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January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges related to bank robbery yield 15-year sentence

A Cheektowaga man was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison after being convicted of robbery and grand larceny of an Amherst bank in December 2011.  According to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. More...

Local News

NETWORKING

— Taryn Day, left, and Frank C. More...

Foundation seeks nominations for 2013 Wall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Williamsville Wall of Fame honoring distinguished graduates from the district’s three high schools.  To be eligible, candidates must have graduated at least 10 years ago from Williamsville South, N More...

SEPTSA to detail nutritional changes during program

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association is offering a free public presentation, “Nutrition and Your Child,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the district conference room, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst.  More...

Police Blotter

Men parked near store ask customers to listen to their music

Monday, Jan. 14   • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard furniture store reportedly told an adult male to leave the store after he was asking customers for money. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ditch the workout and join Zumba

Zumba fitness has become an international dance phenomenon. You can join classes held in studios, clubs, fitness centers and social halls.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Theatre to screen ‘Vegucated’   More...

Sports

League wins push Sweet Home cagers atop ECIC II

The Williamsville South and Sweet Home boys basketball teams both entered last week with undefeated records in ECIC II, but by the end of the week, the Panthers were in the driver’s seat.  Sweet Home handed South a 54-43 home loss Jan. More...

North boys hockey blanks Panthers

Williamsville North’s Federation boys ice hockey team extended its win streak to three games after blanking Sweet Home, 4-0, Monday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Rink No. More...

South’s Patterson breaks section record in shot put

Williamsville South junior Devon Patterson broke the Section VI indoor track and field record in the boys shot put with a throw of 59-feet, 1¾-inches at the Trent Jackson Invitational Saturday at Brockport State College.  The throw broke the pre More...

Business

Towne Mini gearing up for signature showroom

Perhaps you have noticed an influx of Mini Coopers around Western New York over the last few years.  That increase in popularity has resulted in greater demand for the roadsters, and Towne Mini, located at 8215 Main St., is working hard to meet More...

L&M Financial works to support clients and community

For more than 40 years, L&M Financial has been not only working to benefit the best interests of its clients, but also for the needs of the community. More...

Primary care, diagnostic center prepares to close

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is closing the Williamsville Primary Care and Diagnostic Center, located at 400 International Drive, as of Thursday, Jan. 31.  More...

Special performance

Musician and recording artist Mick Hayes performs an acoustic concert on Saturday at the Village Meeting House in Williamsville. The event was hosted by Grace Community Church. More...

Supervisor to consider campaign for re-election

State of the Town

During his annual State of the Town address on Friday, Supervisor Barry Weinstein told the public he was giving “serious consideration” to campaigning for a second term in office and highlighted a number of projects on the horizon in 2013 More...

‘Backyard Classic’ hockey set for this weekend

Get your ice skates sharpened and start taping your hockey stick. The “Tim Hortons Backyard Classic” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at The Rose Garden, 2753 Wehrle Drive, Lancaster. More...

Editorial

Verify contractors using the town’s online database

Bee Editorial

Recently, when gathering entries for The Amherst Bee police blotter, we have noticed there have been several residential reports of possible scam artists in the area.  The town Building Department is now reminding residents to be aware of unscru More...

Spindle items

• BACKYARD HOCKEY — For the past couple of years, I have been following the progress of the annual backyard hockey tournament. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1888   A new railroad line has been organized with a capital stock of $100,000. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a village taxpayer, I am completely disgusted with the current Village Board. I have been working night and day just to pay my taxes, and all I keep seeing is this Picture Main Street garbage all the time. More...

Obituaries

Patrick J. Lowther, veteran

Patrick J. Lowther, 86, of Chautauqua County, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.  Mr. Lowther was born on Long Island and raised on the Williamsville estate of Reginald B. Taylor. More...

Carol A. Scholl, credit union assistant manager

Carol A. Scholl (nee Carpenter), 56, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.  Mrs. More...

Mary M. Major, tennis player

Mary M. Major (nee Paukovits), 92, of Williamsville, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.  Mrs. Major was born in Szombathely, Hungary.  She worked as a seamstress at AM&A’s and eventually became a supervisor there.  More...

Lifestyles

All Aboard

...for the Model Railroad Club of Buffalo

These are not your childhood train sets.  Tucked in an upstairs room at the Boys and Girls Club at 54 Riverdale Ave. in Tonawanda, an array of train tracks and model trains sits proudly on display. More...

Migraine Support Group plans next meeting

The Western New York Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the All Care for Women building, 6095 Transit Road, East Amherst. For more information, call 512-3983.   More...

Average Joe’s offers patrons safe ride home

Safety comes first at Average Joe’s Bar and Grill, which is why the business has started offering shuttle bus services to its customers.  The bus, otherwise known as the Joe’s Mobile, provides patrons within the area a safe ride to More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 - sun. 27 . WNY RV Show and Sale — Six dealers and 10 days and hundreds of RVs to look at, 1-9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . 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...

Performance

fri. 25 .Featuring surreal masks, inventive props and subtle choreography, the Swiss mask theatre troupe Mummenschanz will appear in a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...