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November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst resident churns out fifth book

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Are you frustrated because you're the low man on the totem pole even though you've been working your whole life? Do you get angry because the harder you work the more you're beaten down? More...

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FALL FLURRY - Dave Braunscheidel and his son Tim pile the leaves at the curb near their home on Reist Street this past Saturday. Photo by Joe Eberle Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Local News

Community News

Williamsville Junior Girl Scout Troop 413 recently planted new trees in Buffalo's Martin Luther King Park for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 23, 1882 It has been our painful duties the past few years to chronicle the death of many of our esteemed residents, but none more sad than the present. Last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, Mr. John G. More...

Brief

The American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch, is offering interest-free loans and grants to Western New York women and men enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in accredited colleges and universities. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Prank leads to report of stolen vehicle (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. 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

School News

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the district offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. More...

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JOINED TOGETHER - The kindergarten and first grade classes at St. Leo the Great in Amherst created Pilgrim and Indian costumes to share a Thanksgiving feast. More...

Principal appointed at North High School

Petrina Scinta Neureuter has been named the first female high school principal in the Williamsville Central School District. The School Board approved her appointment as North High School principal at its Nov. 13 meeting. More...

Sports

Matthews wins third state diving title

For the final time of her high school career, Casey Matthews is the queen of New York State 1-meter diving. More...

Benefit for Hirsch slated for Saturday

The Jacquie Hirsch For "A.L.L." Foundation Benefit will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at St. Leo the Great School, 903 Sweet Home Road (Sweet Home and Maple Roads). More...

Masters becomes finalist

Amherst senior Sarah Masters qualified for and competed in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Swimming and Diving Championships held this past weekend at the Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center in Hempstead, Long Island. More...

Business

BBB launches identity change

The Better Business Bureau serving the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany regions recently launched a re-energized brand to benefit consumers and announced a change to the way businesses affiliated with the organization are designated, from "B More...

Business News

Amherst Alarm has been ranked as the 44th largest residential installation security company in the United States based on volume, according to the May 2007 issue of "Security Distributing and Marketing" magazine. More...

Gingerbread, Gifts & Glitz set at Gilda's

Amherst artists to appear

Shaun Silverwood's work with art has helped her cope, and selling it will help others. Silverwood, owner of Road Kiln, will be featured at Artists in Buffalo's Open Studios and Galleries, as a fundraiser for Gilda's Club of Western New York. More...

Business owners, residents rally against Walgreens

"Everyone thinks Walgreens is a done deal, but it's not," Karen Coia said of rumors circulating about plans for the southwest corner of Hopkins and Klein roads. More...

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HOLIDAY SHARING - Olivia Quenneville, left, Lauren Kahl, Katie Flaschner, Mikele King, Becca Reemschik and Jordan Kowalski, members of the Williamsville East Youth Leadership Class, More...

Audits shows district in 'sound financial state'

Williamsville

Working with a more than $145 million budget, the Williamsville Central School District has lots of checks and balances to track, and it's doing it well. More...

First teacher in space to speak at Williamsville school

This past August Barbara Morgan became the first teacher astronaut in space. She was a mission specialist for the space shuttle STS-118 Endeavor's mission. More...

Editorial

Take a lesson from the Williamsville School Board

Bee Editorial

There is a huge difference between the Williamsville Board of Education and the Amherst Town Board meetings. It's like night and day - which is also how to describe the two groups relationship in the Amherst Utility Cooperative. More...

Spindle items

• THANKFUL - I know there are millions of reasons to be thankful this year, but I have a friend who has one big one: wind. My friend Jennie's apartment in San Diego was in the path of the recent wildfires. More...

Spitzer's speech doesn't hold up to 'truth detector'

Eliot Spitzer finally admitted that he was wrong. In a speech made last week in Washington, D.C., our governor finally conceded, agreeing to withdraw his plan to issue special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

Justice thankful for support I want to thank the residents of the Town of Amherst for their support in re-electing me to the position of Amherst town justice. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie E. Skarin, professor

Marjorie Elaine Skarin, 78, of Williamsville, formerly of Kenmore, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at Hospice of Western New York. More...

Marie Z. Strobel, retired assistant bank manager

Marie Z. Strobel, 83, of Williamsville, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. Born in Buffalo, she graduated from East High School. She had a career in banking for more than 44 years. More...

DONNER, Virginia L.,

DONNER, Virginia L., of East Amherst, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Prostate cancer support group meets monthly Us, Too! prostate cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave., Room 1109 C, Buffalo. The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. More...

Women's health forum set at UB

To ensure that the women of Erie County have access to pertinent healthcare information, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is hosting a Regional Women's Health Forum from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Borders no problem for Daemen students

Party fundraiser planned for medical students' goodwill trip

While most college students spend their winter breaks relaxing and hanging out with friends, a group of Daemen College students will be spending a week giving medical aid to residents of a third-world country. More...

Museum events kick off holiday season

The holiday season is now upon us, and to kick off the season's festivities the Amherst Museum, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, at New Road, in Amherst, will hold two events for the general public in the beginning of December. More...

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DINNER DANCE - The NYS Regents Board of Trustees and the Amherst Museum, including from left, Chair of Reservations Sarah Anderson, Executive Director Joseph Weickart, President Patrick Lucey and Co-chairman Patricia Lucey, will host the annual Holi More...

Entertainment

Students have the Write to Be Heard

Margo Davis, a Buffalo teacher, was looking for something to inspire her students. She then came across a play written by a young Canadian playwright and presented it to her students. What happened next was the start of something special. More...

Theater

sun. 25 Stan and Stella's Mostly Traditional Polish Wedding - Family style dinner theater, 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew; $. 684-8850 now-Dec. More...

Christmas

thurs. 22-Dec. More...