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August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

FUTURE OLYMPIAN

FUTURE OLYMPIAN — Emma Rose Myers of Getzville participates in the gymnastic ribbons event at the Kids Olympics Day on Aug. 5 at the Harlem Road Community Center. Photo by Jim Smerecak. Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Summer's first case of West Nile reported

A mosquito trapped in Amherst has been found to be carrying the West Nile virus. Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson said testing continues throughout the summer, and this was the first reported case. Last year there were 17 cases. More...

Museum to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage

On Saturday, Aug. 16, the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, at the corner of New Road, will celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland at its 24th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. More...

Local News

Political News

Michele M. Iannello, Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate 61st District, was endorsed by the Buffalo Building Trades Council. More...

Community News

Donna A. Lorenzo of Amherst has received a doctor's degree in musical arts from the Eastman School of Music. She has played internationally in many of the world's major halls. More...

Helping Heroes Yard Sale to assist military families

When military service members receive orders to serve overseas, their families are left to live their everyday lives — which is anything but "everyday." While the effects can last a lifetime, the time during the tour of duty has an initial More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Reforming tax sharing is fair

It's an honor serving the residents of Erie County's 15th Legislative District. More...

Board more effective at seven

The members of the Town Board who voted against reducing the size of the board did exactly the right thing. Reducing the size of the board will not improve the functioning of the government. More...

Sept. 11 victim remembered

The Eagle House owners were bestowed last week with a wonderful gift. The Williamsville family of Leonard Castrianno gave us a "Never Forget" flag to fly at the restaurant. More...

Education

On the Campus

Ashleigh N. More...

School News

Ellen Sarah Adams of Williamsville, a 2008 graduate of Holy Angels Academy, is a multiple scholarship recipient, winning grants and awards from Gannon University, Nazareth College and Xavier University. More...

Transit Middle School posts honor roll

The following Transit Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 5 Samuel Adams, Christian Aguilar, Christian Aichinger, Lauren Anderson, Sara Armstrong, Alyssa Arno, Erikka More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Rock group to perform at Bassett Park "McCarthyizm," an original rock group with a Celtic flavor, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Bassett Park as part of the 2008 Amherst Recreation Concert Series. More...

Lifestyles

WNY Carpool

Helping combat high gas prices

R on Tebo knows all about the pressure at the pump. Just like the rest of us, the West Seneca resident has experienced high gas prices firsthand. That's what caused him in May, to create a community Web site promoting carpooling. 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. Ants in the Pants Dance, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 for ages 2 and older with an adult. More...

CD RELEASE

CD RELEASE — Joel Whitehead, 24, of East Amherst has released his compact disc, "My Life Crossing," in Record Theater and Barnes & Noble (Transit Road, Niagara Falls Boulevard and McKinley Mall) locations. More...

Entertainment

A 'Beauty' of a show

The nine-time Tony Award nominated musical "Beauty and the Beast" is coming to Artpark from Thursday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 24. More...

Theater

thurs. 14 . Bathhouse. The Musical! — Presented by Buffalo United Artists, this musical montage features Matthew Barbato, Richard Baker, Guy Pugliese and Jeffrey Brooks, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 14 . 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 . More...

Homestead option could put condo owners at full value

Supervisor Satish Mohan called a press conference on Monday to say the town is "seriously thinking about adopting the homestead option." (See editorial on page four) That's an option not recommended by the State Office of Real Property Services o More...

Plant superintendent resigns before first day on job

It appeared the Town of Amherst's Engineering Department was back on track following resignations and terminations among its staff leaders. The Town Board was thought to have filled a seven-year vacancy on July 21, by approving Paul J. More...

Marinelli creates legislative 21st Century Commission

In an attempt to answer the community's call for changes in government structure, Erie County Legislature Chair Lynn M. Marinelli, D-Tonawanda, Buffalo, is leading the creation of the Legislature's 21st Century Commission. More...

Holiday affects Bee deadlines

The observance of Labor Day will mean earlier deadlines for Bee Group Newspapers. All editorial material must be received by 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Classified advertising must be placed by 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. More...

KIDS OLYMPICS

KIDS OLYMPICS — Derek Lutz successfully clears a hurdle at Harlem Road Community Center during the Family Room's Kids Olympics Day. He is followed by Charles Simon and Callie Baumgartner, also competing well in the event. More...

Editorial

No reason to rush issues — miss details — now

Bee Editorial

The condominium loophole and drainage problems are two issues that the Town of Amherst has made failed attempts at changing in the past. A suggestion here, a repair there, but nothing has been done to put a real stop to them. More...

Spindle items

• SOAKED — On Sundays I go to my parents' house, enjoy a free lunch, do my laundry and spend time with my family. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1883 On Tuesday of this week, as Mr. Myron York was engaged in hiving a swarm of bees, he was badly stung about the head and eyes, causing quite a change in his countenance at present. More...

Police Blotter

Woman gets car stuck on lawn trying to hide from hail

(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.) Friday, Aug. More...

Female clerk held up in robbery

Amherst police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a service station at 225 Grover Cleveland Highway at 9:45 p.m. Monday. More...

GIFT OF HELP

GIFT OF HELP — Mary Goslin-Peterson, chairman of the Amherst Domestic Violence Task Force, left, and Maureen Cilano, vice chairman, present a camera to Detective Lt. More...

Obituaries

Nancy W. Smith, retired nurse

Nancy W. Smith died at home on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 at the age of 84. A lifelong resident of Williamsville, she was the daughter of Howard L. and Pauline I. Wickson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. More...

Christy A. Torrillo, honored Sweet Home teacher's aide

Services were held Friday, Aug. 8 at the Newman Center Chapel at the University at Buffalo for Christy Ann Torrillo, a teacher's aide in the Sweet Home Central School district for 22 years. Mrs. Torrillo, 65, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

South '04 softball fares well on national stage

Former state champions honor coach battling cancer with fourth-place finish

They haven't played together since graduating from high school four years ago but the 2004 Williamsville South softball team didn't miss a beat at the 2008 ASA Women's Major Fastpitch Nationa Championships. More...

Jurek Post takes fourth at state tournament

The Alfred J. Jurek Post No. 1672 finished fourth last week at the Senior American Legion State Tournament held in Newburgh, N. Y. One hundred sixty-four teams statewide participated. More...

Learn-to-skate soon at Pepsi Center

Amherst Youth Hockey and Dick's Sporting Goods is sponsoring a learn-to-skate program for new boys and girls skaters ages 4 to 14 from 9 to 9:30 a.m., 9:35-10:05 a.m., and 10:10 to 10:40 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. More...

Business

AIDA involved in Village Mill process

What's next for the Williamsville Mill? The Amherst Industrial Development Agency is helping answer that question. More...

Roswell's 'Summer Heat' event is Friday

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will hold "Summer Heat" to benefit Carly's Club on Friday, Aug. 15 at the Statler Towers. More...

GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK — Dr. More...