Weekly Feature



December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Council members discuss accomplishments, term limits

The Town Board terms of Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette and Council Member Mark Manna will expire at the end of the year, and after eight years on the board, both must step down. More...

Local News

RINK INSTALLATION

— Pace Landscaping employees Frankie Hauser, left, Angelo Burgos and Jimmy Olivieri, on Dec. More...

Nearly $400K in HUD funds allocated to area

More than $397,000 in federal funds are being allocated to five municipalities, including North Tonawanda, and housing authorities in Western New York, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.  More...

Board sets public hearing

Village of Williamsville

As residents have raised concerns about parking on Highland Drive, village officials will hold a public hearing next month on a proposal to remove the two-hour parking on Highland between Main Street and a point 550 feet south of Main.  The hear More...

Police Blotter

Man, woman observed without clothes in vehicle

Saturday, Dec. 5  • An employee of a Park Club Lane business reported that a man and woman were naked while inside a vehicle parked in the lot. The employee said the couple may have been having sexual relations.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Gun Club property could serve students

The abandoned Buffalo Gun Club is 31 acres assessed at about $3 million. It is owned by ACC OP LCC, which is located in Austin, Texas. More...

Parking restriction punishes residents

The residents on Highland Drive now have parking restrictions on both sides of our street. There was no prior notification, no survey done and no study of the impact to the taxpaying homeowners.   More...

Interfaith meetings lead to friendships

Since 2008, North Presbyterian Church, where I serve as pastor, has co-sponsored an event called the “Abraham Walk.” It is held each year during Ramadan when a group of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others gather at North Church and walk More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Dec. More...

Sports Scoreboard

Amherst CentralBoys basketball:  def. Cheektowaga 78-62, def. Depew 69-22Girls basketball:  def. Alden 69-25, def. More...

East hoops downs defending state champ South

Martinsen scores 34, breaks single-game school record for threes

Williamsville East’s girls basketball team traveled to crosstown rival Williamsville South and recorded a huge win on Dec. More...

Entertainment

Happy Holidays!

thurs. 17   More...

Walking Tours

sat. 19   More...

Performance

thurs. 17   Glenn Miller Orchestra — 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...

Come fly with me

Williamsville North’s Joey Cohen swims the butterfly leg in the 200-yard free relay in the team’s road meet against Orchard Park on Dec. 8. The Spartans lost 104-82. More...

Muir Woods project to move forward

Almost 14 years since the proposal was first introduced to town officials, planning for the development of Muir Woods is moving forward.  The Town Board, in a 4-1 vote on Dec. More...

Editorial

Theft from unlocked vehicles is preventable

Bee Editorial

Without a doubt, theft from cars is a popular item in the police blotter these past few weeks. More...

Spindle items

• USE THE SUPPORT — There is a line from one of my favorite movies, “Wyatt Earp,” that says “That’s what life is — it’s about loss.” To a large degree, I have always found that to be true. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 18, 1890   The 68th birthday of Mr. John Stahl was celebrated last Friday evening at his home by friends and his children.  Mr. John Herdegen, who was assisting Mr. S.E. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.When you get those magazine renewal offers allowing you to send a gift for practically nothing, think about sending a year subscription to your local Amherst library branch. More...

Obituaries

James T. Barczak, GM engineer

James T. Barczak, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.  Mr. Barczak earned an associate degree, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  More...

Death Notices

DORNER, Roy L., of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. He is survived by one son, Dennis; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine. Funeral services were held on Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Youth, Recreation sets programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is selling golf passes and discount cards, and will be offering a workout class next month. Also, midwinter day camp and spring recess registration will open on Dec. 28. More...

Library News

This event will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Business

Area United Way gets high marks for fiscal responsibility

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has earned a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. More...

Just For Kids organization earns award for programming

Just for Kids, an Amherst-based nonprofit organization providing morning and afternoon enrichment programs in elementary and middle schools in the Williamsville Central School District, was recently named “School Age Program of the Year” More...

AAA names insurance sales manager

Thomas Gardner of Williamsville has joined AAA Western and Central New York as insurance sales manager. He will manage the current agent sales force and look to add additional agents in all three regions of the club’s territory.  More...