Weekly Feature



December 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

2006 Budget

Remaining shortfall will be filled with surplus

During the final Amherst Town Board meeting of 2006, Comptroller Frank Belliotti reported that surplus money will be used to make up the $3 million budget shortfall. More...

Holidays affect Bee deadlines

Deadlines for Bee Newspapers will be moved up the next two weeks because of the observance of Christmas and New Year More...

DRC contract comes to a close

Town will bid out remaining work

Town Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said the contract with DRC Emergency Services for storm cleanup concluded on Tuesday. By law, Amherst must open the bidding process for the remaining work. DRC is allowed to re-bid if it chooses. More...

THE TRUE MEANING

Cameron Thom, clockwise around table, Blair Loeffler, James Scott and Ben Boron, ninth graders at Christian Central Academy create wreaths centerpieces during Studio Art to help spread Christmas beauty at the Buffalo City Mission. More...

Local News

Community News

The Hamister Group of Williamsville, which includes Brompton Heights Assisted Living Residence and Orchard Heights Assisted Living Residence held a holiday raffle in which employees entered to win for their chosen not-for-profit organization. More...

Community News

Adult support group meetings for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. in Snyder. More...

Positive values

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Letters to the Editor

Expression of gratitude

At the Senior Center Symposium, both Bob Anderson and Richard Stedman, arborist, did great jobs in explaining the broad array of problems and legalities involved in the storm damaged tree problems. Further thanks are due to Mr. More...

Education

Williamsville Education Foundation

Grant will fund studying of guitar

For the first time in Williamsville School District history a unit will be dedicated to studying the guitar More...

Kadimah School of Buffalo’s two-year-old program has waiting list

Early registration and high demand for the 2006/07 two-year-old program at has resulted in a waiting list, according to Headmaster Jeffrey Shapiro. More...

Sweet Home Middle School announces honor rolls

Sweet Home Middle School announced the following students have achieved honor and merit roll status for the first quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Honor Roll Grade Eight Sarosh H. Ahmed, Summer N. Amoia, Timothy M. Anger, Kristina S. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Blue Christmas Service set at church The Eggertsville United Church of Christ will hold its Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at 3400 Sheridan Drive. The service is for those who may not necessarily More...

Lifestyles

Defend Yourself!

Professional tips for self-defense

You can never predict if and when you might be attacked. You could be coming out of a store at night, or walking to your car, or taking out your garbage. More...

SENIOR NEWS

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. For more information, call 636-3059. CHRISTMAS LUNCH will be served at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. More...

One man’s love of portraying the ‘big guy in red’

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Business

Compound medicine is Pine Pharmacy’s specialty

Staying healthy in today More...

Meetings

New Web site draws attention to cultural wealth

The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau has re-launched its g o b u ff a l o n i a g a r a . c o m Web site under the new domain name of wright nowinbuffalo.com. More...

Meetings

UB lecture looks at influence of youth culture

The University at Buffalo will present a lecture titled More...

Wal-Mart submits proposal

Chooses former Ames site

The Town of Amherst has received a site plan proposal from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to develop a Supercenter Wal-Mart on the former Ames Department Store site on Sheridan Drive, owned by Benderson Development Company. More...

Mohan reintroduces plan for privatizing town facilities

Would privatizing the compost facility, golf courses and Plant 16 be a cost-effective move for the Town of Amherst? That is the answer the Town Board will be seeking in the new year. Council members discussed the option at length during Monday More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Heart surgery doesn

It was the achievements of a disabled boy that got James Wild, 66, into karate training and a More...

Village Board passes 13 cent water rate increase

The Williamsville Village Board passed a 13-cent water rate hike for 2007 during its meeting on Monday. More...

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Arthur Glick, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, and Rabbi Moshe Gurary light the first candle on the giant community menorah on Dec. 15 at 811 Maple Road for the beginning of Hanukkah. More...

Man attacked in apartment

Amherst police are searching for two black males suspected of beating a Village of Williamsville man with firearms. Police were called to an upper apartment at 5733 Main St., at 11:25 a.m. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Wal-Mart development would remove eyesore

Bombarding the local news right now is back and forth discussion about developing the waterfront More...

Spindle items

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Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1881 Don More...

Obituaries

Dr. Pol Cabi Akman, former hospital Chief of Staff

Dr. Pol Cabi Akman, 80, who was once Chief of Staff at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2006, in his Amherst home. Born in Eskisehir, Turkey, he was the youngest of 18 children and served in the Turkish army. Dr. More...

Peter D. Trombetto, retired heating, air conditioning mechanic

Peter Dominic Trombetto, 78, a retired heating/air conditioning mechanic, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at his Williamsville home. Born in Lewis Run, Pa., he was a Seaman 2nd Class with the U.S. Navy. Mr. More...

Giovanna M. Bona, health technician

Giovanna M. Bona, 44, of Amherst, a health technician, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

Sports

South indoor track rebuilds on the fly

Although it More...

Sweet Home boys hoops discovers its identity

Sweet Home boys basketball coach Paul Schintzius was looking for his team More...

Commentary

Injury provides backdrop on gutsy performance

Watching Mike Licata take second place in the Bear More...

Bee There

Thursday, Dec. 21 ANDY WARHOL REMEMBERED: More...

Entertainment

‘Wise’ Christmas

Studio Arena Theatre concludes the Christmas season with More...

Holiday Happenings

Dec. 22 Buffalo Bones & Buffalo Brass Christmas Show, celebrate the holiday season and the reopening of The Tralf with two of Buffalo More...

Faces of Buffalo

McKinley Mall and Faces of Buffalo join forces in the battle against lung cancer. Brian Nesline and his wife Mary collected hundreds of self portraits from residents all over Western New York to form beautiful mosaic portraits of some of the city More...