Weekly Feature



November 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Time Warner to credit affected customers

After three weeks of dealing without cable television and Internet access - the longest downtime in the region - some Amherst residents finally got service restored late last week. Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable announced its plan for compensation. More...

Employees expected to lose jobs

If the Town Board does not vote for a restoration of funds to the Town of Amherst Planning Department for 2007, then five people will be unemployed as of the first of the year. More...

Veterans Day ceremony set at Weinberg Campus

Weinberg Campus will salute all veterans with an indoor parade, presentation of colors and recognition ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 at the campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville. More...

DO YOU BELIEVE?

Jerry Kelly of Amherst will perform as Kris Kringle in Lancaster Opera House's production of Miracle on 34th Street. He is pictured with Kayla Nowak, cast as Susan. The show will run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 10. More...

Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group

Aces, 535's, Storm come up big

It was No. 7 day for the Buffalo In-line Hockey Group last Saturday. More...

Local News

Feeling connected to others means youths less likely to engage in risky behaviors

Social scientists refer to our connections with others as "social integration," a powerful factor in More...

Community News

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Assault rifle found in vehicle during traffic stop

Amherst Police Officer Nick Scioli, assisted by Officer Tim Carney, has arrested a man who reportedly possessed an automatic assault rifle in his vehicle. More...

Police Blotter

Wrestlers cause road block

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

Letters to the Editor

Benefit honors life, supports research

During the weekend of Oct. 27-29, the Eagle House hosted its first ever "Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend" in honor and celebration of Melissa Reed Chudy. Melissa's son, Robert, worked at the Eagle House until he left for college this fall. More...

Education

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Amherst homecoming

The surprise October snowstorm that hit Western New York last month forced the cancellation of homecoming activities at Amherst Central High School. More...

Kadimah celebrates 'birthday'

Kadimah School of Buffalo will celebrate its "First Year Birthday Bash" with a community celebration that includes magic, ice cream sundaes, and a raffle drawing at which one student will win a limousine ride from Advantage Limousine, to school with More...

Lifestyles

Cookie Monsters

Bee employees taste test Girl Scout cookies

It was a grueling task, but eight brave employees of the Bee Group Newspapers volunteered to taste test every one of the Girl Scout cookies. More...

Couple honeymoons in Dominican Republic

Kellie Diane Durham married Royce Gabriel Fowler in a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Orchard Park. Monsignor Paul J.E. Buckard officiated. More...

Montante- Underwood

Barbara and Andrew Montante of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Montante, to Timothy Underwood, son of Linda and David Underwood of Syracuse. More...

Business

Vern Stein Fine Art features hard to find artists

Taking a painting or a print and making it a fine piece of art can add something special to an office or home. More...

Five Star Bank future plans backed by history

Five Star Bank was formed in 2005 as the result of the consolidation of National Bank of Geneva, Bath National Bank, Wyoming County Bank and First Tier Bank & Trust - all which have history in the region. More...

M e et i n g s

Technology and practice of law is topic of program More...

Exclusive to the Web Incumbents retain seats

Reynolds takes close race

The Erie County Board of Elections is reporting incumbents were victorious on Tuesday during Election Day 2006 in the congressional, state and assembly races that represent the Town of Amherst. More...

Police promised 154 officers in 2007

It would be hard to blame members of the Amherst Police Department if they were skeptical, but it appears the force will reach 154 officers in 2007. More...

Southern Baptist storm volunteers work for 'glory of God'

While many area companies are pleased with their financial gain from the Oct. 12 storm, volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention are praising the opportunity it has given them to help those in need while teaching the word of God. More...

Sweeps taking place in town, village

Sweep number two of the three-step cleanup effort in the Town of Amherst began this week. More...

HISTORY DAMAGED -

A tree, estimated at 150-years-old, was severely damaged on Kings Trail during the Oct. 12-13 snow storm. Cleanup of the large branches has begun but they still remain on the owner's property. More...

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Editorial

Bee Editorial

Spectators at Pepsi Center are not safe

Without full protective netting around the ice surfaces at the Amherst Pepsi More...

Spindle items

+ NOT AS FUNNY AT MIDNIGHT - I could report that on Monday, the Amherst Town Board was once again unable to stick to its 11:30 p.m. deadline, but that's not news. For those who were able to stay - it was 12:30 a.m. when adjournment More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 10, 1881 President Arthur will take possession of the White House this month. For his own private apartment, he selected the room known as "Nellie Grant's room" in the northwest corner of the building. 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

Salvatore A. 'Sam' Russo, retired insurance agent, staff manager

Salvatore A. "Sam" Russo, 83, of Amherst, a retired insurance agent and staff manager, died More...

Veronica A. Bauer, partnered radiator business

Veronica A. Bauer, 89, formerly of Williamsville and Warsaw, N.Y., who partnered a radiator business with her husband, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility. More...

Lillian H. Merrill, retired Spanish teacher

Lillian H. Merrill, 89, of Snyder, a retired Spanish teacher, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Weinberg Campus. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

MusicalFare to present 'Leader of the Pack' MusicalFare Theatre will present the regional premier of "Leader of the Pack: the Ellie Greenwich Musical." The play will run Nov. 8 through Dec. 10 at MusicalFare, 4380 Main St. in Amherst. More...

Sports

Chiefs rally for injured teammate

Iroquois defeats Sweet Home for 'A' title after QB breaks leg early

The number seven has played a prominent role in Iroquois football coach Frank Payne's life. More...

Field Hockey

Sweet Home wins Class A title on penalty stroke

Sweet Home field hockey hadn't won a Section VI title since 2002 but that all changed Monday night at Amherst Central High School. More...

Amherst's three-peat bid over

Home field advantage could not help Amherst Central's bid to three-peat in Class B field hockey. More...

Bee There

Nov. 9-16

Thursday, Nov. 9 BABIES OR BUST, presented by Theatre Plus, Nov. 9-18, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $ 852-2600 www. alleyway. com More...

Entertainment

Sedaka is back

After more than 50 years, American pop singer, pianist and songwriter Neil Sedaka shows no signs of slowing down, as he performs this weekend with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. More...

CD REVIEW

Kallay will have you hummin' for more blues

Let me just start this review by being completely honest. Diane Kallay is a former employee of More...

Amherst Players put on a 'Rosie' production

The Amherst Players are showing that their latest show is literally kids play when "Really Rosie" is performed Nov. 11-19. More...