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January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Athletic community mourns loss of Dr. James Rusin

Whenever Williamsville Central School District athletes compete in the future, there will be one empty seat on the sidelines. Dr. James F. Rusin, its director of athletics for the past 33 years, died Sunday, Jan. More...

Local News

Eagle Scouts soar together

Three lifelong friends completed a journey on Saturday that they began 13 years ago.  Matt Diem, Dom Cinelli and Matt Lanning officially reached the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony held at Infant of Prague Church in Cheektow More...

Trader Joe’s new location set for Niagara Fall Boulevard

Trader Joe’s, a California-based food store, announced Monday that it will be opening a new location in the Boulevard Consumer Square on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  The store sells a variety of food products and is known for its selection of More...

Community Education offers variety of opportunities

The new year brings new possibilities — especially in the courses offered through Williamsville Community Education.  One of the largest community education programs in Western New York, the WCE has a variety of courses to choose from, inc More...

Letters to the Editor

Tourney supporters deserve thanks

Thanks to those involved in the ninth annual Williamsville Holiday Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Jolly Boys.  The tournament featured varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams from Williamsville South, Amherst, Newfane and St. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School names students to honor roll

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

Beechwood Service Guild plans meeting   The Beechwood Service Guild will hold a meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Beechwood Homes, 100 Stahl Road, Getzville. More...

Sports

North hands Jamestown first home loss in three years

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team recorded a huge ECIC I victory Saturday, traveling to Jamestown and winning, 63-49.  It was the Red Raiders’ first home loss since February 2010. More...

Sharks defeat Nardin, Holy Angels in league openers

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team opened play in the Monsignor Martin Association on a winning note, beating Nardin, 60-36, Wednesday at Canisius High School and at Holy Angels, 55-49, Friday.  The victories improved the Sharks to 7-0 o More...

Sweet Home indoor track teams break school records at RIT

Sweet Home’s indoor track and field teams put on a record-setting performance at the RIT Tigers Invitational at Rochester Institute of Technology Saturday.  School records fell in the boys 1000 and the girls 4x200- and 4x800-meter relays.& More...

Business

Bridals by D celebrates silver anniversary

For 25 years, Bridals by D has been dedicated to finding brides the perfect dress for their wedding day. More...

Tax breaks available for solar energy equipment sales, installations

New this year, tax breaks are available when installing solar energy equipment in a commercial building.  The state Department of Taxation and Finance recently announced that, thanks to legislation and Gov. Andrew M. More...

Registration now open for ‘Pathways to Success’

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will be starting its next session on Feb. 4, and registration is currently open to those interested.  More...

Number of board members may be referendum topic

The Town Board on Monday directed the town attorney to draft a local law that would ask residents if they are satisfied with the current size of the council at six members or if it should be further downsized in 2014.  (See editorial on page fou More...

Three charged in burglaries

¦ Men suspected in break-ins at more than 35 properties

Amherst police on Monday arrested three Cheektowaga men in connection with 12 burglaries in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville.  According to Detective Lt. More...

Editorial

Residents need to be wise about government size, cost

Bee Editorial

Every so often during the past several years it seems the topic of downsizing is revisited.  On Monday, the subject was again discussed during the Town Board’s work session and regular meeting.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL PERFORMANCE — A little more than two months ago, when my wife, Vanessa, and I were married, a special guest attended the ceremony and elegantly played his guitar.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 12, 1888   We are indebted to our able and popular congressman, Hon. John B. Weber, for valuable public documents.  Mrs. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In spite of a traffic control signal at the Sheridan Drive/MillStreet intersection, a needless, senseless auto crash occurred between 2 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Maher, veteran, family man

Robert J. Maher, 77, of Palm City, Fla., formerly of East Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Mr. Maher was born in Buffalo and graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. More...

Death Notices

BIHL, Dorothea F. (nee Utz), of Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Mrs. Bihl is survived by her husband, Clayton; one son, Kenneth; two daughters, Janet Sergot and Marilyn Stevens; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. More...

Lifestyles

The road to gold...

Athlete prepares for Winter Olympics

As a new year begins, Geoff Sitch will start preparing for the biggest competition of his life: the Winter Olympics. More...

Historical Society Museum open Jan. 13

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Computer basics will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14.  French conversation classes will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.  More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10 . The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 . Mike and Mandy — 9 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; Free. More...

Comedy

thurs. 10 .Actor, comedian and talk show host George Lopez will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Concerts

fri. 11 .Although the critics hated them, their fans loved them. Yeah, American rock band Grand Funk Railroad has reunited some of its former members and will take the stage 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...