Weekly Feature



December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning process topic of meeting

A community meeting to discuss site planning and the town’s review process will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Crime prevention seminar planned

As a result of the recent string of burglaries in the village, a special meeting will be held for business owners and residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St.  More...

Local News

Retired teacher develops novel from overseas friendship

Life after retirement was full of uncertainties for Sandy Barton.  The former teacher, who had taught at Forest Elementary School in Williamsville, wasn’t sure how she would occupy her time after years in a classroom.  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. Many volunteer fire departments were also devastated by the storm. More...

Amherst residents approve $23.8 million capital project

Residents in the Amherst School District have OK’d a $23.8 million capital project addressing building infrastructure and renovations for educational programs.  The project was approved on Wednesday by a 479-109 vote.  The district wi More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s nice to know that the Town of Amherst investigated The Pines East subdivision’s residents’ concerns about flooding, sinking homes and construction work, but unfortunately, they are turning a blind eye to whatever construction More...

Education

Amherst High School posts honor students

The following Amherst High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Casey Middle School names honor recipients

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

Williamsville North names first quarter honor roll recipients

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Brompton Heights plans Christmas Bazaar   Brompton Heights will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at 275 Brompton Road, Williamsville. Handmade items will be available for purchase. More...

Lifestyles

The festival of lights

For some, Hanukkah is a major holiday, brimming with historical and spiritual significance. For others, the emphasis lies in the gathering of friends and family and enjoying good company and traditions.  More...

Jurek Post plans pancake breakfast

A.J. Jurek American Legion Post will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the post, located on New Road between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, East Amherst. More...

Club’s annual holiday event to showcase skaters’ abilities

Seasonal music, ice and talent will come together at the Amherst Skating Club’s annual show, “Holidays On Ice.”  About 60 skaters will lace up their skates and take to the ice at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 6 . Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Honky Tonk Holiday Show — Enjoy their eclectic mix of rockabilly, country, blues, jazz, and rock and roll with a holiday twist at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . 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...

Auditions

sat. 8 . More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2012 2:44 PM

Police investigate burglaries as string continues

Amherst police are  investigating three burglaries they believe occurred early Wednesday morning at town businesses. According to Capt. Enzio Villalta, burglaries were reported at Executive Cleaners and Rising Sun Yoga. More...

Officer shares safety tips with business owners

Area business owners attended a special seminar on Wednesday morning that addressed ways to keep businesses safe from break-ins. More...

Williamsville voters approve capital projects

Voters in the Williamsville Central School District on Tuesday approved the proposed capital projects by a margin of 1,056 to 298.A full report of the vote and the scope of work included in the capital projects will appear in the Dec. More...

Village working to address Spring Street corridor

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa moderated an informal meeting on Friday with several village business owners to discuss ways of improving Main Street through its corridors.  Specifically noted during the meeting was revising Spring Street and ho More...

ANNIVERSARY

— Tom Schobert, left, dressed as Buffalo Mayor William G. Fargo, and Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, arrive at the Glen Park Tavern by way of a carriage ride Monday evening. More...

Editorial

Use common sense when driving: No one is invincible

Bee Editorial

We see billboards, commercials and bumper stickers promoting positive decision making in regard to drinking and driving, texting while driving and substance abuse. We see the photos of those killed. More...

Spindle items

• BE SMART AND SAFE — I want to remind residents not to leave any package deliveries at your doorstep. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 8, 1887   More...

Police Blotter

Motorist reports vehicle struck by snowball

Monday, Nov. 26  • An adult female employee was charged with shoplifting at a store on Niagara Falls Boulevard. She was apprehended at the scene and taken to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Obituaries

William R. Weber Sr., former teacher

William R. Weber Sr., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Nov. More...

Albert J. Schell, retired mechanical engineer

Albert J. Schell, 90, of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.  Born in Buffalo, he was a 1940 graduate of Buffalo Technical High School. More...

Death Notices

GUPPENBERGER, Joseph “Guppy” Jr., of Amherst, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Mr. More...

Sports

Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team loaded with depth, experience

There are only three seniors on the Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team, but that does not mean the squad lacks experience.  Twenty-three of the 27 players on the roster have competed in some form of travel hockey. More...

North boys ice hockey debuts several new players

Williamsville North has always been one of the top Federation boys ice hockey teams in the state, but if the Spartans want to be in the mix this season, several new players will have to get the job done.  Only four defensemen and five forwards r More...

Offseason work helps Sweet Home wrestling’s ‘new beginning’

The new motto for the Sweet Home wrestling program is “new beginning” and a lot of it stems from a successful offseason program.  “We lifted three days a week, were on the mat a couple times a week, went to some summer tourname More...

Business

Salvatore’s steakhouse, hotel expansion under way

Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is growing.  The popular steakhouse and hotel on Transit Road in Williamsville will soon have a bigger dining area and kitchen.  Owner Russell Salvatore said the dining room construction is already com More...

Agreement allows mortgage firm to keep 400 jobs in area

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced that PHH Mortgage Corp. More...

Business news

The College Internship Program of Amherst recently promoted Judy Gerich as admissions coordinator. She previously served as career coordinator and outreach coordinator.  More...