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January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grapplers

Williamsville East's Sean Trabert applies a painful hold on Kenmore East's Mike Lowe during a 145-pound match at the Williamsville North Invitational Tournament held on Saturday at Williamsville North High School. More...

Sutcliff removed from mill committee

The Mill Restoration Committee's nominated chairperson, Sarah Sutcliff, was removed from the committee by a Williamsville Village Board vote of 4-1 at Monday night's board meeting. In an e-mail sent on Dec. More...

Mr. Amherst Contest

MR. AMHERST - Amherst High School senior Dan Cooper, left photo, serenades the judges during the Mr. Amherst contest held at the school on Jan. 8. His rendition of The Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" won him the title. More...

Local News

Correction

Town of Amherst Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki voted in favor of the appointment of College Bogdan to the Zoning Board of Appeals at the Jan. 7 meeting. The vote was 6-1, with Council Member Dan Ward casting the no vote. More...

WBA Winners

WBA WINNERS - The Williamsville Business Association recently announced its winners from the Holiday Walk. Amy Alexander, left, won the Holiday Hunt, with prizes from Pizza Plant and an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn. More...

Looking back on the asset journey

For many of us, New Year's resolutions are grandly made and easily broken. Why? A resolution is a decision to change something, most often without a clue as to how to proceed. What if we could turn all of those decisions into promises? 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

Correnne S. Wilber, former teacher's aide for the Amherst Central School District

Correnne S. Wilber, 82, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. A native of Springfield, Vt., she received an associate degree from the Northampton Business School in Massachusetts. More...

Joyce A. Stafford, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Harris Hill Fire Company

Joyce A. Stafford, 76, of Williamsville, died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. Mrs. Stafford was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company for 33 years. She loved wildlife, especially cardinals, and enjoyed reading. More...

Brian Hansen, South's varsity baseball coach since 1974

School to retire his No. 7

Brian Hansen, 61, of Depew, Williamsville South's varsity baseball coach since 1974, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Born in Detroit, Mich., Mr. Hansen attended local schools. He moved to Buffalo in 1964 to attend the University at Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Learning to grow

Park School greenhouse sheds new light on science classes

Anew addition to the Park School campus has been shown to be an effective teaching tool and a lot of fun for students and teachers alike. The Preston L. Wright Greenhouse was completed and dedicated in June. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Story Time with Miss Beth, 10:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. More...

Honored

HONORED - On Wednesday, Jan. 2, Boy Scout Troop 457 from St. John Lutheran Church in Amherst honored Stephen Stoeckl, left, James Stelianou and Peter Doster as they received their Eagle Scout honors. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 18 . Peter Pan - Join Wendy, her brothers and Peter Pan in the magical world of NeverLand. Go on fantastic adventures with the Lost Boys, battle swashbuckling pirates and Captain Hook, and never ever grow old. More...

TOY garden

The Theatre of Youth will present its theatrical green thumb when "The Secret Garden" opens Friday, Jan. 18 at the Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo. More...

Auditions

• PLAYHOUSE OF AMERICAN CLASSICS - Nine boys and one girl are sought for children's roles. Children will be asked to read scenes from scripts. Auditions by appointment only by calling 862-9531. More...

Public hearing for proposed Hopkins Road Walgreens postponed

by JESSICA L. FINCH Associate Editor Arista Development has postponed the date of the public hearing on the rezoning of parcels at Hopkins and Klein roads to allow for a Walgreens store. More...

Districts discuss future of high school girls hockey

Could girls' ice hockey be a reality in the Amherst Central School District? More...

Veteran helps injured soldiers adjust

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

While Bob Kunkel's work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is a story of strength and dedication, he insists that the message be about the injured soldiers returning from today's war. More...

Reducing town employees' holidays must be negotiated

It appears another idea for change, brought forth by Supervisor Satish Mohan, will be stalled by logistics. During the Jan. 7 reorganizational meeting, Mohan proposed that the Town of Amherst reduce its holiday time from 14 to 10 days. More...

Editorial

Be the leaders you were elected to be

Bee Editorial

In his first meeting on the Amherst Town Board, Council Member Dr. Barry Weinstein caused an uproar in regard to his proposed changes to the rules of order. More...

Spindle items

• GLORY DAYS - Even though the Buffalo Bills aren't in the playoffs I still haven't missed a postseason game. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 18, 1883 There will be no town dog tax this year. Mr. W. Pautler has bought a nice farm near Swormville from George Snyder. The farm contains sixty acres and the price paid was $105 per acre. Last Thursday afternoon, Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Resident awakens to late Christmas - 20 trees found in yard

(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, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor has conflict of interest

The position of Town Supervisor in Amherst is one of great importance and one which requires the utmost integrity. Dr. Satish Mohan has been a tenured member of the University at Buffalo faculty for the past 30 years. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Teen Idol first round set at mall A preliminary round of the Amherst Teen Idol Search will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Boulevard Mall Food Court on Alberta Drive in Amherst. More...

Sports

Maturing Billies upset Flames

Boys basketball

The Williamsville South boys basketball team is growing up in a hurry. More...

East's wrestling success at North tourney continues

Williamsville East's wrestling team continued its great year on the mat with a second place finish on Saturday at the seventh annual Williamsville North Invitational Tournament held at Williamsville North High School. More...

Stella wins Eastern States, ranked first in state at 135

Nic Stella wanted to face the best competition New York State had to offer and the Sweet Home senior passed with flying colors. More...

Business

Upgrade Tutoring 'levels the playing field' for students

Upgrade Tutoring understands that every student learns at a different rate and has programs to address those needs. More...

Master Khechen raises funds for hospital, celebrates giving

Master Khechen Tae Kwon-Do's third annual Kick for Life event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College, 21 Oak St., Buffalo. More...

Tops Markets names appointments

Tops Markets has made new leadership assignments for six company officials who will work to guide initiatives in Tops Markets' operations, stemming from its recent purchase by Morgan Stanley Private Equity. More...