Weekly Feature



September 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Sept. 11

Events planned to remember victims of attacks

The fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States will be observed formally next Monday at two sites in Amherst. More...

Local News

Williamsville native voice of firefighters

by DAVID F. SHERMAN A man with a lifetime of dedication to volunteer firefighting has risen to become president of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. More...

Funding secured for planetarium upgrades

With a $200,000 donation, the Williamsville North High School's planetarium will be making a jump into the 21st century. More...

SWAT teams put on standby in search for Phillips; Amherst offers services

The Erie County Sheriff's Department continues to work with the New York State Police Department in the search for escaped fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips. More...

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Congress needs to address gun control

I was hypnotized by a recent headline in a newspaper: "Mother loses a third son to gunfire." Her two other sons also had died in earlier shootings. More...

Rep. Reynolds deserves thanks

I recently saw Rep. Tom Reynolds' new campaign ad and I was very touched by it. I have had the opportunity to hear Reynolds speak and I remember him, once saying, "There are no problems too big and no problems too More...

Reynolds works hard for the area

The fact that Jack Davis claims that you do not elect a person to Congress based on local issues is absurd. Rep. More...

Education

Students accept role as Earth's caretakers

This week marks the first week of classes for the 2006-07 school year, as well as the start of a new More...

Sports

East girls soccer primed for section title run

It's been four long years since Williamsville East has won a Section VI girls soccer title. But with seven of 11 starters returning, it should be East's year to shine. More...

South boys volleyball blends; North more balanced

Williamsville South has all the ingredients for a successful boys volleyball season but its top strength is team chemistry. More...

Let's light up every football field

There's just something special about Friday night football under the lights. The crowd seems to be More...

Bee There

Thursday, Sept. 7

ANI HOOVER: "Flow," new paintings, through Sept. 24, TopSpin Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston. 286-8286, www. niagara. edu/ cam More...

Night delight

Enjoy the Village of Wi l l i a m s v i l l e when it holds its open house during "An Evening in the Village," from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, along Main Street. More...

Friday, Sept. 8

ASPIRING ARTISTS ART AND WINE CELEBRATION, 5-9 p.m., 2356 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Auction and sale of artwork created by people with disabilities; $. 505-5510 More...

Business

Business Briefs

John G. Horn, a litigation associate with the Buffalo office of Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP, was selected to chair the Buffalo Philharmonic Development Committee, which began on Sept. 1. Horn has been on the board of the BPO since 2004. More...

Eastern Hills Mall marks 35 years of success

Fun-filled family celebration set for Saturday

Let's get this party started! Eastern Hills Mall will celebrate its 35 years in the community by hosting an anniversary extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at More...

Schedule of events

The Mall will celebrate its 35th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The mall will have a number of activities and events going on throughout the day. More...

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Report shows low number of women on municipal boards

A quick survey of the members of municipal boards in Erie County and in Amherst shows a startling trend. Women are underrepresented. More...

Exclusive to the Web!

Police recover thousands in stolen goods

After charging four Amherst youths with possessing stolen items valued at more than $8,000, Amherst police are trying to find the property owners. More...

'Evening in the Village' offers music, shopping on Main Street

"An Evening in the Village" will once again feature the businesses along Main Street in the Village of Williamsville from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. More...

Editorial

Apply drunk driving sentences equally

Drunk drivers are a menace to society. You don't need to be an overtly intelligent More...

Spindle items

+ SEPT. 11 - My friend and I went to see the movie "World Trade Center" this past week. Like many people, I was unsure if America was ready to relive the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. But something drove me to see it anyway. We entered More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 8, 1881 The latest information from Washington is that President Garfield is holding his own. More...

Police Blotter

BMW driver doesn't pay for gasoline

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

Williamsville receives $24,000 for Main Street work

Williamsville has been awarded $24,000 of the $290,000 received by Western New York in a third round of funding from the Quality Communities Grant. More...

Obituaries

Sister Marie Canice Geyer, OSF, head of payroll

Sister Marie Canice Geyer, OSF, 76, head of payroll for St. Mary of the Angels for the Sisters of St. Francis, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, in Buffalo General Hospital. More...

Marie J. Jakel, homemaker

Marie J. Jakel, 81, of Amherst, a homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, in Harris Hill Nursing Home, Lancaster. More...

Katherine Seitz, real estate broker

Katherine "Kay" Seitz, 89, a long-time Amherst resident, real estate broker and owner of Katherine Seitz Homes, specializing in commercial More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Center for Inquiry to feature poets The Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe will feature poets Douglas Manson and Celeste Zachritz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3965 Rensch Road in Amherst. More...

What's Going On

Caregiver group to meet at Glenwood The Men's Caregiver Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 19, in the private dining room at Elder- Wood Village at Glenwood, More...

What's Going On

Support group to be held at Christ the King A bereavement support group, sponsored by Christ the King Bereavement Committee, will hold six sessions from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Nov. More...

Lifestyles

The Dalai Lama's visit to UB will be 'historic'

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will inaugurate the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. More...

Tibetan students share insight on Dalai Lama visit

Forced to live in exile. Kunchok Youdon, Lhakpa Dolma and Kalsang Rinchen said their families were driven out of their native land, Tibet, in 1959 after the Chinese army invaded and took away the rights of the Tibetan people. More...

'Got Dance?'

Sherry Martin School of Dance celebrates 30 years

"Got Dance?" That's the motto for Sherry Martin School of Dance. More...

Entertainment

MusicalFare puts on a little boogie woogie

The most successful female singing group of all time is back - and MusicalFare Theatre's got 'em - when "Sisters of Swing: The Andrews Sisters Musical" sashays on stage Wednesday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15. More...

CONCERTS

thur. 7 .Gospel Tour featuring CeCe Wi n a n s and Donnie McClurkin, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Call 842-0167 or visit www.buffalo icon.com for more information. More...

Announcements

+ The Alden Christian Theater Society's presentation of "Mark Twain Live" on Sept. 9 at Alden Central High School has been canceled due to an illness with Mike Randall, who plays Mark Twain. The show will be rescheduled. More...