Weekly Feature



January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire and ice

Ellicott Creek, North Bailey and Brighton firefighters responded to a $28,000 blaze Jan. 17 at 91 Amberwood Drive, Amherst. Officials said a passerby noticed smoke coming from an upstairs window shortly before 9 a.m. More...

Local News

Meeting planned to discuss future of community center

With the space designated, there is still a lot of work to be done before the church at 4110 Bailey Ave., can serve as the Eggertsville Community Center. Eggertsville Community Organization President Aaron J. More...

Swormville Fire Company names officers, directors

Officers and board of directors have been named by the Swormville Fire Company for 2007. More...

Service remembers loved ones

"Always" is the theme of Mount Calvary Cemetery's Memorial Service being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Pine Lawn Chapel, corner of Harlem Road and Genesee Street. More...

Police Blotter

'Freshman Friday' puts police on alert

(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

Water Authority ignores crisis

Public safety demands that the Erie County Water Authority install emergency power capability. The recent news that we were hours away from losing water from the October surprise storm is shocking. More...

Take time to thank a mentor

Thursday, Jan. 25 has been designated as "Thank Your Mentor Day." This initiative is part of National Mentoring Month, a joint project of the Corporation for National and Community Service, The Harvard Mentoring Project, and MENTORS. More...

Education

East students raise funds for African village

Students at East High School are learning one of life's most important lessons - how to be part of the global community. Through Hands Around the World, a community service project at East, students raise funds to help African villages. More...

W-I-N-N-E-R

SS. Peter & Paul seventh-grade student Victoria Erdman, left, was named the 2007 Scripps Spelling Bee winner. Runner-up was Max Roehmholdt. Erdman outlasted 29 other participants to capture the title. More...

Math grades improving at Sweet Home High School

The Sweet Home High School math department is making significant strides in efforts to improve the test scores and proficiency of all students, according to administrators and teachers who made a presentation Jan. 16 to the Board of Education. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Gateway Chorus

Women in four-part harmony

"Believe in what you feel inside, and give your dreams the wings to fly. You have everything you need. If you just believe." The women of Buffalo Gateway Chorus sang country star Josh Groban's new release during rehearsal Jan. More...

Brunner-Renowden

Nancy and David Brunner Sr. of Cheektowaga announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamara Brunner, to Jason Renowden, son of Suzanne Renowden of Hamburg and the late Kenneth Renowden. Miss Brunner is a 2001 Maryvale High School graduate. More...

Kaminska- Krueger

Pam and Tom Kaminska of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Kaminska, to Ciaran Krueger, son of Maureen Kielt of Wilson, N.Y., and Michael Krueger of Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Super Grover is ready for action

What happens when Super Grover loses his superness? The Fabulous Five come to the rescue in Sesame Street Live "Super Grover! More...

Family Activities

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A 'flurry' of activity

The Buffalo Museum of Science is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Blizzard of '77 when "Blizzard Weekend" is held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27 and 28. More...

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Closed

Catholic schools in Amherst survive cuts

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of the Diocese of Buffalo announced the closing of 14 Catholic elementary schools Saturday morning during a press conference held at The Catholic Center. (See editorial on page four) None of the schools are in Amherst. More...

Change in town's assessment program will increase school taxes

Administrators from the three school districts in Amherst have serious concerns about the change in assessment program for the town - but it appears those concerns have fallen on deaf ears. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

School closings sad but inevitable

This past week, Bishop Edward Kmiec announced the closings of 14 Catholic grammar schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. More...

Spindle items

+ 'RUFF' LANDING - I had the opportunity to cover Friday's Buffalo Sabres game against the Vancouver Canucks with Associate Editor Jessica Finch. More...

Spindle items

+ TIME TO GET DOWN TO WORK - I couldn't agree more with one of last week's Bee Heards that asked Town Board members to stop explaining every vote they take. They often ramble on, explaining everything that led up to their voting preference. 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

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, 2007, in DeGraff Hospital, North Tonawanda. Born in Buffalo, he started as a huckster on the streets of Black Rock at age 17. More...

Maureen F. Zambon, teacher, librarian

Maureen F. Zambon, 59, a teacher and school librarian for approximately 10 years at St. Gregory the Great School, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in her Williamsville home. More...

Phil Soisson, Bee sports writer

Philip J. Soisson, a former freelance sports writer for Bee Group Newspapers, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Mr. Soisson, 83, of the Town of Tonawanda, began his Buffalo broadcasting career with WBEN in 1953. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club to meet at church The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. in Williamsville. Sylvia Fredericks will create a special floral design, "Color and Mood. More...

Sports

North hockey ties St. Joe's for Cavagnaro

John Cavagnaro would have liked how Williamsville North finished against its heated rival. Tom Goehrig scored with 27 seconds left to lift North to a 4-4 tie with St. More...

Sweet Home defeats rival to advance into first regional

Dave Gerspach has seen the very lows of Sweet Home hockey in his five years as head coach and after last Thursday, the highs. More...

Registration for Mel Ott coming

Registration for Mel Ott Little League Baseball and Softball will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27 at Outback Steakhouse, 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Jan. 25 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, by Harold Pinter, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Co., through Feb. 11, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $ 853-4282 BRIDAL STAMPEDE, Jan. 25-27, the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave.; $ 683-1776, www. More...

Business

NOCO to enter gas, electric markets

NOCO Energy Corp., the largest fuels distributor in Western New York, announced that the company has been approved and authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission to sell natural gas and electricity to homeowners across the region. More...

Meetings

Realty USA accepting applications Realty USA is now accepting applications for its 12th annual scholarship program for area high school seniors. More...

ComDoc becomes employee-owned

Amherst based ComDoc, Inc., an independent copier, printer and fax dealer, recently completed a transaction that makes the company 100 percent employee-owned. More...