Weekly Feature



November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville celebrates season all day Saturday

The Village of Williamsville and the Williamsville Business Association will kick off the holiday season starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Local News

University at Buffalo awarded grant for Arts in Healthcare

The National Endowment for the Arts will award 863 grants to organizations and individual writers across the country, including The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, which will receive $30,000 to support the Arts in Healthcare Residen More...

Amherst High School students place high at competition

On Nov. More...

Iskalo to undertake mill project

Iskalo Development has decided to go ahead with the redevelopment of the Williamsville Water Mill.  Under an agreement signed in April, the development firm had been given six months to further examine the structure and make final determination More...

Police Blotter

Pumpkin smashing creates neighborhood problem

Monday, Nov. 21    Two wheels were reportedly stolen during the night from a vehicle parked in the lot of a vehicle repair shop on North French Road.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidate thanks voters for support

Every holiday season, I give thanks for my wonderful friends and family and the vibrant community I call home.  This year, I must also give thanks to the voters of the 148th Assembly District who have given me the honor of representing them in s More...

New parking rules will provide safety

As a resident of Brambly Court, I would like to thank the Amherst Town Board, Supervisor Barry Weinstein, the Amherst Traffic and Safety Board and Independent Health for promptly addressing the hazardous parking situation that was on International Dr More...

School performances are outstanding

Members of the Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board attended the Nov. 15 Williamsville High School’s District Concert in an effort to more fully support and learn about our town’s cultural events.  More...

Education

Amherst High School names first quarter honor roll students

The following students at Amherst Central High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Youth news

Joseph Montalbanoof Amherst was named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year at Western New York Maritime Charter School. More...

Sports

Sophomore point guard leads North boys hoops

It can be argued that the best player in ECIC Division I boys basketball this year resides at Williamsville North.  Sterling Taplin, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore, returns for his third year as the team’s starting point guard. More...

Large Lady Panthers’ roster loaded with depth

Sweet Home girls basketball coach Matt LaRoach will have a lot of options on the court this year.  That is because LaRoach is fielding the biggest roster in his eight-year coaching career — 15 players — and does not see a drop-off fr More...

Winter sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the ice hockey and wrestling teams. More...

Business

Village Artisans displays animated elves in storefront for holidays

In developing an eye-catching storefront for the holiday season, Debbie Steinbruckner thought about her childhood memories of Christmas displays at department stores.  Steinbruckner features assorted jewelry, home decorations and collectibles at More...

Rosa brothers open new furniture store

The sons of a former Western New York furniture store owner have decided to take over the family business by opening stores in Tonawanda, near its border with Amherst, and Cheektowaga.  Tony, David and Paul M. More...

Pets welcome at mall’s expo

Eastern Hills Mall will host a pet-friendly Family & Pet Palooza Holiday Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the J.C. More...

Iskalo to present Mill plan on Dec. 19

Iskalo Development will present their general plans for the redevelopment of the Williamsville Water Mill to the Village Board and the Mill Committee in a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. near Cayuga. More...

Police determine Rodemeyer incidents not prosecutable

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette stands in front of the new Amherst Veterans Memorial at Amherst State Park, off Mill Street near Sheridan Drive. A dedication ceremony for the   More...

Walter takes oath as assemblyman

Although his administration is not yet fully staffed and items are still being moved into his office, Ray Walter officially became a member of the State Assembly after taking the oath of office on Nov. 21 in Albany.  More...

Editorial

We must learn from Jamey Rodemeyer’s case

Bee Editorial

We share in the dissatisfaction expressed by Amherst Police Chief John Askey about not being able to prosecute anyone regarding circumstances and events surrounding the Sept. 18 suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer.  More...

Spindle items

A MEMORIAL — The completed Amherst Veterans Memorial is a great way for the town to honor everyone who has served in the armed forces. I think everyone involved in its creation should be commended for their hard work. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 2, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Does Williamsville need another hotel? Aren’t there sufficient hotel rooms at the airport, in downtown Buffalo and at the UB North Campus to service all the visitors to our area? More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BAKERT, Michael, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Mr. More...

Dr. Bernard M. Reen, cardiologist

Dr. Bernard M. Reen, 83, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  Dr. More...

Richard Janora, State Police investigator

Richard “Dick” Janora, 68, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Monday, April 4, 2011.  Mr. Janora was born in Buffalo and attended Sloan High School. He enlisted in the U.S. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On?

Fibromyalgia Support Group sets meeting   More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony offers holiday ‘flight’ of fancy

If you were a child or raised a child during the 1980s, “The Snowman” was probably a winter staple. More...

Beechwood Service Guild sets Christmas tea

Beechwood Service Guild will hold a Christmas tea and bazaar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the auditorium at 2235 Millersport Highway. The hostesses will be Pendleton UMC. A free will offering will be taken. More...

Spanos-Parent

Barbara and Thomas Spanos of Snyder announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Spanos, to Matthew Parent, son of Barbara Parent of Marmora, N.J., and the late Brian Parent.  More...

Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 2 . Handel’s Messiah — This holiday season, come see this masterpiece performed with a period Baroque orchestra presented by Friends of Music at St. More...

Family Activities

. After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Performance

fri. 2 . A Christmas Pie — The Freudig Singers invite you to bring your friends and your appetite as the serve up seasonal music and traditional dessert reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. More...