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January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mite Minor 'AAA' hockey adopts one of its own

Amherst Youth Hockey has always been a huge part of Mike Ruckdaschel's life. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

St. Greg's parishioner leads diocesan effort

Dawn Iacono, a member of St Gregory the Great Parish, was recently named director of pro-life activities for the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, made the appointment following the announced retirement of Judith A. More...

Town policy would monitor mileage reimbursement

In an effort to cut costs in the Town of Amherst, Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki reviewed the number of vehicles used by Town employees, and how they were being used. "We needed to study the issue to create an applicable policy," Bucki said. More...

KIDS PROGRAMS

Shannon Freeman-Striegel, 7, signed up for a children's program sponsored by the Eggertsville-Snyder Library on Tuesday. She spoke with Branch Manager Sandi Booth about which program she should attend. More...

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Louis A. Zon, co-founder of Ziggy & Zon's World

Louis A. Zon, 87, of East Amherst, co-owner of Ziggy & Zon's World, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2006, in DeGraff Hospital, North Tonawanda. Born in Buffalo, he started as a huckster on the streets of Black Rock at age 17. More...

John T. Cavagnaro, 19, North hockey's all-time leading scorer for defensemen

John T. Cavagnaro, 19, Williamsville North hockey's all-time leading scorer in league play for defensemen, died in his sleep at his Getzville home on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. Mr. More...

Deaths

PEPE, Valentina G. (Hocieniec) of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007; beloved wife of Enrico Pepe; mother of Rick Pepe and David Pepe; sister of Stasia Smardz; also survived by three grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Theologian to make two appearances The Rev. John T. Pawlikowski will visit two religious facilities. The first appearance will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road in Getzville. More...

Sports

North surprises at own tournament

Spartans crown four champions, win overall for first time in school history

Williamsville North wrestling coach Brian Swatland was hoping for a top-five finish at his team's own tournament on Saturday and got more than he asked for. The Spartans crowned four champions and placed first. More...

Hockey

Marko's late heroics keep Sweet Home perfect in Fed

Ryan Marko couldn't be stopped this week and neither could the Sweet Home hockey team. More...

Commentary

King's message not lost on youth

It's easy to say today's youth doesn't appreciate the sacrifices and differences made by its parents, grandparents and every older generation. Because usually it's true. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Jan. 18 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, by Harold Pinter, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Co., through Feb. More...

Business

Business News

The Women's Board of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will honor its new slate of officers for 2007 at its annual Installation Luncheon on Jan. 25 at the Park Country Club of Buffalo. More...

Business News

BNI Business Makers will conduct its weekly meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., Williamsville. Dr. More...

Brompton Heights - 'Reinvention of luxury senior living'

An active, healthy lifestyle in a warm environment was the mission behind revamping Brompton Heights, 275 Brompton Road, Williamsville. More...

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Superintendent to present preliminary Williamsville budget at February meeting

What "wish list" items the Williamsville Central School District can afford to buy for the 2007-08 school year will be recommended at the next School Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

School budget process has begun - get involved

It's time to get involved with your school district's budget process. Unhappy with the district's spending plan? Want to see more spent on athletics? Less? Now, not in May, is the time to voice your opinion, concerns and questions. More...

Spindle items

+ MAGICAL MOMENTS - Readers, you may remember an article that appeared in the Oct. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1882 A week ago last Tuesday evening, Jan. 10th, a bridal party drove up to the Lutheran parsonage, and Miss Dena Schworm and John Hardinger were made one. More...

Police Blotter

Canoe capsizes in creek

(Editor's 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, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rev. Bagley's memory honored

The Rev. Gary Bagley, recently deceased pastor of St. Benedict Church, was school chaplain at Sacred Heart Academy, where he will be fondly remembered for years to come. He served the Sacred Heart Academy community for more than 30 years. More...

Legislator helped those he served

It was with genuine sadness that I read of Dr. Barry Weinstein's retirement from the Erie County Legislature. Dr. Barry has been a great representative and advocate for Amherst. More...

Tournament spirit engulfs community

I want to thank all those involved in the third annual Williamsville Rotary Holiday Basketball Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at Williamsville South High School. The tournament was a tremendous success. More...

Education

School News

Williamsville Central School District fourth grade orchestra students from Maple East and Forest Elementary recently participated in the Erie County Music Educators Association, Elementary All County Solo Festival at Depew High School. More...

Christian Central Academy Lego team wins regional competition, heads for Atlanta

Robots may seem like a hobby out of science fiction, even in today's technological world. But for the FIRST team at Christian Central Academy, robotics skills are now bragging rights. More...

Williamsville Schools explains Special Education Committee

The Committee on Special Education in the Williamsville School District will make a presentation explaining what the CSE is about and how it works to benefit each student. "Understanding the CSE Process" will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

"Neeps & tatties"

Traditional Scottish dinner to remember great man and heritage

T he Buffalo Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will host the 40th annual Robert Burns Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway in Snyder. More...

Bride's brother officiates in evening ceremony

Ann Elizabeth Burden married Timothy Joseph Gattie in an evening ceremony Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 in the garden and terrace of the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. The Rev. Jason Burden, brother of the bride, officiated. More...

Crumb- Kosmala

Susan and Charles Crumb of Sherburne, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karin A. Crumb, to Shawn T. Kosmala, son of Larry Kosmala of Cheektowaga. Miss Crumb is a 1998 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville Central School. More...

Entertainment

Amherst musicians perform in Albany

The Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Gerard Floriano, performed at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance on Jan. 15 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. More...

Subversive 'Foundations'

Subversive Theatre Collective is presenting the world premiere of Kurt Schneiderman's "Foundations," Thursday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 10 at the New Phoenix Theatre in Buffalo. More...

Crossing a bridge

Eleven-year-old Jesse changes forever when he befriends the class outsider - who happens to be a girl - in the Theatre of Youth's production of "Bridge to Terabithia," on stage Jan. 19-Feb. 11. More...