Weekly Feature



February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Edward Rath III to follow in mother's footsteps, run for Erie County Legislature seat

Republican Edward Rath III announced his candidacy for the Erie County Legislature on Friday in Williamsville. Rath is running for the 15th District seat now held by Dr. Barry Weinstein, who is not seeking re-election. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fast and furious fascinate area man

Williamsville resident Eric Lux, 18, became a professional race car driver at the age of 16. Lux apparently developed the need for speed in the womb. More...

ROCK'A BABY

L.J. Bonavilla, 9 months old, is rocked by mom Kristen at Rolly Pollies in East Amherst during an open play day on Jan. 30. The facility offers fitness, creative arts and music programs for children 6 months to 6 years old. More...

What is a master plan?

In January the Amherst Town Board adopted the Town of Amherst Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan - 1818 to 2018. But what is that exactly? More...

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Bette B. Gelsinger, retired teacher

Bette B. Gelsinger, 85, of Northport, Maine, a retired Williamsville teacher, died at home on Feb. 3, 2007. Born in Buffalo, she was raised in Williamsville and graduated valedictorian of her high school class in 1938. More...

Sister Katherine Quinn, teacher

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Feb. 6 at St. Mary of the Angels Convent for Sister Katherine Quinn, Servant of Christ the King. Sister Katherine Quinn, 98, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, in the infirmary of St. More...

Donald A. Heath Jr., WNED-TV 'auction guru'

Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 24 in St. Mary's Catholic Church for Donald A. Heath Jr. Mr. Heath, 79, of Williamsville, a retired broadcasting executive who was known as WNED-TV's "auction guru," died Saturday, Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lecture to give history of WNY railroads Joseph Kocsis of the Western New York Railway Society will speak about the history of WNY railroads. The event will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at St. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst High School presents stories of Dr. Seuss in 'Seussical the Musical'

Amherst Central High School students will take to the stage. "Seussical the Musical" will be like turning the page. With the Cat in the Hat and Gertrude McFuzz, the performance will be sure to create quite the buzz. More...

Doepp- Banach

Susan and James Doepp of Liverpool, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn A. Doepp, to James R. Banach, son of Valerie and James Banach of Lancaster. Miss Doepp is a 2001 graduate of Liverpool High School. More...

Ayotte - Hochreiter

Betty and Lloyd Graves Jr. of West Valley announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Ayotte, to John Hochreiter, son of Janice Nolan of Dallas, Ga., and Robert Hochreiter Sr. of Getzville. Miss Ayotte is a graduate of Tonawanda High School. More...

Business

Business News

The National Society of Agents for Consumer Education has named Amherst insurance professional Mark S. Fitzgerald as a charter member. The appointment recognizes his commitment to providing quality insurance education to his clients. More...

Dentist offers educational program to schools during national dental month

Pediatric Dental Care, at 13 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, will be visiting schools during National Children's Dental Health Care Month to educate children on proper care of their teeth. On Feb. More...

South Towns Surgical Associates opens Amherst location on Youngs Road

In its 30th year in Western New York, South Towns Surgical Associates recently opened an Amherst location. The office, at 1000 Youngs Road, Suite 105, offers general and vascular surgeries. More...

Employee review plan splits board

Supervisor Satish Mohan already has a plan in motion to review employee performance, and on Monday, town Council Member Shelly Schratz attempted to add department heads to the mix. More...

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Winterfest 2007 to be held in Glen Park

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will present Winterfest 2007 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in Glen Park in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Tax bills questioned as town levy increases

You open your mailbox and there it is, the 2007 tax bill from the Town of Amherst. With a grunt you open the paper, and your eyes dart to the general town tax line - an increase of approximately 13 percent. More...

Spindle items

+ DID THAT JUST HAPPEN? More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1882 During the past week, the Rough and Ready Fire Co. of this village presented Mrs. Mittie Hartman with $25 as a token of esteem for her late husband, Henry, who was a member of the company. Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Traffic cone gifts has resident upset

(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 would be set back by Keane

With candidates surfacing for this year's race for Erie County executive, I couldn't be more shocked to hear that James Keane has announced his candidacy for the office. More...

Education

Williamsville schools lose another spring recess day

Frigid temperatures close schools

With a high of just 12 degrees and wind chills dropping to negative 20, schools in Amherst made the decision to close on Monday. But for the Williamsville Central School District that means one less day of spring recess in April. More...

CHAMPION

Jesse Feldman, an eighth-grade student at Kadimah School of Buffalo located in Amherst, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 22. More...

LEADER

Janie Abel, an Amherst Central High School student and a Snyder resident, is one of 60 students from across the country selected to attend the Reagan Ranch High School Leadership Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., from Feb. 8-10. More...

Sports

Poor shooting costs Sharks MMA lead

It took a terrible offensive performance from Sacred Heart combined with some clutch shots from Nardin to end the Gators' five-game losing skid against the Sharks. More...

Mistakes plague East girls hoops at Hamburg

Everything that could have gone wrong for Williamsville East at Hamburg last Thursday did. More...

Commentary

Thomas' HOF selection further cements Bills' legacy

Thurman Thomas' selection this past Saturday to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August comes as no surprise. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Feb. 8

AIR HEART, written and performed by Mara Neimanis, presented by Theatre Plus, Feb. More...

Entertainment

Opera house to present 'The Odd Couple'

The Lancaster Opera House will present "The Odd Couple" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Performances will also be at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 18 and 25. There will be a special 2 p.m. matinee Thursday, Feb. 22. More...

Symphonic

Love is in the air

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch is saying Happy Valentines Day with a romantic evening of music and dance this weekend at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo. More...

Family Activities

Cool city, hot cars

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association's Buffalo Auto Show shifts into gear from Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Buffalo Convention Center. More...