Weekly Feature



October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

TRICK OR TREAT

— Hadleigh Ellis, 2, Audrey McCormick, 4, Hudson Ellis, 3, and his brother, Haedon, 6, exit the Williamsville School House on Saturday during the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s Trick More...

Local News

Village expected to discuss short-term lease deal of mill

During the Williamsville Village Board meeting on Tuesday, the board was expected to talk about a short-term lease deal involving the Williamsville Water Mill and Sweet Jenny’s.  More...

VOLUNTEERISM

— Ben Purrington and Marisa Philips volunteer to plant trees on Saturday at Daemen College. Purrington and Philips are freshmen at the college. More...

Williamsville Central to host Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet for December performance

The internationally acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet will visit the Williamsville schools for a special concert in December.  The quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly exposes himself to woman at hotel

Monday, Oct. 21   • An employee of a Sheridan Drive department store reported that a man in his 30s stole a can of air spray used to clean computer keyboards. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ranks, extra classes not necessary

As you may know, politicians are talking about not administering the New York State tests to students with disabilities and eighth-grade students taking advanced math.  I believe that the tests are growing out of hand and preventing teachers fro More...

Collins’ recent vote speaks volumes

Rep. Chris Collins’ recent “no” vote on the short-term budget deal and the extension of the debt ceiling speaks volumes to me about where this man is coming from.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Montgomery Park sets Halloween party   Montgomery Park Gracious Retirement Living will hold a Halloween costume party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Montgomery Park, 6363 Transit Road, East Amherst. To reserve a spot, call 688-7880. More...

Sports

East’s Gibbs repeats as girls tennis singles champ

North doubles team qualifies for state meet

Brianna Gibbs was nearly untouchable at the Section VI Girls Singles Tennis Tournament. The Williamsville East freshman lost one set the entire tournament to repeat as section champ Saturday at the Village Glen. More...

Lady Spartans create magic at ECIC swim meet

Williamsville North’s girls swim team always fares well at the ECIC Class AA Championships, and this year was no different.  With 11 only swimmers and eight that qualified for finals, the Lady Spartans took third place overall with 202 poi More...

North football earns historic playoff win, faces Grand Island

Two weeks ago the Williamsville North and Grand Island football teams played a meaningless non-league game to close out the regular season. This week both will play each other with a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium on the line.  More...

Business

Woodshed’s barbecue is smokin’ on Transit

Clarence’s newest barbecue establishment, The Woodshed, held its grand opening on Saturday and is introducing the town to the sweet and smoky flavors that are unique to proprietor Peter Del Cotto.  More...

Ethan Allen reopens store following renovations, upgrades

Ethan Allen of Western New York celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday following extensive renovations and upgrades to its store at 3875 Sheridan Drive.  More...

Town resident joins area law firm

Angelo Gambino of Amherst recently joined the law firm of Brown Chiari LLC. He will be handling cases involving nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and general personal injury cases. More...

Tuesday’s vote to decide hottest races for town, county positions

Voters will head to the polls next week to decide outcomes in town and county races, including a contest that pits two women against each other in the town justice race — the winner of which will become the first female judge in Amherst.  More...

Alumni Foundation to present ‘Salute to Our Veterans’

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. is inviting the community to attend “Salute to Our Veterans,” an event to be held next week that will honor the dedication and service of veterans of the armed forces.   More...

Editorial

Leadership, character recognized by Wall of Fame

Bee Editorial

Leadership, strong character and success on a variety of levels are just a few qualifications examined when school districts decide to honor members of their alumni.  More...

Spindle items

• ANNIVERSARY — Nearly one year ago, on Nov. 3, 2012, my wife and I were married at a church service in Williamsville.  It’s difficult to believe that a year has already passed. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 1, 1888   One more week and the political agony will be over, no doubt to the great relief of the candidates of all parties, as well as to the public in general.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Parents should know that excessive state testing is happening in our public schools and takes away approximately 25 percent of our children’s academic school year. More...

Obituaries

William Haeseler III, travel agent, author

William Haeseler III, 83, of North Tonawanda, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Mr. Haeseler was born in North Tonawanda and attended both South Kent Boarding School in Connecticut and North Tonawanda High School. More...

William G. Duquin, director of Buffalo Housing Authority

William G. Duquin, 87, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.  Mr. Duquin was a World War II veteran and former director of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.  More...

Anton C. Schwarzmueller, Amherst principal

Anton C. Schwarzmueller, 76, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Happy Holidays:

Support groups ease a lonely season

It’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Twinkling lights create a magical aura. The radio airs happy, festive songs. Smiles and pleasantries are abundant. More...

VFW Post 416 plans ham, turkey raffle

VFW Post 416 will hold a ham and turkey raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the post, 18 E. Spring St., Williamsville. The event will also feature door prizes, a split club and free refreshments. Admission is free. More...

CHEERS FOR 25 YEARS

— Amberleigh Retirement Community celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday at the community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst. More...