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April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Amherst valedictorian named Sudoku world champ

Do you Sudoku? Thomas Snyder does, better than anyone else in the world. The 1998 valedictorian for Amherst High School was named the World Sudoku Champion on April 1 in the Czech Republic, beating a field of more than 30 international teams. More...

Local News

Village garbage totes to be distributed week of April 16

Williamsville has adopted a new solid waste law requiring all property owners to use refuse totes for the storage and collection of garbage. Delivery of the totes to village residents will begin the week of April 16. More...

Community News

YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently honored Alison Schick with the Northeast branch's Employee of the Year award, and office clerk Vivian Heverley received the 2006 President's Award for her commitment to excellence and decision to the YMCA's mission. More...

Re-Tree WNY donates 25 American elms to town

It has been seven months since Western New York was hit with one of the most devastating storms in history and the effects can still be seen on almost every street in Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Thief rummages through car; wants to smell good

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Final pass through town is too early

I have been reading with interest on the "final" cleanup of the storm. I am confused and amazed that the town is under the impression that this current round of cleanup will be the last one. More...

A gem in the north, support the theater

I wonder if the people in Western New York realize what amenities we have here? I'm referring to the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. More...

Education

Amherst School Board accepts Ford's resignation

The Amherst Central School Board of Education formally accepted the resignation for retirement effective July 1 of Superintendent Dennis Ford at the April 3 meeting. More...

North teacher chosen for exclusive dinner with Oprah

It was 6:30 a.m. Lisa Carney, dressed in a bathrobe, was still in "a fog" as she stumbled to her front door, slightly annoyed with who was bothering her household so early in the morning. More...

Additional state aid among items to lower budget

The Amherst Central School District received more state aid than anticipated from the New York State 2007-08 budget. More...

Sports

Ladies golf league names board members

The Tan Tara Nine-Hole and 18-Hole Ladies Golf Leagues will open its season on April 24 with a dinner celebration at the Tan Tara Golf Course. More...

Amherst girls lacrosse tries to close gap

Amherst coach Janet Battaglia has figured out an easy way to denounce the notion that Section VI girls lacrosse teams cannot compete with schools from Rochester (Section V) and Syracuse (Section III). Just play them. More...

Amherst boys lacrosse faces a crossroad

Amherst has been the dominant team in Section VI Class B for the last six years but by the way they're playing so far this year, a section crown looks far away. Through five games, the reigning six-time section champs are 2-3. More...

Bee There

Symphonic

thurs. 12 .      Flute Studio Recital - Students of Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman will play selections beginning at noon Thursday, April 12 at the UB Baird Recital Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst. More...

Thursday, April 12 BAROQUE ART MEETS BAROQUE MUSIC, music and art presentation with Martha Dunkelman, art history, and Jane Cary, harpsichord, 2:30 p.m., Marie Maday Theatre, Lyons Hall, Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Spider-Man Unmasked: UB presents behind the scenes look at a Hollywood stunt man

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Spider-Man Unmasked at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for the Arts, North Campus, 103 Center for the Arts. More...

Literature

thurs. 12 .      Contemporary British Poets Round Table and Readings - Part of the "Poetics Plus Series" with Andrea Brady, Keston Sutherland, Peter Manson and Robin Purves, 4 p.m. More...

Theatre

thurs. 12 The Dining Room Buffalo's own A.R. Gurney's comedic tale of the "lost" room in the American home, under the direction of Kim Dossinger. The Amherst Players presentation runs Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. More...

Investigation into police department begins

Justice Department to review hiring

Only a small portion of the Town of Amherst's employees are considered minorities, a statistic that Council Member Dan Ward said he wants addressed. More...

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Aerial view

Greg Coniglio, a guide at the Amherst Nature View Park, points out a bird during a bird watching tour on Saturday. Michael and Melissa Goodman focus their binoculars to see it. The hike was run through the Western New York Land Conservancy. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Police Department hiring done in fair manner

Williamsville, Sweet Home and Amherst are some of the most diversified school districts in Western New York, bringing together a melting pot of races, ethnicities and religions. More...

Spindle items

+ BRING IT ON - I welcome the beeping cars until 1 a.m., the shouts from Elmwood Avenue audible from my apartment and the crowds at the bars and restaurants. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 13, 1882 It is with sincere sorrow that we write the words that announce the death of Mr. Sidney Parker, which occurred about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, of typhoid fever. 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

Mary J. Derrico, restaurant co-owner

Mary J. Derrico, 87, of Amherst, formerly of West Seneca, a retired restaurant co-owner, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Heathwood Heath Care Center, Amherst. Born Mary Armeli, she grew up in Jamestown and attended Jamestown schools. More...

Mary A. Selover, homemaker

Mary Alberta Selover, 99, a homemaker, formerly of Williamsville, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Oriskany, N.Y. She was two weeks away from her 100th birthday. More...

Deaths

KETZER, Antoinette J. of Amherst, died Sunday, April 8, 2007; wife of Norbert J. Ketzer; mother of Christine Fliss , Mary Jo Hanny, Paul Ketzer and Peter Ketzer; twin sister of Josephine A. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tree-planting training to be held April 14 The first training session for tree-planting volunteers will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue. More...

Lifestyles

Parents in the driver's seat

School bus safety fair to be held at Eastern Hills Mall

D riving a school bus isn't the easiest of jobs. It's not just about operating a bulky machine, it's also about being entrusted with the lives of the community's young people. More...

Williamsville students display art at Women and Children's hospital

Children's art often graces the doors of household refrigerators and even the walls of office cubicles used by proud parents. However, a piece of art by Maple West Elementary pupil Mary Trbovich is in a slightly more populated place. More...

SILVER STARS

Girl Scout Troop 139 from the Dodge Service Unit in East Amherst is working on their silver award by collecting and sorting household and personal items for the International Institute, 864 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. More...

Business

Business News

Look GR8 Feel GR8 Conference for Women, will introduce a new instructive concept in women's total health. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. More...

Business News

Stand Advertising in Amherst has been selected by Niagara County Community College as advertising agency of record for a renewable one-year term. NCCC advertising had been handled in-house for the last five years. More...

Organization now comes with help

Stuff. Most everyone has it. Some can keep the clutter under control, others ponder the thought years before they do something about it. For those who don't know where to start there is help. More...