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May 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Artist from Snyder blossoms in Rochester

Alissa Cloen knew from the time she was in elementary school that she wanted to be an artist or teacher. Today she proudly admits she is a little bit of both. More...

PLANT TOUR

Amherst Town Board member Michael McGuire, left, talks with Bob Hochreiter, chief of solids handling at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, about maintenance and upgrades during a tour of the plant on Tuesday, April 25. More...

Village commitee discusses future land use

The 20/20 Vision Community Plan Committee for the future Village of Williamsville discussed changing areas into "mixed zoning." More...

Local News

People in the News

Harry G. Meyer, a partner in Hodgson Russ' Real Estate and Finance Practice Group, was a panelist at the recent "Flipping and Fraudulent Flipping of Real Estate: Do You Know the Difference?" seminar, held recently at Erie Community College. More...

UB receives $336,371 grant

The University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth recently received a $336,371 grant from the John R. Oisheri Foundation to develop phase two of the recently launched Regional Knowledge Network. More...

Immigration, crime control focus of UB event

With the recent debates and protests over U.S. immigration policy as a backdrop, the University at Buffalo's (UB) Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy will present the conference "Merging Immigration and Crime Control." More...

Police Blotter

Woman calls police, says she was shortchanged on lottery winnings

(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

Amherst does not need Wal-Mart

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor titled "Allow Wal-Mart to Move Ahead," published in The Bee April 18 by Mr. Richard Brox. More...

Education

Sacred Heart honored for wining third consecutive high school mock trial

The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, located 3860 Main Street, Amherst, was recently honored at the Bar Association of Erie County's Law Day 2006 luncheon for winning the 2006 high school mock trial tournament. More...

St. Leo the Great accepting students

St. Leo the Great School is now accepting registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2006-07 school year. More...

Mount St. Mary Academy posts honor roll

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

What's Going On

Food Shuttle volunteers needed

The Food Shuttle of Western New York needs volunteers to drive surplus perishable food from local supermarkets, restaurants and bakeries to shelters, soup kitchens and several food pantries in the community. More...

Officials approve new Zoning Code Ordinance

Town planning officials now have a tool to help them better enforce Amherst's Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan. More...

ARBOR DAY -

Dave Paradowski, senior forester for Region 9, and his son, Ethan, meet with Charles Akers, chairman of the Williamsville Tree Board, at Saturday's celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day at More...

Lifestyles

Still Making Waves

Retired resident offers swimming lessons; won competitions, set records

ob Tannehill is the type of person who strives to be the best that he can be. It is something he tries to instill in his students. More...

Cruise is 'too much vacation'

Bee T r avel

It's all a blur. I never thought it could happen, but I actually visited places I instantly forgot. More...

Dawn Woollacott marries Christopher Schregel

Dawn A. Woollacott married Christopher P. Schregel in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Calvary Episcopal Church. The Rev. Steven Metcalfe officiated. More...

Entertainment

MusicalFare extends production of 'Urinetown'

"Urinetown" has extended its production at MusicalFare because it has been a box office hit. More...

Gershwin f i re w o r k s

Buffalo native William Eddins returns home this weekend to perform George Gershwin's Concerto for Piano in F Major with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. More...

Arthurian production

The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda will be transformed into "Camelot," with performances May 5 through 20. More...

Yom Hashoah

The Jewish Community Center on North Forest Road was the site of a commemoration of Yom Hashoah and the death of six million Jews from 1933-1945. Cantor David Goldstein, left, was one of the featured guests. More...

County and state to combine forces to begin Transit-Wehrle construction

The Erie County and New York State Departments of Transportation will combine efforts to begin construction on Transit and Wehrle drives. More...

Beechwood Service Guild to install officers, hold Hug-a-bear event

The Beechwood Service Guild will install its officers and hold a special program Wednesday, May 3, at the Beechwood Residence on Millersport Highway in Getzville. More...

Police look to create 'special victims' unit

The Amherst Police Department investigates approximately 1,200 domestic violence cases per year. That's about three per day, and the number increases on the weekends. More...

Board OKs hotel rezoning near UB

Plans for a new hotel near the University at Buffalo got a boost Monday after the Amherst Town Board agreed to rezone more than two acres of land on Sweet Home Road from research development to general business. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Finally, a new Zoning Code Ordinance It took only slightly more than two years, but the Town of Amherst finally has its newly More...

Spindle items

+ RIVERKEEPER - I guess growing up in a conservation friendly home really did rub off on me. As faithful readers of The Bee, I'm sure many of you know, by now, my stance on littering. I think it's one of humanity's must disgusting More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 5, 1881 Mr. H.M. Long has purchased of Mr. Wm. Nolte a gasoline stove, which, as a convenience and comfort to house-keepers in the warm months cannot be surpassed, as they do not heat a house as a coal or wood stove does. More...

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

Dr. Raymond G. Hunt, UB professor, author

Dr. Raymond G. Hunt, 77, of Amherst, a professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo, died More...

Kenneth O. Peterson, builder

Kenneth O. Peterson, 73, of Amherst, a builder, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Millard More...

Dea ths

BOND, Marjorie R. of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006; sister of Arthur J. Macer, Jr. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 29 at the Harry A. Wedekindt Funeral Home. If desired, memorials to the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Ed. More...

Sports

Frontier loss could be costly for North boys lacrosse

Williamsville North's 6-5 home loss to Frontier on Tuesday, April 25 is a game the Spartans would like to have back. And it's not just because it was the team's Class A opener. More...

South softball win streak ends at 78

The last time Williamsville South softball lost a regular season game was three years ago in the Lady Jacks Invitational. Fast forward three years and South's win streak against local competition has been halted in the same tournament. More...

NHL

Momentum defines Sabres-Flyers series

They say a playoff series doesn't begin until the road team wins a game. More...

Bee There

May 4-11

Thursday, May 4 FLASH OF BRASS, gospel, 7 p.m., Alden Mennonite Church, 923 Two Rod Road, Alden. 937-6977 More...

Business

Baby Talk

Baby Talk Sign language enhances learning in infants

Tantrums no more. Nonverbal children often cry or get frustrated when they cannot communicate what they want. More...

Hollywood Hair Design opens on Niagara Falls Boulevard

Want that smooth up-do sported by Keira Knightley at the Oscar awards or maybe that classic George Clooney look? More...

New name announced for UB Practice Plan

The University at Buffalo (UB) recently unveiled a new name and identity for the UB Practice Plan. The new name is UBMD and communicates the duality of the 450 UB professors who are also physicians within the group. More...