Weekly Feature



November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Honoring veterans

The Weinberg Campus on North Forest Road, Amherst, honored 100 residents who are veterans of American military service as part of a Veterans Day observance Tuesday afternoon. More...

COOKIES FOR A CAUSE

Cheryl Oliver of Amherst and son Alex Michalski purchase a box of cookies from Tops Markets employee Emily Arlotta on Saturday at the Robinson Road location. More...

Local News

Community News

The Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Beechwood Center, 2235 Millersport Highway, near North Forest Road. Call 862-BONE. More...

Take a risk to get where you want to be

Frederick Wilcox once said, "You can't steal second base and still keep your foot on first." Sometimes you need to take a risk to get where you want to be. 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 Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, for ages 2 and older with an adult. More...

Police Blotter

Child liberated from locked bedroom

(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...

Letters to the Editor

Senator- elect thanks voters

I wish to sincerely thank the residents of Amherst for honoring me with their votes and allowing me the opportunity to serve as your state senator in the 61st District, replacing retiring Sen. Mary Lou Rath. More...

Education

On the Campus

Michelle Jones of East Amherst is participating in an internship this fall through Oswego State College's Experience Based Education Program at the YMCA in Oswego. More...

Williamsville schools name 217 AP scholars

In recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Examinations last May, the College Board has named 217 Williamsville Central School District AP Scholars. More...

AP Scholars named at Amherst, Sweet Home

Amherst and Sweet Home central school districts had several students earn AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. More...

Sports

Panthers maul Chiefs in 'A' final, 39-19

Sweet Home win allows second chance at defending state champ Aquinas

Sweet Home's football team didn't care which school came out of Section V for the Far West Regional, so long as the Panthers would be the squad representing Section VI this Friday at the University at Buffalo. More...

History-making regional win for East girls soccer

For the first time in school history, Williamsville East will have a chance to win a state championship in girls soccer. More...

Symoniak wins Class B cross country state title

Brenna Symoniak capped off her 2008 cross country season like she has in every race — leading the pack. More...

Business

Business News

BNI, a network of business professionals, will feature Mary Stack, a loan officer for Premium Mortgage, who will speak on "What is going on in the Mortgage Industry these days?" at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Good Samaritan CareGivers' financial assistance program helps veterans, surviving spouses

Good Samaritan CareGivers, a Williamsville-based, in-home companion care company, is participating in a program that offers financial assistance benefits to veterans and their surviving spouses through an agreement with Veterans Care Advisors. More...

UB receives $7.6 million for AIDS research

A $7.6 million, seven-year contract awarded to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will provide the funds to train in-country laboratory specialists where HIV/AIDS infection rates are highest globally, te More...

Powered by the sun?

Town to seek solar energy proposals

Solar energy may be in the future for Town of Amherst buildings. The Town Board met with Nathan Rizzo of Solar Liberty Energy Systems during Monday's work session. More...

Volunteers needed to stuff 8,000 USO care packages

The United Service Organization and three Northrop Grumman Employee Recourse Groups are holding a Buffalo Family Days "Stuffing Party" to assemble 8,000 USA care packages for distribution to U.S. service members worldwide. More...

Jonathon Coté remembered

Book recalls work in Iraq

The family of Jonathon Coté will remember him with a candlelight vigil at his high school, the same week a book is released that addresses the young man's time in Iraq. More...

Town Clerk

Bucki named 'unofficial winner'

Airing on the side of caution, Democrat Deborah Bruch Bucki won't claim victory, but Erie County Board of Elections Commissioner Dennis Ward said it appears she is the "unofficial winner" for the position of Amherst town clerk. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town Board shows some bright thinking

Don't let the current lower prices on the gas pump fool you — fuel will remain a constant issue in our country. We are facing a battle that is really just beginning, and we should be doing everything to ease the problem. More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATS — Months ago I met an Amherst resident who had accepted the Team Cure Challenge through Roswell Park Cancer Institute, pledging to raise at least $3,600 and finish a 35-mile bike ride. More...

Spindle items

• LOST PET — Every night following a workday I always had one specific thing to look forward to: the greeting at the door from my adorable kitten, Murphy. 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

Robert Ljungberg, GM plastics manufacturer

Robert Ljungberg, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his home in Derby after a long illness. Born in Buffalo on Aug. 18, 1930, he was the son of Swedish and German immigrants. Mr. More...

Death Notice

FINOUT, Margaret E., formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. She is preceded in death by her brother, Guy Finout Jr. She is survived by her nephew, Guy Finout; niece, Jan Roberts; and great-nephew, Harry Ehrman. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

DAR chapter to meet at Beechwood Residence The Williams Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the meeting room at Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. More...

Lifestyles

Turkeys and babies?

It's also National Adoption Awareness Month

Laurice Thompson had tried for about a year to get pregnant. When that didn't work out, she knew adoption was the next logical step. "I didn't want to waste any more time," said Thompson, 38, of Amherst. More...

Mancuso-Schneider

Patricia and Stephen Mancuso of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Mancuso, to Geoff Schneider, son of Donna and Bruce Schneider of Amherst. More...

Colorado wedding features sunset reception

Meghan Mankowski married Matthew Hebard in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colo. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13 Beaver Full Moon Walk — Beavers are now active in their preparation for winter. Join Reinstein Woods as you try to spot their resident "busy" beavers, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Holiday

thurs. 13 Radio City Christmas Spectacular — Performances: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; 11 a.m., 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15; noon, 3:30, 7 p.m. Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19; 11 a.m. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 13 Landscape and Memory — Artist-in-residence screening with award-winning experimental filmmaker Cade Bursell who will present her project "Warming Trend" and other experimental films focusing on global warming, 8 p.m. More...