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November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, left, walks along Main Street near Village Artisans with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who visited the village in support of Small Business Saturday. More...

Local News

Holiday in the Village set for Saturday

The Village of Williamsville will transform into a holiday haven on Saturday, Dec. More...

Children’s Psychiatric Center to close

Hope lost

The word “hope” surrounded years of fighting to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center open. More...

Crossroads Lutheran to hold holiday concert

The second performance in Crossroads Lutheran Church’s 2016-17 Community Concert Series will feature Buffalo’s longest established music organization, the Chromatic Club of Buffalo.  The show will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Flag banging on door alarms resident

Saturday, Nov. 19  • Police were called after a white man around 30 years old came to a home on Wellington Court and was banging on the door even though the house was dark. More...

Letters to the Editor

Family grateful for worker’s help

I want people to know how well maintained the Audubon Par 3 course is. This is due to Jack Leising’s interest and huge effort.  There is a memorial tree for my husband on the course, which suffered during the drought. More...

Country needs to remain unified

An election once seen as a unification process has evolved into more hate and division, or so it seems.  Mr. Sherman was correct in his understanding of the current mess. Let’s give peace a chance. More...

Sports

South boys basketball team is ‘work in progress’

Billies return All-Bee Player of the Year

Last year was arguably the greatest season in the history of Williamsville South boys basketball.  The Billies finished 22-3 and advanced to the Class A New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals for the first time in scho More...

East’s Steffan to play baseball at Canisius

Mike Steffan’s decision to attend Canisius College and play baseball for the Golden Griffins next year was a win-win for everyone.  The Williamsville East senior liked the school and the baseball program on his visit, and Golden Griffins c More...

East boys hoops focused on daily improvement

Williamsville East boys basketball coach R.J. Killinger is not concerned about wins and losses as much as seeing improvement from his team on a daily basis.  More...

Business

Former hotel to become Reikart House

Under the ownership of Iskalo Development Corp., the former Lord Amherst Motor Lodge will reopen in spring 2017 as Reikart House, a 93-room boutique hotel at 5000 Main St., Amherst, near the Interstate 290 interchange.  More...

ECC, foundation to use $10K donation for scholarships

Erie Community College and the ECC Foundation formally accepted a $10,000 donation toward scholarships from Key- Bank last week.  More...

Chamber employee receives insurance broker license

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce now has a third insurance broker on its staff, as Olivia Dann recently received her insurance brokerage license.  According to Chamber officials, Dann’s license comes just in time for open enrollment as the More...

Williamsville schools discuss possible budget gap, audit

Following its review of a financial analysis of the district’s 2015-16 audit, the Williamsville School Board discussed the effects of an estimated budget gap of $1 million that would need to be bridged during development of the 2017-18 spending More...

AMVETS post to recognize Pearl Harbor Day

AMVETS Post 49 will hold its annual Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Editorial

Closing CPC harms children’s mental health

Bee Editorial

Hope is not tangible. It is not bought or sold. More...

Spindle items

• POSTER PRIZE — The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association will host its annual poster competition in conjunction with the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show. The Buffalo Auto Show will be held Feb. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 3, 1891   Today, Mr. R.F. Parsons, president of the Buffalo and Williamsville Electric Railway, made The Bee a pleasant call. We learned that tomorrow, Messrs. Jacob and B.F. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s amazing that, with all the pedestrians being killed on Niagara Falls Boulevard jaywalking, people still jaywalk and walk in the streets when there are sidewalks. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CADENHEAD, David Allan, of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Mr. Cadenhead is survived by one child, Rhona, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, May. More...

Education

Open enrollment program set for 2017-18

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board during its Nov. More...

Amherst Middle School posts first-quarter honor roll

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Heim Middle School names recipients of honor roll

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fairgrounds celebrates Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg has become a holiday tradition for many in Western New York. The 17-night festival kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend — Friday through Sunday. More...

Beechwood plans Christmas activities

The Beechwood Service Guild will hold its annual Christmas Tea and Mini Bazaar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Beechwood Homes, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst. The Kenmore United Methodist Women will serve as hostesses.   More...

Special Christmas events set at BNHV

A Victorian Christmas, breakfast with Santa and a holiday tea are among the events planned for the month of December at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  The second annual “Taste of Christmas Past,” a menu of Victorian Christmas rec More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 2 The Scintas — The group will bring their much-loved Christmas show to local fans at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org More...

Special Events

fri. 2   Meat Raffle — Along with basket raffles and special meat raffles, presented by the Parent Guild of Timon, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo; $.  sat. 3   More...

Theatre

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