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December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lifetime Amherst resident a big history buff

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Karen McKee is a big fan of history.  McKee has been a lifetime resident in the Town of Amherst and is the seventh generation of her family to live in the Buffalo area.  For more than 30 years, McKee has been part of the National Society of More...

Amherst Central residents approve capital project

Residents in the Amherst Central School District on Tuesday approved a $29.6 million capital improvement project with a vote of 279-34.  The project involves upgrades identified in the five-year building conditions survey for all school building More...

HOLIDAY HAPPINESS

— Angel Valby, manager at the Penny Lane Cafe in Clarence, left, gives toys to Amherst resident Pete Martino, of the Conrad Kania Post Marine Detachment, on Monday during a pickup for the Toys More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The supervisor of the Town of Amherst has converted to conservatism. Coincidentally, dozens of his family and close friends have also defected, all strong partners with the Erie County GOP. Dr.  More...

Obituaries

George F. Charley, Buffalo businessman

George F. Charley, 87, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.  Mr. Charley was born in Detroit and attended Wayne State University.  More...

Death Notices

KING, Mary Darlene (nee Woodard), of Getzville, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, David, and a sibling, Arlene. Mrs. King is survived by two children, Carolyn and Kathy, and five grandchildren. More...

Harriet E. Geiger, co-founder of Four Seasons Restaurants

Harriet E. Geiger (nee Austin), 98, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.  Mrs. Geiger was born in Buffalo on Jan. 13, 1918, and was a graduate of Bennett High School. More...

Lifestyles

Musical talents lead to fitting, but unexpected career path for Lorentz

“Everybody has a hot button. It could be cars, hunting or anything else. More...

Nashville duo to perform at Parings

Steve and MJ Roth, a folk Americana duo from Nashville, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville.   More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Christmas lunch will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 21. More...

Superintendent responds to union’s remarks, allegations

Williamsville schools

Williamsville Superintendent Scott Martzloff last week responded to critical remarks by leaders of the Williamsville Teachers Association who have been calling for an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by the superintendent stemming from More...

Assisted by Santa, firefighters quickly extinguish garage fire

While traveling with Santa Claus throughout the village for his annual neighborhood visits on Saturday afternoon, Williamsville firefighters discovered and quickly extinguished a garage fire at an Arend Avenue property.  More...

Editorial

HOPE Buffalo initiative serves more than youth

Bee Editorial

A new collaborative project has the lofty goal of reducing the rate of teen pregnancy by 30 percent by the year 2020.  While the project will need a hearty collective effort on behalf of the several agencies involved, the ultimate goal is worth More...

Spindle items

• YULETIDE WISHES — I hope that everyone in the community enjoys a safe and happy holiday season.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 24, 1891   Misses Jane and Fannie Fogelsonger of Williamsville were the guests of their sister, Mrs. D.G. Long of Clarence, a few days last week.  More...

Police Blotter

Damage done to holiday lighting at residence

Saturday, Dec. 10  • A resident of Seabrook Drive reported that an unknown person cut the electrical lines of her outdoor holiday decorations. She told police it was becoming an ongoing problem.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Holiday spirit, cheer appreciated

At my annual visit to the Williamsville “Holiday In The Village” event at the Water Mill, a little boy handed me a beautifully wrapped Christmas box saying this present was just for me.  He melted my heart with his sincerity. More...

Education

Williamsville East names first quarter honor students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

East boys hockey remains unbeaten in Division II

Williamsville East’s Federation boys ice hockey team kept its record perfect in Division II after blanking Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 5-0, Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink and Hamburg, 6-3, Saturday on the Feature Rink. More...

North indoor track squads loaded with talent

Williamsville North indoor track and field coach Peter Gratien said he is lucky the boys and girls teams are led by talented and experienced individuals on both squads.  On the boys’ side, the Spartans will follow the lead of seniors Zach More...

Program’s success increases Sweet Home’s roster numbers

Sweet Home has fielded some of the most successful indoor track and field programs in recent history, sweeping the Western New York Relays, Team Challenge and Section VI Small School championships, so it is not a surprise that students in the school More...

Business

Sun Restaurant to open in Village of Williamsville

Kevin and Stephanie Lin, owners of Sun Cuisines, parent company of Sun Restaurant in Buffalo’s Black Rock community, will soon open a new location in the Village of Williamsville.  Sun Restaurant, 5759 Main St. More...

Shenannigans to celebrate new ownership with party

Shenannigans, 1009 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Sheridan Drive, is now under the ownership of Paul Rubino, who recently purchased the business.  Rubino, 24, is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Canisius High School. More...

Orthopaedics practice expands clinical space at facility

UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine has expanded clinical space at the Amherst Health Center, 4949 Harlem Road, enhancing access to orthopaedic care for residents of the Northtowns.  More...