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March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Patrick’s Day festivities planned by WBA members

Williamsville restaurants will offer Irish fare, music and events next week in celebration of St. More...

Local News

Goaltending is golden for town youth

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Some little girls like to play dress-up with tiaras and tutus, but Annelies Bergmann, 7, opted for a different ensemble.  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...

District meeting to explain budget

The Sweet Home Central School District is inviting community members to an open community meeting to learn about the overall budget process and to ask questions of the Board of Education.  The meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals recycling tote while items inside

Monday, Feb. 25  • A resident of North French Road reported that his new neighbor in the downstairs apartment was stepping too loudly when moving her possessions into the residence. More...

Obituaries

William Rybarczyk, veteran, phone company employee

William L. Rybarczyk, 74, of Amherst, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Mr. Rybarczyk graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in 1956 and worked for New York Telephone Company, now Verizon, for 40 years. More...

Death Notices

BROWN, Jean (nee Loeffler), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Richard M. Sr.; two sons, Richard M. Jr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Book Club to hold review   The Amherst Book Club will meet at noon Thursday, March, 7, at Windows on the Green in the Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, at Sheridan Drive. More...

Sports

Experience helps Amherst win A-2 hoops title

The Amherst boys basketball team experienced déjà vu Saturday.  Last year the Tigers came into the Section VI Class A-2 final as the top seed but fell to East Aurora. More...

Sacred Heart stops O’Hara, earns fourth straight crown

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team knew the significance of the Monsignor Martin Association title game against Cardinal O’Hara Friday at Canisius College’s Koessler Athletic Center. More...

AAU basketball tryouts slated for this weekend

EBC Elite AAU Basketball will be holding tryouts for boys from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9 (16U and 17U teams), and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 (14U and 15U teams), at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 7   SEAsonings — The Original Taste of Niagara — This event is all about tasting and enjoying good food from area restaurants and fine wines, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St.; $. More...

Auditions

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Hyatt Place zoning variances approved

¦ Project will be presented to town Planning Board

Plans for a six-story Hyatt Place Hotel proposed by Iskalo Development Corp. are expected to move forward as a result of a series of variances granted on Feb. 26 by the Zoning Board of Appeals.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Town sets dates for rezoning decisions

The Town Board has set April 8 as the decision date to consider rezoning two East Amherst properties, one of which is planned for the development of nine patio homes off Casey Road.  The board set the date during Monday’s meeting after pub More...

Editorial

Respect, cooperation aid in furthering hotel plans

Bee Editorial

Several months have passed since Iskalo Development Corp. formally introduced its plans for the construction of a six-story Hyatt Place Hotel at 5010 Main St., near the Interstate 290 interchange.  More...

Spindle items

• TAKE A TOUR — If any of our readers have not yet been to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, I suggest you set aside a day to view the many exhibits on display.  The facility, located at 3755  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 6, 1888   The Bee is now nine years old.  The egg case factory is running at full blast, the machines working to perfection. The creation of the egg case machine is a work of great genius.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Please inform us why Town of Amherst Police do not enforce the no winter parking ban on Cambridge and Callodine in Eggertsville. Cars are parked on Cambridge in the street, and the plows go around them. More...

Education

Park School students follow Underground Railroad line

The Stone House on Park School’s Harlem Road campus dates to the 1830s and is long rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad. More...

Buffalo Seminary posts honor students

The following residents of Williamsville and Amherst were named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year at Buffalo Seminary:  Grade 12   Sarah Appleton, Olivia Bianco, Kristyn Farrar, Erica Pellerite, Sara Sand More...

Williamsville schools discuss budget savings, safety

During its meeting on Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Receiving lessons in financial literacy, free of charge

Since 1969, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been helping lower-income individuals prepare and file their taxes free of charge. This year, a new program aims to help people get financially literate, also at no cost.  More...

Ladies auxiliary to host spaghetti dinner

The North Amherst Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, near Campbell Boulevard. More...

Youth & Recreation News

Spring Open Gym Registration Now Taking Place at Clearfield Community Center. The center will have open gym for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. April 1 to April 5. An adult must accompany children under the age of six. More...

Business

New electronics repair store opens on the Boulevard

CPR Cell Phone Repair of Western New York, a phone repair franchise, has opened a new retail shop along Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda. More...

Emerging Business Leaders sponsor ‘Coffee Connections’

The Emerging Business Leaders will hold its next Coffee Connections event from 8 to 9 a.m. More...

YMCA hosting fundraiser to benefit campers

Each year the YMCA conducts its Strong Kids campaign which helps the YMCA provide financial assistance to those economically challenged individuals, children, and families so they can participate in YMCA programs and services.  Currently YMCA Ca More...