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August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum to hold Scottish Festival

The Amherst Museum will host its 22nd annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at 3577 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst. The Glengarry Bhoys, Stone Row and Penny Whiskey will play in the entertainment area. More...

School News

Tim Hartigan, a 2006 graduate from St. Gregory the Great School, was honored with the The Reverend Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Service from Canisius High School. He was recognized on July 27. More...

FIREFIGHTERS HONORED

Company were recognized Friday by the Erie County Volunteer Firemen's Association during events at America's Fair in Hamburg. More...

Music and magic will entertain at Kingsgate

Sunshine and Friends with The Magic Rob and Carol - a night of music and magic will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Kingsgate Park. Facepainting will be available at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held at Transit Middle School. More...

Local News

Amherst youth find strength, challenges among their assets

In the July 2006 Healthy Community*Healthy Youth column, information about the Search Institute's 40 More...

Man arrested after allegedly following girls

A tense moment for two girls ended in the arrest of a man on Evans Street and Sheridan Drive early Thursday. More...

Airport enforces new passenger restrictions

In further attempts to tighten security in light of London's alleged terrorist plot, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has issued new restrictions for airplane passengers. More...

Police Blotter

Amherst Police

Friday, Aug. 4 + Youths rang doorbells on Presidio Place, threw firecrackers and smoke bombs and then fled the scene. More...

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Irvin J. Lorich, past chief of Hutchinson Hose Co.

of Hutchinson Irvin J. Lorich, 89, a past chief and treasurer of the Hutchinson Hose Company in Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. More...

Marjorie E. Fisher, first Eggerstville-Snyder librarian

Marjorie E. Fisher, 87, the first librarian at the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch library, and founder of three libraries in the Hope School District of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Monday, June 26, 2006. More...

Rose Quagliana Bauda, pharmacist, artist

Rose Quagliana Bauda, 85, of Amherst, a retired pharmacist, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Sisters Hospital. More...

What's Going On

Osteoporosis Group to meet at 10 a.m.

The Northtowns Osteoporosis Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 in the auditorium of the Beechwood Center at 2235 Millersport Highway. The speaker will be Karen Kemmis, physical therapist from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. More...

Pointless Brothers to play bluegrass music

Pointless Brothers will play bluegrass, swing and rock at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at Bassett Park on the corner of Youngs and Klein roads. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Transit Middle School. More...

Speech to expore spirituality

An informal talk by Wandra Harmsen will explore the Independent Investigation of Truth and Spirituality Reality at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Amherst Baha'i Center, 2281 Kensington Ave. in Snyder. More...

Lifestyles

Community News

A graduation ceremony for members of SUNY Erie Community College and Erie County Central Police Services Public Safety Training Academy's first Pre-Employment Police Basic Training class was held July 18 in Gleasner Hall at ECC's North Campus, 6205 M More...

Coalition forms to bring growth awareness to communities

"You need to know that we need to grow." That's a message one coalition of builders, developers and community leaders are looking to get across to government officials and residents throughout Western New York. More...

Music and magic will entertain at Kingsgate

Sunshine and Friends with The Magic Rob and Carol - a night of music and magic will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Kingsgate Park. Facepainting will be available at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held at Transit Middle School. More...

Business

M e et i n g s

Niagara Greenway Commission to hold meeting The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold its tenth meeting to plan for the establishment of a new Niagara River Greenway at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Greater Buffalo Savings Bank expands

Customer service a priority

Greater Buffalo Savings Bank started in 1999 with one branch on Court Street in downtown Buffalo and has More...

Boulevard Mall adds new stores, restaurants

The Boulevard Mall will welcome the addition of three new sit-down restaurants to its current mix of 120 stores. More...

Dipping into surpluses

Town given two deficit options

The Town of Amherst comptroller's office is suggesting taking money from two surplus funds to reduce the deficit from $4 million to $1.5 million. That also includes a possible savings from other budget line numbers. More...

