Weekly Feature



July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Tasty event coming to the Village of Williamsville

Get your taste buds ready for the 20th annual Taste of Williamsville event at Island Park next week. More...

'Walk Off Hunger' to support growing demand at Food Bank of Western New York

The Food Bank of Western New York can make a little go a long way — which is helpful when distributing 703,000 meals a month. More...

Local News

Investigation continues into possible food poisoning of 28 youths at UB

The Erie County Health Department is continuing an investigation at the University at Buffalo's North Campus involving the possible food poisoning of 28 youths. More...

Golf tournament to raise melanoma awareness

In honoring the memory of Nicholas A. Dusenberry, his family brings awareness to the disease that took his life at a young age. The Nicholas A. More...

Park supporters speak out at village meeting

Feeling slighted in the park planning process, some Williamsville residents addressed the Village Board meeting on Monday. More...

Bee Heard

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(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

Helen Amigone, former fashion model, personal trainer

Helen Amigone, 73, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Saturday, July 26, 2008, after a long illness. Mrs. Amigone was born in Guelph, Ontario. More...

Jean Conkling, operator for Bell Telephone Co.

Jean Louise Conkling, of Darien Center, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in United Memorial Hospital. Born June 18, 1926, in Alden, Mrs. Conkling worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Amherst. More...

Genevieve Schweitzer, Amherst resident

Genevieve Schweitzer, 87, of Amherst died Sunday, July 20, 2008, after a long illness. She was born on July 3, 1921, in Buffalo. She worked at Consumer Beverages and was active at Faith United Church of Christ. Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

AAA, photographer sets Olympic preview AAA Travel will host "Exotic China: Beijing and Beyond," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center, 100 International Drive, Williamsville. More...

Sports

Amherst's Gutowski strikes gold three times

ESG — Swimming

Amherst resident Paige Gutowski showed what a little versatility in the pool can lead to at the recently-held 31st annual Empire State Games, claiming three individual gold medals and earning silvers as part of three different relays to bring home More...

Anderson turns scholastic steeple into one-man race

ESG — Athletics

West Falls resident Scott Anderson sure knows how to make a splash on the track. Anderson, who will be a senior at East Aurora in the fall, aggressively jumped out to a huge lead early in Friday's scholastic men's 3, More...

Grogan has perfect finale at Games

ESG — Synchronized Swimming

A long list of Tonawanda Aquettes has won the Dorothy Sowers award at the Empire State Games. More...

Business

Gardens by Greenview focuses on service

Gardens by Greenview is a central location for everything garden related, said general manager Harold Jauch. More...

ATTO Technology marks 20th anniversary

ATTO Technology, Inc., a provider of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is celebrating 20 years of entrepreneurial success and technological innovation in Western New York. More...

Female urologist to join Buffalo Medical Group

Dr. Valerie L. Burkhard, who specializes in adult and pediatric urology, will join Buffalo Medical Group, PC, in August. She is one of only two female urologists in Western New York and is affiliated with all major WNY hospitals. More...

Comptroller expects $600,000 shortfall in fuel budgets

Completing the seventh month of the fiscal year, Town Comptroller Darlene Carroll said the 2008 budget will be hundreds of thousands of dollars short of funds allotted for gas and oil. More...

Mohan calls for employees to return from vacation

The majority of the Amherst Town Board appreciated the amount of work handled by Building Commissioner Tom Ketchum as he took on the role of town engineer for five and a half months. More...

District waiting for South principal's resignation

Williamsville Central School District Superintendent Howard Smith said he first learned that South Principal Elvin Simmons took another job through a news report. More...

Town receives $200,000 to improve homes

New York State has committed $357 million in grants and financing to build and renovate 1,149 affordable housing units. Of that total, the Town of Amherst will receive $200,000 to improve 40 single family homes. More...

ESCAPE THE HEAT

ESCAPE THE HEAT — Caitlin Wells, 5, of Amherst spends a summer afternoon in the pool at the Clearfield Community Center. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Editorial

Mohan's demands on department are unreasonable

Bee Editorial

Supervisor Satish Mohan is no longer serving the Town of Amherst; he is trying to rule over it. Following several outbursts, it appears he is trying to have complete control over everything in Town Hall. More...

Spindle items

• PAY IT FORWARD — I am a true believer in the concept of paying it forward. know in my life that some good fortune has come my way because of the positive choices I have made. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 2, 1883 The Reist Mill Company, which has been making extensive improvements, is now in full running order and better prepared than ever to please customers. More...

Police Blotter

Thief leaves contact info

(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

Ward's actions are disrespectful

I just wanted to congratulate The Amherst Bee's editorial staff on the articles regarding Councilman Dan Ward's ill advised addition to his name on the lawsuit filed by a neighborhood organization (The Fairways Group) attempting to stop the approve More...

Traveler thanks stranger for help

On July 7, after a wonderful few days with my family in the Adirondacks, I stopped in at the Tops on the corner of North French and Transit roads. More...

Education

St. Benedict's School names principal

A former educator in the Amherst Central School District has been named principal of St. Benedict's School, effective Aug. 1. Kerri Nowak was named last week by the Rev. Joseph Porpiglia. More...

Oswego State College posts president's list

Several area residents have been named to honor rolls for the spring 2008 semester at Oswego State College. More...

Amherst Middle School names honor students

The following Amherst Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 6 Brianna Alaimo, John Alford, Elizabeth Anderson, Emily Anderson, Alvaro Antolin Iii, Parveen Attai, Juwan B More...

Lifestyles

Bike Blast '08

Event to benefit WNY Food Bank

M embers of the Buffalo chapter of the Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club will be hosting their seventeenth annual Vets BBQ Bike Blast '08 on Saturday, Aug. 2. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii

Maryann Danielle Munachello married Patrick James Nagy in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Church in Elma. Monsignor Dan Palys officiated. The bride is the daughter of Giuseppa and Giuseppe Munachello of Depew. More...

Pair united in ceremony at St. William's

Gail Fronckowiak married Robert Breidenstein in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. William's Church in West Seneca. The Rev. Paul Nagaro officiated. The bride is the daughter of Marcia and Paul Fronckowiak of West Seneca. More...

Entertainment

An event to savor

Tasty treats under the big tent will be offered when the 20th annual Taste of Williamsville is held from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Island Park, behind the Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Village of W illiamsville. More...

Special Events

thurs. 31 . Haunted Pub Crawl — Take in the spirits and the "spir its" of Allentown, 6-7 p.m. (check-in), 7-9 p.m. (crawl), meets at The Cozumel Grill, 153 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. More...

Theater

thurs. 31 . Hello, Dolly!, presented by Starry Night Theatre, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31 and continues at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2, 8 and 9, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Aug. 17, the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. More...