April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

EGG HUNT

— Alexa Trock, 4, of Amherst, reaches for eggs to put in her basket during the Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday at Clearfield Community Center. More...

Local News

Residents air development concerns to Town Board

¦ Senior housing questioned by area organization

Representatives from an organization seeking to prevent what they call “bad development” in the Town of Amherst last week addressed their concerns to the Town Board regarding a senior housing project that was OK’d by the Planning Bo More...

Foundation to award scholarships

The Carol J. Adragna Family Foundation will award 10 scholarships of up to $3,000 each to high school seniors who have been accepted in a college to study music. More...

BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

— Maple West Elementary School kindergarten students on Friday perform a song during an assembly celebrating the school’s National Blue Ribbon Award. More...

Letters to the Editor

Board, parents delayed inevitable

Sadly, parents today have forgotten what an education in and out of school should consist of. More...

Jeweler innocent until proven guilty

In a recent news broadcast involving the alleged fraud at RSNP Diamond Exchange, the president of another area jewelry company advised the public to “know your jeweler.” A similar concept is put forth in commercials for an area butcher, t More...

Development needs more public input

As a Williamsville resident of more than 22 years, I have seen a lot of growth in a lot of positive ways. Lately, however, it seems many changes are occurring without much thought or public input. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Village of Williamsville celebrates Earth Day More...

Sports

Sweet Home track teams aim to three-peat in ECIC II

Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams have set the standard over the past two years in ECIC Division II, with both squads going undefeated. Winning a third league title is the goal this spring. More...

South boys tennis returns state qualifiers

Williamsville South boys tennis coach Paul Gennuso thinks this year’s squad could finish anywhere from first to fourth in ECIC Division II this season. More...

Sacred Heart’s Pares to enter Girls Catholic Hall of Fame

Sacred Heart Academy varsity girls basketball coach Sister Maria Pares has created a coaching legacy, which is why she has recently been selected for induction into the Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association of the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese Ha More...

Business

Just for Kids promotes positive behaviors, provides hands-on activities

Promoting positive behaviors and attitudes while incorporating academic enrichment activities for students in before- and after school programs is the mission of Just for Kids, now in its 20th year of operation. More...

Buffalo Roadhouse Grill emphasizes food, staff synergy

Home is truly where the heart — and good food — is. Such is the sentiment backing the evolution of the Buffalo Roadhouse Grill in Tonawanda. More...

Events

Friday Morning Networking now weekly meetup More...

Spring Street project seen as environmental benefit

The Village of Williamsville’s plans for Spring Street, which are part of the Picture Main Street project, will not have a significant impact on the environment, according to information from Monday’s Village Board meeting. More...

Williamsville schools adopt spending plan

The Williamsville Central School Board last week unanimously adopted its 2014-15 proposed budget of $173.9 million, posting a spending increase of $3.9 million — or about 2.33 percent — from the current year. More...

Editorial

Reach out to people in need through senior programs

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Center for Senior Services provides many valuable resources for senior citizens in not only Amherst, but also in nearby communities. More...

Spindle items

• MARATHON RUNNING — The annual Boston Marathon will be held Monday, April 21, featuring runners from not only across the nation and the world, but also many participants from Western New York. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 18, 1889 A.W. Eggert, formerly of Williamsville, has been elected justice of the peace at Muskegon, Mich. Fine maple syrup and No. 1 maple sugar have been received and are now on sale at Mr. M.F. Long’s. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There are three vacant board of education seats open in the Amherst Central District this year. Let’s make certain that we vote for individuals who care more about kids than complying with Common Core mandates and excessive state testing. More...

Obituaries

Jerome N. Clune, former president, Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Jerome Neville Clune, 83, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Mr. Clune was born on Oct. 31, 1930, in Endicott, N.Y., to Clarence and Helen Clune. He attended St. Ambrose Elementary School and Union Endicott High School. More...

Death Notices

BALTES, Gloria M. (nee Fuhrman), of Amherst, died Thursday, April 3, 2014. Mrs. Baltes is survived by two daughters, Ellen B. Nelson and Janet A. More...

Education

Spending plan nears completion

Amherst schools

The Amherst Central School District’s $50.8 million 2014-15 budget is nearing completion. More...

Transit Middle School names second-quarter honor students

The following Transit Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year: Grade eight More...

CAREER DAY

— Students at St. Gregory the Great School on April 8 participated in a Career Expo in the gymnasium. More...

Lifestyles

Camp Pathfinder’s golden anniversary

Through two world wars, the Great Depression and all that has happened since, one boy’s summer camp has managed to stand the test of time for 100 years. More...

Heritage Village sets Hair-itage program

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will present a lecture on popular 19th-century hairstyles for women at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at BNHV, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. 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. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 17 The Sunshine Boys — By Neil Simon and presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 17 More...

Comedy

thurs. 17-sat. 19 More...

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