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February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor looks for funds to 'ReGreen the Village'

Williamsville Mayor Mary Lowther has suggested the village institute a "ReGreen the Village" fund, which would go toward reforesting areas where trees had to be chopped down after the October storm. More...

Local News

Lifelong resident celebrates 101st birthday

Richard Hemann is so inspired by his friend Marian Dye that he wanted to acknowledge her 101st birthday in a special way. Dye was born Feb. 10, 1906 as Marian Miller in Williamsville and grew up on Eagle Street. More...

Councilman Ward offers internships

Internships are available in the office of Amherst Town Council Member Daniel Ward at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. Ward, a Democrat, is one of the six council members in the Town of Amherst. More...

Middle-class taxpayers in danger of $3,000 tax hike in 2008

A potential tax increase in the $3,000 range is threatening middle class incomes, and Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-Amherst, says he has a solution for it. More...

Police Blotter

Cats, picture cause burglary scare

(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, Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

ECMC important to city, suburbs

In the article "Hospitals, healthcare face uncertain future" (Jan. 24 and 25, Community Outlook), Keaton T. More...

The truth lies in the numbers

I read in a recent Amherst Bee that residents are questioning their 2007 tax bills. It is not surprising when some of the numbers don't agree with promises and statements made to the papers. More...

Education

Intoxicated students leave North High School dance in ambulance

Two Williamsville North High School students left Friday night's dance in an ambulance following excessive alcohol consumption. Amherst police and Getzville firefighters responded to the school around 9:22 p.m. More...

AROUND THE WORLD IN AN HOUR

Saima Siddiqui creates a henna design on fifth grader Claire Grant's hand during Windermere Boulevard Elementary's International Fair held on Feb. 8. More...

Heim Middle School posts honor roll

Heim Middle School has named the following students the honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Fifth Grade Merit Roll Ashley Balicki, Timothy Brown, Emily Burow, Joseph Cavalieri, Julia Cerny, Alexander Cerra, More...

Lifestyles

A little help with the DATING GAME

Local matchmaker to star in A&E reality show

There's an old saying that you don't have to have a lover on Valentine's Day, you just gotta have love. While this may be true for some, it isn't for Patti Novak. More...

Couple marry in Connecticut ceremony

Cristina Freyre married Jeffrey D. Batt in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich, Conn. The Rev. Michael Moynihan officiated. The bride is the daughter of Nancy N. and Eneas P. More...

Biber- LaRuffa

Judy and Marshall Biber of Elma announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Biber, to Brian LaRuffa, son of Maryjane and Joseph LaRuffa of Lockport. Miss Biber is a 1994 Iroquois Central High School graduate. More...

Business

Business News

Timothy M. Keller has been named as managing director of Metlife's Greater Buffalo Agency, located at 150 Essjay Road, Suite 100, Williamsville. More...

Business News

Wayne J. Lachut of Amherst, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Erie, Penn. More...

Palladino's

Out of the office, into the kitchen

The days of sitting in a cubicle lasted 12 years for Darren Palaszewski before he decided it was time for a career change. More...

October storm

Town bills $22.6 million to FEMA

The Town of Amherst will be sending the Federal Emergency Management Agency a bill for $22.6 million from the October storm, Supervisor Satish Mohan said. More...

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Kindel sites Mohan as reason for not seeking GOP endorsement

Seeking his seventh term on the Amherst Town Board, Council Member Bill Kindel said he will run without the endorsement of the town's Republican party. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Outside funding sources may be libraries' answer

The problem of finding funding for Erie County libraries is not going away anytime soon. More...

Spindle items

NOT TODAY

- I can get over the fact that I won't have flowers on my desk today, and I don't mind that my dinner won't be at some candlelit, fancy restaurant. More...

Spindle items

OH GREAT, IT'S FEB. 14

Valentine's Day is a day to express how much you love someone. It's a day to celebrate cupid's arrow and every couple that he has brought together. Well, what about the people that haven't been bitten by the love bug? 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

Anne V. Stutz, retired N.Y. Telephone dispatcher

Anne V. Stutz, 86, a retired dispatcher for New York Telephone, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in Harbour Health in Buffalo. Born Anne Ventura in Buffalo, she attended Hutchinson Technical High School. More...

Rhona Repp, math teacher

A memorial service for Rhona Repp was held Sunday, Feb. 4 at Christ United Methodist Church. Mrs. Repp, 88, formerly of Amherst, a math teacher, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Wilmington, Del. More...

Roger S. Scurci, founded Dessert Deli

Roger S. Scurci, 54, founder of Dessert Deli, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in his Williamsville home. Mr. Scurci grew up in Williamsville and graduated from Williamsville South High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Center to present concert on Valentine's Day The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will host the Legends of Motown starring The Temptations and The Marvelettes at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Super Bowl champion

Sweet Home grad helps Colts win Super Bowl XLI

Days after helping the Indianapolis Colts win Super Bowl XLI, Keith O'Neil, a 1999 Sweet Home High School graduate, still can't believe the experience is over. "I don't think it has really sunk in," O'Neil said in a phone interview last week. More...

Wallden powers East hoops over South

Too much Brian Wallden combined with a lack of defensive effort by Williamsville South led Williamsville East to a 71-53 home win last Thursday. Wallden finished with 36 points, outrebounded the entire South team, 22-21, and blocked five shots. More...

Commentary

What a bust?! Wilson still not hall of famer

What exactly will it take to see Ralph C. Wilson's likeness displayed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame among those of other worthy contributors? I'm guessing an act of God. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Feb. 15 AIR HEART, written and performed by Mara Neimanis, presented by Theatre Plus, through Feb. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

An 'Odd' pair

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? Find out when Rocking Horse Productions presents the American comedy classic "The Odd Couple," from Feb. 16-25 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...

Performance

Thursday, Feb. 15 The Intermedia Performance Studio presents Human Trails, one performance only, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the UB Center for the Arts UB Art Gallery, second floor, UB north campus, Amherst. More...

Family Activities

Feb. 17 Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Nature Walks Penn-Dixie Site in Hamburg, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, led by a naturalist. More...