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May 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Daniels resigns, Mayor appoints Slick

In a surprise move, Trustee Ronald W. Daniels resigned as Village Trustee on Monday, April 29. More...

Main Street studied at 20/20 vision meeting

Members of the Village of Williamsville Community Plan committee studied the effects of down-sizing the five-lane State road, Main Street, at two lanes, three lanes and four lanes. More...

'Celebrate Amherst Arts' showcased June 3

"Celebrate Amherst Arts" will showcase the many and varied artisans and performers of Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Women hide in student's closet, seemed 'high on something'

(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...

Obituaries

Mary Bachman Mann, UB chair, pioneer in speech pathology

Mary Ellen Bachman Mann, 89, of Missoula, Mont., a former University at Buffalo department chairman in speech pathology and audiology, died Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Riverside Health Care Center from complications of Parkinson's disease. More...

Education

Students promote organ, tissue donation

Students from Western New York showed a lot of heart this past school year. More...

On the Campus

Jillian M. Bona of Amherst is the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship at Edinboro University. More...

Scholarship fund to honor memory of UB student

March 11, 2006 was supposed to be a birthday celebration for Marsha Valenti of Cheektowaga. More...

Sports

Amherst repeats as section champs

Maybe it was because they had home field advantage. Or maybe it was the word "passion" stamped on the side of each player's leg. More...

North boys outdoor track win ECICs

The Williamsville North varsity boys outdoor track team has been having a banner year and it continued at ECICs on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 at Alden High School. More...

South's Fridey extends hits streak, milestone

Michelle Fridey added to her incredible softball at Williamsville South when she singled in the sixth inning of the team's 7-0 Section VI Class A pre-quarterfinal win over Cheektowaga on Saturday, May 27. More...

Calendar

Wednesday, May 31 FINELINE GALLERY will be close its display of "Double Dimensions," paintings by Denise Sperry of Williamsville and DeEtta Silvestro of Clarence at 118 Sterling Ave. at Hertel Ave. More...

Bee There

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 More...

Spanish flavor

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will feature a Spanish-Latin travelog when "Ravel's Bolero: Bob Koop Memorial Concert" is held at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Kleinhans Music Hall. More...

Thursday, June 1

BUFFALO AS AN ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM, lecture with Dennis Galucki and Chuck LaChiusa, 12:15-1 p.m., also June 6 and 8, Buffalo Architecture Center in the Market Arcade Complex, 617 Main St., Buffalo; $. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

June 1-4 Gay Pride Festival Buffalo. Allentown kick-off event, 7 p.m. June 2; Dyke March up Elmwood and rally at Bidwell Parkway, 7:30 p.m. More...

Swados scores with 'Counsel in the Crease'

Attorney Robert O. Swados is forever linked with the Buffalo Sabres, and in his autobiography, "Counsel in the Crease - A Big League Player in the Hockey Wars," he makes sure his legacy with the Sabres will never be forgotten. More...

Talking Heads

The Irish Classical Theatre Company closes its season with two plays from Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" series: "A Chip in the Sugar," and "Waiting for the Telegram," Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 25. More...

Hearing officer: Town can fire Canna for incompetence, misconduct

Superintendent partially to blame for problems at plant

Anthony R. Canna was incompetent in his running of Amherst's pelletizer program at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and should be fired, according to disciplinary hearing officer Barry J. Donohue. More...

Three candidates interviewed Town closer to hiring new comptroller

The Amherst Town Board is getting closer to choosing a new town comptroller, but as officials mull that decision, concern over the town's fiscal situation continues to grow. More...

Editorial

Community Plan committee is just too big

The Village of Williamsville Community Plan committee was established to create More...

Spindle items

+ NORTHBOUND - As the former Amherst Associate Editor Victoria Spagnoli announced last week, there has been a new face added to The Amherst Bee due to her departure. I would like to introduce myself but you may have already seen my More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 2, 1881 Mr. Philip Zent has lost several young turkeys. A few mornings ago, Mr. Zent discovered the carcass of one of the turks, which had been left unfinished by the midnight thief. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post 1672 honors Sgt. Jason R. Lyon

Sunday, May 21, the A.J. Jurek post 1672 Legionnaires and Auxiliary attended a Memorial Mass at St. Mary's Church in Swormville to honor their fallen comrades of wars past and present. More...

Business leaders still dominate town

The Bee account of the Town discussion regarding the use of tax-funded abatements missed More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Theatre opens summer season O'Connell & Company at The Cabaret in the Square Theatre will present its Summer in the Square event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 through Friday, August 18, Snyder Square, 4476 Main Street. More...

What's Going On

Theatre opens 'Old Wicked Songs' The Jewish Repertory Theatre will open the production of "Old Wicked Songs" playing at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays June 8 through July 2 at 2640 N. Forest Road in Getzville. More...

What's Going On

Church to hold fish dinner Trinity Old Lutheran Church will host its annual fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 9 at 3445 Sheridan Drive at Larch Road in Eggertsville. Tickets cost $7.50. Call the church at 836-4868. More...

Lifestyles

'Good morning Vi e t n a m '

Amherst family travels to former war zone

hen someone mentions Vietnam, many people will remember the More...

Both sides of St. Martin's

Where guavaberry jelly never held any appeal before, when we stopped in at St. Maarten on More...

PalumboGarvin

Kathleen and Thomas Palumbo of Sutton, Mass. announce the engagement of their daughter Alysha Palumbo to Christopher Garvin, son of Cheryl and David Garvin of Traverse City, Mich. More...

Business

Business Briefs

James J. Tyrpak of Amherst has been named to the Million Dollar Round Table's (MDRT) prestigious Top of the Table. Tyrpak is a 15-year MDRT member and two-time Top of the Table qualifier. More...

Business Brief

Kenneth R. Papaj will assume a new role as commissioner of treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS). He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University College at Buffalo where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. More...

Designs by Denise

Business offers custom made window treatments and drapery

Some say windows are the eyes of our homes; seeing everything that goes on outside as well as within. More...