Weekly Feature



September 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Insurance man gives back to community

Gregory Leifer believes everyone should get involved and give back to the community. More...

Community Plan meets after two-month break

The Community Plan Committee met with George Grasser, president of Partners for a Livable Western New York, to conduct a walk of the Village of Williamsville Thursday. More...

Nutrition policy goes before Williamsville Board of Education

Youth obesity is on the rise and schools are beginning to respond to the problem. More...

Women's Christian Club to host dinner meeting

Christian Women's Club of Buffalo After Five will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 for dinner at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. Call 873-1189 or 625-8951. More...

Local News

Town Board proclaims Sept. 25 as 'Family Day' in Amherst

Several years ago, the Amherst Task Force began implementing an asset building initiative. What More...

South sets example for healthy eating

Pop, candy and oversized portions are gone from Williamsville South High School. More...

St. Joseph's elects new board members

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has appointed members to serve on the school's board of trustees. More...

Police Blotter

Man screams at closed business, wants clothing

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

Obituaries

Mary Lou Noah, retired claims manager supervisor

Mary Lou Noah, 71, of Williamsville, a retired claims manager supervisor for the the New York State Division of Labor, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Sisters Hospital. More...

Edward P. Metzger, ran golf cart business, flight instructor

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, Sept. 16 in St. More...

Dr. Shane G. Ferguson, pediatrician

Dr. Shane G. Ferguson, 37, of East Amherst, pediatrician, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at his East Amherst home surrounded by his family. More...

Sports

East High School recognized for scholar athletes

Only 20 times has a school in New York State achieved the Scholar Athlete School of Distinction by the NYS Public High School Athletic Association. Included in the selective list is Williamsville East High School. More...

Roster numbers up for North, Matthews ready to reclaim diving title

Ask coach Doug Cassidy how long it takes him to figure out which of his Williamsville North girl swimmers are competing in events at a league meet and you'll scratch your head. More...

North needs fifth runner to step up

If Williamsville North's varsity boys cross country team is to have as much success as last year's squad, they need some help from its fifth runner. The question is - who will it be? More...

Bee There

Thursday, Sept. 21

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

Festive crafts

candles, folk art, porcelain, photography, dried florals and stained glass. More...

Friday, Sept. 22

THE BOYS OF SUMMER, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com More...

Entertainment

Resident recalls World War II experiences in first book

In his book, "Children of Our Own War, A Boy's Journey," former Snyder resident Fred Bonisch shares his experience of growing up in war-torn Germany during and immediately after World War II. More...

The wild life

Conservation will be at the forefront when the 21st annual Wildlife Festival is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. More...

Music Is Art Live @ The Center returns

The fourth season of Music Is Art Live @ The Center kicks off with Doria Roberts and Picture This at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Atrium, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst. More...

Comprehensive Plan closer to approval

What has been considered the blueprint for future development in the Town of Amherst has finally been approved for adoption. More...

WATER HAZARD

Curtains of water surround a car as it plows through a small lake at Mill and Stanton streets, Williamsville, late last More...

Due date for of 2007 town draft budget drawing near

The Town of Amherst's 2007 draft budget is due in 11 days, and Supervisor Satish Mohan said he still has groups to meet with - including the fire departments. More...

Amherst police led on chase, locate missing van

Amherst Police Officer Steve Larwood was led on a car chase during the middle of the day on Sunday. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Fred Vohwinkle, a long-time member and volunteer at the Amherst Senior Center, celebrated his 95th birthday on Sept. 1. Staff from the center and Meals on Wheels celebrated the birthday by presenting him with a cake. More...

Editorial

Abusing the option to table

Enough with the excuses. Town Board members claiming they have not had More...

Spindle items

+ RIDE ALONG - On Friday night, Amherst Police Officer Timothy Carney was gracious enough to take me on a ride along with him during his 3:3011:30 p.m. shift. I have found during my various assignments with the Bee Group More...

Spindle items

 SALUTE TO VETERANS - With Americans now serving in combat overseas, this is an appropriate time to remember them, as well as all those who have served their nation in the past. More...

Letters to the Editor

Contrary to TV ad, Reynolds isn't hero

Ambushed trooper Joseph A. Longobardo was murdered, and trooper Donald Baker Jr. was critically wounded. By definition and acclamation, they are genuine heroes. More...

Nonpoliticians needed in office

In recent letters to the editor, several writers have touted Rep. Thomas Reynolds and what he has achieved in this area. More...

Education

Back to school could mean chronic headaches for children

With the beginning of the school year, many parents are focusing on the education of their children, but along with thinking about academics, parents should be aware that their child might experience headaches as a result of resuming classes. More...

What's Going On

Art classes to be offered at studio

Denise Sperry Art Studio has begun registration for fall watercolor classes. Classes will begin in September. Located in Williamsville, for information, call 634-8907 or Deeu niques@aol.com to register. More...

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. 12. More...

Rose society to meet Sept. 20

The Western New York Rose Society will present Kenney Lawton, of Turnbull's Nursery, as a speaker at this month's meeting. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC, 750 Wehrle Drive. More...

Lifestyles

Living the 'sweet' life - for 100 years

Nicholas Condrell moved to this country with the intention of living the "American dream." More...

Don't panic in a pandemic

Amherst Web site provides information

oncerns about the avian or pandemic flu, West Nile virus, hazardous weather and other deadly potential health crises or natural disasters have circulated in the media for the past few years, causing some people to worry. More...

Free wellness seminar offered at Greenfields clinic

Felicitas Kusch-Lango will present the philosophy and benefits of yoga at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Greenfields Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic, 5949 Broadway in Lancaster. More...

Business

Wine country helping grow state's economy

Fall is here again. The daylight hours are shorter, the nights cooler, and the green More...

Spatial relations

Amherst resident runs storage business

His company believes that, until life dictates it, its services may not be needed. More...

Di Camillo Bakery opens Main Street location

Di Camillo Bakery has opened its first Erie County location at 5329 Main St., Williamsville. More...