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August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cancer doesn't stop woman from feeling grateful

Grateful. It's the best word Betsy Pankewycz of Amherst can use to describe what she has felt toward her family, friends and supporters during her battle with colon cancer. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fire educator earns state award

For a fire department to establish itself as one of the state's premier training sites requires not only modern, up-to-date facilities and firefighters eager to hone their craft, but a seasoned fire educator who can transform those advantages into More...

Report: 35 percent of storm damaged trees can be saved

Much like the chainsaw used to remove storm-damaged trees, Amherst Town officials went around in circles during Monday's work session. More...

Photo

WORKING AT THE CAR WASH - Amherst Tigers Football players Deshawn Hough, left, and D.J. Filer make sure they get this car sparkling clean during the annual car wash held on Friday at the high school on Main Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Leon Charles 'Sid' Oberacker, retired Sweet Home superintendent

Leon Charles "Sid" Oberacker, 79, formerly of Amherst, who served the Sweet Home School District for 32 years as a music teacher, guidance counselor and later as assistant superintendent, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007. More...

Neil R. Stillman, charter member of Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Neil R. Stillman, charter member of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, 88, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Catherine A. LaCorte, retired office manager

Catherine A. LaCorte, 64, of Amherst, an office manager for Great Lakes Orthodontics for 13 years, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 in Easter Main Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Born Catherine Caracciolo in Buffalo, she graduated from St. 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

South volleyball to hold tryouts

Tryouts for the Williamsville South boys varsity and JV volleyball teams will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the back gym at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St. More...

NFL

Special teams the backbone of Bills

The offense is still finding its way with a young quarterback, a new running back and a patched-up line. The defense is filling the holes left by key departures. More...

Orchard Park's Corto living out football dream

Jon Corto and Cody Williams, former teammates at Orchard Park High School, stood on the sidelines of the practice field at St. More...

Business

Business News

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development will offer an insurance course on property and liability insurance principles beginning in the fall. Classes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6- Nov. More...

McGuire Group honors Volunteer of the Year

The McGuire Group, operator of five health care facilities in Western New York, recognized more than 200 volunteers during its 14th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held at the Millennium Airport Hotel in Cheektowaga. More...

Weinberg Campus responds to changing needs in senior health care

Senior care and lifestyles are changing. What was once "a way of life" is no longer "life as we know it." At Weinberg Campus, the mission has been to provide care to seniors at various levels. More...

Theater, restaurants, shops

Public hearing Aug. 20 for Maple Road

The closure of the Buffalo Shooting Club on Maple Road has left an open space that Benderson Development Co. wants to transform in a brand new concept for Western New York. More...

Sanchez sentenced in three murders

Bike Path Killer Altemio Sanchez received the maximum sentence Tuesday for the murders of three area women. State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Multiuse development: a step in the right direction

A multiuse development proposal on Maple Road at the former Buffalo Shooting Club should become a reality. That section of Amherst can support the proposal for a revolutionary idea - something Western New York needs. More...

Spindle items

• FINALLY FOOTBALL SEASON - Sure, the past two years it's been hockey fever in Buffalo, but I am a football girl in and out. Growing up, myself and three siblings were all members of EMW in Elma. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 17, 1882 The building of the bridge over Ellicott Creek is a feast for the man with nothing to do. He sits all day, except at meal time, watching the men drilling, blasting and carting out stone. More...

Police Blotter

Pot plant hidden in weeds

(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.) Friday, Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Concerns not being heard by village

On the edge of the escarpment, overlooking Amherst State Park, a builder proposes to replace a single-family dwelling on a large treed lot with a four-unit complex, paving over a large segment as driveway. More...

Health fair workers deserve thanks

I am writing to publicly thank the more than 1,500 residents, health care providers and volunteers who worked to make this year's Family Health Fair (held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Amherst Senior Center) such a tremendous success. More...

Education

Amherst Central

Director of special education accepts job at Akron

An Amherst administrator has announced he will expand his professional career in Akron. Scott Payne, director of special education for the Amherst Central Schools, will end his career in the district on Aug. 24. More...

School News

The Independent Association of Accountants of New York, Inc. has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Amherst residents Christina Skibinski and Philip Occhino. They will be studying accounting in college. More...

Williamsville high schools set orientations

The three Williamsville high schools have provided the following information for students and their parents regarding services available this summer in preparation for the school year ahead: New student registration • New student registrat More...

Lifestyles

Scottish festival set for Aug. 18

The Amherst Museum will hold the 23rd annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games Saturday, Aug. 18 on the museum grounds, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

Cruising the Canal

Boating group to travel by houseboat

B Betty Christensen is 90 years old, but she doesn't let her age stop her from being an active member of the Women's Associates of the Buffalo Power Squadron. More...

Purchasing options for online tickets abound

I am in mid-planning stage for a brief trip to Orlando. Last week, I described the tortuous path to locating suitable lodging. More...

Entertainment

Theater

now-Aug. 18 Architect Presented by Torn Space, the Dnipro Building, 562 Genesee St., Buffalo; $. 812-5733, tornspace@hotmail.com Much Ado About Nothing Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua; $. 357-6250, www. More...

A 'Twist'ed musical

"Consider Yourself " lucky if you get to the Ghostlight Theatre this weekend as Starry Night Theatre Co.'s 36th annual summer musical, "Oliver," concludes Aug. 19. More...

Literature

thurs. 16 Howard Frank Mosher Hallwalls and Talking Leaves Books present a reading by "Vermont North Country" novelist and screenwriter Howard Frank Mosher, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...