Weekly Feature



May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lest we forget

Getzville firefighters march down Main Street Monday, above, during the annual Amherst Memorial Day parade. A long trail of community groups follows behind them. More...

Local News

Physician assistant deployed to Africa

When most of us think of Africa, we think of exotic animals roaming wild in the jungle, safaris on the expansive savannah and hunters looking for their next kill - all images that have been portrayed on the Discovery Channel, in movies like "Tarza More...

Residents asked to identify vacancies

The Town of Amherst is developing a list of vacant or abandoned residential and commercial properties and is asking residents for help. "The town's 43,000 parcels are spread out over 54 square miles within the town's boundaries. More...

Road construction projects under way in Erie County

There are several construction projects taking place throughout Erie County that will have motorists sitting in traffic or finding alterative routes. 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

Mark M. Jasen, deputy town attorney

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday, May 30, in Christ the King Church for Mark M. Jasen Sr., Amherst deputy town attorney for the past year. Mr. Jasen died May 23, 2007. 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...

Sister Jeanne Marie Schwartz, teacher, medical records clerk

Sister Jeanne Marie Schwartz, 98, a native of Sharon, Pa., died on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at St. Mary of the Angels in Williamsville. The former Anna Schwartz entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Spanish story time slated at Barnes & Noble "Spanish Especially for You Story Time" will be held for toddlers and preschoolers at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 7 and June 21, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 1, Amherst. More...

Sports

Boys tennis

Amherst's Binder wins his first section title

Ari Binder can no longer say he hasn't won a Section VI boys singles title. The Amherst senior defeated Hamburg sophomore Matt Kane, 6-0, 7-6 (4) for his first section crown on Wednesday, May 23 at Lancaster High School. More...

Baseball

North, East upset; Sweet Home bows out in prequarters

The top two seeds in Class AA and A baseball are out of the Section VI Tournament. More...

Commentar y

Riffel made tough job look easy

Pointing to Bill Riffel's three Monsignor Martin Association titles in four years or his undefeated league season this year is usually where people stop in measuring the coach. More...

Bee There

'My Favorite Things'

The Lancaster Opera House will be alive with "The Sound of Music" from June 1-17. Maria leaves an Austrian convent to become governess to a widowed naval officer, Captain Von Trapp, and his children. More...

Entertainment

Towne Players turns 50

Looking for an evening of affordably priced, high-quality family entertainment? Look no farther than the Sheridan Parkside Community Center in Tonawanda, home of the Towne Players theater group. More...

Art

June 1 Scrapbook- A multi-media installation with haunting memories projected onto suspended panels of paper. More...

Dance

now-sun. 3 Chita Rivera's the Dancer's Life - Legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Chita Rivera, who starred as Anita in the original cast of "West Side Story," comes to Buffalo. More...

Williamsville schools

Code of conduct adopted

The Williamsville Central School District adopted a code of conduct for the 2007-08 school year at its board meeting on Tuesday night, May 22. However, the approval didn't come without the board first airing some grievances with the policy. More...

Extra totes available mid-June

The price of extra totes has been set at $55 each for both the 65- and 95-gallon totes in the Town of Amherst. Interim Senior Refuse Officer Charlie Moses said they will be available in approximately three weeks. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Support the Ride for Roswell, help to find a cure

According to the American Cancer Society Web site, approximately 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2007. This year, as many as 559,650 Americans are expected to die from the disease. More...

Spindle items

+ WHEELIE BINS - I recently read one of the most bizarre stories ever written, courtesy of the Oxford Mail, a daily newspaper published in the city that is home to the oldest English speaking university in the world. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 1, 1882 This is a free country and we are glad to welcome strangers to our shores, come from where they will, provided they intend to make good and law-abiding citizens. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk men refuse to leave wedding hall

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Letters to the Editor

More than meets the eye on Mill

The Williamsville School District budget of $145,255,205 and the three proposed propositions were passed on May 15. As a resident and taxpayer on Mill Street, I want to thank the voters who voted "no" on Proposition No. 2. The $4. More...

School Board president thankful

The students and residents of the Williamsville School District were the winners on election day May 15. More...

Village parks not forgotten

As volunteer chair and also secretary to the Village Parks Committee, I would like to respond to comments made in the Bee Heard and Letter to the Editor columns of the Amherst Bee published May 23, 2007. More...

Education

School News

The Amherst Central High School Academy Awards will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Sonoma Grille, Snyder. Eligible nominees are participants in either the fall 2006 or the spring 2007 productions. Tickets are $18 pre-sale and $25 at the door. More...

Williamsville District reading forum set

In order to address the issue of students in the Williamsville School District who struggle with reading, the district's Parent Teacher Association, the Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association and Shared Decision Making Committee will More...

Mill Middle teacher honored

Mill Middle School teacher Kenneth Huff was recently one of 93 teachers honored with the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Huff, who teaches sixth-grade science, was the only science winner from New York. More...

Lifestyles

Rummage sale slated at St. Pius X

The Altar & Rosary Society will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at St. Pius X Church, Father Weber Center, 1700 N. French Road, near Klein Road. More...

Amherst Museum presents Herb Faire

Any day of the year, the public can visit the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, for a glimpse into the life of days long ago. But from 10 a.m. More...

Village farmer's market to premiere June 2

This summer, the Village of Williamsville will be featuring a farmer's market every Saturday from June 2 to Oct. 27. More...

Business

Customers reminded choice is 'Initially Yours'

"Customer service is a lost skill in Buffalo, and we're trying to bring it back." Krista Schultz, owner of Initially Yours, 4553 Main St., in Snyder, had just that quote in mind when she opened the doors to her store on Jan. 19 of this year. More...

Meetings

Labor Dept. sets workshop for union officials The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor Management Standards will sponsor a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the Niagara Center, 130 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. More...

Chamber sets afterhours event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has planned its next Business After House for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 5431 Transit Road, between Klein and Maple roads, Amherst. More...