Weekly Feature



October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Party lines erased at candidates event

In a room filled with Democrats, Republicans and independents during election season, one would think the tension would be overwhelming.  But that wasn’t the case during Candidates Hour held Friday at Southeast Works in Depew.  More...

Local News

CAR CRASH

— Snyder firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 1:30 p.m. Monday at the corner of Harlem and Sartatoga roads. More...

Chamber participates in weight-loss competition

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce are working with Tops Friendly Markets, AAA of Western and Central New York and Ingram Micro to offer employees a team-based weight-loss competition called “Lose to Wi More...

Town resident indicted on bomb-making charge

Duncan Badding, 25, of Amherst, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of unlawfully making and unlawfully possessing destructive devices, according to a release issued Oct. 9 by U.S. Attorney William J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In the article on the libraries in last week’s Bee, you mentioned Eggertsville, Williamsville and Audubon, and the least I knew Clearfield was also in Williamsville. So, it’s too bad it was omitted.  More...

Obituaries

Frank C. White, sailing enthusiast

Frank C. White, 88, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.  Mr. More...

Gary J. Maier, carpenter, fisherman

Gary James Maier, 55, of Norfork, Ark., formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

ABELSON, Lyndsay “Lynn” (nee Steffen), of Potomac, Md., formerly of Williamsville, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. She was a 1966 graduate of Williamsville Central High School. Mrs.  More...

Lifestyles

Overcoming the obstacles of FEAR

Fear is what makes our hearts palpitate, our mouths go dry and our bodies tense up. For some people, fear only comes in the form of a scary movie. More...

Historic Preservation to host speaker

The Amherst Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a talk by Caroline Duax about the Gate House property at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St. More...

Walk-a-thon promotes healthy lifestyles

The students at St. Benedict School put on their walking shoes as they completed their first Walk For Life walk-a-thon on Oct. More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 18 . Russell Banks — The American fiction and poetry author is the first writer in the Babel 2012/2013 series, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. More...

Special Events

thurs. 18 . A Night to Shine — Charity gala for Suneel’s Light, a local nonprofit foundation, which raises funds for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Film/Video

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Geary resigns, Duquin appointed

Village Board

In a special meeting held Monday evening, the Williamsville Village Board accepted Trustee Brian Geary’s resignation and appointed Chris Duquin as the new trustee.  Geary filed his letter of resignation after accepting a position in law en More...

Supervisor, board hear community’s budget concerns

The Town Board during its meetings on Oct. 10 and Oct. 15 held public hearings to allow residents to speak on behalf of the proposed 2013 budget of about $116.6 million.  More...

Editorial

Stay informed of your child’s online behavior

Bee Editorial

Too often, parents profess ignorance of what their children are doing, whether in their actual or online behaviors.  More...

Spindle items

• ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — I would like to congratulate six Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who recently celebrated their anniversaries. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s porch chairs, flower pot rearranged

Monday, Oct. 8  • A resident of Sheridan Drive reported her neighbor slashed the tires of her vehicle overnight. The resident also told officers she believed the same person also broke into the storage area in the basement.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Let the town know of budget’s flaws

Beware of our supervisor’s 2013 political budget. He boasts that his budget will hold the line on taxes.  Holding the line on Amherst taxes has a real downside and in this case should not be taken lightly.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Foreclosure assistance workshop scheduled   Homeowners can learn about the resources available to avoid foreclosure from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Eggertsville Snyder Library, 4622 Main St. More...

Sports

Billies ground Eagles in homecoming game

New South quarterback Castronova throws three TDs

The Williamsville South football team is heading into the Section VI Class A Federation playoffs with momentum. More...

Undermanned Flames defeat South Park, clinch playoff spot

Williamsville East football coach Chris McDuffie asked his players at practice last week how bad did they want to defeat South Park. More...

East’s Gibbs wins first ECIC girls tennis title

After losing in the ECIC Singles girls tennis final last year, Brianna Gibbs was determined to make sure she won in 2012.  The Williamsville East eighth-grader did just that, defeating East Aurora’s Alana Danieu, 6-1, 7-5, in the final Sat More...

Business

Coffee shop’s new location hits the ‘spot’

Spot Coffee continues to expand its business in the Buffalo area with the opening of its newest location in Clarence.  The new coffeehouse, located at 5205 Transit Road near the intersection of Maple Road, opened its doors at the end of Septembe More...

Chamber to hold ‘Business of the Year’ event on Oct. 29

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business of the Year awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

National Fuel Gas forecasting slight increase in heating bills

While those who forecast the weather are still hard at work determining what the winter will hold for Western New York, officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation have their predictions on winter heating costs.  More...