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October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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PUMPKIN PATCH - Denise Reichard arranges pumpkins for sale outside Williamsville United Methodist Church, Main and Oakgrove, in preparation for Halloween. Photo by Joe Eberle Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Local News

Red Ribbon Week teaches pupils about the right choices

Students around Amherst rallied together on Monday for the kickoff of Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 22-26. Dressed in red, or proudly wearing their red ribbons, students are making a visual statement, saying they pledge to be drug and alcohol free. More...

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At Country Parkway Elementary School being drug free is a school-wide effort. Third grader Colin Miller, standing, displays one of the posters made for Red Ribbon Week. More...

Walgreen's ready to move to next phase with planning board OK

Proposed development at an already-busy intersection has once again come before the Planning Board. 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. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Peter A. Grant, former vice president of human relations at Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Peter A. Grant, 75, of East Amherst, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at Beechwood Continuing Care in Amherst. Born in Utica, Mr. More...

Walter Steur, research engineer

Walter Steur, 83, of Williamsville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Steur was a member of the U.S. Army Combat Engineers for three years, stationed in Leyte, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. More...

Julie A. Hoffmeister, Town of Clarence clerical worker

Julie A. Hoffmeister, 36, of Clarence, formerly of Amherst, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born in Lackawanna, Mrs. Hoffmeister was a graduate of Sweet Home High School, and attended Buffalo State College. More...

Sports

Flames close out season with upset win

Williamsville East's biggest problem all season was finishing games. That changed last Saturday. The Flames (2-6, 2-6) put forth one of its best efforts in 2007 with a 24-22 homecoming win over Federation playoff-bound Grand Island (5-3, 5-2). More...

Sweet Home finishes off undefeated regular season

Panthers have playoff rematch with Iroquois

It wasn't a masterpiece but the Sweet Home Panthers are headed into the Federation playoffs undefeated. More...

Amherst girls win medium schools race at Clarence Invite

Amherst coach Bob O'Donnell can't remember the last time his girls cross-country team won the Clarence Fall Classic Invitational, but he'll definitely look back at last Saturday's performance with fond memories. More...

Business

Business News

The New York Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for reputable business leaders or companies in New York State that have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in the workplace and community. More...

Amherst Closets/Garage Space opens showroom

Storage for every room in the house

The leaves aren't the only thing changing in October. It's time to pack up the shorts and pull out the sweaters. The lawnmower should soon be moved to the back of the garage, giving the prime spot to the snow blower. More...

Meetings

M&T seminar looks at reverse mortgages M&T Bank will be sponsoring a free seminar for seniors interested in learning how a reverse mortgage can be used to supplement retirement income without the worry of making monthly payments. More...

Mohan will reconsider proposed positions

Budget public hearing

In his second attempt at a town budget, Supervisor Satish Mohan prepared a less controversial budget. During Monday's public budget hearing residents were more concerned with the Community Improvement Project list than the actual budget. More...

Homecoming

Dominic Missana and Aleece Burgio were crowned king and queen of the Williamsville East homecoming celebration last week. For more photos, turn to page 18. Photo by Joe Eberle Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Editorial

Micromanaging hinders village planning

Bee Editorial

Planning for the future? A great idea. Trying to control the future? Not so great. More...

Spindle items

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Numbers don't lie about population drop in Buffalo

Some random thoughts on a few items of interest that may or may not have recently made headlines... 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

Thirteen distinguished alumni chosen for Williamsville Wall of Fame

The Williamsville Central School District will honor 13 distinguished graduates who have gone on to successful careers in academia, medicine, business, entertainment, music, broadcasting and public service. More...

Student awarded scholarship

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has named Cole Schneider, class of 2008, of Williamsville, a recipient of the 27th annual Phil Scaffidi Alumni Scholarship for the 2007-08 school year. More...

Residents named distinguished alumni

The Canisius College Alumni Association will president its Distinguished Alumni Award to Williamsville residents Nelson D. Civello and Franklin J. Sciortino during ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the college's Montante Cultural Center. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

JCC Ski Club now accepting reservations The JCC Ski Club is now accepting reservations for skiers in sixth- through 12th-grades for trips to Kissing Bridge. The season begins Jan. 6 and continues through March 2. More...

Lifestyles

Dreaming of a 'green' Christmas? Try mini Christmas trees this season

Think green is just the traditional color of the holidays? Think again! This season, it's more than a color. It's the hippest way to decorate while giving back to both your family and Mother Earth. More...

Amherst grad wins Emmy for sound

M any don't realize the vast number of people it takes to make a TV show. Amherst native Peter Nusbaum is not one of them. Nusbaum is a re-recording mixer for NBC Universal Studios in Los Angeles. More...

Ongoing Habitat Buffalo projects seek volunteers

Regardless of your construction experience - or lack thereof - Habitat for Humanity wants you. More...

Entertainment

Snyder resident sponsors ceramics room in new Burchfield-Penney center

To Sylvia L. Rosen, 87, ceramics are art. They are also her life's work. She has dedicated her life to being a potter, supporting other craft artists and championing the fact that ceramics are fine art. More...

Halloween

thurs. 25-sat. 27 Kiwanis Haunted House - Designed for children in third through seventh grades, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27, Kiwanis Youth Center, 50 Legion Parkway, West Seneca; $. fri. More...

Speakers

thurs. 25 Irene Khan - The Secretary General of Amnesty International, the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head the world's largest human rights organization, will present a lecture, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...