Weekly Feature



January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum director to leave post

After nine years as one of the faces behind the scenes at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Joe Weickart, the facility’s executive director, has decided to leave his post  Weickart made the announcement during a BNHV Board of Trustees meet More...

Local News

FASNY program pays for college, helps recruit firefighters

It’s an ideal situation, according to Tom Chmielowiec. More...

Police arrest men for allegedly providing alcohol to minor

Police last week arrested five men for allegedly providing alcohol to a minor, a charge stemming from the Dec. 19 death of a 20-year-old University at Buffalo student.  According to Capt. More...

Getzville assistant fire chief puts service ahead of notoriety

A member of the Getzville Fire Company with a long family tradition of service has quietly made some history. Jessica Strom is the first female assistant fire chief in the history of the Town of Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Woman becomes irate when coupons are invalid

Monday, Dec. 30   • A resident of Walton Drive reported a person stole his snowblower while it was in the garage. More...

Obituaries

Rosalind R. Barber, market research rep

Rosalind R. Barber, 72, of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.  Mrs. Barber was 3 when her father, Walter, died in an accident while serving in the Navy. More...

Wilfred Allen O’Donnell, CPA

Wilfred Allen O’Donnell, 86, of East Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.  Mr. O’Donnell attended Kensington High School where he participated in track, football and boxing. More...

Death Notices

KAUFFMANN, Jean R. (nee Vail), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Mrs. Kauffmann is survived by two sons, James and Carl, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. A funeral service was held Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Paula Deen -- here

...cooking up southern hospitality

Putting recent setbacks behind her, Paula Deen is moving forward with her big smile and warm “Hey y’all” and heading to Clarence. On Feb. 8, Deen will appear for a live cooking show at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St. More...

Historical Society Museum to open

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near the Mill, Williamsville. More...

CONTEST WINNER

— P.J. Bryniarski of Kenmore is presented the grand-prize 46-inch flat-screen television by Bee Group Newspapers Vice President Michael Measer. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 9   Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  fri. 10   More...

Concerts

thurs. 9   Acoustic songwriter and musician Kevin Devine will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 849-1000, www.waitingroombuffalo.com  fri. 10   More...

Blizzard of ’14 cripples region

All of Erie County remained under a state of emergency yesterday morning as a powerful winter storm closed schools, government offices and major roadways.  Blizzard warnings were issued Monday by the National Weather Service, a declaration not i More...

Williamsville native had role in international hockey showdown

When Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored the winning goal in the final game of the World Juniors ice hockey championships Sunday in Sweden, a Williamsville native had a pretty good view. More...

Editorial

Take advantage of FASNY HELP program

Bee Editorial

For many, the question “How will I pay for college?” is a serious reality. The question amplifies and becomes trickier when the poor economy, anemic job market and student loans come into play. More...

Spindle items

• AMHERST BOOKIES — Amherst Bookies, an Amherst Central Parent Teacher Student Association sponsored book club, will be featuring a local author during the organization’s next meeting.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 10, 1889   A necklace of red beads and steel ornaments has been found and left at the Bee office.  A free lunch will be given at the Mansion House Saturday evening, consisting of sauerkraut and wiener wurst. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After living in Williamsville for 22 years, I finally found out why Margaret Louise Park has that name. Unfortunately, private citizens don’t have the same choice. Maybe Mr. Kindel should rethink his objection to changing the name.  More...

Sports

Tigers swimmers place third at Puff Memorial Invitational

Amherst’s boys swim team placed third out of seven squads at the Frederic J. Puff Memorial Invitational Saturday at Cleveland Hill.  The Tigers are the only team to place in the top three of the meet over the past three years.  More...

Undefeated Sweet Home wrestler Nadeau wins title at Ripley

Sweet Home freshman wrestler Trent Nadeau continued his dominance over the rest of his competition, winning all three of his matches at 99 pounds by technical fall at the Ripley Invitational Saturday. Nadeau is 18-0 and ranked No. More...

East hockey rebounds from tough week with wins

Williamsville East’s Federation boys ice hockey team bounced back with victories last week over Grand Island, 5-0, Dec. More...

Business

University Place provides mix of offices, retail, luxury apartments

Blending retail, offices, restaurants and luxury apartments, University Place at 1280 Sweet Home Road near the University at Buffalo opened to the public in November, bringing what its developer calls a one-of-a-kind experience to Amherst. More...

National Fuel reminds of emergency options during cold snap

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is advising customers to take particular care during extremely cold weather.  Though temperatures have been colder than usual, the utility is prepared to deliver the gas needed for customers to keep war More...

Events

Meetup Buffalo plans Jan. 10 networking event   More...