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October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Millard Suburban expansion hits milestone

Phase one completed

Completion of phase one of the $64 million expansion of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital was marked Tuesday morning by an official grand opening of the lobby, surgical waiting room and admissions department. More...

Local News

'Ray's Way'

A touching tribute to the late Dr. Raymond Hoffman

He had a passion for life. He was a friend to all. A family man with a wife, children and grandchildren. He was a lover of dogs and other animals. To many, he was a great man. Friends and family came to the Taste coffee shop on Oct. More...

Committee tackles community plan firstdraft

After presenting its progress to the public on April 24, the Village of Williamsville Community Plan Committee reconvened to discuss a first draft of the plan. The meeting was held Oct. 2. More...

Robbers strike town in three incidents

Two armed robberies and a third attempted robbery, all of which are still under investigation, were reported over four days in Amherst. At 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Amherst police were called to a Red Apple convenience store at 645 Millersport Highway. More...

Police Blotter

Black sock mistaken for winged creature

(Editor's 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...

Letters to the Editor

Budget is fiscally irresponsible

Supervisor Satish Mohan's proposed 2008 Amherst budget makes it clear why he is backing Barry Weinstein to head the Republican ticket for Amherst town councilman in this year's election. More...

Students thanked

Good news doesn't happen every day. My husband and I operate a charity where, on selected days, the fishing preserve at Little Lake George in Alden is open for fishing with an admission fee that helps keep up the charity. More...

Board asked to weigh concerns

I am surprised and disappointed with the article in the Sept. More...

Education

Maple East holds playground dedication assembly

It's done. After 18 months of fundraising, the new playground at Maple East Elementary School is officially "open for business." As the rain came down outside, the school held an indoor dedication ceremony on Oct. More...

School News

Ss. Peter & Paul School recently had three teachers awarded funds through McDonald's Make Activities Count grant program. More...

East students selected to play at Albright

The Youngblood Jazz Quintet, an ensemble featuring the musical talents of Williamsville East students, will open the 2007 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz series on Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

National Fuel offers advice

As the first anniversary of the October "Surprise" snowstorm and power outage approaches, National Fuel is urging its customers to ensure that their existing gas line and meter are sufficient to provide the additional volume of natural gas that a g More...

Historical architecture, innovative design

Doors Open Niagara weekend invites visitors to two countries

W estern New York and Southern Ontario are home to several historical buildings and sites. But one needs endless time and money to visit them all. However, for the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, money won't be a problem. More...

Hospice to host bereavement support groups

support groups The Circle of Hope program of Niagara Hospice hosts bereavement support groups that are open to the community. More...

Entertainment

Psychic fair first in WNY

The interest in psychic powers and paranormal activity continues to increase with TV programs and media attention on the topic. Someone who knows a lot about that is Karyn Reece of Clarence, who said she has been a psychic median her entire life. More...

Theater

Openings fri. 12-sun. 14 Broadway Revue - Includes hits from "Phantom of the Opera," "Dreamgirls," "Chicago," "Aida" and other musicals, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Hey, Good Lookin'

You better "Move It On Over" to the Kavinoky Theatre as "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" ends this weekend. More...

On offense

Sweet Home's Danielle Gangi runs with the ball as Williamsville North's Lauren Weber tries to catch up during the Lady Panthers' 2-0 road loss on Oct. 1. The game was a rematch of last year's Section VI Class A final won by Sweet Home. More...

Kindel changes political colors

Amherst Town Board Member William Kindel has filed to change his political affiliation from the Republican Party to the Conservative Party. The change will take effect Jan. More...

Editorial

College graduates: educate yourself about credit

Bee Editorial

If you are among the hundreds of college grads returning to Amherst after a few years away, your number one priority is likely to be landing that first job. Your number two priority? Learning how to manage the money you'll make. More...

Spindle items

• A YEAR LATER - On Oct. 11, 2006, The Amherst Bee hit newsstands with this top story: "Services threatened by proposed budget." The budget numbers quickly left the limelight. Who would have guessed the Oct. More...

Race between Hochul, O'Loughlin finally starting to heat up

With so much attention being paid this fall to the race for Erie County executive - Chris Collins and Jim Keane continue to exchange barbs as we head toward the stretch run to the general election next month - just a couple of weeks ago, 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. Clark, retired AT&T consultant

Frank J. Clark, 85, of Williamsville, died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. Born in St. Albans, Queens, N.Y., Mr. More...

Robert L. Grin, owner of The Shebeen

Robert L. Grin, 67, of Amherst, died on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Grin attended Purdue University. More...

Louise M. Batson, volunteer

Louise M. Batson, 77, of Amherst, died on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo. Mrs. Batson grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Linden Hall Seminary and Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa. 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

Photo

FALL CLEANING - On Saturday, members of the Amherst Lions Club conducted their semi-annual cleanup along Sheridan Drive from North Forest Road to Niagara Falls Boulevard. More...

Sweet Home routs Albion, can clinch Class A North with league win

The Sweet Home Panthers are getting better as the 2007 high school regular season rolls on, and that's not good news for their opponents. More...

Khmylev wins first ECIC singles crown

Olga Khmylev had never tried out for the Williamsville East girls tennis team prior to the 2007 season, but she's sure glad she has. More...

Business

Business News

Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects, 4080 Ridge Lea Road, recently appointed Adam Pyse in a work/study partnership as a student at the University of Buffalo School of Architecture. More...

Pilgrim's Landing features specialized memory care unit

Peregrine Health Management Company has opened its newest facility in Western New York. Pilgrim's Landing Senior Community opened at 410 Mill St. in Williamsville in September with its first resident, Patrick Brogan. More...

Lauricella son returns to Capello Salon

After a fire destroyed his business, John Paul Lauricella moved back home - to his father's salon, that is. Salon John Paul, 940 Maple Road, was a total loss in a fire that began in the early hours of Sept. More...