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April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

ANNUAL WINE TASTING

— The Sisters of St. Francis will host their annual Food and Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at 201 Reist St., Williamsville. More...

TREE PLANTING

— The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council, in recognition of Arbor Day on Friday, planted 13 new trees at Amherst State Park. More...

Vacant Williamsville buildings have new tenants

Two vacant buildings near the center of the Village of Williamsville’s business section will soon have new tenants. Bryan and Tara Bryndle, owners of Snyder-based restaurant Tabree at 4610 Main St. More...

Police Blotter

Youths in masks annoy restaurant employees

Monday, April 21   • On Klein Road, a resident reported that an unknown person stole shrubs from his property. The resident said he returned home to discover the shrubs missing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

North Church event open to community

I am very pleased to invite you to come share a day with the witty and creative Rev. John Bell on Saturday, May 31. Rev. More...

Education

Scoreboards could generate $150-200K per year for district

Amherst schools

The Amherst School District’s athletic department has developed a fresh way to generate revenue for future years.  More...

Williamsville North names honor roll recipients for third quarter

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Park School forum to detail learning approaches

The Park School of Buffalo will present a program next week, comparing and contrasting the school’s approach to education with current public school improvement efforts focused on adopting Common Core Learning Standards.  The program will More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The Screening Room to preview ‘Alice Cooper’   More...

Lifestyles

Fore!

Disc golf is in the air

With warm weather finally making its appearance, folks are headed outside to greet the sun and stretch their legs, which brings a desire for fun, free recreational activities.  More...

Goodwill schedules ‘Good to Go’ drive

A Goodwill “Good to Go” donation drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. More...

Montmarquet-Nadeau

Kathy and James Montmarquet of Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica K. Montmarquet, to Michael Nadeau, son of Susan Nadeau of Colonie, N.Y., and Gerald Nadeau of Albany.  More...

Town takes first step in fracking ban

Attorney directed to draft law

The Town Board has unanimously decided to pursue creation of a local law that would ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” More...

Village Board adopts proposed budget

During Monday’s meeting, the Village Board adopted budgets for the 2014-15 fiscal year, including the general fund, water fund and sewer fund.  The village’s total general fund appropriation is approximately $3.4 million. More...

Decision date set for rezoning parcel on apartment property

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday set a date of May 12 to decide on the rezoning of property at a Transit Road senior apartment development.  More...

Editorial

Proposed facility will help homeless female vets

Bee Editorial

Even in 2014, many of us view the U.S. military as an overwhelmingly male organization. However, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST — It’s time to make plans for one of the most important days of the year: Mother’s Day. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 2, 1889   Tuesday afternoon, the Disciple church in this village was well filled in honor of the great centennial celebration of the inauguration of Washington as president of the United States.  A new case of smallpo More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.From the online board minutes of March 10, it is noted that two village employees attended a NYCOM Conference in the Village of Pittsford. More...

Obituaries

Richard R. Gibbons Sr., Korean War veteran, industrial salesman

Richard R. Gibbons Sr., 82, of Getzville, died Friday, April 18, 2014.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

HUTH, Alison Mae (nee Schultz), of Buffalo, died April 24, 2014. Mrs. Huth graduated from high school in Williamsville. She is survived by her husband, Clay; three sons, Paul, Hank and Zack; one daughter, Cami; and 13 grandchildren. More...

Thomas L. Schroeder, UB associate professor

Thomas L. Schroeder of Port Colborne, Ontario, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Princeton University in 1969 and spent five years in the Peace Corps teaching math in Barbados and Dominica. More...

Sports

South seniors Clark, Kennedy sign letters of intent

Whenever high school athletes are asked why they chose the college they will soon be attending, the universal answer is it’s where they feel the most comfortable. More...

North baseball opens season 3-0

With only five returning players, Williamsville North baseball coach Jerry Scarcella had no clue how his team would perform this season. Through the first three games, it’s going well. More...

Sweet Home grad named Wooster State athletic director

Worcester State University in Massachusetts has named Sweet Home High School graduate Michael Mudd as its new athletic director, effective June 9.  Mudd is a member of Sweet Home’s class of 1986 and was a 2006 inductee into the Sweet Home More...

Business

InvisionHealth Foundation strives to educate patients, community

¦ Brain, spine injuries are focuses

In 2013, the InvisionHealth Foundation was formed as a a way to educate and provide patients with resources to optimize their health and well-being in addition to funding research for the treatment of brain and spine disorders. More...

Iskalo acquires new property; tenant’s restaurant opens

Iskalo Development Corp. last week secured a tenant for a newly acquired property located off Main Street, while an Italian restaurant opened in one of the company’s other redeveloped buildings.  More...

University at Buffalo’s QUIT marks one year of smokeless clients

After a year of helping clients kick a deadly habit many have endured their entire lives, the University at Buffalo’s individualized QUIT smoking program marks a year of success in substituting burning cigarettes with birthday candles for some More...