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December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters approve capital project proposal

Williamsville Schools

Voters in the Williamsville Central School District on Dec. More...

Local News

Village Board expresses opposition to toll hike

In a special meeting Monday evening, the Williamsville Village Board passed a resolution to oppose a toll increase by the New York State Thruway Authority.  The board claims that the proposed thruway increase will create more truck traffic throu More...

Calvary Episcopal to present ‘Lessons and Carols’

A service of Lessons and Carols will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Park School food drive benefits Buffalo City Mission

The Lower School Student Government at The Park School of Buffalo collected nearly 900 pounds of food during its November food drive to benefit the Buffalo City Mission.  According to Park Communications Coordinator Elizabeth Rakas, the students More...

Letters to the Editor

Extra caution needed on roads

My son was recently trying to walk across West Klein and North Forest. More...

Education

Amherst schools eye plan to align curriculum

Superintendent Laura Chabe reviewed the progress of the Amherst School District’s instructional action plan at the Dec. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO, Buffalo Chamber to offer scholarships   More...

Sports

Spartan swimmers have talent, lack depth

Williamsville North’s boys swim team had a very successful 2011-12 season, finishing 11-1 and winning the ECIC AA and Class A titles.  Spartan coach Dan McLaughlin feels this season’s team will be competitive and have close meets wit More...

Williamsville North wins season-opening meets

Williamsville North began its defense of the ECIC AA and Section VI Class A championships by swimming past Williamsville South, 60-41, on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Sweet Home girls bowling has potential for strong season

Sweet Home girls bowling coach Jim Russo never had a problem determining who was going to bowl on the “A” and “B” teams until this season. That shows how much he thinks of this season’s squad. More...

Business

Sweet Home Federal Credit Union expands services for clients

Since 1957, Sweet Home Federal Credit Union has been serving its clients to the best of its ability.  By the middle of 2013, the credit union will be expanding its services at a new location that will include two drive-through teller lanes and More...

Mystic Shop offers variety of gifts, workshops

The words gift shop take on a different meaning at The Mystic Shop.  Nestled in the Snyder Point Plaza at 4446 Main St. More...

Business news

Giovanna Haircare Inc., 3204 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, is currently seeking hairstylists who are interested in the salon’s mentoring program. More...

Police investigate burglaries as string continues

Amherst police are currently investigating several burglaries that occurred since Dec. 5 at businesses in the town as well as the Village of Williamsville.  A burglary was reported Saturday at DiCamillo Bakery, 5329 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Slashed county budget passes; Poloncarz warns of cuts

A six-member majority in the Erie County Legislature composed of three Republicans, one Democrat, a Conservative and an Independent passed an amended 2013 budget Dec. More...

Editorial

Projects ensure student safety, necessary updates

Bee Editorial

During this academic year, public schools in the town will be discussing capital projects needed to update each district’s buildings.  With voters in the Amherst and Williamsville school district recently passing the capital projects, Swee More...

Spindle items

• TIES THAT BIND — Within a month, my wife and I were married and we purchased and moved into a house together. Saturday was our moving day and we are very excited to be homeowners. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 15, 1887   Mr. John Witnauer of Swormville sold a hog weighing 450 pounds to the Eggertsville blacksmith. Who can beat that in Swormville?  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to thank the kind lady at the Transit-Millersport market for paying for my extra groceries when I ran out of money on December 5. My best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  More...

Obituaries

Robert W. Goehle, former fiscal administrator at Roswell

Robert W. Goehle, 98, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.  After graduating from Lockport High School in 1932, Mr. Goehle worked at Texaco while taking night college courses in accounting and writing. More...

Joseph D. Zehler, Project Mercury engineer

Joseph D. Zehler, 82, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.  Mr. Zehler was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. More...

Death Notices

DYCKMAN, Ruth L., of Eggertsville, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. She is survived by a son, Richard A.; three daughters, Claire L. Leffler, Jan R. and Sue L. Schmidt; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Author pens, publishes first book series

Christy Laughing caught the bug early in life — the writing bug, that is. Though now a seasoned writer with three novels and a parenting blog under her belt, her origins as a writer started out off-the-cuff with a class assignment.  More...

Red Cross to hold blood drives

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Getzville Fire Hall, 630 Dodge Road, Getzville. Another blood drive will be held from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

3K walk to benefit Kawelle

Kawelle, a nonprofit organization, will host an Ugly Sweater 3K Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.  The race will start on Glen Avenue, near Glen Falls, between North Cayuga Road and Mill Street.  A holiday party will follow. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 13 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13 . 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...

Comedy

fri. 14 .Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Cheezes, led by Captain Mike McLean, as they take on Hot Wingz, led by Captain Matt Snyder, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...