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October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

HOMECOMING ROYALTY — Queen Ellie Poleon and King Vitaly Sergeyev pose for a photo after being crowned during Amherst High School's pep assembly held on Friday. See page 20 for game coverage and page 16 for photos. More...

WHAT WILL IT BE?

WHAT WILL IT BE? — Make-A-Wish and Coldstone Creamery held the "World's Largest Ice Cream Social" in area locations on Thursday. More...

BEST IN THE STATE

BEST IN THE STATE — Samantha Sugarman, Peter Blanford and Joe Kubek were named to the New York State School Music Association's All State Conference groups. They each received perfect scores, 100, on their solo auditions last spring. More...

Local News

Patrick P. Lee Foundation grant opportunities to benefit WNY

Patrick Lee, former chairman and CEO of International Motion Control, Inc., announced the launch of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is dedicated to assisting medical and educational institutions. More...

Climate changes highlighted in seminar

Terry Yonker believes the Great Lakes Basin could be affected by climate change. Yonker, a research scientist and meteorologist of the Basin, will give a presentation titled "Addressing Climate Change in the Great Lakes Basin. More...

After teaching for 50 years, Clare isn't ready to retire

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

He began teaching using a chalk board, a record player and a film strip. Now, 50 years later, he teaches with a "smart board," an MP3 player and a DVD player in his classroom. Roy Clare began teaching on Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Call about migraine causes headaches

(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, Sept. More...

Amherst police officer in running for First Responder Heroes Award

Time Warner Cable, along with the United Way of Western New York, announced the selection of three finalists who have dedicated their lives to guarding and protecting the community for the prestigious WNY Heroes Award. More...

Obituaries

J. Paul Sheedy, former FBI agent

J. Paul Sheedy, 93, formerly of Snyder and Harris Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Sheedy graduated from Amherst Academy in 1932 and from Notre Dame University in 1937. More...

Education

School News

Pantera Ski Club is open to all Williamsville high school students. Buses depart from Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, at 4 p.m. Fridays for Holiday Valley. To register call 639-1151. More...

Homecoming 2008

Amherst High School

Bert Smith ran for 160 yards and scored two touchdowns to help the Amherst Central football team to a 21-14 victory over West Seneca East during Amherst's homecoming on Friday at Dimp Wagner Field. Photo by Amy Krakowiak More...

Williamsville South High School

South High School junior Heather Caputi avoids being tackled by senior Sara Gorenflo in the Powder Puff game held Sept. 25 during homecoming week. More...

Lifestyles

Elvis is in the building

Extensive memorabilia exhibit at Toy Town

Every so often, a collector finds enough items that allow him entry into the world of big-time private collections. But this isn't stamp collecting. More...

Get your 'jammies' on and give some, too

by KELLY JACKSON Reporter

Since November 2007, the Buffalo chapter of the Pajama Program has donated 500 new pairs of pajamas and about 1,000 books to children in need throughout the Buffalo area. This Saturday, Oct. More...

Halloween trick or treat at Amherst Museum

The Amherst Museum will welcome children ages 3 to 10 and their families to a "gently spooky" evening of trick or treating on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25. More...

Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 3 & sat. 4 . Tchaikovsky's 'Pathe tique' — Hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Prokofie v's "Overture on Hebrew Themes" and Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" featur ing cellist Roman Mekinulov and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. More...

Theater

thurs. 2 . A Night of Dark Intent — Wor ld premiere play by L. Don Swartz tells the story of six women who spend a weekend in an abandoned house and are terrorized by an escaped convict. More...

Family Activities

fri. 3 . Pizza & Play Night — Join Explore & More for plenty of hands-on fun, or buy a slice, veggies and a drink for $3 (pizza will be served until 7 p.m.), 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, Explore & More... More...

READY TO RUMBLE

READY TO RUMBLE — The Billies storm the field for Friday night's homecoming game against Sweet Home. Williamsville South students celebrated with a week of activities leading to the game. See page 20 for game coverage; see page 16 for photos. More...

Reist Mill plan finalized, cleanup to begin mid-month

When a historic landmark burns to the ground, questions linger on how to proceed. For the Amherst Town Board, the lingering lasted more than two months. More...

NFTA decision on Audubon route months away

At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Amherst Town Board passed a resolution asking the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to create a bus route to the Audubon complex, but an answer is still months away. More...

Eggertsville firefighters deliver baby at home

For many, standing in for the stork would be a stressful situation, but Eggertsville Assistant Fire Chief John Buttino described it as "complication free." The fire company received the call at 1:32 p.m. More...

Police continue to investigate suspicious person reports

The Amherst police investigation into an attempted abduction on Twilight Lane have found that the incident was not of a dangerous nature. Detectives following up on a tip from a witness to the original complaint on Sept. More...

Editorial

Home fire prevention tips

Bee Editorial

During National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5 through 11, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however, we should practice fire safety all year long. More...

Spindle items

• IMPRESSIVE — After being warned all week that it would rain Saturday, I had planned on spending the day indoors. But when I left the gym at noon the skies seemed promising, so I decided to take a chance and make the best of it. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 4, 1883 His whole aim in life seemed to be bloodshed. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Staff at village library commended

The librarians at the Williamsville Library should be commended for their excellent project for children this summer. Children were asked to write an essay on their use of the library. They then turned it in at the library desk. More...

Hayes honored by Farm Bureau

In recognition of such strong legislative support, New York Farm Bureau has named a number of state legislators to its annual "Circle of Friends" list. More...

Bee sets election policy

Bee Group Newspapers will not publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard calls or political briefs on candidates or issues involved in the Nov. 4 election after the Oct. 22-23 editions. The editorial deadline for those editions is Friday, Oct. 17. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Estudio now accepting art registration Art registration for September 2008 to June 2009 will be accepted for watercolor, multimedia, furniture and canvas classes for all ages at Estudio, 16 Evans St. Call 634-5634. More...

Sports

Sweet Home downs South in divisional shootout

Homecoming football

Sweet Home football coach John Faller was waiting for his team to break out on offense against an opponent and he got his wish at the expense of Williamsville South last Friday in Williamsville South's homecoming game. More...

Amherst wins homecoming game over WS East, 21-14

The Amherst Central football team needed a big victory and they delivered in their homecoming game, knocking off previously undefeated West Seneca East, 21-14, last Friday at Dimp Wagner Field. More...

North sputters against Niagara-Wheatfield

The broken record that is the Williamsville North offense continues to struggle. The Spartans were out-gained 354-154 in a 28-7 loss to Niagara-Wheatfield last Saturday at North. More...

Business

Mitch Flynn of Flynn & Friends to speak at Chamber event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mitch Flynn, president of Flynn and Friends, will be the featured speaker at the Amherst Chamber's Breakfast with the Best event on Wednesday, Oct. 15. More...

President of Stand Advertising to live on roof of car dealership to raise awareness for Goodwill

Stand Advertising, in cooperation with Tops Friendly Markets and West Herr Automotive, is staging an event that will have all eyes on Goodwill of Western New York. During "Operation Donation," beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Village resident named Six Sigma director

Erie County has a new Six Sigma director. Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Deputy County Executive Al Hammonds have hired P. William Carey of Williamsville to head the administration's signature reform and efficiency program. More...