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March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Next Step Magazine names 2008 Super Teens

Of the 15 New York State students named Super Teens by Next Step Magazine, three are from East Amherst. Angelo DiLoreto, Jerome Luo and Kayla Maxwell were each featured on the cover and inside the March/April issue of the magazine. More...

Williamsville District budget forum draws ideas from residents

Amherst resident Roger LeGoff offered some ideas to the Williamsville Central School District regarding its budget development. More...

Play depicts Holocaust heroine

The play "Life in a Jar," presented by the Life in a Jar Foundation from Kansas City, is coming to Amherst. The play concerns the life of Irena Sendler, a Polish-Catholic woman, who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. More...

Man allegedly forces way into home, faces felony charges

Amherst police responded to October Lane late Friday where an 18-year-old man had allegedly forced his way into a home and assaulted those inside. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 22, 1883 A meeting of soldiers of the late war will be held at the Eagle House this week Saturday, to take further action in forming a Grand Army of the Republic post to have its headquarters in the village. More...

Paterson seeks cooperation as he takes oath of office

New York Gov. David A. Paterson took the oath of office Monday, pledging to lead the state to more prosperous times. Paterson succeeds former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned March 12 after being linked to a high-priced prostitution ring. More...

Community News

Monsignor Robert E. Zapel, pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst, was elected to chair the board of members for the Catholic Health System. More...

Police Blotter

Foursomes cause trouble

(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. 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

Abby Brauhn, registered nurse and ministries director

Abby Jill Marie Brauhn, 43, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008. She graduated from Buffalo General School of Nursing, where she began her career as a registered nurse. She later joined Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative. Ms. More...

Robert P. Hurst, Boy Scout leader

Robert P. Hurst, 77, of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Bozeman, Mont. He graduated from Galatand Valley County College and Montana State University. More...

Francis J. Matus, co-owner of Hour Grill

Francis J. Matus, 90, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, Neb. Born in Lord, Md., Mr. Matus who was known as Fran, graduated from Tech High School in 1935. More...

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

A showcase of local, international talent

Organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival want it to become a mainstay in Buffalo. "This is going to be one of Buffalo's pre-eminent events. More...

Couple hold reception at Park Country Club

Jennifer Anne Stafford married Aaron Brion Andrew Hinklin in a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Williamsville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Robert Hinklin, father of the groom, and the Rev. Gail L. Lewis officiated. More...

Bride carries ivory roses

Meghann Lee Pfeffer married Jason Todd Tucker in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Queen of Heaven Church in West Seneca. The Rev. Thomas Quinlivan officiated. The bride is the daughter of Karen L. and Mark R. More...

Entertainment

'Faith Healer' or fraud

The Irish Classical Theatre Company wraps up Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" this weekend with the last performance on Saturday, March 22 at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Auditions

• CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - The Aurora Players will be holding auditions for Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," directed by David Hall. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Theater

wed. 26 . DIVA by DIVA: A Celebration of Women - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, O'Connell & Company, The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4476 Main St. at Harlem Road, Snyder; $. More...

Harlem Road reconstruction enters final season

The second year of the Harlem Road reconstruction project will resume Tuesday, April 1, with the first phase of work for the season beginning at Seton Road and continuing north to Cleveland Drive where the first of three roundabouts will be install More...

Laser fences would alert drivers to deer/animals

In the black of night, a driver's headlights illuminate a deer's small eyes, leaving only seconds to react. Often it's too late, as deer-vehicle accidents remain a problem in town. More...

Snowy Surprise

SNOWY SURPRISE - Kellie Colville opens a plastic egg containing a piece of chocolate during the Easter egg hunt Saturday at North Forest Park. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www. BeeNews. com More...

She Wants to Hop Away

SHE WANTS TO HOP AWAY - Ariana Butera, 1 year, has clearly had enough time visiting with the Easter Bunny at Boulevard Mall. The famous rabbit will visit with children and be available for photos from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

'Sunshine Laws' a cornerstone of democracy

Laws enacted to allow the public and media access to governmental proceedings are usually perceived as a benefit to the people represented by these officials. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY EASTER - In a recent trip to Target with East Aurora Bee Editor Terri Medina, we got a laugh out of today's Easter baskets - Winnie the Pooh's head with a handle and a plush soccer ball. More...

'Truth Detector' reveals how sex scandal steamrolled Spitzer

Client 9. What more can be said? More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Centre best for former gun club

If Town Centre is built, realistic traffic counts will be available for Maple, a county road. Then the highway officials can create a design for efficient traffic flow and pedestrian safety. More...

Town Centre not part of Master Plan

The proposed Benderson development, at the former Buffalo Gun Club site, is in direct violation of Amherst's Master Plan. More...

Education

School News

Holy Angels Academy has extended scholarships to the following Amherst and Williamsville residents to enter as members of the class of 2012 in the fall: Rachel Tworek, Elisha Teibel, Jennifer Griebner and Leila Dines. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clearfield Library to host book club Marcia Finton will host a book club and discussion group from 4 to 5 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month through June 18 at Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

Sports

Youth hockey Super Sunday

Jake Conover of the Mite Devils skates around a Flyers defender at the blue line. More...

ECIC schools win at Silver Hoops Classic

North's Piaggione, East's Wallden garner game MVP honors

Several of the top high school senior boys basketball players in the area got one more chance to shine on the court last Saturday and many did not disappoint. More...

Amherst Central's Gayles places second at 158

NYS Powerlifting Championships

Churchville-Chili powerlifters made the long bus ride from Rochester to Sweet Home High School a memorable one. Students from the school won six events at the 37th annual New York State Championships on Saturday at Sweet Home. More...

Business

Business News

Thomas T. Kazmierczak III, former executive director of the Lancaster Opera House, was presented the Special Merit Award on Friday during the 22nd annual Arts Awards Luncheon at the Statler Towers in Buffalo. More...

Super Suppers stocks shelves with healthy dinners

Julie Santercole, like many women, could never decide what to fix for dinner after work - peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese, macaroni? More...

Lifetime Health Medical Group names new physicians to Amherst Center

Dr. Ian Frankfort and Dr. Stuart Rubin have joined the physician team at Lifetime Health Medical Group, after having been in private practice for more than 30 years in Williamsville. More...