Weekly Feature



June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 7, 1883 On the Fourth of July, a picnic will be held for the benefit of the new Catholic cemetery on Cayuga Street. More...

Corrections

The June 7 Knockout Cancer Basketball Tournament will be held at 36 Summershade Court, East Amherst. The address was incorrect in last week's edition. More...

Political News

The Women for Joe Mesi Committee has been formed to ensure the women's voice is heard in Albany. Mesi is a Democratic candidate for New York State Senate in the 61st District. More...

Helping Roswell will leave a 'Sweet Taste' in the mouth

Those who enjoy gooey treats will want to head to Eastern Hills Mall on June 7. Sweet Taste of Western New York will bring some of the best restaurants in the area together to offer their specialty desserts. More...

GOP Committee endorses Ranzenhofer for Senate

The Erie County Republican Committee endorsed County Legislator Mike Ranzenhofer today to replace state Sen. Mary Lou Rath, who is retiring at the end of this year. More...

Amherst High School celebrates 2008 prom

Showing off their prom fashions, from left to right, are Stephanie Ian Kraus, Jaclyn Phillips and Conley Brodziak. Photos by Jim Smerecak color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Mayor's appointment puzzles trustees

Some of the Williamsville Village Board trustees appeared confused following an appointment Mayor Mary Lowther made during last week's meeting. More...

District taking steps to remove use of plastic foam trays

In approving a $94,747 bid for Modern Disposal Service, the Williamsville Central School Board revisited an issue brought up at its April meeting - recycling. At that time, the girls of Cadet Troop No. More...

Inspire Learning Center opens doors

Inspire Learning Center will celebrate its grand opening with an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7, at 5445 Transit Road, Clarence. Inspire is taking a new approach to teaching and helping students to learn. More...

Summer of Music Program welcomes band members

The Williamsville Summer of Music Program is in full swing. Private and semi-private lessons on every instrument and voice will be offered throughout July. More...

100-year-old believes laughter is best medicine

On June 7, 2008, Jeannette Elizabeth Apel Christ will turn 100 years old. More...

Resident follows his passion

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

How does a person go from being a successful investment broker to dedicating his life to volunteering with and mentoring youth? More...

READING LINKS

READING LINKS - Casey Middle School seventh-grade students Amanda Curtin, left, and Allison Corretore, holding the book, read "The Tale of Despereaux" to Dodge Elementary students Briana Reaseri, at right rear, and Gianna Galluzzo, during the Readin More...

Making healthy decisions critically important at this time of year

Ahhhh. It is so nice to be able to sit and enjoy the sun, smell the scent of fresh cut grass and listen to kids playing in the back yard. But as parents we know that not all is perfect in Mayberry. More...

COMMENCEMENT

COMMENCEMENT - New York State Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, center, delivered the commencement address during the 57th annual commencement exercises for Daemen College, held May 17 at Kleinhans Music Hall. Martin J. More...

Clothing drive ends June 6

Dr. Brian A. Pokorski, of Chiropractic Lifestyle and WNY Disc Decompression Center, is collecting clothing, toys and small, usable household items from the community to send to missionaries in Nicaragua. More...

Amherst residents named docents for Buffalo Tours

Williamsville tour June 7

Richard and Priscilla O'Brien of Amherst attended the spring 2008 Buffalo Tours training class to become docents for several area walking tours. More...

SUCCESS

SUCCESS - Williamsville South High School musicians Timothy Braunscheidel, left, and Patrick Allison show off awards recently won at the Music in the Parks Festival in Virginia Beach, Va. The bands, directed by Matthew S. Cool and Marni J. More...

Kiwanis fundraiser benefits schools

The Amherst Kiwanis Club will be at Wal-Mart, 5033 Transit Road, near Sheridan Drive, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and 14, giving away bags of peanuts in exchange for a donation to its scholarship fund. More...

Public hearing set for design phase of improvement project

Niagara Falls Boulevard

The New York State Department of Transportation will present three intersection improvement designs to the public on June 11. The hearing, to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, will focus on U.S. More...

UNDER THE SEA

UNDER THE SEA - Maple East Elementary School performed "The Little Mermaid" on May 20 and 21. Shown on stage, from left, are Allie Szymendera as Ariel and Lily McCormack as Flounder. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Fast food drive-thru causes overnight disturbances

According to Village Board Trustee Basil Piazza, "I need a chicken sandwich with fries and a drink," isn't exactly what residents on North Long Street in Williamsville want to hear in the middle of the night. More...

BIRTHDAY BLAST

BIRTHDAY BLAST - The Williamsville Fire Department held a special birthday demonstration on Oakgrove Drive for Cooper Sackel, center, who turned 3 years old recently. He is joined by Shaun Whistler and Jack Chrzanowski on May 24. More...

National Weather Service hosts open house

In Western New York, residents have become accustomed to being prepared for all types of weather. More...