Weekly Feature



July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fires must be kept small, away from homes

It's summertime, which for many families means at least one night around a campfire. Residents are reminded to follow the New York State fire code for open burning as adopted by the Town of Amherst. More...

Tops Markets plans 5K Road Race to benefit JDRF

Tops Markets is lacing up its sneakers to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with the introduction of its first 5K Road Race. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

One company responds to reassessment bid

Supervisor Satish Mohan said the one bid the Town of Amherst received for returning to 100 percent assessment was more expensive than he had hoped. "Its a big project. We don't have anyone who can appraise all 43,680 parcels," he said. More...

Professor allegedly had child pornography on campus

When D'Youville College updated its computer system, employees discovered disturbing files on a professor's computer, according to an FBI spokesman. More...

Photo

POTTER PANDEMONIUM - Twin sisters Cathy, left, and Mary Boatman along with friend Erin Goldberg got into a magical spirit after acquiring the latest, and supposedly last, Harry Potter book at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Transit Road in Clar More...

Local News

Community News

Rev. Michael Tunney, S.J. has been appointed rector of the Canisius College Jesuit community at Loyola Hall. He succeeds Rev. Patrick Lynch, who served for the past six years. St. More...

Special Care Day provides dental care for children

Individuals with physical or mental disabilities often do not get the dental care they need, and Sharon Miller, dental hygiene instructor at Erie Community College, is helping to change that. More...

DPW chief, committee members appointed

At its first regular meeting since reorganization, the Williamsville Village Board made several appointments, including that of a new Department of Public Works crew chief. More...

Police Blotter

Youth in Halloween costume found passed out

(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

Safety is the reason for Klein sidewalks

The Amherst Town Board has recently acceded to the wishes of the residents of Klein Road to not install sidewalks between Paradise and Transit roads. More...

Be someone who makes a difference

Two years ago, my family and I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting our first high school foreign exchange student from Germany - David. It was a memorable experience that the whole family will cherish. More...

How real is reality TV?

Well, if you live in Clarence it's very real. Real is Neil Haskell of Clarence Center. At 8 p.m. Wednesday evening on Fox ("So You Think You Can Dance"), Neil will dance in front of the nation to try to become America's favorite dancer. More...

Education

School News

Aspire Center for Learning students helped collect $1,452 that was donated to the Buffalo Zoo for the proposed new elephant house. More...

Sweet Home Middle School names honor rolls

The following Sweet Home Middle School students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Honor Roll Grade 8 Sarosh H. Ahmed, Summer N. Amoia, Timothy M. Anger, Kristina S. More...

Holy Angels Academy posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents and students at Holy Angels Academy have been named to the first honor and second honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year: First Honors Samantha Bonito, Brittany Dennee, Catherine Dines, More...

Lifestyles

Blacksmith School set at Amherst Museum

The annual Blacksmith School at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, will be held July 28, 29 and Aug. 4. Classes are open to men and women ages 18 and over. For more information or to register, call Jean at 689-1440. More...

Lifeline to Independence

LIFE Project connects area youth, seniors

Once a month, 13-year-old Emma Reid helps rake the yard, vacuum, or shovel snow for an elderly resident in Cheektowaga. More...

Harvest Celebration set at Farmer's Market

The Williamsville Farmer's Market will host a Harvest Celebration during the regular hours of the market, 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, July 28 on East Spring Street in front of the Williamsville Mill. More...

Entertainment

Art under the radar

With more than 250 events, 25 venues, 130 separate projects, including plays, concerts, exhibitions and more, the third annual Buffalo Infringement Festival will be celebrating art under the radar from July 26 to Aug. 5. More...

Theater

A tragic fellow that Othello Shakespeare in Delaware Park ends the summer season with themes of treachery and jealousy when "Othello" is on stage Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, Aug. 19. More...

Film/Video

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Moslow enhanced Police Department during tenure

It was a week of golf, then back to work. Chief John Moslow's retirement was brief, but he said he is looking forward to his new position as chief of security for the Eighth Judicial District. More...

Bedenko announces candidacy for county's 4th District

Clarence resident Alan Bedenko announced his candidacy for the Erie County Legislature representing the 4th District during a press conference Monday evening in front of Clarence Town Hall. Bedenko, a Web blogger on BuffaloPundit. More...

Aloha 24th Infantry Division monument

Army veterans honored in Hawaii

The culmination of a multiyear effort will take place today with the unveiling of the 24th Infantry Division memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. More...

Photo

IMAGINE - JBL Director Chris Robinson, left, describes a $70,000 home theater to Ron Santora, station manager for WNED. More...

Past chiefs elect officers

The Amherst Past Fire Chiefs have elected their officers for the upcoming year. Richard Aquino of the Swormville Fire Company was elected president. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Take the summer to decide which candidates will fall

Election season is right around the corner, and several candidates are beginning to throw their respective hats in the ring for a number of positions that are on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

Spindle items

• I DO - Some of you may remember when I wrote about my upcoming "wedding season" of eight ceremonies. This weekend I reached the halfway point. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 27, 1882 The State of Iowa recently adopted a constitutional amendment that prohibits forever within its borders the manufacture or sale of intoxicating drinks, including beer and wine. Mr. 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

Judith F. Robinson, retired clinical manager

Judith F. Robinson, 66, of Williamsville, a retired clinical manager for the Buffalo Otolaryngology Group, died Monday, July 16, 2007 in Millard Fillmore Hospital. Born in Rochester to Helen Spencer and Joseph Flynn, Mrs. More...

William A. Averill, woodworker, volunteer

William Arthur Averill, 80, of Orleans, Mass., formerly of Amherst, a woodworker and volunteer for many organizations, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 in Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Gary A. Kelso, tree service laborer

Gary A. Kelso, 53, of Amherst, a laborer for Arbor Tech Tree Service for the past seven years, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kensington High School. He served in the U.S. Army in 1973. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Park School to offer summer driver courses The Park School of Buffalo will offer two driver education programs this summer with AAA Western and Central New York. The courses are offered Monday through Friday, now through July 30 and Aug. More...

Sports

ESG - Women's soccer

Scholastic must overcome more for golden five-peat; open features new faces

If the Western Region scholastic women's soccer team is to win a fifth gold medal at the Empire State Games, they will have to overcome not only their opponents but the playing surface they are facing them on. More...

ESG coverage from Westchester on tap

As it has the past three summers, The Bee will be at the annual Empire State Games to provide in-depth coverage when the 30th annual installment takes place Thursday through Sunday, July 26-30. More...

ESG - Athletics

Mikulski's gymnastics background helping with hurdles execution

This summer, Amherst resident Sarah Mikulski has been spending her time on the track soaring over 33-inch hurdles at full speed in the hot sun. More...

Business

A Breath Away Spa

A destination for relaxation and tranquility

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." So goes the motto of Clarence's newest spa center, located at 10580 Main St., in the Hollow. More...

Village Artisans plans grand opening for July 26

One random day Debbie Steinbrucker started painting at home. Today she is the owner of Village Artisans in Williamsville. More...

Meetings

BNI Circle of Excellence sets meeting The BNI "Circle of Excellence" Chapter will hold its weekly meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, July 27 at Marinaccio's Steak and Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. More...