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June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Storm survivor

Catherine Street homeowner Herman Seitz applies a coat of stain and preservative to a bear carving created from a tree damaged by the October storm. The carving was done by chain saw artists Rick and Judy Pratt. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

East grad begins movie career

2003, Alyssa Hill headed south to the North Carolina School of the Arts to pursue a degree in art direction. More...

New Tim Hortons locations address old traffic concerns

The overwhelming number of cars stopping at Tim Hortons has caused traffic backups in the drive-throughs leaving vehicles pouring into streets. More...

Neighbor relies on training to battle grease fire

A gathering of friends for a Friday fish fry turned tragic when the grease heating on a stove ignited. More...

Police Blotter

Giant slice of pizza reported on Millersport

(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

Harmony Party moves for change

On Tuesday, June 19, the voters of the Village of Williamsville will have a clear choice. It is for dedicated, hard-working committed individuals who will stay for their full terms. It is time to say no to the chaos started by the Vision Party. More...

Special Olympics drew 400 athletes

The 35th year of the Special Olympics Spring Games in Erie County were held on Sunday, June 3 at the Sweet Home High School athletic facility. More...

Reader wishes columnist well

As a regular reader of Brian Ackley's weekly political column in the Bee Group Newspapers, I wish him well in his new position in Florida. More...

Education

Southern Exposure

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North High School posts honor roll

The following North High School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Honor Roll Grade 9 Rachelle Abelson, Melissa Ansell, Margaret Antalek, Alexa Arbogast, Kylie Arcara, Olivia Arcara, As More...

SS. Peter and Paul names honor roll

The following SS. Peter and Paul students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the third quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Honor Roll Eighth Grade Collins, Julia; Georges, Joseph; Leavens, Taylor; Miller, Ben; Shanahan, More...

Lifestyles

Lemonade stand fundraiser to be held

Gymboree Play & Music of Williamsville with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation will hold a charity lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research from 12 to 4 p.m. More...

Traveling theater alive once again

Jewish Repertory Theatre finds audiences - multiple WNY homes

"If you Google 'Jewish theatre artists,' the list just goes on and on." Those words, spoken by Saul Elkin, are part of the cornerstone of the philosophy of the Jewish Repertory Theatre, now in its fourth season. More...

JRT's 'Old Wicked Songs' set at MusicalFare

As the last show of its 2006-07 season, the Jewish Repertory Theatre will present "Old Wicked Songs" from June 7 through July 1 at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Suite 810, Amherst. More...

Business

Quality desserts at Ettaro's

For freshness, quality and everyday reasonable prices, Ettaro's Italian Desserts is the place to go. Conveniently located in Amherst, Ettaro's offers a variety of freshly baked mouthwatering Italian cookies, pastries, pies and cakes. More...

Law firm to focus on cases involving the trucking industry

Attorneys Donna L. Burden, Philip M. Gulisano and Jonathan S. Hickey have founded the law firm of Burden, Gulisano & Hickey, LLC, in Suite 320 of the Brisbane Building, 403 Main St., Buffalo. Formerly of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. More...

Business News

PRWeek ranked Travers Collins & Company 120th in its list of top-grossing public relations firms in the United States, making it the highest-ranking Buffalo based firm. PRWeek's annual list ranks companies in regard to U.S. More...

Town restarts Rensch Road rezoning procedure

Residents of Rensch Road told the Amherst Town Board on Monday that its lack of efficiency is costing them money. More...

School resource officer approved for Sweet Home

The concept of having a school resource officer on duty in an Amherst institution is one step closer to reality. More...

Millard Fillmore Suburban reaches halfway mark

Emergency room volume increases

To the untrained eye one might wonder how Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's reconstruction project will be completed in just four short months but President Christopher Lane says it will happen. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Place a moratorium on creating committees

Supervisor Satish Mohan said at Monday's work session that he never knew the town had a Citizens Advisory Committee on Privacy. He claims he doesn't know about it yet it was formed on Jan. 16, a meeting that he attended. More...

Spindle items

+ BY ANY OTHER NAME - It has become an office joke that I am called Jennifer almost more than Jessica. Even when I answer my phone with the rehearsed greeting, "Amherst Bee this is Jessica, how can I help? More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 8, 1882 "A splendid instrument" is an expression we have heard used by several of our citizens who have purchased pianos of Mr. John M. Shuler, the justly celebrated piano manufacturer of 916 Main Street, Buffalo. Mr. More...

Bee Heard

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

Robert C. Austin, retired vice-president of Strate Welding Supply Co.

Robert C. Austin, a retired vice-president of Strate Welding Supply Co. in Buffalo, died Saturday, May 26, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Austin resided in Williamsville from 1969 to 1989. More...

Earl E. Jones, hospital executive, archivist

Earl E. Jones, 87, of Amherst, a retired Buffalo General Hospital executive, died Friday June 1, 2007. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of East High School and attended Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. More...

Rev. William A. Leising, missionary

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 in St. Mary's Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville for Rev. William A. Leising. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI to hold meeting at St. Paul's Church The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its monthly educational meeting for families with a mentally ill loved one at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at St. More...

Sports

Flotilla 33 to hold safe boating course

Flotilla 33, Buffalo is presenting America's Boating Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at St. Patrick's Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. More...

Class A champs

South softball shuts out WS East, wins fifth straight section crown

Williamsville South, led by senior captains Chelsea Plimpton and Lisa Fronczak, helped the Lady Billies win the team's fifth consecutive Section VI Class A championship, shutting out seventh seed West Seneca East, 2-0 on Saturday, June 2 at Niagara More...

Girls lacrosse

Lady Tigers put forth great effort, lose Far West Regional

Since Amherst gained a girls lacrosse program 13 years ago, they've been the standard for Section VI excellence in the sport. More...

Bee There

Bee There

Polish celebration Polish heritage will be celebrated this weekend when the fifth annual Polish Heritage Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, June 8-10 at the Agri-Center at The Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

Grand-slam comedy Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions will be taking theatregoers out to the ballgame with the comedy "Rounding Third," June 8-23 at the Marie Maday Theatre at Canisius College. More...

Festivals

fri. 8-sun. 10 Polish Festival - Polish culture, traditions, exhibits, food and entertainment for the whole family at The Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. A concert by Peter Cetera will begin at 8 p.m. More...

Speakers Lectures

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