Weekly Feature



May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Making a splash

Sweet Home’s Peter Miller and Sam Schultz compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ADPRO Sports Track and Field Invitational Saturday at the Stransky Athletic Complex in West Seneca. More...

Local News

Mensch to resubmit environmental document to town

The Town Board, during a work session on Monday, requested that Mensch Capital Partners work with the Planning Department prior to submitting a revised draft environmental impact statement regarding the former Westwood Country Club property.  More...

Amherst schools detail budget

¦ Reduction of guidance counselor position opposed

In an Amherst schools budget hearing on May 5, Business Administrator Melanie Conley detailed the 2015-16 budget expenditures and revenues.  District residents will go to the polls from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

ON STAGE

— Timothy Nettina, left, Brendan Leong, Zachary Zelazo and Abigail Karaszewski will be performing in the musical production of “Godspell” this week at St. More...

Police Blotter

Pool party’s music shakes resident’s house

Monday, May 4  • On Grandview Drive, a resident reported that six teenagers — four boys and two girls — were running in front of vehicles that were driving on the road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Columnist made good college choice

I read David Sherman’s column in the May 6-7 Bee. It was a very enjoyable read, and I am sure many people will relate to his own college experiences.  More...

Education

Students named to honor society

The Christus Lux Mea chapter of the National Honor Society at Sacred Heart Academy held its annual induction ceremony on April 14.  As part of the ceremony, an alumna is invited to be the guest speaker for the evening.  This year, Jenna Weg More...

Amherst High School students excelling in AP exams

Amherst High School Principal Greg Pigeon and Assistant Principal Rich Crozier updated the Amherst School Board on the status of the high school at the May 5 meeting.  Total enrollment is expected to increase from 789 in 2014-15 to 803 in 2015-1 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cystic Health group plans fashion show   Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a fashion show and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Country Club of Buffalo, 250 Youngs Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, May 13 Baseball:  Amherst at Springville, 5 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

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South seniors sign letters of intent with St. Francis

¦ Graziano to play volleyball, Carroll to bowl

Williamsville South seniors Christian Graziano and Haley Carroll have nothing in common with one another, but both are taking their talents in their respective sports to St. Francis University, a Division I school in Loretto, Pennsylvania. More...

Business

Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor celebrates 25 years of customer service

“When we first started, 80 percent of the business back then was all liquor,” said Steve Glamuzina, owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor. More...

Chamber to host awards luncheon

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase this week to honor those who have supported the region through their small business success and community services.  The event will be held from 10: More...

Georgetown Capital adviser receives financial planning certification

Michael Kenline, a financial adviser with Georgetown Capital Group, 5350 Main St., Williamsville, has earned the designation of certified financial planner. More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2015 2:12 PM

Police investigating village burglaries, larcenies

Amherst police are currently investigating three residential burglaries and approximately six vehicle larcenies that occurred in the Village of Williamsville within the past two days.    More...

Voters set to decide school budgets, board members

Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 19, to choose school board members and decide budgets and other propositions in all three of the town’s districts.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Capital projects included on ballot

Williamsville schools

In addition to the proposed budget and School Board candidates, voters in the Williamsville district will be asked on Tuesday to consider three propositions dealing with capital improvement projects.  More...

Editorial

Be informed before you vote in Tuesday’s elections

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• LEND A HAND — Throughout my tenure as associate editor, The Bee’s readers may have noticed that I am a supporter of community organizations, as my wife and I are members of an area Rotary club. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 15, 1890   Ladies refusing to tell their ages to the census enumerators in June will be subject to a fine of $30.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I live very close to the Westwood Country Club, and the town really needs to rezone that property. The last thing I want is a fenced-off, polluted site in my backyard. You can imagine what that would do to property values.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn W. Timmerman, active in church, community

Kathryn W. Timmerman, of Williamsville, a World War II civilian secretary for the Navy who was an active churchwoman in the community, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was 91. Born in Buffalo, Mrs. More...

William F. Muck, ran family’s Ford dealership

William F. Muck, 90, retired president of Muck Motors Ford in Getzville, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Mr. Muck saw action in the Pacific Theater. More...

Linda J. Sheedy, longtime teacher

Linda J. Sheedy, formerly of Williamsville, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was 68.  Ms. Sheedy was a graduate of Williamsville South High School. More...

Lifestyles

Campers, hikers can enjoy ‘best’ state parks

While Buffalo may be noted across the country for the severity of its winters, the snowfall of 2014-15 had even the most battle tested Buffalonians reaching for their travel agent’s phone number. More...

Earth event planned at Island Park

The Village of Williamsville will continue to celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Island Park, located behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Amherst High student receives Youth of the Year

Anastasya Wilson said one of her goals is to become the president of the United States.  The 15-year-old is no stranger to hard work and reaching her objectives, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of WNY 2015 Youth of the Year title.  She More...