Weekly Feature



November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Community meeting to focus on planned hotel

A community meeting will be held next week to discuss the proposed six-story, 137-room Hyatt Place Hotel planned to be built at 5020 Main St. More...

Toy drive to help families devastated by Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, thousands of people were left without power and without homes. More...

Local News

BUILDING REMOVAL

— The Park School on Nov. 21 razed a deteriorated building on its property. The structure was the site of a former headmaster’s house. More...

County, town to sponsor ‘Passports on the Move’ outreach event on Dec. 5

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Amherst Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger will be sponsoring a “Passports on the Move” outreach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Police investigating string of Main Street burglaries

Amherst police are investigating a string of commercial burglaries occurring early Friday morning in Williamsville.  According to Police Capt. Enzio Villalta, all of the incidents were discovered Friday morning by business owners. More...

Police Blotter

Women ejected from line during Black Friday sales

Monday, Nov. 19  • A resident of Hartford Road reported that a neighbor was banging on the kitchen walls extremely loudly. The resident told officers her children were making noise and that caused the neighbor to retaliate. More...

Letters to the Editor

Church appreciates community support

On behalf of North Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Zion and Congregation Shir Shalom, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our 27th annual Turkey Basket Project a huge success.  We were able to give 513 turkeys and bags of food to var More...

Education

Williamsville Schools named to AP Honor Roll

The Williamsville Central School District has been named to the third annual College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll, placing it in the top 3 percent of districts nationwide.  More...

Transit Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Transit Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

AMVETS schedules Pearl Harbor Services   AMVETS Post 49 will host its annual Pearl Harbor Services at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive. More...

Lifestyles

EXTREME COUPONING

Thrifty ways to save big on bills

Everyone loves a good bargain, but people who delve into extreme couponing take it to another level.  The phenomenon swept the nation two years ago with the debut of “Extreme Couponing,” a television show on TLC.  More...

Amherst schools to hold wreath sale

Amherst Middle and High School will hold a wreath sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the high school, 4301 Main St. Wreaths are priced between $20 and $25. More...

Symphony’s holiday concert embraces years of tradition

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert is rooted in tradition, which will be evident during its performance on Sunday, Dec. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 29 - sat. 1 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . 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. More...

Film/Video

fri. 30 . More...

Williamsville to hold capital project vote; absentee ballots available

Williamsville Central School District residents will head to the polls from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, to vote on a $16.75 million capital project addressing priority infrastructure needs at all 13 schools. More...

Pedestrians focus of mayor’s address

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa gave a State of the Village address on Monday that included plans for the village’s “Picture Main Street” project. More...

Village celebrates season with daylong event

The Williamsville Business Association will host its annual Holiday in the Village event on Saturday, Dec. 1, which will feature a variety of seasonal activities.  From 10 a.m. More...

Editorial

Don’t fall prey to scams and thieves this season

Bee Editorial

Throughout the year, people are bothered by individuals and/or companies that are running scams, but it seems that residents in Amherst and Williamsville are catching on to the phony claims and solicitations.  While previewing this week’s More...

Spindle items

• REMINDERS — The Highway Department is reminding residents of its mailbox replacement program, highway plowing and parking laws.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1887   Mr. Mathias Horey, who has rented Mr. N. Horey’s saloon, will hold a raffle for turkeys, ducks and chickens next Saturday evening.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would actually like to thank the Highway Department for the great job with leaf pickup this year. They’ve done my street twice already, and where else can you just put your leaves at the curbside and the town picks them up? More...

Obituaries

Jane Hoyt Paolini, veteran, nurse

Jane Hoyt Paolini, 87, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.  Born in Syracuse, Mrs. More...

E. Jane Snowden, math teacher, volunteer

E. Jane Snowden, 79, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Mary Agnes O’Hara Fisher, teacher

Mary Agnes O’Hara Fisher, 72, of Amherst, died Monday. Nov. 12, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s comebacks run out in Class A final

¦ Panthers lose to Burnt Hills, 40-20

Sweet Home has made it a habit in its playoff run of falling behind and then rallying to victory. More...

North’s Taplin is one of area’s best on court

Boys basketball

One of the best high school basketball players in the area resides at Williamsville North.  Junior point guard Sterling Taplin returns for his fourth year with the Spartans.  “Sterling can do everything,” North coach Chuck Swier More...

Winter sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the hockey and wrestling teams. More...

Business

Break’n Eggs Creperie combines family recipes, passion

For the past several years, the husband and wife team of Annie and Bob Sweeney wanted to own a restaurant that served delectable crepes. On Sept. More...

Glen Park Tavern to commemorate 125th year with festivities

The Glen Park Tavern, 5507 Main St., Williamsville, will celebrate its quasquicentennial with a week of festivities to commemorate its history.  The establishment’s 125-year history as a tavern in the Village of Williamsville will be honor More...

Business news

Buffalo Community Federal Credit Union recently provided each of its employees with $10 to donate to community organizations in need. The total amount provided to community organizations was $250. More...