Weekly Feature



September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall opening set for Family Justice Center

Site to be leased through church

The community’s vision of creating a Northtowns satellite office of the Family Justice Center will come to fruition within the next couple of months. More...

Local News

Smallwood Garden Club to meet

  The Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Weinburg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville.  Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will present on how to make an herbal or dried flower wreath.  More...

READY TO FLY HIGH

— Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, left, state Assemblyman Raymond Walter, R-Amherst, Commander Pauline Fletcher and Vice Commander Joe Orzechowski on Friday dedicate a new American flag that wa More...

Benefit set for woman with kidney disease

For nearly two decades, Denise Lauria Dolce has been dealing with the complications of polycystic kidney disease, a disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys.  She’s now in need of continuous medical treatmen More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would urge the town board to accept a new contract but eliminate the retroactive pay for these employees, unless the town supervisor is paying them out of his own pocket and not with taxpayer dollars.  More...

Obituaries

Arthur C. Schaeffer, producer-director WGR-TV

Arthur C. Schaeffer, 85, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.  Mr. Schaeffer was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kenmore High School in 1944, when he enlisted in the Marines during World War II. More...

Charles F. Knaus, received Purple Heart

Charles F. Knaus, 88, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Mr. Knaus was born in Buffalo in 1925. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Army at Fort Niagara. More...

Carlton P. Ordway, veteran and church volunteer

Carlton P. Ordway, 85, of Getzville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.  Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parkinson’s support group sets meeting The Northtown Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, call 689-1559. More...

Sports

Core players lead South girls soccer

Lady Billies are two-time defending section champs

Williamsville South’s varsity girls soccer team has won back-to-back Section VI Class A titles and, led by its core players of senior Carissima Cutrona and juniors Monique Green, Vicki Crocker and Fiona Dargan, there is definitely the potential More...

Sweet Home boys soccer opens 5-0

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter   Sweet Home’s varsity boys soccer team is off to a fast start.  More...

Talented North girls soccer hopes to be in title hunt

Williamsville North has been at or near the top of Section VI Class AA girls soccer for the past three years, winning section titles in 2010 and 2011 and taking runner up in 2012.  With eight starters back, there is no reason to think the Lady S More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

fri. 13   Paul Fracassi will bring his performance tribute to Frankie Valli at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, to the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org.  More...

Festivals

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Primary election results

While results of Tuesday’s primary elections are still unofficial and some election districts haven’t reported results as of yet, the following is a list of the candidates and vote tallies according to the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Town approves bond for sewer upgrades

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved a $1.2 million bond that will be used to upgrade sewer systems in three different neighborhoods within the next several months.  Town Comptroller Darlene Carroll said the bond will be in place More...

Man arrested after alleged attempted robbery

A town man was arrested on Sept. 4 after allegedly attempting to rob a Main Street convenience store.  According to Amherst Police Assistant Chief Charles Cohen, officers received a call for a robbery in progress at about 11 p.m. More...

Editorial

Community helps create better life for those in need

Bee Editorial

A statistic The Bee learned last year from Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy is a figure we can’t forget. More...

Spindle items

• BACK IN SESSION — The Glen Park Joint Board is currently seeking a candidate to fill a vacant seat. The GPJB is comprised of five representatives from the Village of Williamsville and four from the Town of Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 13, 1888   On Sunday, a son of George Helfter, aged 12 years, met with a severe accident. He fell upon an iron and it penetrated his body a short distance. At present writing, he is doing nicely.  Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Youths throw rocks, attempt to kick geese into water

Monday, Sept. 2   • A resident of Niagara Falls Boulevard reported a group of youths was playing in a neighbor’s yard and being disruptive to the neighborhood. More...

Letters to the Editor

Take responsibility for maintenance

Let me start by saying I love the Village of Williamsville. I feel lucky to live close by in Snyder, so I can enjoy both communities.  However, on a recent stroll down Main Street, I was struck by how shabby things looked up close.   More...

Baseball memories resonate in column

I recently read David Sherman’s column about A-Rod and his fond feelings for Rocky Colavito turning 80.  I subscribe to XM Radio every year just for baseball season, cancel in fall and renew in spring. More...

Village continues its revitalization

I am sure most Village of Williamsville residents notice that there is a lot is going on lately.  More...

Education

Musicians named to National Honor Ensembles

Four Williamsville music students have earned the honor of performing as part of the National Association for Music Education Honors Ensembles.  The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the Uni More...

Amherst Central holds ceremony for summer graduates

Amherst Central High School awarded its summer graduates their diplomas during a ceremony held Aug. More...

Amherst presents freshmen to ‘Adventure 2017’

Amherst Central High School’s administration, faculty and staff welcomed the incoming ninth-graders for a freshman orientation on Thursday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Women’s Group fosters friendships for 30 years

When the Women’s Group formed in 1983, its membership included only a handful of women. They would meet, have lunch or dinner, and swap stories and advice. More...

Historical society plans flea market

The Western New York Railway Historical Society will hold a flea market and used book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Lehigh Valley Historic Site, 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. For more information, call Art Toale at 837-1791. More...

Couple celebrate 70 years of marriage, lifetime of stories

Falling in love was easy for Elaine and Jack Herzbrun, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past weekend.  “It became a habit — a bad habit,” joked Elaine.  “We were always together,” she said.&nb More...

Business

Complete Care Chiropractic focuses on eliminating patients’ pain

At Complete Care Chiropractic, helping people live without pain is their specialty.  The business, located at 2250 Wehrle Drive, Suite 2A near Spindrift Drive, is owned by Sweet Home High School graduate Niccole Jefferlone.  After graduatin More...

Clean Air Coalition issues Toxic Release Inventory Training Guide

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York recently released its new training guide to help communities learn about industrial releases in their neighborhood.  The guide Toxics Release Inventory Teach-In provides a step-by-step outline of how t More...

Brain and Spine Center launches InvisionHealth Foundation

Dr. Michael K. Landi and Dr. Michael R. Stoffman, board-certified neurosurgeons, of the Brain and Spine Center, a division of InvisionHealth, announce the launch of a new, innovative nonprofit called InvisionHealth Foundation. More...