Weekly Feature



April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidate slates set

The three school districts in the town, Amherst, Sweet Home and Williamsville, have named their board of education candidates. Voting is Tuesday, May 20. Amherst Two board seats are up for election, and only two people have submitted petitions. More...

Maple Road vote postponed again; May 5 supposed new date

Once again, the Amherst Town Board did not vote on the request for rezoning a portion of Maple Road, and once again, it heard about two hours of public comment for and against the project. More...

STEPPING UP

STEPPING UP - University at Buffalo students Pedro Sotelo, Jason Alonzo and Michael Shaffer take part in the third annul Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Men's March Against Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence at UB's North Campus on Thursday. More...

Community News

Open Door Nursery School, in Williamsville, raised funds for the Garrison Park project by holding a book fair at Barnes and Noble. The school raised more than $300. Quota International, Inc. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 26, 1883 Through the stupidity or carelessness of some employee of the U.S. post office department, the letters for Williamsville were missent and did not reach this village. More...

Success of asset building cooperative effort between adults, adolescents

In case you haven't heard, "Assets are here to stay." At least that's true in Amherst where many have made a concerted effort to build resilience and strength in the community's young people through the framework known as the 40 Assets. More...

Holy Angels posts honor roll

Holy Angels Academy has named the following residents of Amherst to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2007-2008 school year: Grade 9 Maria Barone, Helena Buckley, Margaret Christ, Courtney Dennee, More...

Police Blotter

Man has love/hate relationship with car

(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...

Letters to the Editor

Engineering Dept. being destroyed

Apparently, Supervisor Satish Mohan has never heard the old adage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." When I left the Town Board two years ago, the town's Engineering Department didn't need fixing. More...

Tree removal is a safety issue

I am a resident on Burroughs Drive in Amherst, and, as with many residents, am disappointed that the trees on our street need to be removed. More...

Education

School News

The Bison Scholarship Fund has scholarship opportunities for the 2008-09 school year. The program assists low-income families in areas of Western New York, including Eggertsville and Snyder. More...

Sports

Amherst girls lax falls short against Fairport

The Amherst Central girls lacrosse team's competitive non-league schedule continued last Friday with a 12-10 loss to Fairport at Amherst Central's Dimp Wagner Field. Fairport was a Section V Class A semifinalist last year. More...

North softball opens league play with wins

Lady Spartans also post victories at NT tournament

Williamsville North opened its 2008 softball season in impressive fashion, defeating Orchard Park, 4-2, on April 9 and opening their home season by defeating Frontier, 10-6, on Thursday, April 10. More...

South softball loses second heartbreaker in three games

Williamsville South took a 5-3 lead into the sixth inning against Niagara-Wheatfield last Saturday as part of the 25th North Tonawanda Varsity Invitational Softball Tournament when their young team committed several errors that led to a five-run in More...

Business

Amherst Chamber names 2008 Small Business Award winners

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has named the winners of its 2008 Small Business Awards. More...

A Wok restaurant under new ownership

China native Jason Zulin came to Amherst to attend the University at Buffalo and upon graduation reopened the Chinese restaurant in the Quality Plaza at Main Street and Union Road. More...

YMCA honors employee of the year

The Northeast Family YMCA has named Janet Puleff of Amherst as the 2008 Employee of the Year. Puleff has been the school-age child-care site coordinator at Clarence Center Elementary and Sheridan Hill Elementary Schools since 2005. More...

Bond approved to replace failing water systems

Aging infrastructures on four roadways in Amherst will be replaced during the next 13 months. At Monday's Town Board meeting, a $1.62 million bond was approved, following a public hearing, to replace 11,400 linear feet of waterlines. More...

Board has enough, terminates contract with Zorc and Chase

The Amherst Town Board has decided to terminate its agreement with Zorc and Chase, years after Council Member Dan Ward first tried to do so. The board unanimously approved Council Member Dr. More...

FESTIVE DAY

FESTIVE DAY - Schneur Zalman Gurary and his brother Sholom Ber Gurary help prepare a Seder plate for the Mega Seder Meal held Saturday for UB students at the Chabad House in Amherst. Photo by Jim Smerecak More...

Police find alleged burglars stealing from training site

Two people allegedly attempting to steal copper piping were caught red-handed by a group of 15 Amherst police officers. The Emergency Response Team arrived for a drill at around 1 p.m. More...

MEET AND GREET

MEET AND GREET - Jeff Musial, owner of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, holds a fennec fox from Africa for sisters Haley and Nicole Kar to get a close look during the Center for Inquiry's Earth Day Festival on Saturday. Photo by Jim Smerecak More...

Editorial

Earth Day didn't end at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday

Bee Editorial

While Tuesday, April 22, marked the official Earth Day, there are still plenty of opportunities to make every day Earth Day. The Town of Amherst has recently announced several initiatives that can help you and those around you live a greener life. More...

Spindle items

• STICKER SHOCK - I was recently banned. From saying the words "gas prices" that is. I will admit I have become obsessed with talking about them. More...

Some random thoughts on potatoes, pickles, parenthood

Some random thoughts on things that may or may not be making headlines as I recently pondered the meaning of life while soaking up some sun on the patio of a local dining establishment. 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

Robert C. Krollman, former printer, longtime Amherst resident

Robert C. Krollman, 85, a Buffalo native and a Town of Amherst resident for the last 55 years, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in the Elderwood Health Care Center at Wedgewood Nursing Home in Amherst. Born in Buffalo on Aug. 24, 1922, Mr. More...

Dana W. Cole, amateur radio operator

Dana W. Cole, 94, of Williamsville, formerly of Tonawanda, died Sunday, April 13, 2008. Born in Machias Junction, N.Y., Mr. Cole attended the University at Buffalo and Port Arthur College. More...

Frank G. Cipolla, former sales worker for 30 years

Frank G. Cipolla, 87, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital. Mr. Cipolla was in sales for more than 30 years, working at W.T. More...

Lifestyles

Walk and celebrate

Summit holds annual benefit to help children with developmental disabilities

The eighth annual walk to benefit Summit Educational Resources will be held Saturday, April 26, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the walk starting at 11:30 a.m. More...

Bee Travel

Help Delta Queen stay afloat

Not that it matters, but I am not a bleeding heart, banner-waving kind of American. I love this country but believe its underlying principle - the thing that makes it so great - is that we learn from others and are at our best when pressured. More...

Couple honeymoon at Disney World

Jennifer Lynn Sciandra married Michael Thomas Babcock II in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at St. Amelia's Church in Tonawanda. The Rev. Ken Keenan officiated. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Ron Sciandra of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 24 . Cabaret - Kander and Ebb's most memorable score under the direction of Brother Augustine Towey. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. More...

'Avenue Q' takes over Shea's

Take Main Street to "Avenue Q," the 2004 Tony Award Winning Best Musical, for performances April 29 through May 4 at Shea's Performing Arts Center. More...

RLTP presents 'Humpty Dumpty'

The Road Less Traveled Theatre Productions presents Eric Bogosian's "Humpty Dumpty," which continues through Sunday, May 11. More...