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July 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman turns 112, making her 26th oldest on Earth

Beautiful. That is how 112-year-old Olivia Patricia "Pat" Thomas described her birthday on June 29. The milestone makes her the 26th oldest person in the world, 12th in the country and second in New York. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Willax creates Web site for young business leaders

Toward the end of every semester that Paul A. Willax taught management classes at the University at Buffalo, his students would always ask how to use what they learned in school in the real world. More...

Pending board approval, Brenner to be named Smallwood principal

Pending approval by the Amherst Central Board of Education on July 11, Lydia A. Brenner and Tom Ferraina will have new positions in the Amherst Central School District. More...

AWARENESS

Amherst Highway crew members Dave Winzig, standing, and Greg Doll install a new caution sign on Sargent Drive on June 27. The sign alerts drivers of 8-year-old Sawyer Aston, an autistic child who lives on the street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

James A. Conway, retired UB professor

James Arthur Conway, 74, of Siesta Key, Fla., and West Hartford, Conn., and formerly of Amherst, a retired University at Buffalo professor, died Thursday, June 28, 2007. Born in Bronxville, N.Y. More...

Sister Mary Damian Cookingham, OSF

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, Williamsville, on Tuesday, July 3 for Sister Mary Damian Cookingham, OSF. Sister Mary Damian, 90, died Saturday, June 30, 2007. Born in Schenectady, N.Y. More...

Joyce Swartney, pioneer in science education

Joyce Swartney, 71, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Detroit, Mich., and Williamsville, a pioneer in science education, died Sunday, June 3, 2007. 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...

Sports

Commentary

Who can blame Sabres' co-captains for leaving?

For many teams, the beginning of the free agency signing period is a time to retool and revamp the roster in an effort to put the best possible squad on the playing field, no matter what the sport. More...

Bowling

Buffalo gets shot to host international youth events

Buffalo is known for having a strong bowling community and for two weeks this month they'll get to show it off to the world. For the first time, Buffalo will host the tenth annual United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. More...

Baseball

Zimmerman, Ticco named All-WNY

Max Zimmerman and John Ticco of Williamsville North were each named to the All-Western New York baseball team. Zimmerman, a senior catcher, made the All-WNY second team. Ticco, a senior shortstop, earned honorable mention. More...

Bee There

Good eats

It's time to get a delicious Taste of Buffalo at the 24th annual event, held at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Playing to their own beat

The 11th annual Drums Along the Waterfront will make a bang at its new location at the University at Buffalo Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6. More...

Festivals

thurs. 5-sat. 7 Kenmore Days 2007 - Kenmore Days at Mang Park will feature a carnival atmosphere with live entertainment, Monte Carlo games, jugglers, movie madness, Buffalo Zoo Mobile, Farmers Market, Paddock Chevrolet Fireworks Display, More...

Family Activities

tues 10-fri. 13 Old Home Days The 30th annual Williamsville-Amherst Old Home Days will kick off Tuesday, July 10 with a parade at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. More...

Planning Board in favor of Maple Road project

The Amherst Planning Board has recommended the rezoning of a section of Maple Road which is earmarked for a multi-use development, but Board Member Debra Norton said the site is not designed for such a project. More...

QuieterHome Program to begin this year

Despite sweltering conditions inside the Maryvale High School auditorium, approximately 600 residents attended a public information meeting Friday to learn about their eligibility for noise reduction solutions based on their vicinity to the airport More...

Old Home Days begins Tuesday, July 10

The biggest event of the summer starts Tuesday, July 10. The 30th annual Williamsville-Amherst Old Home Days will be held from Tuesday through Friday, July 10-13 at Island Park at the rear of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Youth delinquency on the rise in town

School is out and youth activity complaints have increased in the Amherst police blotter. More...

Spindle items

+ INDEPENDENCE DAY - A family vacation last week gave me the opportunity to visit several sites in Atlanta. Not many people named "Sherman" are welcomed in that southern city, but time seems to have healed many of the wounds left by Gen. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 6, 1882 Tuesday morning the sky looked dark and dubious and, in fact, retained that look all day. More...

Police Blotter

Party dampened by neighbor

(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

DPW does a great job during market

The farmers' market committee would like to thank the Village Department of Public Works for doing such a terrific job for our Market at the Mill. More...

Original Pancake House 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...

Tree is living proof survival is possible

May I make a case for the many loyal and damaged trees in our community? More...

Education

North High School names honor students

The following North High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year: 9th Grade Rachelle Abelson, Bradley Anderson, Melissa Ansell, Margaret Antalek, Kylie Arcara, Olivia Arcara, Ashley Arc More...

School News

Katherine Springate, a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was awarded a Nathaniel Rochester Society scholarship. She is a 2005 Williamsville North graduate and daughter of Laurie and Jim Springate. More...

Amherst High School posts honor roll

The following Amherst High School students have been named to the high honor and honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year: High Honor Roll Ninth Grade Ali Adil, Garrett Augustyn, Galia Binder, Steven Boyar, Brittany Burks, More...

Lifestyles

Leading by EXAMPLE

Amherst Drug Court looks forward, continues to grow

The Drug and Treatment Court is celebrating its 11th year in Amherst. Established in 1996 by Town Judge Mark Farrell, the Amherst Drug Court has the distinction of being the first suburban drug court in the United States. More...

Host families sought for international students

The International Student Affairs Office of Buffalo State College is seeking area families willing to share holidays, occasional meals and recreational activities with students from other countries studying at the college. More...

Bee Travel

World's oldest hotels still welcoming guests

Queen Elizabeth 2 - the ship, not the monarch - is retiring. The ship is 40. I read that 40 is old in ship years, a measurement akin to dog years, I guess. The "Guinness Book of Records" recognizes Hoshi as the oldest hotel in the world. More...

Business

Initial Presents gets personal

When shopping for that certain gift with a personal touch, Initial Presents has your product. More...

Frog Hair adding putting greens, patio

Open since the beginning of 2007, Frog Hair Indoor Golf Experience in Williamsville has begun construction of an outdoor patio, expected to open later this month. More...

Knights of Columbus present $10,000 to diocese

More than 200 members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Buffalo gathered at Fr. John Schaus Council in Lancaster for the Western New York Chapter's 10th Annual Bishop's Burse. More...