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November 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Board admits budget process needs changing

Five-year plan sought

The Amherst Town Board appears to have accepted some of its faults and is looking to change the future. More...

START THE CELEBRATION

Santa Claus gave a cheer as the switch was thrown during the annual Harlem, Kensington, Cleveland Business Association Tree of Hope Lighting celebration held on Nov. 26. More...

Developers look to expand

Village Board accepts tote bid

In the past two Village of Williamsville Board meetings, two expansion projects have been discussed among the mayor and trustees. More...

STAR GAZERS

Mark Percy, director of the planetarium at Williamsville North High School, presents the "Season of Light" star show to a full More...

Local News

Highway leaf collection wraps up Dec. 1

The Amherst Highway Department is planning to wrap up leaf collection at week's end, Friday Dec. 1. All Town residents are asked to have leaf piles brought to the Town right-of-ways as soon as possible. More...

Amherst Fire Council to hold annual toy drive on Dec. 9

The Amherst Fire Council is hosting its annual toy drive. More...

HERO AWARDS

The 100 Club of Buffalo recently honored several individuals at its annual Hero Awards dinner. Pictured are, from left, Michael Tuberdyke of Lancaster, Buffalo firefighter; Frank J. More...

Police Blotter

Scientologists annoy Main Street patrons

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

Letters to the Editor

Record set straight on foundation pay

I wish we could believe that only the truth is spoken by our elected officials. More...

Education

Casey Middle School posts honor rolls

The following students were named to the honor and merit rolls at Casey Middle School for the first quarter of the 2006-07 school year: More...

Mill Middle School posts honor rolls

Mill Middle School announced the following students were named to the merit and honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2006-07 school year: More...

College scholarships available

Western Division Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for $6,000 in scholarship awards. Any person who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Erie or Chautauqua County is eligible to submit an application. More...

Sports

Boys basketball

Sweet Home ready for another journey

After falling by seven points to Peekskill in last year's Class A state finals, Sweet Home's ultimate goal this season is to head back to Glens Falls and win it all. More...

Battle makes early coaching debut

Turner Battle should be playing professional basketball in Italy this winter but instead is roaming the Sweet Home basketball sidelines as a volunteer assistant coach. More...

Williamsville East girls hoops gets off to late start

Williamsville East's success in varsity girls soccer has resulted in a late start for its girls basketball program. More...

Bee There

Nov. 30-Dec. 7

Thursday, Nov. 30 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc., Nov. 30-Dec. 17, the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $ 743-1614, www. starrynighttheatre. org More...

Business

Business News

Dessert Deli in Williamsville recently held a pie baking contest and raised more than $1,600 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. The contest was open to Dessert Deli employees and the three finalists were judged by customers who for a $3 More...

Fitness Institute offers pilates, yoga classes

Rick Williamson has doubled his ability to share his love of fitness with Western New York. More...

Grand Buffet serves up tradition

When Keith Chen decided to open a restaurant, he wanted something new and different from the other restaurants in the area. To do that required some research. More...

2007 town budget totals $112 million

Tax rate to decrease 3 percent

Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan reported last week that the 2007 budget will be approximately $112 million with a 3 percent tax rate decrease. More...

Industrial fire damage not finalized

Total damage figures are still incomplete from a Thanksgiving Day fire at a sprawling Amherst ceramics manufacturing facility. More...

Sweet Home hires new high school principal

Administrator Miller announces 2007 retirement

A former Sweet Home High School administrator will return as principal effective Monday, Dec. 11. More...

National coverage expected to generate tips in murder case

"The extra eyes and ears out there that saw or heard something might be what turns this case for us," Amherst Police Capt. Timothy Green said about the ongoing investigation into the bike path rapist case. More...

'TIS THE SEASON

Denise Wagner and her sister Maria Lloyd took a break from shopping at the Boulevard Mall on Black Friday, Nov. 24. They were able to find a seat along a store front after all the benches were full of tired shoppers. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town Board needs to make serious changes

During the final seconds of Nov. 20 Amherst Town Hall resembled the More...

Spindle items

• FOOT TRAFFIC - I have never met anyone who can say they love battling the parking lots during the holiday season, so I plan to avoid them. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1881 We expect in about a week to be able to converse with Lockport friends via telephone, as a line from that place by way of Transit Road to Williamsville is now in progression. 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

N. Helen Manzella, homemaker

N. Helen Manzella, 100, of Eggertsville, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, in Harris More...

Dea ths

MALLON, Alfred H. of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006; husband of Ruth; father of William H. Mallon and Patricia J. Gerber; also survived by three grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Faith U.C.C. Church. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Community Band to perform Amherst Community Band will hold its Fall Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road in Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

'Ringing in the Holidays'

I "It's the most wonderful time of the year," and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra is ringing in the sounds of the holidays at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway in Snyder. More...

Amh erst / Willi ams ville Library News

The following events will be held at the Clearfield Library, More...

Family pet serves as ring bearer in couple's ceremony

Candice Eileen Buckley married Ben Charles Schmitz in an afternoon ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2006 on the bank of the Mad River in the mountains of Vermont. Robin Eileen Pape, aunt of the bride, officiated. More...

Entertainment

Center for the Arts presents The Nutcracker

Holiday traditions find a special place in one's heart and those who consider seeing The Nutcracker a December pastime will have an opportunity to view it this weekend. More...

MusicalFare Theatre presents 'Black Nativity'

MusicalFare Theatre will present Paul Robeson Theatre's production of "Black Nativity." More...

O'Connell & Company presents 'A Big Band Christmas'

O'Connell & Company will present "A Big Band Christmas," which will feature "Swing's the Thing" this holiday season as the Colored Musicians Club and the in concert quartet celebrate with a 1940's style musical showcase. More...