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September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney seeks town clerk position in November

Jeffrey Marion, an attorney in Williamsville, said he wants to be the next Amherst Town Clerk to make some changes. More...

Local News

HEY YOU

HEY YOU - William Bartel, 2, meets a chicken "face to beak" for the first time during the Harvest Craft Festival held at the Amherst Museum on Saturday. Photo by Joe Eberle Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Development project draws resident concerns

Williamsville

Several Village residents attended the Monday night Williamsville Village Board meeting to speak out against a development request by Richard Bergman and his company, Heartland Homes. More...

Endorsed Republicans maintain slate for Town Board; Nov. 6 ballot set

Results from Sept. 18th's primary election have knocked some candidates out of the general election. Mark F. Klyczek, seeking a place on the Republican line for Amherst Town Board, fell short, as did incumbent Bill Kindel. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(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, Sept. More...

Obituaries

C. Clifford Preisigke II, news photographer

C. Clifford Preisigke II, acknowledged by his peers as the most prominent photographer of breaking news in Buffalo for more than three decades, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. Mr. More...

James P. Falzone, business owner

James P. Falzone, 88, of Williamsville, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Falzone served in the U.S. More...

Jeanne Fowler Lemen, former member of the Amherst Players

Jeanne Fowler Lemen, 83, formerly of Amherst, and Northport, Fla. died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 in Reno, Nevada. Born in Dansville, she was active in the Amherst community and enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing golf and traveling. More...

Lifestyles

BEFORE 'SPINNING' WAS AN EXERCISE

BEFORE 'SPINNING' WAS AN EXERCISE - Teri Slisby demonstrates the art of spinning, turning wool into thread, during the Harvest Craft Festival held Saturday at the Amherst Museum. Brendan Smith, 13, watches as she pulls on the fibers. More...

Women's club to meet, nominate president

The Greater Western (8th) District of the New York State Federation of Women's Clubs will hold its annual meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Ramada Inn, 2402 N. Forest Rd. in Amherst. More...

Gandhi Day of Service to be held Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the members of Indian Community in Western New York are going to celebrate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by uniting in a day of community service. More...

Business

Business owner to perch on billboard for 30 hours

Goal is to raise $30,000

For 30 hours, Janet Stanek, president of Stand Advertising, will live on a billboard overlooking Interstate 190. She won't leave the 2-foot by 6-foot platform from 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1 until noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2. More...

Donahoe, former president of the Buffalo Bills, named to Nichols's board of trustees

Nichols School has named Thomas Donahoe of Amherst as a new member of the board of trustees. Donahoe is a former president and general manager of the Buffalo Bills. More...

Business News

The Amherst Public Library Clearfield Branch, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, will host "Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the New Medicaid Laws" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. More...

Home invasion possibly linked to homicide

Amherst police investigators are trying to determine if there is a connection between a home invasion and a recent homicide. More...

End run

Williamsville South's Chris Hauser races past the attempted tackle of Williamsville North's P.J. Abbarno during a game last Thursday afternoon at South. North won its first game of the season, defeating South, 34-21. More...

Editorial

Department heads deserve respect

Bee Editorial

We are going to go out on a limb and make a very bold statement - department heads know more than the council members. So why aren't they taken seriously and listened to? More...

Spindle items

PICKY EATERS - On Friday night, I met some students and staff members of Mandarin Kung Fu at a restaurant in order to celebrate one of the students having achieved his black belt. More...

Plenty of people worthy of positive press

Twice in the past month I've received phone calls from people who wanted to ask me why I don't write more about topics that would best be categorized as "good news. 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...

Education

Schedule outlined for new Amherst High principal

Amherst High School is closer to gaining a new principal. Amherst Superintendent Laura Chabe outlined the tentative plan to appoint a new high school principal at the Sept. 18 board of education meeting. More...

Kickball tournament at Amherst High School to benefit Roswell

The third annual Roger Mazikowski Memorial Kick for a Cure - a kickball tournament and family event - will be held Saturday. More...

Questions persist regarding summer school results

Sweet Home

While data shows the 2007 summer school program in the Sweet Home Central School District resulted in higher grades for students who completed it, at least one board member still asks the question - is it doing enough? More...

Sports

North football goes back to basics

Spartans grind out 280 rushing yards, post first win

A simplified game plan combined with a ton of rushing yards led Williamsville North to its first victory of the season. More...

Smith races Amherst past East

Tigers' back breaks single-game school rushing record

An unbelievable performance by Bert Smith lifted the Amherst Central varsity football team to its first victory of the season. More...

Onus on offense to lift struggling Bills

Commentary

The Buffalo Bills offense has enough trouble to work through with starting quarterback J.P. More...

Entertainment

Theater

now-Sept. 29 Thrill Me Presented by the New Phoenix Theatre. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 29, The New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo; $. 853-1334, www.new phoenixtheatre. More...

Family Activities

sat. 29 Moonlight Bike Tour - Ride by Buffalo's landmarks by moonlight on a leisurely 90-minute ride with police escort to benefit the Niagara-Frontier Council of Hostelling International during Buffalo's fourth annual moonlight More...

Art

fri. 28 Gusto at the Gallery - In Collaboration with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28: Art activity: "Identity Theft," 5-7 p.m.; lecture: Louise Nevelson, 6 p.m.; film: "Matthew Barney: No Restraint," 6:45 p.m. More...