Weekly Feature



November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Knocking it down

Williamsville East’s Chris Barbolini kicks the ball past Riverside’s Mohamed Abdi during the Flames’ 3-0 shutout in the Section VI Class A overall title. The Flames are 20-0. More...

Person of interest named in mall robbery, assault

Amherst police are investigating a robbery and assault that took place late Sunday afternoon at the Boulevard Mall.  Police said two loss prevention employees from retail stores in the mall were in the parking lot at 5:15 p.m. More...

Local News

East music teacher named Educator of the Year

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville East music teacher Stephen Shewan has received some prestigious awards during his 20 years with the school, but none meant more than his latest honor.  Shewan was presented the 2012-13 Western Region PTA Jane Skrzypek Educator of t More...

Adoption S.T.A.R. receives accreditation

Adoption S.T.A.R. has received notification that it has achieved Hague accreditation through the Council on Accreditation as authorized by the U.S. More...

Republicans elect Balmas chairman

The Amherst Republican Committee recently elected Carl M. Balmas as its new chairman.  He succeeds Marshall Wood, who stepped down after eight years as chairman.  More...

Police Blotter

Motorist reports sheep blocking road

Monday, Oct. 29  • A vehicle struck a shuttle bus in a business parking lot near a community center. Police responded to the scene and sorted out the incident between the drivers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Romney stance hollow, shrill

In the Oct. 24 and 25 editions of The Bee, I read with interest of the managing editor’s endorsement of Mitt Romney for president.  What I expected next was a full-throated argument to convince me why Romney is the right choice. More...

Sports

Sweet Home football dominates WSE in title game

¦ Panthers win sixth consecutive Class A crown

There was a lot of hype going into the Section VI Class A title football game Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Could West Seneca East, making its first section final appearance in 25 years, dethrone Sweet Home, winner of the past five Clas More...

South girls soccer repeats as section champs

¦ Cutrona scores hat trick versus East

Carissima Cutrona was a goal-scoring machine for the Williamsville South girls soccer team in the Section VI Class A final.  The South junior forward scored three times in the first half to help the second-seeded Lady Billies defeat top-seeded W More...

South softball to hold fundraiser

The Williamsville South softball program is holding an all-you-can-eat pizza party fundraiser to pay for new dugouts from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Amherst Youth Center, 5005 Sheridan Dr. More...

Business

Scoops dishes out new lunch menu

It started as an ice cream parlor three years ago, but now Anita’s Scoops is also serving lunch.  Instead of closing the Lincoln Road shop as the weather turned cold, owner Anita Cesar decided to keep it open to sell lunch items.  More...

Wright Spinal Solutions opens second office

After establishing a successful practice in Elma, Dr. More...

‘Renew Locally’ effort extends to voting booths

The Erie County Clerk’s Office’s ongoing effort to get residents to “Renew Locally” and keep their tax dollars in Erie County is now spreading to the voting booth.  More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2012 1:20 PM

Collins, Higgins elected to Congress.

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Breaking News - 11/7/2012 12:41 AM

ELECTION UPDATE

Ray Walter & Mike Ranzenhofer re-elected; Higgins victorious; Collins vs. Hochul race will go down to the wire.
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Williamsville to hold forum on proposed capital project

The Williamsville Central School District Board of Education will hold a public forum on a proposed $16.75 million capital project at 7 p.m. More...

Town Board hears rezoning plans, parking concerns

During its meeting on Monday, the Town Board held various public hearings on rezoning, sidewalk installation and parking restrictions.  Two hearings addressed requests to rezone areas in the Snyder and Eggertsville communities.  More...

Names of honored veterans to be unveiled Sunday

The unveiling of veterans names at the Amherst Veterans Memorial in the Amherst State Park will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.  The park is located at 400 Mill St.  Deputy Town Supervisor Guy R. More...

Editorial

Fire Alarm Office professional, progressive

Bee Editorial

When one considers the march of technology during the past 10 years, it’s difficult to imagine just how far emergency communication has progressed during the last 50.  More...

Spindle items

• GOOD HEALTH — November is designated as American Diabetes Month, calling attention to the fact that as many as one in two Americans will be affected by the disease by 2020, if current health trends continue.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 10, 1887   Invitations are out announcing that Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Witmer will be at home, near Williamsville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Shame on you, Williamsville PTA parents of middle schoolers, for not attending a very informative session on cyber bullying at Transit Middle. School. More...

Obituaries

Richard Dentinger, honored Amherst police detective

Richard J. Dentinger, recipient of The Amherst Bee Officer of the Year award in 1972, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.   The Bee award was established in 1957 to recognize meritorious actions of members of the Amherst Police Department.  More...

Kenneth R. Fiebelkorn, retired business owner

Kenneth R. Fiebelkorn, 92, of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.  Mr. More...

Joan L. Anthony, homemaker

Joan L. Anthony (nee Cable), 87, of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.  Mrs. Anthony was born in DuBois, Pa.  The wife of a World War II veteran, Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Veterans’ Voices:

Stories from the Second World War

Imagine wondering every time a plane flew over if it belonged to enemy forces and feeling relieved every time you woke up to see another day. Imagine living in the midst of World War II. Orchard Park resident Ray Fabiniak enlisted at the age of 18. More...

Flag dedication to honor veterans

A flag dedication ceremony will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics and Fitness Center, 1641 N. French Road, Getzville. The dedication will be in memory of William R. Wilson.   More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  The Brainstormers will perform “DMV Tyrant” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . 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...

Theater

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Special Events

fri. 9 . A Musical Feast — “Child’s Play for Adults,” music, dance, verse and song with Julia Bentley and Kuang-Hao Huang, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...