Weekly Feature



June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Say cheese

Lauren Baker shows off a slice of cheesecake at a picnic held Thursday at the Harlem Road Community Center. More...

Home burglary reported

A Capen Boulevard resident called Amherst police at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday to report a burglary. The resident awoke to the sound of footsteps and called police. More...

Local News

Michael's Angels ride in young boy's memory

When members of Michael's Angels participate in this Saturday's Ride for Roswell they will be doing so for a good friend who lost his battle with cancer when he was just 10 years old. More...

Writer recalls escape from communism in novel

An Amherst physician has written his memoirs detailing his early life and escape from communist Lithuania, the American bombing of World War II and his journey to Buffalo on the Fourth of July, 1949. "Changes: A Memoir," by Dr. More...

Residents propose girls hockey to School Board

Eighteen years ago, Amherst Central was one of the first schools to join the Section VI Western New York Varsity Boys Hockey Federation. 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

Elizabeth E. Ungerer, former teacher, world traveler

Elizabeth E. Ungerer, 91, of Williamsville, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at her home in Amberleigh, after a long illness. She was proud to be a first generation American, born to Ukrainian parents, Rosalia and John Morozowski on Dec. More...

Alan F. 'Jake' Schaefer, Amherst Central coach, educator

Alan Frank "Jake" Schaefer, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a brief illness. He was born in Buffalo on May 9, 1924. More...

Debra Z. Sterns, former social worker

Debra Z. Sterns of Williamsville died Wednesday, May 21, 2008. She was an intuitive, empathetic and caring social worker who always put children first. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; sons, John and Ryan; and sister, Sharon Mast. More...

Lifestyles

Rockin' Kids Club makes a difference to 'tweens'

With a positive message for young teens, the Rockin' Kids Club launched its new compact disc and DVD to the public on June 14 at the ATA Theatre in Williamsville. More...

Couple honeymoon in Europe

Megan Balcom married Nicholas Soda in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Christ the King Church in Snyder. The Rev. John Gaglione officiated. The bride is the daughter of Joan and F. William Balcom of Williamsville. More...

Pair take Canadian honeymoon

Julianne Piecuch married Nicholas Wells in a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at St. Joseph University Church in Buffalo. The Rev. Jacob Ledwon officiated. The bride is the daughter of Joan and Jerry Piecuch of East Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 26 . A Walk in the Woods - By Lee Blessing, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 26-29, Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Community College; $. 585-343-0055, Ext. 6814 fri. More...

Auditions

• ROCKING HORSE PRODUCTIONS - Rocking Horse Productions will hold auditions for its 2008-2009 theater season at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at The Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., with callbacks on Tuesday, July 1. More...

Comedy

fri. 27 . Taylor Negron - "I Am a S atellite," with Logan Heftel, a fusion of comedy and music, 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall. More...

Verizon to offer cable in parts of town

In September, portions of Amherst will have the choice of another cable provider - Veri- zon. Maureen Rasp-Glose, external affairs director for Western New York, said some 12,000 residents will have access to Verizon's fiber-optic FiOS system. More...

'Ambassadors' make donation to African school

An impoverished school in Zimbabwe continues to improve its mission, thanks to students at Sweet Home Middle School. Members of the school's Global Ambassadors Club presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to Leona Maponga on June 17. More...

Health care costs have risen 125 percent in 10 years

It is no secret that health care costs cause a budget problem for municipalities, but Amherst Town Comptroller Darlene Carroll put the numbers in black and white for the board. More...

Teacher of the deaf retires after 33 years

Thirty-three years after starting her career as a teacher of the deaf and hearing-impaired, one teacher has decided to close her books. More...

Editorial

Bee will take residents' voices to the board

Bee Editorial

Do you think you are getting what you pay for in town taxes? As the board prepares for the 2009 budget process we wonder if everything possible is being done to protect the town and its residents. More...

Spindle items

• WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION - It always amazes me how some people can sleep through a thunderstorm. While on vacation in the Outer Banks, N.C. we experienced a major storm on our third night there. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 28, 1883 One hundred and seven years ago, our patriotic forefathers assembled in Philadelphia and gave to the world a Declaration of Independence, a document which has never been equaled. Let us celebrate. More...

Police Blotter

DWE - driving while eating repor ted

(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

Town Centre traffic concerns are valid

As someone who has been in favor of the Town Centre project, I felt I had heard and read enough to make a knowledgeable opinion. That was until I heard Larry Hunter speak at the Town Board meeting the night they approved the rezoning. More...

One door closes; another opens

June 20 was the last day of the first year at our new school, SS. Peter and Paul. As a product of the Journey in Faith and Grace, our parish school, Infant of Prague, closed its doors after the school year ended last June. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

ABC Bel Canto Choir seeking singers The ABC Bel Canto Choir, an internationally recognized performing group, still has a few openings in the Bravo Choir for the 2008-2009 season. More...

Sports

Maxwell takes swing at big leagues

Sweet Home graduate signs with developmental baseball team

Robert Maxwell had such a good time playing baseball at Brockport State College that he's not ready to give up the game just yet. The Amherst native, who finished his fourth year of college ball in May, is going onward with his career. More...

Lamm Post baseball marches through tourney undefeated

Lamm Post baseball was recently crowned champions of the Randy Naylor Memorial Wooden Bat Tournament held in Bath, N. Y. The tournament draws elite American Legion Baseball competition from throughout New York and Pennsylvania. More...

Four Lady Tigers named to All-Western New York first-team

Senior midfielders Daisy Timlin and Amy Simon, senior defender Elana Korn, and junior attacker Abbie Gowen were named to the All-Western New York girls lacrosse first-team. Timlin and Simon, senior co-captains, are repeat selections from 2007. More...

Business

Weinberg Campus provides different setting for seniors

Weinberg Campus offers an alternative for seniors when living at home is no longer an option. Garden House Apartments meets the ever-changing needs of seniors. Features of the apartments were designed around the needs of frail seniors. More...

COLLABORATION CREDIT

COLLABORATION CREDIT - The Buffalo Public Schools and Williamsville Central School District received honorable mention for Excellence in Collaboration, an award sponsored by the Hodgson Russ law firm, for the annual Poetry, Music and Dance Celebrati More...

Hahn Sales Training to hold customer loyalty workshop on

Don Hahn, president of Hahn Sales Training, will hold a workshop on increasing customer loyalty at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 26. "Beyond Customer Loyalty," will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More...