Weekly Feature



March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Masterpiece

Jerry McClallan, a resident at Brompton Heights Assisted Living Community in Amherst, admires 6-year-old Zachary Richardson's picture as part of the facility's art show, on Feb. 27. More...

Rushing the Stage

RUSHING THE STAGE - Katie Maccallini leads the concert "Music with Mar" on Saturday at Amherst Community Church Child Care Center. The interactive show for preschoolers and their families included singing, dancing, clapping, stomping and jumping. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 8, 1883 The town elections in Erie County, with the exception of Grand Island, were held Tuesday, and the result is that the next Board of Supervisors will be Democratic with a majority of two. More...

How to sell a house faster with feng shui

Feng Shui Your World will offer a new seminar on "How to Sell Your House Faster with Feng Shui" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Hunt Real Estate, 4363 Main St., west of Harlem Road, Amherst. More...

People in the News

Mary Jo O'Sullivan of Eggertsville has been elected chair of the board of directors of Gilda's Club Western New York. She has been actively involved with Gilda's Club Western New York since 1998 and has served on the board since its inception. More...

Police Blotter

Stampede reports woman down

(Editor's 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

North Rotary Club thanks community

The Rotary Club of Amherst North recently held an appreciation dinner to honor the recipients, the sponsors and all of the supporters for the 11th annual televised auction. More...

Let's pursue local ownership of Bills

How much money does Ralph Wilson need? There is a salary cap that limits how much he can spend on players. This is the only sports model that allows small-market teams to exist. More...

Nurses thankful for support

A sincere thank you to The Amherst Bee for conducting the recent opinion poll of Amherst Central School District parents and taxpayers on the very important issue of providing essential nurse staffing at our five private schools, as required by law More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll

Sweet Home Middle School has named the following students to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 8 Ryan A. Allen, Jesse Alt-Winzig, Juwan R. Armanie, Kali A. Baird, Megan Barone, Sarah M. More...

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll

Sweet Home High School has named the following students achieve first honor roll status for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 12 Ebaa Abdelfadeel, Sladjana Abramovic, Jessica L. Alventosa, Megan Y. Andriatch, Michael G. More...

UB posts dean's list

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2007 semester at the University at Buffalo: Ho Yee Cheng, Ji Hyun Choi, Amanda Jonas, Chinaza Egbuta, Allison Fisher, Shaina Greser, Yong-Eun Hyun, Maggie Sheldon, Tracy Snyder More...

Lifestyles

Presenting...'Guys & Dolls' at Williamsville North

This year, Williamsville North High School presents a classic musical that has everything: love, romance, laughter, criminals and even professional gambling. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required. For more information, call 636-3059. More...

Lunch Menu

The cost of lunch is $2.25 for Erie County residents age 60 and older. Call 636-3059. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 6 . Life's A Dream - NU Theater presents Pedro Calderon de la Barca's 1636 play that has been called the "Hamlet" of Spain. More...

Musical of faith

MusicalFare Theatre is presenting the story of a saintly man in "Victory: The Father Baker Story," March 5-April 6. More...

Literature

sat. 8 Book Release Local authors Andrew Bienkowski and Mary Akers will present stories about their book, "Radical Gratitude" and how it came to be written and published, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. More...

Comptroller: golf courses operating at a loss

Faced with figures, the Amherst Town Board has to face facts: its golf courses are losing both golfers and revenue. More...

Candidate packets available at district offices

Petition packets for qualified candidates seeking election to the Williamsville Board of Education are now available. Candidates must obtain at least 66 valid signatures, which represents 2 percent of last year's total vote count. More...

Supporters of Maple Road project respond to large showing of opponents

With back to back meetings - Feb. 25 and March 3 - the Amherst Town Board heard approximately two hours of bashing and praising related to the proposed Town Centre project. The Benderson Development Co. More...

Undetermined amount of drugs taken from Sheridan Drive pharmacy

Amherst police are investigating a burglary at the Walgreens at 3605 Sheridan Drive, at the corner of Millersport Highway. Alarms sounded at 4 a.m. More...

Book Signing

BOOK SIGNING - Former Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett signs his book, "Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story," for Kevin Hodge of Tonawanda at the Barnes & Noble store on Niagara Falls Boulevard on Thursday. More...

Editorial

Center opens doors to helping domestic violence victims

Bee Editorial

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every five deaths in the United States is related to smoking. What have national leaders done to address the problem? Plenty. More...

Spindle items

• RED MEANS WHAT? - "Doesn't anyone stop for red lights around here?" That is what my boyfriend asked me during a recent visit. More...

Recent controversies exhibit need for character development

Character counts. Character matters. Creating a culture of character should be the ultimate goal of the entire Western New York community. 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

Joseph W. O'Neal, retired school teacher

Joseph W. O'Neal, 85, of Tonawanda died Saturday, March 1 in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. Born Sept. 9, 1922 in Lockport, Mr. More...

Joseph A. Delmonte Sr., former town building inspector

Joseph A. Delmonte Sr., 86, of Getzville died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Born in Buffalo on Jan. 17, 1922, he was a town of Amherst building inspector for 15 years and owned and operated an antique and collectible shop for 24 years. More...

James H. McArtney, Swing Era bandleader

James H. McArtney, 84, of Snyder died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. Born in Snyder, he was a 1941 graduate of Canisius High School and learned piano during a year when he was home from school with polio. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst public libraries offer free tax help Free tax help for people age 60 and older by IRS-certified volunteers is offered at Amherst public libraries through April 10. More...

Sports

Pioneer downs East in Class A final

Girls hoops

Williamsville East knew that Pioneer had a ton of weapons on offense. Stopping them was the challenge. More...

Sweet Home hockey advances to state final four

Five years ago, the Sweet Home Federation hockey team went 0-23-1. Five years later, they could be playing for a Division II New York State Championship. More...

Cohen, Stella to wrestle at state meet

Williamsville East's Max Cohen and Sweet Home's Nic Stella will be competing at the New York State Championships this weekend at Rochester's Blue Cross Arena. More...

Business

Area's first indoor go-kart track is a hit

AJ's Grand Prix is the first of its kind in Western New York area. The high speed, indoor go-kart track takes the fun of slow karts and pumps adrenaline into them. They are like go-karts on steroids. More...

Ooh, It's So Good

OOH, IT'S SO GOOD - Mr. Food, Art Ginsburg, attended the grand opening of Mr. Food No Fuss Meals in the Northtown Plaza, 3061 Sheridan Drive, on Monday. More...

Gilman Ciocia to hold workshops on tax planning

Gilman Ciocia Inc., a provider of federal, state and local tax planning and preparation services, will hold seminars in March. More...