Weekly Feature



November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith Road site selected for dog park

Town feeling deja vu as vendor unpaid

An off-leash dog park may actually become a reality in the spring of 2008, after more than six years of planning. More...

Final budget still not announced, nine days past adoption

Muir Woods discussed

When the Town Board started making amendment to the tentative 2008 budget it was working with a $900,000 credit. Through resolutions, that amount was used, and $18,600 was added to the budget. More...

Veterans Day services planned

The significance of Veterans Day is, the treaty signed on Nov. 11, 1918 ended World War I. In 1954, the United States designated Nov. 11 as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars. More...

ART OF THE HEART

Helen Broecker, 96, an artist and resident at ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood displays her painting, "The Bouquet of Sweetness," that will be displayed in Assemblyman Jim Hayes' district office in Williamsville. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 9, 1882 Mr. Nicholas Dumonois will pay $25.00 for information leading to the detection of parties taking pork and other articles from his cellar. More...

Sherman named town historian

David F. Sherman, managing editor of Bee Group Newspapers, has been named Amherst town historian. He succeeds William Belinson, who died in August after serving as town historian since 1994. More...

Commnity News

East Amherst resident, Lisa Christie-Betha, has been awarded the title of Mrs. Erie County. She will be competing on Nov. 17 in Niagara Falls for the title of Mrs. New York 2008. More...

Police Blotter

Wrong car towed from lot

(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...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Billies' fan hopes for brighter days Another year of Williamsville South football has come and gone. At the last game, I finally had a chance to pick up an official program and roster. More...

Education

Campus News

Montgomery Service recently participated in the fourth annual "Mucho Macho Music" as a member of the Westminster College Men's Chorus. More...

UB students monitor carcinogens released from school buses

Students from the University at Buffalo's Chapter of Engineering for a Sustainable World have been monitoring buses from seven school districts this past week, including Ken-Ton. More...

New program for children with autism introduced

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center has introduced a program for children ages 3-5 who are exhibiting characteristics of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. The program embraces the philosophy of Dr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

'Energetics of Food' set at Transit Road spa Find out what foods provide different energetic effects and sensations such as damp, hot, cool, and warm and learn how to use natural foods, in everyday cooking, to enhance your health, lose weight, More...

Lifestyles

Faith Journey' Faith Journey' marks 10 years

Williamsville, North Buffalo churches celebrate successful par tnership

Ten years ago, the worship services at the North Park Lutheran Church on Starin Avenue in North Buffalo were pretty traditional. But when Pastor Susan Strouse arrived, she saw an opportunity in an unused space - a band. More...

Couple honeymoon on Cape Cod

Jennifer Butler married Christopher Vaughan in a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at Saint Mary's Church in Swormville. The Rev. Patrick Zengierski and Rev. Robert Yetter officiated. The bride is the daughter of Drs. More...

Greenawalt- Slobe

Wendy and Richard Greenawalt of Niagara Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Juanita Greenawalt, of Williamsville, to Brian Slobe, son of Phillip Slobe of Oswego, N.Y., and the late Joan Slobe. More...

Entertainment

Music plus poetry creates Synergy

There are some events that can't be described in words, and Synergy's performance may just fall in that category. The newly formed quintet, Synergy, combines poetry and classical music in a performance of the arts. More...

Mount Calvary trees benefited by art show

The October surprise storm that hit Western New York one year ago devastated 350 park-like acres that make up the Mount Calvary Cemetery Group. More...

Tailgate party to benefit research

Suneel's Light, an organization dedicated to raising funds for research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is holding a tailgate party on Sunday. More...

Manna, Marlette, Weinstein win board seats

Anderson has narrow lead

Election night proved stressful for a few candidates in the Town of Amherst as the voting totals started coming in.   Become a subscriber and get all the up to date web content for free each week. Click "more" below for details. More...

'Pay up' - highway workers claim contract not being upheld

A mass of Town of Amherst highway employees came with one voice to Monday's board meeting. "Pay up," they shouted at the Town Board. More...

Marathon is personal challenge for family

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Walking is a lot more strenuous than it sounds. This is the lesson three area women learned when they decided to walk the 26.2-mile Adirondack Marathon around Schroon Lake in September. More...

DRESS REHEARSAL

Dodge Elementary pupils rehearse on Monday for the school's upcoming annual Variety Show. Making sure their routine is perfect, from left to right, are Ashley Sliwa, Joshua DiLiberta, Haley Sliwa, Lauren Sheppard, More...

Editorial

Alcohol, candy don't mix - drinking was out of line

Bee Editorial

Halloween should have been a fun, family experience, but several families have reported their trick-or-treating adventure was disrupted by adults drinking openly in the streets. More...

Spindle items

• SNOW IS BETTER THAN SIGNS - Today marks the end of campaign season - yes, I am very happy about that. More...

Rejection of Giambra's budget, financial plan no real surprise

Excuse me while I take a few moments to yawn and then roll my eyes. There's nothing new to see here, folks. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Bill Wutz, Williamsville firefighter received national honors

Bill Wutz, honored as "Firefighter of the Year" by the National Volunteer Fire Council in 1998, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. Mr. More...

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy, retired industrial plant nurse

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy, 72, of Amherst, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Born in Buffalo, Mrs. McCarthy attended St. Elizabeth High School in Olean, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, and D'Youville College. More...

Eleanor Adair, director of food service training at R. J. Reynolds Corp.

Eleanor Adair, 85, formerly of Williamsville, died on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born in Batavia, Mrs. Adair was retired as director of training in the food service division of R. J. Reynolds Corporation. More...

Sports

Panthers pounce on Warriors, earn 'A' title

Sweet Home will get a chance to avenge its 2002 loss to Section V's Aquinas at 8 p.m. Friday thanks to the Panthers' 31-6 victory over Cheektowaga in last Thursday's Section VI Class A championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. More...

North beats ECIC rival, earns first section title in 15 years

Boys soccer

The Williamsville North boys soccer team set out to win its first sectional championship in 15 years and did so by beating a familiar division rival. More...

Sports briefs

The Buffalo Defenders, Western New York's largest girls AAU basketball organization, will have open tryouts for its 2008 teams on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the St. Mary's School for the Deaf main gym, 2253 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Business

Bank to hold food drive, mitten, hat collection

The holiday season is upon us, and employees at Waterford Village Bank are asking community members to not only think of friends and family during these times, but also those less fortunate. More...

Brighton Optical enters 40th year of brightening vision

Brighton Optical celebrated its 40th year in the eye business in October. Owner Bob Zachary attributes the company's success to changing with the times. More...

Meetings

Customer loyalty to be topic of seminar Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will hold a seminar titled "Beyond Customer Loyalty: How to Drive Continued Sales from Your Existing Clients" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...