Weekly Feature



May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Hundreds attend funeral service for Jonathon Cote

Jonathon Cote's death leaves survivors with many questions, said the Rev. Randy Roselle of Holy Cross Lutheran Church during the funeral Mass held Friday. "Some can be easily answered, some cannot, some will never be answered," said Roselle. More...

Drop-off day set for household hazardous waste

Erie County's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Erie Community College's North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville. Use the Wehrle Drive entrance. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 10, 1883 Last Thursday the Rough and Ready Fire Company recommended to the Village Trustees for appointment H.M. Long as chief engineer and C.H. Gotwalt as assistant engineer. Mr. More...

Benderson agrees to modifications for Town Centre proposal

Standing on more than 60 years of shell casings and pieces of clay pigeons, a representative of Benderson Development said the company would limit the size of retail structures in its proposed Town Centre project. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville gym owner named Mr. Buffalo

Williamsville resident Victor Dean has been involved in approximately 20 bodybuilding competitions since 1999, but none have meant more to him than winning the 2008 National Physique Committee Mr. Buffalo Bodybuilding Championship overall title. More...

Police Blotter

Hoedown in the streets

(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...

Letters to the Editor

Watch for postal carriers on roads

During our short summer season, Postal Service carriers often share the road with cyclists, especially on some of our scenic Western New York highways. More...

Education

On the Campus

John Cozza, a Fredonia State College senior from Williamsville, was awarded one of five Rosa Parks Scholarships from the college. Cozza was chosen from among 46 other entries. More...

Kadimah posts honor roll

The following Kadimah School of Buffalo students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 5 Joshua Essex, David Isselbaecher, Michelle Kaplin-Zhebrak, Shelly Lundwert, Peninah Pechenik, More...

School News

Kadimah School of Buffalo had 18 middle school students selected to be published in the "Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans," to be released in the summer. More...

Sports

South baseball retires late coach's No. 7 jersey

Brian Hansen always played or coached baseball with grace so it was no surprise that the Williamsville South baseball program honored its late coach with a touching recognition. Hansen, who died Jan. More...

South girls track breaks meet record at Wildcat Relays

Williamsville South's girls outdoor track team broke its own meet record and set a school record in the shuttle hurdle relay at Saturday's Wildcat Relays at John F. Kennedy High School. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' baseball, softball, outdoor soccer or other spring sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways. More...

Business

Business News

Western Division Federal Credit Union has named its board of directors: Chairperson Christine Newhouse, Vice Chairperson Ellen Christy, Treasurer Jeffrey Wagner, Secretary Warren Tulowitzki and members Jerome Siewierski, Samuel Loquasto, Harry K More...

Brain, spinal surgeries more effective

Dr. P. Jeffrey Lewis first considered a career in medicine after he broke his arm playing hockey at the age of 12. More...

ECC's 2008-09 budget includes tuition increase

The Erie Community College Board of Trustees approved an operating budget of $93.3 million for fiscal year 2008-09 at its meeting on Friday at ECC's City Campus. More...

Maple Road rezoning vote tabled

Schratz would not have supported project

Residents packed Amherst Town Hall on Monday to hear the verdict - will a portion of Maple Road be rezoned? They'll have to wait another month to know. The board voted 4-3 to table the resolution until June 2. More...

Nature View Park ready for improvements

With the adoption of the Nature View Park Management Plan, the Town of Amherst can finally start improving the land for passive use. More...

Williamsville to hold hearing on budget plan

The Williamsville School Board will hold a public hearing on the 2008-09 proposed budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the District Office boardroom, 105 Casey Road. More...

Lee wins endorsements for Reynolds' seat

Businessman Christopher Lee was endorsed Monday for the 26th Congressional District seat by the man who is retiring from the office. Rep. More...

Community News

The Amherst Drug Court & Therapeutic Foundation named three new members to the board of directors: Barry W. More...

Editorial

Board should not vote from the heart

Bee Editorial

During Monday's Town Board meeting, Board Member Deborah Bruch Bucki crossed a line that elected officials should never cross: saying their vote is based on a personal reason. More...

Spindle items

• IMAGES OF AMHERST - Last week I received a letter from Kelley Sumner, a second grade teacher at Furry Elementary School in Sandusky, Ohio, about her project, "Picture America." She asked her students to write letters to newspapers a More...

With six months until election, Bloomberg, Nader still lingering

They want to give voters an alternative choice. Citing their ability to provide an option that does not involve the two major political parties of our country, 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

Peter G. Bergum, former D & E Motors and Culligan Lincoln Mercury worker

Peter G. Bergum, of Clarence died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Hospice Buffalo. Born June 19, 1923, in Buffalo. Mr. Bergum was a member of the Clarence VFW Post 1200. More...

Elizabeth Beilman Freeman, mental health professional

Elizabeth Beilman Freeman, 87, of Amherst, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. Mrs. More...

James T. Harbison, former owner, operator of Harbison Bros Inc.

James T. Harbison, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 27, 2008. Mr. Harbison was a barrel man, owner and operator of Harbison Bros Inc. for 51 years, he recently received the Melvin Jones Award from the Riverside Lions Club. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mother's Day Craft Show at Eastern Hills Mall A Mother's Day Craft Show will be held through May 10, at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, near Main Street. More than 30 Western New York crafters will have work on display. More...

Lifestyles

Care Connection...

Helping mothers with different needs

H idden to most, the Care Connection on 4500 Harlem Road, has been helping mothers for more than 20 years. Owner Cheri Ryan, who took over in 1997, has since helped thousands of new moms with the challenges of motherhood. More...

Couple honeymoon in Antigua

Kelly A. Hennessy married Timothy A. Oldenburg in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at St. Edmund Church, Town of Tonawanda. The Rev. Michael G. Uebler performed the ceremony, which was concelebrated by Monsignor Francis G. More...

Hope- Cleary

Maryann Hope of Williamsville announces the engagement of her daughter, Kathryn Hope, to Patrick Cleary, son of Maureen and Dr. Stephen Cleary of Philadelphia. Miss Hope is the daughter of the late David Hope. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 9 . Music Man in Concert - Combining the efforts of the Lockport Community Band (directed by Mike Robinson), with the Lockport Chorale (directed by David Bondrow) and Children's Choir, and guest vocalists, 7:30 p.m. More...

A piggy party

The Theatre of Youth will wrap up its 36th season with a party when it presents "If You Give A Pig A Party," which opens Friday, May 9 and continues through Sunday, June 1 at the Allendale Theatre. More...

Family Activities

fri. 9 & sat. 10 . The Dawn of New Horizons - This show illustrates the importance of two of NASA's current probe missions: Dawn, sent to the Asteroid Belt, and New Horizons en route to Pluto, 7:30 p.m. More...