Weekly Feature



December 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Pepsi Center

Increased skating action ups revenue

With only 10 months in 2006 calculated, Eric Guzdek, general manager of the Pepsi Center, said revenue is already ahead of 2005. As of the beginning of November, the Pepsi Center total revenue was $166,000 ahead of last year, Guzdek said. More...

GET OUT OF OUR WAY

Gary Janish and his son Joseph of Amherst cruise their way down a hill at Chestnut Ridge Park on Saturday. Last week More...

CHRISTMAS KARAOKE

Anita Lagree, 7, left, and Analiese Piccillo, 7, perform the holiday favorite song, More...

Local News

Community News

A benefit for Colleen McNeill Mazella formerly of Snyder will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Ismailia Shrine Temple, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. More...

Corrections

In the Bee Holiday Gift Guide for a story on R Salon in Williamsville, an improper length for Great Lengths Human Hair Extensions was published. The proper length is 1/4 inch. More...

BLACK BELT

Terrell Jemison, 14, of Williamsville was awarded the rank of black belt on Dec. 1 at Bill Adams More...

Letters to the Editor

Village should be tourist destination

The new holiday decorations along Main Street look great. But, why are there gaps, and why aren More...

Three board members are a joke

Amherstonians need not rent an old More...

Education

Amherst Schools

Windermere becomes Site-Wise safe

Whenever a crisis arises at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, responders are a click away from finding the location. Windermere is equipped with Site-Wise, a security software program developed by MJW Corporation in Amherst. More...

Fulbright Scholar awards given to two UB professors

Two University at Buffalo faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar awards for 2006-07 More...

Christ the King School posts honor roll

The following Amherst students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2006-2007 school year: First Honors Grade 4 Sarah Macro, Ryan Mikulec, Chloe Miller, Grace Tomczak, Christopher Uba Grade 5 Emilee Foster, Patrick More...

Sports

South boys keglers make ECIC Division II debut

Williamsville South enters some unfamiliar bowling territory for the 2006-07 season. Because of enrollment, the ECIC Division III co-champions move up for the first time to ECIC II. While the Billies won More...

High yardage equals success for Amherst boys swimming

While most high school swimming coaches believe total immersion is the best style to help one More...

Commentary

Challenge has best hoops action on tap

The ECIC-MMA Challenge may only be a few years old, but it has already become one of the premier highlights of the Western New York high school basketball season. By pairing up public schools against Catholic schools, Western New York More...

Business

The Wine Room

Finding the perfect bottle

Tasting every wine he selects for his store, The Wine Room owner Neil Kratzer knows how to locate the perfect bottle for his customers. Kratzer, who has five years of retail wine experience, opened the store on March 1. More...

Recreational music-making program previewed at Artist Pianos

Artist Pianos will offer a free preview of Clavinova Connection at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 4181 Transit Road, Transitown Plaza. The Clavinova Connection is a group-based experience for adults that enables anyone to play music they More...

Budget Rent a Car deals offered for food donations

Budget Rent a Car of Buffalo is offering discounts on car and truck rentals in exchange for nonperishable (canned) foods for the underprivileged during the holiday season. More...

Village officials discuss emergency response; trustees skip meeting

During the Nov. 30 Village Board work session, officials set a special meeting to be held this past Monday to discuss the emergency response techniques used during the first few days after the October storm. More...

Bobinski to retire after 33 years as library director

It was 33 years ago when Mary Bobinski was named director of the Amherst library system. Now, with her career aspirations met, she believes it More...

NOWHERE TO RUN

Amherst Central's Matt Weber, top, locks down on Grand Island's Anthony Gugino during the inaugural Amherst Duals Team Tournament held Saturday at Amherst. The Tigers lost to Grand Island 48-28 and placed fourth overall. More...

No more ‘American Idol?’

Time Warner could pull WUTV/WNYO if deal is not reached by Dec. 31

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Amherst Town Board members want street names to be significant

During Monday More...

Getzville Post Office reaches 150th anniversary

On Sunday, Dec. 10 the Getzville Post Office marked its 150th anniversary, and a celebration was held on Monday. Postmaster Sharron O More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Prevent fires this holiday season

While many folks celebrate the holidays with Christmas trees, Hanukkah bushes and other decorative foliage, it is important to note that trees sometimes cause home fires resulting in injury or death, according to the National Fire Protection Associ More...

Spindle items

JACK SHARPE

No one dominated the office of Amherst town supervisor like Jack Sharpe did. You could look back over the names of the men and women who have run the town since its inception and none would have the authority, determination and nerve that he did. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 15, 1881 We really must economize somewhere! Yes, indeed, we must! But I More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth M. Eberl, clerical assistant

Elizabeth M. Eberl, 88, of Amherst, a clerical assistant, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, in Sisters of Charity Hospital. Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Nardin Academy and attended D More...

Joseph J. Boersma, retired bakery superintendent

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, Dec. 9 in SS. Peter & Paul Church after prayers in Amigone Funeral Home for Joseph J. Boersma. Mr. Boersma, 92, of Amherst, a retired bakery superintendent, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in St. More...

Sister Mary Audrey Reil, teacher

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday, Dec. 12 in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel for Sister Mary Audrey Reil. Sister Reil, 85, a Franciscan and educator in Buffalo and San Juan, Puerto Rico, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Workshop to be held at Daemen College The Buffalo Nordic Ski Club will host a workshop from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Wick Center, 4380 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Community gives gifts to needy seniors

W hile many programs exist to provide Christmas gifts to children and families in need, there are still those who are seemingly forgotten during the holidays. More...

Couple united in afternoon ceremony

Lori Anne Vallon married Paul Clement Allan in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Cheektowaga. The Rev. Joseph Penkaul officiated. The bride is the daughter of Janice and Francis Vallon of Depew. More...

Beckley- Cacho

Diane and Thomas Beckley of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Anne Beckley, to Michael Anthony Cacho, son of Barbara and Jose Cacho of Depew. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Calendar

Ongoing now-Dec. 17 A Big Band Christmas, 1940s musical review presented by O More...

Holiday brass

Buffalo Philharmonic Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will lead the BPO and the Empire Brass in the songs of the yuletide season during HSBC Holiday Pops, this weekend at Kleinhans Music Hal l. The No. More...

Concerts

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