Weekly Feature



September 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Board acts on mill projects

The Williamsville Village Board has moved forward with restorations, renovations and the renting of the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

AAA plans Car Care Fair

To ensure motorists' vehicles are up to par before winter, AAA will hold a Car Care Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the AAA Travel Center, 100 International Drive, Amherst. More...

Intoxicated man facing felony charges for 'crashing' wedding on Saturday

A man with severe hand lacerations, also described as intoxicated and acting irrationally, was treated at Erie County Medical Center and charged by Amherst police. More...

Community Briefs

Junior Girl Scout Troops 48 and 671 of Hopkins-Maple Service Unit in Williamsville recently toured Choco Logo, chocolate factory in downtown Buffalo, to learn the origins of chocolate, how it is made and prepared for distribution in stores. More...

Local News

Spindle items

+ ONCE IN A LIFETIME - I have taken the past week to reflect on The Amherst Bee's coverage of the Dalai Lama featured in the Sept. 20 edition. Thanks to some publication extensions we were able to get our articles and photographs More...

 THE DALAI LAMA EXPERIENCE

- For the past six weeks, The Dalai Lama's visit to the University at Buffalo pretty much consumed my life. I learned about Buddhism, Tibet and The Dalai Lama. More...

 JUST WORDS

Members of the Sweet Home Central Board of Education last week discussed resources designed to build vocabulary. Students should develop a repertoire of more than 7,000 words, they were told by Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Tony Day. More...

Obituaries

Marissa Schineller, vice president of list management

Marissa Schineller, 27, formerly of Amherst, vice president of list management at Teramedia Corp., an Orlando-based data service provider, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at her home in Coral Springs, Fla. More...

Mary K. Bart, retired teacher, school nurse

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday, Sept. 21 in Christ the King Catholic Church More...

Georgette Weast, first woman tax auditor in New York State

Georgette Weast, 80, a retired employee with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in her home at Amberleigh in Williamsville. More...

Sports

East girls soccer starts season 8-0

Flames ranked No. 1 in WNY, fifth in state

It's early in the fall 2006 season but Williamsville East's varsity girls soccer team looks to be unstoppable. As of this writing, the Lady Flames are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in ECIC Division II. East is ranked No. 1 in Western New More...

Amherst football executes against North, wins 28-6

The magic formula to Class A Amherst Central's three-game win streak, including a 28-6 home win last Thursday against Class AA Williamsville North, comes down to execution. More...

NY Knick Stephon Marbury to visit Galleria Mall

Two-time NBA all-star and current New York Knick Stephon Marbury will be signing autographs from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Steve and Barry's casual apparel store in the Walden Galleria Mall. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Dance fri. 29 . Ekaantha Seetha... a lonely furrow More...

Bee There

Sept. 28-Oct. 5 Bee

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H e re comes the bride

The Amherst Players are set to get married for their first production of the 2006-07 season, "A Perfect Wedding," Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 7. More...

Business

O'Loughlin appointed as commissioner of insurance fund

William A. O'Loughlin Jr., an investment advisor with O'Loughlin Financial Group - Brookstreet Securities and an Amherst Town Board Member, has been appointed by Gov. George E. More...

Business Briefs

Transit Valley Country Club sponsored a Pink Ribbon Day Ladies Golf Tournament for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and raised approximately $1,530 for breast cancer research and patient care. More...

People Inc. president named to presidential commission

James M. Boles, president and CEO of People, Inc., was selected by President George W. Bush to sit on the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-Amherst, nominated Boles. More...

Improvement plans to address flooding

After presenting the proposed Capital Improvements Projects for the 2007 budget process at a recent work session, Planning Director Rick Gillert said the list has already changed. Some of the added projects will address the flooding issue in Town. More...

D.A.R.E. program eliminated

The Williamsville, Sweet Home and Amherst school districts have had the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program removed from their curricula. More...

Defense

Amherst Central's Andre Hakeem and Chris Brunetto join forces to tackle Williamsville North's T.J. McDuffie during the Tigers' 28-6 home victory last Thursday. The Tigers' defense caused three turnovers. It was Amherst's third consecutive win. More...

Mohan: Fire budgets will not be cut in 2007

Lack of communication, something the Amherst Town Board has been told to improve, was the cause of another budget outrage. More...

Endler to face vehicular manslaughter charges

An investigation by Amherst Police Traffic Bureau and consultation with the Erie County District Attorney's office has led to additional charges in a fatal accident that happened on Eggert Road Aug. 15. More...

Editorial

Tolerate each other; bullying leads to violence

H igh school can be rough for teenagers, no matter if they are in the popular crowd or if they stick to themselves. It's More...

Letters to the Editor

Earth Day is every day

There are about 23 groups in Amherst that do cleanups of parks, roads, trails, ponds, bike paths and byways at least three times a year. Although Earth Day is the first day of spring, March 21, here in Amherst it is celebrated throughout the year. More...

Shop at Eastern Hills Mall

Originally from Maryland, I have been a proud resident of Clarence/Williamsville for 13 years. It has been pleasing to watch the local area flourish and grow, including the gorgeous renovations done to the Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Jack Davis doesn't have the answers

Jack Davis wants to go to Congress and claims he never had a deficit. Did he inherit his home? Just what is this perfect business that he doesn't even interview his employees? He said on the radio that he employs two companies to do that for him. More...

Education

Summer school most effective for youngest students

The recently concluded summer school program in the Sweet Home Central District has different objectives at each grade level, but continues to have positive results. More...

Windermere to host meetings

Windermere Boulevard Elementary School will host two meetings in the near future. More...

Williamsville approves teacher contract

At a special meeting Thursday, the Williamsville Board of Education voted 8-1 to approve the funding for a five-year collective bargaining agreement with teachers. More...

What's Going On

Auxiliary to host chowder sale

Getzville Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual chowder sale at noon Sunday, Oct. 1 at the corner of Dodge Road and Campbell Boulevard. Bring your own containers. More...

Open house to feature fitness club

Club 50 Fitness Center will host its first annual open house from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at 708 Maple Road at North Forest. More...

AAA to host national tour Sept. 28

AAA Travel will host Holland America's "On Stage Alaska" show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road in Depew and Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

' Phantom of theVillage'

Ghost Walk explores spooky spirits of Williamsville

W illiamsville is one of the oldest villages in Erie County, with historic roots dating to the War of 1812. More...

The Historic Ivory Coast

A frica is a tough sell. It's a destination that intertwines traveler's trepidation with fascination. It's called the "dark continent," an More...

Co-celebrants give vows

Deborah A. Caldwell married Michael J. Billoni in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo. The ceremony was officiated by Monsignor Dino Lorenzetti, the main celebrant, and the Rev. More...

Entertainment

Oktoberfest

Proceeds benefit Rotary Club and Jolly Boys

Oktoberfest will be celebrated German-style beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Main and Transit Fire Station No. 1, 6777 Main St., in Williamsville. More...

Church to host 'A Night at the Oscars'

Lights. Camera. Action. St. Gregory the Great's eighth annual dinner auction will give attendees the chance to live like a star. More...

Cabbage patch fun

The smell of cabbage will fill the air when the third annual Cabbage Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, on the grounds of the Ransomville Fire Company. More...