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December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘A life like no other,’ UB Law School dean says of Mandela

“Nelson Mandela, the last of the modern political greats, lived a life like no other.”  So says a fellow champion of human rights in Africa, University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.  More...

Local News

WNY native gives talk on ‘sort of illegal hike’

Ken Ilgunas dreams wild dreams, but, unlike most people, he follows through with them.  Ilgunas, a Western New York native, dreamed of graduating debt-free from a prestigious university — Duke — with a master’s degree in libera More...

Amherst High receives changes in Common Core

Changes in Common Core Learning Standards in English language arts and math were among several topics Amherst High School Principal Greg Pigeon and Assistant Principal Rich Crozier discussed at the Dec. 3 School Board meeting.  More...

Gerry Clark, EMS visionary, dies at 81

To those who worked with Gerald “Gerry” Clark, he was more than just an emergency medical services visionary. He was also a friend. A mentor. 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 so important to get involved in reshaping our public education system. More...

Education

Spirit Day supports Education Foundation efforts

The Williamsville Education Foundation is partnering with the University at Buffalo’s Athletic Department for a foundation mission to benefit the Williamsville School District. More...

Sweet Home Middle School names first-quarter honor roll students

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

Sweet Home High School posts first-quarter honor roll students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alliance on Mental Illness sets monthly meeting   More...

Sports

North Fed boys ice hockey progressing

Williamsville North’s inconsistency on the ice last year resulted in a 7-14 record last year and a loss to Lancaster in the Western New York Varsity Federation Large Schools quarterfinals.  Spartans coach Bob Rosen is hoping that another y More...

Sweet Home’s strength lies at lower, higher weights

Teams wrestling against Sweet Home this season will have trouble winning matches at the heavyweights and lightweights.  Panthers coach Henry Fumerelle said the team is strong at both areas with seniors Manny Espinoza (220 pounds) and John Navarr More...

Bowling, swimming previews slated

The Bee will continue its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with bowling and boys swimming previews. Indoor track previews will be published the following week to close out this year’s series of preview stories. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12   Tommy Z Band — 5 p.m., Club 101, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s Seneca Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; Free. 299-1100, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  More...

Concerts

thurs. 12   Rock your socks off during An Evening with The Cult, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-3900, www.townballroom.com  More...

Town initiates possible courthouse expansion

The Town of Amherst last week entered a contract with Kideney Architects to allow the firm to create concepts of an expansion to the Town Court building.  Supervisor Barry Weinstein said Kideney was the lowest of six bidders and will be paid abo More...

Collision leads to police pursuit of motorist

Amherst police detectives who witnessed a collision on Dec. 3 apprehended a motorist who fled the scene and led police on a chase near schools in the Amherst Central District.  According to Lt. Patrick Lucey, Detective Lt. More...

Editorial

Reach out and help community during holidays

Bee Editorial

While the holidays are a time of joy, they can also be one of sorrow. One where we remember those people, or places, no longer here. One where memories of the past consume our ability to enjoy the present. For many, the holidays are not happy.  More...

Spindle items

• ANGELS FOR THE HOLIDAYS — Gateway Longview is hosting its annual Adopt-an-Angel campaign, providing gifts to nearly 2,000 children ranging from infants to age 21. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 13, 1888   Miss Clara Herr of Clarence Center commenced attending school at Williamsville on Monday last.  Anyone desiring to purchase some full-blooded Brahma roosters should call on Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Woman makes obscene gestures, swears at cars

Sunday, Dec. 1   • A student at Daemen College reported that a maintenance worker had shown up at her campus residence on two occasions, each time bringing gifts. More...

Letters to the Editor

Loss of family pet could be prevented

According to several veterinary hospitals in Erie County, more and more cases of leptospirosis are being seen.  More...

Obituaries

George Richmond, computer engineer

George Richmond, 88, of Williamsville, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  A Kenmore native, he was the son of the late George E. Sr. and Esther (nee Kraus) Richmond. He attended Mt. St. Mary Academy, St. More...

Geraldine M. Deahna, Mother’s Club founder

Geraldine M. Deahna (nee Behm), 96, of Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.  Mrs. Deahna was born in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick Masten High School. She was a founding member of St. Boniface Mother’s Club.  More...

Death Notices

AMO, Robert M., of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Mr. Amo was a seaman and fireman first class in the Navy and was a lifetime member of the Main-Transit Fire Company. More...

Lifestyles

Tracing heritage creates vivid personal image

When tracing a family lineage, the most valuable resource is living relatives with knowledge of past generations.  Although it’s beneficial to have a lot of information when starting a hunt, the minimum needed is one starting point of rese More...

Jurek Post to host pancake breakfast

A.J. Jurek American Legion Post 1672, 655 New Road at Smith Road in East Amherst, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Breakfasts include eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. More...

BBB gives tips on hiring snow removal services

The Better Business Bureau has already heard from thousands of residents throughout Upstate New York in recent weeks who are seeking trusted information about snow removal services.  More...

Business

Glover Physical Therapy specializes in treatment of chronic pain, rehabilitation

For the past 10 years, Brian Glover has owned a physical therapy practice as a way to help rehabilitation from injuries and eradicate chronic pain.  With two locations in Western New York, Glover Physical Therapy and Pain Rehabilitation speciali More...

MacSolutions Plus store offering special financing

MacSolutions Plus, located in Eastern Hills Mall, has announced that special financing is available to give such gifts as a new Mac or iPad. The store is offering customers up to 18 months special financing from now through Jan. 7. More...

NEW ACQUISITION

— Iskalo Development Corp. recently acquired the former Patrick Homes building located at 8600 Transit Road, near Klein Road, East Amherst. More...