Weekly Feature



November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Manna, Marlette, Weinstein elected to board

Kindel voted out of office

The Amherst Town Board will change members for the first time in two years. The three elected board members, Mark Manna, Guy Marlette, and Dr. More...

Hayes schedules townwide meeting

Assemblyman Jim Hayes has scheduled a town meeting for all Amherst residents. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Eggertsville Fire Hall, 1880 Eggert Road. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 16, 1882 One of the most pleasant pictures in life is the gathering of children, grandchildren, friends and relatives around parents in their evening of their life, in remembering with hearty good will their anniversaries. More...

FEMA grants extension

Six months - that is how long the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted for further removal of trees damaged from the October 2006 storm. That will allow the Town of Amherst more time to access and remove hazardous trees. More...

American Red Cross seeking disaster action volunteers

The American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter is seeking volunteers for its disaster action team. After receiving comprehensive training, volunteers will be able to serve at both the local and national levels. 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, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Failed proposal leads to frustration

I am so glad the green space proposal did not pass. I was so worried that I would never again be able to watch land being leveled out to build more office buildings and patio homes. Watching the destruction of nature is fascinating. More...

Jaros thankful for re-election

The past 20 years have been an amazing time. When I first started as tax receiver I was young. I was willing to take on the world, and I did. More...

Citizen legislator thanks voters

I wish to thank the residents of Amherst for honoring me with their votes and allowing me to continue to serve as their legislator in the 4th District. It is truly heartwarming to have the support of so many Amherst voters. More...

Education

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LA JOURNÉE DE CRÊPES - Amherst High School celebrated National French Week, from Nov. More...

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LET'S GO - Sweet Home cheerleaders recently competed in the fourth annual EXtreme International Freedom Challenge Cheerleading Competition at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.beenews.com More...

Field hockey captain, valedictorian recognized

Williamsville North Student Council recognizes the outstanding achievements of two members of its senior class each month. Students featured in this column are selected by faculty recommendation. More...

Lifestyles

' The Potter's Perfect Piece'

Clarence author draws inspiration from life

I t took Kenneth Metzger about a year to put together his first book but only 10 minutes to come up with the story. The Clarence resident's inspirations for "The Potter's Perfect Piece" were verses in the Bible and his own battle with cancer. More...

SENIORNEWS

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required. For more information, call 636-3059. Farmer's Market, 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday in November. More...

Research unearths cheap lodgings

What does a $50-a-night room look like in Orlando? My mission, if you'll recall from a prior column, was to locate a decent, cheap room in Orlando. My self-imposed penuriously posited budget was $50, as I desired to pamper myself in other ways. More...

Entertainment

North drama production sends life lesson to audience

The Williamsville North Drama Club will present Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" as its fall production, to be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 in the school's auditorium, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15 Art Gone Wild - The sixth annual event will feature artwork created by animal residents of the Buffalo Zoo, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, Pearl St., Buffalo. $. 995-6133, www.buffalozoo. More...

Announcements

• AVRIL LAVIGNE - Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 for Avril Lavigne's "Best Damn Tour," with special guests Boys Like Girls, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at HSBC Arena. Tickets are $25, $35 and $49. More...

Generations of soldiers honor Veterans Day

When Ed Szymanski thinks of Veterans Day he remembers being a mile from Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. Chester Wawrzynek remembers his comrades that were killed in battle while serving in the U.S. Navy during the 1940s. More...

Crime scene training brings agencies together

When investigators and detectives walk into crime scenes around Western New York they will be more prepared for the task in front of them. More...

Voters deny propositions

All three propositions on the town's Nov. 6 ballot were defeated. The first, the open space bond resolution for $12 million, failed by a vote of 8,268 to 13,618. More...

Editorial

Advancements in police department maintain excellence

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Police Department continues to shine as a leader in public safety. As new technologies become available, Amherst is finding a way to bring the best equipment and training to town. More...

Spindle items

• HOME - On Saturday, I had a few friends over for a housewarming party, which was a good thing, considering that with the cost of fuel I might need people to "heat" my house. More...

Some random thoughts as we turn the page on 2007 elections

Some final observations on the results of last week's election and a look ahead to 2008 and beyond as I clear off my desk, empty out my notebook, clean out my e-mail inbox and return all of the voicemail messages left by my mother and everyone else 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

Joan Hoffman, softball league founder

Joan Hoffman, first president of the Amherst Girls Softball League, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. Mrs. Hoffman, 74, was a retired employee of both The Amherst Bee and the Amherst Engineering Department. More...

Sister Eleanor Galucki, wife, mother, Franciscan sister

Sister Eleanor Galucki, 86, of Williamsville, died on Sunday, Nov. 11 at St. Mary of the Angels Health Care Center, Williamsville. Born in Buffalo, she worked for NFT and J.H. Williams. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1986. More...

Sports

Aquinas runs over Sweet Home

Panthers lose Class A Far West Regional, end season 10-1

Aquinas' ability to run the football and Sweet Home's inability to stop them was the biggest reason why the Panthers' season ended last Friday at Paetec Park. Aquinas, the No. More...

North field hockey advances to state semis

The goal of the Williamsville North field hockey team is to win its first New York State Class A title. And with the way the Lady Spartans have been playing, it's going to be tough for anyone to stop them from achieving the feat. More...

Another successful season for Amherst field hockey

The Amherst field hockey team finished the 2007 season with a tenth consecutive appearance in the Section VI Class B semifinals and a winning record. More...

Business

UB pharmacy students win national competition

In its third attempt in four years, an all-woman student team from the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has won the National Community Pharmacists Association Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. More...

Program directors named for Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business

The new Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business has named two directors. James E. Carlo was appointed as director of hospitality and Hal P. Kingsley as director of business. The school is part of Trocaire College. More...

Frog Hair accepts donations to make Christmas more merry for needy families

Frog Hair Grille and Golf is showing its support for the community by collecting donations for needy families. The business has planned a tree lighting celebration for Wednesday, Nov. 21 to kick off its Christmas Kids Drive. More...