Weekly Feature



October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Proud parents

Amherst Central High School senior Daisy Timlin gets a kiss from her mom, Debbie, as her dad, Paul, looks on during Friday night's homecoming activities. All seniors were honored at the varsity football game. For more photos, see page 11. More...

Local News

FBI agent receives Buffalo State award

Amherst resident Holly Hubert always wanted a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. "I wanted to be in a position to help people," she said. "I wanted a job I would love. More...

Bee election policy

Bee Group Newspapers will not publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard calls or political briefs on candidates or issues involved in the Nov. 6 general election after the Oct. 24/25 editions. More...

Police get 'extra set of eyes'

License plate reader installed

The Amherst Police Department now has a new weapon for keeping offenders off the roads. In August, the police department obtained a mobile license plate reader camera, which has been attached to one patrol car. Since then, Capt. 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. gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Gerard A. Fedell, television broadcaster

Gerard A. Fedell, 57, of Amherst, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Salamanca, N.Y., Mr. Fedell graduated from Archbishop Walsh High School in Olean and Syracuse University. More...

David L. Dempsey, retired Worthington Compressor employee

David L. Dempsey, 77, of Lockport, formerly of Clarence, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at Northgate Health Care Facility. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Dempsey was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. More...

June Edith Ziemniak, retired school nurse

June Edith Ziemniak, 87, of Amherst, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 in her home. 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

Diamond Girls to hold fundraiser

The WNY Diamond girls 2008 Elite 14U softball team will be holding an adults-only beer blast benefit to offset costs associated with the travel team's upcoming season from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Macaroons, 576 Dick Road in Cheektowaga. More...

Total domination

Sweet Home explodes for eight touchdowns, defeats Billies 56-0

Sweet Home's homecoming football game couldn't have gone any better. More...

Mistakes cost Amherst its homecoming game

Two crucial turnovers were the main reasons why Maryvale spoiled Amherst's homecoming festivities last Friday. The Flyers converted two Amherst first-half fumbles into scores and left Dimp Wagner Field with a hard-fought 26-20 victory. More...

Business

If water runs through it ...

Seneca Plumbing family celebrates 75 years

"If water runs through it - you're bound to find it at Seneca ..." That's the motto that the owners of Seneca Plumbing have been using for almost all of the years they have owned the Seneca Street business. More...

Meetings

Statler Towers event to benefit guest house The 15th annual Affaire of the Heart will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Statler Towers ballroom, 107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...

University at Buffalo announces investment plans

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and its partner, the University at Buffalo, emerged in federal bankruptcy court as the successful bidders for two major properties in downtown Buffalo. The former M. Wile Co. More...

Tentative budget totals $115 million

$6.5 million used from reserves

The first figures of the 2008 tentative Town of Amherst budget were discussed at Monday's work session, only hours after it was completed. More...

Lack of water pressure puts strain on development

A small, usually quiet section of Amherst caused a lot of commotion at Monday's Town Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Be ready, be prepared and 'Storm the Mall'

Bee Editorial

There's little doubt that with the one-year anniversary of the surprise October Storm right around the corner, Western New Yorkers won't be able to go to the corner coffee shop without overhearing reminiscent stories of how long the power was out, More...

Spindle items

• COOKIE TIME - Girl Scouts are known for their cookies, and not one to disappoint, the Girl Scout Council of Buffalo & Erie County is introducing two new cookies and a new "look" to another. More...

Simple investment could help yield millions of dollars for county

With less than 90 days left in his tenure as Erie county executive, I'm sure the cardboard boxes and packing peanuts have already been ordered as Joel Giambra prepares to vacate the big corner office on the Rath County Office Building's 16th floor. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why buy land residents can't use?

When Bill Kindel presented his resolution for buying land to control development, I agreed with the concept that the town should be able to direct what is to be built and where. More...

Fast thinking helps member at center

During lunch on Sept. 17 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, one of our members became ill. The call went over the public address system for staff to come to the lunchroom. More...

Fight breast cancer with a stamp

Approximately 180,000 men and women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Thanks to improvements in awareness, early detection, and treatment the outlook for breast cancer patients is better than ever. More...

Education

DAY OF SERVICE

DAY OF SERVICE - Ratibha Sukumaran, left, and Tara Nair, a junior at Williamsville East, clean windows at the Amherst Family and Youth Center on Saturday as part of the fourth annual Gandhi Day of Service. More...

Sweet Home homecoming 2007

Sweet Home senior Jimmy Cardinale, above, boots a 25-yard field goal during halftime of the Panthers' homecoming game against South. Cardinale won $50 for being the only kicker of three crowd members chosen to successfully make the field goal. More...

Amherst homecoming 2007

Amherst Central High School's 2007 king and queen of homecoming were crowned during a pep rally on Friday. Honored were Queen Kelly Dixson and King Tim Banas. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Lifestyles

Flu shots available

The Amherst Bee has gathered a list of locations offering flu shots: Bassett Manor and Park Manor Maxim Health Systems is teaming with Bassett Manor and Bassett Park Manor Assisted Living Communities to offer immunization shots for the flu and More...

Senior living, advance planning: topic of seminar

Planning for the future is the subject of a Senior Focus Seminar, slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at ElderWood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Challenging stereotypes

Film festival aims to educate public on disabilities

W e want to create a dialogue about society's relationship with its largest minority," said Douglas Platt, curator of the Museum of disABILITY History, on the third annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 5-sun. 7 Cent'Anni: Italian American Festival - The Italian American Federation of WNY celebrates its 100th anniversary with a weekend of events, including a parade, "La Terra Promessa" film, music and more, Friday, Oct. More...

Scarecrow Expo hits Niagara River Region

This October, the Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming visitors to its third annual Scarecrow Expo. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 6 and continuing through Sunday, Oct. More...

Eastern Promises' bumps off the cliches

MOVIE REVIEW

Ever since Francis Ford Coppola created a masterpiece in the early seventies with "The Godfather," directors of mob films have been forced to think outside the box. More...