Weekly Feature



March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual War of 1812 ceremony to proceed without parade

When the War of 1812 observance takes place in June, attendees will notice an element missing.  This year’s observance will not include a parade. More...

Local News

Park School to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Park Players at Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, will present “The Wizard of Oz” in four performances this weekend.  The Players include students from second through 12th grades.  More...

Applications being accepted for Williamsville UPK program

Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1 and live in the Williamsville Central School District are eligible to be considered for the district’s Universal Prekindergarten Program.  The deadline for applying is March 27. More...

Tax assistance available at library

Free tax assistance — focusing on people age 60 and older — will be offered at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St., during the next several weeks.  Assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:3 More...

Police Blotter

Man makes cold remarks in frozen food section

Monday, March 4  • An adult man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. He was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Obituaries

Adeline R. Jerrett, 103, retired town employee

Adeline R. Jerrett, retired supervisor of special district assessments for the Town of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.  Miss Jerrett, 103, of Williamsville, was a prominent member of several community organizations.  More...

Nancy Ann Quigley, Scout leader, hockey supporter

Nancy A. Quigley (nee Neureuter), 61, of Amherst, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.  Mrs. Quigley graduated from Amherst High School and Elmira College and went on to work for Dr. More...

Janet H. Brown, former Mrs. New York State

Janet H. Brown, 85, of Williamsville and Juniper, Fla., died Monday, March 4, 2013.  After graduating from Lafayette High School, Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

A century of service

“Service above self”

That is the motto that Rotarians the world over have been living by for more than 100 years, and the sentiment has not been lost on Western New Yorkers.  More...

Audubon Branch to hold natural remedies lecture

Tara Welty will give a presentation titled “Natural Home Remedies” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Audobon Branch Library, 350 John J. Audubon Pkwy., Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Lego club will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.  More...

Business

Adam’s Rib enters new era, builds upon restaurant’s traditions

For the past 45 years, Adam’s Rib Restaurant has been serving prime rib and steak dinners among other meals that have made the restaurant popular with its customer base. Adam’s Rib, 4517 Main St. More...

Two new MASH Urgent Care Network sites coming to area

As an answer to a growing need for convenient and affordable urgent care supported by all of the area’s major insurance plans, MASH Urgent Care Network will open two new Western New York locations this spring.  More...

Chamber workshop focuses on marketing, branding

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next marketing workshop, “Marketing 102,” as part of its “At-Home Business U” program, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Irish eyes

Members of the Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers perform Sunday in front of The Irishman Pub and Eatery. The event was part of weeklong St. More...

Pond near proposed hotel rezoned

The Town Board approved the rezoning of a portion of Livingston Parkway from general business to residential following nearly 30 minutes of public comments on the issue at Monday’s meeting.  More...

Village estimates 1.9 percent tax rate increase

Village of Williamsville officials are projecting a 1.9 percent tax rate increase for the 2013-14 budget. More...

Editorial

Catholic Charities needs your continued support

Bee Editorial

Chances are that you or someone you know has used the services provided by Catholic Charities.  As a way to thank the organization for its commitment to residents living in Erie County’s communities, we encourage you to donate to the cause More...

Spindle items

• ORANGE FOR AWARENESS — In recognition of March being Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, a few locations in the town will be spotlighted with orange lighting at night. Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 15, 1888   A meeting of the citizens will be held at the Engine House next Monday evening, March 19, to discuss some plan for a better water supply and the formation of a new fire company.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Seniors who are unable to shovel their sidewalks should use rock salt on them so that people can walk their dogs.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Hotel’s impact slights neighbors

I read with great disappointment the recent Bee editorial in support of the Iskalo Development planned, six-story hotel to be built in Snyder.  The opinion indicated there has been an effort on the behalf of Iskalo to cooperate with neighboring More...

Sports

McKinley shatters Amherst’s dream season

Boys basketball

The Amherst boys basketball team was under a minute away from advancing to the Class A Far West Regional, but Marcus Morris and the McKinley Macks had other ideas.  More...

South’s Patterson named All-American at nationals

Devon Patterson’s goals heading into his first appearance at the New Balance Indoor Nationals last weekend at the Armory in New York City was to make finals and earn All-American honors. More...

Nazareth downs Sacred Heart girls hoops in Class A state Catholic semifinals; Sweet Home grad Allen helps Daemen women win national championship

Sacred Heart’s 2012-13 girls basketball season came to an end against Nazareth, 70-53, in the Class A state Catholic semifinals Friday at St. More...

Calendar

Heading off to Neverland at Williamsville North

For many children, the story of “Peter Pan” is a magical experience, filled with flying characters, conniving pirates and a whimsical world where fairies and mermaids exist. More...