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January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

LAST BABY OF 2008

LAST BABY OF 2008 — Tanya Tagg holds her new son, Blake, the "last baby of the year." He was born at 10:50 p.m. Dec. 31 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. More...

Manna named deputy supervisor

ZBA, Planning Board appointments tabled

In his second year on the Amherst Town Board, Mark Manna will serve as deputy supervisor. Supervisor Satish Mohan announced the appointment during Monday's reorganization meeting. More...

Man attacked for money on Windermere

Amherst police are seeking four or five males suspected of robbing a man Monday evening. According to Assistant Chief Timothy Green, the 24-year-old male victim was walking on Windermere Boulevard at 6:50 p.m. More...

SENATOR

SENATOR — New York State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso, left, administers the oath of office to Michael H. Ranzenhofer with his wife Susan by his side on Dec. 30 at the University at Buffalo's Center For Tomorrow. More...

Local News

Catholic Charities of Buffalo appoints director of advancement

Catholic Charities has appointed Anne Ryan of Williamsville as director of advancement. Ryan, whose appointment was effective Dec. 15, has 20 years of experience in not-for-profit and government service in Western New York. More...

Meetings will address reassessment of properties

As part of the annual assessment program, the Town of Amherst is undertaking a town wide revaluation of all real property for the 2009 tax assessment roll. More...

Weinberg Campus to host financial fair, open house

Weinberg Campus will host a financial planning fair and open house from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2700 N. Forest Road, near J.J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst. 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

Basketball tourney a success

Thank you to all those involved in the fifth annual Williamsville Holiday Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Jolly Boys of Williamsville. It was held Dec. 29-30 at Williamsville South. The tournament was a tremendous success. More...

Education

Fordham has two crowning moments

For the past few months, TaNisha Fordham said she has smiled a little bigger, walked prouder and spoken at more events than she ever imagined, all the result of recent recognition from the university she attends and a national competition. More...

St. Gregory the Great posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents, students at St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Museum's Robert Burns Supper slated A traditional Robert Burns Supper celebrating Scotland's famous poet will be held at Amherst Museum on Friday, Jan. 23. More...

Sports

North ends East's tournament win streak

Girls basketball

Since the Williamsville East Holiday Tournament began five years ago, only the Lady Flames have taken home first-place honors. Not this year. More...

Spartans continue tourney dominance

Nor th's defense overpowers South in Jolly Boys final

Williamsville North has a knack for winning regular-season boys basketball tournaments and the trend continued last week. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets AJ Swannie 267, 242, 200 — 709; J. Maine 268, 249 — 698; M. Gaiser 236, 234 — 660; J. Gesel 227, 222, 213 —662; B. Crossley 225, 219 —642; J. More...

Business

Business News

The Parachute Group, a networking and discussion group for those who have lost their jobs or are otherwise seeking employment, meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder. More...

Point of View to hold close out sale on retirement

After 33 years of business with three different owners, Point of View will be retiring. More...

AfterHours becomes area's first urgent-care center to offer appointments

AfterHours Medical Care, Lifetime Health Medical Group's urgent-care service, will now see patients on a same-day appointment basis. AfterHours was previously a walk-in service. More...

Mohan undecided on seeking second term

Kindel, Weinstein plan to run

Three Town Board seats and the position of supervisor will be in contention this fall, and the political scene is already taking shape as candidates make their intentions known. More...

Board denies pay raise

Any pay raise for the town's 20 exempt employees is on hold during contract negotiations with the local Civil Service Employees Association. More...

Mother killed in one-car accident on I-990

A Lockport mother driving with her two children was killed in a one-car accident on Interstate 990 this past weekend. The Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit was called to the scene at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Community News

The Foundation for Quality Care's First Line Nurse Manager Program was recently completed by 21 Western New York nurses, including: Kristen Bohin, unit manager at Elderwood Health Care at Oakwood in Amherst and Maureen McCooey, supervisor of Ha More...

PASSING THE TIME

PASSING THE TIME — Trevor Searns, 7, and his brother, Andrew, 10, play their Nintendo game systems while their sister, Becca, 13, competes in a hockey game at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. More...

Christmas tree pickup schedule set

The Town of Amherst Highway Department has started picking up Christmas trees and will continue through Jan. 23. After that, tree pickup will be handled through Refuse Control. For information, contact the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117. More...

Editorial

Meals on Wheels volunteers deserve recognition

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Meals on Wheels program honors its more than 350 volunteers every spring. They have a nice lunch in the comfortable Senior Center and enjoy an afternoon of comradery. More...

Spindle items

• PART OF HISTORY — Are you attending the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Washington? We'd like to hear from you. We 're looking for a few residents to speak with us by phone Wednesday, Jan. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 10, 1884 The ice gatherers have been rapidly filling their houses this week. Mr. Amos Hinkley reports there were twenty burials in the Williamsville Cemetery in 1883. Our townsman, W.G. More...

Police Blotter

Hockey player stops traffic

Friday, Dec. 26 • A Chicory Lane resident reported that someone took a reindeer from the front lawn. • Police were called to Wehrle Drive about two males in a van "baking" cocaine and shooting up. More...

Registration open for Citizen Police Academy

The Amherst Police Department will be offering a spring session of its Citizen Police Academy, beginning Feb. 10. The academy, developed for the purpose of educating the public on the functions of the Police Department, holds classes at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Harold G. Bergwall, retired real estate agent, World War II veteran

Harold G. Bergwall, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Jamestown, he attended Bennett High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. More...

Mike Kelly, longtime Williamsville South coach

Mike Kelly, 62, who coached sports at Williamsville South for 28 years and was a special education teacher for 33 years, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, after losing a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. More...

James H. Finley Jr., engineer, Army veteran

James H. Finley Jr., 80, of Amherst, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in Buffalo General Hospital. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Finley graduated from Buffalo Technical High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Finley was drafted into the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Laughter Club: Laughing for the health of it

While the Christmas season is supposed to bring us joyous cheer, filling our souls with love and forgiveness, there are many people who find grief knocking at their door. More...

Early-stage dementia support group seeking new members

Members of the Memory Movers at the Mall, a support group for people experiencing early-stage dementia and their caretakers, invite others to join them every Wednesday at 11 a.m. 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. Book Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, hosted by librarian Raya Then. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . After School Escape — Enjoy a fun outdoor experience to encourage children to play and interact with the natural world. For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and their caregivers, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

fri. 9 . Family Night at the Albright-Knox — Enjoy a performance by the Buffalo Contemporary Dance Troupe as part of Gusto at the Gallery, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Theater

thurs. 8 . American Rhapsody — Wr itten and directed by Randall Kramer, the musical is a celebration and exploration of American music and the American spirit. More...