Weekly Feature



June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Special police unit responds to issues on west side of town

The west side of town is the busiest for the Amherst police, so in response, they launched a Community Policing Unit. Lt. Ted DiNoto, in charge of the two officers running the unit, said it is a combination of patrol and community policing. More...

Local News

HobbyTown USA has new owners

Michael and Bill Grant of Amherst are the new owners of the HobbyTown USA store at 3332 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Political brief

Assemblyman Jim Hayes, RAmherst has been unanimously endorsed for re-election by members of the Erie County Republican Committee. Hayes also received the endorsement of Niagara County Republicans on May 30. More...

GOOD CAUSE

GOOD CAUSE - Amherst Central High School student John Canna has his head shaved by Diane Watt of Supercuts during the Bald for Bucks event Thursday at the school. Proceeds went to Team Cure, a benefit for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Police Blotter

Skinny dog heads toward Ponderosa

(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

Real danger is not falling branches

As a resident of Burroughs Drive, I find it ironic that people fear that falling tree limbs will harm their children or property. Every day - all day - people blow through our stop signs as they speed down the street. More...

Condo project has many benefits

This letter has been prepared to provide residents with accurate information regarding our proposed project for property at 479 and 489 Campbell Boulevard. More...

Education

School News

Mary Lavin, principal at Windermere Elementary School in the Amherst District, received the Early Childhood Leader award from the NYS Association for the Education of Young Children. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book discussion scheduled June 11 A book discussion on "Animals Are Soul Too" by Harold Klemp. will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Class A champs

East softball clinches first section title since 1996

For the first time since 1996, a Section VI softball championship has come to Paradise Road. Williamsville East defeated rival Williamsville South, 2-0, for the Section VI Class A championship on Saturday at Niagara Falls High School. More...

Lady Tigers dominate track sectionals

The Amherst Central girls track team put together a dominating performance at last weekend's Section VI Championships at Strider Field in Jamestown. More...

VanBuren, Breymeier win section titles

The Williamsville South outdoor girls track team hit the jackpot at last weekend's Section VI Championships at Strider Field in Jamestown. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 12 . What the Butler Saw - Hilarious farce by British playwright Joe Orton and presented by Stray Theatre, opens 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12 and continues at 8 p.m. June 13, 14 and 17-21, and 2 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 12 . Carson and Barnes Circus - The Carson and Barnes Circus has performed for more than 50 million people in 43 of the contiguous states. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 12 . Animated Africa! More...

Eggertsville Community Center nearing reality

For the Eggertsville area, it has been a long series of steps toward having its own community center. (See editorial on page four) First came the idea. More...

Roundabouts may increase traffic safety

A little more than 100 residents and business owners affected by the Harlem Road reconstruction project attended a public meeting June 3, hearing a presentation on the installation of roundabouts at two locations on the thoroughfare. More...

County Legislator Konst announces run for Congress

Kathy Konst has her eyes set on the congressional seat being vacated by Thomas Reynolds. More...

Editorial

Eggertsville Youth Center a timely addition

Bee Editorial

The southwest corner of the Town of Amherst will finally have a neighborhood center its residents so justly deserve. More...

Spindle items

• I AM READY TO SERVE - The 2008 presidential election campaign has been one of the most exciting races in the last 60 years. Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama will make history as they build up to Election Day on Nov. 4. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 14, 1883 Butter and eggs went down with a vengeance in this village last Friday. 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

Genevieve B. Lee, co-founder of Church Bulletins

Genevieve (Genny) B. Lee, 80, of East Amherst, died Friday, June 6, 2008, after a one-year battle with cancer. She moved to the Buffalo area in 1970. Born in Mahnomen, Minn., she was the co-founder and executive with Church Bulletins of Buffalo. More...

Peter Hornbarger, retired Mutual Life Insurance agent

Peter H. Hornbarger, 74, of Amherst, died on June 2, 2008, in Aurora, Colo. Mr. Hornbarger was born on Oct. 11, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pa. A 1955 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served in the U.S. More...

Deaths

ERBACHER, Herman C., of Williamsville died Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St. Services will be held Saturday morning at SS. More...

Lifestyles

Don't throw it out!

Clothing drive to benefit mission in Nicaragua

Pack up the extra clothes, toys and small household items that are sitting around the house and bring them to the Clothing Drive at St. Andrew's Church, Reiman and Crocker streets, to benefit Ann Marie Zon's mission in Nicaragua. More...

UB's Center for the Arts offering theatrical program

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts has scheduled Explore the Arts, its theatrical arts summer program for children entering grades 5-8, from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11. More...

'Day For Jill' Fundraiser covers medical expenses

"A Day for Jill" benefit fundraiser will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence, across from Antique World. More...

Business

Jewish Center to renovate Benderson Family Building

As part of their growth strategy, members of the Jewish Community Center's Board of Directors approved a $7 million project to renovate and improve programming at both the Holland Family Building in downtown Buffalo and then the Benderson Family Bu More...

Initiative seeks community input on health care system

The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, in conjunction with The John R. More...

President of New Era Caps to speak at Chamber event

Peter Augustine, president of New Era Caps, will be the featured speaker at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Breakfast with the Best event at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 18. More...