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December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Christmas Tree Shops opens

Christmas Tree Shops, a New England-based company, has announced the opening of its ninth store in New York. More...

Cancer survivor featured in national calendar

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Doctors diagnosed Amherst native Karen Bjornland Desjardins with breast cancer at age 36, colon cancer at 44 and ovarian cancer at 47. Despite these adversities, she has not given up. More...

'Seasons in the Village' to be held Dec. 6

Enjoy this holiday season during the Williamsville Business Association's "Seasons in the Village — A Family Tradition" on Saturday, Dec. 6. 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

Congratulations Sweet Home football

I would like to congratulate the Sweet Home football program and especially head coach John Faller, on winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championship. More...

Community owed thanks for support

As we celebrate the holidays and remember the special people and things we are grateful for, we cannot help but be thankful for all the generosity that the Amherst and Buffalo community has shown us. More...

Scout popcorn sale breaks record

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America is excited to announce a record-breaking accomplishment. More...

Education

Spartan Spot honorees active in school, community

Williamsville North Student Council 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

Heim Middle School's Spirit Club held a food and personalcare item drive to benefit local pantries last month. The drive collected nearly 2,200 items. Kadimah School of Buffalo will hold an open house at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll

Sweet Home Middle School has announced that the following students have achieved honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 8 James A. Abbarno, Eman Abdelfadeel, Lanya A. Abdulkarem, Shereen R. Abdullah, Isaac A. More...

Lifestyles

ASO combines old family traditions with new multimedia

For the first time in Amherst Symphony Orchestra history, the Christmas concert will use multimedia during the holiday program. "A Family Holiday," the ASO's Dec. More...

Aniskiewicz-Madej

Esther Aniskiewicz of Williamsville and Donald Aniskiewicz of Davidsonville, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Aniskiewicz, to Jeffrey Madej, son of Linda and Ronald Madej of Tonawanda. More...

Bridal bouquet holds charms honoring grandparents

Megan Rae Traynor married Joshua Lee Malecki in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at St. Louis Church in Buffalo. Monsignor David G. LiPuma officiated. More...

Business

Business News

Weinberg Campus in Amherst was awarded the newly added Health Services Memory Cup from the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter. The team, led by Nicole Passantino, raised more than $4,000. More...

Muleskinner Antiques marks 35th anniversary

"Once in a while someone comes in with a treasure," said Ron Korman, owner of Muleskinner Antiques. And having been in the business for 35 years he knows treasures when he sees them. More...

Your business is news

The Bee publishes news about local businesses and their employees. We also welcome news about hirings, promotions and individual honors. More...

Pilot program will determine cost of clearing residential sidewalks

The goal is to find how much it would cost for the town Highway Department to clear residential sidewalks along major thoroughfares. More...

Courts rules against Mohan's appeal — board does hiring

Police Club lawsuit

To date, the Town of Amherst has spent nearly $48,000 to be told that Supervisor Satish Mohan can't be the sole decision maker on police hiring. More...

Editorial

Can what the Town Board does be called work?

Bee Editorial

Deputy Supervisor Shelly Schratz's resolution "Putting the Work Session to Work in 2009" was approved at Monday's meeting, but given that the board failed to do any work, one would expect members to deny such a resolution. More...

Spindle items

• SWEET VICTORY — Sweet Home's 35-28 victory over Burnt Hills for the Class A state football championship on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse has brought together the entire Sweet Home community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 6, 1883 The question of dividing Erie County is now agitating the Board of Supervisors, consequent on a resolution offered by Supervisor Foster of Marilla. The Bee is decidedly opposed to a division of the County. More...

Police Blotter

'Joke' found in trunk, not body

Friday, Nov. 21 • On Kaymar Drive, a loud party was reportedly "spilling out onto (the) front lawn." All was quiet outside when police arrived. Police located people partying in a basement who were advised to turn off music. More...

North student arrested in connection with computer hacking

Amherst police detectives have made an arrest in connection with the hacking of the computer system at Williamsville North High School. Robert C. More...

Fire districts plan elections

Residents of the Eggertsville and Snyder fire districts will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to elect commissioners. Michael Boehm is running unopposed for an Eggertsville commissioner's position. The polls will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Laurence M. Potembski, plant manager

Laurence M. Potembski, 50, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Born in Buffalo in 1958, he graduated from Williamsville South High School in 1976 and from Chowan College in North Carolina in 1978. Mr. More...

Marian R. Rosenberry, former Amherst teacher

Marian Ruth Rosenberry, 82, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2008. Born in Buffalo in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ruth and Eduard Metz, former Amherst supervisor. Mrs. More...

Myra Leed, former teacher, active church member

Myra Leed (nee Shimp), 100, of Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Born in Denver, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1907, she graduated from Denver High School in 1923. Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Admission waived for children at museum During the month of December, children with a paying adult will be able to visit the Amherst Museum at no cost. More...

Sports

Billies' defense needs upgrade for team's success

Williamsville South had one of the most electrifying offenses in the area last year. But down the stretch, their defense cost them several games, including a first-round exit in the Section VI playoffs. More...

Winter previews to continue next week

With the winter sports teams ready for their time in the spotlight, The Bee will continue running previews for the squads of the winter season by highlighting the hockey and wrestling teams as well as the Sweet Home boys basketball team in next wee More...

Sharks motivated to win MMA hoops crown

There's plenty of motivation for the Sacred Heart girls basketball team to win the Monsignor Martin Association championship this winter. The Sharks had a good shot to win it last year but lost in triple overtime to Nardin in the semifinals. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 4 . Bicentennial Victorian Christmas Eve — Located at the Bond/Hawley House, this National Register home built in 1824 will be the setting for period music, tours of the home and its inhabitants by docents, More...

Concerts

thurs. 4 .Singer/songwriter Judy Collins wil l be performing songs from her more than 40-year career at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall. More...

Symphony

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