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February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Frigid Fun

FRIGID FUN - Joann Kiefer pushes her daughter Adelade down a hill in Glen Park during Sunday's annual Winterfest. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Passing The Message

PASSING THE MESSAGE - Joseph Daurizio of Amherst takes a handoff from Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly at the Ralph Wilson Field House on Saturday. More...

Planetarium show planned for night of lunar eclipse

The Williamsville planetarium at North High School will present "The Shadowy Side of Astronomy" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Director Mark Percy will start the evening by leading a tour of the night sky - constellations, planets and the moon. More...

Community News

The Roswell Park Alliance Community Advisory Board has named its co-chairs for the 2008 Ride For Roswell, including John Hannon of Amherst and Richard Suchan of Getzville. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 15, 1883 It is reported that the Massachusetts Legislature will adopt Governor Butler's recommendation that the experiment be tried of permitting women to participate in municipal elections. Winter is on the home stretch. More...

2008 Congressional Art Competition seeks student submissions

The 2008 Congressional Art Competition is under way. Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Amherst, encourages high school students from across Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties to participate and make submissions. More...

Examples of a caring community at forefront of youths' experience

Asset No. 4 of the 40 Development Asset Framework is Caring Community. A caring community is one in which children feel that their neighbors support them, encourage them and care about them. More...

Police Blotter

Woman 'locked' in building overlooks 'push' sign

(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, Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wegmans decision commended

The members of the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community * Healthy Youth, a diverse group of community leaders, educators, parents and citizens who collaborate to support positive youth development efforts throughout the Town of Amherst, wish to More...

Listen before deciding on project

Amherst has a unique opportunity to be home to a new type of mixed-use development that has become very successful in many communities throughout the United States. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Carolyn Eimer of Williamsville has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2007 semester at Duquesne University. More...

Lifestyles

St. John Lutheran church hits milestone, looks to future

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church is known as the mother church of Buffalo Lutheranism - a confusing moniker, as the church is located at 6540 Main St., in Amherst. More...

Winter Festival set at Clearfield

The Amherst Recreation Department will present a Winter Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

Couple united in Bowmansville

Danielle Marie Louth married Brian Michael Culp in a December 2007 ceremony at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bowmansville. The Rev. A. Mark Illig officiated. The bride is the daughter of Janina and Gary Louth of Lancaster. More...

Business

Summer in February

Kickoff 'Fun in the Sun' event set for Saturday

Get out of the cold and onto the beach as Eastern Hills Mall once again presents its popular Summer in February event. Families can "hit the beach" starting this Saturday, Feb. 16 and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 24. More...

Heart Healthy

HEART HEALTHY - Chef Krista Van Wagner, owner of Curly's Bar and Grill, center, cooks up a "Healthy Heart"' meal of escovitch and Jamaican rice and beans for Buffalo/Amherst BPW Vice President Celeste DiStefano, left, and President Susan Grelick at More...

Alessi Fitness for Kids opens on Transit Road

While children may gain weight just as adults do, they don't lose it the same way. More...

KLW Group hired for reassessment

It had been a few months since the Amherst Town Board addressed the 100 percent assessment program, or lack thereof. More...

District residents voice concerns over possible cut of nurses at private schools

Several Amherst School District residents voiced their concerns over a possible cut in full-time nursing staff at the five private schools in the district during the Feb. 5 School Board meeting. More...

Discovery Channel tapes show in Amherst on Dr. Slepian case

It won't be the first time Amherst Police Detective Lt. Joseph LaCorte is on national television. A veteran with the Detectives Unit, LaCorte said Amherst may not have a lot of serious crimes, but the ones it does, have the "odd" factor. More...

Chamber of Commerce backs Maple Road project

Town Centre

Amherst Chamber of Commerce members responded with great interest to an invitation to hear a presentation from Benderson Development Corporation about its Town Centre project. More...

Town, county respond to hepatitis A scare

Final clinic Wednesday at ECC's north campus

When Amherst resident Shirley Voigt's phone rang on Saturday, an automated message from Wegmans was on the other end, alerting her to potential exposure to the hepatitis A virus. More...

Editorial

Cutting SRO positions is a bad idea

Bee Editorial

Remember when two gunmen paraded into Columbine High School and killed 13 students and faculty members and injured 21 others? More...

Spindle items

• STUMPED - How many papers can we make in an hour? How many articles can I write in a day? Twenty? Do I get to go to China? More...

Which Democrat has the leadership qualities we need?

Hillary or Barack? Clinton or Obama? A woman as our nation's chief executive, or an African-American as the holder of the highest office in our land? 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

Shirley F. Sheffer, host of TV show 'Employment File'

Shirley F. Sheffer, 88, of Williamsville, died on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at Canterbury Woods in Amherst. Mrs. Sheffer was valedictorian of the class of 1937 at Williamsville High School and graduated with honors from Houghton College in 1941. More...

Robert G. Zillig, entrepreneur, inventor

Robert G. Zillig, 89, of Florida, formerly of Buffalo, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at Wuesthoff Hospice Care Center. Born in Buffalo and raised in Clarence and Amherst, Mr. More...

Dr. Hans F. Kipping, dermatologist, UB professor emeritus

Dr. Hans F. Kipping, 84, of Williamsville, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Chicago, he attended Lafayette High School and graduated from the University at Buffalo, and in 1947, from its Medical School. Dr. More...

Sports

East's Rutecki sets career highs, Flames down Billies

One of Williamsville East's big men had a stellar game inside against Williamsville South last week but it's not the name high school boys basketball fans would normally expect. More...

North girls win WNY Relays

Williamsville North girls indoor track coach Julian Blake was confident his team could win last Saturday's Western New York Relays at Fredonia State College and they delivered. More...

Week's sports ledger full of must sees

Commentary

As winter weather continues to sock Western New York with nerve-numbing temperatures, snow and ice, things will heat up this week with the approaching end to the winter sports season. More...

Entertainment

Rhythmic group makes STOMP at Shea's

The international percussion sensation STOMP will bring its infectious rhythms to Shea's Performing Arts Center from Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17. More...

Family Activities

fri. 15-mon. 18 . 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count - Hosted by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. More...

Theater

thurs. 14 . Picnic - William Inge's play starring Daniel Arrasjid, Amanda Woomer, Megan Blarr, Carolyn Woomer, Joy Ann Wrona and Paul McGinnis under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 and continues at 8 p.m. More...