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September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Director of emergency services pushes for Reist Mill cleanup

It has been seven weeks since the Reist Mill burned to the ground on July 21, leaving very little salvageable from the historic site. More...

Second hepatitis A vaccination will be administered in training clinic

In February, thousands of residents were potentially exposed to the hepatitis A virus after it was reported that a grocery store employee had tested positive. More...

Local News

COMMUNITY EVENT

COMMUNITY EVENT — Saturday's Evening in the Village event drew attendees from neighboring towns for shopping, entertainment and refreshments. Pictured strolling along Main Street are Roy and Clare Bauer of Akron and Susan Leone of Lancaster. More...

Despite concern, Legislature approves fire training tower

During a special session on Sept. 4, the Erie County Legislature approved contract bids for two firms to begin construction of a new live burn tower at the Fire Training Facility on Broadway in Cheektowaga. More...

Godin named Benderson Award winner

Jane Cole Godin of Williamsville, a committed lay leader in Buffalo's Jewish community for more than 40 years, will receive the prestigious Nathan Benderson Community Service Award at the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo's United Jewish Fund Ca More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Jacquie E. Hirsch, North grad battled cancer

Jacquie E. Hirsch, 23, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, after a yearlong battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia. More...

Joseph DiVita, president of family business

Joseph "Babe" John DiVita, of Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Born on Nov. 17, 1943, Mr. DiVita graduated from Amherst High School in 1961, where he was a member of the dive team. More...

Sports

Sectional championship on East's mind

Girls soccer

Williamsville East is looking to reclaim its throne as the top Class A girls soccer program in Section VI. East, sectional champs in 2006, and who was ranked for almost the entire season as the No. More...

Fall previews to continue next week

With the 2008-09 school year finally under way, The Bee will continue publishing its previews for the fall sports season in next week's edition of the paper, with previews of the field hockey, golf and girls tennis teams. More...

Sweet Home yet to tap potential

Girls volleyball

The possibilities are endless on the court this fall for the Sweet Home girls volleyball team. "There is so much potential that we haven't even come close to achieving yet," said Sweet Home coach Breean Trapasso. More...

Business

Business News

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development will offer a leadership program for women from 5:45 to 8:55 p.m. on Thursdays Sept. 18- Nov. 13, at the college's Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway. More...

Japanese cuisine on the menu at Samurai

Sheng "Bruce" Tiao worked at Shogun for a number of years, but when the opportunity to open his own restaurant presented itself, he jumped at the chance. "I worked in the restaurant for so many years, and I got a chance at a partnership," he said. More...

Series addresses future changes in business

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association will hold its annual legal update dinner and chapter meeting with three sessions. The dinner is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Exclusive to the Web!

Kryzan wins Congressional primary

Alice Kryzan won the Democratic primary for the 26th Congressional District. The Amherst attorney was named the winner Tuesday night, beating out Jack Davis and Jon Powers in the Democratic primary. More...

Erie County deploys accessible voting machines

For the first time in Erie County, voting machines accessible to people with disabilities will be located at each of the 353 polling stations. Last Thursday, about 100 members of the disabled community gathered in the People Inc. More...

INSPIRING —

INSPIRING — The Aspiring Artists Art and Wine Celebration, held Friday at Aspire in Getzville, drew a crowd of art lovers. Pictured looking at Larry Deskiewicz's "Lightening River," are Tonawanda residents Paul and Cathy Ostrander. More...

Sweet Jenny's moving after 23 years

A longtime village business is being forced to relocate, Sweet Jenny's owner Debbie Hanny said. She added the move is due to a financial impasse between herself and the landlord. When called to comment, she said "this is a difficult situation. More...

Editorial

'Never forget' ... the lessons learned on Sept. 11

Bee Editorial

What lessons can be taken away from remembering Sept. 11, 2001? Or is the question, what lessons can't be? Seven years ago we were left with a day that will forever be engrained in our memories. It was our "Where were you when?" d a y. More...

Spindle items

• ALL ROADS LEAD THROUGH BUFFALO — I returned to work on Sept. 2 after a week off and was pleased to see that Manager Editor Dave Sherman had handled the spindles. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 13, 1883 On Tuesday, Sept. 11, a barn belonging to Peter Garloch, who resides on the New Road, was discovered on fire about the hour of noonday. Mr. Garloch hurried to the scene and on entering the barn, found it ablaze. More...

Police Blotter

Children chased by skunks

(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

Youth Board's efforts recognized

As a parent, I cannot imagine the grief and sorrow that the family of Magdalena Lubowska are experiencing on their tragic loss, and my prayers are with them. More...

Ranzenhofer best choice for Senate

Mike Ranzenhofer is the best news for the 61st Senate District of New York. He has 20 years of legislative experience, and he never voted for a tax increase. More...

Mohan's column spreads untruths

Supervisor Satish Mohan wrote a column in The Amherst Bee last month. He wants to grandfather existing condominiums. I have heard, repeatedly, that it is not possible to grandfather existing condominiums if the Homestead Act is adopted. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free trial membership week slated YMCA Buffalo Niagara is holding its fall membership campaign through Sunday, Sept. 14. During the free weeklong trial, guests will receive full YMCA member benefits. More...

Lifestyles

Checkmate!

Resident brings home NY chess title

Nothing but the slaps of chess clocks and the gurgling noises of water coolers could be heard as players from around the world competed at the New York State Chess Championship in Albany Labor Day weekend. More...

Couple serenade one another at Statler Towers reception

Lisa Kaminska married Ciaran Krueger in a morning ceremony on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo. The Rev. Terry Bull officiated. The bride is the daughter of Pamela and Dr. Thomas Kaminska of East Amherst. More...

Hawaiian honeymoon follows Kenmore nuptials

Sara Marie Agugliaro married Angelo C. Tasca Jr. in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at St. Paul's Church in Kenmore. Monsignor Richard L. Wetter officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jane Ellen and Jack A. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 11 . Rabbit Hole — WNY premier of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a delicate piece of theater about family relationships, loss and hope. Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 and continues 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

fri. 12 . Evening Riverwalk — Meet the Foothills Trail Club on the lawn in Niawanda Park in front of Mississippi Mudds for a six mile walk along the Niagara River, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12; free. More...

Auditions

• AMERICAN ACADEMY OF BALLET — The American Academy of Ballet will hold auditions for its 13th annual "Nutcrac ker" production on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 at 491 W. Klein Road, Williamsville. More...