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July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bassett Park concert series set

Bassett Park summer concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the park, corner of Klein and Youngs roads. • July 17: Tommy Z. More...

Freeman named president of Williamsville School Board

After serving two terms as president, Ramona Popowich has ended her duty, and Bill Freeman was named her successor. More...

Community News

Debra Chernoff was named the recipient of the the Ralph Kushner Volunteer Service Award at the annual meeting of the Jewish Community Center. She was recognized for her volunteer work. More...

Local News

Political News

Michele M. Iannello, candidate for the 61st State Senate district, denounced the political committee formed by Tom Golisano, because, she claims that the contributions violate New York Election Law. More...

Residents petition for South Long park improvements

Senior citizens at the Village Square Apartments in Williamsville are petitioning for improvements at South Long Park. More...

Local author to hold book signing

Getzville resident Christine A. More...

Police Blotter

Karaoke yields warning

(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

Youths at risk when drivers speed

The street I live on is .2 mile long with a stop sign on each end of the street. People speed down our street all day long. This is a very dangerous problem. We have 11 children under the age of 8 on our street and another six above the age of 9. More...

Education

School News

ElderWood Senior Care presented a scholarship to Williamsville North High School 2008 graduate Mark Barbalato, a dietary aide at ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood. More...

Eligibility policy may change for Sweet Home students

Academic standards may soon increase for Sweet Home district students who participate in extracurricular activities. The change stems from a review by high school principal Joleen Reinholz of the existing policy, implemented a year ago. More...

North High School posts honor roll

The following Williamsville North High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 9 Alexis Ahern, Murad Ali, Scott Aloisio, Danielle Altman-Gajowka, Jennifer Apter, Rachel Attea, Ry More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Task force offers prevention training The Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community Healthy Youth is offering suicide prevention training from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 14255 Harlem Road, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Coin Box Project

Spare change helps Gilda's Club provide invaluable programming

A uthor Lillian Dickson wrote, "Life is like a coin. More...

Foote creates childrens tale

Marilyn Foote has ventured down almost every avenue when it comes to teaching children. More...

Church brief

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at 4007 Main St., in Eggertsville, has changed its worship schedule for the remainder of the summer. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 17 . Matt's Music For Kids - S inger, songwriter, producer and four-time Buffalo Music Award nominee Matt Surowiec will be performing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Auditions

• KALEIDOSCOPE THEATRE - Kaleidoscope Theatre is accepting resumes and references for an experienced stage manager. Call 479-1587 for more information on this paid position. More...

Comedy

thurs. 17 & fri. 18 .Comedian Brad Garrett, well-known for "Everybody Loves R ay mond," will be performing at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 and 9 p.m. More...

Villages asked to merge with towns

Amherst, Williamsville plan to share, not unite

Kevin Gaughan has called for village and town boards and the county Legislature to shrink in size. Now he is calling for a disappearing act. More...

Adjusting bell times could result in savings for Amherst Schools

Rising fuel prices have forced the Amherst School Board to look at several cost-saving ideas. One of these options, adjusting bell times during the school day, was addressed at the July 8 School Board meeting. More...

With revenue down, board considers reducing cart prices

Audubon Golf

Blame it on the weather, condition of the course, the economy or competition, but the numbers at the Audubon Golf Course are down - so much so that the Recreation Commission wants to take action. More...

BULLS EYE-

BULLS EYE- Izak Dewolfe, 1, of Amherst, laughs as he is sprayed in the stomach by a waterspout at Clearfield Community Center pool on July 10. For a complete listing of pool hours, visit www.amherst.ny.us. More...

Editorial

Enhanced licenses make crossing the border easier

Bee Editorial

For those of us who do not intend on flying overseas, to far-off lands in Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa, but do enjoy an occasional trip to Canada, then investing in an enhanced license might be the best option. More...

Spindle items

• LOVE/ HATE RELATIONSHIP - Lately, I can say that I hate cars. It's a very expensive and demanding item but, unfortunately, a necessary item. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 19, 1883 Many of our citizens attended the Saengerfest at Buffalo and came back filled with musical ambition. 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

Richard Miller, former Eggertsville Hose Company firefighter

Richard A. Miller, 64, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. Mr. Miller was born July 17, 1943, in Rochester. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Management, where he also earned his master's degree. More...

Paul Kane, Amherst resident

Paul L. Kane, of Amherst, died Friday, June 27, 2008. He is predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen T. Kane; daughter, Eileen Kane; two grandchildren; brother, Jerome Kane; and sister, Geraldine Hicks. Mr. More...

Mary B. Morris, member of Amherst Senior Center

Mary B. Morris, 102, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Beechwood Health Care Facility. Mrs. Morris was born Mary B. Hackett in Batavia, N.Y., in 1906. She was a member of St. Ann's Sodality and the Amherst Senior Center. Mrs. More...

Sports

Expectations high for open men's, scholastic women's teams

ESG - Basketball

The Western Region open men's and scholastic women's basketball teams are heading into the 31st annual Empire State Games with hopes of adding more gold medals to their resumes. More...

Endres named to WNY Wrestling Hall of Fame

Three generations of Williamsville wrestling coaches were represented on July 3 at the home of James C. Endres in Clearwater, Fla. More...

East Amherst's Volker to tackle trap competitors

ESG - Shooting

For one Western Region team, bringing home one or more medals from next week's 31st annual Empire State Games shouldn't be a shot-in-the-dark prospect. More...

Business

New business brings rare items to Town

For those who desire the latest trends in fashion or seek a rare accessory, the place to go is The Wear House Accessorized, which recently opened its doors in the Amherst community. More...

New procedure helps patients with certain corneal disease

An Amherst ophthalmologist is offering a new surgical procedure to patients with certain types of corneal disease. The procedure eliminates complications and drawbacks of traditional corneal transplant surgery. Dr. Paul C. More...

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT - James M. Boles, president and CEO of People Inc., was one of 13 new members appointed to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Appointed by President George W. More...