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May 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect arrested for tattooing in basement

A 14-year-old girl said it was a Mother's Day gift but her mom wasn't pleased when her daughter got a tattoo. The Fairgreen Drive resident called Amherst police on May 14 after she discovered her daughter had a tattoo on one of her arms. More...

Local News

50 years

Monsignor Yunk marks anniversary on Memorial Day

A retired Army colonel, Monsignor Michael J. Yunk will celebration the 50th anniversary of his ordination on Memorial Day. A Williamsville resident, Monsignor Yunk has served in area churches, as well as overseas with the U.S. More...

County GOP endorses Rowles for 14th district

Erie County Republican Committee members have formally endorsed Bradley Rowles Jr. as the candidate for Erie County Legislature in the 14th District. The district represents portions of the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda. More...

Mohan supports Ward's motion to seek investigation into Town's deputy position

The debate at May 14's Amherst Town Board's work session on the rights of the deputy supervisor continued into Monday's regular meeting. More...

Police Blotter

Woman in need of bathroom tries to get into home

(Editor's 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

Totes not enough to rid town of rats

I read with interest the article "Rodents now face totes in town, village" in the May 2 Amherst Bee. I think we need more than totes to eliminate the rat population. Recently I encountered one of the "beasts" while driving down our street. More...

Deputy supervisor debate needs to end

Council Members Dan Ward's and Deborah Bruch Bucki's refusal to participate in board meetings presided over by Deputy Supervisor Roy Wixson defies their oath to uphold state laws. More...

Board members acted within rights

The rule of law must prevail in legislative proceedings. This belief compels response to the Amherst Bee's editorial about participation in the May 14th work session of the Amherst Town Board. More...

Education

School News

Mill Middle School students took part in a debate, via teleconferencing, against a fifth grade class from Union East Elementary School, Cheektowaga. The students debated the issues of global warming. More...

Sweet Home sets screening dates

Sweet Home Central School District will hold kindergarten screening from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, June 18 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the district offices, 1901 Sweet Home Road. More...

Amherst Central students celebrate prom at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott Hotel

David Robinson captures a memory on his cell phone during the May 19th prom. More...

Lifestyles

Old home, new face

St. John's Lutheran Home keeps mission, changes methods

For nearly 150 years, the St. John's Lutheran Home has provided services to Western New York children. More...

Delores and John Reitmeier

Delores Schumacher's mother died when she was a year-and-a-half old. When she was 4 years old, her father dropped her and her sister and two brothers at the door of the St. John's Lutheran Home for Children. More...

Bride wears mother's crown

Elizabeth Anne Schirra married Dale Francis Vallon in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Depew. The Rev. Bart W. Lipiec officiated. The bride is the daughter of Anna C. More...

Entertainment

George Marcy to per for m

Veteran Broadway performer George Marcy will perform selections from his one-man show, "Anatomy of a Song and Dance Man" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., at Harlem Road, Snyder. More...

Registration open at rec. department

The Town of Amherst Recreation Department has opened registration for its summer programs. More...

MUSICAL WOOD

Chainsaw artist Rick Pratt works on a carving of composer and Buffalo native Harold Arlen in front of the MusicalFare Theatre on Main Street to mark the final production of the theater's "A Rainbow Journey: The Harold Arlen Story." The carving is More...

Board admits Rensch Road rezoning was a mistake

The Amherst Town Board has backed down following a lawsuit filed on May 16 by the University at Buffalo, in which UB claimed the board's March 19 vote to rezone parcels of Rensch Road was illegal. More...

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Memorial Day to be honored in town

Several events will be held in Amherst on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The George F. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

It's next generation's turn on Memorial Day

The men and women who have quietly walked for many years among the tombstones of this nation's cemeteries prior to Memorial Day, deftly pushing miniature American flags beside the graves of their deceased comrades, need some relief. More...

Spindle items

+ WHAT MATTERS IN THE END - Many of us were silenced during the overtime period of the Sabres game on Saturday when Ottawa scored, ending the Sabres dreams of winning the Stanley Cup in 2007. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 25, 1882 At his residence near Wolf's Mills, Amherst, John Brunner, aged 38 years, died Monday of typhoid pneumonia after an illness of nine days. Fishermen are not telling as large stories this year as usual. 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

Raymond E. Cook, former Amherst Male Glee Club member

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder, for Raymond E. Cook, 93, of Snyder, who died Nov. 17, 2006. Mr. More...

Robert H. Reif, retired NY Telephone Co. supervisor

Robert H. Reif, 77, of Amherst, a retired New York Telephone Company supervisor, died Monday, May 14, 2007, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Angeline Burgio, homemaker

Over the years, Angeline Burgio worked for Curtiss-Wright, FN Burt's, and Sammy's Drive Inn, but her children said her most successful job was that of an unselfish, loving and caring mother and grandmother. Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Webkinz raffle to be held at Kadimah School A collection of rare, discontinued mint-condition Webkinz will be raffled now through May 31 at the Kadimah School, 1085 Eggert Road, Amherst. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program. More...

Sports

Cor rection

Margaux Gill, not Angela Sobatka as reported in last week's Bee, scored the U12 Revolution soccer team's second goal in a 3-1 win over the U-13 Akron on Tuesday, May 8. More...

Plimpton earns more pitching honors

Chelsea Plimpton can add 100 career wins and New York State all-time strikeout leader to her already unbelievable high school softball resume. The Williamsville South senior pitcher hit win No. More...

All-Catholics

Nardin ends Sacred Heart's win streak in track

The Sacred Heart Academy girls track team's win streak in the Monsignor Martin Association is over. More...

Bee There

Stars and stripes The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be celebrating America when "Stars and Stripes Forever!" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo. More...

Business

LaFalce joins HoganWillig

The Amherst law firm of HoganWillig has announced that former Rep. John J. LaFalce will be special counsel to the firm and will maintain an office at the firm's Amherst location. More...

East students excel in state business leaders competition

Members of the Williamsville East High School Future Business Leaders Association won three first-place awards at the recent state Future Business Leaders competition. More...

BPW fundraiser, auction set

Buffalo/Amherst Business and Professional Women will hold its annual scholarship basket auction and wine tasting, "Uncork the Future," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Fairdale Banquet Facility, 672 Wehrle Drive, near Union Road, Amherst. More...