Weekly Feature



April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town denies new land swap proposal

An updated proposal by Mensch Capital Partners, LLC regarding a land exchange of the Audubon and Westwood golf courses has been denied by the Town of Amherst.  More...

Local News

Family ties spur passion for Snyder history

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Delving into the roots of Snyder began in the seventh grade for Julianna Fiddler-Woite, a resident of the community. A simple class project soon sparked an interest that would follow her into adulthood.  More...

Town designates Daemen building ‘historic landmark’

Rosary Hall, one of two Italian Renaissance Revival buildings on the Daemen College campus, has been named a local historic landmark by the Town of Amherst.  The other example of this distinctive architectural style is the former Coplon Mansion, More...

Amherst School Board adopts 3.77 percent levy limit

In a 4-3 vote, the Amherst School Board has adopted a 3.77 percent tax levy limit for the 2013-14 school year.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I had an uneducated reaction; however, the caller who recognized that did not give even one example of how the proposed, over-the-height-limit hotel will enormously benefit citizens. More...

Obituaries

Donald F. Dillon, Conrail retiree

Donald F. Dillon, 86, of Williamsville, died Monday, April 15, 2013.  From 1944 to 1946, Mr. Dillon attended Cornell University and studied hotel management.  Mr. More...

Stanley A. Grajek, engineer

Stanley A. Grajek, 92, of Getzville, died Monday, April 8, 2013.  Mr. Grajek was born in Buffalo and graduated from East High School. More...

Mary E. Minich, environmentalist

Mary Eleanore “Mimi” Minich, 97, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.  A native of Cleveland, the former Mary Bowman came to Buffalo in 1940 as the wife of Walter R. Roche, who died in 1944 while serving in the Navy.  More...

Sports

East tennis returns top three singles players

Williamsville East’s boys tennis team tied with Williamsville South for the ECIC Division II title last season with an 11-1 record. With the talent on this year’s roster, the Flames should once again contend for the division crown.  More...

Sweet Home outdoor track, field teams reload

The Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track and field teams finished undefeated in ECIC II last season and graduated two state champions and four Section VI champions.  Despite the losses, coach Brian Lombardo feels both squads should still fiel More...

Gymnastics invitational slated for this weekend

The Spring Graffiti Gymnastics Invitational will be held from Friday through Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Rd. in West Seneca. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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Special Events

fri. 19   Spring Bulb Bag Sale — 8 a.m. Friday, April 19 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens’ administration building, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free to attend - $7 for bag. 827-1584, ext. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18   Tour Guide Training — Attend this training session to become a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...

Williamsville OKs $170 M budget

¦ Levy to increase 3.89 percent

The Williamsville School Board on April 9 unanimously approved the district’s 2013-14 budget of $170 million, which represents a spending increase of $5.46 million from the current year. More...

Residents react to Boston bombings

The 116th annual Boston Marathon was overshadowed on Monday by bombs that exploded outside a building near the race’s finish line. The blasts caused several deaths and serious injuries to more than 130 people. (See column on page five) More...

Editorial

Show support for Boston by helping on a local level

Bee Editorial

During the past few days, the nation has been glued to its newspapers, computer screens and television sets as it still struggles to comprehend the tragedy that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.  It is difficult to watch the graphi More...

Spindle items

• MAKING A MILLSTONE — In last week’s Spindle Items, I mentioned how the Town of Amherst’s Veterans Memorial offers granite engravings for veterans to be memorialized for all future generations.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 19, 1888   Newspapers for under carpets, 25 cents per hundred, available at the Bee office.  Mr. John Kibler of Getzville is doing a thriving business in grafting fruit trees. More...

Police Blotter

Car wash coupons among items stolen from vehicle

Monday, April 8  • A resident of Fairgreen Drive reported that a neighbor yelled obscenities at her earlier in the day. The resident said the tires of her vehicle were also previously damaged by the neighbor. More...

Letters to the Editor

Snyder Fire Dept. quick, efficient

I want to thank the Snyder Fire Department for its quick and efficient help on a recent winter morning, I was in my pajama bottoms shaving when the most awful screaming beep commenced. More...

Education

Transit Middle inducts Junior Honor Society members

Transit Middle School held an induction ceremony on March 26 for the 2013 National Junior Honor Society.  Thirty-four students were selected for membership based on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.  The students More...

Heim Middle posts honor roll recipients

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

Mill Middle names honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Forest Stream Garden Club plans meeting   The Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating the way students Jam

You might want to pick up a pair of dancing shoes, because April marks a monthlong celebration of one of the nation’s greatest cultural happenings: the advent of jazz.  More...

Earth Day/Arbor Day event scheduled

The Village of Williamsville will hold an Earth Day/Arbor Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Island Park, Williamsville. The event will include children’s activities, music, speakers and a sapling giveaway. More...

Youth & Recreation News

Amherst Youth Foundation Middle School Night will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 5005 Sheridan Drive. More...

Business

Pearle Vision gives customers more eyeglass options, availability

Since 1981, Jim Austin has been working with Pearle Vision and in December, he decided to become a franchise owner of one of the company’s stores.  Austin and business partner Gene Gebhard now co-own Pearle Vision’s store at 8005 Mai More...

Business brief

Nothnagle Realtors, 5462 Sheridan Drive, will host a community open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21. More...

Owners create country club par at restaurant, bar

“Oh Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy.” Sound familiar? More...