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March 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Buffalo foundation elects new directors

The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF) recently elected several new directors. More...

Cerio finishes mill plan, Village Board debates proposal

Renovation of Mill structures expected to cost $1 million

The revitalization of the Williamsville Water Mill and 60 and 80 E. Spring St. is expected to cost the Village more than $1 million. More...

Final farewell

Phyllis Schuster places a single red rose on the casket of her son, U.S. Army Pfc. Benjamin C. Schuster, during a military funeral Monday at Forest Lawn Cemete r y. Schuster died Feb. 25 from a gunshot wound while serving in Ramadi, Iraq. More...

Local News

Aspire receives donations for children's programs

The Citigroup Foundation and the Ballow Law Firm recently made donations to help children who have developmental disabilities and attend Aspire%27s Center for Learning in Cheektowaga. More...

U.S. Congressman seeks interns

U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds R-Clarence is looking for college and graduate students interested in serving as interns in his Washington, D.C., Rochester and Williamsville offices during the summer. More...

East Amherst dental office honored for donation

East Amherst Family Dental was recently honored for its contribution to Garth Brooks%27 Teammates for Kids Foundation. More...

Police Blotter

Couple caught kanoodling on South Long Street

(Editors note: The Bee%27s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) More...

Bee Heard

(Editor%27s 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

Rev. Carl G. Olin, Eggertsville pastor

The Rev. Carl G. Olin Jr., pastor of St. Paul%27s Lutheran Church in Eggertsville from 1969-1996, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 in his home More...

Phillip S. Cunningham, inventor, counselor

Phillip S. Cunningham, 85, a long-time inventor and developer at Bethlehem Steel who changed careers to educational counseling More...

Karen M. Schenback, retired cafeteria manager

Karen M. Schenback, 68, of Snyder, a retired cafeteria manager at the former Martin Luther Christian School, died Friday, March 5, 2006, in St. Joseph%27s Hospital, Cheektowaga. More...

What's Going On

Glee club to host show

The Amherst Male Glee Club will present The Red Blazer Varieties at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 23, 24 and 25 at 4301 Main St. More...

Boy Scout Troop 92 plans spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 92 of St. Mary%27s Church in Swormville will host its first pasta dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the church, 6919 Transit Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under and $25 for families. More...

O'Connell and Company presents 'The Lounge'

O%27Connell and Company will present "The Lounge" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 2 at 4476 Main St., Snyder. For tickets call, 839-3949. More...

Lifestyles

'The MUSIC MAN'

Sweet Home performs musical delight

S tudents from Sweet Home High School, as well as 10 elementary and four middle school students, will perform this weekend in the high school%27s production of "The Music Man." More...

Travel technology

Bee T r avel

T ravel businesses, like airlines, used to manually take reservations on lined sheets designated by operating flights and dates, clipped into binders More...

Couple plans honeymoon in the Andes

Amy Elizabeth Natanek married Lt. Cmdr. Erik Reese Baker in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at St. Mary%27s Catholic Church, West Chicago, Ill. The Rev. Burke Masters officiated. More...

Business

Time to plan spring gardens

Short days and long nights lend themselves to dreaming of spring, triggering an itch to get out of the house and into the garden. More...

Sincerely Yours

Traveling spa blends the comforts of home with luxury spa treatments

A manda Hinchcliffe was in the zone. As flames danced in a huge fire place, the More...

Rite Aid to build new location on Harlem Road

Rite Aid pharmacy plans on constructing a new building on Harlem Road, several blocks away from its current location on the Cheektowaga side of Harlem. More...

Town trying to buy Calvary Lutheran Church

Officials interested in Bailey Avenue site for Eggertsville community center

The Amherst Town Board is negotiating with Calvary Lutheran Church for the purchase of the congregation%27s 46-year-old Bailey Avenue church building. More...

Contractor starts work without board OK

Town forced to pay for $31,000 for water line work

Amherst Town Board members were backed into a corner Monday and forced to approve a $46,080 engineering contract for water line replacement on Ayer Road because the contractor had already begun work on the project. More...

District seeks public input on budget

The Williamsville Central School Board will hold a public forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in order to receive public feedback on its preliminary budget plan for 2006-07. More...

Service with a smile

Millard Fillmore's new president energizes hospital

It%27s an unusual sight. Not every hospital president can be seen every day walking the halls of the facility he or she oversees. More...

Editorial

Allow employee travel within reason

Bee Editorial

T raining, accreditation and certification are needed by many town employees in order to perform their jobs correctly More...

Spindle items

+ TIME TO GIVE BACK - Can you imagine living in conditions that have not changed for more than 100 years? For the family of the Rev. James Kingori, a Catholic priest at Consolata Mission on Brompton Road, there is no need for that - More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 10, 1881 New maple sugar is abundant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bowers thanked for a job well done

As an Amherst resident and former elected official, I want to personally thank Paul Bowers for his 18 years of service to the taxpayers of our community. More...

Don't develop Millersport parcels

I applaud the Amherst Town Board for creating a resolution to downzone the parcels of More...

Fun coincidence in the Amherst Bee

A headline on last week%27s front page caught my attention - "Natureview Park to remain development free forever." I always think of Grace Heusner when I see an article about the park because she made up the name "Natureview Park" and won the naming More...

Education

Two principals a possibility at Smallwood Elementary

The days of only one administrator at Smallwood Drive Elementary School may come to an end in the near future. More...

Sacred Heart posts honor ro l l

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

On The Campus

The following students have been named to the 2005 fall semester dean%27s list at Baldwin Wallace College: More...

Sports

Sharks' defense steps up to beat Nardin

Monsignor Martin Athletic Association finals

On a night when nothing was falling for Sacred Heart%27s offense, Sharks%27 point guard Elyse Monte knew what won her team a Monsignor Martin Athletic Association More...

East misfires in A-1 finals

It%27s easy to realize how Williamsville East lost its Section VI Class A-1 final with Olean this past Saturday at Erie Community College%27s City Campus. More...

See what can happen when you follow through on goals?

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N o matter what it%27s about, one of the best things a person can do in life is set goals. Goals give us something to strive for, give us a reason to More...

Bee There

Thursday, March 9 THE COCKTAIL HOUR by A.R. Gurney, presented by the Kavinoky Theatre, through April 2, D%27Youville College, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $ 829-7668 More...

Housewife hijinks

What happens when two male roommates plan to save money by listing themselves as a married couple on their tax returns? The answer is "Love, Sex & the IRS," at the Lancaster Opera House from March 10-19. More...

Entertainment

Trip down memory lane

Three decades of cocktails, culture and conversation will be highlighted when O%27Connell & Company presents "The Lounge," through April 2. More...

Creating musical waves

Shea%27s Performing Arts Center will strike up the band when the Navy%27s premier musical organization, the United States Navy Band, performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13. More...

A steal

Road Less Traveled Productions presents the drama "The Good Thief," March 10 through April 2, at the New Phoenix Theater, 95 N. Johnson Park, Buffalo. More...