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October 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HOMECOMING

HOMECOMING — Williamsville North High School's 2008 homecoming king and queen were crowned during the pep assembly on Friday. This year's royal court was led by Teresa Sprow and Steve Brannen. The homecoming game was played Saturday. More...

Audit shows Williamsville School District in excellent financial position

As New York State braces for the worst following the economic crisis on Wall Street and budget concerns across the board, there is some good news for the Williamsville Central School District. The annual audit, presented at the Oct. More...

SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME — Jeff Rudzinski, a senior member of The Ohio State University Marching Band sousaphone section from Amherst, struts out to dot the "i" in the famous "Script Ohio" formation at the Oct. More...

Local News

Political News

Democrat Jerry Schad, candidate for the 148th Assembly seat, will hold an event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Amherst Democrat headquarters, 3370 Sheridan Drive. Admission is $25 or $40 for a couple. Visit www.jerryschad.com. More...

Absentee voting under way at Board of Elections

The Erie County Board of Elections will be open for absentee voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each working day until and including Monday, Nov. 3. In addition, the office will be open for absentee voting until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; Tuesday, Oct. More...

Conference open to WNY parents

This year's state Gifted Education Conference will be held at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. More...

Police Blotter

Can you hear me now? Cell phone frustration reported

(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, Oct. More...

Woman, 19, charged in stabbing

Amherst police have arrested a 19-year-old Eggertsville woman and charged her with assault and weapons possession after an early morning domestic incident in her Allenhurst Road apartment. Police responded at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Edward D. Holyoke M.D., retired colonel

Edward Douglas Holyoke M.D., 79, of Sandy Pond, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. Born on Dec. 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, Mr. More...

Death

STOCKER, Harold R., of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Mr. Stocker was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Leon. More...

Education

School News

Nativity of Mark School and Noah's Ark Pre-K will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8550 Main St., corner of Harris Hill. For information, call 633-7441. More...

School News

Kadimah School of Buffalo will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the school, 1085 Eggert Road in Amherst. The schools offers programming for students 18 months through eighth grade. More...

School News

Mount St. Mary Academy will feature a fall concert and Italian dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Lifestyles

The Incredible Isles and Irish dancing... introducing the ASO's 63rd season

"I immerse myself in whatever I'm playing. More...

Dine out on Tuesday to help Meals on Wheels

This Tuesday, Oct. 28, 18 area restaurants from Clarence to Blasdell and Amherst to Lackawanna will participate in a fundraiser called Because You Care - We Share to help a worthwhile cause: feeding those unable to feed themselves. More...

55 years marked by family gathering

Sophie Marie and Norman N. Nowakowski of Lancaster celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Norman N. Nowakowski married the former Sophie Marie Krajewski on Oct. 17, 1953, at St. Gabriel's Church in Elma. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23 . VeggieTales: God Made You Special Live Tour — This 80-minute musical stage presentation will feature Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and other popular characters from the animated VeggieTales TV and DVD series, More...

Halloween

thurs. 23 . Scare at the Fair & Dark Raven Manor — It's time for frightening fun at Scare at the Fair with two buildings filled with five different haunted houses and one R-rated haunted house (must be 17 years More...

Festivals

sat. 25 . Beer & Wine Festival < /BOL D> — Pee k'n Pea k Reso rt an d Spa h osts this feature a combination of microbreweries and local and regional wineries, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Schratz suggests down-zoning Maple Road parcel

The last time such a heated discussion about the proposed mixed-use facility on Maple Road took place it was a warm night in June — when the board rezoned the land to make way for the project. More...

Board expected to vote Monday on budget

Last chance for changes

As the town's tentative 2009 budget stood on Monday, the tax levy was less than this year, Supervisor Satish Mohan said, but board members are still proposing amendments that could change the bottom line. The $115. More...

Kindel named chairman of town's Conservative Party

After spending his entire life as a Republican, Bill Kindel switched party affiliation last year, citing several grievances with the Town of Amherst's GOP. He chose to register as a member of the Conservative Party and on Oct. More...

HOCKEY NIGHT

HOCKEY NIGHT — Transit Middle School hosted a Sports and Socializing Night for grades five and six on Friday night, which included a scooter hockey game. More...

Editorial

Chamber's 'bailout' seminars are priceless

Bee Editorial

Almost everyone is "in it" — and thanks to the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, they'll "be in it together." Difficult economic times are no longer a possibility; they are a reality. The consequences are now a daily battle for many businesses. More...

Spindle items

• RESPECT — Had I not received the call I did Thursday morning, I wouldn't have been writing about a near and possibly horrible incident. On Oct. 14, I was driving home on Millersport Highway at 9 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 25, 1883 Philadelphia has a real, live hero in the person of "Reddy" Shannon, a stevedore. He is credited with rescuing 165 men and boys from drowning. 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

Jaeger is best choice for clerk

What do we want in our town clerk? Good solid values, a strong work ethic and a true concern for our town. Marjory Jaeger has all these qualities, but what also sets her apart from her opponent is that she is the best qualified for the job. More...

Jaeger qualified to be town clerk

Marjory Jaeger has my support for town clerk. She has worked since college gaining experience and knowledge in the workplace. Her work ethic and high standards have earned her a management position. More...

Expertise is key for clerk position

The two candidates for Amherst town clerk are both, I am sure, very nice people who have served on town committees and have good values. So what separates them? More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Barnes and Noble to hold book fair Barnes and Noble will host a book fair to support the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. With every purchase on Monday, Oct. More...

Sports

North loses to Cheektowaga in OT heartbreaker

Homecoming football game

Williamsville North remained winless after its homecoming game with Cheektowaga last Saturday but the Spartans left everything on the field. More...

Amherst field hockey ends North's unbeaten ECIC streak

For the first time in two years, Williamsville North lost a field hockey game to an ECIC opponent. The Lady Spartans fell to Amherst, 1-0, last Wednesday on the Lady Tigers' Dimp Wagner Field. More...

East, North tennis qualify doubles teams for sectionals

Williamsville East continued its stranglehold on high school girls tennis with a strong showing at the ECIC Doubles Tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Village Glen Tennis Club. More...

Business

Snyder Bar and Grill: new name, same friendly atmosphere

Mary Beth Saraceno began working in the bar and grill industry as a financially struggling college student. More...

Eastern Mountain Sports opens new, larger store

Continuing as western New York's oldest outdoor retailer, Eastern Mountain Sports opens a new location in Amherst at Boulevard Consumer Square, 1701 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 300. More...

360 PSG wins Chamber of Commerce Commitment to Excellence Award

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2008 Business of the Year awards, with 360 Professional Services Group winning the Commitment to Excellence Technology Award. More...