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February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

WINTERFEST

— Led by three horses, people venture on a hay ride together during the Village of Williamsville’s annual Winterfest held Sunday at Glen Park. More...

Fire causes $200K damage to Dodge Road house

A house fire on Saturday in an attached garage at 2740 Dodge Road near Transit Road caused approximately $200,000 damage to the structure and its contents.  Swormville firefighters responded at 6:35 p.m. More...

Rich appointed real estate liaison for Village of Williamsville

Real estate broker Richard A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Support Heritage Heights Elementary School. Don’t close it. We voted on a budget for items for Heritage Heights for the security system and reconstruction of the parking lot, and that money was supposed to go to Heritage Heights. More...

Obituaries

Michael M. McConnell, doctor

Michael M. McConnell, 70, of Williamsville, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.  Mr. McConnell was born in Detroit, Mich., on June 12, 1943, and grew up in Whitesboro, N.Y.  More...

Joseph M. Tripi, accountant

Joseph M. Tripi, 81, of Clarence, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  Mr. Tripi was born in Buffalo on Sept. 21, 1932. More...

Calbraith P. Champlin, Jr., steel executive

Calbraith Perry Champlin, Jr., 83, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, he was the great-great-great-grandson of Capt. More...

Lifestyles

The backer breaks new ground, ideas come to life through Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a creative hub where ideas can become reality. Launched in 2009, the innovative platform allows artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers to create an independent project, with full responsibility, to gain support.  More...

Library to discuss ‘A Journey into the Mind’

A presentation titled “A Journey into the Mind: a Look at Meditative Practices from around the World” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

South grad writes, illustrates children’s books

Rachel DiNunzio creates relatable stories for children through the eyes of Forsynthia, a purple-spotted dinosaur who experiences the difficulties of fitting in.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 13 - sun. 16   More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 13   Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - Hike, Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Investigation continues after resident killed in fire

Amherst police and fire inspectors are investigating a blaze that killed a resident early Sunday morning at a Scamridge Curve apartment building, where more than $1 million in damage was caused to the structure and its contents.  More...

Amherst District explores cost-saving transportation ideas

The Amherst School District’s transportation committee has been in existence for only 18 months but has explored several cost-savings avenues for the district.  School Business Administrator Melanie Conley unveiled the committee’s re More...

Editorial

District needs to do what is best for its future students

Bee Editorial

The Sweet Home Central School Board is considering a proposal that would close one of its buildings, Heritage Heights Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

• CYCLE LIVE — The Independent Health Family Branch of the YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst, will sponsor its annual Cycle Live fundraiser at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 14, 1889   Look out for valentines; they are a cheap way of expressing one’s regards for his friends.  Two horse blankets have been lost between Shimerville and Williamsville. More...

Police Blotter

Man’s friends leave when bill arrives

Monday, Feb. 3   • A resident of Wehrle Drive reported that a man was going through a nearby Dumpster. He reportedly fled the area on a bicycle that had a red wagon attached. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drug epidemic goes beyond celebrities

Aren’t all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United States each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status?  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alliance on Mental Illness to hold monthly meeting   More...

Sports

Five South students sign with Division I schools

Wednesday was a historic day for Williamsville South athletics.  Five athletes – Steve Casey (Niagara, soccer), Carissima Cutrona (Colgate, soccer), Carolyn Hopkins (Elon, track and field/cross country), Mia Martin (Northeastern, field hoc More...

Taplin breaks North hoops’ single-game scoring mark

Sterling Taplin became Williamsville North basketball’s all-time leading scorer last year but never broke the Spartans’ single-game scoring record until Thursday.  Taplin recorded a school-record 45 points in North’s 85-60 road More...

O’Hara snaps Sacred Heart’s win streak

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team dug itself an 18-point hole at halftime that they could not climb out of, losing 81-64, Thursday.  It was a rematch of last year’s Monsignor Martin final won by the Sharks. More...

Business

Fox Creek changing definition of senior living

A new community in Amherst is looking to break the mold on what traditionally comes to mind regarding senior living.  Fox Creek Estates, at 9500 Transit Road, Amherst, recently opened the first of two 104-unit buildings and is quickly reaching f More...

Montgomery Park provides residents with comfort, activities

At Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Living, the focus of its management team is to provide residents with a comfortable setting for activities, events and relaxation. More...

Mattar to chair Fire and Ice event

William Mattar, an Eagle Scout and personal injury attorney, has been named chair of the Fire and Ice Extravaganza, which is sponsored by the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  More...