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May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Manna to run for town supervisor

Council Member Mark Manna said last week that he will challenge incumbent Barry Weinstein this fall in the race for town supervisor.  Manna, who has been a member of the Town Board for the past six years, was also given the endorsement of the Am More...

Local News

East Amherst youth shoots to ‘Knockout Cancer’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Seven years ago, Alex Grano was coming home from a basketball game with his family when the topic of cancer arose.  More...

SEPTSA meeting set to discuss wills, trusts

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Williamsville Central District Office Conference Rooms, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst.  More...

Group meets to discuss satellite office for Family Justice Center

AmeetingtodiscusstheproposeddevelopmentofaNorthtownsbranch of the Family Justice Center will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. More...

Police Blotter

Customer tosses lottery tickets at clerk

Monday, May 13   • A resident of North Forest Road reported that his mailbox was knocked off its post overnight. He told police the damage may have been caused by a passing vehicle.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety board posting needs to be ‘official’

A recent Bee Heard caller inquired as to why the Amherst Traffic Safety Board does not post the minutes of its meetings until the following month.  The reason for this is, until the minutes are reviewed for any errors or needed corrections and t More...

Gun buyback fair game for debate

In his recent editorial addressing the City of Buffalo’s gun buyback program, Mr. Sherman clearly states that the gun buyback should not be considered a political or campaign issue.   More...

Vote to maintain current council size

On June 11, Amherst residents will have the unique opportunity to maintain the quality services and representative government we’ve come to expect and now have. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Unitarian Universalist Church to host program   The Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst will host an adult education program titled “The Risks of Fracking” presented by Rita Yelda at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Sweet Home track teams repeat as ECIC II champs

For the second straight year, Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams went undefeated in ECIC II to repeat as league champions.  Both Sweet Home teams downed Williamsville North May 14 to clinch titles. More...

Eighth-grader Wang wins first ECIC singles title

Harry Wang is not in high school yet but he’s the latest ECIC boys tennis singles champion.  The Williamsville North eighth-grader upended last year’s champion, Williamsville East senior Mike Rusk, 6-1, 7-5, in the final May 14 at Sw More...

Will North golf trio advances to state meet

Williamsville North’s boys golf team depth was on display at the Section VI State Qualifier Monday at Diamond Hawk Golf Course.  Seniors David Berkun and Mark Lesinski and freshman Ben Reichert all advanced to the state meet June 1-3 at Co More...

Business

Shabby Chic Boutique offers trending, handmade home furnishings

About 24 years ago, Mary Pilat started her business in the basement of her home.  Last month, Shabby Chic Boutique opened in Williamsville at 5544 Main St. near Cayuga Road. More...

UB Campus and Dining to be presented with award

University at Buffalo Campus Dining and Shops has been awarded silver in this year’s National College and University Food Service Association Sustainability Awards contest for the entry, “Pride of New York at UB,” in the Outreach an More...

Stereo Advantage moving store to Wehrle Drive

Stereo Advantage is moving its store to include a new concept in providing additional services and products for its customers.  The Stereo Advantage Warehouse Sales Center, to open Tuesday, May 28, at 1955 Wehrle Drive near Youngs Road, is the l More...

Breaking News - 5/21/2013 10:11 PM

Voters pass budgets in all three districts

Budgets in all three of the town's school districts were passed by voters today. More...

Town approves food truck regulations

After seven months of research and seeking public input, the Town Board has passed a set of regulations that will oversee mobile food vending businesses that operate in Amherst. More...

Picture Main Street landscaper presents plans

A May 16 presentation of designs plans for the ongoing Picture Main Street project in the Village of Williamsville focused on proposed changes to Main, East Spring and Rock streets.  The plans for Main Street are balanced primarily on enhancing More...

Events set to recognize Memorial Day

This weekend, there are a few ceremonies in the town that will be held in recognition of Memorial Day.  AMVETS Post 449, 3758 Sheridan Drive, will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 1:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

Soldiers deserve more than moment of remembrance

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day for many marks the unofficial start of summer. More...

Spindle items

• GET IN YOUR GARDEN — For the next nine weeks, The Bee will provide its readers with a special column about how a novice can create a professional garden.  The column will be written by Lois  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 24, 1888   Misses Barbara Beaser and Millie Klein visited friends and relatives in Buffalo last week.  Mr. Charles Smith is ill with brain fever.  On the 18th, Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I find it ludicrous that I worked hard for a comfortable retirement, only to find my money is going to pay the outrageous Williamsville school taxes. Their greed is shameful.  More...

Obituaries

Pete B. Cothran, veteran, Spanish teacher

Pete Bonciani Cothran, 84, of Amherst, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, three days before his birthday.  Mr. Cothran was born in Rome, Italy, and grew up in Florence before being adopted by Col. Donald Cothran at the end of World War II.  More...

Death Notices

CAMPBELL, Janet R. (nee Hey), of Getzville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Mrs. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names students to third-quarter honor roll

The following Sweet Home High School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

St. Leo’s posts third-quarter honor roll students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  More...

Williamsville North posts honor roll recipients

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

Lifestyles

Out of darkness and into light

Vietnam vet uses art to free self and others

Artist and Vietnam veteran Ralph Sirianni, 64, has come to understand that life, much like art, is ever changing and shaped by personal perspective. More...

JCC to display photography exhibit

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo will display a photography exhibit called “Your Fortunate Eyes” from The Pri Or PhotoHouse collection from May 25 to July 1. More...

On the Campus

Niagara University student Angela Puzzella, of Amherst, was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society, on April 16.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing:now-May 25   More...

Literature

thurs. 23   Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739  More...

Special Events

fri. 24   Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale — A choice selection of sun and shade perennials, natives, herbs, annuals, shrubs and vines direct from the gardens of Erie County master gardeners, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...