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December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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AGENT 008 - Casey Middle School sixth-grader Cooper Sullivan performs on the bassoon during the Dec. 6 Winter Concert, featuring band 6 and 7/8 held at the school. More...

People Inc. debating worth of Mennonite Meeting House

The appraisal of the Mennonite Meeting House is in - $220,000 - and People Inc. wants to buy it. But for how much is not yet known. James M. More...

Citizen's Web site opposes proposed Maple Road project

Residents vs. Benderson

Residents along Maple Road are becoming more outspoken on the multi-use development proposed for their neighborhood. (See editorial on page four) Compared to the public hearing held on Sept. 4, resident opposition has gained strength. More...

Police Blotter

St. Nick - victim of theft

(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, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Candidate claim was within rights I am writing to point out a glaring error made by Town Clerk Susan Jaros in the article published in the Dec. 5 Amherst Bee regarding the allegations she has made against me. Ms. More...

Education

School News

St. Mary's High School in Lancaster named the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2007-08 school year. More...

District to soon implement emergency communication system

Amherst Schools

If an emergency or school closing happens in the Amherst Central School District, administrators will soon have a quick way to spread the word to staff members, faculty and parents. More...

Free winter vacation guide available

Looking for something special to do during the winter months? Check out the 2007-08 New York State Winter Travel Guide. The full-color, magazine-format guide is available free from Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Chabad House unveils new Torah scroll

The Chabad House in Getzville recently received a new Torah scroll, marking the Dec. 9 event with a celebration. The Torah scroll, one of the Jewish people's most sacred objects, has roughly 600,000 handwritten letters. More...

'Music is our soul'

Choral Arts Society brings holiday concert to basilica

A remark made by a West Seneca School District administrator has stuck with Marcia Giambrone ever since she was a music teacher here. More...

Clarence Bee editor, groom honeymoon in Riviera Maya

Kimberly M. Karcher married Jason E. Tylec in an afternoon ceremony on Oct. 13, 2007 at Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda. The Rev. John L. Tipton officiated. The bride is the daughter of Stephanie and Jeffrey Karcher of Tonawanda. More...

Business

Business News

Mary E. Kienzle has been named senior director, community benefit and social accountability, for the Catholic Health System, located in Amherst. More...

Former Daffodil's chef to reopen banquet hall

Though it's been closed for more than a year, Daffodil's is about ready for more nightly celebrations. The building, which operated as Daffodil's for nearly 30 years, is scheduled to reopen in January as Verbena Restaurant. More...

Meetings

SCORE to hold business seminar in Tonawanda SCORE of Buffalo Niagara will host Starting and Managing Your Business from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. More...

Kindel's 12-year stretch comes to an end

Bill Kindel isn't ready to say his service as an Amherst Town Board member is done. "I learned never to say never," he said. "I don't want it to be over." The final meeting of Kindel's 2004-07 term will be held Monday. More...

Allwes to retire from Sweet Home

Craig W. Allwes, a Sweet Home Central School District principal and administrator, will retire June 30 after a 37-year career in education. He is currently assistant superintendent for human resources and planning. More...

Editorial

Judgment calls will always be a factor in development

Bee Editorial

In a recent Town Board meeting a resident said if a development proposal was a good one, then it would be approved - not be stalled for seven years. More...

Spindle items

• MY FIRST HOUSE- this month, I finally made my first gingerbread house. Although I didn't bake or assemble the house, I decorated it "all on my own. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 14, 1882 Last Friday evening as John Ernst of Amherst and Wm. Smith of Lancaster were returning from a party at Buffalo Plains, they stopped at Mr. A. Krumholtz. 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

Donald Burden Noell, president of Harris Hill Insurance Agency

Donald Burden Noell, 77, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Saluda Township, Ind., Mr. More...

Joseph C. Mancuso, CEO of Mercantile Adjustment Bureau

Joseph C. Mancuso, 69, of Williamsville, died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Mancuso was a graduate of Bishop Fallon High School. More...

Phyllis Ryder Endicott, librarian, author

Phyllis Ryder Endicott, 89, of Williamsville, formerly of Manchester, N.H., died on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Manchester, she worked as a children's librarian for the Manchester City Library, retiring in 1980. More...

Sports

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SWIMMING HER BEST - Christ The King School's Water Badger, Emma McIntyre celebrates after placing first in her heat during this year's Neumann Catholic Swim League Championship meet held on Nov. 11 at the University at Buffalo Alumni Arena. More...

North not the favorite anymore in ECIC I

Boys swimming

With back-to-back 13-0 seasons and a 50-2 record over the past four years, Williamsville North has been the king of the ECIC Division I pool. But the Spartans aren't the clear cut favorite this year. More...

Team depth to carry Sweet Home bowling

It is still early in the 2007-08 high school bowling season but Sweet Home is already using one of its team strengths to its advantage. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

now-December Albright-Knox Christmas Tree - On view through December at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets, Buffalo. The tree features 18th century créche figurines. now-Dec. More...

A Christmas TOY

Theatre of Youth wraps up "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" this weekend. The production, directed by Meg Quinn, is from the play by Barbara Robinson and adapted from her book. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

fri. 14 Family Fridays! - Open play Family Day, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Kidzplay Hero's Facility, 9300 County Road, Building C, Clarence Center; $. More...