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December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Pedestrian seriously injured in vehicle collision

A pedestrian was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon on Sweet Home Road.  According to Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna, Lu Wang, 25, of Amherst, was crossing Sweet Home Road at about 5:10 p.m. More...

News Brief

Elderwood recently named recipients of its 2014 Service Excellence Award at a recognition celebration. The award is presented annually to staff who promote Elderwood’s mission to provide quality care. More...

Board continues rebuilding relationships

During a meeting on Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Customer pays for only half of pizza bill

Monday, Nov. 24   • A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks due to many village supporters

With the holiday season upon us, it is easy to get “wrapped up” and forget about all that we have and how much we have to be thankful for.  More...

Neighbors makes village wonderful

I am so thankful that the Village of Williamsville was spared the terrible November snowstorm, and my prayers and thoughts go to those who have suffered. More...

Education

Williamsville North names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville North were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Friends of Harmony presents free concert   More...

Sports

South hoops hoping to play at high standard

¦ Billies return four of five starters

There were times last season where the Williamsville South boys basketball team looked unstoppable and times where they could not stop its opponents.  Billies coach Gabe Michael said a team goal this year is to play at a certain standard.  More...

Players stepping up for Williamsville North cagers

When you lose the greatest basketball player in the history of your school, there is always the chance that the ensuing season could be a letdown.  That should not be the case at Williamsville North.  More...

Winter sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue its coverage of the winter sports season in next week’s edition with previews of the wrestling team, as well as of the boys and girls ice hockey teams. More...

Business

Jada Blitz offers workout tailored to the customer

For those looking to work out, Justin Draper, personal trainer and co-owner of Jada Blitz Training, wants each person coming in to have a training regime all their own. More...

Daemen College debuts visual effects facility on Dec. 6

Marking an important milestone in a Buffalo Billion project targeting Western New York’s emerging film and television post-production industry, a newly completed, state-of-the-art visual effects facility will be officially unveiled by Daemen Co More...

Dentinger named to Shea’s O’Connell Preservation Guild

Two new board members were recently elected to the Shea’s O’Connell Preservation Guild, the managing entity of Shea’s Performing Arts Center.  James F. Dentinger and Bryan C. More...

Tax exempt bonds nixed for apartment rehab

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday denied a request by an area housing developer that sought tax exempt bonds that assist in the cost of renovations to a Getzville apartment complex.  More...

Village Board promotes functional land use

At a recent Williamsville Village Board meeting, trustees expressed the importance of land that is both useful and fits the pedestrian culture of the village.  More...

‘Holiday in the Village’ set for Saturday

Free rides on carousel

From photographs with Santa to free trolley rides and a children’s carousel on East Spring Street, the joyous feelings of the season will flow throughout the Village of Williamsville this weekend.  More...

Editorial

Shopping locally helps the community

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Perhaps if you make adjustments to your possible gift ideas you may end up with new ideas.  A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

• THE HOLIDAY SEASON — I hope everyone in the community was able to enjoy their Thanksgiving weekend. As we are in the beginning of the holiday season, I have a dilemma.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1889   The editor of The Bee is indebted to Mr. Grant Lauer for five large fox squirrels. They made a delicious pot pie.  During a sale on Saturday at P.W. Pickard’s place, Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why was the Williamsville School District closed for four days? There was no need, no driving ban with a small amount of snow, and our superintendent took advantage of taxpayers. He should pay us back with rebates. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BUYERS, Marjorie (nee Simon), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Mrs. Buyers is survived by two sons, John Jr. and Bruce; two daughters, Margot Hampleman and Wendy Griffin; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Michael Morris, East Amherst fire chief

Firefighters and paramedics throughout Erie County are mourning the sudden death of East Amherst Fire Chief Michael Morris. Mr. Morris, 57, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. At the time of his death, he was completing his 10th term as chief. More...

Leo M. Duggan Jr., president of Vulcan Steam Forge

Leo M. Duggan Jr., of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.  Mr. Duggan was born in Buffalo and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in metallurgical engineering.  More...

Lifestyles

Tom and Jerry: Fill your mug with holiday warmth

When snow clings to the ground and string lights outline shop windows, a classic wintertime drink called a Tom and Jerry reappears behind the bar. More...

Sweet Home High School PTSA plans fundraiser

Sweet Home High School PTSA will host a food truck fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. The food will be provided by J and L Boulevard BBQ Truck, and it will be parked outside the main entrance. More...

Couple at home in Manhattan after honeymoon in Virgin Islands

Alicia Saviola married Ryan Joseph Hermsen during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Christ the King Chapel in Buffalo.  The bride is the daughter of Marlene and Mark Saviola of Amherst. More...