Weekly Feature



March 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Irish eyes are smiling

Amanda and Caitlin Rochez perform an Irish dance Saturday afternoon for residents of ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood on Hopkins Road. Photo by Joe Eberle Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Helping Hand

HELPING HAND - Mike Hettler uses his snowblower to clear a neighbor's driveway Sunday afternoon on Berryman Drive in Snyder. The weekend storm left a record snowfall of 13.1 inches Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. More...

Spitzer apologizes, seeks to regain trust

In the wake of news that he has been linked to a prostitution ring, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer made no announcement Tuesday morning about whether or not he will resign. Federal prosecutors announced Monday the arrests of four people in the case. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 15, 1883 On the morning of the 8th, at the residence of the bride's parents in Amherst, Miss Carrie Le Clear Young and Mr. Charles W. Hamlin of Buffalo were united in marriage by the Rev. H.C. Milliman of Williamsville. More...

Presidents Council elects officers

The newly formed Presidents Council of the Amherst fire service has elected its charter slate of officers for 2008. More...

Wowing the Crowd

WOWING THE CROWD - Michael Sanders, a prekindergarten student at Kadimah School, performs "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" during the Founders Day Talent Show held at the school on Feb. 28. More...

Police Blotter

Computer, not sauce, overheats at eatery

(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

Musicians impress at all-county fest

This was an amazing weekend. Being a novice to the annual All-County Music Festival, I must take a moment and not only thank those who asked me to help out, but those who share their gifts. More...

Union payout wrong move

I am disappointed that the Erie County Legislature granted $600 to every American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees employee to resolve a labor negotiating impasse for 2005. More...

Education

Casey Middle School posts honor roll

The following Casey Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 5 Ames, Jacob; Ames, Nicholas; Atkinson, Hannah; Attea, George; Bailey, Eric; Bender, Alexander; Bulger, Maggie More...

Amherst High School names honor students

The following Amherst High School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 9 David Apa, Emma Balkin, Thomas Balk, Jessica Banning, Steven Bardo, Russell Braun, Leah Brownstein, Caitlin Burke, More...

School News

The following Kadimah School of Buffalo students, who reside in Amherst, have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: fifth grade, Joshua Essex, David Isselbacher, Shelly Lundwert, Jacob Mogerman and Alys More...

Sports

Panthers dominate, lose Division II state hockey semifinal

The Sweet Home Federation hockey team outshot and outhit its Division II New York State semifinal opponent but still saw its season come to a premature end. More...

Stella, Cohen finish 1-2 at wrestling states

Nic Stella's focus since riding home from last year's New York State Championships was to be a state champion in 2008. More...

Sweet Home to host powerlifting championships

Many of the area's top high school powerlifters will converge at Sweet Home High School for the 37th annual New York State Powerlifting Championships. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Business

Business News

Tops Markets, headquartered in Williamsville, has selected SKM Group to manage and implement the company's integrated marketing communications efforts. More...

Canisius offers 'Lean Six Sigma' courses at college's Amherst center

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development will offer Lean Six Sigma classes, which provide participants with organizational leadership skills that can be applied in any company. More...

Catholic Charities names new CFO

Catholic Charities has appointed Todd Humphrey, a certified public accountant, as its new chief financial officer. Dennis C. Walczyk, chief executive officer, and Rev. Joseph J. More...

Exclusive to the Web!

Spitzer resigns, Paterson takes over Monday

Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned late yesterday morning in the wake of news that he has been linked to a prostitution ring and an extensive money transferring network. More...

Kaminski accuses Anderson of 'malicious' actions

In a court case against the Town of Amherst and Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson, Kathy Kaminski claims her duties as a crew chief have been diminished. More...

Artist advocates for MS with painting

When John O'Reilly had to stop working after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he felt he lost a sense of purpose. The Amherst resident had always enjoyed painting, and after leaving work he focused on that hobby. More...

Attorney, highway departments deal with shortages

It's been a rough year on the Town of Amherst in regard to salt and settlements. The town attorney's office has requested that $10,000 be transferred from the contingency budget to cover an excessive amount of legal cases. More...

Amherst spa allegedly housed prostitution

The Amherst Police District's Human Trafficking Task Force and Alliance believe an Amherst woman was operating a massage parlor where women took money for sexual acts. More...

Lending a Lenten Hand

LENDING A LENTEN HAND - Boy Scout Troop 22 members, from left, Liam Courneen, Peter Roehmholdt, Pat Drexinger and Colin Shanahan, serve fish fry dinners on Friday at SS. Peter and Paul School's cafeteria. More...

Editorial

Districts need to respond to rumors that could be serious

Bee Editorial

In a given day, teachers and school administrators may spend more time with a child than his or her parent, and they are trusted to keep them safe. On March 10, a male teacher admitted he broke that trust and endangered a child. More...

Spindle items

• ON ALERT - Last week my sister had a bit of a scare at home. Shortly after putting her 3-year-old and 5-month-old daughters down for a nap, the carbon monoxide detector sounded. More...

Strategic planning process needed in picking GOP vice president

Political junkies from both sides of the aisle who are closely following the Clinton versus Obama race for the Democratic presidential nomination will likely be spending some time in the near future pondering who will serve as the vice presidential More...

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Obituaries

Frank H. Miller, Jr., retired supervisor for Flickenger's

Frank H. Miller, Jr., 81, of Cheektowaga died Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Heathwood Health Care Center in Amherst. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Miller was a supervisor for Flickenger's for 41 years. More...

John S. Robinson, Sr. U.S. marshal

John S. Robinson, Sr., 49, of East Amherst died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at his home. Mr. Robinson worked 20 years as a U.S. marshal, 23 years as a federal law officer. He was a U.S. More...

Ronald L. Witnauer, former superintendent of highways

Ronald L. Witnauer, 65, of East Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 in Hospice Buffalo. Born in Amherst, Mr. Witnauer graduated from DeSales High School in Lockport. He worked as the superintendent of highways in Clarence from 1995 to 2004. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

High school reunion slated for July Amherst Central High School's Class of 1988 will be celebrating its 20th high school reunion on July 25 at Shanghai Reds' with appetizers and cocktails. Tickets are $60. More...

Lifestyles

Aspirin may reduce risk of miscarriage

For women who have had miscarriage, there is little help doctors can give them to ensure that it won't happen again. More...

Don't let the winter blues get you down

Dealing with winter depression

In addition to bringing icy streets and piles of snow, winter can have negative health repercussions for some. A number of people notice an increase in feelings of depression during fall and winter months, said Dr. More...

Bee Travel

Plan well ahead to visit Grand Canyon

You can't have it all. That is today's lesson. While working to piece together my Grand Canyon vacation, I've been thwarted at several turns. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 13 . Hair - Presented by the Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, and directed by award-winning Broadway performer Andre De Shields. Opens at 8 p.m. More...

Great Gilly!

She's a rebel with a cause: Finding her mother. At 11, Gilly Hopkins is nobody's real kid and no ordinary foster child. More...

Speakers

thurs. 13 . Media Portrayal of Native Americans - Author and educator John Sanchez discusses how American Indians are portrayed in the media, 12:15 p.m. More...