Weekly Feature



August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'A critical time for the Mill'

Village looks to its options for grant monies

More than three years after purchasing the Williamsville Water Mill, the village has made strides toward accepting state grants for renovation purposes. More...

Local News

Community mourns loss of Bill Belinson

Town historian served 59 years as active Eggertsville firefighter

Using ceremonial shovels which were used to break ground for the three fire halls utilized by the Eggertsville Hose Company during its 99-year history, family members and fellow firefighters each cast a scoop of dirt on the grave of William M. More...

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KICK IT - Stephanie Latko, 9, works with Master Chuck Gorino during Master Gorino's Tae Kwon Do Center's Kick Cancer Benefit Aug. 18. The fundraiser supports Carly's Club, run through Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Children feel less alone through Tourette's syndrome organization

Although Tourette's syndrome is not an extremely rare disorder, children who have the condition usually don't know many others like them. There might be only one child in a school district. 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

David M. Elmer, retired Amherst police detective sergeant

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Friday, July 5 in SS. Peter & Paul Church, Williamsville, for David M. Elmer. Mr. Elmer, 70, of Eggertsville, a retired Amherst police detective sergeant, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Robert H. Borschel, retired machine repairman

Robert H. Borschel, 80, of Williamsville, a retired machine repairman at the Chevrolet Tonawanda Foundry, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. Mr. Borschel worked 30 years at the Chevrolet Tonawanda Factory, retiring in 1985. More...

Athena N. Kennedy, Sacred Heart Academy student

Athena Noelle Kennedy, 18, of Eggertsville, who completed her junior year this past spring at Sacred Heart Academy, died Monday, July 30, 2007 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Buffalo, she attended grade school at 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...

Lifestyles

Marching band preview day set at UB

The University at Buffalo Marching Band will hold a "Marching Band Spectacular" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Kunz Field on UB's North (Amherst) Campus. More...

Musical Aspirations

Aspire iXpress program creates rock band

Developmental disabilities don't limit a person's capabilities. That is the message that Aspire of Western New York hopes to convey with their programs that, among others, include the iXpress program. More...

Ceremony held in Resurrection Church

Megan Sweet married Paul Makowski in a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at Resurrection Church. The Rev. Richard Zajac officiated. The bride is the daughter of Karen and John Sweet of Lancaster. More...

Business

Business News

The Skinnersville Cemetery Association, Inc. will hold its annual lot owners/trustee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Celebrate Buffalo is about hometown pride

Wings. Beef on weck. Surprise snowstorms. Football. There are plenty of reasons to love Buffalo, but the best attribute of Western New York, according to Adam Wilson, is the pride of its residents. More...

'Exporting 101' organized by Amherst Chamber

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce, are partnering to offer an introduction to exporting seminar to area manufacturers looking to expand their business overseas. More...

Green space plan criticized for lack of information

Opponents of the proposed $12 million bond for open space aren't against land preservation, just how the Amherst Town Board plans to go about it. More...

School taxes rise as predicted

Just as predicted, the town's drop from 100 percent assessment has raised school taxes. (See editorial on page four) The Williamsville Central School District Board of Education approved its tax rate for the 2007-08 school year at the Aug. More...

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FINAL FAREWELL - Firefighters salute outside the Eggertsville fire hall Monday afternoon as the funeral procession for the late William M. Belinson passes by en route to graveside services at Pine Lawn Cemetery. Mr. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town's mistake shouldn't cost the school districts

No comment at this time. That's basically what Supervisor Satish Mohan told us when questioned about the increased school taxes that resulted from the reduced equalization rate. More...

Spindle items

• TWO MORE WEEKS - On Monday it came to my attention that the public hearing for the Maple Road project had been moved to Sept. 4. At the time I wrote the article, headlined "Theater, restaurants, shops - Public hearing Aug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 24, 1882 Last Saturday morning as one of Poormaster Dauman's boys was passing John Snyder's store, Mr. Snyder informed him that a boy had arrived at his house in a nude condition. More...

Police Blotter

Laughter from show disrupts neighbor

(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.) Friday, Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Green space plan not good business

Using William Kindel's $12 million and $15,000 per acre estimates, the Town of Amherst would purchase 800 acres for "open space." Such purchases will necessarily deprive the town of property tax revenue. More...

Club thankful for successful event

I want to thank all of those who helped make the Amherst Tiger Football team's annual car wash such a huge success this year. Your support of the team and our community is greatly appreciated. More...

Education

Canisius College names dean of students

Amherst resident Terri L. Mangione, Ph.D., has been named dean of students at Canisius College. More...

Williamsville East grad shares 'dorm wisdom' with new students

It may be hard to believe that colleges will be back in session in the next few weeks. More...

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CLOSING ARGUMENT - Forty High school juniors from around the state took part in the New York State Bar Association Mock Trial Camp held recently in Albany. More...

Sports

NFL

Bills hope tight end emerges as a 'Royal treat'

Each year, fantasy football league owners seek those hidden gems to emerge as players who will propel them to the championship. More...

Amherst Skating Club

Piasecki, Lessard win medals at State Games of America

Amherst Skating Club left its mark at this year's State Games of America. Paige-Noel Piasecki and Lindsay Lessard each took medals at the event held Aug. 1 to 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. More...

Commentary

Do Bills fans have reason for hope?

Every year a team emerges that is a surprise in the National Football League. In recent times, it has been squads such as the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets that came out of nowhere to become playoff teams. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

thurs. 23-Sept. 3 New York State Fair - Gates to the New York State Fair open at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 at the Empire Expo Center, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse. More...

It's hot, it's cool, it's jazz in Lewiston

Cool jazz will fill the air when the sixth annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival counts off this weekend. The event will feature more than 275 musicians making up 45 bands performing throughout the village. More...

Concerts

thurs. 23 Blues is on tap with the North Mississippi Allstars and special guest The Wood Brothers at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 as part of Thursday at the Square, Lafayette Square, Buffalo; free. 856-3150, www. buffaloplace. com More...