Weekly Feature



October 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent: schools to remain closed until safety guaranteed

A week off from school is typically a student's dream. However, the early snowstorm that knocked out power and downed trees throughout the Town of Amherst turned into a superintendent's nightmare. More...

Officials warn of lengthy cleanup process

Director of emergency services leads operations

There has never been a reported storm like it to hit Amherst. Never has that much snow been recorded in October. Never have so many trees been damaged. And never has a power outage impacted so many residents. More...

Traffic study requested for Main Street

State Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-C-I - Williamsville, has asked the New York State Department of Transportation to initiate a traffic study on Main Street in Williamsville. More...

Neighbors join forces to clean up devastation

The surprise snow storm that devastated Western New York this past Thursday evening split century old trees, resulting in downed power lines and More...

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Local News

Village residents reject request to build curb cut at public hearing

Several Williamsville residents spoke out against the proposed installation of a curb cut from the Center for Plastic Surgery onto Spring Street. More...

Public hearing on budget rescheduled, school tax deadline extended

The Town of Amherst cancelled the Oct. 16 public hearing on the proposed 2007 budget due to damages from the storm. More...

Mall-o-ween set for Oct. 29

Eastern Hills Mall will host a free Mall-O-Ween "spook-tacular" event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at the mall, 4545 Transit Road. More...

Police Blotter

Hours before storm - turkeys on police radar

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

Daniel Kinsley Amigone, retired health administrator, war veteran

Daniel Kinsley Amigone, a retired health administrator and decorated Vietnam War veteran More...

Joyce S. Odien, retired teacher

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Gregory the Great on Oct. 7 for Joyce S. Odien, 61, of More...

Mary Anne Doro, homemaker

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 250 Saint Gregory Ct., Williamsville, More...

What's Going On

Calendar

Family Activities Oct. 20 . Halloween Spooktacular More...

St. Benedict's to hold book fair

St. Benedict School will host its book fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 20 at the school, 3980 Main St. The fair will also be open after 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, Oct. 21 and from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. More...

Family support open house set

The Family Support Services Council of the Western New York Developmental Disabilities Service Office will host an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Bird feeding without the waste

It happens to almost everyone who feeds outdoor pets (especially birds). You fill up the feeder, and the next day you're thrilled to see that almost all of the food is gone. Then you see it: a pile of uneaten bird food under your feeder. More...

Sex offenders

Protect children, talk to them about it

A neighbor, a friend, a family member or a complete stranger - all of these, or none of these - could be a More...

Bride's uncle assists at afternoon ceremony

Katie Suzanne Herberger married John Michael Prible in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at the Church of the Nativity United Church of Christ in Kenmore. The Rev. Daniel J. Schifeling, the Rev. Kay E. Woike, and the Rev. Mr. John H. More...

Entertainment

Katt scratch comedic fever

According to comedian Steve Harvey, "Hands down, Katt Williams is the next Richard Pryor." More...

The Haunted Fortress offers eerie tour

One of the most common questions asked about Old Fort Niagara is, "Is the fort haunted?" More...

Rainy season

Studio Arena Theatre's Artistic Director Kathleen Gaffney makes her directorial debut in the contemporary drama "Three Days of Rain," on stage Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 12, at Studio Arena Theatre. More...

Surprise Snow Storm 2006 Photos

A parked car on Garrison Road sustained a direct hit from a fallen tree limb as a result of the Columbus Day storm. More...

First dose of FEMA aid en route

Four counties, including Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans have been declared in a state of emergency by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. More...

Exclusive to the Web: Game on for Sweet Home football

Sweet Home, 4-1 in Class A North and 5-1 overall, ended speculation as to whether or not it will play varsity football this week by announcing on Thursday afternoon they will play its Week Eight game with Starpoint at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. More...

Thousands of residents remain without power days after storm

Among the hardest hit areas from the Oct. 12 storm, sections of the Town of Amherst were still in the dark days after the storm subsided. More...

Fire station serves as distribution site

National Guard transports supplies to shelters

Williamsville Station One became the main food distribution center for local shelters in Western New York after the October snowstorm knocked out power and heat in Amherst and surrounding areas. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Alumna named graduate of decade

"If a new opportunity arose, then I've done it. So far I haven't regretted anything," Jennifer Gurske de Perio, 29, said about the chances she has taken in life. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

In our darkest hour, WNY shines brightly

Plenty has been said and done during the past 30 years to create a negative impression More...

Spindle items

+ WEATHERING THE STORM - This weekend has marked a historic event for all of Western New York. Yes, some were luckier than others. For example, the people who never lost power or didn't have many trees on their block. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1881 At the annual Clarence school meeting held a week ago Tuesday, Mr. A.G. Eshleman was elected trustee and Dr. R.B. Myers, clerk. The teachers engaged for the coming season are Mr. J. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reynolds should keep fighting

With the current political atrocity that has grabbed the public's attention, the liberal-biased media taking the Mark Foley scandal into full throttle, and the upcoming midterm election just around the corner, Rep. More...

Explanation sought for involvement

Rep. More...

Main Street lights poorly timed

I am writing about traffic congestion on Main Street through the Village of Williamsville. This is my 13th communication with your (Department of Transportation) over the last 15 years. During this time, traffic flow has substantially deteriorated. More...

Education

Middle school project on ambitious schedule

The Sweet Home community approved a $23.95 million bond issue in 2005, primarily for the More...

On the Campus

Megan Welch of Amherst has been awarded a National Merit Patterson Scholarship at the University of Kentucky. More...

Sports

Inclement weather puts high school games in limbo

Mother Nature has done its best to disrupt Section VI sports in the Town of Amherst. More...

College Football

RedHawks slip past Bulls, 38-31

Untimely penalties and turnovers ruined a spirited effort by the University at Buffalo football team as it dropped a 38-31 decision to Miami University on Sunday afternoon at UB Stadium. More...

Commentar y

Time for baseball, football seasons to switch

Certainly, with all that has occurred over the past week, high school sports - and More...

Bee There

Bee There

Thursday, Oct. 19 BACK TO BACHARACH AND DAVID, "A Musical Revue," presented by O'Connell & Company, through Oct. 22, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder; $ 839-3949 More...

Business

Business News

Audax Business Solutions, provider of human resources and payroll management services, has re-located its offices to 6724 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Gill's Gifts specializes in theme baskets

Standing in baskets up to her elbows, Annette Gill knew it was time to move her rapidly growing gift basket business out of her Amherst home. More...

Hair replacement office opened by former Amherst businesswoman

A head of hair is like money or love - you never know how much you had until it's gone More...