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April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Redevelopment topic of forum

The Village of Williamsville is holding an information sharing summit, “Adaptive Re-use and Redevelopment Forum,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.  More...

Local News

Alumni claim a place on district’s ‘Wall of Fame’

To walk the halls of your high school, years after graduation, can be a varied experience. Some might smile fondly at memories made in the cafeteria. Others might cringe, recalling the myriad numbers and symbols of calculus. More...

Student creates dress to be modeled in show

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For one senior at Sweet Home High School, fashion design has been a way for her to integrate her own ideas into the latest clothing trends.  In the past two years, Eryn Denesha’s work has escalated from the drawing board to the stage of an More...

Village to conduct survey of historic resources

The Village of Williamsville has engaged the services of Clinton Brown Company Architecture of Buffalo to complete an intensive level survey of 31 properties within the village.  CBCA was selected through a public process for its expertise in th More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Are supporters on the town board of the high-rise hotel proposed at the site of the Lord Amherst aware of the impact it would have on the safety of our children as they walk to/from school? More...

Obituaries

Diana Lee Parkes, textile expert

Diana Lee Parkes, 80, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Amherst, died Friday, March 8, 2013.  Born in Kansas City, Kan., she moved to Missouri, Texas and Eggertsville as her father followed work in the World War II aircraft industry. More...

Paul F. Hoffman, military doctor

Dr. Paul F. Hoffman, 95, of Amherst, died Saturday, March 30, 2013.  More...

Death Notices

ANELLO, William H., of East Amherst, died Thursday, March 28, 2013. Mr. Anello is survived by his wife, Donna E. (nee Felder); five daughters, Lindsay M., Laurie A. More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life

Restaurants and hungry residents will be teaming up throughout the area on Tuesday, April 9, to raise money for Evergreen Health Services, which provides a variety of services, including many to those affected by HIV and AIDS. More...

Music festival to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

“Spring Fling for Alzheimer’s” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, will be held at noon Sunday, April 7, at The Forum, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst. There will also be a silent auction and basket raffle. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Volunteer your expertise and learn more about becoming a SCORE volunteer from 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 5-sun. 7   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4   More...

Literature

thurs. 4   Kick-off for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair — Fiction reading with Starcherone prize winners for “Innovative Fiction,” Jonathan Callahan and Sarah Falkner, 8-11 p.m. More...

Court rules against former coach

Al Monaco

A State Supreme Court justice last week ruled against former Williamsville South boys basketball Coach Al Monaco, who was seeking to annul the Williamsville Central School District’s decision to not renew his basketball and golf coaching contra More...

County agrees to village water consolidation

The Erie County Water Authority last week approved an agreement to consolidate and eventually control the Village of Williamsville’s water system.  (See editorial on page four)  According to the ECWA, consolidation is expected to be c More...

Editorial

Water system merger to benefit village’s future

Bee Editorial

What was years in the making came to fruition last week when the Erie County Water Authority approved a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the county to take over control of the Village of Williamsville’s water system.  More...

Spindle items

• SAVING LIVES — Last week, my wife, Vanessa, and I attended an introductory cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at the Harlem Road Community Center.  The session was hosted by the Rotary Club of  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 5, 1888   Spearing pickerel is again on the go. Mr. Fred Stahl speared the largest, which weighed eight and a half pounds.  Mr. Demeter Daniels has rented and taken up residence on Mr. A. More...

Police Blotter

Animal Control retrieves sick skunk

Monday, March 25  • A resident of Glen Avenue reported that a 2-foot-tall brass planter was stolen sometime during the weekend. The resident said the planter weighed approximately 10 pounds.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise due writer for ‘perfect’ story

When I was asked to contact Erika Carlson a few weeks ago to speak with her about a story she was working on regarding Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, it was never my intent to disclose that I, in fact, had the disease.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

American Red Cross schedules blood drives   More...

Sports

North grad Matthews wins NCAA diving crown

It’s been a long road for Casey Matthews, but the 2008 Williamsville North graduate can finally call herself queen of NCAA women’s diving. More...

Amherst boys lax moves to Class C for 20th year

Amherst’s boys lacrosse team has traditionally been a powerhouse in Section VI Class B, but for its 20th year, the Tigers will be playing in Class C.  The Tigers are no strangers to playing in Class C. More...

South girls lacrosse seeks climb up Class B ladder

Last year’s Williamsville South girls lacrosse team flew under the radar on their way to a 12-5 record and a playoff win, firsts for the squad since 1998.  While expectations are high this spring, South coach Rick Hopkins knows his team wi More...

Business

Family-owned jewelry business seeks success at new Transit Road location

Growing up in the jewelry business had its perks for Ryan Walerowicz, none of which may have been more important than learning how to treat customers.  “My mother and father own Ross and Company [Jewelers] in Hamburg, so I kind of have be More...

Business brief

The Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group will host Laura Zaepfel, vice president of corporate relations at Uniland Development Company, for this month’s installment of “Food for Thought” from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Emerging Business Leaders hosts ‘Coffee Connections’

The Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group, a division of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, will host Tom Ulbrich, executive director of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, during its next Coffee Conne More...