Weekly Feature



February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Playoff action

Kenmore East's Frank Briandi breaks away from Williamsville South's Leo Schultz during Sunday's Western New York Federation Small School Division quarterfinal at Buffalo State College. East won, 2-1, to advance to the semis. More...

Amherst District wants Town Board to back off from nursing issue

It's been common practice for boards to pass resolutions stating their opinion on matters that don't involve them - just to go on the record. More...

Alert neighbors catch alleged burglar

It started with a Corfu Circle resident who on Sunday noticed a suspicious man riding a bicycle and then entering a neighbor's garage. The complainant yelled out, "What are you doing?" and the man left. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 22, 1883 Last Friday as a man named Fritz was driving Mr. George Hartman's team, attached to a sleigh loaded with mill feed, he met with a bad scare and what might have been a serious accident. More...

Sweet Home grad tours with Three Redneck Tenors

NASCAR with Beethoven, lite beer with Puccini, and a classically trained violinist performing rock n' roll - the makings of an interesting show. More...

Workshop set for parents of students with disabilities

Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association is hosting a workshop on Parent Advocacy in Action at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Williamsville School District offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(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.) Thursday, Fe. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident offended by trustees

Thanks to Mayor Mary Lowther and trustees Basil Piazza and Brian Kulpa for voting to approve my appointment to the Village of Williamsville Special Events Committee. More...

Education

School News

Eric Samuels, a senior at Williamsville North High School, was one of 428 students worldwide awarded a scholarship to attend the Honeywell Scholars Presidential Classroom program from March 2-8 in Washington, D.C. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Volunteers needed at Weinberg Campus A variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are available at Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road. More...

Sports

Correction

The headline of the Williamsville East boys swimming article was incorrect in last week's Bee. Kane Hsieh won the 100-yard breaststroke at the ECIC "AA" Championships, not Neil Batta as reported. More...

Sweet Home clinches share of league title

Boys basketball

Everything had to fall in place over the last week and a half for the Sweet Home boys basketball team to earn a share of the ECIC Division II crown and that's exactly what happened. More...

Garus enters Amherst history books

Bowling

Justin Garus had a feeling that he was going to bowl well at last Thursday's Section VI Championships at Thruway Lanes and the Amherst Central junior left-hander delivered. More...

Business

Business News

Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects, in Amherst, recently had an employee, Frank E. Otto, a project architect, receive Professional Accreditation by the U.S. More...

Oh! You Dirty Dog! self-serve dog wash takes the mess away from home

Whether it's water splashing everywhere or hair clogging the sink, washing a dog at home is not an easy task, but now dog owners have an alternative. Patricia Forbes of Snyder has opened Oh! You Dirty Dog! More...

Fidelis Care announces office promotions

Fidelis Care, a nonprofit health plan serving more than 298,000 members in 39 counties across New York state, recently promoted four individuals in its Western New York regional office. More...

Rite-Aid proposed at old Vix site

The corner of North Forest and Maple roads is an eyesore, housing a vacant Vix Pharmacy. When new developments are proposed, this vacant lot is often referred to as needing attention first. More...

Williamsville School District preliminary budget increases 4.7 percent for 2008-09

Williamsville Central School District residents recently got their first opportunity to view the proposed 2008-09 budget, which totals $152,067,615, a spending increase of 4.69 percent. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville resident has ties to Roswell Park

Williamsville resident John Hannon was destined to become an integral part of the Ride for Roswell. More...

Doctor Andy's Day for Kids Supports Sisters Hospital

Physicians from several area hospitals will trade in their stethoscopes for aprons as they team up for "Doctor Andy's Day for Kids" from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Buffalo Brew Pub, 6861 Main St., near Transit Road, in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

District should reconsider paying for competitions

When a school district's budget exceeds $152 million, it's time to take a hard look at the numbers. More...

Spindle items

• FOND FAREWELL - It seems that not too long ago I was writing in this column to introduce myself to the Amherst community. Now I say my goodbyes. More...

Federal tax refunds won't help address real fiscal problems

Time to take a break from the analysis of the ongoing presidential primaries and briefly touch on some topics that may or may not be making headlines as we enter the unofficial winter blahs" portion of the calendar for all who live in Western New 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

Raoul Hailpern, professor, editorial director

Raoul Hailpern, 91, of Amherst, died on Feb. 9, 2008. Mr. Hailpern received a bachelor's degree in math from the University of London and a doctoral degree from the University at Buffalo. More...

Louise J. Vella, former owner of Femme Hair Fashions

Louise J. Vella, 69, of Williamsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Born in Buffalo, she owned and operated Femme Hair Fashions in Williamsville until she was 52. She then worked for Wegmans as a cake decorator for 10 years. Mrs. More...

Maria P. 'Mary' Manguso, school crossing guard

Maria P. "Mary" Manguso, of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Born and raised on Buffalo's West Side, she worked in the family grocery store and tavern. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

All Aboard!

Railway society sets goals for restoration

"If you stop 10 people on the street and ask them, probably nine will have had a family member who worked for the railroads." That statement, by Tom Stackhouse, explains the reasons why Western New Yorkers are interested in the history of the area More...

Bee Travel

Travel interruption may be worthwhile

Iread about the German astronaut who missed a spacewalk owing to illness. It's sort of like (in a smaller sense, of course) taking a cruise and weather forcing the ship to skip a port. You go all that way. Then you can't get there. More...

Platou- Juliano

Karen and Bruce Roetzer of the Town of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Platou, to Jonathon Robert Juliano, son of Sandy and Robert Juliano of the City of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

now-March 14 . PURRade: Virtual Cat Walk - Help the SPCA of Erie County from the comfort of your own home. That's right - log on to www.yourspca.org and follow the link to raise much-needed money. More...

Dance

fri. 22 . Zodiaque Dance Company - "Zodiaque 34 - Celebration Rising," featuring new works by guest choreographers Mark Santilliano and Terri Filips under the direction of Tressa Gorman Crehan, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. More...

Literature

thurs. 21 . Northside Writers Group - 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; free. 626-4204 . More...