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October 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Residents concerned by Daemen College's parking waiver request

The parking around Daemen College is already causing concern for many Snyder residents, and the proposal for a new library - without additional parking - won't help the situation, residents say. More...

Village Government News

YOUTH AND RECREATION Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. More...

Town Board amends special district budget, adds funding to fire companies

In its first action on the tentative 2007 Town of Amherst budget, the Town Board restored $396,200 to the town's fire districts, which are part of the special district budget. More...

Police Blotter

Hockey goalie causes road hazard

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

Letters to the Editor

Dorm decision driven by tax base

It is quite difficult to watch our elected officials place money above the safety and concerns of our community. More...

Reynolds is not seeking spotlight

President Reagan once said, "There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit." That has always been one of my favorite quotes and brings a local leader to mind, Rep. Thomas Reynolds. More...

Campaign rules not followed

If Jack Davis wants to be a congressional lawmaker, why can't he and his staff obey the local election laws? They have the signs illegally posted on corners of vacant lots, on church properties and near bridges in complete defiance of local laws. More...

Education

Amherst Schools

EXCEL aid discussed

Last April, the Amherst Central School District received $964,000 in new supplemental aid called EXCEL (Expanding our Children's Education and Learning). How the district can use that aid was the main topic at the Oct. More...

Playground builds skills for Summit Academy students

Representatives from Fisher-Price Inc., Ingram-Micro, and Fox Valley Club will join staff and students to officially open the new special needs playground at the Summit Academy. More...

Amherst Schools

Students recognized on national level

Forty-six students at Amherst Central High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. More...

Sports

Kung Fu instructor rises to rank of master

In 1969, his friend offered to teach him karate. Since then, Sif Norman Mandarino of Amherst has become devoted to his craft - kung fu. More...

Director continues to improve summer tennis program

For six weeks this past summer, South Long Park in the Village of Williamsville was home to the Tennis in the Village program for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years. More...

North Tonawanda marches over North

NT scores 30 straight points, eliminates Spartans from playoffs

North Tonawanda ran over Williamsville North last Saturday and in the process knocked the Spartans out of postseason contention. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Family Art Activities now-Oct. 13 Colorful People More...

Bee There

Bee There

JAZZIN' THURSDAYS, "Sounds of Sinatra" with Michael Mirand, 7:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst; $ 834-5899, www.jmjazz.com More...

Entertainment

U.S. Army Field Band to perform Saturday

The Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will be performing in Amherst several years after its last visit to the town. More...

Winetique Festival pours out into Sanborn

Antique vendors, fire hall chowder, a petting zoo and much more will be featured when the Winetique Festival is held from 11 a.m. to p.m. on the grounds of the Sanborn Fire Company, 5811 Buffalo St., S anborn. More...

Musical picture

Guest conductor Andreas Delfs will lead violinist Robert McDuffie and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in "Pictures at an Exhibition," for two performances Friday and Saturday. More...

Services threatened by proposed budget

Understanding the 2007 Town of Amherst budget takes a lot of time, but residents have only a few more days to prepare for the public hearing. More...

Five schools report break-ins

Amherst police are investigating two additional school break-ins reported last week. More...

First lady visits Amherst, supports Reynolds

First lady Laura Bush was in town last week to give Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Amherst, some high-powered help in his bid for re-election. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Parents need to be vigilant with Internet sites

The creation of the Internet is perhaps one of the most significant developments in More...

Spindle items

+ MAMMA MIA! - Clarence editor Kim Karcher, Bee production manager Karl Scheitheir and I had the opportunity to go to the opening night performance of "Mamma Mia!" at Shea's Performing Arts Center. And "my, my" what a great show More...

House Republicans don't understand impact on voters

Perhaps the most astonishing thing surrounding the ongoing Tom Reynolds More...

Bee Heard

Bee H e a r d

(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

Lillian E. Miano, bookkeeper

Lillian E. Miano, 83, of Getzville, a bookkeeper, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Hospice Buffalo, Inc. More...

Esther Kratzer Everett, former president, CEO of insurance, real estate firm

Esther Kratzer Everett, 77, of Williamsville, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan (and confirmed unanimously by the United States More...

Franz J. Kiefer, steelworker

Franz J. Kiefer, Franz J. Kiefer, 46, of Williamsville, a 20-year steelworker, More...

What's Going On

WIICH to host Chinese auction

Women Interested In Cystic Health will host a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimmerville Road in Clarence. The cost is $20 per person. More...

People Inc to host speaker series

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., will host the 2nd Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of October. More...

Church to host David Setzer

David Setzer of Slow Food Buffalo will talk about how to live the slow life with food at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Time to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Soon, the leaves will change color, the birds will fly South, squirrels will hide acorns and the grass will slip into a dormant state of rest. More...

'No hablo Ingles'

Kaleida Health offers language assistance program

Envision it: a person is rushed to the hospital for More...

'Why not get your child vaccinated against cancer?'

Doctor sheds light on benefits of HPV Vaccine

T he American Cancer Society estimated that 9,710 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer More...

Business

Business News

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting the Supervisor Satish Mohan of the Town of Amherst for a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at LaScala Ristorante, 9210 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Getting children started on the right foot

Preparing a child for kindergarten - with some fun mixed in - is the focus at World of Discovery Preschool. More...

ATA Black Belt Academy; Karate for Kids reaches anniversary

The ATA Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids, at 1836 Maple Road, is celebrating its second anniversary. More...