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February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Spa, boutique offer ‘Lather and Lace’ event

Tres Aurae Spa is joining  Her Story Boutique in a Lather and Lace event to get patrons ready for Valentine’s Day. Lather and Lace  will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. More...

Local News

Sweet Home pianist enjoys entertaining community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Brian Maciolek was 5 years old, he sat down at a self-playing piano in his grandfather’s basement. More...

Marlette seeks election to County Legislature

Amherst Council Member Guy Marlette said on Tuesday that he will run for the 5th District seat in the Erie County Legislature.  The 5th District comprises approximately two-thirds of the Town of Amherst, including the hamlets of Snyder and Egger More...

‘Miracle on Hudson’ pilot joins 3407 families’ efforts

The families of the victims of Flight 3407 have a new ally amidst threats to the air safety legislation for which they have fought almost six years.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The village agenda for Jan. 12 proposed to send two employees to the New York State Government Finance Officers Association meeting in Albany. An expenditure not to exceed $1,245 does not include lost productivity costs for three days. More...

Obituaries

Norbert E. Weckerle, veteran, insurance proprietor

Norbert E. Weckerle, a World War II veteran and retired insurance executive, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. He was 92.  Born in Buffalo, he attended Canisius High School and graduated from the University of Buffalo. More...

Sister Margaret M. Foley, primary school teacher

Sister Margaret Mary Foley, of Williamsville, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis for more than 65 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was 92.  More...

Wesley W. Bath, chemist, veteran

Wesley William Bath, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. More...

Lifestyles

Friends of Night People dishes up food, caring to homeless

Buffalo’s poverty rate tops 30 percent, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, and some of those people are living on the streets. However, if they can walk to Friends of Night People, dinner will always be available.  More...

Dipson Theatre to show ‘I’ll Be Me’ documentary

A documentary that chronicles the impact of Alzheimer’s disease will open Friday, Feb. 6. “I’ll Be Me” is a tribute to the life ofGlen Campbell, whowas diagnosedwith Alzheimer’s. More...

RAISING THE SOUND

— Conductor and Williamsville South High School alumnus David Handel, right, leads orchestra and band students at Williamsville South High School. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 5   Sweet Charity — Indulge in desserts, savor scrumptious food, enjoy wine and beer tastings, and bid in a silent auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at The Atrium @ Rich’s, One Robert Rich Way, Buffalo; $. More...

Spending remains below 2010 level, supervisor states

Supervisor Barry Weinstein presented his sixth State of the Town address on Friday, providing an overview of the 2015 budget in addition to offering details of how Amherst continues to be a desirable community for residents and visitors.  He gav More...

Forum sheds light on benefits of historic preservation

At a recent presentation, local and state leaders joined together to discuss the value of historic preservation, which can help spur economic development and community activity.  More...

Smallwood nominated as Blue Ribbon School

Smallwood Drive Elementary School has been nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School, an honor that would acknowledge the school’s achievements in academics.  More...

Editorial

Deregulating air safety won’t come without fight

Bee Editorial

Some of the families of the victims of Flight 3407 are again heading to Washington, D.C., today to advocate on Capitol Hill. More...

Spindle items

• CONTEST RESULTS — During a chili cook-off event held Jan. 25 at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, Amy Nappo won first place for her “Sweet Mama’s Southwest Chili” entry.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1890   On Tuesday, Mr. A. Gotwalt of this village bought the store and dwelling corner Bouck Avenue and Grant Street, Buffalo; consideration, $5,000.  More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor repeatedly turns off resident’s heat

Monday, Jan. 26   • Police responded to Millersport Highway where a vehicle reportedly slid into a ditch. Officers assisted the motorist, who was uninjured, until AAA representatives arrived to tow the vehicle.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Main Street plan needs clarification

First, I would like to thank Mayor Brian Kulpa and Trustees Christopher Duquin, John Yates, Daniel DeLano, Al Yates and Basil Piazza for allowing the Village Board meeting on Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s schedules Feb. 4 open house   More...

Sports

South boys basketball downs league foes, East’s Clough eclipses 1,000 career points

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team concluded a six-game road trip with ECIC Division II wins over Williamsville East, 65-51, Feb. 3 and West Seneca East, 85-48, Thursday. More...

Lady Billies rally over Jamestown, beat Sweet Home

Williamsville South’s girls’ basketball team picked up a huge win on the road Saturday, downing perennial power Jamestown, 57-51.  More...

Sweet Home swim team places second, breaks records at ECICs

Sweet Home’s boys swim team avenged late-season losses to Williamsville East and Lancaster by swimming to a second-place finish at the ECIC Division AA Championships Saturday. More...

Business

Qigong instructor provides students with tools to assist in life’s challenges, healing

For anyone who might be experiencing physical or mental pain in their lives, the answer might be qigong. More...

Senior Center social worker honored by University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work has honored Deborah Zimmerman as the 2014 Mentor of the Year for the contributions she has made to the future of geriatric social work by working with UB students and the Amherst Center for Senior Servi More...

Olson receives appointment to national committee

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations.  More...