Weekly Feature



October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Suneel's Light raises research funds for rare disorder

When the school day is done for Suneel Ram, and the workday ends for his mom, Dr. Neera Gulati, their challenges are far from over. More...

Turn clocks back one hour

Residents are reminded that Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Clocks should be turned back one hour when retiring for the evening on Saturday, Nov. 3. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 2, 1882 Contractor Wendel stated the Main Street bridge probably would be completed by November 15. He decided that he should have the honor as the first to drive over the bridge. More...

Cor rection

The Town of Amherst's flu shot clinic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. The date was wrong on last week's edition. More...

Hospital one month away from opening new wings

Suburban Hospital's new appearance is starting to take shape. The original lobby will open today, streamlining visitors to the areas of the hospital they need. In a month, the new emergency department, recovery rooms and lab will start opening. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Motorist using brakes causes confusion

(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, Oct. 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

Dr. John B. Sheffer, pathologist at UB's Medical School

Dr. John B. Sheffer, 85, of Williamsville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at Canterbury Woods, Amherst. Born in Youngsville, Pa., he graduated from Houghton College in 1943 and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1947. More...

Marilynne M. Robertson, retired UB employee

Marilynne M. Robertson, 89, of Amherst, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. Born in Clear Lake, Iowa, Mrs. Robertson graduated from Rapid City High School, S.D. in 1936 and San Bernardino Junior College in 1939. More...

Sister Anne Marie Gavin, teacher, volunteer

Sister Anne Marie Gavin, 75, of Williamsville, died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at St. Mary of the Angels Heath Care Center, Williamsville. Born in Scranton, Pa., She received a bachelor's degree in education from Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WIICH to hold luncheon Nov. 14 The Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive. More...

Lifestyles

The first to fight remember the fallen

Korean War vets travel to Hawaii, Korea

I It's been a busy year for Sal Schillaci and Kenneth Fentner. The two Korean War veterans have facilitated the creation of a monument dedicated to the 24th Infantry Division, who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War. More...

Couple honeymoon in Dominican Republic

Dan Wergen in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilson. The Rev. Ronald Hafer officiated. The bride is the daughter of Bonnie and Graydon Krueger of Wilson. More...

Pair united in afternoon ceremony

Jennifer Renner married Michael Mantione in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Queen of Martyrs Church in Cheektowaga. The Rev. Louis Klein officiated. More...

Entertainment

Rotary Club of Amherst East plans wine tasting event

Enjoy a glass of wine, take a chance at winning some prizes, and help the Buffalo and Amherst communities at the same time. The Rotary Club of Amherst East has planned its annual wine tasting event for 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 1 & fri. 2 A Sense of Place: Filmmaker Ted Lyman Visits Buffalo - Ted Lyman retrospective that spans 30 years of filmmaking, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo; $. More...

Literature

thurs. 1 Northside Writers Group - 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month, Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. More...

Who will be the next Town Board members?

Election 2007 is Tuesday

It's decision time, Amherst residents - and there are many to make. This year's election has been nothing short of intense, with seven candidates vying for three board seats and only one incumbent in the mix. More...

Budget adopted - total, tax levy unknown at time of vote

The 2008 Town of Amherst budget total was not known at the time the spending plan was voted upon. More...

Teacher accused of rape held on $100,000 bail, felony hearing Nov. 1

Amherst police have a Tonawanda man in custody, accused of seven counts of rape involving a student at Sacred Heart Academy, where he was a teacher. James Van Valkinburgh, 42, of Byron Ave., in Tonawanda, was arrested Friday, Oct. 26. More...

Photo

PUMPKIN PAL - John Haley, and his 10-moth-old daughter Kiera take part in the Village of Williamsville's Youth and Recreation Committee's Halloween celebration on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Four members of board adopt 'mystery budget'

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Town Board should not have adopted the budget on Monday. They didn't know what they were voting on, and this year they had time to wait and find out. Last year they ran out of time. More...

Spindle items

• COSTUME TROUBLES - Happy Halloween to all The Amherst Bee readers. To all the trick- or- treaters, be careful on the streets - at least this year there aren't piles of tree branches in the way. More...

Collins vs. Keane debate does little to answer question

It may not rank right up there with the most important arguments in our society, but it's one that I've been wrestling with for the past couple of weeks. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village committee shouldn't be labeled

I am sorry that the editorial writer of the Amherst Bee chose to label some members of the Williamsville Community Planning Committee "micromanagers," with "egos," "personal agendas," and "tastes. More...

Police investigate fatal accident that killed man, 22

The third fatal vehicle accident in town in two weeks has claimed the life of a 22-year-old man. Captain Patrick McKenna said the accident happened at 2:43 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at 4285 Chestnut Ridge Road. More...

Education

Sacred Heart Academy students earn Advanced Placement honors

Thirty-six students from Sacred Heart Academy have earned the honor of being recognized for their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams. More...

Casey Middle named a Blue Ribbon School

The state Education Department has joined the U.S. Education Department in naming 16 New York State elementary and middle schools as 2007 Blue Ribbon Schools. To reward successful schools, the U.S. More...

Amherst students excel on AP tests

Fifty-three students at Amherst Central High School have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams. More...

Sports

St. Gregory the Great loses close swim meet to DeSales

Many broken school records overshadowed the narrow 127-122 loss by St. Greg's swimming team to DeSales. Maeve Christ broke the eight and under girls 100 individual medley with a time of 1:32.74. More...

Junior Blues turn the corner

The Junior Blues of the Buffalo In-line Hockey Group had been floundering, losing three in a row and looking disorganized in the process. Last Saturday, a new system was installed and it appears that they may have found something. More...

Photo

CHAMPS - The 14U New Era Diamond Girls defeated the Michigan Outlaws, 2-1, to win the 16U division of the Tri-State Showcase Tournament held Oct. 13-14 in Cranburn, Pa. More...

Business

McGuire Development Company receives $1.5 million NYSERDA grant

McGuire Development Company received a $1.5 million dollar loan reduction grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, for a new medical office building at 400 International Drive in Amherst. More...

Business News

Steven Martin, founder of Business Solutions - The Positive Way, located in Williamsville, has released his new book, "Instant Profits: Making Your Business Pay." It contains 250 tools, tops and methods for cost reduction, profit improvement and More...

Aunt Pat's School House introduces new programming

Reading, writing, and computers and tae kwon do. Maybe not the traditional saying, but it's a typical day at Aunt Pat's School House. More...