Weekly Feature



September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman reports attempted abduction

The Amherst Police Department is investigating a possible attempted abduction in the Twilight Lane area of East Amherst. Twilight Lane is a suburb off of Casey Road, between Paradise and Transit roads. More...

Dick Chambers ends career at Williamsville South High

He has been everyone's helper at Williamsville South High School for almost 40 years and seldom asked for anything in return. More...

Police warn of rabies threat

The Amherst Police are alerting the public to a possible rabies threat in Amherst State Park. A fox bit two females in the area around the park. On Tuesday, Sept. More...

Arrest made in attack on Allenhurst

Amherst Police have arrested Samuel Reed, 29, of Buffalo, charging him with menacing and harassment after allegedly attacking a woman on Allenhurst Street. More...

Local News

Village justice nominated for Supreme Court

Hon. Jeffrey F. Voelkl has been nominated to run for New York State Supreme Court by the Republican Party in the upcoming November 2008 election. More...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Lee

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee. The Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations. More...

Political News

A Friends and Family Fundraiser for Deborah Bruch Bucki, to support her candidacy for Amherst Town Clerk, will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Education

First 2008-09 Spartan Spot Seniors recognized

Williamsville North Student Council recognizes the outstanding achievements of two members of its senior class each month. Students featured in this column are selected by faculty recommendation. More...

School News

Darcy Regan, a junior at Amherst Central High School, received the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The award is given to the school's single most promising science and mathematics student. Rep. Thomas M. More...

School Board discusses transportation alternatives

Amherst Central

The Amherst Central School District spends between $2.5 million and $2.7 million for transportation. But the School Board is seeking to reduce those costs in the interest of taxpayers. More...

Sports

Back-to-back ECIC I champs dedicate season to late alum

North girls swimming

Williamsville North is probably the favorite to three-peat in ECIC I girls swimming for obvious reasons. More...

Offseason work helps South

Cross country

All of the offseason conditioning is paying off for the Williamsville South boys and girls cross country teams. More...

North cross country teams fare well in recent action

Williamsville North's boys and girls cross country teams both ran exceptional races at the Don Hall Classic held last Tuesday at the Town of Cheektowaga Town Park. The North boys won the title with 25 points. More...

Business

Ten Thousand Villages marks 25th anniversary with gala

A better future — that is what the artisans supplying goods for Ten Thousand Villages want, and that is the company's mission when distributing the items. More...

Flanigen Eye Care opens on Maple Road

Dr. Diane T. Flanigen, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has opened her new practice, Flanigen Eye Care, at 1835 Maple Road, Amherst. A Buffalo native, Flanigen has been a practicing ophthalmologist in Western New York for more than 15 years. More...

Tops acquires office space for growing workforce

Tops Friendly Markets has reached an agreement with Uniland Partnership of Delaware, L.P. to lease additional office space in Amherst to house 100 new and existing associates. More...

Audubon complex occupants want to see bus route established

The Amherst Audubon Complex is a major hub in the town, housing the Senior Center, Main Library, police department and courts — but there is no public transportation to get there. More...

Village looks to hire consultants in Mill restoration

After what Trustee Jeff Kingsley described as a disappointing week involving the board's relationship with the Industrial Development Agency, Monday night's Village Board meeting restored hope in the future of the Mill. More...

VOLUNTEERISM

VOLUNTEERISM — Roy Dean, left, a member of the George F. Lamm Post 675, and Helen Jacob, a member of Erie County American Legion Women's Post 1586, received a recognition award recently at the Lamm Post. More...

Schad steps up to long-time politician

Democrat Jerry Schad is challenging Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, for his seat — and believes, in this important election year, he can win. More...

ART OF ACTING

ART OF ACTING — Alice Zicari, a student at Buffalo Seminary School, participates in an improv activity during Company Call theatre workshop run by the New York State Theatre Education Association at Park School on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Understanding the consequences of one drink

Bee Editorial

For many adults, a drink is just a drink. They order their drink, then dinner, finish both and leave a restaurant. It's legal — as long as it's below a 0.08 blood alcohol content — and it's acceptable. More...

Spindle items

• VILLAGE GEM — Next week will mark my fifth anniversary with The Bee Group Newspapers. During those years, I have walked the village to cover countless stories. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 27, 1883 When a woman leaves a man who has not earned his salt for years, he advertises that he will pay no debts of her making. Who's Afraid. He is not going to get the real value of his money in clothing this fall? More...

Police Blotter

Witness watches window explode

(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, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Kelly, former president of UB Alumni Association

Phyllis Kelly (nee Matheis), 87, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Born May 7, 1921, Mrs. Kelly is a former attendee of Bennett High School and graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo. More...

Deaths

ALLEIN, Albert W., of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. He is survived by son, Jesse; sister, Mary Ann Kobrin; stepson, Michael Link; and stepdaughter, Christine Gee. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth. Mr. More...

William P. Petro, retired lumber broker, military veteran

William P. Petro, 74, of Snyder, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. Born in Syracuse, Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Home buying seminar offered Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will offer a "How to buy your first home with little or no money" seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 150 Essjay Road Suite 201. Call 204-1512. More...

Lifestyles

Teens talk about decision making in 'It's Your Choice'... DVD

With enough focus on youths who make the wrong choices, Amherst Youth Board members are promoting those who make the right ones. "All you hear about is the bad, not the good," said Nathan James, a 2008 Sweet Home graduate. More...

Oktoberfest hosted by Kevin Guest House

Since the debut of the original Oktoberfest nearly 200 years ago, people of the world have been creating their own version of the celebration in various cities by drinking German beer and eating heavy foods traditional to the country. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922. Bedtime Storytimes 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 25 .Free-form ensemble Vincent Gallo and RRIICCEE, featuring twin brothers Nikolas and Simon Haas, will perform spontaneous compositions at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25 . The Bravuras Band, 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore. 876-2884 . Danny Lynn Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Taste, 634-3 Main St., East Aurora; free. 655-1874 fri. 26 . More...

Performance

fri. 26 . The Choir of Men and Boys from Saint Thomas Church — Presented by the Friends of Music of St. More...