Weekly Feature



November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic laws reviewed as Harlem Road roundabouts completed

Getting through the Kensington Harlem-Cleveland section of town should be a lot easier with the completion of a major road reconstruction project. But there is the issue of getting used to the roundabouts to consider. More...

TOUGH CHOICE

TOUGH CHOICE — St. Benedict second-graders Camrin Brown, left, and Samantha Klaybor stand by the school's voting booth, which was used Monday to decide between Popsicles and fudge-sicles. More...

Local News

WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

WOMAN OF DISTINCTION — Sen. Mary Lou Rath has named Kristina M. Young of Clarence a New York State Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senate District. More...

Community News

Dan Predmore of Amherst, a photographer/artist, and Mark Callen of Williamsville, a photographer, have been selected to exhibit pieces in this year's Christmas in the Country. The show will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. More...

Rites to remember veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, the American Legion will decorate veterans' graves in Forest Lawn Cemetery, at the corner of Main Street and Delevan Avenue in Buffalo. Legion members will begin decorating at 8:15 a.m., and at 9 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

'Boyfriend' takes car — last name unknown

(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...

Man jumps through patrol car window while handcuffed, injured

Amherst Police Officer Gregg Huller recently handled an odd driving-while-intoxicated arrest. According to Huller's report, he arrested Eric Burkhard, 24, of Cheektowaga, for DWI at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, on Maynard Drive. More...

Football game to benefit Hunter's Hope

The New York State Correctional Officer and Police Benevolent Association has planned the Hunter's Hope Football Classic. The game will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 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

Wild' about Western New York

Local author, photographer captures the beauty of the region

Here is a book you most certainly may judge by its cover. Local author and photographer David Lawrence Reade is excited to present his latest creation, "Western New York Wild: Celebrating Our Rich Natural Heritage, More...

On the Campus

Madison Levine of Williamsville has enrolled as a freshman at Lake Forest College and been awarded a Deerpath Academic Scholarship and a Gates Leadership Scholarship. Levine is a graduate of Buffalo Seminary. More...

In the Military

Shawn Lutz has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Lutz, son of Anna Lutz of Little Robin Road, graduated from Williamsville North High School in 2003. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

fri. 7 . Play Late 'til Eight — Kids can explore the museum from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. 655-5131, www. exploreandmore. org . More...

Theater

thurs. 6 . Twelfth Night — S hakespeare's much-loved romantic comedy is presented by Buffalo State College and Casting Hall Productions. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 and continues at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8, 13-15, and 2 p.m. Nov. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 6 . A Tribute to Derek Jarman — Part of the Hallwalls 20th Year Anniversary of Ways in Being Gay: Ways In/Between Gender Festival. More...

Exclusive to the Web

Town Clerk race too close to name official winner

As of Tuesday morning, with 86 percent of districts reporting, Democrat Deborah Bruch Bucki has a lead over Republican Marjory Jaeger More...

Energy

Williamsville School administration suggests statewide co-op

In a recent audit, the Williamsville Central School District learned of energy cost-saving ideas and came up with one of its own. More...

Treatment plant superintendent appointed

The Amherst Town Board appears to have found the right woman for the job. More...

Village, town welcome new species of trees

Flowering crabapples, maples, ornamental pears and sycamores will grace the residential streets of the Village of Williamsville after this weekend's tree planting. This Saturday and Sunday, Nov. More...

Village resident participates in 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

It is seven days of chaos put into an hour-long TV show that changes a family's life forever. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," an ABC-TV series, builds homes for families dealing with extreme challenges in an attempt to make their lives easier. More...

Editorial

Sidewalk issues no longer being pushed aside

Bee Editorial

Whether you are being told to install a sidewalk, clear one of snow, or replace one ruined by a tree root, sidewalks can be quite a headache for town residents. More...

Spindle items

• GOOD RIDDANCE — As you open this edition of The Amherst Bee, something great is occurring — the 2008 election season is wrapping up. The votes have been cast, and hopefully, the results are official. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 8, 1883 At St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eggertsville, the celebration of the four hundredth birthday of Martin Luther will be observed on Sunday next. 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

Honor veterans for service

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month every year, veterans in Erie County, New York State and across the country assemble to remember their fellow comrades who have fallen in all the past wars. More...

Obituaries

Deaths

MALO, J. Howard, of Williamsville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. He is preceded in death by his son, Gregory. He is survived by his wife, Pearl (nee Long), and son, Stephen. Services will be private with an interment in Rawdon, Quebec. More...

Sports

Sweet Home dominates WS East, 46-0

Panthers to make fourth Class A title appearance

The West Seneca East football team found out that if you give Sweet Home's offense a short field to work with, they will make you pay. More...

Amherst's Symoniak wins Class B

Cross country sectionals

Brenna Symoniak stayed focused and wound up as a champion at last Friday's Section VI Championships at Elma Meadows Golf Course. More...

Class A title gives East girls soccer redemption

All season, the goal for the Williamsville East girls soccer team has been to win the Section VI Class A championship. Mission accomplished. More...

Business

Sports Training pumps out results with hint of family vibe

Friend first. Mentor second. This is the motivational method Joseph DiPietro practices to get the results he seeks from his clients at Cutting Edge Sports Training. More...

Chiropractor honored with Rising Star Award

James Schaffstall of Schaffstall Chiropractic focuses his practice on corrective and preventive care. More...

Meetings

Funeral home to hold seminar The Daniel Smolarek Funeral Home will offer a free funeral preplanning and elder law seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Columns Banquet Facility, 2221 Transit Road at Seneca Street, Elma. More...