Weekly Feature



October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Clerk’s Office to allow multiple tax payment methods

School taxes in the Town of Amherst are due on or before Oct. More...

Local News

Williamsville firefighters provide smoke detectors, food vouchers to residents

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Williamsville Fire Department worked to get the message out about the importance of smoke detectors in the home. More...

HONOREES

— The Amherst Senior Men's Golf League recently held its annual banquet in recognition of the completion of its 2012 season. More...

Rotary Club sponsors health fair at school

The Rotary Club of Amherst South will present its third annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We Americans are being hosed again by the federal and state government by not doing anything about the outrageous gasoline prices, while the government is selling our oil to China, also while all our congressmen and senators are back on vacation aga More...

Obituaries

Lorna Berlin, watercolor artist

Lorna Berlin, 73, of Williamsville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Mrs. Berlin was born in Wadena, Minn., and graduated from high school in New Brighton, Minn. More...

Death Notices

BRAUN, Marie D. (nee Moll), of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Mrs. Braun is survived by one brother, Carl Moll; and one sister, Dorothy Sheehan. A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Benedict Church on Oct. 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...

Lifestyles

Comics relieved

WestertnNNewYork’sbudding comedy scene lands mar quee venue for talent

Anthony Rizzo wasn’t exactly looking to become the next Seinfeld. More...

Christmas at Old Homestead sale set

The 12th annual Christmas at the Old Homestead sale is coming to Randall Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6301 Main St. More...

Tony Award winner to visit Amherst High School

While musical theater’s main purpose is to entertain, it’s also meant to educate and connect with the community.  Chris Wietig, a 2000 graduate of Amherst Central High School, co-founded New Buffalo Productions with Leah Schneider in More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 11. The Spiral Staircase — The classic thriller by F. Andrew Leslie is based on the1945 film of the same name and tells thestory of a mute healthcare aide who isterrorized by a serial killer. Director L. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 11 . 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, Oct. More...

Special Events

fri. 12 & sat. 13 . World On Your Plate Food Forum — Friday night screening of Farmageddon, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and professional ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier and organic industry watchdog,  More...

Homecoming treat

Panther, the mascot of Sweet Home schools, serves a sno-kone to Carly Palmer during homecoming festivities on Saturday. For more photographs of the event, see page seven. More...

Weinstein: no change to tax levy

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein in his 2013 budget proposal is projecting no change to the tax levy, making this the third consecutive year the levy has either decreased or posted an amount equal to the previous budget.  (See editorial on page More...

Speaker of House joins rally for Collins campaign

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner told the audience at a Chris Collins rally on Saturday, that he needs the Republican candidate “working along with me” in Congress.  An audience of about 100 people turned out next More...

Editorial

Budget provides many services with little cuts

Bee Editorial

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein last week released his proposed budget for 2013, posting a tax levy that will have no change from the current year.  The proposed budget of $116,585,203 — which reflects a spending increase of about 1.4 mill More...

Spindle items

• START VOLUNTEERING — Volunteers are being sought at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood, 200 Bassett Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 13, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports youths ‘running loose’

Monday, Oct. 1  • A resident of Siegfried Drive reported that his home and garbage cans were damaged after being struck by paint balls overnight. The resident told police he was unsure who may have used the paint ball gun.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee report sparks reader’s nostalgia

I love that section of the Bee where it reports really old news. On Jan. 21 this year, it ran a 75-year-old piece that had touched me:  More...

Education

Williamsville schools set to recognize area businesses

This week, the Williamsville Central School District Office of Transition Services will be recognizing community employers that have shown outstanding support and a willingness to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Music teachers to present concert   Music teachers from the Williamsville schools will present a concert titled “Turning the Tables” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road. More...

Sports

Billies’ football steamrolls Flames, 50-14

Cohen rushes for career-high 219, scores four touchdowns

Sam Cohen picked the best time to play the game of his life.  The Williamsville South senior running back rushed 12 times for a career-high 219 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Billies’ dominating 50-14 home win over cross-town riva More...

Schick helps East boys soccer down South, Sweet Home

Led by their leading scorer, Williamsville East’s boys soccer team distanced itself from the rest of ECIC II after defeating Williamsville South, 2-1, at home Oct. 2 and a 1-0 win at Sweet Home Friday.  More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Business

Business News

Citizens Bank has expanded banking hours at three full-service Tops branches in the town. The three branches include 2351 Maple Road, 9660 Transit Road and 3500 Main St. The bank’s new hours for each location will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Martial arts academy teaches defense and confidence

Through White’s Martial Arts Academy, children and adults can learn the discipline and techniques of self-defense.  Bob White, owner of the academy, has been teaching martial arts for 15 years.  “When I was a young kid, I used t More...

Just Say Cheesecake back to serving lunchtime meals

For the past 22 years, Dan Quigley and Jim Fingerlow have been co-owners of a business devoted to providing customers with a variety of desserts.  At Just Say Cheesecake, 3555 Sheridan Drive near Millersport Highway, there are more than 60 flavo More...