Weekly Feature



April 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CUP CRAZY

Amherst residents Chris George, left, and Joe Froustet More...

Supervisor kick starts drainage plan work

Work on Supervisor Satish Mohan's vision for a townwide, comprehensive drainage plan is under way. More...

Town Board caps 2007 budget spending at 4%

A majority of the Amherst Town Board Monday agreed to cap spending at 4 percent in the 2007 budget. More...

Town served with grand jury subpoenas

Amherst Town Attorney E. Thomas Jones confirmed Friday afternoon that the town was served a subpoena on Thursday from an Erie County Grand Jury. More...

Local News

Town's annual brush collection to begin May 22

Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 22. More...

People in the News

William Joyce, of Snyder, was recently appointed by Gov. George E. Pataki to serve as vice chairman of the Erie Fiscal Stability Authority board. More...

Network and Data security seminar set for April 27

Buffalo Data Solutions is sponsoring a free seminar entitled "Network and Data Security for Small and Medium Sized Businesses" from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27 at the Suburban Solutions Center, 50 Essjay Road, Suite 200. 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

Henry Schoelles, retired coach

Henry A. Schoelles, retired athletic coordinator and coach in the Williamsville School District, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in Spring Hill, Fla. More...

Dea ths

VARA, Irene C. (Rossi) of Amherst, died Thursday, April 20, 2006; mother of Janice Martina and Eileen Postolese; sister of Leonard Rossi; also survived by two grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

Springtime in the country debuts latest designs

Just as the spring fashion lines are debuting in Paris, the spring Fine Art and Fine Craft lines will be unveiled at Springtime in the Country. More...

What's Going On

Rummage sale set A rummage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at Eggerstville United Church of Christ, 3400 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Call 832-8663. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, April 26 LINDA ANN TAYLOR will speak from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Personal Pace, 301 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, in the Tops Plaza. She is a nurse practitioner from Natural Harmony Holistic Health Center, 1408 Sweet Home Road Suite 5. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Suzuki Strings Friendship Touring Ensemble

Music students play at world convention in Italy

hirty area teens joined 2,000 youths from around the world in Torino, Italy earlier this month to play at the 14th Suzuki Method World Conve n t i o n . More...

Couple honeymoon in Honolulu

Jennifer A. Stabler married Joshua S. Lundquist on Friday, April 21, 2006, at Grove Street Christian Church in Tonawanda. The Rev. James More...

Boyette Scibor

Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Wayne Boyette of Clinton, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Leigh Boyette, to Jason Joseph Scibor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scibor of Depew. More...

Entertainment

A 'String' thing

The 2006 Buffalo Suzuki Strings Friendship Touring Ensemble, comprised of 30 students representing many communities in Western New York, will perform this Sunday. More...

A survivor's tale

Buffalo United Artists presents a play inspired by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an openly gay, German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist More...

Spotlight on the 'audience'

See a play from the audience's point of view when Starry Night Theatre presents "Here We Sit," May 4-21 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. The world-premiere comedy by More...

Board says no to sale of Mennonite Meeting House

The Amherst Town Board Monday afternoon said thanks but no thanks to an offer from People Inc. to buy the Mennonite Meeting house for about $181,000. More...

Few show for Water Mill forum, Village Board disappointed

Few people attended Monday night's public forum concerning the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

Village Earth Day/Arbor Day event set for Saturday

The Village of Williamsville will hold its 2006 Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebration in the front parking lot of Ed Young's True Value Plaza, Main and Mill, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. More...

CREATIVE THINKERS -

Three students from Kadimah School were recently selected as regional finalists for the New York State Invention Convention, a science program offered to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. More...

Volunteers needed at Blocher Homes

The Blocher Homes Adult Care Facility in Williamsville is currently seeking volunteers. More...

Mumps outbreak unlikely at UB campus

Colleges and universities in the Midwest are experiencing the worst mumps outbreak in nearly 20 years. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Efficient good government is possible

Bravo! Efficient, good government is possible in the Town of Amherst when the More...

Spindle items

+ PICTURE MANIA TIME - It's that time of year again, and I feel the need to again remind our bountiful readers about The Bee's photo policy. I've received several calls of late asking why certain photos of large groups have not run in the paper. More...

Out of the Past

Out of the Past 125 Years Ago April 28, 1881 The bright light seen in the southwest sky last Monday evening was caused by the burning of twenty-four oil cars at East Buffalo. More...

Police Blotter

Adults play hockey, refuse to move for cars

(Editor's note: The Bee's 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

Public safety must not be sacrificed

Unique challenges face our public service agencies today. Whether it is police, fire or emergency medical service, all these disciplines focus on one thing - public safety. We have heard much about budgets, taxes, cost savings and political agendas. More...

Education

SCHOOL NEWS

Instructors Christine Tillman and Jane Andrews, from BOCES New Visions Program, took 22 students from the health and dental classes to the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) New York State Conference and Skills Competition in Syracuse. More...

Ss. Peter and Paul School posts honor roll

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

SCIENCE FUN -

Parent Kevin Matthew showing the brain, lungs, and More...

Sports

Baseball

North almost upsets state champion in Florida

If the Williamsville North varsity baseball team can take anything away from its recent trip to Florida, it's they can play with the big boys. More...

East baseball splits spring break games

Williamsville East varsity baseball (9-5, 4-1) finished its trip to Florida with a 12-2 loss this past Friday to Cathedral Prep on the historic Stengel-Huggins Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. More...

Plimpton, South softball continue dominance

Williamsville South's Chelsea Plimpton has been unstoppable on the mound this season and her trend continued in the 23rd Lady Jacks Invitational this past Saturday. More...

Bee There

April 27-May 4

Thursday, April 27 AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "The Mousetrap," April 27-May 2, the Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport; $ 438-1130, www. LockportPalaceTheatre. com More...

Business

Fitness center promotes healthy lifestyle

Center offers personal fitness training, nutritional analysis

Sunlight pours in through two-story windows as the More...

Arbonne International offers nourishing skin care

When Amherst resident Selene Kranz first heard about Arbonne International she was a bit skeptical, but also intrigued. More...

M e et i n g s

Northtowns Osteoporosis meeting The Northtowns Osteoporosis Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 in the Atrium at the Beechwood Center at 2235 Millersport Highway and North Forest Road. More...