October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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PUMPKIN RUN

— Ella Raglow-Defranco, left, receives the football from Misty Wideman, who is helped by her grandmother, Galina Holley, right, during the Pumpkin Dash held Saturday at Gateway-Longview as part More...

Board seeks end to rift, pushes for communication

Williamsville schools

In addressing recent allegations by district union members regarding Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the Williamsville School Board is urging union officials to conduct regular meetings with the superintendent as a way to enhance communication betwee More...

Rath to host regional business forum

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath will host a business forum to discuss future opportunities for public-private partnerships and create awareness of development and economic programs that may be available to business owners. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At Transit Middle School, there should be two crossing guards; they would work the morning and afternoon shifts. More...

Obituaries

Eugene Edmund Cisek, orthopedic surgeon

Eugene Edmund Cisek, 88, of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Dr. Cisek was a graduate of East High School in 1942 and went on to attend Canisius College until June 1944. Upon leaving Canisius, he enlisted in the U.S. More...

Anne M. Lalli, former secretary of Buffalo Board of Education

Anne M. Lalli, 91, of Amherst, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Mrs. Lalli was born in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchison Central High School. Following graduation, she began working to help the family. More...

Death Notices

KELLER, Louis B., of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Mr. Keller is survived by his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Suzanne and Christine; one grandchild; two brothers, Eugene and Paul; and one sister, Mary. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads... digs up the best disguise

In the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

Elderwood Village sets trick-or-treat event

Elderwood Village at Williamsville will host a free community indoor trick-or-treat event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the village, 5271 Main St., Williamsville. Children 12 and under are welcome to attend with an adult. More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Ann and John Burgasser of Amherst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. John Burgasser married the former Ann Telesco on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Joseph’s New Cathedral in Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

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Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...

Town unanimously approves $120.1 M spending plan

The Town Board unanimously approved the supervisor’s 2015 budget of about $120.1 million during its meeting on Monday. More...

Village airs community plan, proposed development

Main and Hirschfield

At the Williamsville Village Board meeting held on Oct. 14, trustees presented aspects of the Community Plan, which was adopted in 2010. More...

Amherst Central’s appeal seeks to enhance district

The Amherst Central Board of Education was recently seeking a way for people to make charitable contributions to benefit the district. More...

Editorial

Cooperation leads to strong budget development

Bee Editorial

This year, the Town Board and the community worked together to create the best possible budget for 2015. More...

Spindle items

• WALKS AND TALKS — I wanted to remind the community that the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council’s next event in the “Sunday Walks and Talks” series will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 24, 1889 More...

Police Blotter

Customer allegedly steals employee’s cellphone

Monday, Oct. 13 • On Ferndale Road, a man reported that the tires of his camper were slashed by an unknown person. He said the camper was parked on the street when the incident occurred. More...

Letters to the Editor

Elected officials failing our nation

Isn’t it disheartening that as the world falls apart, all of our elected officials, in both parties, from the top to the bottom have nothing to worry about but getting elected or re-elected to the jobs they haven’t done in the first place More...

Education

Amherst Middle School launches service project

The educational professionals at Amherst Middle School are thoughtful when devising ways to meaningfully connect students to school. More...

Students complete leadership training

Three Williamsville East High School students recently completed a week of leadership training outside Albany in preparation for roles as Future Business Leaders of America state officers. More...

Sports

Sweet Home dominates South, wins Class A North

Judging by the way the Sweet Home football team performed against Williamsville South on Saturday, the Panthers are ready for the postseason. More...

North golfer Reichert wins first ECIC tournament

Ben Reichert was the top golfer in the ECIC during the regular season, and the Williamsville North junior carried over his play into the ECIC Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Sheridan Park Golf Course. More...

North football clicks against Lockport

All three phases clicked in the Williamsville North football team’s 26-6 home victory over Lockport on Saturday. The win pushed the Spartans to 6-1. More...

Business

Have Ewe Any Wool? celebrates 10th anniversary

Founded in 2004 by Linda Maslona, Have Ewe Any Wool? is now in its 10th year of selling many types of yarn and knitting accessories as well as offering classes and support groups. “Knitting is so therapeutic,” Maslona said. More...

Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care aims to provide comfort

Nearly four years ago, Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY opened its doors at 1800 Maple Road, Amherst. Dr. More...

Business Brief

Carousel Clothing and Collectibles, 6094 Main St., Amherst, will host a fundraiser to benefit Calvary Episcopal Church from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. More...