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May 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Teens help raise funds for Cambodian project

When Robin Schara visited Cambodia on a mission trip with her church, the Williamsville East computer support assistant was shocked to learn she could count the number of playgrounds in the country on one hand. More...

Board proposals to sell town's golf courses die

Two resolutions proposing to look into the sale of Amherst's golf courses died Monday night when a majority of town officials refused to support them. More...

Fire causes $80,000 in damages to Amherst home

A dishwasher fire caused $80,000 in damages to a home on Sundridge Drive early Monday morning. More...

Bee Heard

H e a r d

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Obituaries

'Cy' Williams, retired major league baseball scout

Spectators will have a different look when they walk down the aisle behind home plate at Dunn Tire Park during Buffalo Bisons games this summer. More...

Arthur C. York, 95, Windemere Elementary's first principal

Arthur C. York, 95, Windermere Boulevard Elementary School's first principal, died Friday, May 12, 2006, in his Amherst home. More...

Howard F. Guildner, retired gage inspector

Guildner, 84, of East Amherst, a retired gage inspector for Trico, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in DeGaff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Register now for Summer Kids Art and Poetry Camp at Artyard Studio, 5701 Main St., Williamsville. Online registration at www.artyardstudio.com or call 634-0989. More...

What's Going On

Jewish Film Festival set The 21st Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival will take place from May 20 through May 25. More...

What's Going On

JCC to offer classes The following classes will be offered through the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road. Ball Room Dancing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through June 13. The cost is $75. More...

Lifestyles

When you want the world for your children

Au Pair Cultural Care

ummer is just around the corner, and school is about to recess. More...

The modern-day Pompeii

T r avel

Ihave enjoyed a lurid fascination with volcanoes since fifth grade. Miss Granger exposed us to More...

Lippard named Zontion of the year

The Zonta Club of Amherst has named Marilyn Lippard as the Amherst Zontion of the Year. More...

Business

Amherst firm wins printing awards

Grover Cleveland Press captured a total of 21 awards at the annual Superb Printing contest recently held at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Submissions from the Amherst firm were among 108 local entries and 3,000 international entries. More...

Chamber celebrates grand opening of Suburban Solutions Center

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Suburban Solutions More...

M e et i n g s

10th annual Hospice Walk Celebrate the 10th annual walk to benefit hospice at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 21. The three-mile walk will begin at the Erie Basin Marina and proceed through Buffalo's historic waterfront district. More...

In the red

Amherst overspending in 2006 budget; projections show $4 to $6 million deficit by year-end

The Town of Amherst is spending money at a faster rate this year than last and, if the trend continues, financial projections show a $4 to More...

North Bailey Avenue roadwork back on track

The $1.25 million reconstruction of North Bailey Avenue near its intersection with Maple Road might be back on track, but with a new hitch - the town, not Erie County, will have More...

Soccer Association prepares for tourney

Memorial Day weekend in Amherst would not be complete without the Amherst Invitational Memorial Day (A.I.M.) soccer tournament. More...

Editorial

Be realistic about trimming budget

Joseph Weickart thought he had his position as executive director of the Amherst More...

Spindle items

+ SWAT TEAM - As many of you faithful readers know, I have been taking the Amherst Citizen Police Academy course. This past Tuesday, the Amherst Police Department SWAT team came in and spoke to the class about what their jobs More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 19, 1881 A large stone quarried in this Village by Messers. Fogelsonger, 18 feet long, 9 feet wide and 10 inches thick, was drawn to Buffalo one day last week by eight horses. The stone is for the front door platform of Mr. N. More...

Police Blotter

Man seen watching planes, writing, talking on cell phone

(Editors 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

Build a golf course not Wal-Mart

I would like to propose an idea that might solve many problems faced by the residents of North Amherst. More...

Hidden 'sham' in federal bill

By the narrow margin (217-213 vote) and even with 20 Republican votes against, the U.S. House of Representatives on May 3 passed a very weak response to the need for lobby reform. More...

Education

Mill Middle School posts honor roll

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

Williamsville PTSA Council gives annual awards

The Williamsville Parent Teacher Student Council (PTSA) recently announced the winners of its annual More...

SHARING CULTURES

- Claire Kim, a second grader at Dodge Elementary School, left, shows a native Korean dress to fourth-grader Katie Wolf during the school's Dodge Around the World event, Friday, May 12. More...

Sports

South's Fridey swings for state records

The roots of Michelle Fridey's softball hitting abilities can be traced back to one fateful summer during Amherst Girls Softball 12 and under. More...

South edges Depew, keeps league win streak alive

It was a playoff atmosphere at Williamsville South on Wednesday, May 10 as the Lady Billies edged Depew, 2-1 to win its ninth straight ECIC divison title. More...

South ready for Morabito tournament

The Williamsville South softball team's only two losses last year were 2-1 decisions to Section V's Our Lady of Mercy and Section IV's Susquehanna Valley. This weekend, the Lady Billies can avenge both defeats in one day. More...

Bee There

Thursday, May 18

ART METROPOLIS 2006, through June 24, Museum of European Art, 10545 Main St., Clarence; free. 759-6078 More...

'Summer Nights'

The Rydell High Class of '59 is back in TNT Productions' "Grease," Friday, May 19, through Sunday, June 11, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. More...

Friday, May 19

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CATHEDRAL RECITALS, More...

Entertainment

Blues, Bikes & BBQ takes over Chippewa

The fourth annual Blues, Bikes & BBQ revs up for another season of bikes, music and fun along Chippewa Street in downtown Buffalo. More...

A Pick of the Crop commission

Pick of the Crop Dance has commissioned New York City Ballet choreographer Jessica Lang for a world premiere work to be premiered in Buffalo. More...

Jewish film festival projected for Buffalo

The 21st annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival will be screened from Saturday, May 20, through Thursday, May 25, at two local theatres. More...