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July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Teacher retires after 33 years, 12 songs

It was one of those kismet moments as kindergarten teacher Norma Gentner was searching for a song to teach her pupils about science concepts. More...

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HOMELESS FOR A NIGHT - The first "Great Sleep Out for the Homeless," held at the University at Buffalo's North Campus on Friday, educated attendees on homelessness and how to make a difference locally. More...

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OLD HOME DAYS - Sandy Schoellkopf and her daughter Emily take a spin on one of the rides at Old Home Days, held last week at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

Local News

Amherst Task Force asks, what is your sense of purpose?

Among the 40 Developmental Assets developed by the Search Institute in Minneapolis is Asset number 39 - A Sense of Purpose. This asset applies when people report that their lives have a sense of purpose. Why was I born? Why am I here? More...

Old Home Days 2007

The Amherst Police Department color guard led Tuesday's Old Home Days parade down Main Street. Pictured from left are Chief John C. Askey, Det. John Trabert, Officer Steve Larwood, Officer Dan Quinlan and Lt. Augie Canna. More...

Amherst District conserves energy, saves $1.3 million

Shutting off a light or turning down the heat when buildings aren't in use helped the Amherst Central School District avoid much bigger bills for energy over the past six years. More...

Obituaries

Jason C. Stafford, Amherst Middle custodian

Jason C. Stafford was told at an early age he wouldn't live long. Born with neurofibromatosis, an incurable, genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue, producing skin and bone abnormalities, Mr. More...

Donald W. Arthur, pharmacist, industry leader

Donald W. Arthur, 72, of Williamsville, a pharmacist and leader in the pharmacy industry, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Arthur was a graduate of Bennett High School. More...

Philip G. Miles, internationally renowned researcher, teacher

Dr. Philip G. Miles, 84, a professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo who completed 51 years of teaching at UB, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in his Williamsville home. Dr. 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

'I Happen to Like Cole Porter'

Center for Inquiry takes musical step forward

For several years now, David Wagner has been working on the collection of songs that he performs. "I have a working repertoire of probably 800 songs," the Amherst resident said. Around a quarter of those are songs by Cole Porter. More...

Church of Christ to hold chicken dinner

The Buffalo Church of Christ will hold a chicken barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. More...

Movies in the Park continues with 'Shrek'

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee and The Jolly Boys present the second season of Movies in the Park on Friday, July 20 The feature movie will be "Shrek," starring the voice talents of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie M More...

Business

Practice offers 'Quality Dental Care'

Flash those pearly whites after a visit to Kenmore Quality Dental Care, where the dentists pride themselves on their caring staff and teamwork, according to Dr. Robert LaCarrubba. More...

AIDA, public speak at Sheridan Development meeting

The Amherst Industrial Development Agency held a public meeting last Thursday to discuss the proposed Sheridan Drive Development. More...

Meetings

BNI meeting to focus on computers The next weekly meeting of the BNI Prime Time Chapter of Business Network International will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 20 at the Brierwood Country Club, 5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. More...

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...

Deputy supervisor proposition to appear on ballot

GPI claims millions unpaid

On Nov. 6, Amherst residents will make the decision as to whether deputy supervisors must be members of the Town Board. The current board voted 7-0 at Monday's meeting in favor of putting the proposition on the 2007 general election ballot. More...

Majority rules - Klein Road will not have sidewalks

Board tables moratorium

Residents on Klein Road told the Amherst Town Board they don't want sidewalks, and the members listened. In a 6-1 vote, the board denied the request for installation of sidewalks on the south side of Klein Road from numbers 221 to 1071. More...

Proceeds from lemonade stand to fund childhood cancer research

The summer fund drive known as Alex's Lemonade Stand is coming to Horizons Home Show in Amherst on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. More...

Hot rod

Anthony Messina and his son, Anthony Jr., admire a 1923 Ford owned by Mark and Carol Bosch during the annual Amherst/Williamsville Rotary Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day held Sunday at the Amherst Pepsi Center. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Notification procedure needs some work

Daisy Lane residents recently learned from a flier flapping on a pole that the lighting on their street would be discussed by the Amherst Town Board. No information was sent to their homes. Homeowners showed up to refute the proposal and won. More...

Spindle items

• BEYOND OUR CONTROL - I know that many of you enjoy reading the police blotter entries and will be disappointed to learn that The Amherst Bee is without such report this week. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 20, 1882 A dispatch from Springfield, Ill. says that Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of President Lincoln, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. A.W. Edwards, at 8:15 o'clock Sunday evening of paralysis. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Opportunities must be created in WNY

The yearly tradition of Old Home Days is a shining example of our neighborly community coming together to create an incredible festival. We should all be proud of the various organizations that comprise Old Home Days. More...

Pass bill to ban harmful pesticides

When serving as attorney general, Eliot Spitzer supported proposed legislation that would have banned toxic pesticides, including herbicides, from being used to destroy lawn weeds. More...

Education

Valedictorian bound for Notre Dame in the fall

Anne-Claire Marrone, valedictorian of the Holy Angels Academy's class of 2007, plans to study medicine at Notre Dame in the fall. More...

Sacred Heart Academy's Class of 2007 offered record scholarship totals

The 124th commencement of Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart graduated 122 women, of whom 86 percent were offered more than $11.7 million dollars in scholarships and grants, the highest amount offered to a class in the school's 130-year history. More...

Buffalo-Niagara's AJC chapter closes

The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee closed officially on June 30. The committee's board had approved the decision with the agreement of the National Organization of the American Jewish Committee. More...

Sports

ESG - Scholastic men's ice hockey

Western not a stranger as the favorite

When it comes to the Empire State Games, it's usually a given that the Western region will be playing for a gold medal in scholastic men's ice hockey. This year should be no different. More...

Competition continues to evolve after 30 years

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Empire State Games should be blushing like a June bride. Since the Games' inception in 1978, 36 other states have followed suit by creating their own form of mini Olympics. More...

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Baseball Hall of Fame echoes rich history of game

This is the third in a series of columns on sports Halls of Fame. Others will follow throughout the summer. More...

Entertainment

Theater

Swing sisters, swing The Andrews Sisters will be back in a return engagement of "Sisters of Swing: The Andrews Sisters Musical," on stage June 25-Aug. 11 at MusicalFare Theatre. More...

Family Activities

Bug adventures Not-so-creepy crawlies will be on view when you scurry over to the Buffalo Museum of Science for Bug Bash, its new summer exhibit. On view through Sept. More...

Concerts

thurs. 19 The Grammy-winning bluegrass band Nickle Creek with special guests Glen Phillips and Rob Falgiano will play Thursday at the Square at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Lafayette Square, Buffalo; free. 856-3150, www. buffaloplace. com More...