Weekly Feature



March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State of Village addresses Main Street construction, South Long, trolley system

The state is now working on construction documents for paving Main Street, installing the HAWK beacon and creating bulb-outs between Spring and Rock streets. More...

Local News

‘Conservationist of year’ honor bestowed

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Cheektowaga native Chuck Godfrey has loved fishing since before he knew how to say the word and before he knew what the pastime was.  Now 69, he’s been angling since the age of 2, starting with an outing to the Niagara River and later wadi More...

Wall of Fame seeks nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Williamsville Wall of Fame honoring distinguished graduates from the district’s three high schools.  More...

2017 Catholic Charities appeal seeks $11 million

For the 93rd year of its appeal fundraising drive, Catholic Charities of Buffalo hopes to raise $11 million for its services, which provide comprehensive support for 152,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in Western New York’s eigh More...

Police Blotter

Woman attempts returning item 15 times in two weeks

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Letters to the Editor

Spring’s arrival a time for tune-ups

Spring is just around the corner. Now is a good time to schedule a tune-up for your lawn mower.  It’s a service at most Amherst hardware stores, or something that can be done by the homeowner. More...

Sports

State champions

North boys hockey wins fifth Division I title in school history

After a six-year drought, Williamsville North is back as the best Division I public school boys hockey team in the state. More...

Amherst girls hoops beats South, earns first Class A title since 2009

The second time Amherst lost to Williamsville South in the regular season, the goal was to get one more chance to play them, and the only way that was possible was if the teams met in the Section VI Class A girls basketball final.  More...

Familiar faces dot First Team lineup

All-Bee Girls Hockey

There are a few things the six First Team all-stars on the 2016-17 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team have in common, but one of the bigger things is the fact that many of them were First Team selections last season, which just goes to show how talented the t More...

Business

Water’s Edge Aquarium Service celebrates 20th anniversary

Water’s Edge Aquarium Service Inc. is celebrating its 20th year in business with an anniversary sale, where all installations this year are 10 percent off.  More...

Daemen programs to highlight women’s achievements, political leadership

A lecture on women’s leadership in the political arena, including Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, will be held as part of events planned at Daemen College in celebration of Women’s History Month.  More...

Business Briefs

Fresh Cafe in February changed its business name to B Good Cafe and Juicery. The casual restaurant, located at 454 Evans St., Williamsville, features the same organic menu, in addition to new items.   More...

Williamsville schools lands 7-1 vote on Columbus Day

Holiday’s name stays on academic calendar

The Williamsville School Board — after four months of consideration and contentious remarks from the board president — voted 7-1 to have Columbus Day remain on the academic calendar. More...

Irishman Pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville, will offer festivities this week in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, which is Friday, March 17. A Rorbach Irish Cream Ale tasting will be offered at 5:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Remarks draw unfavorable comparisons

Bee Editorial

The Williamsville School Board last week — in a contentious vote — agreed to leave Columbus Day on its academic calendar. More...

Spindle items

• GET SAVVY — Last week, I detailed phone scams that are being used to con senior citizens out of money. This week, I have information for seniors that is of a lighter subject: traveling. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 17, 1892   Mr. Anthony Pfohl and his family have moved from their former home into the house owned by Mr. H.B. Secrist about a mile east of this village. The services of Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am urging the HR department for the Williamsville Central School District to look into the way the buildings and grounds employees are being discriminated against when applying for promotional jobs. Employees are being disrespected.  More...

Obituaries

Sister Margaret Anthony Domin, longtime educator

Sister Margaret Anthony Domin, 82, of Boston, New York, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  Sister Margaret attended the Griffith Institute in Springville, New York, before attending Medaille College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in More...

Patrick A. Higgins, human resources director

Patrick A. Higgins, 92, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

BAUMLER, Robert Albert, of Amherst, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Mr. Baumler is survived by his wife, Jane; one child, Ann; and two grandchildren. A funeral service was held on March 14 at the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities program serves as Buffalo beacon for refugees, immigrants

I mmigration became a major focal point throughout the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, and since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January, questions surrounding those trying to come to the United States, especially refugees, has remained More...

Winter ceremony joins couple at Williamsville church

Lauren Rose Dziomba married Christopher Joshua Simon during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Williamsville. The Rev. More...

Ramsey - LaBruna

Lynn Phillips Ramsey and W. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 16 Trivia Night — Buffalo-themed trivia contest as part of the Burchfield Penney’s 50th anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

St. Patrick’s Day

thurs. 16   The Irishman St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration — Celtic Cross, 5:30 p.m; Ardán Rochez Irish Dancers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville. More...