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June 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth of July celebration planned

Independence Day events are to be held at the University at Buffalo North Campus on Wednesday, July 4. The evening will start with "The Boomers" performing at 7 p.m., followed by the Erie County Wind Ensemble at 8:45 p.m. More...

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OUTDOOR MARKET - Guita Dovkhona purchases an eggplant at the Ciminelli Development Co. outdoor market at Centerpointe Corporate Park from Kristin Wilson of Dan's Produce. The market is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. More...

Local News

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - Amherst Kiwanis Club President-elect Jane Cushman presents scholarships to the 2007 honorees, from left to right: Stephanie Mulhern, Mary Lang and Susan Song. More...

Sweet Home

Board president 'rides off into sunset'

Sweet Home School Board President Michael Morrow capped his 10 years of service to the district by placing a cowboy hat on his head, thus fulfilling part of his lifelong dream. More...

Accusations, recount mar village election

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

Police Blotter

Star Wars re-enactment reported on Dalewood

(Editors 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

Business grateful for help after fire

Thank you to the Amherst Police Department and the Williamsville Fire Department for their timely response to the fire on Saturday, June 2 at our Main Street location. Your quick response saved our restaurant and we are truly grateful. More...

Mayor says thanks, focuses on future

As the newly re-elected mayor of the Village of Williamsville, it will be my honor to serve our village for the next four years. I thank each and every person who believed in the efforts of our candidates and chose to vote for us. More...

Cleanup efforts are being handled well

I would like to thank the men and women of the Town of Amherst Highway Department and their supervisor, Bob Anderson, for doing a great job on collecting the tree brush that was at my curb. More...

Education

Amherst Schools

Ford presides over final board meeting

Eleven years ago, the Amherst Central Board of Education hired Dennis Ford as superintendent. On June 19, Ford presided over his final board meeting. Ford, who will retire on June 30, was one of several district personnel the board recognized. More...

Christ the King posts honor roll

The following Christ the King students achieved first honors and second honors for the final quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Grade Four First Honors Zachary Denz, Nicholas Gioia, Margaret Gramza, Timothy Greco, Caitlin Grundtisch, Sarah Ma More...

School News

Robin Morace, a 2007 graduate of Amherst Central High School, has been awarded the Claudette Sorel Piano Scholarship by the Fredonia State College School of Music. He was also awarded the Fredonia Achievement Award. More...

Lifestyles

Senior citizen volunteers honored

More than 1,400 senior citizen volunteers were honored on May 10, as the Amherst Center for Senior Services presented its 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, held at Samuel's Grande Manor. More...

Amherst Celebrates the Arts

Arts festival finds new home at Amherst Museum

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board will present the fourth annual "Amherst Celebrates the Arts 2007, A Family Festival" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Admission to the festival is free. More...

Learn a lesson from homicide

UB professor, Amherst resident to premiere Buffalo documentary segment

Williamsville resident Peter St. Jean has devoted the past several years of his life to exploring the causes and meanings behind homicides in the City of Buffalo. At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St. More...

Business

Business News

Western Division Federal Credit Union located in Williamsville is the recipient of the BauerFinancial Exceptional Performance Award for the 48th consecutive quarter. More...

Hayes Fish Company celebrates 130 years in the fresh seafood business

The Jaus family will celebrate a milestone in the fresh-fish business as Hayes Fish Company marks it 130-year anniversary. More...

Meetings

Annual golf outing set by partnership The 14th annual Golf and Tennis Outing sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership will take place from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at Brierwood Country Club. More...

Sign to warn motorists of disabled child

Believed first in WNY

Eight-year-old Sawyer Aston's parents know that a lot of hard work goes into protecting their children, and sometimes they can't do it alone. Diagnosed with autism, Sawyer is considered very low functioning, his mother, Kim, said. More...

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Town: 1,000 'hazardous' trees have to be removed

As a matter of safety, the Town of Amherst will remove 1,063 trees beginning this week. Streets that have any of those trees, labeled "dangerous," will be listed on the town's Web site. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Take the steps needed to avoid becoming a victim

Nobody has the right to impose fear on someone else. Yet it happens everyday, from large cities to small towns. It happens to children and women far too often. More...

Spindle items

+ QUITE A SIGHT - I honestly don't know how many years it has been since I was on a bicycle - let's just say it's been long enough that it makes me question the possibility of the phrase, "just like getting back on a bike. More...

Latest legislative session features few hits, many misses

When fully reviewing New York State's 2007 legislative session, you have to come to the realization that the slight progress made by our state lawmakers was overshadowed by one of the most disappointing ends of session in quite some time. More...

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Obituaries

Carlton P. Riegle, long-time volunteer Clarence firefighter

Carlton P. Riegle, 88, of Clarence Center, the longest serving firefighter of the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company, died Thursday, June 21, 2007. He had been residing at Elder- Wood Health Care at Oakwood in Williamsville. More...

James R. Riedel, self-employed independent contractor

James R. Riedel, 52, a self-employed independent contractor, died Sunday, June 17, 2007 in his Getzville home. More...

Gere F. Otterbein, welder

Gere F. Otterbein, 36, formerly of Williamsville, a welder for Pipe Fitters Union, Local 13 in Rochester, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at his home in Newark, N.Y. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ciminelli summer market to be held Wednesdays Ciminelli Development Company will host an outdoor market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays now through Sept. 12 at Centerpointe Corporate Park, 350 Essjay Road, Williamsville. Call 631-8000. More...

Sports

Golf committee members named

The Westwood Country Club's Women's Golf Committee has named its 2007 executive committee. More...

Butka retires from coaching sports at Amherst High, will still teach

A familiar face roaming the sidelines will be missing once the basketball season begins this winter. Ken Butka, who has coached basketball for 29 years and sports at Amherst High School for 32 years, is retiring from coaching. More...

Canisius College hosts golf classic, auction

Canisius College will hold the tenth annual Blue and Gold Golf Classic and Auction on Monday, July 30 at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg. The event will feature tee times of 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a 124-golfer limit at each start time. More...

Entertainment

Summer theater camp will feature juggling sensations

Eastern Hills Mall Summer Theater Camp will host "Two - The Juggling Sensation" with two performances at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the main stage in front of Macy's. More...

Theater

30-sun. 8 Ah, Eugene Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness!" will be presented by the Chautauqua Theater Company, opening at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Chautauqua Institute. More...

Fireworks at Artpark

Artpark will celebrate Independence Day with free events beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. More...