Weekly Feature



April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 5, 1883 Tuesday afternoon the people on Main Street were treated to a little excitement by a first-class runaway. The horse was owned by Mr. Ed. Shimer, of Shimerville, and started from Mr. Peter Horey's shed. More...

Amherst Chamber's Business After Hours at Buffalo Brew Pub

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the Buffalo Brew Pub, 6861 Main St., at Transit Road. More...

Temple Beth Am to host Interfaith Community Seder

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo will sponsor the 19th annual Interfaith Community Seder from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive. More...

Lavery reaches firefighting milestone

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Straight talk and hard work have been the hallmarks of Ed Lavery's life, nowhere more evident than in his 50 years as an active member of the Williamsville Fire Department. More...

St. Joseph's names Man of the Year

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Alumni Association has named John Mecca, class of 1969, as Man of the Year in recognition of his "outstanding service" to the school. The award presentation was held during the St. More...

'Dancing with the Rochester Stars' contestant has roots in Amherst

"I'm a pretty big guy, but I think I'm pretty light on my feet," Andy Creahan said about his new venture in dancing. Those who know Creahan, a 2000 South High School graduate, may be surprised by his new hobby, he said. More...

Meeting set to discuss Catholic Heart Workcamp

St. Gregory the Great has the privilege of hosting one of the 38 sites hosting this year's Catholic Heart Workcamp. It is also the only New York State site. More...

Internet safety seminar set

Parents not only have to worry about predators lurking in the park, outside school and at the supermarket, but they now have to take precautions in their own home. More...

Dancing Dames

DANCING DAMES - Judy Jones and Mary Ann DeWald polka to a song performed by The Knewz during the Dyngus Day celebration held at the Amherst Senior Center on March 24. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

A Win-Win

A WIN-WIN - St. Leo the Great School in Amherst held a carnival recently, raising close to $1,300 for Catholic Charities. The students helped organize and run games, face painting, raffles, a rummage sale, concessions and baked goods sale. More...

Children's Hospital names speech director

Dr. Ernesto Diaz-Ordaz has been appointed director of speech and otology at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. More...

Remembering a Good Friend

REMEMBERING A GOOD FRIEND - The Pizza Plant, in the Tony Walker Center, remembers a good friend, Melvin "Mel" Olkowski, who passed away on March 28. Trained in search and rescue, Mr. More...

Gun taken off the streets

For the second time in as many weeks, Amherst police have recovered a gun during a traffic stop. Officer Jason Coyle stopped a vehicle on the 3700 block of Main Street at 2:50 a.m. More...

Village native plans to start photography business

Adriana Curcio will join the work force when she graduates from the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Mass., in June. Upon graduation, she plans to return home to Williamsville to begin her career as a photographer. More...

Community News

The deadline to file for Cold War Veterans Partial Exemption to property taxes in New York State is Thursday, May 1. Those who qualify receive a property tax relief of 15 percent off the assessed value of veterans' property. More...

Crime Stoppers seeks vandals, damage reported at Met Ott field

Those responsible for damage done at Mel Ott Little League facilities between Friday and Saturday are being sought. A $1,000 reward has been offered for apprehension of the suspect(s). More...

Student steps up to help out teacher

When someone helps a stranger she is called a Good Samaritan. And while Lauren Olszewski, 13, and one of her teachers at Amherst Middle School aren't exactly close, they wouldn't be considered strangers. More...

A healthy community: Look who's watching

Each and every one of us has a responsibility to those that we live and work with. We need to be considerate of how our actions may affect someone else. More...

Auction Planned

AUCTION PLANNED - Mount St. More...

Amherst Middle School student spends week in D.C. at People to People forum

A week spent in Washington, D.C. has changed 11-year-old Breonna Jackson's life. A sixth-grader at Amherst Middle School, Breonna was chosen to participate in People to People's 2008 World Leadership Forum. More...

Newman to seek State Senate seat

Local businessman Bob Newman has announced his intention to seek the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties' endorsements to run for the New York State Senate 61st district seat. Current State Sen. More...

Workshop set on stress, anxiety in children

Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association is hosting a forum about stress and anxiety in children at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. More...

YMCA offers Healthy Family Home program

The Northeast Family YMCA will soon launch its Healthy Family Home Program, which is free to the entire community. More...

Story Time

STORY TIME - Author Larry Dane Brimer read to first- and second-graders at Windermere Elementary School recently. Brimner met with students to discuss the writing process and the development of a book. More...

UB police recieve accreditation

The University at Buffalo Police Department was honored for completing the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Accreditation Program at a ceremony held recently on the UB North Campus, in Amherst. More...