Weekly Feature



August 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Artist brings life to floral paintings

The final days are approaching to view Linda Lucas' paintings at the Everything Tropical show, currently on display at the Sunset Imaging Gallery at 7166 Transit Road, across from Transitown Plaza. More...

BEDROOM FIRE

Getzville firefighters stretch a hose line to the front door of a home at 366 Robinhill Drive shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27 after residents reported a bedroom fire. Chief Ray Fiegl estimated damage at $70,000. Police reported that a More...

Six-month investigation leads to felony charges

After a six-month investigation, Amherst police have charged an Amherst resident with six counts of possession of obscene materials involving a sex act by a child. More...

Local News

Community News

+ Sally Bloom of Williamsville recently was awarded first place in her first photography competition. Her entry, "Pedicure" won first place at the Art Center Sarasota's third annual photography show, a statewide competition in Florida. More...

Field of Fairies puppet show planned at Eastern Hills Mall

Instead of watching Saturday morning cartoons, gather up the family and head to Eastern Hills Mall for the popular Children's Summer Theater Camp. More...

As seen on TV

Former resident walks the acting path

Former Amherst resident Steve Abbott had something happen to him in Los Angeles that doesn't happen to many people. He was hired for the first acting role he auditioned for. 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...

Education

Amherst Schools

Middle school principal visits, learns about Korea

South Korea was never considered a vacation stop for the Klein family but will be in the future thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime trip taken by Amherst Middle School Principal Diane Klein. More...

Casey Middle School posts merit rolls

Students achieving the merit rolls at Casey Middle School for fourth marking period of the 20052006 school year are posted: More...

Honor Roll

St. Mary's High School in Lancaster recently announced the following Amherst students have achieved first and second honors roll for the recently completed fourth quarter of the 2005-2006 school year: More...

Sports

ESG - Gymnastics

Western Region vaults past all others

Western Region scholastic women's coach Lisa Stumpf said heading into this year's Empire State Games that last year's six-point margin of victory was a fluke and couldn't happen again. More...

ESG - Hockey

Scholastic ices region's seventh straight gold

At noon on Saturday, the puck was dropped at Frank Ritter Arena at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the final scholastic hockey contest of this year's Empire State Games. More...

ESG - Athletics

Western confronts rain, collects medals

A relentless rainstorm lasted for hours Friday morning at the University of Rochester's Fauver Stadium, but it could not wash away the Western Region's ability to medal in athletics at the Empire State Games. More...

Bee There

Aug. 3-10

Thursday, Aug. 3 BUFFALO GATEWAY SHOW CHORUS, 7 p.m., West Seneca Bandshell, behind Town Hall, 1250 Union Road, West Seneca. More...

Entertainment

M OV I E REVIEW

'Clerks II': The saga continues

As a former employee of a fast food restaurant and a regular server of the public for most of my college years, I've always carried a certain affinity for director Kevin Smith. More...

Concerts

thurs. 3 .You'll probably get "Blister[s] in the Sun," but get "Gone Daddy Gone" and see Milwaukee's More...

Performance

now-Aug. 6

Infringement Festival - Various venues and the streets of Allentown, Buffalo. Go see plays, concerts, exhibitions and much, much more. More than 110 projects spread out in more than 20 venues for this second annual event. More...

Town budget

Chamber committee confirms overspending

While those working in Amherst Town Hall haven't found a solution to the deficit problem, an Amherst Chamber of Commerce committee has completed its review of the 2006 budget. More...

Sutton halts Rinewalt project to accommodate residents

David Sutton bought the lot at 80 Rinewalt St., in the Village of Williamsville approximately one year ago with the intention of building two double-family homes. More...

Heavy rains saturate sections of town

"Saturday we had 1 to 2 inches of rain in two hours. That is a 25to 50-year storm. Our storm system is designed to handle a 10-year storm," said Jeff Burroughs, Amherst town engineer. "We were outmatched to handle the volume of water we got." More...

Soil mixture could save village trees

The Williamsville Department of Public Works tore down several dead trees this past summer. More...

Librar y

Rental collection program grows

When the wait list for a particular popular book grows to more than 100 people, library patrons have a few options: continue to wait, go out and purchase the book, or, as part of a new library initiative, pay 50 cents to rent it. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Put a lid on it, change the garbage code

Recently, a few Village of Williamsville residents complained to trustees that More...

Spindle items

+ STORM STORIES - When I got to the office Monday morning, there were several tips about how the weekend weather affected Amherst. I was actually out of town, visiting friends in Syracuse, and missed the Western New York version of More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1881 As Mrs. Joseph Deazley was pulling some weeds in her garden Tuesday, she found an ancient silver coin dated 1782. More...

Police Blotter

Customer running late sparks bank suspicions

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

Letters to the Editor

Justification of tree removal Before a town board resolution is even considered who looks if civil constitutional and personal property laws are being violated? More...

What's Going On

Diana Gatewood, real estate broker

Diana Gatewood, 64, a broker associate and top agent for MJ Peterson Real Estate, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, in her East More...

Dea ths

Elizabeth P. "Libby" Martin, 81, of Richmond, Va., died Sept. 21, 2005; wife of Calvin; two daughters, Sarah Martin and Cynthia Hatch; two sons, Jim and Charles; also survived by four grandchildren. Martin's family lives in Williamsville. More...

What's Going On

Center to feature speakers The Center for Inquiry Literary Caf, 3965 Rensch Road, will feature Michael Kelleher, artistic director of Just Buffalo Literary Society and Ethan Paquin, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. More...

Lifestyles

BACK TO SCHOOL

Tips for incoming college freshmen

t's about that time of year when recent high school graduates get ready for the "best years" of their lives. More...

Women's accounting organization seeks additional members

The American Society of Women Accountants is seeking new members for its 2006-07 year. More...

Bee T r avel

Space travel - at other worldly prices

Ioften wonder what happened to the tickets people purchased in the 1970s for Pan Am flights to the More...

Business

Western Division Federal Credit Union receives charter approval

Western Division Federal Credit Union, the largest employer based credit union in Western New York, is the first area credit union to be awarded a multicounty community charter from the National Credit Union Administration. More...

Eggert Road dentist office centered on family practices

Dr. Robert G. Jauch has recently joined his father Dr. David E. Jauch Sr.'s general dentistry practice at 1895 Eggert Road, near the corner of Bailey Avenue. More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center adds Fitness Center

With so much going on inside, the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center needed an addition to fit everything into the 1641 N. French Road building. More...