Weekly Feature



September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Association of Realtors against options to raise condo taxes

In light of the recent controversy regarding patio homes in Amherst, the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors is restating its position regarding its opposition to any increase in taxes regardless of the form. More...

Amherst School Board seeks to fill vacant seat

The Amherst Central School Board needs to fill a vacancy. The resignation of board member Laura Meyers Rogerson this past summer has left the board with six members. More...

Community News

The Eggertsville Community Organization, Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 4007 Main St. Newly elected officers for 2008 - 2009 will be sworn in. More...

Local News

Events planned to mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

The Town of Amherst will conduct its annual "9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance" on Thursday, Sept. More...

Tax rates finalized for Sweet Home

Citing a substantial amount of new commercial growth, Sweet Home Central School District Officials had good news for taxpayers last week. More...

CLEANING UP

CLEANING UP — Peter McCarthy of the Amherst Youth Engaged in Service program hoses down a car during a car wash held Aug. 22 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com 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

Marian R. Dye, lifelong resident

Marian R. Dye, 102, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at her home in Williamsville. Born Feb. 10, 1906, daughter of Anna and John Miller, Mrs. Dye was a lifelong resident of the area. Graduating from Academy Street School, Mrs. More...

Ferdinand J. Lynn, retired business founder

Ferdinand Joseph Lynn, 92, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, after a short illness at Care One of Evesham Assisted Living in Marlton, N.J. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Lynn founded Lynn Associates Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Nightly News series highlights local sisters

"We all pray for our health daily," said Maggie Baran, of Williamsville. Apparently that praying has paid off for Baran and her two sisters, whose ages add up to a grand total of 291 years. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audobon Parkway. Donated books are for sale in the waiting lounge. Wheelchair Van Service will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Lunch Menu

The cost of lunch is $2.25 for Erie County residents age 60 and older. Reservations are necessary. Call 636-3059. Thursday, Sept. 4 — Pork ribette, barbecue sauce, creamy herbed pasta, spinach, roll, fruit cup Friday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 5 . Hammet — Reading of one-act written and directed by Mark C. Lloyd and featuring Jennifer Caruana, Chris Turton and Sal Indelicato, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, Freedom Run Winery, 5138 Lower Mountain Road, Lockport. More...

Auditions

• GHOSTLIGHT THEATRE — Auditions for the stage adaptation of George R om e ro 's "Night of the Living Dead," directed by Paul McGinnis, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. More...

Lewiston is a 'peach'

This weekend, more than 6 1/2 tons of Niagara County peaches will be used for peach shortcake when the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival is held. Peaches for the shortcake will be furnished by Singer Farms and Jim Bittner. More...

Primaries

Congress, Senate elections will determine Democratic candidates

With two longtime Republican representatives retiring from the political scene, several Democrats are hoping to fill majors seats in Congress and the Senate. The primary election will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

'Evening in Village' to feature dining, shopping, entertainment

The Village of Williamsville's annual "Evening in the Village" will highlight some of Main Street's best shops, dining and entertainment from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. More...

Time stands still at Mulberry Manor

Home built in 1832 among the oldest in Amherst

Greg Bennett admits he was the most surprised man in the world when he found out his uncle had willed his stately home on Main Street to him. When he stepped inside and took a more detailed look at all that was now his, his jaw dropped. More...

Editorial

Sweet Home's lesson in economics

Bee Editorial

Members of the Sweet Home Central School district Board of Education wrapped up last week's meeting with a curious thought. Is an upturn in commercial growth a small step toward a district which will not need as many school buildings? More...

Spindle items

• ATTENTION BILLS FANS — A company recently formed by two dedicated Buffalo Bills fans is about to make its debut. And like most things these days, it revolves around the Internet. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 6, 1883 At a Prohibition Party caucus held at Williamsville for the nomination of delegates for the Erie County convention, Rev. D.H. Simpson, P.J. Mueller and John H. Klein were appointed. More...

Police Blotter

High heels used as weapon

(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

Resident deserved praise after fire

Two weeks ago The Amherst Bee ran a front page story about the fire in the building containing the Lion's Mane and apartments. More...

Education

Technology Department hopes for upgrade

Amherst Schools

The technology department in the Amherst Central School District will soon need an upgrade. District technology coordinator Doug Wolf laid out the district's technology needs to the Amherst School Board at the Aug. 26 meeting. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Empire State sets information sessions Empire State College (Cheektowaga) will hold public information sessions about its undergraduate programs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sports

Sweet Home football

Loaded Panthers' roster ready to defend title

Sweet Home was one of the best high school football teams in Section VI last fall. On paper, the 2008 installment looks just as good. More...

New scheduling format benefits sport

If you've seen a Section VI high school football schedule for this fall, you'll notice several changes. Only seven regular season games — five league, two non-league — are listed on the schedule instead of the typical eight. More...

Sweet Home Schedule

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Business

Business News

Isaac Ehrlich, chairman and professor for the Department of Economics at the University at Buffalo, is a member of the Council of Economic Advisors for New York State and recently met for a meeting with Gov. David A. More...

Sake Cafe features Asian fusion

For Sake Cafe owner Steve Loi, customer service means more to him than serving people with a smile. "No matter how you feel during the day, even if you're miserable, I want you to leave here satisfied and happy," Loi, 28, said. More...

Meetings

Buffalo Niagara Partnership ends three-part series The third and final part of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's Diversity Supplier Program 2008 series on how to do business will run from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...