Weekly Feature



August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On course

Boyd Johnson leads the criterium race held Aug. 2 at the Amherst Campus of the University at Buffalo. Johnson is a professional cyclist originally from Jamestown. Sponsored by Queen City Cyclists, the races are held weekly. More...

Local News

Higher Grounds will pour last cup of coffee

With regret, the director of Higher Grounds Coffee House has announced that the popular meeting place is closing. "We are lovingly saying goodbye," Rev. Julie McNitt said. More...

Aug. 9 Bassett Park concert cancelled

The Dady Brothers concert that was originally set for Thursday, Aug. 9 in Bassett Park has been cancelled. The Amherst Recreation Concert Series will resume Aug. 14 with the Lance Diamond Show. Aug. 16 will be The Pointless Brothers. Aug. More...

State corrections officer exam slated for Oct. 27

An examination will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 for candidates interested in the position of corrections officer trainee with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, announced by Assemblyman Jim Hayes. More...

Police Blotter

Ear licking man reported

(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

Primary set to be a voice for voters

Republican Committeeman Marian Grays' recent letter was a deplorable mauling of Town Board primary candidate Mark Klyczek. More...

Safety on roads is a two-way street

Numerous times in the "Bee Heard" column, there have been complaints about road conditions in the Town of Amherst. Recently a caller complained about Casey Road, stating, "The Town should look at the north side of Casey Road. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School posts honor rolls

The following Sweet Home High School students have been named achieved first and second honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year: First Honors Grade 12 Aneela Alamgir, Gregory Alt-Winzig, Chelsea R. More...

School News

Cristian G. Cruz of East Amherst was awarded the Post Secondary Bronze in Masonry in the SkillsUSA Masonry Championship at the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships held in June in Kansas City, Mo. More...

Transit Middle students keep up with 'Farmer's News'

If you've been to the Farmer's Market at the Williamsville Mill this summer, you may have seen Chris Cooper roaming about taking notes. The Transit Middle fifth-grader is the publisher of "Farmer's News," a newsletter about the farmer's market. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Tigers annual car wash set

The Amherst Tigers Football team will hold their annual car wash between noon and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in the Amherst Central School parking lot, 4301 Main St. A hot dog and pop sale is being added this year. More...

D'feet with your feet

Annual ALS walk set for Aug. 11

"It affects active people. I've never heard of anyone getting it because of a sedentary lifestyle." Robbie Billingsley was one of those active people. As a criminal defense and family court attorney, her life was very active. More...

Bee Travel

Hotel search is time-consuming quest

Ican't tell you how exhausted I am. Do you know how many Web sites it takes to locate the hotel most suitable for a vacation? To obtain the best rate at said best hotel? To score the best price on attraction tickets? More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 9 "Ladies Love Country Boys" like country singer-songwriter Trace Adkins who will play an 8:30 p.m. show Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www.amer ic as-fair.org More...

Theater

sat. 11 Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's battle of the sexes comedy starring John Seidman and special guest Ralph Zito under the direction of Vivienne Benesch, opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Every story is a love story

Visit Egypt via the Robert Moses Parkway and take in a musical love triangle when "Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA" comes to Artpark Aug. 9-19. More...

Assessments

State says not enough time, pulls aid

A letter from regional director Joseph J. Muscarella states that in the opinion of the Office of Real Property Services "it is no longer feasible to try to complete a total reassessment of the town's 43,000 parcels for the 2008 assessment roll. More...

Rensch Road rezoning approved - again

Can GMH Communities and the residents on Rensch Road finally move forward? That is the question many hope will be answered now that the Amherst Town Board has voted once again, this time 6-1, to rezone 13 parcels on the road. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Rezoning requests are land use issues, not moral ones

When did moral issues become part of a rezoning request? In case you were unaware, town boards cannot make a decision based on morals or ethics. More...

Spindle items

• STRENGTH TO QUIT - Chances are you won't find someone who is more against smoking than I am. I don't understand why anyone would ever start a habit that is so bad for their health - documented time and time again. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 10, 1882 During the past week, a post office has been established at Snyderville, to be called Snyder, with Michael Snyder as postmaster. 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

Ethel M. Miller, owned dry cleaning business

Ethel M. Miller, 88, who along with her husband, Alvin, were owners and proprietor of Home Town Dry Cleaners in Williamsville for over three decades, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007. Mrs. More...

Death

NEBRICH, Marion, formerly of Snyder, died Friday, July 20, 2007 in Tamarac, Fla.; wife of Theodore L.; a son, T.L. Jr. of Getzville. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Kraeer/Mason Funeral Home in Tamarac, Fla. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Volunteers needed at healthcare facility ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood, 200 Bassett Road, is in need of volunteers. Those of high school age or older are needed to help in the gift shop and to visit with residents. Call 689-6681. More...

Sports

Amherst Lightning Softball travel tryouts slated

Tryouts for the Amherst Lightning Softball girls fastpitch travel teams will be held starting Thursday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville. The tryout dates are: Aug. More...

International tour

Williamsville soccer players among WNY's best invited to Ireland

Receiving all-star status for a high school sport is a great honor, but for 37 soccer players it also meant a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour and play against teams from a foreign country. More...

NFL

Bills' safeties making strides at training camp

Much has changed for Buffalo's last line of defense. Safeties Donte Whitner and Ko Simpson entered training camp a year ago, fresh out of college and still holding those overwhelmed looks on their faces. More...

Business

Senior Moves - making transitions not so difficult

After living in the same house for decades residents aren't always ready to leave when they have to. As seniors reach an age or state of health when they can no longer stay in their homes, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do next. More...

'Kings of the Course' named in Corporate Open

It was competitive to the very last hole as more than 30 companies vied to win the first "King of the Course" award at the Western New York Corporate Open. More...

Frog Hair patio grand opening slated

The grand opening of the new Frog Hair patio will be held Friday. Located at 7800 Transit Road, near Sheridan Drive, the Frog Hair Grille and Golf has expanded its services with lighted patio, featuring a putting green. More...