Weekly Feature



November 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Live on stage

Sonny Mayo of Amherst performs during Buffalo Friends of Folk Music’s Acoustic Music Night on Saturday at the Village Meeting House. More...

Local News

Business Association celebrates 25th anniversary

During a dinner at the Eagle House in December 1985, Williamsville business leaders Dick Rich, Dan Chase, Jack and Debbie Hanny and Trey Measer started a discussion about the lack of parking in the village. More...

Program to assist parents of children with special needs

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold “Parent Advocacy in Action” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in the board room at the Williamsville Central District Offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. More...

Sweet Home principals review elementary schools’ scores

The four elementary-level principals in the Sweet Home Central School District presented the Board of Education with a lengthy, multimedia presentation Nov. 16 on their progress in the Comprehensive District Education Plan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tree Board thanks event volunteers

On behalf of the Village of Williamsville Tree Board, we would like to thank the many volunteers who unselfishly contributed their time and energy to the most successful tree-planting event to date conducted in the village on Nov. 6.   More...

Education

On the Campus

Williamsville native and Buffalo State College student Leanna Goddard recently attended the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, held Nov. 11-13 in Indianapolis with the Buffalo State College Percussion Studios group.  More...

Academic intervention increased in district

Amherst Schools

A change in what is considered proficient — 3 or better — on state assessment scores in math and English language arts has resulted in an increase in academic intervention services at the middle and high schools in the Amherst Central Sc More...

Lifestyles

Volunteers provide assurance, friendship for homebound seniors

Israel Shmookler is a World War II veteran who fought in the Russian army. He is now in his late 80s, has limited vision, and has difficulty getting out into the community by himself. More...

Williamsville Art Society sale and show closes

The Williamsville Art Society’s holiday show and art sale will be up through Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Village Center Gallery, 5500 Main St., Williamsville. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. More...

Wzontek-Chapin

Dorothy and Stephen Wzontek of Clarence announce the engagement of their daughter, Leanne Leslie Wzontek, to William Bradley Chapin II, son of Norma and William Chapin of Lancaster. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 26 . Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) — Three actors perform every Christmas story ever told as well as Christmas traditions from around the world and every carol ever sung. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Special Events

mon. 29 & tues. 30 . Halos & Holly — A Holiday Luncheon Theatre show presented by the Clarence Garden Club featuring the fabulous Enchante’ Cabaret, a professional acting group, 12 noon Monday, Nov. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. More...

Wehrle Drive open for through traffic

Following a three-week delay in construction, Wehrle Drive is now open for through traffic. More...

Preservation

Williamsville Water Mill benefits from grant

It’s been a big year of developments at the Williamsville Water Mill, from hiring Flynn Battaglia as the architects to sending out requests for proposals to developers.   More...

Town receives funding for Snyder sewer project

The Town has received a $1.28 million grant for the Snyder Sanitary Sewer Overflow Mitigation Project from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.   At its Nov. More...

Editorial

ESG cancellation triggers greater loss for New York

Bee Editorial

Maybe it’s a good thing Lou Reuter isn’t around to see what a debacle his beloved Empire State Games have become. More...

Spindle items

• HOUSE DECORATING — After a total of seven hours of hanging holiday lights and other decorations outside the house, as well as an hour of planning the light scheme, the work is finally complete. More...

There’s plenty to be thankful for this year in Western New York

Thanksgiving is a time for counting blessings. Here in Western New York we can be thankful for many things. Here are a few of the things that I’m thankful for as they relate to my readers and the various communities in which you live:   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Sister Marie D. Clitheroe, longtime educator

Sister Marie Dorothy Clitheroe died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.   Sister Clitheroe was born July 29, 1925, in Hamilton, Ont. in Canada with the name Irene. More...

Dolores A. Kuhn, founded New Experience Nursery School

Dolores A. Kuhn (nee Ucci), of Williamsville, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at home.   Mrs. Kuhn was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans corner second state title in four years

Field hockey

With her back turned and a state title on the line, Williamsville North field hockey coach Kris LaPaglia heard the sound she was listening for.   More...

Sacred Heart swim team breaks records at state meet

The Sacred Heart girls swimming team continued to break school records at last weekend’s state meet at the Erie Community College Burt Flickinger Center. More...

Winter sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

Business

Golden Parachute provides diners with quick meals made to order

For more than 20 years, the husband and wife owners of The Golden Parachute have been offering their homemade recipes at their restaurant. More...

Daemen awarded $1.4M grant for nursing program

Daemen College has been awarded a grant of $1,425,600 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide support for advanced practice nursing students. More...

Chamber to co-sponsor health forum on Nov. 30

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Independent Health, will present a forum for its members at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. More...