Weekly Feature



September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sept. 11 victims to be honored

The victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be remembered at two separate services next week in Amherst. A tribute will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in front of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. More...

Mohan plans early adoption of 2008 budget

The 2007 Town of Amherst budget was never officially adopted because the Town Board literally ran out of time. More...

Rotarian of the Year named in village

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The award is given out so rarely the recipient didn't even know it existed. So when Victoria D'Angelo was named Rotarian of the Year she was, "flabbergasted," she said. More...

HOLD ON TIGHT

HOLD ON TIGHT - Snyder resident Terry Burns and his son, Terry Burns Jr., 2, enjoy a ride down the big slide at the St. Barnabas Lawn Fete in Depew on Aug. 25. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Local News

Amherst neighborhood wins Edy's national contest

In mid-June, the Morningside Homeowners Association learned it had won a national contest. More...

Firefighter honored for years of service

The number 50. It marks a milestone in the lives of many with events such as the 50th birthday and/or the 50th wedding anniversary. For Paul M. More...

Police charge man with DWI in Troy-Del-Way accident

A report of a serious injury accident on Troy-Del-Way on Aug. 29 has resulted in driving while intoxicated charges for a Clarence man. 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

Loretta C. Karas, active in community

Loretta C. Karas, 75, of East Amherst and Naples, Fla., who was active in a number of organizations in the community, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. More...

Michael Gallo, retired master carpenter

Michael Gallo, 87, of Amherst, a retired master carpenter, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007. Mr. Gallo attended public schools in Phillipsburg, Pa. He lived in Phillipsburg until he moved to Buffalo in 1951. He settled in Amherst in 1954. More...

Donna M. Smith, former executive secretary

Donna M. Smith, 75, of Amherst, a former executive secretary at Bell Aerosystems, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. Born Donna Sobocinski in North Tonawanda, Mrs. Smith resided in Amherst for the past 24 years. After her children were grown, Mrs. More...

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. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers will be available. More...

Monthly book club to meet first Thursdays

Librarian Jack Edson will host a book club at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month starting Sept. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Story Time with Miss Beth, 10:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

Where else would you rather be?

Another Bills season approaches

In Western New York one might argue that there are five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter and football. More...

MEMBERSHIP TEA -

MEMBERSHIP TEA - A membership tea will be held for Women Interested in Cystic Health from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

What's Going On

Open House slated for Highway Department The Amherst Highway Department, 1042 N. Forest Road, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. More...

Entertainment

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

SOUNDS OF SUMMER - Williamsville North students, from left to right, Aditya Varanasi, Ramkumar Venkateswaran, both juniors, and Maximillian Shroyer, a sophomore, spent part of their summer vacation participating in a Chamber Music Workshop at Buf More...

On the Campus

David Abramo, Michelle DiLullo, Jennifer Odien, Zachary Schepart and Jenna Tabor-Godwin of Amherst and Elizabeth Fassl of East Amherst have graduated cum laude from Geneseo State College. More...

Concerts

thurs. 6 Detroit new-wavers The Romantics will sing "What I Like About You" and "Talking in Your Sleep" with special guest Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Accepted contract puts highway employees on one insurance

Both the Amherst Town Board and Highway Employee Association have accepted the terms of a new contract. Announced Friday, the new pact will save the town approximately $50,000 monthly. More...

Kuzon's contract not renewed

Williamsville Village administrator Sally Kuzon has left her position. "It was the board's goal to retain Ms. Kuzon, but she is leaving to pursue other interests," a press release from Mayor Mary Lowther and the village trustees stated. More...

Two arrested after car chase in stolen vehicle

A Buffalo man and Niagara Falls woman are both in Amherst police custody after allegedly striking a detective's car while fleeing police. More...

Spartan attack

Senior Austin Benschadle looks for running room Saturday in Williamsville North's season opener against visiting Jamestown. The Spartans were shut out, 22-0. Game coverage is on page 29. More...

Parks closed for storm cleanup

The Town of Amherst will intermittently be closing parks and trails to clean up damage from the October 2006 storm. More...

Editorial

Become part of the budget process

Bee Editorial

If last year's budget process proved anything it's that the Town of Amherst needs to get started sooner. That means everyone involved. By failing to adopt the budget on time, departments may have been shortchanged and residents overcharged. More...

Spindle items

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Out of the Past

Out 125 Years Ago Sept. 7, 1882 There is quite a feeling in this country on the very extraordinate prices of school books. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Hawk invades resident's garage

(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

Kindel true friend of Amherst Police

Amherst ranks as America's safest community in its population category, and second safest compared to all 371 communities in the United States. More...

Quality of life important to Kindel

Quality of life means many things to many people. For some, it means being able to enjoy Amherst's many natural resources, especially its preserves and parks. More...

Bond should be put to voters

The Citizens of Amherst deserve the right to vote in the proposed referendum on a $12 million dollar bond that would fund the acquisition of green space in their town. Clarence has set the example. More...

Education

St. Joseph's elects board members

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has appointed five community leaders to serve on the school's Board of Trustees. More...

Sports

Students place in Charlotte tae kwon do tournament

Students of Master Gorino's Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do took top honors at The Robert Summer's Tae Kwon-Do Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina in mid-August. More...

Bull's-eye locked on East girls soccer

Lady Flames vying for second straight Class A title

Other than not competing for a New York State title last year, Williamsville East set the standard for soccer excellence in 2006. More...

Lady Panthers hope to continue rich volleyball tradition

Winning a Section VI championship is a tough feat for any high school team but for Sweet Home, it's expected. More...

Business

Business News

The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will offer a course for nonprofit leadership from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 5 at the college's Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway. 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...

Business News

The National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo

The National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo has announced officers and directors for the 2007-08 program year: President Ann Marie Wayne, Catholic Health System; President-Elect Debora Pusateri, Gaymer Industries Inc.; Treasurer Rose More...