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January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Church member starts Free Lunch Program

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

During the winter months, a Free Lunch Program offers food and fellowship at Faith United Church of Christ, located at 1300 Maple Road in Williamsville. The program was initiated by church member and retired elementary teacher Sandra Hamann.  More...

Property tax exemptions to be filed by March 1

The Town Assessor’s Office is reminding residents that their property tax exemptions must be filed by 5 p.m. More...

IN CONCERT

— Sweet Home elementary student musicians are led by conductor Stephen Butnack, right, during Sunday’s District Music Festival held at the University at Buffalo. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.On Saturday, Jan. 9, the Williamsville Central School District held a public forum for residents to engage in two-way dialogue with school officials. More...

Obituaries

Daniel L. Lienert, retired purchasing agent

Daniel L. Lienert, of Amherst, a retired purchasing agent, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 88.  Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. More...

Death Notices

BROWNSCHIDLE, Lois J. (nee Hoppe), of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015. She is survived by her husband, John; four sons, Lee, Terry, Jack and Mark; one daughter, Joanne Brown; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Radiating ‘BUFFALOVE’

Young preservationist protects, sustains historic neighborhoods on West Side

When Bernice Radle considers the past decade of her life, the only constant has been surges of change and self-perpetuated advancement in the field of preservation, energy efficiency and real estate on Buffalo’s West Side. More...

There’s no place like home:

Will East to perform 'The Wiz'

Dorothy will find three companions — the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion — as she follows the More...

O’Connell & Company to premiere ‘Ordinary Days’

O’Connell & Company, the professional theater in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, will be presenting the Western New York premiere of “Ordinary Days” from Jan. 21 through Feb. 21.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 21   Winter History Course Session 1 — 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. 245-3032  fri. 22-sun. 31   More...

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Turf

Williamsville Schools approve EPDM in-fill

At the Jan. 12 meeting of the Williamsville School Board, a resolution to award bids for the North High School athletic field project with EPDM in-fill was approved by a 5-2 vote.  More...

Organization’s roundtable features supervisor

About 40 people gathered at the Audubon Library on Jan. 12 to attend a roundtable discussion sponsored by advocates of Keep Westwood Green, an organization that seeks to prevent redevelopment of the former Westwood Country Club property. More...

Officers arrest Buffalo woman following chase

Amherst police on Thursday arrested a Buffalo woman on several charges after she allegedly fled from officers before eventually stopping on Interstate 990.   According to police reports, at approximately 2:50 p.m. More...

Editorial

Relationship program beneficial to teenagers

Bee Editorial

While National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October, domestic violence and abusive relationships aren’t something that stop once an awareness campaign is over. More...

Spindle items

• JOIN THE ACADEMY — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2016 Spring Citizens’ Academy. The spring session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 8, and last through the middle of May.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 22, 1891   The Dodge Roller Mills of Williamsville delivered three large loads of flour to dealers here on Thursday last, which shows that a large number of our people use their flour.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident attempts to burn old furniture

Saturday, Jan. 9  • Police responded to North Forest Road where a resident was observed by a neighbor to be burning old furniture. More...

Letters to the Editor

Westwood should remain green space

With the Fourth of July now behind us, my mind can’t help but think back to the past outstanding Fourth of July picnics and the fantastic fireworks display that Westwood hosted for many years.  It was a time when families and friends alike More...

Education

Heim Middle School names first-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year: Grade eight More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Presentation slated at Elderwood Village   More...

Sports

South girls hoops finding winning formula, downs East

Williamsville South girls basketball coach Kristen Dolan said she and her coaching staff are trying to find the pieces to create the right puzzle on the court for wins.  The Lady Billies seemed to have found a good formula in their 58-48 road wi More...

North wrestling places fourth at Spartan Tournament

Walker, Walter win weight classes

Williamsville North’s wrestling team was a half-point out of placing in the top three at the Spartan Wrestling Tournament that they hosted Saturday.  The Spartans finished with 117.5 points and took fourth overall. More...

Amherst wrestler Devlin takes second at Eastern States

Kellen Devlin lost his first match of the season in the finals of the 14th Eastern States Classic at Sullivan County Community College held Friday and Saturday at Loch Sheldrake, located outside of Long Island.  More...

Business

Stylist uses creativity to transform client’s look

Pamela DiGesare says she has had a knack for doing hair and makeup ever since she was little. In her 20th year of business, DiGesare currently rents a chair at Salon 716, located at 2619 Millersport Highway in Getzville. More...

Chamber of Commerce to present annual luncheon on Jan. 29

On Friday, Jan. 29, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 annual luncheon at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch program will start at noon.  More...

University at Buffalo’s smoking cessation program set to resume

The University at Buffalo’s QUIT resumes its smoking cessation program with another session beginning Feb. 1.  More...