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October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Purchasing director position included in 2009 budget

During Monday's special budget meeting, the Amherst Town Board voted 5-2 to provide funding for a purchasing director at a cost of $86,120 in 2009. More...

TA DA

TA DA — Magician Jacob Carter performs to a full house during Heritage Heights Elementary School's variety show held Thursday evening. The third-grader is pictured performing one of his tricks. More...

Local News

AN HONOR

AN HONOR — Mike and Janie Piemonte of Amherst have been named honorary chairs of the 16th annual Kevin Guest House Affaire of the Heart. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. More...

Correction

Molinaro's New York Style Pizzeria, winner of best wings at the Pizza & Wing Fling, is located at 9364 Transit Road, Amherst. The address was incorrect in a cutline in the Oct. 15 edition. More...

Walsh to retire as Senior Center director

Last day Nov. 25

During her tenure as executive director of the Center for Senior Services, Mary Ellen Walsh worked for and saw the completion of an extensive facility. And in less than a month, on Nov. 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

John A. Kujawa, USPS training technician, bartender

John A. Kujawa, 61, of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Buffalo on July 11, 1947, Mr. More...

George A. Lankes, former FBI agent, educator

George A. Lankes, 95, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born and raised on the East Side of Buffalo, Mr. Lankes graduated from Sacred Heart School and St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. More...

Helen N. Paterson, longtime resident, active church member

Helen N. Paterson (nee Norris), 93, formerly of Snyder, died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in the McKinnley Court Nursing Home in Decatur, Ill. Born Feb. 21, 1915, in Wall, Pa., Mrs. Paterson was the daughter of Olive and Charles Norris. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parachute Group sets meeting The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career transition, meets every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

Halloween...

It's not just for kids

'Tis the season to be scared out of your pants. More...

St. Leo's craft show to be held

St. Leo the Great School will host a fall craft show with over 80 tables from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at 903 Sweet Home Road. Santa will be there from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 834-8962. More...

Couple honeymoon in Costa Rica after Kenmore nuptials

Angelica Szafranski married Brandon Scott Martino during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Kenmore United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Peter LeValley officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

fri. 31 & sat. 1 . The Skies of the Harvest — Skies of Harvest shows the current autumn night sky, 7 p.m. Fridays and 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 15, Ferguson Planetarium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 30 . Fall Art Class for Seniors — Session 1: From 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 30. Session 2: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays (Nov. 6, 13 and 20), St. Columban Center, 6892 Lakeshore Road, Derby; $. Pre-registration required. More...

Speakers

thurs. 30 . Boxed Lunch Seminars — Rob Thompson, author of "The Bills are Due," which covers three generations of players for the Buffalo Bills, will speak at this Thursday's Boxed Lunch Seminar, noon, Oct. More...

Adopted 2009 budget includes tax decrease

A $100,000 house to save $15

It's less than 1.5 percent, but the town's 2009 general budget includes a small tax rate decrease. Following a two-hour session on Monday, the Amherst Town Board adopted the $116.7 million spending plan by a vote of 4-3. More...

Election 2008

Congressional, state races to be decided

The candidates have done their part, the debates are over, the campaign trails have come to an end. All attention now turns to the voters. (See profiles on pages 8-9) Election 2008 will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. More...

Village Board plans public hearing following drive-through complaints

Over the past several months, the Village Board has received complaints about the noise pollution coming from drive-through services near residential properties. More...

PUMPKIN PICKN'

PUMPKIN PICKN' — Jensen Davis, 6 months, selects his first pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence during a recent visit with his parents, Cassie and Brian Davis of Amherst. More...

Editorial

Keep your trick-or-treater safe this Halloween

Bee Editorial

With our little ghosts and goblins venturing out into the night this Friday to seek sweet treats, it's time for parents to think about safety. More...

Spindle items

• SPEAK WHEN NECESSARY — By taking instruction in martial arts, I have learned the value of just listening. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 1, 1883 Any one wishing to buy a good horse should read George Monnier's advertisement in another column. A good sized audience should greet Rev. D. H. More...

Police Blotter

Unwanted Halloween decorations spur complaint

(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, Oct. More...

Police continue to investigate Delta Road shooting

On Oct. 22, at 8:48 a.m., Amherst police responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Delta Road. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Tyrone Pennick, 32, with at least two gunshot wounds. More...

Education

Top students find time to give back to youths, community

Williamsville North Student Council proudly 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

Lisa Burrows-MacLean will give a presentation on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, co-morbidity with learning disabilities and evidence-based treatment options at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

BRIGADOON

BRIGADOON — John and Kristen Smigielski of Williamsville will perform in The Aurora Players' production of "Brigadoon," opening Nov. 1 at the Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, South Grove Street, East Aurora. More...

Sports

East girls tennis dominates sectionals

Khmylev repeats in singles; Rusk-Manuel earns doubles title

For the second straight year, the Williamsville East girls tennis team dominated the Section VI Championships. More...

Sweet Home defense shuts out Amherst, 25-0

Football

Defense usually wins championships and Sweet Home's is playing at the top of their game as the Panthers' quest for their first Class A state championship continues. More...

Flames burn Bulldogs, extend win streak to three

No pun intended but after a 1-4 start, the Williamsville East Flames' football team has been on fire. More...

Business

Oh My Dog! Daycare and Grooming Spa opens in Village of Williamsville

Williamsville is home to the area's only full-time service dog spa, according to Oh My Dog! chief executive officer and co-owner Leanne Powers. More...

Less dust found in homes with Trane CleanEffects

New studies conducted by Environmental Health Engineering and professors at the Harvard School of Public Health show that installation of Trane CleanEffects, a whole-house air cleaner, reduces dust accumulation in the home by more than 50 percent. More...

Michael's Antique Jewelry to close doors after 11 years in village

From the Marine Midland Center in Downtown Buffalo, to Main Street in Williamsville, Michael Blawatt has dealt in gems and jewelry for 39 years through his business Michael's Antique Jewelry. More...