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July 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days runs through Friday

The annual Williamsville -Amherst Old Home Days continues today through Friday at Island Park, at the rear of the Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. • Wednesday, July 11: Bike rodeo at 11 a.m. More...

Town of Amherst

Audit shows 'positive performance' for 2006

Throughout 2006, Supervisor Satish Mohan had great concerns about a budget deficit, but when all was said and done, the Town of Amherst came out of last year in good standing. More...

Village garden walk, sidewalk sale set

The fourth annual Village of Williamsville Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Walkers and bikers are asked to register at Village Hall 5565 Main St. More...

Family feels unsafe walking, asks for sidewalks on Klein Road

In the past 10 years that Jim Price has lived on Klein Road he has seen the intersection with Transit Road develop with a Kohl's, Buffalo Greater Savings Bank and Rite-Aid Pharmacy. He has also seen the traffic flow increase. More...

Local News

Nestor arrested on fourth stalking charge

A Cheektowaga man was arrested on the Fourth of July for allegedly stalking a 26-year-old woman at her place of employment, marking the fourth such arrest for the man in as many months. David S. More...

Fundraising efforts to focus on district planetarium

Williamsville Hall of Fame Nov. 9

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. has pledged its continued support of the district planetarium for the upcoming year, setting a goal of $125,000 to fund additional projects at the facility. More...

Gear up - car show is Sunday

Hundreds of snazzy, polished classic cars will be on display at the Amherst Pepsi Center this Sunday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unsettled contract costing $1 million

I attended the Amherst Town Board meeting held on July 2 and was shocked to learn that the taxpayers of Amherst are paying $50,000 a month more in health insurance for the Highway Department than we have to for the other employees. More...

Park committee thanks volunteers

I just want to express a big thanks to the Village Parks Committee volunteers and the neighborhood residents who came out Saturday, June 30 with their rakes to help clean up, trim and pick up all that needed doing at Garrison Park. More...

Community grows through learning

When I was growing up, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Jainism and Buddhism were ideas in my geography book from countries far away and outside of my realm of existence. 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

Empire State Games

Coach stability, excellent athletes cited for Western's winning longevity

Like a fine wine, the Western Region's performance at the Summer Empire State Games has gotten better with age. Since the ESGs started in 1978, Western has won 184 gold medals, 44 more than second place Long Island. More...

ESGs provide springboard to pros

If you take the 5-hour drive to Westchester County later this month, you could just see tomorrow's world-class athletes competing in one of the best amateur venues around. More...

BIG DAY

East Amherst native and Anaheim Ducks' forward Todd Marchant had his day with the Stanley Cup on July 4 and spent part of the time at the Amherst Pepsi Center greeting invited family and friends. More...

Bee There

Bee There

Italian style Hertel Avenue will be Buffalo's Little Italy when the annual Sorrento Cheese Italian Heritage Festival begins Thursday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 15. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

We're off to see The Wizard

The Yellow Brick Road will lead to the Lancaster Opera House for The Wizard of Oz Festival, July 12-17. From Munchkins to Judy Garland, the festival will celebrate the magic and wonder of a Hollywood classic. More...

MOVIE REVIEW

' Transformers': Movie magic or two-hour car commercial?

For all the damage that advances in technology have done to the aesthetic of film there are still times when this newfound gadgetry is just plain cool. Take "Transformers" for instance. More...

Film/Video

fri. 13 Movie Night on Elmwood - This film festival runs 8 p.m. every Friday during the month of July at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. There will be music and giveaways as well. More...

Exclusive to the Web

Highway contract ready for union vote

Representatives of the Amherst Highway Employees Association and the Town of Amherst said Thursday that they have reached an agreement in regard to the highway contract. More...

Cost of unsettled contract exceeds budget

Halfway through 2007, the money budgeted to fund health insurance for town highway employees is gone, according to Comptroller Frank Belliotti. More...

Green named assistant chief

From the moment Timothy Green was named to the Amherst Police Department patrol he has been honored to serve the town where he grew up. That feeling has continued through 24 years as lieutenant, captain and now assistant chief. More...

VAN DESTROYED

Williamsville firefighters were called to North Forest Road near Brookdale Drive at about 5 last Friday afternoon to extinguish a van fire. More...

Reliving history in flight, WWII vet flies in same bomber

At age 18, Larry Panepento left the Leroy, N.Y., farm where he was the 12th of 16 children and joined the U.S. Army. Panepento was a member of the the 933rd Airborne Division of the Army Air Corps and a bombardier on a Boeing B-17. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Seeing as how news reporters are not allowed into union contract negotiations, we don't know what has been going on when the Amherst Highway Employees Association and town representatives sit down at the table. More...

Spindle items

• PLEASE STOP - Every morning I sit in my car at the corner of Main Street and South Cayuga Road. And every morning I see at least two cars fly through the red light. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 13, 1882 The clickety-click of the mowing machine, and the smell of new-made hay, assure us that haying time is at hand. Oil fell below 50 cents a barrel at Bradford last Friday for the first time since 1861. More...

Police Blotter

Sprinkler has resident in hot water with neighbor

(Editor's 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...

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

Gertrude E. Denneville, helped husband run funeral home

Gertrude E. Denneville, 98, formerly of Amherst, who helped her husband, George, run the Denneville Funeral Home on Ontario Street in Buffalo from 1945 to 1972, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Center in Clarence. More...

Education

School News

Richard Sima of East Amherst was one of 300 state winners to receive a 2007 Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship, a $2,500 award. More...

School News

Jamie Farrell and Moriah Knowl, 2007 graduates of Sweet Home High School, received Sweet Home Service Awards, a $500 scholarship, from the Amherst Lions Club. More...

School News

Stephanie Mulhern, a 2007 graduate of Williamsville South High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. It was one of 358 scholarships awarded nationwide. More...

Lifestyles

Lucky sevens

Area couples tie the knot on 7/7/07

Several newlywed couples in Western New York should have no trouble remembering their anniversaries, as they were married on Saturday, July 7 - the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year. More...

ESSAY ENTRY HONORED

Recent Williamsville East graduate Cathy Sun, pictured with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, was the New York winner of the National Peace Essay Contest and attended the Awards Week in Washington, D.C. in June. More...

Amherst / Williamsville Library News

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Story Time with Miss Beth, 10:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. More...

Business

Business News

Pesci's Pizza and Wings, 8065 Main St. at Transit Road, has pledged $10,000 to be divided among the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, Ryan Miller's Steadfast Foundation and Mercy Flight. More...

KaLu salon, day spa means its motto - 'Be Good to Yourself'

Longtime co-workers Tammy Swanson and Jackie Suitor wanted to open a salon and day spa that would rival other facilities and provide only the most technologically enhanced services. More...

'The Rivalution has begun,' pizzeria celebrates one year

An appetite for art and a passion for pizza, have combined into a career for Chris Perrotta, 28. Perrotta, co-owner of Riva's Pizza, and business partner Jordan Abrams, 23, celebrated the pizzeria's one-year anniversary at the beginning of summer. More...