Weekly Feature



February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville Central Schools estimate budget gap of $273K

Williamsville Central Superintendent Scott Martzloff, during the School Board meeting on Feb. 12, discussed the progress in developing the 2013-14 budget, noting that the gap is less than $300,000.  More...

Local News

Resident strives to help others achieve good health

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Patti Green, a certified holistic health coach, is working to create seminars for men and women to learn about comprehensive healthy meal programs.  Green, a resident of Amherst and board-certified health coach, has also developed juices that in More...

Park School to hold celebration during open house

The Park School of Buffalo will hold an open house in conjunction with a celebration of its 100th day of school in its 100th year from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the school, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst.  More...

Winter classes offered at Senior Center

Winter classes begin in March at the Amherst Center for Senior Services.  Classes include creating handmade greeting cards, watercoloring, intermediate-level computer skills, upholstery, writer’s workshop and voice lessons.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds footprints next to nightstand

Monday, Feb. 11   • A resident of Sunshine Drive reported that a neighbor’s dog had been barking outside for several hours. When police arrived at the location, they found the area to be quiet. More...

Obituaries

William T. Harrison, Army veteran

William T. Harrison, 89, of St. George, Utah, formerly of East Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

BOLDT, Michael J. “Father Mike,” of Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI Support Group plans monthly meeting   The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. More...

Lifestyles

FLAIR FOR THE Middle East

Book introduces cooks to new kind of recipes

Like most good food does, hers began with love. Seven years ago, Faith Gorsky married a man with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. The mother cooked, true to her culture, phenomenal Middle Eastern food for her family. More...

Casey Middle School students show value of being ‘KIND’

While some celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner or a quiet evening at home, students at Casey Middle School were busy preparing Valentine bags for U.S. More...

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester: Lauren Calabrese, Elizabeth Emser, Christina Fildes, Sara Honsberger, Kristina Muffoletto, Rebecca Pitman, Bianca Smiley, Sarah Tripi, Lauren More...

Muir Woods lawsuit dismissed

More than 11 years after its introduction to the town, the Muir Woods project may finally move forward.  The State Supreme Court on Feb. 5 dismissed a lawsuit that previously prevented Ciminelli Development Co. More...

Donald Munson dies, retired principal of Amherst Central High School

Donald W. Munson, 91, principal of Amherst Central High School from 1961 to 1980, died Monday, Feb. More...

Editorial

Be proactive in preventing identity theft

Bee Editorial

During the past couple of weeks when compiling entries for the blotter at Amherst police headquarters, we noticed there have been some additional reports of people claiming their identities have been stolen or that their bank accounts were used fraud More...

Spindle items

• JUSTICE CENTER UPDATE — In November, I informed the community about a group of area residents who are seeking to create a Northtowns Family Justice Center satellite office.  The center offers resources to victims of domestic violenc More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 23, 1888   On Tuesday afternoon, a deplorable accident happened to Mr. Isaac Hershey. While on his way from his house to Mr. George Wright’s, he slipped and fell on the ice, breaking his right hip.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Repeal the sidewalk law. It’s not fair to the residents with sidewalks. Ones without them don’t have to break their backs or pay to have it done and have no fear of a fine. More...

Education

Transit Middle School names honor roll recipients

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

Williamsville North names second-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Williamsville South High School lists honor roll recipients

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Sweet Home girls bowling wins team’s first section title

Despite going 10-0 and dominating the ECIC Large Schools North Division, the Sweet Home girls bowling team saved its best performance of the season for Thursday’s Section VI Championships at Thruway Lanes.  The Lady Panthers recorded a tot More...

South girls indoor track three-peats in small schools

The Williamsville South girls indoor track and field team won its third straight Section VI Small Schools Team Championship Saturday at Fredonia State College.  It was actually the team’s fifth consecutive title at the meet as South won th More...

Monsignor Martin defeats Williamsville for Fed hockey crown

¦ Team finishes 20-0, repeats as champs

Going undefeated in any sport does not happen often.  That is why Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey coach Chris Malicki did not bring up talk about a perfect season with his players until just before Friday’s Western New York Girls More...

Business

Fresh Air Fund providing opportunities for children to find solace in suburbia

Founded in 1877 by a Pennsylvania minister, the Fresh Air Fund was started as a means for children to find relief from New York City’s concrete jungle filled with noise and pollution during hot summers.  The chance to play outside, to go s More...

UB video production team nominated for New York Emmy

The Center for the Arts Video Production Group at the University at Buffalo has been nominated for a 2013 New York Emmy Award.  More...

Invision Health adds to medical staff

Invision Health, located at the Brain and Spine Center, 400 International Drive, Amherst, has added two people to its medical staff.  Specializing in internal medicine, Dr. Sanford R. More...