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March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

President of Amherst Youth Foundation seeks seat on Town Board

Snyder resident and local businessman Guy R. Marlette has officially announced his candidacy for the Amherst Town Board. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Maylin pens new perspective on storm

Many people can tell stories about last October's massive snowstorm that knocked out electrical power across Western New York. But nobody in the area has a story from the disaster that is like Grace Maylin's. More...

Fiegl will retire end of March, was town's first refuse officer

When Len Fiegl started with Amherst's Highway Department the town didn't even have a garbage program. When he retires on March 31 he will step down as senior refuse officer of the largest private garbage program west of Albany in New York State. More...

Siblings honor father's memory by supporting Eggertsville center

Joe Lang is remembered as someone who wanted to help as many people as he could - and that lesson has stayed with his children. Patrick, Michael and Mollie Lang will be donating $25,000 to the Eggertsville Community Center on Bailey Avenue. More...

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

William Felski, retired restaurateur, motel owner

Services were held Monday, March 5 at at Pacer Funeral Home for William Felski. Mr. More...

Anthony J. DiQuilio, retired Williamsville science teacher

Anthony J. DiQuilio, 78, of Amherst, a retired Williamsville Central School District science teacher, died Wednesday, Feb, 28, 2007, in Bristol Village in Clarence Center. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Joan A. Baer, South economics teacher, guidance counselor

Joan A. Baer, 76, of Amherst, a former Williamsville South High School economics teacher and guidance counselor, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Beechwood Nursing Home. Born in Buffalo, she was a 1948 graduate of Mt. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Songwriters showcase to be held at Audubon Tricentennial music presents Songwriter's Showcase from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

North High School to perform musical classic 'Bye Bye Birdie'

by JILL SCHMELZER Reporter Students at Williamsville North High School will perform the 1950s classic "Bye Bye Birdie." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. March 8, 9 and 10 with matinee shows at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. More...

Local woman leads cheerleaders to national victory

A 1998 graduate of Williamsville South High School led the cheerleaders at North Tonawanda High School to victory at a national competition in Ocean City, Md., on Feb. 24. More...

First Blues'n March slated for March 9

The Blues Society of Western New York will present the first national blues festival ever held in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at the Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Rd., Cheektowaga. More...

Bee There

Thursday, March 8 AS YOU LIKE IT, presented by Niagara University Theatre, through March 11, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston; $ (box office, 286-8622; Ticketmaster, 852-5000) BROOKLYN BOY, by Donald Marguilies, through March 18, More...

Entertainment

Theatre

Savagery of battle Under way at the Irish Classical Theatre Company is one of Ireland's finest modern dramas, "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme," through Sunday, April 1. More...

Family Activities

now-March 11 Buffalo Home & Garden Show Offering more than 500 exhibits. Shop, get ideas and speak with experts. Hours: 5-9 p.m. through March 8; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 9 and 10; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

Film/Video

March 17 Dissecting Portland - An evening of experimental shorts, including animation, appropriation and documentaries from the City of Roses, guest curated by Melody Owen, beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Mohan suggests making Bailey Avenue one-way

Supervisor Satish Mohan is attempting to prepare the town for a proposed Super Wal-Mart on Sheridan Drive. More...

Board rescinds vote on fund transfers

A unanimous vote to transfer funds from the open-space fund to the Amherst Players and the purchase of Dumpsters has become a 7-0 vote to rescind that motion. The Town Board voted on Monday to rescind its Feb. More...

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Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town Board should have supported task force

The Amherst Town Board's failure to support a motion to change how smoking in movies is portrayed, requested by the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Communities * Healthy Youth, was wrong, especially after many board members said they have personal kn More...

Spindle items

+ REAL NEWS - There has been a lot of talk about the Feb. 26 Town Board meeting in which Supervisor Satish Mohan said the word "foolish" would no longer be tolerated during the public comment period. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 9, 1882 Tuesday was the most quiet election ever held in this village. As everything was harmonious in the Democrat camp, victory naturally perched on their banner. More...

Police Blotter

Name missing from birth certificate causes disturbance

(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

Columnist brings light to issue

I would like to congratulate Brian Ackley for his well reported and insightful column in The Bee Group Newspapers, Feb. 21. Herbert Hauptman could have easily left Buffalo after winning the Nobel Prize in 1985. More...

Pedestrians need to stay out of street

I just want to make a comment on the shoveling of walks issue. I know the importance of keeping walkways clear of snow; however, it is quite annoying when I see so many people walking in the streets, even when there is no snow. More...

Education

Scholarship available

The following is a list of scholarship applications being accepted by various groups. America's Fair, the Erie County Fair, is now accepting applications for the Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship. More...

TUNING IN

Ham radio operator Will Freeman, a student at Williamsville South High School, tests some equipment being sold by Linda Belling at the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club's annual Hamfest held Sunday at the Main-Transit Fire Hall. More...

North High School posts honor roll

The following Williamsville North High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Honor Roll Grade Nine Nabeeha Ahmad, Tariq Ahmed, Marine Andraud, Nicolas Angelo, Melissa Apter, Christo More...

Sports

Class AA champs

Sweet Home upsets Falls, plays in Far West Regionals on Sunday

Sweet Home knew if they were to make it back to Glens Falls this year they would have to first beat Niagara Falls. No problem. More...

Mt. Mercy upsets Sacred Heart in MMA final

Mt. Mercy played the underdog to perfection in this year's Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball tournament. More...

Commentary

Levy sending message to Bills personnel

One of the most dangerous titles to have around Western New York is veteran football player. More...

Business

Fix wins Stevie award

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, won a Stevie Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business Saturday night in New York City. More...

Home Solutions finds its place

Owners will be featured home show speakers

Home organizing and staging professionals Jamie Shaner and Lynn Clark know about putting things into their place and recently they found the right niche for their business, Home Solutions of Western New York. More...

Holiday Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine available 24 hours a day

It's not uncommon for Dr. Bohdan Dejneka to visit a patient at 2 a.m. or to answer his work phone on the weekends. More...