Weekly Feature



August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Compost facility offers landscaping materials at discount price

Amherst's best kept secret is compost? Well it's one of them, according to Council Member Guy Marlette. More...

Mill Middle, Forest Elementary projects will be ready for start of school

Driving by Mill Middle and Forest Elementary, one may wonder if the entranceways will be ready for the start of school in a month. Landscaping aside, Williamsville Central School District Assistant Superintendent Tom Maturski said they will be. More...

BE AWARE

BE AWARE — Motorists may have noticed the addition of two traffic signs on Glen Avenue in the Village, alerting drivers to pedestrians. The signs direct vehicles to stop when pedestrians are in the crosswalk. More...

Local News

IN MOTION

IN MOTION — The first ever Walk Off Hunger walkathon was held on Saturday, left picture, beginning at Temple Beth Am. More...

Williamsville native a top student at UCLA

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

All of Jennifer Whitney Grace's hard work in the classroom has paid off. More...

National champion recognized at competition

Jacob Artist, 15, of Williamsville recently attended the American Dance Awards National Championship in Boston, Mass., as the reigning Teen Male Champion. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mohan's numbers aren't accurate

This letter is in reference to an article published in The Amherst Bee on July 23 by Town of Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan. As president of the Civil Service Employees Association, I will speak only for my 260 members. More...

Tenth health fair a great success

I am writing to publicly thank all the residents, health care providers and volunteers who worked to make the 10th Anniversary of the Family Health Fair (held on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Amherst Senior Center) the most successful year yet. More...

Education

School News

The Grand Lodge and Trustees of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York have awarded scholarships to: Eric Lipman of Williamsville, Benjamin Loomis of East Amherst, More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll

The following Sweet Home Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 8 Ryan A. Allen, Jesse Alt-Winzig, Megan Barone, Sarah M. Battaglia, Alexander M. Beahan, Benjamin M. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Book discussion slated for Aug. 6 Pat Weissman will host a book discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Eggertsville Snyder Branch Library. The selection is Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. More...

Lifestyles

Focus on Olympic city

AAA photojournalist invited to Beijing

Noyes has said millions. I Noyes, managing editor of the f a picture says a thousand words, then David AAA's Going Places magazine for Western and Central New York, has taken photos of some of the most exotic and remote places in the world. More...

High school friends gathering to help orphaned sisters

Alana and Rebecca Belz's mother, Debbie (Zigich) Belz, passed away Jan. 8 at their family's home in Darien. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922. Teen hour, 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 12 for ages 13 to 18. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7 . Kickin' Rhythm Cloggers, noon Thursday, Aug. 7, M&T Plaza, Main Street, Buffalo; free. . Art in the Park More...

Special Events

thurs. 7 . Local Food Week — Area restaurants will feature special dishes made with locally grown and produced ingredients, through Saturday, Aug. 9. Visit buffalofirst.org for complete list of participating restaurants. More...

Festivals

now-sun. 10 . Gerry Rodeo More...

Police: fatal accident caused by red light running

Amherst Police are reporting that a fatal accident at Maple and North Forest roads was caused when a motorist ran a red light. At 7:14 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Board will stay at seven members

Proposed downsizing

The Town of Amherst can be added to the list of municipalities not willing to downsize per the request of Attorney Kevin Gaughan. More...

Council member supported by Amherst Democratic Committee for town clerk

On July 30, the Amherst Democratic Committee unanimously recommended that Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki receive the endorsement of the Democratic Party for election to the position of Amherst Town Clerk. More...

Entries still being accepted for 'Green' contest

The Keeping Amherst Green contest is seeking person(s), groups, clubs, neighborhoods, classes or schools to submit an original idea for a project the Town of Amherst might undertake or employ to keep Amherst green. More...

Editorial

Safety should be first priority in roadwork zones

Bee Editorial

Obeying the speed limit in a work zone, and remaining alert and attentive while driving is not a revolutionary idea. Everyone is aware of the possibility of serious accidents on the road. More...

Spindle items

• BUFFALO FAVORITES — On Saturday my boyfriend Dan and I took part in the Walk Off Hunger, benefiting the Food Bank of Western New York. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1883 On last week Wednesday, as Mr. John P. Snyder was driving past Weingardner's, near the old Catholic Cemetery, his horse became scared at a dog which ran out to the road, and suddenly shied to one side, throwing Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Tenant can't be trusted around sign

(Editors 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...

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

John Feuz, auto salesman

John C. Feuz, 64, a prominent auto salesman, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. More...

Death Notice

DOCHSTADER, Louise L., of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008. She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Kelli Anne; and mother, Josephine Lorich. She was predeceased by her father, Irvin Lorich, and brothers Irvin Jr. More...

William R. Shults, retired accountant

William R. Shults, 80, of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, after a short illness in the Buffalo Hospice. Born in Wayland, N.Y., to Mary and William C. More...

Sports

Olympic detour

South graduate Lever pursues softball dream over hockey in Beijing

Growing up in the shadow of a former NHL player and coach, Caitlin Lever was destined to play hockey in the Olympics. More...

Late TD rallies North over South, 23-20

Lions Club All-Star Classic

The annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic brings the best out of the players competing, and the 33rd installment, presented by ADPRO SPORTS, was no exception. More...

Team New Era 11U wins second consecutive tourney

The Team New Era Gold 11U baseball team won their second tournament in as many weekends by going unbeaten and taking the crown at the Niagara Falls Invitational July 25-27 in Ont., Canada. More...

Business

Expo to celebrate women in business

Eastern Hills Mall will host a celebration of women who have been successful in the business world. The Women in Business Expo from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Goodyear Dunlop Tires names president

Dunlop Tires has appointed Joseph Rosen as president and chairman of Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. Rosen heads the joint venture formed in 1999 between The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. More...

Starbucks, Music is Art collaborate

Starbucks and Music is Art have announced the concert lineup for the 2008 Music is Art instrument drive taking place through Aug. 17 at area Starbucks locations. More...