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February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Rev. O’Connor to retire after 44 years as priest

For the Rev. James O’Connor, church has always been an important part of his life, even when he was a child.  “It has really been a part of my life for all of my life,” Rev. O’Connor said. More...

Loughran to sponsor HEAP workshop on Feb. 23

Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran, D-Amherst, will sponsor a Home Energy Assistance Program workshop for the 5th Legislative District.  The session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Williamsville schools reviewing standardized testing policies

Williamsville Schools Superintendent Scott Martzloff said the district will be reviewing its approach to instances when students decide not to take state assessment tests.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There is a daily morning traffic jam on Transit Road with people trying to drop off their children at Transit Middle School. More...

Obituaries

Sally Larkin Kryder, volunteer, nursery school founder

Sally Larkin Kryder, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at her home in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  Her husband of 68 years, the Rev. Edward Hemington Kryder, preceded her in death in 2011.  A native of Buffalo, Mrs. More...

Domenico D’Angelo, teacher, legislator, volunteer

Domenico D’Angelo, a former teacher and legislator, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. He was 89.  Born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. D’Angelo moved to Italy with his family in the late 1920s.  More...

Death Notices

CURCIO, Vincent P., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Mr. Curcio is survived by one daughter, Danila; one son, Fredrick; and two brothers, Joseph and Salvatore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalba (nee Quartarone). More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fundraiser this weekend to benefit cancer patient   More...

Sports

South girls bowling team wins Class B championship

For the second time in school history, Williamsville South’s girls bowling team won the Section VI Class B championship.  South won with a total pin count of 4,920 at Thursday’s sectionals at Airport Lanes, which was 240 pins higher More...

Amherst wrestler Devlin earns fourth section title

Winning Section VI titles has become a familiar feeling for Amherst wrestler Kellen Devlin. More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Business

Venous Institute of Buffalo emphasizes compassionate care for patients

The Venous Institute of Buffalo specializes in minimally invasive measures to promote venous health, focusing on compassionate and comprehensive care. Led by Dr. More...

Brides ‘Say Yes for Less’ at Dalia’s Bridal shop

The elegant white fabric, displayed in Dalia’s Bridal window, brought in one of their first appointments. More...

Events

Arbor Capital celebrates new portfolio manager   Arbor Capital Management has promoted Magdalena Jaworska from assistant portfolio manager to portfolio manager.  More...

Support group to assist family members of addicts

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, his or her family members often encounter their own difficulties associated with the addiction.  (See editorial on page four)  While their loved ones may struggle through the court process or h More...

Williamsville approves veterans tax exemptions

The Williamsville School Board during its meeting on Feb. 10 unanimously approved a measure that creates tax exemptions for qualifying veterans in the district.  More...

Editorial

Support group’s focus on family is commendable

Bee Editorial

When people are addicted to drugs or alcohol, they often struggle to eliminate problems from their lives. As a result, family members may also suffer with them. More...

Spindle items

• PLEASANT INTERVIEW — Last week, I had the pleasure to interview Timothy Logsdon, a counselor and owner of Inner Quest Counseling Services. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 20, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Contractor damages resident’s vehicle with tree branch

Monday, Feb. 9  • A patron of a Maple Road restaurant reported two of her Jeep’s tires were slashed while the vehicle was parked in the lot. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community support made gala a success

It takes a village. More...

Golf course bidding process is flawed

The golf course bidding system should be scrapped because it can’t solve all the problems relative to losing money. More...

Restaurant servers deserve quality tips

I recently read David Sherman’s column on tipping and minimum wage legislation. While interesting and informative of current proposed legislation, I find a little trouble in the way in which the article is written.  More...

Education

Heim Middle School names honor students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Williamsville South names second-quarter honor students

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

Williamsville North names second-quarter honor students

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

Lifestyles

Art: It’s a living

Local artists find value in their work

Kristin Kegler throws a water balloon filled with paint at wood in her parents’ garage. Tony DeRosa rubs charcoal on a piece of sketching paper. The artists take a blank slate and fill it with possibility. More...

Amherst Garden Club organizes meeting

The Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Lawmakers urge continued support of air safety on crash anniversary

Local lawmakers acknowledged the sixth anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 on Thursday by calling on Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration to preserve and expand the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2 More...