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Williamsville

District names fifth assistant superintendent

At its June 12 meeting, the Williamsville Board of Education appointed Peter Ciarelli to the new position of assistant superintendent of technology services, effective July 23. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Woman spent nine months studying in Israel

How many people can say they have had a life-changing experience? Arielle Seidler, 18, can. For the past nine months she has traveled throughout Israel, exploring the country and returning home with a new view on life. More...

'Women Take Charge' seminar provoked from complaints of stalking in village

Debbie Hanny, owner of Sweet Jenny's, no longer wanted her employees to work in fear after an unwanted customer repeatedly entered the store. More...

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LIVING HISTORY - Snyder resident Jim McCrea pitches a tent during the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend Saturday and Sunday. McCrea posed as an infantryman of the 36th Virginia Company B. 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

Joseph Mendelson Jr., advertising agency owner

Joseph Mendelson Jr., 79, of Williamsville, owner of Joe Mendelson & Associates, a consumer products advertising and public relations agency, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, in Hospice House in Cheektowaga. More...

James M. Niemira Sr., assistant personnel supervisor

James M. Niemira Sr., 61, assistant personnel supervisor for Williamsville Central Schools, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, in his East Amherst home. Born in Depew, Mr. Niemira attended St. More...

Gerard J. Stegmeier, sales executive, volunteer, outdoorsman

Gerard J. Stegmeier, 81, of East Amherst, a sales executive at National Gypsum, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, atVeterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville Farmer's Market continues The Williamsville Farmer's Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 27 at the Williamsville Water Mill, 56 E. Spring St. More...

Lifestyles

BALD is beautiful

Amherst Central High School students shave for a cause

Students at Amherst Central High School got new hairdos on the school's front lawn during the Goin' Bald for Bucks fundraiser for Roswell Park Cancer Institute on June 7. More...

Couple cruise to Caribbean

Amy Klemp married Christopher Mamot in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 16, 2007 in St. Louis Church, Buffalo. Monsignor Robert A. Mack officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mary and Dennis Klemp of Amherst. More...

Couple honeymoon in Jamaica

Jacquelyn Lea Thuman married Michael S. Quintilone in an evening ceremony on Friday, June 15, 2007 in the courtyard of her family's home. The Rev. Todd S. Blackley officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sheryl and Karl A. Thuman Jr. of Amherst. More...

Business

Business News

Time Warner Cable and Cradle Beach Camp has formed a five-year partnership in which Time Warner has pledged more than $200,000 in support work at the camp. Mitchell D. More...

Golf instructor honored by equipment company

A member of the local golf community was recently given a worldwide ranking. South Buffalo resident Mike Callahan, a certified U.S. More...

Meetings

Goodwill now recycling computers Erie County residents can now recycle computer equipment and other household electronics at no cost through Goodwill Industries of Western New York. More...

EXCLUSIVE TO THE WEB

Lowther elected mayor of Williamsville

Village Vision Party candidate Mary E. Lowther was elected mayor of the Village of Williamsville in unofficial results tabulated late Tuesday night. More...

Town receives $15 million from FEMA

Nine months after the October storm, the topic remains on the front burner for the Town of Amherst. While cleanup continues, Supervisor Satish Mohan announced funding has come in to help. Last week the town received a check for $15. More...

Flag Day

The proper way to fold the American flag was demonstrated last Thursday, Flag Day, during outdoor events at Country Parkway Elementary School. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Costs keeping trees' destiny unknown

Storm-damaged trees may start coming down as soon as July and there stands a good chance that residents won't know if a tree near their property will go or stay. More...

Spindle items

+ TURN OFF THE TV - I have to credit my friend Sara with sparking my interest in recreational reading. An English teacher in Syracuse, she suggested some amazing books, thus creating my new appreciation for novels. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 22, 1882 At the Academy Hall, in this Village, tomorrow evening a pleasant occasion is promised at the closing exercises of the school. Those who attend will undoubtedly be well entertained. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Low-flying helicopter causes concern

(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

Motorists to watch for Roswell riders

Riders and volunteers from the Ride for Roswell, presented by Wegmans and the faculty and staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, would like to thank the residents of Amherst in advance for being patient and driving safely as more than 4,000 event More...

Education

School News

Kathryn Przybyla, a student at Sacred Heart Academy, has been selected as a Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Semifinalist by the National Society of High School Scholars. More...

Southern Exposure

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AMONG THE NATION'S BEST - Amherst residents, eighth-graders at Elmwood Franklin School, were recently honored for excelling on National Foreign Language Exams. Awarded in Spanish were, from left, Drew Slawson, Kevin Acker and Evan Brannen. More...

Sports

McDonald to host hoop camps at Medaille

Medaille College men's basketball coach Mike McDonald will host two weeks of basketball camps for boys ages 6 to 14 at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Plimpton named Gatorade NYS softball player of the year

Chelsea Plimpton could go down as the greatest softball pitcher in New York State history, and the Williamsville South High School senior was recently honored for all of her efforts with a prestigious honor. More...

Fronczak quietly ends high school career as one of South's best hitters

While players like Chelsea Plimpton, Michelle Fridey or Dana Carter have grabbed the headlines for Williamsville South softball over the past four years, there's one name that should have earned equal recognition - Lisa Fronczak. 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

Theater

The bard is back in town Clean out last summer's picnic basket, grab a bottle of you favorite vino and that favorite summer picnic blanket and head to the park for the 32nd season of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, which begins Thursday, June 21, More...

MOVIE REVIEW

'Knocked Up' a crack-up

Kudos to the two elderly women in front of me. During my recent screening of "Knocked Up" they stuck with the movie. In spite of the incessant offensiveness that the film seemed to hurl at the audience, these two ladies soldiered on. More...

Announcements

+ The Lancaster Opera House will be holding auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2 at 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. The Mystery Company is seeking seven males, 50 years and older, and one woman, age 25 to 40. More...