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December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire rekindles at Eggertsville home; blazes cause $200K in damage

Eggertsville firefighters on Monday responded to an early morning fire at a Margaret Road residence twice within five hours after the extinguished fire is believed to have rekindled in another section of the house.  According to Amherst Fire Con More...

Local News

New Buffalo Bills lease makes way for new stadium

Call it a “bridge deal” or a stopgap, but the new lease between the Buffalo Bills and Erie County for Ralph Wilson Stadium seems to be a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of building a new facility.  (See editorial on page fou More...

COMIN’ TO TOWN —

Santa Claus begins to tour the neighborhood on Thursday courtesy of an Eggertsville Hose Company fire truck. He visited many streets throughout Eggertsville on Thursday and Friday. More...

Teacher receives national award

The Brothers of the Christian Schools of the District of Eastern North America presented Deacon William Hynes, a religion teacher at St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Priorities get mixed up in this complicated world; however, a new Buffalo Bills stadium is under consideration, and isn’t this backward? We need a team — new, from top to bottom — and then we can consider a new stadium.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents disagree with IDA action

Industrial Development Agency tax exemptions on owners expenditures for industrial plants have been resulting in an increase of factory jobs, and a higher number of jobs from outside suppliers.  More...

Historic houses restored beautifully

Congratulations to Caroline and Bill Duax for the restoration of their Caretaker’s Cottage complex, located on Main Street in Snyder on the former Hedstrom Estate. More...

Education

Amherst Schools examine use of public bus passes

As a potential savings, the Amherst School District’s Transportation Committee met with a representative from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to assess whether students who live in the district and attend nonpublic schools should More...

Program provides residential recycling incentive

Town of Amherst residents can now save money by recycling. More...

Amherst Middle School posts first quarter honor roll students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Eckankar schedules worship service   Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Comfort Inn University, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Refreshments will be available. More...

Lifestyles

Finance and fitness

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is a simple task for most. All one has to do is pick a goal and perhaps write it down. The difficult part is achieving it. 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...

Couple united in North Carolina

Kristin Lee Cuddihy married Graham Ian Townsend during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville, N.C. The Rev. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 27 .Including pyrotechnics, lasers, video screens and light shows with their music, the progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra will once again wow audiences at 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at the  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27 . The Littlest Snow Monster Puppet Show — A charming tale of friendship and creativity about the smallest of the snow monsters, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Events

ongoing now-Dec. 30 . Garden Railway Exhibit — Presented by the Western New York Garden Railway Society and featuring two train exhibits, Thomas the Train and a traditional set-up, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through  More...

Police arrest alleged Transitowne burglar

Stemming from several weeks ago when Amherst police were investigating a string of burglaries, a Buffalo man was arrested last week in connection with one of the incidents, which occurred at an area vehicle dealership.  Capt. More...

Chamber sponsoring Jan. 18 ‘State of Town’ address

On Friday, Jan. 18, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 annual luncheon at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch program will be held at noon.  More...

Editorial

Keeping Bills in Western New York the right move

Bee Editorial

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon called it a “monumental day.” Gov. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY HOLIDAYS — I hope everyone enjoyed the first half of the December holidays and is gearing up for celebrations on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  I further hope that prior to the season, many of our readers were More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 29, 1887   Mr. G.H. Motter of Swormville has received a fine lot of rock salt and salt by the barrel, which he is selling cheap for cash.  More...

Police Blotter

Women with crutches steal beauty supplies

Monday, Dec. 17   • Police responded to an Eggert Road automobile repair shop where a customer reported one of the employees damaged her vehicle. The manager told police the woman was becoming irate. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2012 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Obituaries

Judith Rechan, dedicated mother

Judith Rechan, 74, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.  Mrs. Rechan was born on July 4, 1938 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and attended Loretto Academy in Niagara Falls and later graduated from Notre Dame High School in Welland, Ontario. More...

Paul J. Rich Jr., head, Rich Ice Cream Co.

Paul J. Rich Jr. was an Eagle Scout, the oldest surviving former University of Buffalo football player, the longtime head of Rich Ice Cream Co. and a community leader who celebrated his 100th birthday last year.  More...

Lawrence R. Weinreber, accountant, veteran

Lawrence R. Weinreber, 88, of Williamsville, died  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.  Mr. More...

Sports

North boys Fed ice hockey plays well in loss to St. Joe’s

Williamsville North’s Federation boys ice hockey team fell short in its meeting with St. More...

East girls basketball shuts down Sweet Home

Williamsville East girls basketball coach Chris Mucica called his team’s 43-33 home win over Sweet Home on Friday as “our best defensive game of the year.”  The Lady Flames (5-2, 2-1) played aggressive man-to-man defense and he More...

Spartan swim team breaks pool record

Williamsville North’s 200-yard medley relay team of Jerry Daigler, Josh Blumberg, Cameron MacDonald and Connor Mergler set the tone of the Spartans’ 72-29 home win against West Seneca West on Friday by breaking a 6-year-old school record More...

Business

Junk Jockeys provides clients with order, peace of mind

For more than 20 years, Michael Knapp and Sean Kuhaneck have been friends.  Throughout those years, the two have worked together on many projects — getting their start as entrepreneurs at the age of 5 when they began mowing lawns together. More...

Using acupuncture therapy to heal, rejuvenate

Combining holistic medicine with the soothing calm of a spa, Acupuncture Works provides services to alleviate stress, manage pain and rejuvenate skin using Eastern medicine practices.  Andrea Schilling, owner of Acupuncture Works, opened her bus More...

Events

Senior Services seeks volunteers for public schools   More...