Weekly Feature



April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bee Newspapers honored by NY Press Association

Bee Group Newspapers captured three awards in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Managing Editor David Sherman won first place in the Spot News Photo category for a photo of a Clarence house More...

Local News

SPRING CLEANING

— A member of the Williamsville Department of Public Works on Thursday uses a machine to clean the sidewalk along the Glen Avenue bridge. More...

CRAFT FAIR

— Linda Harville, left, watches as Maryann Cassaro tries on a boa during the craft fair and open house held Friday at the Daffodil Senior Living facility. More...

Williamsville Central seeks board candidates

The Williamsville Central School District is seeking residents interested in being members of the School Board.  Three seats, each carrying three-year terms, are up for election to the board this May.  Information packets for qualified cand More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why doesn’t the Amherst IDA monitor the companies to which it gives money? The IDA should care if investment and/or employment targets are reached. Millions of taxpayer dollars are spent. Are we getting our money’s worth?  More...

Obituaries

James J. Haberman, partner, Haberman Fuel and Oil

James J. Haberman, 95, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.  Mr. Haberman was a lifelong resident of Buffalo. The youngest son of Nicholas and Jennie Haberman, he grew up in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood and attended St. More...

Elmer A. Covelli, men’s clothing store owner

Elmer A. Covelli, 78, of Amherst, died Monday, March 31, 2014. Mr. Covelli was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Bishop Timon High School. He attended Niagara University where he was a track and distance runner. More...

Kevin J. Roche, landscaper, Amherst class of ’66

Kevin J. Roche, 65, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

A group of children huddle together with faces buried in personal electronic devices. More...

Getzville Fire Hall organizes Bike Swap

The Getzville Fire Hall will host the Western New York Mountain Biking Association Bike Swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the fire hall, 630 Dodge Road, Amherst. More...

Youth and Recreation organizes programs

During the upcoming months, the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will offer the following programs and events for youth, teens and adults:  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 10   PigPen Theatre Co. — Best known for its presentation of “The Old Man and the Old Moon,” the group will have a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 10   Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Sebastian has a local appearance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Hamburg Palace, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 or www.hamburgpalace.com  More...

Art

thurs. 10   2014 Student Thesis Exhibition Prospectus — Thursday, April 10, through April 30, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  fri. 11   More...

Town conserves road salt; repaving to begin soon

While it was an unseasonably cold and snowy winter, Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said his department was not concerned with a shortage of road salt.  “We’ve changed our tactics a little bit with how we’ve been salting More...

Former teacher pleads guilty to endangerment charge

A former Williamsville School District teacher pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of a child, a charge that stems from her inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old student.   More...

Police urge customers to check jewelry for authenticity

In reference to a pending case against a Williamsville jewelry store owner, Amherst police are seeking to update customers who allegedly were defrauded by the business.  Police on March 21 arrested Paul Blarr, 47, on three counts of grand larcen More...

Editorial

Make a priority of recycling your unwanted items

Bee Editorial

With the temperatures beginning to creep toward springlike weather, we know for many of you that spring cleaning will soon be under way.  More...

Spindle items

• STAY HEALTHY — I survived all of the winter months without getting sick. Instead, an illness came at the beginning of spring. On Friday, I was struck with a high fever, a sinus infection and infections in both ears.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 11, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly steals $100 worth of candy

Monday, March 31   • A man at a Main Street restaurant was reportedly talking about the Second Amendment and told one patron that he had a concealed weapon. The restaurant staff told him to leave.  More...

Letters to the Editor

We will prevent a sea of asphalt

It starts with a business deciding to pave an extra foot, eliminate the burden of maintaining some grass, or the decision to not replace a street tree after one is removed.  More...

Chairman responds to legislator column

Responding to the recent column by County Legislator Edward R. More...

Education

Heim Middle School names second-quarter honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Penn Dixie to visit Williamsville Planetarium   The telescopes of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center will visit the Williamsville Planetarium on Wednesday, April 9. Planetarium shows will start at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. More...

Sports

State finalist South seeks to keep winning tradition alive

Williamsville South’s baseball team fell two runs short last year of winning its first Class A state title in school history.  While returning to Binghamton for the state finals is the goal, Billies coach Kraig Kurzanski keeps telling his More...

Sacred Heart softball preparing for strong season on diamond

Sacred Heart’s softball team has been one of the top squads in the Monsignor Martin Association in recent years and there is no reason to think they will not be again this season.  More...

Submission methods temporarily changed

With the Bee Group Newspapers’ corporate website currently undergoing a redesign, youth sports articles and/or photos can be emailed directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Exit 2 Bar & Grille offers higher-end pub fare amidst nostalgic decor

Exit 2 Bar & Grille — a new restaurant specializing in pub food and a comfortable atmosphere — has directions built right into its name.  Just off Interstate 290, Exit 2, the restaurant, which opened Nov. More...

Summit to hold 15th annual Autism Awareness Walk

With a goal of raising $400,000, more than 4,000 Western New Yorkers are expected to participate in the 15th Annual Summit Autism Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 26, at Summit Educational Resources, 150 Stahl Road, Amherst, New York.  Opening More...

Networking event to be held at airport

The Buffalo Means Business Executive Networking event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in a private aircraft hangar at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  More...