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January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home stage

James M. Marone conducts the Sweet Home High School symphony orchestra during a concert held Jan. 17 in the auditorium. Also performing that evening were the wind ensemble, chorale and women's chorus. More...

Border crossing requirements to change next week

As the date nears when more identification will be needed to cross into the United States from Canada, Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-Amherst, is asking for stricter punishment for Department of Motor Vehicles employees who tamper with identifications. More...

Two arrested for theft of catalytic converter

During a routine traffic stop in the 8200 block of Transit Road, Officer Tom Barillari noticed something unusual in the back seat of the vehicle - a catalytic converter. A rash of thefts of catalytic converters had recently been reported in town. More...

Community News

Ruth Mohn of Williamsville was recently nominated by the Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club for the Kodak Award for photographic excellence. She is an artist and photographer. More...

Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara will hold a meeting on the past, present and future of the Buffalo waterfront - extending from the former Bethlehem Steel site, the Outer Harbor, the Inner Harbor (the Buffalo River) and on down the More...

Local News

SPARTAN SPOTS Williamsville North High School

North seniors recognized for outstanding achievement

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

Agreement reached; St. Joseph's Hospital to remain open

Nearly 14 tumultuous months after St. Joseph Hospital was mandated to close under New York State law, the facility has officially won the fight to remain open. More...

Nominations for Service Academies include Amherst residents

East Amherst resident Christopher Cassidy has been nominated by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. More...

Police Blotter

Police called to settle bedtime dispute

(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

Hospital assets need not be merged

With the amalgamation of the Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida making the news almost every day, it's important to clear confusion surrounding the issue. More...

Fire prevented, family thankful

Last week we had a fire on the outside of our house started by fireplace ashes placed in a garbage can. Nobody was home at the time, but many thanks to some great neighbors and an incredible response by the Williamsville Fire Department. More...

Sale of Meeting House closes off public access

I would like to share some final thoughts on the sale of the Mennonite Meeting House. One of the functions of a town government is to preserve its history to the best of its ability. This offers knowledge for residents and attracts tourists. 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

Sabres' postseason chances as real as Giants' in Big Game

Commentary

There seems to be a lot going on at all levels in the world of sports these days - and we're barely a month into 2008: More...

Stella wins ECICs, breaks older brother's school record for career victories

There's a new career wins leader in Sweet Home wrestling but the last name remains Stella. More...

North pulls out ugly home win over OP

Boys basketball

Good teams know how to pull out ugly wins and that's what the Williamsville North boys basketball team was able to accomplish against Orchard Park last Friday at home. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 25 . Short Play Festival - Niagara University's annual festival with senior students as directors, under the supervision of Doug Zschiegner, associate director of Niagara University Theater. Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Maddening proof

Will the daughter of a brilliant mathematician inherit her father's genius - or his madness? Find out when Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions presents "Proof," Friday, Jan. 25 through Feb. 9. 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...

Supervisor Mohan to present State of the Town on Jan. 25

Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan will present his 2008 State of the Town address on Friday, Jan. 25 during the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon at Classics V Banquet Center. More...

Mohan hopes for new Town Hall in two years

Supervisor Satish Mohan said the departments housed in the current Main Street Town Hall have outgrown the building and a new and larger one is needed. More...

What's The League?

St. Greg's students join worldwide service organization

Pay it forward - it's a simple act that can be done every day and a message that two teachers at St. Gregory the Great want to instill in their students. More...

Amherst officer apprehends robbery suspect

A car chase that started in Cheektowaga ended in Buffalo on Jan. 16 but only after leading several agencies into Amherst. The HSBC Bank at 4237 Union Road, near the Kensington Expressway, was robbed at gunpoint around 10:30 a.m. More...

Toddle Open Gym

TUNNELING TODDLER - Laurie Rosso watches her 2-year-old son Matthew crawl through a tunnel at Toddle Open Gym at the Clearfield Community Center on Friday. The program offers open play for parents and their children, ages 2-5. More...

Editorial

Don't gamble in this year's presidential election

Bee Editorial

Did you know Barack Obama wants to increase the minimum wage as a response to the economy concerns? Or that Mike Huckabee wants to address the energy issue by letting the free market sort out what type of fuel makes sense to develop? More...

Spindle items

• GREEN BELT - I never thought I would see the day when my dad watched me take a hit to the jaw. But it happened Friday. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 25, 1883 That was a jolly crowd of coasters which made the neighborhood of Messrs. John and Peter Grove on Cayuga Street resonant with shouts and laughter, Friday night last. 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

Charles J. Kolb Jr., superintendent of Donner Hanna Coke Joint Venture Buffalo

Charles J. Kolb Jr., 75, of Amherst, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at Sisters Hospital. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kolb was a member of the first graduating class of Bishop Timon High School in 1950. He attended St. More...

Kay D. Widler, retired from Quest Diagnostics Laboratories

Kay D. Widler, 69, of Williamsville, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007. Born in East Aurora, she attended Baptist Bible Seminary and received a degree in medical transcription from Erie Community College. More...

Edgar DeGasper, director of food service for Buffalo Board of Education

Edgar DeGasper, 85, of Williamsville, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Mr. DeGasper took ground school instruction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving his private pilot's license just prior to Pearl Harbor. More...

Lifestyles

Broadening Art in the Community

Williamsville Art Society seeks new members

The Williamsville Art Society has been a watering hole for artists in the village for more than 55 years. The society was originally created by a group of local artists who wanted to broaden art within the community. More...

Mixed media art class set at JCC

A class on acrylic, pencil, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink on a variety of surfaces with an emphasis on original subject matter, taught by Russell Ram, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 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. Toddler Time, ages 2-3½, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays, now through Feb. 11. More...

Business

Area funeral homes merge services

The Dengler and Roberts Funeral Home has merged with Perna Pellegrino Funeral Home, adding to its list of locations. Between the two, the businesses now have nine homes in Buffalo, Amherst, Kenmore, East Aurora and Bowmansville. More...

UB School of Management Alumni Board elects officers

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association elected its officers for 2008 and has appointed four new board members to three-year terms. More...

Lifetime Health Medical Group names new president

Dr. Arthur E. Orlick of Williamsville has been named president of Lifetime Health Medical Group. He began his new position on Jan. 2, overseeing 10 health centers in Buffalo and Rochester and several affiliated medical offices. More...