Weekly Feature



October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Club to hold Mix and Mingle event

The Rotary Club of Amherst South will present a Mix and Mingle event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Local News

TRICK OR TREAT —

Participants walk down Los Robles Street during the annual Village of Williamsville Halloween Parade held Saturday. More...

Storm closes area schools, causes power outages

Amherst, Sweet Home and Williamsville schools were closed Tuesday because of the threat of high winds and possible flooding resulting from Hurricane Sandy.  The hurricane struck land in New Jersey on Monday evening and caused heavy rains and hig More...

Sweet Home School Board offers Open Community Forum

The Sweet Home Board of Education will hold an Open Community Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Reported shoplifters fight with security

Monday, Oct. 22  • A resident of Meadow Spring Lane reported that a dog was running loose around the neighborhood. Prior to the arrival of police, the canine’s owner responded to the area and recovered the animal.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Community plan benefits the future

In April 2010, the Village of Williamsville adopted a comprehensive community plan, which placed at its heart, the safety and vitality of our pedestrian culture.  More...

Wonderful parks are often littered

The only thing I can say about the Amherst parks is “wow.”  This is easiest to say when your breath is taken away. I told the town department heads about a spot or two where there was a bunch of unsightly litter. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book Club schedules monthly meeting   The Amherst Book Club will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 1, at Windows On the Green Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road. More...

Sports

Smiley next to step up for Sweet Home football

Sophomore records fumble recovery, two INTs against Grand Island

Every week it seems like someone new steps up and make plays for the Sweet Home football team. More...

Big plays lead WS East football over South

West Seneca East football’s top players made big plays when it mattered most in its Section VI Class A semifinal home game against Williamsville South Friday and the result was the team’s first trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium in a quarter-ce More...

East girls gymnastics finishes undefeated in division for third straight year

For the third straight year, Williamsville East’s girls gymnastics team was perfect in Division II, finishing 5-0.  More...

Business

Bison Bath and Kitchen Designs brings customers’ visions to life

Bison Bath and Kitchen Design has more than 60 years of experience in helping customers through their repair and remodeling needs.  The business began in 1952 when Stephen Schreiner’s father in-law opened Bison Plumbing in the City of Buff More...

Restaurateur brings authentic cuisine to the table

Using techniques and recipes he learned from his family in Lebanon, Raab Fares brings his expertise in Mediterranean cuisine to Sara’s Deli and Grill. More...

Events

Empire State College to hold info session   More...

Elections will decide county, state, federal races

Voters in the town will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to decide several contested county, state and national races.  Polls will be open across the town from 6 a.m. More...

Special education organization reaches out to communities

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Police discover alleged suspect hiding in taxi

Amherst police on Oct. 23 arrested a Buffalo man who allegedly broke into a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant and stole money from a jukebox.  According to Capt. More...

Editorial

Learn more about 4-H and attend a meeting

Bee Editorial

The organization has four words to describe its ideals — head, heart, hands and health.  4-H has served as a youth development organization that provides educational opportunities for young people outside the classroom. More...

Spindle items

• GETTING MARRIED — This might be one of the most difficult Spindle items I have ever had to write. It’s not easy to convey all the beautiful thoughts and feelings I have had in the past several years into this single column.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 3, 1887   A communication received from State Superintendent A.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.With leaf pickup season upon us, perhaps the town could institute a policy where we could get some effective, preplanned service. More...

Obituaries

Paul Kurtz, author, publisher, philosopher

Paul Kurtz, 86, of Amherst, died  Saturday, Oct.  20, 2012.  Mr. Kurtz was born in New Jersey and attended Washington Square College at NewYorkUniversity, where he fell in love with the power of ideas.  More...

Minot H. Ortolani, former director of Buffalo Zoo

Minot H. Ortolani, 83, of Williamsville, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.  More...

Death Notices

HILLEBRAND, Kurt A., of North Carolina, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Mr. Hillebrand is survived by his mother, Kathleen (nee Kelly), and four brothers, Stephen, Eric, retired Lt. Col. Gregory and Jason. More...

Lifestyles

Conventional wisdom

To say that some individuals are passionate about politics would be an understatement. Presidential elections every four years only exacerbate the intensity of those emotions, and this year is no exception.  More...

Fire Company offers Country Night

The Ellicott Creek Fire Company will host a Country Night from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Hall, 45 S. Ellicott Creek Road. West of the Mark will be performing and snacks will be provided. More...

Theater’s open house goes behind the scenes

MusicalFare invites the community to spend an afternoon exploring the theater’s facilities at its open house on Saturday, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . 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, Nov. More...

Concerts

thurs. 1 .Hear the sounds of Wadada Leo Smith and the John Lindberg Duo at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6011, www.burchfieldpenney.org  More...

Film/Video

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