Weekly Feature



January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident charged in alleged marijuana growing operation in Eggertsville

A town man was charged on Jan. 18 with possession of more than 4 pounds of marijuana.  Detective Lt. JoAnn DiNoto said Andrew A. Mecca, 44, of Ayrault Drive, was arrested on Dec. More...

Local News

Police honor personnel with merit awards

On Jan. 17, the Amherst Police Department honored its personnel with merit awards to recognize their dedication to their field. The following members of the department were honored. Detective Herbert Leisingand Officer Thomas Barillari More...

Expo aimed at encouraging health in the new year

Eastern Hills Mall will present its “Here’s To Your Health” Expo, a family health and wellness event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Sears concourse.  More...

Portable storage law approved, grant priorities developed

Village of Williamsville

The Village Board has unanimously passed a law regulating the use of portable storage units, best known by the brand name PODS.  The new law will require a permit to keep one of these units on a property longer than 14 days and will limit the to More...

Police Blotter

Woman demands money from her bank account

Monday, Jan. 16  A resident of Eggert Road reported that a window was broken out of her vehicle. She told officers no items were removed from the vehicle, which was parked at the rear of her home at the time of the incident. More...

Letters to the Editor

Change your habits with recycling

As an Amherst resident, I’m pleased the town is implementing changes that encourage residents to reduce waste and recycle more.  As a waste industry professional, I’m confident saying that this trend to encourage waste reduction and More...

Support music in school district

We are fortunate to have an outstanding quality of education in the Williamsville Central School District. Our district and schools are ranked at the top in Western New York and are highly regarded across the state and beyond.  More...

Town, contractors deserving of praise

When you hear all the time about the Town of Amherst not caring for the little guy and scams by contractors — I have a good news story.  More...

Education

Freshman Seminar course axed at Sweet Home High School

The Freshman Seminar course offered at Sweet Home High School will be dropped next year. The high school restructuring project was outlined at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Board of Education by Principal Joleen Reinholz. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Rose Society sets monthly meetings Meetings of the Western New York Rose Society are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road. More...

Sports

Keenan’s clutch three lifts East cagers over South

Flames earn first win over Billies since 2008, played without head coach

Connor Keenan drained a three-pointer with 58 seconds remaining to lift the Williamsville East boys basketball team to an exciting 75-74 road win over Williamsville South Jan. More...

Fundraiser to be held for late youth softball pioneer

A fundraiser for the family of John C. Tripi Jr. — “Thanks to Tripi” — will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. More...

South boys lax boosters to hold fundraiser

The Williamsville South boys lacrosse boosters will be holding a fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sorrentino’s Spaghetti House, 5640 Main St., Williamsville. The cost is $12 for unlimited pizza, pop, pasta and wings. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26 . After-School Escape — Children, 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, Jan. More...

Comedy

thurs. 26 .A Second Cup Comedy Show, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2nd Cup, 36 Broadway, Buffalo; $. 840-0048, www.2ndcup.com fri.  More...

Festivals

sat. 28 .Niagara Wine and Beer Fest — Chase away the winter blues and sample some of the area’s finest beers and wines from local breweries and vineyards, along with food and live music, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan.  More...

Town working to correct tax bill issues

Supervisor Barry Weinstein on Monday provided details to council members on two errors involving town-county tax bills in the Town Clerk’s Office and in the Information Technology Department.  More...

Main Street planning project under way in village

Read through the letters to the editor or the comments in the Bee Heard column in any edition of The Amherst Bee, and you’ll usually see several complaints about Main Street.  “The issues with Main Street are simple: too much volume More...

Photo

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY — Amherst Senior Services Director Pamela Krawczyk, left, Frances Rutecki and Carl M. More...

Editorial

Your role in budget creation is to reduce complacency

Bee Editorial

With school districts struggling to maintain a balance among rising costs, decreased state funding and increased education mandates, the creation of area districts’ 2012-13 budgets will be difficult.  In the past, we have published editori More...

Spindle items

WE’RE THERE WHEN YOU NEED US — Recently, I was talking with someone in the community who told me that professional people who are less than 50 years old aren’t interested in joining organizations such as Rotary clubs.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 27, 1887   Those wishing a fine musical treat, interspersed with select recitations, should make arrangements to attend the dime social of the Methodist Evangelical Church to be held at the residence of Mrs. N.W. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Town of Amherst has been threatening residents with fines if they do not clear their sidewalks. I live on Maple Road, and here it is two days after the snowfall and the Town of Amherst has not cleared the sidewalks. More...

Obituaries

Louise R. Caligiuri, homemaker

Louise R. Caligiuri, 81, of East Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Mrs. Caligiuri was a Buffalo native and a graduate of East High School and the Chown School of Business. She worked for Iroquois Gas Co. and was a homemaker for 58 years. Mrs. More...

Moira M. Kelly, guidance counselor

Moira Mahoney Kelly, 74, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mrs. Kelly graduated from Kenwood Academy of the Sacred Heart and Newton College of the Sacred Heart. More...

Asa F. McKinnis, math teacher

Asa F. McKinnis, 84, of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mr. McKinnis was born in Westfield and graduated from Westfield Academy. More...

Lifestyles

Strength forged through struggle

Holocaust and Hungarian Revolution survivor dies

The loss of a loved one often leaves survivors with a sense of sadness and loneliness, but it also allows them to reflect on what made that person special and a treasure to those around them. More...

Chinese New Year celebration slated

The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will present a Chinese New Year Celebration from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Mainstage Theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus off Maple Road. More...

Walk for Melissa planned for Sunday

The third annual Walk for Melissa will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Boulevard Mall. A $15 donation is required to walk, and check-in begins at 5 p.m.  More...

Business

Williamsville residents to chair Super Sunday event to campaign for United Jewish Fund

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo will hold its 32nd consecutive Super Sunday phone-athon for its United Jewish Fund Campaign from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Financial aid assistance available for college students

College-bound students and their families may be overwhelmed by the thought of paying for college in the months ahead.  So the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation is holding its annual monthlong campaign to help students and fam More...

County tree and shrub seedlings now available for residents

Order forms for the 2012 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district is offering many varieties of conservation trees and shrubs, wildflower seed mixes and More...