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November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

UB ministry offering life coaching for veterans

On Veterans Day, the Newman Center at the University at Buffalo announced the start of a new program that offers free life coaching to interested veterans.  “The main purpose of this is to help these military people reintegrate into civili More...

Local News

IN CONCERT

— Saxophonists Logan Sionko, left, and Vincent Militello perform with the Elementary District Gold Band during a concert held Thursday at Sweet Home High School. More...

Senior fire estimator celebrates 50 years

For half a century he has been working to help anyone who has suffered a loss and to evaluate the extent of the damage.  Joe Ventura has worked for the National Fire Adjustment Company, 10 John James Audubon Parkway, for 50 years as both a senio More...

Town Republican Committee awards Krawczyk

The Amherst Republican Committee recently awarded Pamela M. More...

Letters to the Editor

Critics should look in own backyard

It amuses me to see the negative critics take on congressional representatives when they do not live in the district.  Why do they not get positive and tell of the benefits they have from the “yes” vote of their representative, Brian More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WUMC sets prescription drug drop-off   A prescription drug drop-off is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 1, at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., at Oakgrove Drive. The drop-off will take place inside the church. More...

Sports

Spartan football marches into Carrier Dome

North plays top-ranked Queensbury for Class A state title Friday

The Williamsville North football team’s unbelievable postseason run has one more stop. More...

Championship contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Football — Defense

The majority of the First Team All-stars on defense for the 2013 All-Bee Football Team have a championship pedigree, as evidenced by how many of them helped lift their schools to prominent places in the playoff spotlight this fall. More...

Basketball previews on tap

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

Business

Clearing up confusion in the insurance marketplace

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, which is also referred to as Obamacare, opened Oct. 1 to much fanfare and much confusion. More...

Area pediatric group rebranded as Integrity Health

A pediatric medical practice has recently created a new corporate identity that will place its four local offices under the umbrella of the new Integrity Health Group.  More...

Marketing business assists Williamsville Farmers Market

Why Not Marketing, a local marketing communications firm, recently helped the Williamsville Farmers Market, one of the area’s popular community events, continue its growth in popularity.  Why Not Marketing was hired to provide marketing an More...

Breaking News - 11/29/2013 9:06 PM

Williamsville North defeated in state championship football game, 36-7.

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Kulpa ‘confident’ in village’s future

Mayor Brian Kulpa in his State of the Village Address said he is confident in Williamsville’s stability, adding that it is a “tremendous place” with a bright future because of the dedication of residents, volunteers and officials. More...

Amherst School Board receives new baseline data for Common Core curriculum

The Amherst School Board, at its Nov. 19 meeting, received new baseline data on student performance for sixth- through 12th-graders under the new Common Core Learning Standards.  More...

Editorial

Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Perhaps if you make adjustments to your possible gift ideas you may end up with new ideas.  A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

• MUSICIANS — Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing an extremely talented musician, Doug Yeomans. A story about his career in music can be found in The Bee’s special “Life After 50” section.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Store manager reports dog roaming aisles

Monday, Nov. 18   • A Maple Road business owner reported that a person damaged the rear window of the store. He told police the incident occurred overnight. More...

Obituaries

Virginia C. Lauria, religious leader

Virginia C. Lauria, 88, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.  Mrs. More...

Anndrea Blair, advertiser

Andrea Blair (nee Januale), 66, formerly of Buffalo, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.  More...

Richard C. Vivacqua, owner of Vivacqua Insurance

Richard C. Vivacqua, 82, of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.  In 1949 Mr. Vivacqua graduated from the Aquinas Institute in Rochester, New York. He was the owner of Vivacqua and Co. Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Antique toys carry hidden values from childhood

Rust, dents, chipped paint and faded colors all show glimpses into a once beloved childhood toy, lost to adulthood and quickly forgotten. More...

Museum schedules ‘Breakfast with Santa’

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, will host Breakfast with Santa from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit the museum. More...

Woman sheds light on disabilities to help others

Cheektowaga resident Maria Bell lives independently, cooks meals for herself, maintains her apartment and gives tours at the Museum of dis- ABILITY History at People Inc. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Nov. 29   More...

Holiday

thurs. 28   Thanksgiving Chinese Show — 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  fri. 29   More...

Family Activities

fri. 29   Turkey Stroll — The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...