Weekly Feature



March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blizzard forces school closures; minimal snow days remain

As the second blizzard of the winter struck Western New York on March 12, the storm left more than a foot of snow in some communities, forcing the closure of schools, town and village buildings, and businesses.  More...

Local News

Museum hires new executive director, head of marketing

Following a more than two-month search, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, has hired Western New York native Herbert Schmidt as its new executive director.  His duties at the facility, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amhe More...

‘Nature Through the Lens’ program set for Sunday

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council will host “Nature Through the Lens” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St. near Sheridan Drive, Amherst, featuring photographer Robert Carey.  More...

Forest Elementary to feature 5K race

The Forest Elementary School Parent Teacher Association and the Forest Wellness Committee will host “Run Forest Run,” a 5K race, at 10 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Shouts over hair-cutting mess lead to police call

Monday, March 10   • A resident of Huxley Drive reported that a pair of skis was stolen from the backyard. The resident told police the incident occurred sometime within the previous several days.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Fracking’ letter has flawed perspective

Recently, a reader submitted a passionate letter with his perspective on hydraulic fracturing for New York. Although I respect his opinion, I take exception to many of his misinformed statements.  More...

Student appreciates nature’s extremes

I am writing to tell you about one of my students. While most of us are finding this winter long and exhausting and we are ready for spring, I have a student who loves and appreciates nature, especially winter.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WBA to host ‘Redefining Main Street’   The Williamsville Business Association will present “Redefining Main Street” from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at D’Avolio, 5409 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Sports

North’s Bill Shaw named All-Bee girls’ top coach in first year with team

Williamsville North head coach Bill Shaw has always had a knack for getting into a sectional championship game.  In his first year coaching the Lady Spartans, Shaw led the team to a berth in the Class AA title game against Jamestown. More...

South’s Patterson named All-American in shot put

Devon Patterson is once again an All-American.  The Williamsville South senior finished second in the shot put at the New Balance Indoor Nationals this past weekend at the Armory in New York City with a throw of 63 feet, 3½ inches. More...

Cheektowaga’s Pat Cullinan runs away with boys Coach of Year honors

After five years of hard work at Cheektowaga Central, Patrick Cullinan was able to bring the school its first boys basketball Section VI championship.  Cheektowaga beat Amherst in the Class A-2 championship game on a late three-pointer in overti More...

Business

Olympia Grill offers homemade recipes, Mediterranean classics for customers

After working in the restaurant business for more than 20 years, Paul Tsirtsakis in November opened Olympia Grill, specializing in Mediterranean and American cuisine. More...

Creative Inservices offers range of first aid training

Training others to save lives through first aid and CPR is the main focus of Creative Inservices. The business, at 3620 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, offers several different classes to teach first aid, CPR and health education. More...

Business brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Chamber offices, 400 Essjay Road, Suite 150, Amherst. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2014 9:19 PM

Heritage Heights to remain open

The Sweet Home Central School Board during its meeting tonight voted against the closure of Heritage Heights Elementary School. More...

Safer intersection town board’s goal in Eggertsville

The town is seeking to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow by possibly adding a crosswalk and curbcuts at the intersection of Ivyhurst Circle and Ivyhurst Road, which is near Eggert Road and Millersport Highway.  More...

Amherst Central School Board member to resign

William Shaflucas, who is serving his first year as a member of the Amherst School Board, will be resigning at the end of the month.  Shaflucas made the announcement at the March 11 School Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Dog parks may only benefit select part of community

Bee Editorial

Sometimes solutions that could benefit a portion of the community are not brought to fruition because they are not a benefit to a majority of the community. We believe this was the case at Monday’s Town Board meeting.  More...

Spindle items

• SEEKING ARTISTS — The Glen Park Art Festival High School Committee is seeking talented high school artists to apply for the fourth annual Glen Park Art Festival High School Division. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 21, 1889   On Thursday, about noon, three men entered the dry goods store of Wm. Becker at Cold Springs and stole $111.  Miss Lottie Roth of East Amherst attended the Teachers Institute at Clarence last week.  More...

Obituaries

Daniel J. McCue, physician to Catholic clergy

Daniel J. McCue, 98, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.  Born in Buffalo on Aug. 26, 1915, he was a graduate of Canisius College and a 1941 graduate of the University of Buffalo Medical School. More...

Hubert Jockin, retired physician, UB professor

Dr. Hubert Jockin, 90, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  Dr. Jockin was born in Delft, Netherlands, where his family endured food shortages and deprivation during the German occupation from 1939 to 1945.  More...

Helen G. Hudson, vice president, Kistler-Hudson Dental Supply

Helen G. Hudson (nee Griffin), 91, of Snyder, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.  Mrs. Hudson was born in Buffalo and was a 1941 graduate of Holy Angels Academy. She attended business school and worked for Bell Aircraft during World War II.  More...

Lifestyles

TEDxYouth@Buffalo event to focus on inspiring community youth

What if sharing a single idea had the power to affect an entire community?  Just “Imagine That,” the theme driving Buffalo’s independently organized TEDxYouth@ Buffalo conference, aims to turn kinetic the potential of a powerf More...

Encore Experience plans Princess Party

Join Cinderella, her Prince Charming and her mousey friends for food, royal activities and entertainment from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 22, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. For more information, call 406-8942. More...

Music of Elvis Presley to take Sweet Home stage

weet Home High School’s production of “All Shook Up,” a rendition of Shakespeare’s  “Twelfth Night” with rock-inspired songs, such as “Blue Suede Shoes” and  “Heartbreak Hotel,” wi More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 20   Spring It On — A 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations throughout WNY with a one-day focus, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20, to 8 a.m. Friday, March 21. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20   Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Park, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton St., Buffalo. More...