Weekly Feature



January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Library gala set for Feb. 7 at new venue

For its third annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala fundraiser, there will be a new venue to complement the event, which supports the Williamsville Library.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Portion of capital project is over budget by $3.5M

Amherst Schools

Part of Amherst schools’ $23.8 million capital project that voters approved in November 2012 is approximately $3.5 million over budget.  More...

Family Justice Center’s Northtown satellite office set to open

Less than a year and a half following the start of planning for a Northtowns satellite location of the Family Justice Center, the office has its official opening next week.  Mary Travers Murphy, Family Justice Center executive director, said she More...

Area officials address smart growth, development during presentation

A smart-growth presentation by local and state officials drew a large audience to Williamsville South High School last week. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports truck tailgate stolen

Monday, Jan. 20   • A resident of Lafayette Boulevard reported that the tailgate of his truck was removed overnight. He said the vehicle was parked in the driveway when the incident occurred.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike paths needed in Southtowns

I feel we need bike paths in the Southtowns for the people in our community. I want to make people aware of this and get them to voice their opinions.  More...

Sports

League wins push Lady Billies hoops into first place

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team downed crosstown rival Williamsville East, 55-43, Jan. 21 and Hamburg, 51-30, Wednesday, improving to first place in ECIC II with a 7-1 record. The Lady Billies are 9-2 overall. More...

East basketball completes sweep over South

Williamsville East’s boys basketball team accomplished a lot in its 70-53 home win over Williamsville South Jan. More...

Wrestling coach records 100th victory

Williamsville South’s wrestling team’s 57-17 win over West Seneca East Friday also was senior night and coach Chris Heximer’s 100th career victory.  More...

Business

SPREADING THE ‘HOPE’

— BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently hosted a dinner at The Buffalo Club for members of the media who are involved with the Project Hope campaign. More...

Campbell Meadows Condominiums to offer tours of model house during grand opening

A grand opening will be held this weekend for Campbell Meadows Condominiums, a new development off Campbell Boulevard between Dodge and French roads in Amherst.  The builder of the development is Ranch View LLC, a company owned by brothers Joe a More...

Business brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at its office, 400 Essjay Drive, Suite 150, Amherst. For more information or to make a reservation, call 632-6905.   More...

Sweet Home District proposes closing Heritage Heights

¦ Public invited to Feb. 6 hearing

The crisis of declining enrollment has finally impacted the Sweet Home Central School District.  In a letter sent home with students on Friday, Superintendent Anthony Day announced that the district is proposing to close Heritage Heights Elemen More...

St. Leo’s looks to school’s future, recalls strong educational legacy

After nearly 60 years of providing education to children in the community, St. More...

Editorial

The Williamsville Library offers more than books

Bee Editorial

For the third year, an event will be held as a way to give back to the community. More...

Spindle items

• TURN, TURN, TURN — Anyone who has influenced generations of musicians and songwriters, such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, deserves to be remembered.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1889   The meeting of the Literary Society at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Rinewalt last Friday evening proved a very entertaining occasion.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When are the Amherst Police going to ticket cars on Roycroft Boulevard parked illegally on front lawns and on the island?  .I know not raising taxes is the new how-to-get-elected slogan, but it sure looks like we have less services. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Goodman, captain, Women’s Army Air Corps

Barbara Goodman (nee Adair), 99, formerly of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.  Mrs. Goodman was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Mineola, Long Island, N.Y., to Jamie and Barbara Adair.  She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1932. More...

Charles William Bishop, professor, scientist

Charles William Bishop, 92, of Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.  Dr. More...

John P. Maley, businessman

John P. Maley, 81, of Clarence, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.  Mr. Maley was born June 8, 1932, in Buffalo where he was a graduate of Canisius High School. At St. More...

Lifestyles

Film aims to STOP — not just raise awareness of — domestic violence

Many advocacy groups work to raise awareness about domestic violence. But local director and actor Brandyn  More...

Gentle Flow Yoga series scheduled at library

Yoga classes will take place from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Sundays, from Feb. 2 to March 9, at Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Amherst. The classes feature gentle exercises that can help those with joint pain or stiffness. More...

Cowboys, Follies come together in Will South’s ‘Crazy For You’

Bobby Child, a character in the musical “Crazy for You,” will pursue his fervent dream to dance when the production opens next week at Williamsville South High School.  More...