Weekly Feature



May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former members of CCC recall work during Depression

"It was like being thrown a life preserver," Gordon Schorr, 92, of Amherst said about joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. (See editorial on page four) The program was created in March 1933 by Franklin D. More...

Walk the Villages to begin 2008 season

Walk the Villages program will officially kick off on June 1. The event is sponsored through Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-Amherst. The annual event promotes a healthy lifestyle by walking the Village of Williamsville. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 31, 1883 A man drove up to the post-office one day last week and left his horse without hitching. More...

ENVIRONMENTALIST

ENVIRONMENTALIST - Larry Beahan was honored with the Sierra Club Niagara Group's 2008 Bruce Kershner Conservation Award for protection of forests and wild places. It was presented to him at the Sierra Club's April 28 meeting. More...

DUSK TO DAWN RELAY

DUSK TO DAWN RELAY - Former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas, above photo, leads the first lap of the eighth annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge held on Friday at Sweet Home High School. 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

Jimmy Griffin, served four terms as Buffalo mayor

A Mass of Christian Burial for energetic former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna. Mr. Griffin, 78, died Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park. More...

Barbara Becker Poss, Sweet Home Central Schools worker

Barbara Becker Poss of Amherst died Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Born in Lockport on April 22, 1928, she worked for the Sweet Home Central Schools for 43 years. Mrs. Poss is survived by her husband, Donald; and sister, Betty Dohn. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewish Center presents More Secrets session More Secrets of Buffalo continues from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Jewish Community Center's Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. More...

Sports

Townsend perseveres, helps Michigan club lacrosse win national title

Graham Townsend was ready to quit the Michigan University men's club varsity lacrosse team two years ago. Two years later, he's a co-captain of the team and a national champion. More...

Formoso leads Sharks to fourth All-Catholic crown

Pam Formoso wasn't scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Sacred Heart heading into the 2008 softball season but she sure has filled the role nicely. The senior, who has started all season for injured No. More...

Williamsville Cup returns to East boys lacrosse

Finally, the Williamsville Cup has returned to Paradise Road. The Williamsville East boys lacrosse team ended a three-year drought as Williamsville Cup champions by defeating Williamsville North, 8-2, on May 20 at North. More...

Business

Business News

Erie Community College has been awarded a three-year, $449,662 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the project "Computer Security and Investigations: An Integrative Approach to Curriculum Development in Digital Forensics. More...

ElderWood Senior Care marks 30th anniversary

This month, ElderWood Senior Care celebrates its 30th anniversary. President and CEO Robert M. Chur opened his first skilled nursing facility, now ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood, in Williamsville in 1978. More...

People in the News

David P. Rutecki of Amherst has been promoted to administrative vice president of government banking at M&T Bank. He is responsible for managing a team of government banking specialists that covers many areas of New York. More...

Concerns circle around traffic on Maple Road

With papers, studies and maps spread in front of him, Larry Hunter said he was frustrated with the information provided about traffic involving the proposed Maple Road Town Centre. "I just want the truth out there," he said. More...

Live donor could save father's life

There could still be unseen complications but Nikki Daniels is preparing to donate a third of her liver to save her father's life. More...

Western New Yorker chosen as 'Price is Right' contestant

"Jason Ortiz, come on down. You are the next contestant on 'The Price is Right.'" Ortiz, 29, heard that famous phrase when attending a taping of the show during a visit to California with his girlfriend, Keri Jehle. More...

Editorial

Take a lesson from the past

Bee Editorial

In talking with Earl Philbert and Gordon Schorr, former members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, we were taken back to a time of great hardship. Their stories are ones of survival, innovation and sacrifice. More...

Spindle items

• TALENT - I have yet to discover my secret talent. I can't dislocate my shoulder and flip my arm over my head, nor can I shoot milk out of my eyes. More...

Mailings muse on failings of state, county, school officials

It's time once again to clear off my desk, empty out my notebook, clean out my e-mail inbox and respond to messages left on my voice mail. More...

Police Blotter

Case closed due to consumption of evidence

(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

Project signs don't tell whole story

It has come to our attention that there are some people who are counting our "Save Our Neighborhood" signs as an indication of how many people are opposed to the Benderson project on Maple Road. More...

Trustee grateful for re-election

Thank you to my family, friends, parents, teachers, non-instructional staff and Williamsville residents who supported my re-election to the Williamsville Board of Education. I was over-whelmed and honored by the community response to my campaign. More...

Board member thanks community

I would like to thank the many voters who were responsible for re-electing me to a third term on the Williamsville Central School District's Board of Education. More...

Education

Amherst High School posts honor roll

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

Sweet Home Middle School names honor students

Sweet Home Middle School has named the following students to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 6 Alexandra L. Agro, Lucas J. Andler, Victoria M. Andler, Nathan M. Andriatch, Christopher Anger, Samira Y. More...

St. Leo the Great School honors students

The following St. More...

Lifestyles

Creative Dance

Teaching youth in an unusual way

It is possible for children to sprout from a garden and become beautiful flowers. Well, at least it is when Deborah Lipa-Ciotta is teaching a dance lesson. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Toddler Time, ages 2-3, 10:30- 11 a.m. Mondays, through June 2. More...

Bee Travel

Save money: leave spouse at home

There's a lot of talk in the news today about gas prices and how they affect just about everything. Some opine that travel costs - by air, by car - will severely dent the travel plans of many. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 30 . Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Aurora Players presents Tennessee Williams' story of a southern family in crisis, focusing on the turbulent relationship of a wife and husband, directed by David Hall. Opens 8 p.m. More...

MotoCoaster comes to Darien Lake

ROLLERCOASTER REVIEW

Recently, we set out to ride the new Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster at Darien Lake. We arrived as the press conference was about to start. More...

Auditions

• PLAYHOUSE OF AMERICAN CLASSICS - PAC will hold auditions for its 2008-2009 season from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. More...