Weekly Feature



September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Speth to receive additional duties while post still vacant

Highway superintendent

As Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson is set to retire effective Saturday, Sept. More...

Oktoberfest features children’s activities, music throughout weekend

The Williamsville Business Association will host an abundance of events this weekend as part of its Oktoberfest celebration at Island Park and area restaurants. More...

Local News

SITTING AND KNITTING

— First-time knitter Mark Weber, left, and Connie Haney participate in the Knit-a-thon hosted by the Williamsville Arts and Culture Committee. The event was held Sunday at VFW Post 416. More...

Adventure 2018 assists incoming freshmen

Amherst Central High School’s administration, faculty and staff recently welcomed its incoming ninth-grade students for a freshman orientation.  The program, Adventure 2018, is designed to give the newest students the opportunity to bond w More...

Williamsville schools ends investigation

¦ Allegations cited as ‘baseless’

In a letter sent Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports new phone stolen

Monday, Sept. 15  • A patron of Park Country Club reported that youths were running amok in the parking lot. According to the patron, one of the teenagers was sitting on the hood of a car.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Use signs, patrols on Hirschfield

As a longtime, happy resident of Hirschfield Drive since 1965, I write to advise you of some of my concerns regarding the proposed building at 5949-5951 Main St. More...

Baseball fields need more attention

Over the course of the last five or six years, we have had the pleasure of watching our two grandsons play baseball at Lou Gehrig field.  While the quality of the baseball continued to improve, the conditions at the facility year after year left More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Food For Thought event set at Transit Lanes   More...

Sports

Sweet Home cross-country teams want to trend up

Sweet Home’s boys and girls cross-country team should be some of the strongest squads in the area and, if everything falls in line, in the state.  More...

North girls swimming returns state qualifier

Whether or not the Williamsville North girls swim team has success does not necessarily depend on wins or losses.  Lady Spartans coach Doug Cassidy said he is looking for developing young women with character and he hopes that also translates to More...

South football spoils GI’s field debut, posts 28-21 win

Friday was supposed to be Grand Island’s night.  The Vikings opened their new turf football field in honor of a former athletic director, Gene Masters, in front of an estimated crowd of 3,500, marking the first time GI played a night footb More...

Business

New Image acquires laser for hair regrowth

As a way to provide the public with a noninvasive way to regrow hair, Sherri Arbabzadeh researched a new hair-growth laser machine designed by Dallas resident John Carullo. More...

Chestnut Hill Guest House offers scenic getaway

From the moment you step out of your car and soak in the panoramic view of the rolling Boston Hills, you realize you have reached a place where you can escape the tedious demands of everyday life.  More...

Events

NAWBO plans networking presentation   More...

Breaking News - 9/28/2014 9:48 PM

Planning meeting set for food drive contest

A meeting will be held this week for religious organizations in the town that are interested in participating in a creative competition that seeks to donate non-perishable items to the Food Bank of Western New York. More...

Breaking News - 9/25/2014 3:22 PM

Police investigating home invasion

Suspects forcibly enter Klein Road address

Amherst police are currently investigating a home invasion that occurred just after midnight today in the 400 to 900 block of Klein Road.   More...

Breaking News - 9/25/2014 11:07 AM

Transit connections study to be detailed

An informal, informational presentation to outline the progress of the Transit Options Amherst-Buffalo analysis will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Students encouraged to talk during class

¦ Sweet Home learning initiative praised

Years ago, children were seen and not heard in the classroom.  Now, at least in the Sweet Home Central School District, they are being encouraged to “turn and talk.”  Ann Laudisio, principal of Maplemere Elementary School, told More...

Editorial

Elder abuse remains serious issue in WNY

Bee Editorial

The numbers are startling. More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported in Erie County each year. More...

Spindle items

• DRIVER’S EDUCATION — When I was a teenager, my parents made sure I enrolled in a driver education class so that I would be a more aware driver while operating a vehicle.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 26, 1889   Mr. Pomeroy, who broke his ankle last week, is improving.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live in the Campus Drive area. Too many times, cats have become a victim to a wild animal or get killed by a car. Our neighbor’s cat barely made it home; it died outside and was not a pretty site. More...

Obituaries

Lois Siggelkow, educator

Lois Siggelkow, 92, of Buffalo and Ellicottville, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.  Mrs. More...

John Chipman Britting Sr., attorney

John Chipman Britting Sr., 88, of Phelps, New York, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Born in Williamsville, Mr. Britting graduated from Williamsville High School in 1943. More...

Dolores L. Klemp, food service director

Dolores L. Klemp, 78, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, she attended Lafayette High School but left to work in her father’s drugstore. She later obtained her equivalency diploma.  More...

Lifestyles

Music Education hits perfect note for districts

Many people consider themselves musicians, whether singing in the car or breaking into an air guitar session among friends.  The molding of great musicians — and not just the ones who think they are — starts in the school system, and More...

ECC to host point reduction program

An NYS point insurance reduction program will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Erie Community College’s North Campus, 6205 Main St. in Williamsville. More...

Amherst Public Libraries schedule fall programs

Libraries in the town will offer fall programs for children, along with clubs.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 26   Gala at the Gardens — Event features cocktails, silent and basket auctions, live auction, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Performance

thurs. 25   More...

Film/Video

fri. 26   Lifeboat — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 film starring Tallulah Bankhead, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net  tues. More...