Weekly Feature



June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Highway superintendent race now has challengers

While several residents have announced their candidacy for Amherst Town Board, incumbent Bob Anderson was the sole candidate for highway superintendent. That changed this past week when two residents said they are now in the race. More...

Rotary Club Strawberry Social set for June 20

The Williamsville Rotary Club will hold its annual Strawberry Social from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 in Island Park in Williamsville. The major benefactor of the event is the Village Youth Board. The social will be held rain or shine. More...

Walk the Villages steps into its third year

In its third consecutive year, the Walk the Villages program will continue to support healthy living through exercise as well as economic success by promoting local businesses throughout towns and villages in Western New York. 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

Rudolf L. Bauer, retired Westvaco GM

A memorial service for Amherst resident Rudolf L. More...

Memorial service to be held Saturday for former town supervisor Jack Sharpe

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville for John R. "Jack" Sharpe. Mr. Sharpe, who was Amherst supervisor for 15 years, died Dec. More...

E. Roberta Watson, retired clothing designer

E. Roberta Watson, 82, of Amherst, a retired clothing designer, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. Born in Louisa, Ky., the former Ethel Roberta Blankenship lived in Amherst for 59 years. 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. Thursday, June 21, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 1, Amherst. More...

Sports

Golf tourney for student leadership to be held

A golf tournament to raise funds to send middle and high school students to Student Leadership University will be held on Monday, June 25 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 12292 Clarence Center Road, Akron. The event is a 7:30 a.m. More...

Stanley Cup champion

Will East grad Todd Marchant helps Anaheim Ducks win first NHL crown

Growing up, Todd Marchant played on hockey teams that had great success but never won the big game. More...

South softball's state title quest falls short

Williamsville South's quest for their third New York State Championship in four years fell short as they lost a heartbreaking 2-0 decision to Section V's Victor in the Class A Far West Regional on Wednesday, June 6 at Brockport State College. More...

Bee There

Bee There

Send your events & listings The goal of BeeThere is to provide readers with a quick reference guide to events in their community as well as things happening around Western New York. The deadline is 5 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

Acting up Get ready to laugh out loud as two one-act comedies are coming to the Ghostlight Theatre for two weekends beginning June 15. "Any Body For Tea," by C.B. More...

Film/Video

wed. 14-fri. 15 . More...

CD REVIEW

'Between Head and Heart' a Bravo CD

Local singer/songwriter/pianist Jason Bravo's "Between Head and Heart" is a heartfelt 10-song CD. More...

Police say bike path rapist case never went cold

For seven hours Amherst police were face to face with a man they had been hunting for more than 20 years. Altemio Sanchez was in custody, the man believed to be the infamous bike path rapist. More...

Amherst hockey's favorite son

Marchant first product of town program to win Stanley Cup

Used pair of kid's hockey skates: $40. A wooden stick and some tape: $25. Watching your son skate around with the Stanley Cup: priceless. More...

Editorial

Get in shape, shop with Walk the Villages

The mission of the Walk the Villages program is to encourage walking for health and wellness, while promoting intercommunity visitation and access to neighborhoods and businesses. More...

Spindle items

+ AND BABY MAKES THREE - Three years ago, when serving as Cheektowaga Bee editor I wrote a Spindle about Father's Day and how my brother in-law was expecting to be a dad a second time around. Well it's time again for a similar Spindle. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 15, 1882 A tramp called at Mr. P.J. Zent's house last Sunday, asked for something to eat, and was given a good dinner. On passing through the hall, he rewarded the hospitality by stealing Mr. Zent's hat. Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Youths take joy ride in golf carts

(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

Community comes to the rescue

Jerry and I wish to express our sincere thanks to those considerate and sincere neighbors who came to our rescue during the fantastic Memorial Day parade. Although we are at least old enough to know better, we opted to sit on the lawn. More...

Vandalism will not be tolerated

On Thursday evening, May 31, several residents of Foxpoint, Foxpoint West and Presidents Walk gathered for the annual planting of the flower beds on the neighborhood entranceway island. More...

Parade is anything but disgraceful

This note is in response to the caller whose message was printsolely ed in the "Bee Heard" column published June 6. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle School post honor roll

Sweet Home Middle School announced the following students have achieved honor and merit roll status for the third quarter: Honor Roll Grade 8 Sarosh H. Ahmed, Summer N. Amoia, Timothy M. Anger, Kristina S. Antonov, Eleni. More...

District stands by field trip decision

Since parental outrage over a recent Mill Middle School field trip surfaced, Williamsville Central School District officials have reviewed the issue and stand by the decision to visit religious places. More...

DOSE OF REALITY-

Sweet Home High School junior Ashley Williams plays the role of a victim in a drunk driving accident during an assembly on Friday that simulated the effects of drinking and driving. More...

Lifestyles

Chicken and Jazz slated at Methodist church

A chicken dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, at Harlem, Snyder. More...

'One class, three buildings'

Williamsville North, South, East reunite for 30th reunion

High school is a tumultuous time for many people - full of ups and downs, good times and bad. For the sophomore classes at Williamsville North and South High schools, one year of high school somewhat marred the rest. More...

L.A. actor, South grad returns for reunion

Although he was 10 years behind the splitting of the schools, actor Steve Abbott will be attending his 20th Williamsville South High School reunion this year. More...

Business

Family business helps cherish their memories

Sixty years ago, a married couple took their love for photography and expanded it into a photo processing laboratory. More...

Meetings

Canisius offers management seminar The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College, in collaboration with Quality Engineering Services, will offer a breakfast seminar titled "Managing for Results: Tools to Improve your Organizatio More...

Howard's Shoes to close last door after more than 50 years

A staple on Sheridan Drive will soon be no more. Howard's Shoes will close its doors the third week of July, or when the shoes are gone. Owner Joe Giangreco said he looks forward to his retirement after more than 55 years in the business. More...