Weekly Feature



February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Area resident works to foster a feeling of family

Ann-Marie Orlowski was placed into the foster care system at age 7. More...

The Lake Effect to perform Sunday

The Lake Effect, an a cappella group, will offer a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at Cayuga Road, Williamsville.  The concert is part of the “Great Music at Calvary” 2015-16 schedule. More...

Annual ‘Fire and Ice’ set for April 7

Tickets are now available for the sixth annual Fire and Ice event to benefit the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor’s ‘body odor’ irks resident

Saturday, Feb. 13  • A resident of Canterbury Court reported that an unknown person used her credit card account to pay for $8,000 worth of merchandise.  More...

Obituaries

Berenice V. Schott, accountant, office manager

Berenice V. Schott, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was 92.  Born in South Buffalo, Mrs. Schott attended Holy Family School and South Park High School before attending business school. More...

Gary P. Herbold, auto mechanic, Verizon technician

Gary P. Herbold, of Williamsville, an auto mechanic and telephone technician, died Thursday, Feb. 11,  2016. He was 55.  More...

Alma W. Gannon, Williamsville South history teacher

Alma W. Gannon, of Troy, New York, a former Williamsville South history teacher, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. She was 102.  Born in Delevan, New York, in 1913, Mrs. Gannon was the youngest of 11 children.  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire

celebrates invention, ‘do it yourself’ spirit

David Cinquino says the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is a giant show and tell. More...

Village to say ‘goodbye’ to Frank Lloyd Wright statue

The wood-carved face of illustrious architect Frank Lloyd Wright will soon be missed in front of Williamsville’s Village Hall.  Village officials noted that the statue will be taken down within the next month.  More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation sets programs

In addition to hosting programs, the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is seeking supporters for its 2016 summer concert series.  Those interested in sponsoring a summer concert at Bassett Park should call 631-7132.  More...

Entertainment

Art

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Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 25   Tangential Readings — 6:30 p.m. sign-up, readings from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. 885-9535  More...

Organizers postpone Backyard Classic charity event

The eighth annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic has been postponed due to Wednesday's heavy rainfall, which caused adverse tournament conditions. The charity outdoor hockey tournament was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. More...

Planning Board agrees extension should be in plan

Youngs Road

Following approval by the Planning Board on Thursday, the town is moving ahead in efforts to restore to the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan the possibility of creating a Youngs Road extension at Casey Road. More...

Green infrastructure topic of State of Village address

Green infrastructure and technology — components of multiple village projects that aim to manage storm water and create walkable communities — were the emphasis at the State of the Village address on Monday.  According to a prepared More...

Editorial

Fostering, adopting are rewarding, many are in need

Bee Editorial

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. More...

Spindle items

• PASSPORT SERVICES — Next week, my wife and I will be traveling to Toronto for the Rotary International District 7090 training session for incoming presidents. As I will be president of the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 26, 1891   Yesterday, Mr. Joseph Kuhn of this village bought from Mr. Willis B. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The recent crisis in the Williamsville Schools with two long-time, experienced assistant superintendents almost leaving could have been avoided. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle names students to honor roll

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holistic lecture slated at Audubon Library   More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

    Amherst Central Boys basketball:  def. Pioneer 85-42 in Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinal, def. More...

Amherst’s Kensy defeats father in A-2 semifinals

Tigers reach section final for fifth straight year

Chris Kensy started coaching high school boys basketball against his father, Mark, in the 2009-10 season, but Monday marked the first time they had faced each other in a playoff game.  More...

North girls basketball downs Sacred Heart, completes undefeated regular season

Ericka Taplin and Clare Ahern have seen the highs and lows of Williamsville North girls basketball.  Both were on the varsity team as eighth-graders that finished 2-17. More...

Business

Chamber has renewed focus on small business

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Council met recently to brainstorm initiatives that would increase its ability to provide more access for small businesses to get engaged with the council.  More...

Share Kitchen and Bar Room to open in Village of Williamsville

Share Kitchen and Bar Room, an upscale casual restaurant, is set to open to the public in March at 5590 Main St., at East Spring Street in the Village of Williamsville.  Located in the space most recently occupied by the former BillyBar restaura More...

Boulevard Mall details Easter Bunny arrival, upcoming events

The Boulevard Mall, located at Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, has scheduled several upcoming events for the next several weeks, including activities for adults and children.  The following is a listing of the events:  More...