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December 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Former supervisor Jack Sharpe remembered as strong leader

John "Jack" Sharpe is remembered by many as a strong figure who served the Town of Amherst for 15 years as supervisor. He passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 in Dade City, Fla., at the age of 80. He would have turned 81 on Thursday, Dec. 7. Mr. More...

Local News

ECC names interim president

The Erie Community College Board of Trustees appointed William Reuter to interim president of the college at its meeting on Nov. 29. The appointment will become effective Jan. More...

Williamsville Suburban Nursing recommended for closure

Last week the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century released its recommendations for health care facilities to downsize or close throughout New York State. More...

Registration open for Citizen Police Academy

The Amherst Police Department will be offering a spring session of its Citizen Police Academy beginning Feb. 13. The CPA is a 13-week program developed for the purpose of educating the general public on the workings of the police department. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man passes out in taxi, driver unable to wake him

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hospitals should remain open

Last week, the state Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st century released its devastating report recommending hospital and nursing home closures and mergers throughout New York. More...

Education

Clarifica tion

Casey Middle School supplied incorrect information for the honor roll posted in last week's edition. A correct version of the honor and merit rolls will be appearing in an upcoming edition. More...

Live from Amherst Middle School

Studio one of a kind

At 8:52 a.m. each school day pupils at Amherst Middle School go on the air live to broadcast the morning announcements. A pupil-managed television production, "Tech TV Morning Show," uses technology not found in any school in the world. More...

Students selected for All-State Music ensembles

Fifty-eight students from Williamsville schools have been named to Junior High Area All-State Music ensembles, and 50 others were named to All-State Senior High ensembles, earning recognition as the area's top young musicians and vocalists. More...

Sports

Wre s t l i n g

Offseason work has Stella thinking states

Nic Stella has yet to qualify for the New York State Championships in his high school wrestling career but he hopes his offseason work on the mat will pay off with his first Section VI title and a trip to states. More...

Another state hockey title in North's plans

The Williamsville North hockey team's goal every year is to win a New York State title. Coach Bob Rosen makes this clear to his players at the beginning of every season. More...

Sweet Home hockey sets higher goals

Three years ago, Sweet Home was the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation's punching bag at 0-23-1. This season, they want it all. More...

Bee There

Dec. 7-14

Thursday, Dec. 7 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc., through Dec. 17, the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $ 743-1614, www. starrynighttheatre. More...

Entertainment

Amherst resident involved in creation of sitcom

Ithaca College freshman Joe Pera, son of Amherst residents Catherine and David Pera, survived a weekend locked in a room with seven fellow students and Rick Shaw, producer of "The Nanny" to create a sitcom outline. More...

Williamsville North to feature 'Season of Light'

"Season of Light" is a Planetarium Starshow, featuring the customs and traditions of winter festivals of long ago. More...

'Polar Express' to feature Amherst Bel Canto Choir

"The Polar Express" will feature Amherst Bel Canto Choir with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at Kleinhans Music Hall, located at 3 Symphony Circle in Buffalo. More...

JINGLE BELLS

Helene Olsen, 2, shakes her bells during the Amherst Symphony Orchestra's version of "Frosty the Snowman" performed at Amherst Middle School on Sunday. More...

Total assessment program removed

In an attempt to save money and re-evaluate the Town of Amherst's assessment policy, Supervisor Satish Mohan removed funding for GAR Associates and ended the town's annual reassessment program. More...

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SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Song for daughter, picked up by music mogul

It's the day almost every girl dreams of her entire life - her wedding day. She wants everything to be perfect, including the father-daughter dance at the reception. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Cell phones - convenient, but sometimes rude

Envision it. You're sitting at a fancy restaurant, engaging in a pleasant conversation with a friend. At the next table, a person's cell phone rings, and he or she answers it. That person then engages in a loud, personal conversation. More...

Spindle items

• MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION - The Community Plan Committee is moving in the right direction by honing in on tasks and getting on with the process. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 8, 1881 Why wouldn't it be a good idea to erect sign posts bearing the name of our streets? Williamsville is such an intricate place that one of these days, someone is going to get lost. 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

Gordon 'Peter' Krebs, safety engineer

Gordon P. Krebs, 74, a safety engineer and long-time resident of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Hospital. Born in Buffalo, he attended Williamsville Central High School and Oklahoma State University. More...

Alfred Mallon, retired insurance agent

Alfred Mallon, 87, of Clarence, a retired insurance agent, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, in Oakwood Health Care Center. Born in Buffalo, he graduated from East High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book store to hold reception at UB

Yad B'Yad's 4th annual Bookstore Reception will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the University at Buffalo Follet Bookstore on the North Campus. The Reception will feature desserts, coffee and wine. More...

Lifestyles

Kids ' on the Block'

Program teaches youths about classmates with disabilities

'' People Inc.'s "Kids on the Block" program teaches youths about classmates and others with disabilities. More...

Bee T r avel

Experience alternative travel

Iwas at a meeting the other night and discussion glossed over what happens to the 50-somethings. If we're lucky enough to make it that far, there's a self-awareness that grabs hold of us, a surprise event that occurs to each of us. More...

WIICH to hold Christmas luncheon

Women Interested In Cystic Health, WIICH, will hold a Christmas boutique luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Transit Road in Clarence. The cost is $20. For reservations, call 652-9613 or 652-0375. More...

Business

People in the News

BOARD MEMBER - Jennifer J. Daniels of Amherst was recently appointed to the Foundation Board at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc. More...

Business Briefs

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Classics remain 'hot' item for the holidays

Puddle Duck Toys and Dolls offers gift options

Behind the little red door at Puddle Duck Toys and Dolls is an imaginative world for all to explore. Toys are geared to ages ranging from infants to 104, said Dorothy Ciesielski, Puddle Duck owner and president. More...