Weekly Feature



June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School district acquires Mill Street property

For the price of $120,000, the Williamsville School District is one step closer to improving traffic flow around Mill Middle School. More...

Niagara Falls Boulevard plan raises concerns

The state Department of Transportation's preferred alternative for the reconfiguration of Niagara Falls Boulevard at Koenig and Ridge Lea roads raised concerns among residents of the neighborhood during a June 11 public hearing. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Performer delivers emotional impact

At age 5, when many of his peers gained enjoyment from coloring or playing with toys, Eitan Fischer's curiosity led him to music - especially the piano. "I liked the sound and touching the keys," said Fischer, now 17 years old. More...

June 25 public hearing address rising gas prices

Amherst Town Council Member Dan Ward has called for a public hearing or forum at Town Hall, 5583 Main St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, to discuss the gasoline cost crisis affecting Americans. More...

OFFICERS

OFFICERS - UB Women's Club has installed its 2008-09 officers, pictured front row, from left: President Joan Ryan, Treasurer Linda Eaton, Members-At-Large Joanne Slocum and Joyce Lenda, Recording Secretary Marion Schultz, Corresponding Secretary Loi 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

David C. Smith, owner of Dave Smith Ford

David C. Smith Sr. of Williamsville, died Sunday, June 8, 2008. Mr. Smith started his career in the car business in 1966 as a salesman at D & E Motors in Williamsville. In 1974, he went into business with his brother Michael. More...

Timothy R. Donohue, Scott Aviation production manager

Timothy R. Donohue, 61, of Amherst, died Friday, June 13, 2008. He was the husband of Dorothy V. Donohue and son of the late Eugene E. and Mary Donohue. Mr. Donohue was a graduate of Cheektowaga Central High School. More...

Herman C. Erbacher, professional engineer

Herman C. Erbacher of Williamsville died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his home. Born in Covington, Ky., on Nov. 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Herman A and Josephine (Weber) Erbacher. He had lived in Williamsville area since 1967. More...

Lifestyles

Gelatin Splash

Sliding for a cure

As the saying goes, "There is always room for Jell-O." At least that's how some of the participants feel about sliding into a pool of gelatin during The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 19th annual Gelatin Splash. More...

On the Campus

Sarah Bachwitz of Amherst, daughter of James and Pamela Bachwitz of Buffalo, has been named to the Ohio Northern University dean's list for the spring quarter 2008. She is a sophomore majoring in business administration. More...

Handkerchief, ring complete bride's ensemble

Lindsey Anne Beckley married Michael Anthony Cacho in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. Monsignor Peter Popadick and the Rev. John Mattimore officiated. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 19 . Tartuffe - American Repertory Theater of Western New York presents Moliere's play, directed by Thomas Dooney. Opens at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, and continues at 8:30 p.m. More...

Wickedly popular

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. More...

Shakespeare in Delaware Park to open 33rd season

Shakespeare in Delaware Park will open its 33rd season of free professional outdoor theater with "King Lear," beginning Thursday, June 19. This tragedy is considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works. More...

Condos

Neighbors show support for plan on Campbell

Many residents from Foxberry Drive said they support a proposed 32-unit condominium development at 479 and 489 Campbell Blvd. More...

Strawberry social planned at Island Park

The Williamsville Rotary Club will host its annual strawberry social from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Island Park at the rear of Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St. The event benefits the Amherst Youth Board. More...

Their hearts broken, residents remember Tim Russert

"What is this? 'Meet the Press?'" That defensive question has become as American as the television show's moderator for the last 17 years, the late Tim Russert. A native of South Buffalo, Mr. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Public comments make a difference in decision process

The Erie County Department of Public Works has nixed the roundabout concept for the Brighton/Eggert intersection in Tonawanda because of the negative response from the public. More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL AWARD - The editorial staff of The Amherst Bee is honored to have received the 2008 New York State Theatre Education Association volunteer award. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 21, 1883 The line dividing the City of Buffalo from the Town of Amherst runs through the farm at the Erie County almshouse. A horse coming out of the barn would be in the city before the carriage got out of the town. More...

Police Blotter

Blackbird stuck in pool

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many reasons to quit smoking

The cost of cigarettes went up by $1.25 a pack on June 3. Smokers might want to take the time to smell the lovely June roses as they breathe more easily when they quit smoking. More...

Young Eagles express thanks

I want to thank Bee Group Newspapers for publishing the notice of our organization's Young Eagle youth flying event. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Music program welcomes members Those interested in becoming a member of the Williamsville Summer of Music Program can sign up for these performance age groups: 5-8 string orchestra, 9-12 choir, 5-6 band, 7-9 band and Williamsville Community ban More...

Sports

Breakout performance

East's Allen wins state, Federation 400 titles; breaks section record twice

New York State high school runners who didn't know Williamsville East's Kala Allen know her now after last weekend's State Track and Field Championships at the University at Buffalo. More...

South's VanBuren breaks section record in 400 hurdles

Although she only started running the 400-meter hurdles this spring, Allie VanBuren had her sights set on setting a Section VI record in it. The wait is over as the Williamsville South sophomore ran a section best 1:00. More...

Great ending for Amherst girls track

The Amherst Central girls outdoor track team concluded a great season at the New York State and Field Championships last weekend at the University at Buffalo. More...

Business

Business News

Kit Perusich, director of Williamsville Community Education, received a special award for the Community Education brochure cover design at the "West-NY" awards, presented by Western New York Association of Community and Continuing Education. More...

O'Donnell Heating and Cooling wins another award

Over the years, Amherst-based O'Donnell Heating and Cooling has received a number of awards for its quality service. It recently earned another. More...

New dental practice making children smile

Growing Smiles Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry is designed to be both patient and environmentally friendly. When children come into the waiting room, they see a stuffed "dinosaur" of sorts that has teeth and a large toothbrush to brush them. More...