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July 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days to continue through Friday

Williamsville-Amherst Old Home Days continues through Friday of this week with events based in Island Park at the rear of the Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Cemetery officials look to expand fence

Officials from the Forest Lawn Cemetery Group met with members of the Williamsville Historical Preservation Society Thursday to discuss moving the Williamsville Cemetery closer to Main Street. More...

HOT ROD - Joe Novak, 12, of East Amherst cruises through the car show held this past weekend at the Amherst Historical Museum. He stopped to check under the hood of a 1932 Ford model. Photo by John Rusac More...

Local News

Roussie wins SkillsUSA Championships

Sue Roussie of Amherst won first place in the SkillsUSA national championship competition in Geospatial Technology. More...

On the Campus

SUNY Erie Community College will hold its first "Instant Admissions Extravaganza" from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 outside of the Spring Student Center at ECC's North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS - An Amherst family recently welcomed Tennessee Beckwith, the fifth generation of the family. More...

Bee Heard

Erie County departments reap national awards

E Erie County has done itself proud over the past two months, winning several major national awards. The hard work of our individual departments More...

Obituaries

Robert Naughten Gamble, had 12 children

Mr. Robert Naughten Gamble, 81, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, in the presence of several of his children in Williamsville. He was recovering More...

Pasquale A. Marrano, founded local home building firm

Pasquale A. Marrano, a retired homebuilder, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital after a long illness. More...

Bette Zittel Wetzel, lab technician, involved with charities

Bette Zittel Wetzel, 84, a former lab technician at St. Francis Hospital of Snyder, More...

Sports

Changes coming to WNY high school sports

I f you're a fan of Western New York high school sports, then you're going to love what's been going on behind the scenes More...

Western Region gets added edge

As if the athletes from the Western Region needed another step up on the competition, they'll get the home-field advantage when the 29th annual Empire State Games play out this month. More...

Kensington Lions' 31st annual football classic set

The 31st annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Dr. More...

Bee There

Thursday, July 13

AMERICAN ACCORDIONISTS' ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL, through July 16, the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. International Entertainment Competition, July 12-14. Also a performance at Niagara Falls State Park at 11 a.m. July 14. More...

Friday, July 14

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY walking tour, 6-6:45 p.m. Meet at Delaware Park Rose Garden; $ 852-3300, www.buffalotours.org More...

Saturday, July 15

ARTIQUE-GRAS, antiques and art show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Packet Park, Market Street, Lockport. 434-4736 More...

Entertainment

A weekend of friend and wineries

T his morning's news included a story of a study conducted by a woman scientist of some kind, which revealed that our friendship circles are growing smaller. Where ten years More...

Tugging on Superman's cape

I went into this thing looking for some sort of humanity, a hint of imperfection from the man that is seemingly flawless. More...

CONCERTS

thurs. 13 .Go see former Tea Party frontman Jeff Martin, More...

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Two UPS stores burglarized on same night

Amherst police are investigating two reported burglaries that happened at UPS stores early Tuesday. More...

Comptroller hired at critical time

Frank Belliotti, currently the auditor and deputy comptroller for the City of Buffalo, has officially accepted the position of comptroller for the Town of Amherst. More...

Trips to the furniture store stopped

their deputies through 2008. That resolution was held until the Aug. 7 meeting. More...

Town board moves to put limits on development, term limits

Representatives of two local business organizations are not pleased with a resolution passed More...

Editorial

Stay safe: swim with caution

S ummer is in full swing, and children and adults have been looking to cool off during these especially hot days. More...

Spindle items

+ WATER MILL ADVENTURES - Village of Williamsville Trustee Richard Sweeney and I explored the 200yearold Williamsville Water Mill this past week. We visited three of the seven stories. The main floor was where Mayor Bros. stationed More...

Fiscal excess common at all levels of government

N Nice deficit, don't you think? Of course, figuring out which one we're talking about is as difficult as finding Ralph "Bucky" More...

Police Blotter

Youth misidentified as fugitive

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, More...

Letters to the Editor

Speaking from experience

I am a retired Amherst Police detective who served the people of Amherst for 25 years. In those years of service, I gave the public dedicated service and even suffered injuries in the course of my duties. More...

No excuses for not cutting taxes

Do town employees and board members need to be reminded that Supervisor Mohan was elected with a mandate to reduce taxes by 15 percent? More...

Graduation is about the students first

On Sunday, June 25, I attended my son's graduation ceremony More...

What's Going On

Benefit to be held for hospital

Tops Markets and Women and Children's Hospital will host a celebrity putting contest to benefit the hospital from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 16 at the Transit Valley Country Club on Transit Road in East Amherst. More...

Clara's House committee to host yard sale

The Clara's House committee will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. The committee will be accepting donations of household items, clothes, toys, books, etc. to raise money for Clara's House. More...

Williamsville Depot to hold event

Lee Alley of Bristol, Tenn. an avid collector of locomotive whistles, will visit the Williamsville Depot from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the depot, located at the entrance to Lehigh Memory Trail Park on South Long Street. More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 14, 1881 President Garfield's condition continues to improve. Monday night there were symptoms that created uneasiness, but these passed away and since that time, there has been a steady improvement noted. More...

Mathewson McCarthy wins Babe Ruth District Championship

The Mathewson McCarthy Mustangs played five games in five days to win the Babe Ruth-District 1/WNY Championship. More...

Pools opened and 'wading' for use

ooking for an activity on one of those sweltering summer afternoons? More...

Business

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The assets bank: how full is your child's portfolio?

F For more than a decade the Amherst Task Force has been actively working to build assets in youth. You might say, "To build what?" and you More...

Anderson's celebrates 60th anniversary

We all know just how delicious that after-dinner, vanilla-chocolate twist cone is after waiting in line on a warm summer night at Anderson's Frozen Custard. More...