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December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Board hears updates on renovations to mill

The Village Board heard a presentation on the Williamsville Water Mill redevelopment plans Monday evening at its work session.  Iskalo Development vice president David Chiazza briefly talked about the objectives for the mill property and what s More...

Local News

Holiday tunes

  Combined Orchestra cellist Dimitri Lippe performs Thursday during Amherst Central High School’s annual winter concert. Photo by Kelsey SharpPurchase photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Parishioner co-founds group to help grieving

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Grieving doesn’t merely end within a specific amount of time — it gets better only if you are able to work through the sad, mournful feelings.  Most importantly, you shouldn’t work through your grief alone.  More...

Santa Claus to visit neighborhoods this week

In anticipation of Christmas, Santa Claus is planning to visit several Amherst neighborhoods, courtesy of local fire departments. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I support village government efforts toward improving pedestrian safety on Main Street. More...

Education

St. Leo’s names honor roll students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ideal Weight classes offered   Weight-loss classes are being offered by Ida Shapiro. Classes are held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court, near Maple Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans’ track, field team has more balance

One of the traits of Williamsville North girls indoor track and field teams is depth in events. That still holds true for this season’s squad, but the team is also more balanced.  More...

Sweet Home boys, girls squads form ‘track nation’

As Brian Lombardo was making his way to a recent Sweet Home indoor track and field practice, several teachers joked with him saying, “We’re sick of this track nation thing going on in the hallways.”  So what does “track n More...

Senior tennis league accepting registration

The senior tennis league is accepting registration for a 19-week session at the Village Glen Tennis Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., starting Wednesday, Jan. 2, and running every Wednesday through May 8. More...

Business

Showroom creates look and feel of home, provides array of selection for customers

Window replacement can sometimes seem like a daunting, complicated process for homeowners who need to explore their options.  More...

New ‘resort’ shows pets need pampering too

Most animal enthusiasts know that there are different levels of spoiling your dog or cat. It can be as simple as buying a gourmet treat or maybe coming home with a brand new collar.  But some pet owners go way beyond anything like that.  More...

Events

ECCPASA offers Community Education classes   More...

Breaking News - 12/24/2012 11:06 AM

Town posts trash collection schedule

There will be no trash or recycling pickup in the Town of Amherst on Tuesday, Dec. 25, or Tuesday, Jan. 1. Trash will still be collected on Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. More...

Town Board appoints Nuchereno to IDA

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved the appointment of Council Member Barbara Nuchereno to fill a vacancy in the Amherst Industrial Development Agency.  The resolution, initiated by Supervisor Barry Weinstein, was passed 5-1, wi More...

Schools outline security protocols in wake of shooting

Following the shooting deaths on Friday of 26 people — many of them students — at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools in Amherst are providing details about the security measures they have in place to prevent such a tr More...

Editorial

Even with security protocol, it’s tough to combat a killer

Bee Editorial

I n light of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are trying to figure out what could have been done to prevent the attack and better protect the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

• CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS — The past week has certainly been tough for anyone who is a parent, especially for the people residing in Newtown, Conn.  After working on a localized story about the tragedy, I met with Chickie Holt, a woman who More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1887   Mr. Seymour Graff has two of the finest porkers in the county. Who is next?  One of our citizens intends to start a coal market in Swormville next April. Many other improvements will be made there.  More...

Police Blotter

People found sleeping inside rental moving truck

Monday, Dec. 10  • Police responded to Miller Road where a resident reported an unknown person entered his vehicle overnight and stole several items, including tools.  More...

Obituaries

Vincent F. Quagliana, World War II veteran

Vincent F. “Jim” Quagliana, 90, of Amherst, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Quagliana was accomplished on the tenor banjo and guitar and was a 1940 graduate of Hutchinson Central High School. More...

Thomas G. Allen, accomplished sailor

Thomas Gilchrist Allen III, 81, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.  An entrepreneur, boat builder, champion sailor, and passionate lover of the Buffalo Canoe Club and his summer home in Bay Beach, Ontario, Mr. More...

Paul F. Schaefer, retired marketing consultant

Paul F. Schaefer, 82, of Eggertsville, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

’Tis the season

Winter months bring fun careers

The winter months can seem like a long stretch of bleak, cold weather. More...

Ideal Weight classes offered

Weight-loss classes are being offered by Ida Shapiro. Classes are held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court, near Maple Road, Amherst. For more information, call 636-3698.   More...

DEDICATING A NEW LOCATION

- Rabbi Frank Lowinger of the Congregation Brith Hadoshah Messianic Synagogue, left, speaks with visiting rabbis David Chernoff, Michael Wolf and Jeff Forman before a dedication service on Dec. 16. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

thurs. 20 . 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, Dec. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20 . Reinstein Woods Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...