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March 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Waste Water Treatment Plant

State Comptroller: Pellet program stinks

The nearly $1 million in town funds paid to Waste Water Treatment Plant consultant Micro-link was a waste of taxpayer money, according to an audit by state Comptroller Alan Hevesi%27s Office. More...

Public events planned at district Space Lab

The Williamsville Space-Lab Planetarium will present a public show titled "March Moon Madness" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. More...

Former engineer defends Ayer Road consultant decision

Amherst%27s former town engineer is defending his decision to give an inspection consultant the go-ahead to start work prior to town board approval, saying it was a matter of public safety. More...

Church purchase held

Amherst%27s purchase of a 46-year-old Lutheran church on Bailey Avenue is in a holding pattern until the congregation can OK the sale. More...

GOING, GOING, GONE -

The Rotary Club of Williamsville will hold its sixth annual Wine and Dessert Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Protocol Banquet Facility on Transit Road. The event features wine, hors d%27oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. More...

Local News

Cottontail Limited ready for Niagara run

The Western New York Railway Historical Society is sponsoring its second annual Cottontail Limited train ride with Peter Cottontail and friends on Sunday, April 9. More...

Reynolds fights to protect children

U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, recently announced the passage of the Children%27s Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2006. More...

HIGHEST HONOR

Herbert M. Wilber, middle, a 23-year member of the Amherst Lions Club, recently received the Robert J. Uplinger Award, the highest honor given by the Lions in New York State. More...

Bee Heard

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What's Going On

What's Going On

Sacred Heart to host day of caring Buffalo Academy of Sacred Heart (SHA) will host the first SHA Day of Sharing Tuesday, April 4. The community will walk the streets of Western New York serving people in soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools. More...

Reading ranks high among leisure activities

Arecent Redbook January 2006 quotes a 2004 Harris Interactive Poll on the question, "So how More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, March 15 THE LUPUS ALLIANCE OF UPSTATE NEW YORK More...

Lifestyles

The Amherst Male Glee Club presents

The Red Blazer Varieties

"I know a dark secluded place. A place where no one knows your face. A glass of wine a fast embrace - It%27s called ... Hernando%27s More...

Couple weds in afternoon c e re m o n y

Megan Elizabeth Hallock married Lee Tanios Sarkis on Saturday Jan. 21, 2006 in an afternoon ceremony at St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Church in Gates, N. Y. More...

BorsickHerman

Joseph and Adel Borsick of Clarence announce the engagement of their daughter Maryann A. Borsick to Michael J. Herman, son of Ronald and Deborah Herman of Warsaw and Barbara Jacoby of Limestone, N.Y. More...

Entertainment

It's alive! ...

Karloff provides frighteningly good movie watching

On a recent vacation, I decided to watch some films from my More...

Do the Chicken Dance

Mama Mia! You%27ll think you%27re at a real, authentic Italian wedding when "Mario & Mary%27s Wedding" reception is held at Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. More...

Family Activities

March 18 Open House 1-4 p.m., Crossroads Children & Youth Center, 1050 Girdle Road, East Aurora. More...

Church sign focus of suit against village

A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court by Williamsville United Methodist Church against the Village of Williamsville over the issue of a freestanding sign is scheduled to continue at a return date of Thursday, March 16. More...

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Volunteers needed for Taste of Williamsville

The annual Taste of Williamsville, Savor the Flavor, Committee will hold an informational meeting for people interested in volunteering at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Village Hall. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Resident's retirement is boon to community

Clifford Whitman doesn%27t believe there really is such a thing as altruism, yet he seems to epitomize the definition of the word. Since his retirement in 1997, Whitman, 71, keeps himself busy - very busy. More...

Village holds off on totes, waiting for county

Budget hearings set for March 27

"South Ellicott (Street) has rats," said village resident Paul Krieter, during the Village Board meeting held Monday, March 13. More...

Eggertsville native named fire chief of Air Force base

Chief Donald N. Striejewske has been selected fire chief for More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Village should move ahead with the mill

The Williamsville Water Mill and some adjacent structures on East Spring Street More...

Spindle items

+ FAREWELL - Some people in your life you meet for the briefest of moments, and they are out of your life in an instant, much like the breeze on a windy day. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 17, 1881 Mr. P. Barnhardt smiles all over at this beautiful spring weather, probably in anticipation of the coming of the festive English snipe and and docile woodchuck. More...

Police Blotter

Dirty movie reported missing from hotel

(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...

Letters to the Editor

Columnist captured Rich's legacy well

I was extremely impressed with Brian Ackley%27s political column on Feb. 22-23 in the Bee Group Newspapers. More...

Education

Students eligible for essay contest

New York State Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, is offering high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to compete in a College Scholarship Essay Competition sponsored by the New York State American-Irish Legislators Society. More...

School accepting students for 2006-07

Pre-Kindergarten classes are filling up quickly at Ss. Peter and Paul School located at 5480 Main Street in the heart of Williamsville. More...

Marotto staying on as Smallwood principal through 2006-07

Barbara Marotto will stay on for an additional year as Smallwood Drive Elementary principal. More...

Sports

North wins third state title in six years

Williamsville North and Williamsville East hockey tried to duplicate their state title wins in 2004, but only the Spartans walked out of Utica Memorial Auditorium as winners this past weekend. More...

Sweet Home cuts down the net in regional victory

Sweet Home head coach Paul Schintzius told his team on the first day of practice that if they bought into what he was trying to teach them, they would have an opportunity to cut the net down, signifying a trip to the New York State Class A semifinals More...

Commentar y

Losing can be your best friend

Ask any coach from any sport from anywhere in the world and you%27ll get the More...

Bee There

March 16-23

Thursday, March 16 MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV and Hell%27s Kitchen Dance, tickets now on sale for June 8-11, Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst; $60 (box office; Ticketmaster, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com) More...

Business

Fantastic Sams celebrates 20 years

Fantastic Sams, located at 8220 Transit Road in Williamsville, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. More...

Pizza Plant celebrates silver anniversary

Mangia! Mangia! Mangia! In October 1980, brothers Daniel, Robert and James Syracuse decided to open a pizzeria. More...

Everywoman Community Center offers career counseling

Are you a woman who is recently divorced, separated, widowed, a single parent or the spouse of someone who is disabled or unemployed? More...