Weekly Feature



July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Town makes engineering appointments

The Town of Amherst's Engineering Department has filled two major positions, one of which has been vacant for years. During Monday's Town Board meeting, the council unanimously approved the appointments of Larry E. More...

Residents want answers surrounding Kuzon's lawsuit

It's been nearly a month since former Village Administrator Sally Kuzon filed a claim against Williamsville, and almost everyone involved is remaining silent regarding the case. More...

Community News

East Amherst's Rotary Club will be raising money to fight cancer through its second art auction, planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Ramada, corner of North Forest Road and John James Audubon Parkway. More...

Local News

County Legislature reduction proposed

Several Erie County legislators are calling for the reduction of the Legislature from 15 members to 9 by 2011. District 4 Legislator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, District 13 Legislator John J. Mills and Minority Leader Edward A. More...

TEEING OFF

TEEING OFF - Steve Koury keeps his eye on the ball before teeing off at Audubon Golf Course on July 18. For course hours and information, call 631-7139. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

East grad prepares for Harvard with extensive resume

Recent Williamsville East High School graduate Richard Sima accomplished plenty during his high school career, inside and outside the classroom, including becoming a voting member of the Town of Amherst Youth Board. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Schratz comments were out of line

Shame on you, Deputy Supervisor Shelly Schratz, for using such language in describing the Audubon Golf Course. The reasons for the loss of revenue at the Amherst Course are not because the carts are priced too high. More...

Resident thankful for good deed

Having resided in the village for four years, I have found the people to be friendly and caring. More...

Education

Honor Roll

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School News

The Williamsville North PTSA has named its scholarship winners: Michael Beato, Erin Cavagnaro, Yanxi Du, Dana Gradl, Matthew Langer, Nicole Lewis, Rebecca Loomis, Kayla Maxwell, Caitlyn McLeod, Peter Narby, Alexander Rand, More...

Sports

New faces hoping to help vets reclaim golden status

ESG - Girl's Ice Hockey

The Western Region's scholastic girl's hockey team has been able to maintain a high level of success over the last few seasons because, contrary to what you'd expect, its players have been so young and so talented that there hasn't been too much ro More...

Western seeks ninth consecutive gold medal

ESG - Men's Hockey

If there's any Western Region squad going into the Empire State Games with high expectations, it's the men's scholastic ice hockey team. Since scholastic men's ice hockey was offered as an ESG sport, Western has tasted gold in 20 of the 26 years. More...

Veteran Silvestro returns after long layoff

ESG - Weightlifting

To say that Western Region weightlifting coach Steven Titus is optimistic about his team's chances would actually be a bit of an understatement. More...

Business

Business News

Gelia Wells & Mohr, a marketing communications agency, recently added Kathy Kastan to its creative department as an associate creative director. More...

Maverley's Unique Products celebrates anniversary

When La Verne Mosey-Murphy opened her shop over a year ago in the Village of Williamsville, she didn't have much of a grand opening. She had more of a "soft" opening, as she calls it. Maverley's Unique Products opened last spring around St. More...

Business adds partner, renamed Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare

Drs. Claus Fichte and Michael Endl have named an additional partner - Thomas R. Elmer Jr., M.D. Now renamed Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare, the firm has offices in both Amherst and Niagara Falls. More...

Board member costs Amherst $20,000

Ward joins citizens' lawsuit

After the Amherst Town Board voted to approve the rezoning of a portion of Maple Road, Council Member Dr. Barry Weinstein clearly asked that no board members enter into any future litigation against the town. More...

KITCHEN KAMP-

KITCHEN KAMP- MJ Bronsky, 11, of Amherst is instructed on how to slice a tomato during Wegmans' Culinary Teen Camp at the Sheridan Drive location. The five-day event began Monday and will conclude Friday. More...

CAMPAIGN VISIT

CAMPAIGN VISIT - John McCain, presumptive Republican nominee for president, arrives Monday afternoon at Prior Aviation for a fundraising visit to Buffalo. McCain supporters are expected to raise an estimated $1 million at two private events. More...

Editorial

Ethically or economically irresponsible? Or both?

Bee Editorial

When the agenda for Monday's Town Board was released it included an unfortunate memo from Town Attorney Tom Jones. More...

Spindle items

• BEST WISHES - I have appreciated Town Clerk Susan Jaros since I started covering Amherst in 2005. She was a source of knowledge when I needed a straight answer. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 26, 1883 Through the blundering of some postal official, the Williamsville letter mail was not received last night. This is the second time this unfortunate mistake has happened. More...

Police Blotter

Police called to deal with mourning ducklings

(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...

Man saved from cardiac arrest to be visited by first responders

A man who went into cardiac arrest while visiting his daughter in Williamsville and lived to tell the tale will be visited this week by the first responders who saved his life. More...

Obituaries

Donald W. Smith II, formerly of Amherst

Donald W. Smith II, 69, a former resident of Amherst and North Tonawanda, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, in Oakville, Ontario. Born Dec. 31, 1938, in Lockport, Mr. Smith was a graduate of DeSales High School and Erie County Technical Institute. More...

Mary T. D'Ottavio, active club member

Mary T. D'Ottavio, 74, of East Amherst, formerly of Aliquippa, Pa., died Thursday, July 10, 2008. She was born on Oct. 20, 1933, in Aliquippa to the late Ellen and John Tselepis. Mrs. More...

Emily D. Fisher, avid gardener

Emily Dorothy Fisher, 97, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Buffalo on Dec. 3, 1910, to Charlotte and Francis Ciesielski, she was raised in Sloan with her seven siblings and later moved to Cheektowaga. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Bassett Park presents summer concert series Bassett Park's summer concert series will feature West of the Mark at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 and Sentimental Journey at 7 p.m. More...

Local UB law students receive diplomas

University at Buffalo Law School presented commencement awards to students on May 17. The following students received awards: Peter M. More...

Lifestyles

'Fresh Paint'

...An intro to a new artist

W ith paintings inspired by emotions she gets from day-to-day occurrences and music, Caitlin Krumm hopes that her artwork will eventually appeal to the masses. More...

Youth and Recreation hosts Movies in the Park

The Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will present Everyone's Hero Friday, July 25 during their annual Movies in the Park. The event will be held at dusk at Island Park at the rear of Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Infringement Fest takes chances

By creating an outlet to express art, take chances and push the envelope, the Buffalo Infringement Festival has been celebrated in Buffalo for four years. This year, the festival will be held July 24 through Aug. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . Art in the Park - "Cer amics," with Casey Thomas, 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 21, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.ar tpark.net fri. 25 . More...

Tours

fri. 25 . Haunted History Ghost Walks: Allentown - 7 p.m. Fridays, meets at Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 655-6663, www.MasonWinfield.com . More...

Festivals

thurs. 24-sun. 27 . Thomas Flyer Week - A week-long celebration of the legendary Buffalo-made car and the role it played in the "Great Race," noon to 4 p.m. More...