Weekly Feature



April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Students support troops

Soldiers from the Niagara Falls Air Force Base stopped at Heim Elementary School April 8 to pick up books for American troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students collected the books through a school-wide literacy project. More...

Burroughs Drive tree removal begins; resident still arguing

The removal of 44 trees on Burroughs Drive in Amherst began on Tuesday morning, much to the disappointment of some residents. Erie County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene, as many as four at one time, according to a resident on the street. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 19, 1883 Two years ago, Messrs. Frank and Henry Metz of Williamsville bought at Buffalo Plains some thirteen acres, formerly a part of the Sherwood estate, paying $2,150. More...

Brush collection starts May 19

The Town of Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 19. The town will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. All material must be placed out at the start of that week. More...

Community News

Katherine A. Demakos of Amherst spent her spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity's Spring Break Challenge. A sophomore at St. More...

Police Blotter

Stopping for wings puts man in snooze mode

(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. 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

Guy Walser Jr., war veteran

Guy Oliver Walser Jr., of Williamsville, died Monday, April 7, 2008. Mr. Walser served his country in both World War II and Korea. He served his faith in the priesthood since 1964 and retired from GM Harrison Radiator in Lockport. More...

Donald Heintz, Navy veteran founded distribution firm

Donald Heintz, 87, of Williamsville, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at his home. Mr. More...

Judith A. Nachbar, former gift shop owner

Judith A. Nachbar, 81, of Amherst, died Friday, April 4, 2008. Mrs. Nachbar was born in Buffalo and graduated from Parker High School in Clarence. More...

Sports

North seeks ECIC Division I crown

Girls outdoor track

If Williamsville North is going to be considered one of the elite girls outdoor track teams in the state, the Lady Spartans have to knock off one of the best programs in the area early this spring. More...

League foes on North boys tennis team's mind

Clarence and Orchard Park have given the Williamsville North boys tennis team fits over the last two years, but hopefully this is the year the Spartans are the ones on the winning end and are able to compete for the ECIC Division I title. More...

Lady Spartan trio signs National Letters of Intent

Williamsville North is breaking the mold when it comes to having students sign Division I National Letters of Intent. More...

Entertainment

A Tennessee 'Tattoo'

The American Repertory Theater of Western New York (ART) is presenting Tennessee Williams' passionate masterpiece, "The Rose Tattoo," with performances from April 18 through May 11 at Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo Winner of the 1951 Tony More...

Theater

thurs. 17 . Dames at Sea - O'Connell and Company production opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, and 2 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 17 . Rebecca Maslen - The Write Thing series will feature the fiction writer, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Medaille College's Huber Hall Library, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo; free. 884-3411 x152, www.medaille.edu . More...

Exclusive to the Web

Maple Road vote postponed

According to the agenda for tonight More...

Proposed change to zoning code too late for Town Centre petitioners

The Town of Amherst Planning Department is addressing some old zoning issues. More...

District looks to save $551,000 in energy costs

Green, green, green - society has stopped ignoring the warnings about environmental decline. More...

Ranzenhofer plans to make Senate fiscally responsible

Erie County Republicans appear to have found the person to fill Sen. Mary Lou Rath's "big shoes" - County Legislator Michael Ranzenhofer. More...

Task Force plans meeting on underage drinking

The Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community * Healthy Youth is one of hundreds of organizations nationwide that will hold a town meeting on underage drinking from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Approve the rezoning to allow Town Centre

We can empathize that the Amherst Town Board has a tough decision to make at its April 21 meeting, when it is scheduled to vote on the rezoning of the former Buffalo Shooting Club on Maple Road. More...

Spindle items

• TAKE CONTROL - I have recently experienced the convenience and enjoyment of the Town of Amherst and University at Buffalo's bike path system. More...

Following state budget approval, worst may still be around corner

Don't look now, but the rocky start to the current fiscal year for New York State may get even bumpier when you take a closer look at some of the figures featured in the $121.7 billion spending plan approved by legislators earlier this month. More...

Letters to the Editor

Educate yourself before voting

"An educated consumer is our best customer" is a familiar advertising slogan that makes a lot of sense. An informed school budget voter makes the best voter; so how can we educate ourselves before we vote on our school budget on May 20? More...

Majority oppose Town Centre

Many Amherst residents have spoken before our Town Board against the proposed general business spot zoning at the former Gun Club site. More...

Railroads need attention as well

All of us as consumers face challenging times ahead as prices are rising for just about everything. More...

Education

School News

Romona Popowich, president of the Williamsville Central School District Board of Education, testified before the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief on April 2. Headed by Nassau County Executive Thomas R. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

'Emphasis on the Arts' exhibit to open April 16 Tennyson Court Senior Care Community will host a monthlong "Emphasis on the Arts" exhibit featuring artists from Autistic Services Inc. at 49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville. More...

Lifestyles

Bridal Fair to be held at Eastern Hills Mall

Eastern Hills Mall will hold its second annual "Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Fair" from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at the mall, 4545 Transit Road. Highlights of the day will include a grand prize valued at over $1,000 and a bridal fashion show. More...

MusicalFare Theatre introduces renovation plan, new initiatives

MusicalFare Theatre is at the brink of a major expansion and renovation project. More...

MusicalFare Theatre's 2008-09 subscription season

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - Sept. 10 to Oct. 12 Jamestown Gals: The Music of Lucille Ball and Peggy Lee - Nov. 5 to Dec. 7 2 Pianos 4 Hands - Jan. 7 to Feb. More...

Business

Business News

Medcotek Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with the University at Buffalo for use of a new technology that will advance the company's entry into the teleradiology market. More...

Caregiver training top priority of agency

The senior care industry has grown dramatically in recent years along with the number of seniors needing care. Some seniors move into assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities as chronic conditions begin to affect their daily lives. More...

Alliance Advisory Group names promotions

Alliance Advisory Group Inc., headquartered in Williamsville, has promoted James R. Fashano to executive vice president and Kevin C. Winder to senior vice president of sales and appointed Samantha Clark to director of career development. More...