Weekly Feature



February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gala event to benefit Williamsville Library

Tickets are still available for the second annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala fundraiser, to be held by the Williamsville Business Association in support of the Williamsville Library. More...

Local News

Williamsville resident to receive ‘Service to Mankind’ Award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lois Cropp’s passion to raise money for the Western and Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has earned her a high honor.  More...

Church to offer meals for Shrove Tuesday

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, will present the sixth annual Shrove Tuesday Jambalaya Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Village Winterfest set for Feb. 10

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will hold its annual Winterfest event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor throws rocks at resident’s home

Monday, Jan. 28   • Police responded to a Lawrence Bell Drive business where an employee reported that an unknown person broke into her vehicle while it was parked in the lot. More...

Letters to the Editor

Response to fire worth commending

I want to commend the Main-Transit Fire Department for its quick response to a fire on our property on Jan. More...

Education

On the Campus

Patricia Gianfagne of Snyder has been named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at the College of the Holy Cross.  Abigail MacDonald of East Amherst has been named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Cortland S More...

Heim Middle School names honor roll students

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

SPELLING BEE

— St. Benedict School’s first grade student Sarah Fisher was named the school’s 2013 Spelling Bee Champion. Photographed are the grade level winners. More...

Sports

Jamestown shuts down North, Taplin breaks scoring record

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team had a lot riding on its home game with Jamestown Jan. More...

East boys hockey’s depth too much for South

Williamsville East’s boys hockey team got scoring from five different players and three different lines in its 5-1 victory over Williamsville South Thursday night on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink. More...

Amherst boys swim team finishes second at ECIC Class A meet

Amherst’s boys swim team put in an outstanding performance at the ECIC Class A meet Saturday at Sweet Home High School, finishing second out of 13 teams.  More...

Business

Independent Health named ‘Best Company’ in state for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Independent Health has been named one of the best companies to work for in New York State.  The sixth annual Best Companies to Work for in New York State survey and awards program identifies and honors the top pla More...

H&M, additional retailers coming to Boulevard Mall

International fashion retailer H&M will open a store this summer in the Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive near Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst.  Established in Sweden in 1947, H&M opened its first U.S. More...

Emerging Business Leaders schedules ‘Coffee Connections’

Emerging Business Leaders will hold the second installment of its newest monthly initiative, Coffee Connections, from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Corner Bakery Café, 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  More...

Town alters height review committee name

¦ Change will enhance scope

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday changed the name of a building review committee to enhance its scope and more easily allow code changes to occur in the future.  The board unanimously approved the measure to change the recently create More...

Dispatchers, firefighters assist with two births in two weeks

Amherst Fire Control dispatchers and Ellicott Creek firefighters assisted in delivering two babies in the past two weeks.  In the first birth on Jan. More...

Editorial

Student musical productions showcase talent

Bee Editorial

Every February and March, high schools in the town perform their annual musicals. The stage shows are the result of several months of planning, set and prop designing, and many hours of rehearsals.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL EVENT — A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Teagan Faran, a junior at Williamsville East High School. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Monday morning [Jan. 28] the highway department gets a big, fat “F” for the absolutely horrible condition the roads are in. Everyone knew it was going to snow and freezing rain was forecasted. More...

Obituaries

Sister Lillian Schwartz, nurse, administrator

Sister Lillian Schwartz, 92, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.  Sister Schwartz was born in Buffalo and entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in Williamsville in 1938 and received the name Sister M. Eugene Joseph. More...

Death Notices

FOX, Mary J., Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Mrs. Fox is survived by two sisters, Barbara A. Evans and Kathleen V. Azzarella. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 30 from SS. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

UB Women’s Club plans wine tasting party   More...

Lifestyles

Ringing in the Year of the Snake

For centuries, the Chinese New Year has been celebrated with customary traditions such as family meals and fireworks. More...

Lecture on reducing stress set for Feb. 12

The Audubon Library will present “Introduction to Reducing Stress: Techniques and Strategies You Need to Live a More Balanced, Joyful Life” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. More...

Fairgrounds to host Home, Garden Expo

The Western New York Home and Garden Expo will be held from Thursday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. More...

Entertainment

Symphonic

sat. 9. Wicked Divas — Features Katie Rose Clarke and Julie Reiber, stars of the hitBroadway musical, “Wicked,” as they sing well-known favorites from the musical, as well as More...

Performance

fri. 8 - sun. 10 . Blue Man Group — Yes, they all wear blue bald caps and blue makeup, and yes, they’re bringing their eclectic mix of experimental music, comedy and multimedia to town, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; 2 and 8 p.m. More...

Theatre

thurs. 7 . Mister Benny — Mark Humphrey’s one-man show features Tim Newell under the direction of Saul Elkin for the Jewish Repertory Theatre. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and continues at 7:30 p.m. More...