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SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

New athletics director breaking stereotype

Dawn Bak wasn't trying to break a stereotype when she was hired last month as Williamsville East's new athletics director, but as one of only four female ADs out of 31 schools in Section VI, she has. More...

Flooding a concern for residents at proposed Fieldstone Estates

Planning Board to address plan on Thursday, Aug. 17

Living in neighborhoods that already flood during heavy rains, Peter Wasiewicz and Chuck Ferrigno don't want to see the development of the 24-unit Fieldstone Estates. More...

Williamsville

Few show for public hearing, sign code to be adopted

After three years of drafts and rewrites, the Village Board held a public hearing on Monday evening regarding a new sign code. More...

Police Club files lawsuit against Town of Amherst, supervisor

Supervisor Satish Mohan's refusal to hire three police officers for the Town of Amherst's Police Department has led to lawsuit. More...

Editorial

Traffic at libraries will inevitably cause noise

Libraries are not what they used to be. Days of just sitting and reading are long More...

Spindle items

+ FIND AN ASHTRAY - must be really hard for the Village of Williamsville to stay clean - especially when its own employees are throwing trash from Department of Public Works trucks. As I sat recently at the traffic light at More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1881 During the past week, the condition of President Garfield has been extremely critical. Let us pray that his life may be spared. More...

Letters to the Editor

That's what friends are for

Being an educational institution located in Amherst has many perks. However, one benefit may be lesser known than others. More...

Cor rection

In the Aug. 2 Back to School special section for Moves-N-Motions dance school, Dawn Borsuk's last name was misspelled and the age requirement for gymnastics was incorrect. The sport is offered for ages 4 and older. More...

Landlords need to care about area

Oh no! Another "for rent" sign. That usually means an absentee investor landlord or an estate house on which inheritors think they can make some money. More...

Education

Board approves training rules

The Amherst Central Board of Education, at the Aug. 8 meeting, approved new training rules that allow student-athletes an appeal process if caught with an illegal substance. More...

Amherst Middle School fundraiser offers tech savings

The Amherst Middle School Technology TV Club is once again offering Shop4Tech products at a discount. More...

Campus Briefs

Rita Georges of Williamsville has been awarded the E. Lester Levine Scholarship from Empire State College. She is originally from Lebanon and is a self-employed hairdresser, pursuing a degree in international studies. More...

Sports

Hilbert College seeks part-time coach

Hilbert College is searching for a part-time assistant women's volleyball coach. The coach must be a good communicator and have a sound understanding of recruiting and coaching at the high school or college level. More...

Buffalo Bills

Training camp all different for soph class

Whenever the Buffalo Bills report for training camp each year at St. John Fisher College, much of the focus from fans and the media is heaped on the crop of rookies. After all, they have to make that monumental leap from college to pro. More...

Boxing

Mesi shows he still has a knockout punch

He may not have faced the caliber of opponent he'd like to, but Town of Tonawanda heavyweight "Baby" Joe Mesi got exactly what he wanted, and needed, in his fight Saturday. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Aug. 17

AMERICAN LEGION BAND OF THE TONAWANDAS Post 264, 7:30 p.m., Brighton Park Arena, Bromptom Road, Tonawanda; free. More...

Friday, Aug. 18

FOOTLOOSE, presented by Upstage NY Inc., through Aug. 20, 21 Central Ave.; $ 683-1776, www. lancopera. org More...

Saturday, Aug. 19

AMHERST MUSEUM SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES, More...

Entertainment

MUSIC AL REVIEW

They'll be 'your [not so] Private Dancer(s)'

It's easy to shed some clothes during this summer's sweltering heat, but to go totally naked in front of a More...

BOOK REVIEW

'The Husband' is someone to root for

Dean Koontz, a highly prolific author, has written an More...

M OV I E REVIEW

'Miami Vice' wastes a golden opportunity

"Miami Vice" is a remake of the widely popular 1980s television series, but the movie is so far from anything the series resembled, one wonders why they even used the name in the first place. More...