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July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth of July

Getzville residents Bob and Ellen Shores, above, were an impromptu opening act for the Town of Amherst's Fourth of July celebration held Friday along Lake LaSalle at the University at Buffalo, while Michael Drewitt, 13, played baseball on the grounds More...

WATER BABY

WATER BABY - Gerard BelAir takes part in the Northeast Family YMCA's infant swim program with grandson Eric D. Hagood Jr. More...

EVERY DROP COUNTS

EVERY DROP COUNTS - Amherst Lions Club member Bob Wasson donates during the blood drive held recently by the Upstate New York Transplant Services at Trinity United Methodist Church in Amherst. He is assisted by phlebotomist Michael Whitmeyer. More...

Local News

Military families see loved ones in Iraq through video conference calls

Who knew that a lengthy number separated by three dots could have so much meaning? It was all that stood between 5436 Main St. More...

Marine Appreciation Day set for July 12

The fifth annual Marine Appreciation Day ceremony will honor the late Stanley Wawrzyniak, a four-time Purple Heart recipient. First call is at 10:45 a.m. More...

Group plans 60th high school reunion

On July 17, Amherst Central High School's Class of 1948 will host its 60th high school reunion at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Gratitude felt toward community

On June 14, a benefit was held to help raise funds for my impending kidney transplant. While I live in Clarence Center and received tremendous support from my community, I wish to thank the many residents, More...

Correction

In last week's letter to the editor by Roger LeGoff, the last paragraph should have stated ... "the taxpayers (employers) could compare ... More...

Mill Street project not what voted on

While the working public is being encouraged to finds ways to conserve energy, save fuel, and deal with the unprecedented cost of gasoline, it's most upsetting to watch the green space in front of Mill Middle School being destroyed for more parking More...

Education

School News

The Williamsville PTSA Council has awarded scholarships to the following students: from East, Todd Sheff, Matthew Pawlicki and Victoria Mayer; from North, Shannon Algoe, Kelsey Mulvihill and Holly Spohn; and from South, E. More...

Sports

Fumerelle resigns as East football, wrestling coach

Henry Fumerelle resigned as head varsity football and wrestling coach at Williamsville East effective June 24. Fumerelle was entering his 12th year with the football program with the last five years as head coach. More...

Amherst residents gear up for Transplant Games

Most major sporting events are all about winning, but not the U.S. Transplant Games. They're about celebrating the gift of life. The 2008 edition of the games will be held July 11 through July 15 in Pittsburgh, Pa. More...

WNY Sting Extreme wins Aunt Rosie's 16U Tournament

Three days of wind and rain were not enough to slow down the WNY Sting Extreme softball team at the Aunt Rosie's 16 and under Tournament held from June 27 to 29 at the Amherst Pepsi Center diamonds. More...

Business

New children's consignment shop open in village

Kids Around the Corner, a new children's clothing consignment shop in the village of Williamsville, offers a collection of styles and name brands, said Moira Pitaressi, owner of the shop. More...

Waterford Village Bank sets meetings on capital campaign

Waterford Village Bank, 8411 Main St., Clarence, has launched a summer capital campaign, according to Kathleen Kiesel Flemming, president and chief executive officer. More...

Verbena opens at 930 Maple Road

Verbena has opened in the former Daffodil's building, which closed in September 2006. More...

Democrats call clerk appointment 'pure patronage'

Jaeger gets interim nod

With a high-profile position up for grabs in the Town of Amherst, the board was politically split on the decision. More...

Mother charged after allegedly leaving children in locked van

An Amherst woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving four young children in a locked minivan on Monday. Amherst Police Lt. Michael Camilleri reported that the department received a call at 12:11 p.m. More...

Ordinance strengthens town's control over placement of adult-use facilities

The Town of Amherst has completed a lengthy study and approved changes to the zoning ordinance that will regulate the placement of adult-use facilities. Eric D. More...

Man robbed in daylight on Cambridge Boulevard

Amherst police are searching for three black male suspects in connection to a robbery on Cambridge Boulevard. A 19-year-old man was approached by three males at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 160 block of Cambridge. More...

Old Home Days continues through Friday

The annual Williamsville-Amherst Old Home Days continues today through Friday at Island Park, at the rear of the Village Hall, 5565 Main St. Wednesday, July 9 is Youth Day with a bicycle rodeo slated from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

Hospital consolidation good news for all

Bee Editorial

During the protracted fight over the concept of consolidating the Erie County Medical Center and the Kaleida Health System, one thing was crystal clear: Western New York's only adult regional trauma center had to be preserved. More...

Spindle items

• ALOHA - My wife, Maryann, and I recently went to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui for a week for our honeymoon (we were married on May 31), and it's an experience we'll never forget. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 12, 1883 The boys and girls are out of school, and the books will have a rest for the summer. Mr. Henry S. Mueller, formerly of this village, is now in the harness business for himself at Sedgwick, Kansas. More...

Police Blotter

Advice sought in case of attacking birds

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

Male, 17, charged with assault

Amherst police have arrested Eric Lawrence, 17, believed to be responsible for an attack on a 16-year-old male. Assistant Chief Timothy Green said the victim was assaulted on Travers Circle at around 5:15 p.m. June 27. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Neiss, UB administrative assistant

Rebecca "Becky" Neiss, 47, of Williamsville, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was a 1979 graduate of Clarence High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University at Buffalo. More...

Robert M. Wilson, retired UB professor

Robert M. Wilson, 80, of Lockport, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Lockport Memorial Hospital. Son of the late Robert J. and Helen Wilson, he grew up in Snyder and graduated from Amherst Central School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI monthly meeting set for July 10 The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo 100

features local musical talent

Western New York's festival season is here, and Club Infinity and Gorilla Productions are doing their part by hosting the Buffalo 100 Festival this weekend, which will feature some of the area's hidden musical talent. More...

Couple honeymoon at Walt Disney World

Kristyn Marie Brennan married Matthew Fuqua in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at St. John Vianney Church. Monsignor William J. Gallagher officiated. More...

Bride carries cascading bouquet of lilies

Miriah Danielle Allen married Bradley Charles Brunetto in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, July 4, 2008, at St. Mary's Church. Monsignor Frederick Leising officiated. The bride is the daughter of Marlene and Robert Allen of Clarence. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . Art in the Park - "Cer amics," with Casey Thomas, 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 21, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.artpark.net . Readers Theater - For thirdand fourth-graders, 6:30 p.m. More...

Theater

thurs. 10 . West Side Story - Presented by the Palace Theatre and directed by Daniel Doctor, 7:30 p.m. July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, the Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport; $ (438-1130, www.LockportPalaceTheatre. More...

Performance

wed. 16 . The Sentimental Journey Band - 10 Big Bands on Parade: Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, 7 p.m. More...