Youths throw toilet paper, uproot real estate signs

Monday, Sept. 3  • A patron of a Main Street gas station reported that a person was dumping used gasoline on the side of the convenience store’s building. More...

Letters to the Editor

Coaches aren’t safe from parents’ views

I coached for 37 years at Ogdensburg Free Academy and held the position of social studies department head.  I also am the Section 10 Boys Basketball chairman. I mention this just as an introduction. More...

Education

Campus News

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parkinson’s Support Group to hold meeting   More...

Sports

New North field hockey coach has high expectations

Former Lady Spartan player takes over reigns of Class A champion

It’s a homecoming of sorts for new Williamsville North field hockey coach Sara Colombo.  More...

North boys golf team returns seven of eight starters

The Williamsville North boys golf team had a great 2011 season.  The Spartans beat Williamsville East in a playoff to win the ECIC Large School North Division title and then defeated Frontier, Starpoint and Iroquois to claim the overall ECIC tit More...

Defending ECIC II tennis champion East filled with depth

Williamsville East was unstoppable in girls tennis last year, finishing 14-0 and winning the ECIC Division II title.  Even with graduating two significant contributors in Emma Manuel and Alex Rowan, East coach Mike Venditti still feels like the More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 13 . More...

Festivals

sat. 15 . Music Is Art — More than 100 bands on seven stages, 100 artists, dancers, three live DJ stages, Kids Village, live art and performance art, food and beverages, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Speakers

thurs. 13 . Assembling Art and Caring for an Art Collection — This panel discussion will feature Gerald Mead and Robert Scalise, registrar and assistant director for Exhibitions and Collections, UB Art Galleries, 7 p.m. More...

Board of Elections posts primary results

Walter defeats Schultz by 15 votes

While Thursday's primary results are still unofficial, incumbent 146th District Assemblyman Ray Walter has earned the Independence party line in the November election by a narrow margin of 15 votes. More...

Total domination

Sweet Home’s Kahlil Humphrey eludes Kenmore East’s Nathan Weller and heads up field to pick up a first down in the Panthers’ 41-6 home win Saturday. More...

Village discusses parking, traffic concerns

A small section of Oakgrove Drive may soon be the site of a parking lot.  More...

BRATWURST AND A BAND

— Members of The Auslanders, Chris Stock, left, Bill Kuczmanski and Frank Wailand, perform during the annual Oktoberfest event held Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Make safety, well being of youth a priority

Bee Editorial

Streets are once again filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks.  Now that school has resumed at all three districts in the town, we should take it upon ourselves as responsible parents and More...

Spindle items

• ONCE IN A LIFETIME — Last week, my fiancee, Vanessa, and I attended the Bob Dylan concert at Artpark. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1887   Workmen are now engaged in taking the brick front out of Mr. John Hoffman’s store and replacing it with iron. Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I don’t know Coach Monaco nor do I know anyone who does, but I do know that the Williamsville School District, at the whiff of a complaint from a parent or parents, will throw an employee under the bus; in this case, a school bus.  More...

Obituaries

Edward F. Loomis, aviator

Edward Frederick Loomis, 90, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.  Mr. Loomis was born in Colden and graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1940.  As a child, Mr. More...

Death Notices

BAUS, Sally J. (nee Baumgartner), of Amherst, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. She was a member of St. More...

Lifestyles

Getting schooled on eating right

Keep your family happy, healthy and fueled for learning

Drop the kids off for school. Throw in a load of laundry. Tidy the house before the family comes this weekend. Go to the bank. Pick the kids up from school and get them ready for ballet, soccer, baseball or one of a dozen other activities. More...

Railway Historical Society flea market set

The Western New York Railway Historical Society will hold a flea market and used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the LeHigh Valley Historic Site, 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. For more information, call 837-1791.   More...

Seniors plan for upcoming trip to Dominican Republic

When they first came to Christian Central Academy, the members of the class of 2013 began fundraising for what they call “an experience of a lifetime.”  Now they are in their last few months of preparation for their senior trip to Sa More...

Business

Bodyshaping By Sandy offers clients various classes, 35 locations across Western New York

For the past 23 years, Sandy Mannella has been helping people become and remain physically fit by providing a large number of classes to suit a client’s exercising needs.  Now with about 60 instructors and 2,000 clients, Mannella’s b More...

Hunt broker helps clients find homes they love

Bonnie Clement is no stranger to professional accolades. More...

Emeritus open houses celebrate assisted living

In celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Emeritus Senior Living will be holding a series of events and open houses.  Emeritus at Bassett Manor, 245 Bassett Road, Amherst, will offer an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...