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January 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Grapplers

Sweet Home's Gage Bateman, top, is locked on Ripley's Emery Rowe during first round action on Friday at the Joe Shifflet Sweet Home Invitational Wrestling Tournament. More...

Local News

Pizza and Ale House supports commercial pitch - will air during Super Bowl

Gino Bona works in marketing, so his whole life consists of being creative. Day in and day out, fresh ideas are his livelihood. More...

Congressional plan will help fund security program

Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Amherst, met last week with officials from Erie and Niagara counties and the Department of Homeland Security to discuss the Urban Area Security Initiative program. More...

Health fair focuses on Heart Success Week

Buffalo Cardiology and Pulmonary Associates, and Medtronic, USA, Inc. More...

Police Blotter

Noise report leads to dark house on Sunshine Drive

(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, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

County legislator will be missed

I wanted to comment on Dr. Barry Weinstein's leaving the (Erie County) Legislature. He has always been a great help to the folks in Williamsville. More...

Closing procedure at Glen is upsetting

The story about the Village Glen becoming strictly a tennis club is a story of reckless disregard for literally hundreds of people. It is true that years ago the Glen was just tennis. More...

Education

A BRIGHTER PLACE

Transit Middle School student Laura Hoerner, sixth grade, admires her painting, "Bob's Candy," featured at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. Her piece was one of 120 created by Williamsville students selected to adorn the hospital walls. More...

Pupils compete in Future City Competition

Transit Middle group achieves top five

Schools from across Western New York competed in the 2007 National Engineers Week Future City Competition Saturday at Mount St. Mary's Academy in Kenmore. More...

EXPRESSION THROUGH ART

Madeline Aronica, a third grade student at Willow Ridge Elementary, was selected as the second place winner in the NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fine Arts Contest. Her drawing captured a segment from the "Six Principles of Nonviolence" of Dr. More...

Lifestyles

Williamsville East students will follow the yellow brick road in 'THE WIZ'

A tornado will whirl students and audience members to the land of Oz in this weekend's performance of "The Wiz" at Williamsville East High School. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Feb. More...

Couple marries in afternoon ceremony

Tanya Camilleri married Nicholas Jarnot in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Depew. The Rev. Stanley Nowak officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jeannie and Joseph Camilleri of Welland, Ontario. More...

Simonson- Jann

Kathleen A. Simonson of Amherst and Randall D. Simonson of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne K. Simonson, to Mark E. Jann, son of Barbara A. and Earl L. Jann Jr. of West Falls, N.Y. More...

Entertainment

Kidfest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo; $5 child/$7 adult, $10 for one adult and one child or $20 for two adults and two children. More...

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

now-Feb. 4 Sesame Street Live! Super Grover! - Get ready for Super Grover! as the action begins at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo. The shows are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

LITERATURE

Feb. 1 Daniel Borzutzky and Sara Greenslit - Just Buffalo Literary's short form fiction series, "Communique: Flash Fiction" hosted by Forrest Roth, con t i n u e s with authors Daniel Borzutzky and Sara Greenslits at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Town Board's plan would save green space

Residents might vote in November

Council Member Bill Kindel says he has the support he needs to pass a resolution creating a committee for consideration of a November referendum on protecting green space. Should the resolution be approved at the Feb. More...

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Man finds strength to walk after 10 years of immobility

For more than 10 years, Tim Morgan was mentally confined to a wheelchair. He was unable to walk due to overwhelming fear as the result of a fall earlier in his life. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Aged buildings in need of upgrades

Amherst Central High School, the oldest public school building still in use in the town, would benefit greatly from the district's proposed capital project. More...

Spindle items

+ FLIMSY AND LAZY - During one snowy morning I learned the path between me and a cup of coffee is an annoying one. I enjoy a cup of coffee every morning before work. Normally I brew a cup at home in a travel mug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 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

Scott A. Minbiole, guidance counselor

Scott Alan Minbiole, 29, of Stephens City, Va., formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007. Born in Williamsville, Mr. Minbiole attended Williamsville North High School, graduating in 1995. More...

Marion R. Bond, homemaker

Marion Reifsteck Bond, 83, formerly of Williamsville, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in her Denver, N.C. home. Born in Buffalo, she attended Williamsville High School. She has resided in Denver, N.C. for 47 years. More...

Joan S. Hovorka, retired school psychologist

Joan Scott Hovorka, 83, of Wild Tiger Road, Boulder, Colo., formerly of Williamsville, a retired school psychologist, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007. Born in Indianapolis, Ind. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book club to meet Feb. 1 The Amherst Book Club will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 1 at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive. Dr. Bonnie Flickinger will review The DaVinci Code written by Dan Brown. For more information, call 839-2904. More...

Sports

Super Bowl bound

Sweet Home graduate to appear on Colts' special teams

Every boy who likes football dreams of one day playing in the Super Bowl. Keith O'Neil has his chance this Sunday in Super Bowl XLI as a member of the Indianapolis Colts and it still hasn't sunk in. More...

Stella overcomes flu to win another tournament

Not even the flu could stop Nic Stella from dominating a wrestling tournament. More...

East's Cohen wins first wrestling tournament

Max Cohen has never taken first place in a wrestling tournament, but last Saturday was his time to shine. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Feb. 1 DRAKE BELL, musician and actor, 6 p.m., the Walden Galleria Mall, One Walden Galleria Drive. 681-7600 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, by Harold Pinter, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Co., through Feb. 11, 625 Main St. More...

Business

Fix named Stevie Awards for Women in Business finalist

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, was named a finalist in the Marketing Campaign of the Year for the third annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Fix is a finalist for her "Victims of Flood-Damaged Cars," which has been a public awareness campaign. More...

Business News

BNl-Northern Networkers Chapter will hold its weekly business network meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For information, contact Garry Krause 695-9382. Visitors are welcome. More...

Business News

The Apartment Council of Western New York will conduct a 10-week Certified Apartment Manager Program from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 27 at 7954 Transit Road, Suite 201, Williamsville. The program runs for 10 consecutive Tuesdays. More...