Weekly Feature



September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Village board creates, fills development position

In a 4-1 vote, the Williamsville Village Board approved a resolution that would create a director of community development position. The vote took place during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. More...

Local News

District full of pride after education commissioner visit

Amherst schools

Anthony Panella, Amherst Central Schools’ director of instruction, said at the Sept. More...

Event to supply food for malnourished children

Hunger is a part of life for hundreds of thousands of children in the world.  (See editorial on page four)  Since 1987, volunteers with the Feed My Starving Children organization have been working to provide youngsters across the globe with More...

Rotary Club of Amherst South set to host its annual health fair

The Rotary Club of Amherst South will present its fourth annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s metal piping stolen from front yard

Monday, Sept. 16   • A resident of Haussauer Road reported a person stole a pile of metal piping from his front lawn. The resident said the incident occurred while he was home. More...

Letters to the Editor

Board candidate deserves support

I strongly support Ramona Popowich for Amherst Town Board.  I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working professionally with Ramona and can attest to her claims of having the proven leadership skills and track record of community service, More...

Planning, zoning process reviewed

As a retired planning and zoning professional, I am writing due to the continued misinformation concerning the new hotels in the Town of Amherst.  Both projects were required to go through considerable review by the Planning Board and Zoning Boa More...

Tough choices yield positive outcomes

As village trustees, we are always glad to see the community getting involved in issues that matter to them. More...

Education

Williamsville district names Merit semifinalists

Four high school seniors from the Williamsville Central School District have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, the largest number of semifinalists from any public school district in the eight-county Western New York region.  W More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Business association schedules speaker   The Williamsville Business Association will host a talk by Kean Stimm, CEO of Kean Wind Turbines Inc., from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Cabernet’s Wine Cafe, 9 N. More...

Lifestyles

Get in line, step in time

Line dancing isn’t just for cowboys

While country music does play a part in Western line dance culture, it’s a common misconception that cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats are a necessity on the dance floor.  More...

Butterfly Kisses Childcare plans benefit to honor deceased toddler

A benefit will be held this weekend at the Tonawanda Police Club to benefit the family of a toddler who died last month.  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.  Mind Teasers at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26; and Monday, Sept. 30.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 28   Oktoberfest — 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $. 876-6504  More...

Developer withdraws zoning variance requests

A developer seeking to build a three-story building at 1055 Youngs Road withdrew requests for zoning variances on Monday following concerns aired by potential neighbors during recent town meetings.  More...

Sweet Home analyzing Common Core results

Dirk Rabenold summed up the thoughts of many parents regarding the new Common Core student assessments during the Sept. 17 meeting of the Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education. “Is the state crazy?” he asked. More...

Editorial

Feeding starving children makes a world of difference

Bee Editorial

In 1987, an organization dedicated to benefiting the lives of malnourished children was created. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. More...

Spindle items

• GUEST SPEAKER — I had the opportunity recently to interview Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy for a story that appeared in The Amherst Bee.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 27, 1888   Mr. Sebastian Bado, a former resident of this town, died on the 20th day of August [1888]. He was living with his son John at the time of his death, somewhere in Michigan.  Mrs. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I sympathize with the caller who spoke about North Forest being paved the first week of school. The same thing is happening on Klein Road. East High has approximately 1,000 students and a staff of 100. More...

Obituaries

William McKenzie Walker, chemical engineer

William McKenzie Walker, 82, of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.  Mr. Walker was born in Dundas, Ontario, in 1931. He attended Mc- Master University and in 1962 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. More...

Lt. Willard E. Tillman Jr., 44-year veteran of Amherst police

Lt. Willard E. Tillman Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. A 44-year veteran of the Amherst Police Department, he was hired in 1947, the same year as the late Herbert Zimmerman, former chief of the department. More...

Death Notices

MORRISON, Winifred H. (nee Haas), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mrs. Morrison is survived by two sons, Robert and James; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; one sister, Irene Haas; and one brother, G. Ronald Haas . More...

Sports

North football earns critical victory over East

The Williamsville North football team knew the ramifications of its home game against Williamsville East Saturday.  A loss would have dropped them to 0-3 and their playoff aspirations would have been grim.  But North was up to the challenge More...

South girls swim team to field versatile, competitive lineup

There are many reasons for Williamsville South girls swim coach Richard Grampp to be excited about the upcoming season.  More...

Travel softball tryouts slated

The Mel Ott 10U Hurricanes travel softball team will be holding tryouts for its 2014 season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Business

Buffalo Arms Inc. believes safety, responsibility key for gun owners

Buffalo Arms Inc. offers firearm training, and sells and buys guns as well as accessories from its store at 121 S. Long St. More...

Oktoberfest coming to Billy Baroo’s Biergarten

Patrons of the Wehrle Golf Dome in Clarence might want to dust off their Lederhosen. More...

Events

Women’s business group hosting meeting Oct. 9   More...