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August 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Three men arrested for alleged affiliation with terrorist group

Three subjects were arrested Sunday at 190 Shetland Drive, Amherst, in connection with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). More...

Officers recognized for achievements

for achievements Sometimes while on duty a police officer is faced with a situation that requires quick, responsible decision making. More...

Budget process is the real issue

It was a poor budget process that put the Town of Amherst in its current predicament, the committee that reviewed the 2006 budget told the Town Board. More...

SHED, CONTENTS DESTROYED

SHED, CONTENTS DESTROYED - A resident uses a garden hose in an attempt to halt the spread of flames from a detached shed at 116 Ranch Trail Drive. The fire, which broke out just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Local News

DMV satellite location open five days a week

Erie County Clerk David J. Swarts is reminding Amherst residents there is another option for DMV processing. More...

Community Briefs

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus's board of officers for the 2006-07 season have been elected: Dr. More...

Five years in the making, the Dalai Lama to speak at UB

It's been five years of collaboration and hard work to get the 14th Dalai Lama to lecture at the University at Buffalo. More...

Police Blotter

Young boy calls 911 looking for friend

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

Letters to the Editor

Police force helps our quality of life

I am fortunate to have lived in Amherst for more than 30 years. More...

Caring efforts aren't unnoticed

I wish to thank my dear family, friends and neighbors for all their delicious meals, snacks, wonderful cards, steady phone calls, drop-in visits and many, many trips to the grocery store while I've been incapacitated from a broken leg. More...

Education

Help needed for grandson

He has sparkling blue eyes, blazing red hair, and the personality of a circus clown. He also has a specially made wheelchair, leg braces, a feeding tube in his stomach and surgical scars. He is just 6 years old. More...

Amherst Youth Board offers after school program

The Amherst Youth Board has spaces available for the after school childcare program at the Harlem Road Community Center for children attending the Amherst Central School District. More...

For second year, Williamsville's school tax rate decreases

At its first regular meeting of the new school year held Aug. 17, the Williamsville Board of Education established the 2006-07 tax levy in the amount of $95 million which will result in a tax rate that is 0.11 percent lower than last year. More...

Sports

Fall previews to begin next week

With the start of the 2006-07 school year just around the corner, high school sports won't be too far behind. Consequently, the Bee will begin running preview articles for the fall varsity sports teams next week, starting with the football team. More...

Evans really is Buffalo's next big thing

Seeing a speedy receiver wearing No. 83 sprinting across the middle of the field, hauling in a pass and taking off into open territory is nothing new for Buffalo Bills fans. More...

Nall makes case for starting role on Buffalo Bills

He had almost become the forgotten man in the race for Buffalo's starting quarterback position, but Craig Nall threw his hat into the ring with a strong performance Friday night. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Aug. 24

ANDY WARHOL REMEMBERED: "Uncle Andy's Carousel Horses" through Dec. 29, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 693-1885, www. carrouselmuseum. org More...

Friday, Aug. 25

AMHERST SYMPHONY CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. 689-1440 More...

Playing a ro u n d

One hundred thousand visitors flock to East Aurora annually to attend ToyFest. More...

Entertainment

Royal Academy of Ballet and Dance celebrates 60 years of dance excellence

Elizabeth DiStasio-Waddell, director of the Royal Academy of Ballet and Dance, is proud to announce the 60-year anniversary of Royal Academy of Ballet, teaching Western New York grace, poise and confidence. More...

Lewiston Jazz Festival set to jam

The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival enters its fifth annual celebration as it welcomes 170 jazz musicians to its village streets, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25-27. More...

Head to the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

The Elmwood Village will host the seventh annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, transforming the area into a showcase for the creativity and diversity of the Buffalo area. More...

Term limits

Eight years is the max

Eight years. That is all the time future council members, supervisors, clerks and highway superintendents will be allowed to serve consecutively. More...

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Hendel to return to Sweet Home High

A familiar face will be back at Sweet Home High School when classes resume Sept. 6. More...

Mohan's residence inspected for code compliance

Supervisor Satish Mohan could soon be squared away with the Town of Amherst Building Department. More...

Community News

Jason Buckley of Williamsville placed first in America's Fair turkey leg eating contest held Aug. 15 at the fairgrounds in Hamburg. More...

West Nile virus found in Amherst

Two mosquito pools in Amherst tested positive for the West Nile virus, Erie County Health Commissioner Anthony J. Billittier IV said. More...

Medals awarded to WNY transplant athletes

Team Western New York (Transplant Athletes of Buffalo and WNY) did Western New Yorkers proud once again as 10 different athletes brought home a total of 20 medals, including seven gold medals, from the National Kidney Foundation 2006 U.S. More...

Editorial

Time's up! Stick to the three-minute rule

Lately, the Williamsville Village Board has been lenient during the suspension of More...

Spindle items

+ MY OWN NAIVET - On Aug. 16, The Bee kicked off its six-week series about the Dalai Lama's visit to the University at Buffalo. I have had the privilege of being one of the reporters chosen to cover this once-in-a-lifetime event. For the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1881 The condition of President Garfield is very critical and apprehensions during the past week have not been lessened the slightest. 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...

Obituaries

Francis F. 'Bud' White, retired shoe store owner

Francis F. "Bud" White, 70, of East Amherst, retired owner of White Shoe Store in the Mill-Pine Plaza in Niagara Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in Sisters Hospital. More...

Ernst W. Scheeder, business owner, race car driver

Ernst W. Scheeder, 73, of Waterloo, formerly of Williamsville, a business owner and race car driver, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, while visiting a friend in Camillus, near Syracuse. More...

What's Going On

Rally for a Cure planned for Aug. 23

The Women's Golf Committee of the Westwood Country Club will hold the annual Susan B. Komen Rally for a Cure Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 772 N. Forest Road in Williamsville. More...

Symphony orchestra to perform at museum

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present a free, outdoor concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Class of '96 reunion set for Aug. 25

Sweet Home High School Class of 1996 will have its 10 year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St. in Buffalo. Also, there will be an open house at the high school from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. More...

Lifestyles

Ask questions: a prevention method against teen pregnancy

I n today's world, it is rare to turn on the television, open More...

Shop foreign drug stores

The recent scare, dubbed "Terror in the Sky" by the media (a broad brush, sensationalist label More...

Children of bride, groom participate in ceremony

Virginia T. Schwallie married Frank J. Andzik in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church in Buffalo. The Rev. John R. Long officiated. More...

Business

Grants benefit two Amherst business projects

New York's innovative Build Now-NY initiative recently named Muir Woods and CrossPoint Business Park, both in the Town of Amherst, as beneficiaries of a $2 million grant. More...

M&T donates $500,000 for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital expansion

The M&T Charitable Foundation has made a $500,000 commitment to the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital expansion project. More...

People Inc. celebrates 35 years in WNY

When a company that has impacted the community as much as People Inc. has, it's only common to wonder where it got its start. More...