Weekly Feature



August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

In tune

Members of the Buffalo Stampede clarinet section perform Sunday at the annual Marching Band Spectacular held at the University at Buffalo's Amherst Campus and hosted by the UB Marching Band. More...

Cancer survivor prepares for marathon

Brittany Carr is a cancer survivor — but her dedication to run a marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is about more than just her own story. When battling the disease, Carr noticed the faces of those doing the same. More...

Local News

Museum to host Harvest Craft Festival

Blacksmiths, spinners and weavers will be on hand at the 14th annual Harvest Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7 at the Amherst Museum, Tonawanda Creek and New roads. More...

Temple Sinai welcomes new rabbi, family

Temple Sinai has announced the arrival of Rabbi Alexander Lazarus-Klein. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs Launch '2 Pack a Back Pack'

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo strives to make school supplies more accessible to Western New York families with our 2 Pack a Back Pack book bag and school supply drive scheduled for Aug. 27. 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

Raymond A. Weber, former owner of T-W Truck Equippers

Raymond A. Weber, 95, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Wedgewood Health Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1913, in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Mary L. Guida, co-founder of John & Mary's Submarines

Mary L. Guida (nee DiBello), 91, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Brant, N.Y., Mrs. Guida was predeceased by her husband, John J. They were married in 1938. More...

Deaths

ANDERSON, Margaret C. (nee King), of Amherst, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, J. William Jr., and son, William F. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden club to host district meeting The Amherst Garden Club will host the District Eight board meeting at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. More...

Lifestyles

Students Go Hands-On in Health Care

In today's world, employment holds an infinite amount of options and opportunities which may leave one to struggle when deciding what they want to be when they "grow up." Some students have a difficult time declaring a major by the end of their se More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required. For more information, call 636-3059. Donated books are for sale in the Waiting Lounge. More...

Pair united under gazebo

Stephanie Meyer married Richard Hellerer Jr. in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, under the gazebo at Grand Island's Holiday Inn. Maria C. Burns, marriage officer for the Town of Grand Island, officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28-sun. 31 . The Eastern Classic and Silver Spur All Arabian Horse Show — Plan on attending the Equitation Clinic on Friday evening and a chicken barbecue with all the fixings at 5 p.m. More...

Wings in the Park

If you're looking for something hot to do this Labor Day weekend, check out the seventh annual National Buffalo Wing Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31 at Dunn Tire Park, Buffalo. More...

Comedy

thurs. 28-sat. 30 . Chris Quigley, Rebecca Kohler, Jeff Elliott & Tony Krolo, 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Yuk Yuk's at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Canada; $. More...

Charges filed in fatal accident

Amherst Police have filed charges against a Cheektowaga woman in connection with an Aug. 1 fatal accident at North Forest and Maple roads. More...

For Quinn, Dems' VP pick a familiar face

When you mention the name of the man who might be the next vice president of the United States, one story comes to mind to Erie Community College President Jack Quinn. More...

Repair work starts for Glen Park wall

Thanks to the collaboration of the Department of Public Works and the Amherst Engineering Department, the reconstruction of the Glen Park wall has begun after a two-year waiting period. More...

ROOF WORKERS

ROOF WORKERS — Eggertsville firefighters use saws and axes to break through the slate roof of a home at 655 LeBrun Road after a lightning strike sparked a house fire Sunday night. More...

Editorial

Catholic Charities fills many needs in region

Bee Editorial

Community resources come in many forms. Some are provided through government dictum; others are geared toward specific sections of the population. More...

Spindle items

• THE VOTERS SPEAK — Guests at America's Fair in Hamburg had the chance to vote this year for either John McCain or Barack Obama in a mock election. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 30, 1883 The twenty-seventh annual fair of the Erie County Agricultural Society will be held at Hamburg on September 25, 26, 27 & 28, and appearances indicate it will be a merited success. More...

Police Blotter

Teens spotted wrestling with mailbox

(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.) Friday, Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxes raised by both major parties

Republican or Democrat, it does not matter — both groups want more and more of your money to spend. Look at the recent proposed resolutions in the Town of Amherst regarding the taxation of condominiums. More...

Powers listening to educators

I find it promising that congressional candidate Jon Powers is out in the community and listening to voters. Last week, I was pleased to have the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion on education facilitated by Powers. More...

Education

Middle school roof project changes student drop-off

With roof replacement at Amherst Middle School beginning soon, the Amherst Central School District is taking precautions for their student drop-off locations. Parents will not be able to drop off their children in the back of the middle school. More...

Youth Board seeks volunteers

The Amherst Youth Board, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, is seeking high school students and adults who are interested in volunteering on its board. More...

Sports

Medal eludes Lever, Canada softball

2008 Summer Olympics

Caitlin Lever wanted to win gold in her Olympic debut with the Canadian Olympic softball team. Unfortunately, Lever's Olympic dream fell a couple of games short. More...

Healthful programs for upcoming fall indoor tennis set

Village Glen Tennis Club

A new program and tournament lineup is in store for the upcoming fall 2008 indoor tennis season at the Village Glen Tennis Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. More...

East grads earn summer baseball honors

A pair of Williamsville East High School graduates has earned summer baseball league honors. More...

Business

Lollipop Loft's new owner, Wellsby making most of business

In April, Wendy Wellsby first walked into a consignment shop called Lollipop Loft. By June, she owned it. Wellsby entered the store, located at 2468 Niagara Falls Blvd., looking for a stroller, she said. More...

PetWorks animal training classes go straight to the dogs

Driven by her love for teaching canines discipline, skills and a few tricks here and there is what makes a class taught by Lynn Reece Broderick a fun one. More...

Campaign assisting American Cancer Society

Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm LLC., 9800 Transit Road, East Amherst, is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to hold the "Plant Hope Grow a Cure" campaign. More...