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August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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STATE RECOGNITION - Assemblyman Jim Hayes (R-Amherst) left, presents recently retired Police Chief John Moslow with a resolution adopted by the New York State Assembly in recognition of his many years of law enforcement service to the people of t More...

Youth Board

Conference center to use $10,000 grant for audiovisual equipment

The days of the outdated conference room will soon be behind the Amherst Youth Board. Thanks to a grant from Sen. More...

Recreation Department brochure available

The Town of Amherst Recreation Department Fall 2007/Spring 2008 brochure is now available to the public at the Amherst Recreation Department, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive; Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, and Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main More...

Police Blotter

Man angry over closed deli, throws egg

(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

Belinson funeral service well planned by firemen

From the beginning of the service at the synagogue to the slide show in the fire hall, the funeral ritual was a tribute to a wonderful man and a dedicated volunteer fireman, Bill Belinson. More...

Bridge design under scrutiny

A bridge in Rome, Italy, was built in 206 B.C., 2,213 years ago and is still standing. American bridge builders can learn a lesson from the Romans. Bedros Pete Odian Grover Cleveland Highway Amherst More...

Preserve town's fading green space

The Amherst Town Board should put the green space plan on the November ballot so the citizens can make the decision. More...

Education

Hilbert College names provost

Amherst resident Christopher Holoman, Ph.D., has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hilbert College. His appointment, which was effective Aug. 15, was announced by Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D. More...

Back to school program changes at Williamsville

Just for Kids, has leased space in the Williamsville Central School District to operate before and after school programming beginning September 2007. Prior the programs had been run by the YWCA. More...

Cartwright named UB vice provost for strategic initiatives

Alexander N. More...

Lifestyles

Aspiring Artists Art and Wine Celebration set

Aspire will host the fourth annual Aspiring Artists Art and Wine Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Aspire of WNY, 2356 North Forest Road, Getzville. More...

Emerging Artists

Area band performs in NYC, records CD

The Wise and Kind Old Souls doesn't sound like the name of a band of 20-something men with guitars. Perhaps that's why they go by their acronym, the WAKOS. More...

Season's first rehearsal set

The Amherst Male Glee Club, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, will hold an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the choral room of Amherst High School, 4301 Main St. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

Wings of glory The "Wing King," Drew Cerza, is bringing the sixth annual 2007 National Buffalo Wing Festival to Dunn Tire Park in downtown Buffalo this weekend for a wing-ding of a time. More...

Family Activities

sat. 1 Walk at the Knox Farm - Join the Buffalo Audubon Society as they hunt for "flying flowers," better known as butterflies and moths that hang around at the park. More...

Film/Video

tues. 4 'Atalante' - Part of the Buffalo Film Seminars, presented in conjunction with the University at Buffalo's Film Directors (Eng. 413), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Open space proposal

Opponents speak out week before vote

A week before the Amherst Town Board is expected to vote to place a proposition on the November ballot, a group against it spoke out. More...

Fire Service Award

Retroactive pay expected shortly

The Town of Amherst has decided to make retroactive payments to 35 firefighters in five fire districts. Comptroller Frank Belliotti has prepared a resolution for the Sept. 4 Town Board meeting that provides for an amount of $147,680. More...

Slip sliding away

Trevor Dehn, 8, enjoys a water slide in his yard as summer draws to a close. He and his classmates will return to school next Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Are your children really ready to go back to school?

Pens - check. Notebooks - check. Stylish back-to-school clothing - check. More...

Spindle items

• THINK SUNNY SKIES - With Labor Day deemed the unofficial end of summer, some of you may be wondering where the season went. I know I am, in part at least - I know the other part was spent celebrating nuptials. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 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

Frank J. Jurek, Sr., Christmas tree plantation owner

Frank J. Jurek, Sr., 90, of East Amherst, owner of Jurek Plantations, the largest retailer of cut-your-own-Christmas trees in New York State, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007. Born in Buffalo, he attended St. More...

Marguerite A. 'Peggy' Hayes, retired specialty metal worker

Services were held Sunday, Aug. 26 in St. Gregory the Great Church for Marguerite A. "Peggy" Hayes, a 41-year employee of the Crucible Specialty Metals of Syracuse. Miss Hayes, 84, of Amherst, died Friday, Aug. More...

Ariline R. Reilley, retired registered nurse

Arline R. Reilley, 79, of Amherst, formerly of Cheektowaga, a registered nurse for Buffalo General Hospital and Deaconess Hospital until her retirement in 1990, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 in Buffalo General Hospital. 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

Amherst Central football

Tigers' coach brings new enthusiasm to program

When Amherst Central hired Patrick Murphy as its new head varsity football coach six months ago, the program immediately saw improvements. The first item of business Murphy introduced was a college style strength and conditioning program. More...

Travel baseball

New Era 12U wins third tourney of season

Team New Era 12U won the Battle of the Falls Tournament held at the end of July in Lockport, N.Y. It was the team's third tournament victory of the season. More...

Commentar y

I'm ready for high school football

The 2007 high school football season marks a dubious anniversary: Ten years ago, I was beginning my senior year of high school football at Depew. I can't believe it's been 10 years. More...

Business

Dentists Barzman, Kasimov and Vieth, launches BKV for Kids

Barzman, Kasimov and Vieth, D.D.S., a provider of comprehensive dentistry, recently announced another reason for families to smile - the addition of a new division of pediatric services, BKV for Kids. More...

Fit Kids Inc. focuses on fun during workouts

The kids are dragging the parents there, and the parents are dragging them out. That is how William Vona, owner of Fit Kids Inc., describes the members of his gym. A youth-only gym, Fit Kids Inc. More...

eXubrio Group offers workshops to enhance marketing skills

Small business owners and directors of nonprofit organizations will learn how to increase the impact of their marketing programs during a new series of workshops by advertising, public relations and marketing firm eXubrio Group LLC. More...