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December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL PLAY

— Sweet Home Drama Club members, Michayla Pane, Robert Carnavale, and Beth Moran are among a cast performing in a production of “Just Another High School Play” at Sweet Home High Sc More...

Sweet Jenny’s set for grand opening

Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream will hold the grand opening for its retail store inside the Williamsville Water Mill on Saturday, Dec. 7, to coincide with the Village of Williamsville’s annual “Holiday in the Village” event. More...

Town hears request for land reclassification

Architect seeks to build apartments

The Town Board is scheduled to vote Jan. 6 on amending a land use classification for properties on Sweet Home Road — a decision that could allow development of attached housing on a 2.59-acre lot. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m glad to finally see the media cover the concerns about student data, excessive state testing and Common Core. Never in history has it been this important to get involved in reshaping our public education system. More...

Obituaries

Vincent C. McLean, veteran and teacher

Vincent C. McLean, 91, of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Mr. McLean was a World War II Army veteran and teacher in Niagara Falls. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

William J. Dengler, funeral home founder

William J. Dengler, 86, of Amherst, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.  Mr. Dengler started the Dengler Funeral Home, which was first located on Leroy Avenue in Buffalo. Over the years, the business grew to include seven locations.  More...

Death Notices

COOKE, Patricia M. (nee O’Connell), of Williamsville, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Mrs. Cooke is survived by her husband, Michael L.; one daughter, Kathryn B.; two sons, George G. More...

Sports

North football’s postseason run ends with state final loss

The Williamsville North football team’s outstanding postseason run will be talked about for years. More...

New faces highlight Sacred Heart girls basketball

Four-time defending Monsignor Martin champions return one starter

If Sacred Heart is to compete for a fifth consecutive Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball championship, several new players will have to accomplish the goal.  La’Trice Hall, Hannah Rehbaum and Kayla Burt, mainstays of the Sharks More...

Durr starts over with East girls basketball

A familiar coach will be roaming the sidelines for the Williamsville East girls basketball team this winter.  Chris Durr — East’s girls hoops coach from 1995 until 2009 — returns. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

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Concerts

thurs. 5   You just might want to get up and dance when Miss Tess and the Talkbacks bring their blend of jazz, country swing and early rockabilly to town at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...

War of 1812’s darkest days to be recalled this weekend

‘Flames Across Niagara’

The British invasion of Western New York 200 years ago this month will be commemorated at several locations on Saturday, Dec. 7. More...

‘Holiday in the Village’ offers abundant family activities

Free Santa photos, hay rides, caroling set

The Williamsville Business Association will hold “Holiday in the Village” this weekend, with activities that feature a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling, hay rides and photos with Santa Claus inside the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

Editorial

Honor area history in attending a War of 1812 event

Bee Editorial

If our country had been defeated, the War of 1812 would have completely changed the American landscape. It is for this reason that we should honor those who fought in the war. By doing so, we are also honoring our local history. More...

Spindle items

• CARE PACKAGES — The Town Hall Spirit Committee is currently working to develop care packages for troops stationed in Afghanistan.  In addition to a list of items being collected, cash donations are also being accepted to help offset More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 6, 1888   The many friends of the Rev. and Mrs. T.C. Bell and family will tender them a donation visit in the suite of rooms above the Bee office on Tuesday evening, Dec. 18. More...

Police Blotter

Restaurant’s music angers upstairs tenant

Monday, Nov. 25   • Police responded to a Main Street business where a store manager reported that an employee was stealing products and then selling them online to make a profit. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town did great job on vets memorial

At a recent memorial dedication for veterans at Amherst State Park, I experienced a great feeling of love and gratitude.  When a World War II veteran was telling of a life-changing experience, the sun came out through the freezing gray cloud cov More...

Education

Mill Middle School posts first-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Williamsville South High School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Casey Middle School names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Senior Center offers holiday club sale   More...

Lifestyles

Zen and the art of iPhone photography

How one woman captures the extraordinary out of the ordinary

It may seem odd to think of modern cellular devices as visionary tools paving the way to personal reflection. More...

Fire Council to hold annual toy drive

The Amherst Fire Council will present its 10th annual toy drive drop-off from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 8, at Swormville Fire Company, 6971 Transit Road, East Amherst. For more information, call 688-3869.   More...

Bridal gown, veil adorned with matching floral accents

Kristen Marie Brennan married Steven Michael Cardarella during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda. The Rev. More...

Business

BUILDING THE RINKS

  — Jack Brown, left, Wayne Stewart, first lieutenant at Bowmansville Fire Company, and Jack Borowiak, work to fill an outdoor ice rink with water on Nov. 23 at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden. More...

Chamber set to offer goal planning program

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present its Goal Planning and Execution presentation from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Suite 106 at Roberts Wesleyan College’s Buffalo Extension Campus, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Excelsior Orthopaedics develops program to assist runners

Excelsior Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, which is headquartered at 3925 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, recently developed a program designed to help runners maintain their health and achieve their goals. More...