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September 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

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Williamsville

Building Department's duties to be divided

Village of Williamsville. More...

FOLKDANCE - Amherst residents Mark Lefevre and his daughters Eliza, 10, and Miranda, 7, celebrated the German-American Festival on the dance floor held on Sept. 3 at Cheektowaga Town Park. Photo by John Rusac More...

Oakwood earns award

ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood, in Williamsville, has been selected as a recipient of the 2006 American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living Quality Award - Step 1. More...

Police Blotter

'Garbage doctor' leaves waste on Sheridan Drive

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

Letters to the Editor

Put America's interests first

It's official - Americans are working harder and producing more - but earning less. The government's own figures prove that the failed economic policies of Rep. Tom Reynolds and his contributors are hammering hardworking Americans. More...

Writer has wrong idea on gun control

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor in the Sept. 6, Amherst Bee from Mr. More...

Media must lead charge for answers

In response to your editorial regarding the drunk driving sentences, I couldn't agree more. The answer to your question of why, is the same answer as most of our sentencing problems: the judges. More...

What's Going On

Beth Zion to offer Mommy and Me classes Temple Beth Zion will offer Mommy & Me classes starting in September. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays and will host three different sections, depending on age and experience. Call 836-6565 Ext. More...

Lifestyles

'Lean on Me'

Women lend support to fellow cancer survivors

I n the lyrics of Bill Withers, "lean on me, when you're More...

Candlelight ceremony unites couple

Brandy Marie Zagorski married Matthew George Retallack in a candlelight ceremony on Friday, July 21, 2006 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Timothy Madsen officiated. More...

Voigt- Stonebraker

Renee and Thomas Voigt of Kenmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Voigt, to Richard Stonebraker, son of Carol and James Stonebraker of North Tonawanda. More...

Bee There

Enchanted evenings

Theatre-goers to the Lancaster Opera House will be headed to a tropical locale when Coop's Spotlight Productions presents "South Pacific." More...

Thursday, Sept. 14

THE DODO BIRD, by Emmanuel Fried, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, through Oct. 8, the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 671 Main St., Buffalo; $ 629-3069, www. roadlesstraveledproductions. org More...

Friday, Sept. 15

THE ART OF TRAVEL, " Vi n t a g e Travel Posters, American, British and Canadian Railroad Posters," Sept. 15-Oct. 14, with an opening reception Sept. 15, Meibohn Fine Arts, 478 Main St., East Aurora. 652-0940 More...

Entertainment

'Beautiful Lies' searches for a true identity

BOOK REVIEW

("Beautiful Lies," Shaye Areheart Books, Hardcover, 384 More...

Walking the dog

Buffalo native Diane Gaidry stars in the independent feature film "The Dogwalker," which opens at the Market Arcade Cinema this Friday, Sept. 15. More...

Chang thang

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2006-2007 season with internationally acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang in her BPO debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. More...

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Supermajority vote blocks plans for Wal-Mart

Parcel 5, also known as 4300 Millersport Highway and the plot proposed for a Wal-Mart, will not see any big box development under its new zoning status. More...

Village Board

Changes to 'pension' plan heat up special meeting

Williamsville Fire Chief Jim Zymanek called in reinforcements upon learning that the Williamsville Village Board was proposing changing the entitlement age of the Fire Service Award Program. More...

Editorial

Trustees should maintain professionalism at meetings

Trustees of the Village of Williamsville should think before they speak when it More...

Spindle items

+ CHILDISH ACTS - What would a parent say if a child came home after the first day of school and said he had been booed? There would be meetings to discuss the guilty students' behavior and most likely disciplinary action. Well, last More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1881 The Town of Amherst has just purchased from Mr. E.V. Rogers, sales agent, one of Wm. G. Osgoodby and Co.'s celebrated fire proof safes, for the use of the Town Clerk's office. 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

Lee B. Robert, Army veteran

Lee B. Robert, 82, a lifelong Town of Amherst resident who served in the US Army, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. More...

Donald B. Hofmar, war veteran, business leader

Donald B. Hofmar, 77, of Amherst, a Korean War veteran and longtime senior contractor for Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Lake of Bays, Ont. More...

Michael Sawicki, youth sports coach

Michael Sawicki, 51, of Getzville, who was heavily involved in Town of Amherst youth sports, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, in Lockport. More...

Sports

Dream becomes reality for Ulmer, Williamsville

All Katie Saffire ever wanted to do before she graduated from Williamsville East was to play on a girls golf team and thanks to a number of people who love the sport, the senior will be able to fulfill a dream. More...

North field hockey takes one game at a time approach

It's not been easy to win a Section VI title in field hockey but Williamsville North has done it the last three years. More...

Sweet Home returns plenty for sectional run

It's been four years since Sweet Home has won a Section VI title but Lady Panthers coach Dawn Kauderer-Kromer said her team has to do a few things well to end the drought. More...

Business

Dockside Village Apartments open on Thursday

The formal opening ceremony for the Dockside Village Apartment complex will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Dockside Village Apartment clubhouse, 20 Dockside Parkway, East Amherst. More...

North Forest company to build two 'spec' office buildings

North Forest Office Providers will be starting construction on two "spec," or speculation, office buildings. The first is an 18,228-square-foot building at 8205 Main St. in the Stonegate Office Park in Williamsville. More...

People in the News

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - Janice Wirth has been named first vice president and manager of HSBC's Snyder branch located at 4467 Main Street. More...