Weekly Feature



May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Family plans basketball game to 'Knockout Cancer'

Even though Alexander Grano wasn't born when his father David beat cancer, he is working to make sure thousands of children, like him, will have the same opportunity he has had to play with his dad. More...

Local News

Studies suggest bus seatbelts unnecessary

In New York State seatbelts on school buses are an option, and studies show that may be a good thing. More...

Design for drainage plan under way

Ten hours after the Amherst Town Board adjourned its Monday session, representatives of the Engineering Department and the firm of Wendel Duchscherer were meeting on the design of a drainage improvement plan that will look at possible projects in a More...

Dunkin' Donuts manager charged with filing false report, grand larceny

Terese M. Dudek, 19, has been charged with grand larceny and filing a false police report after telling Amherst police she was robbed while making a deposit for Dunkin' Donuts. 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

Joseph W. Kolkmeyer, retired plant manager, community activist

Joseph W. Kolkmeyer, 84, of Williamsville, a retired plant manager and salesman as well as an activist in the Amherst community, died Saturday, May 5, 2007 in Oakwood Nursing Facility, Amherst. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Donald L. Menno, retired industrial waste administrator

Donald L. Menno, 70, of Williamsville, a retired industrial waste administrator for the Buffalo Sewer Authority, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, in Erie County Medical Center. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Final formal meeting of Alpha Sigma Tau set Alpha Sigma Tau, Buffalo Alumnae Chapter will hold its last formal meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14. The meeting will take place in the Amherst home of Marilynn Miller Todd. Call 831-7524 or 949-3380. More...

Sports

South softball wins fifth straight Wildcat tourney

Williamsville South shut out Clarence, 6-0, in the Bracket A final to earn its fifth straight Wildcat Invitational Softball Tournament title. The tournament was held on Saturday, May 5 at Walden Pond in Lancaster. More...

Girls lacrosse

First half surge lifts Amherst over Williamsville East

In a crucial ECIC Division III girls lacrosse contest, Amherst Central defeated Williamsville East, 17-7, on Monday, April 30. At the time, Amherst was 5-0 in league play and East was 4-1. More...

Commentar y

Brett Hull needs to get off my TV

Ihate Brett Hull. I know that sounds like a pretty harsh statement to make, especially considering I've never met the man. But I do. I hate him. And I wish he would just go away. More...

Calendar

Village Meetings

The following events will be held at Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 632-4120. Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. More...

Bee There

'The Guys'

Wendie Malick, Buffalo native and star of TV's "Just Shoot Me," comes back to the area for "The Guys," May 14-16 at Studio Arena Theatre. The production also features Dan Lauria, best known as the dad on "The Wonder Years. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

'Noodles' A comic view of a dysfunctional family trying to cope in the modern age will be on stage when the world premiere production of "Noodles" is at the Ghostlight Theatre beginning Thursday, May 10. "Noodles" by playwright L. More...

Festivals

fri. 11 & sat. 12 Holland Tulip Festival Par ades, r ides, concessions, crafts, beauty pageant and, of course, the flower show. Opens 5 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the Holland High School, Route 16, Holland. More...

Announcements

+ Applications are now being accepted for the 10th annual Parkside Garden Tour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Gardens must be in the Parkside neighborhood. Entries must be received by June 8. More...

Bank robbery remains under investigation

Amherst police continue to investigate a bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery, which both took place at the end of last week. Northwest Savings Bank, 3150 Sheridan Drive, was robbed of $3,000 on Saturday by a man wearing a ski mask. More...

Spin

Kelly Rusin pitched a six-hitter and struck out six Orchard Park batters in helping Williamsville East win, 5-1, in a Bracket B quarterfinal game of the Wildcat Invitational Softball Tournament held on Saturday, May 5 at Walden Pond in Lancaster. More...

Editorial

High schools should adopt alcohol training for parents

Lake Shore Central Senior High School requires parents to attend mandatory alcohol and drug training before their children are allowed to purchase tickets to dances. More...

Spindle items

DAVID F. SHERMAN Managing Editor + RED HANDED - Last week's Meet the Candidates night hosted by the Sweet Home Board of Education was not without its comic moments. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 11, 1882 Last Thursday, the Rough and Ready Fire Company held its annual election of officers. Chosen were J.D. Long, foreman, and Peter Horey, assistant foreman. More...

Police Blotter

Man dressed six months early for Halloween

(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. More...

Letters to the Editor

Smith applauds Police Department

On behalf of the Board of Education, the staff and students of the Williamsville Central School District, I would like to thank the Amherst Police Department, under the leadership of Chief John Moslow, Assistant Chief John Askey, and Detective Sg More...

Family thanks fire company

The family of Jerry Hoffman would like to thank Main-Transit Fire Company for coming to help him in his time of need. They were very respectful, kind and thoughtful of us. More...

Education

FUN (WET) RUN

Heim Middle School students, parents and staff didn't let the rain stop them from taking part in the annual Fun Run held on April 28 at the school to raise funds and awareness for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. More...

Williamsville Schools

Budget tops $145 million, less than 1 percent increase in tax levy

Williamsville Central School District residents will have a lot to decide when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15. This year's election has three open board seats with four candidates, three propositions and a $145 million budget for 2007-08. More...

Amherst Schools

Budget, capital project slated on May 15 ballot

A $40.39 million budget, with a 1.53 percent increase in the property tax levy, is not the only item voters in the Amherst Central School District need to approve on Tuesday, May 15. More...

Lifestyles

GIVE A LITTLE BIT

Brownie Troop 1786 members (from left to right) Rachel Mead, McKenna Rushford, Cameron Zmuda and Lauren Calandra box the food donations they collected from neighbors on Saturday. More...

GIVING BACK

Girl Scout Troop 628 recently collected nonperishable items for the local food pantry in Eggertsville. More...

FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP-

St. John Lutheran Church of Amherst members Laura Karchelmeyer, left, Steve Favale and Nicole Favale, prepare plates of spaghetti during a recent dinner held at the church. The dinner was part of the church's preparation for its 175th anniversary. More...

Business

A total body makeover available at Slim & Tone gym

Three months ago, Amy Butler walked into Slim & Tone and today she is a walking success story. A member of the Forever Fit Program, run through the gym, Butler is boasting the loss of 30 pounds in just three months. She has also lost 13 inches. More...

Meetings

Real estate agent to speak at BNI meeting Bonnie Jakubczak, a real estate agent with Realty USA, will be the keynote speaker at the next Buffalo Niagara International meeting, to be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. More...

E-ZPass tags are available at WNY Wegmans stores

Wegmans is now offering state Thruway E-ZPass tags through a new program. More...