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January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WARM SENTIMENT

WARM SENTIMENT — Claire McLain and her mother Patti of East Amherst work on a blanket, which will be donated to the Linus Blanket Drive, at the Norman C. Vergils Community Center on Saturday. More...

SCOUTING

SCOUTING — Ethan Monkelbaan, 8, left, Michael Goodman, 10, and Connor Merrifield, 6, of Cub Scout Pack 455 get a close-up view of a snowplow during a tour of the Amherst Highway garage on Saturday. More...

Winterfest 2009 to be held Feb. 8

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will host Winterfest 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Glen Park, Glen Avenue. More...

Local News

Community News

Aspire, headquartered in Amherst, will hold Aspire Night on the Slopes from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Kissing Bridge North, Route 240, Glenwood. The event will benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Farrell announces candidacy for re-election

Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Amherst Town Court in this year's general election. More...

St. Mary's of Swormville wins Future City competition

A team of students from St. Mary's of Swormville in East Amherst has won the Western New York Regional National Engineers Week Future City competition. Their entry was titled "Shanti." St. 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

Lee applauded for great start

I want to applaud our new congressman, Chris Lee, for taking action to protect local businesses in his first week on the job. For more than 17 years, I have been the proud owner of a successful consignment store in Williamsville. More...

Education

Scholarship opportunities available

The following scholarship opportunities have been made available for residents: Housing Opportunities Made Equal will award a $1,000 Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship to a high school senior in Erie or Niagara County who, in addition to acad More...

School News

Sacred Heart Academy had 10 students take part in the third annual Student Conference on Leadership and Diversity sponsored by Buffalo Independent Secondary Schools Network. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free parent workshop series offered Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to enroll in a free parenting workshop offered by Read, Set, Parent! More...

Sports

Barth scores school record, North takes over ECIC I

Ever since losing to Jamestown, 60-52, on Dec. 11, Alex Barth and his Williamsville North teammates have circled Jan. 20 on their calendars. In the rematch, Alex Barth and his teammates did not disappoint. More...

Panthers' wrestling improve place finishes at ECICs

The development of the Sweet Home wrestling program was on display at the ECIC Tournament last Friday and Saturday at Clarence High School. More...

North girls edge South; Billies win overall

Williamsville Cup

It wasn't as close as last year, but Williamsville North beat Williamsville South in the girls competition of the Williamsville Cup last Wednesday at Transit Lanes. More...

Business

Business News

The Sheridan Animal Hospital, 2288 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, has donated $1,881 to the Pet Emergency Fund. More...

Daemen College opens new $15 million Research & Information Commons

The latest addition to the Daemen College campus — the $15 million, 45,000-square-foot Research & Information Commons — opened on Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting inside the building. More...

Wegmans ranks fifth on Fortune '100 Best Companies to Work For' list

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. More...

Mohan's State of the Town address discredited

Supervisor Satish Mohan's fourth State of the Town address included one statement that has since been largely discredited. More...

Snowman Festival

Isabella Redding, 6, and her brother, William, 7, put the finishing touches on their entry during the third annual Snowman Festival held Saturday at Bassett Manor. More...

Mill use workshop generates ideas; final plan expected by summer

A youth hostel? A bed and breakfast? What will become of the Williamsville Water Mill and the two adjacent structures? A group of residents gathered Saturday to answer that question. More...

Australia seeks guidance from Farrell on gambling court

In five days, Town of Amherst Judge Mark Farrell delivered three keynote speeches, held three two-hour workshops and was a guest on TV and radio shows to promote the benefits of Amherst's Gambling Court. And his efforts were worth it. More...

Sweet Home Board OKs pact with teachers' union

Members of the Sweet Home Board of Education have approved — with one dissenting vote — a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the district's teachers' union. More...

Editorial

State of the Town address lacked details

Bee Editorial

On Friday, government officials, Amherst Chamber of Commerce members and residents gathered at Classics V for the annual luncheon and State of the Town address. More...

Spindle items

• AFTER HOURS — Did I want to work this past Saturday, covering the Re-Use Workshop at Village Hall? No. But am I glad I did? Yes. I thought the workshop was quite educational. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1884 It is with sincere sorrow that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Nelson W. Blocher, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Blocher. More...

Police Blotter

Toddler locks mom out of house

Friday, Jan. 16 • An alarm was set off by balloons in a Harlem Road building. • A woman called while driving on Interstate 290 to report harassment. More...

Investigation continues in teen attack

Amherst police continue to investigate the attack and rape of a 17-year-old girl at Hopkins and Klein roads. According to the police report, she was jogging at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie J. Suggs, retired teacher

Marjorie J. Suggs (nee Frisbee), 87, of Snyder, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born April 20, 1921, in Dunkirk, she graduated from Lafayette High School in 1939. Mrs. More...

Rev. James P. Higgins, former Canisius High School president, teacher

The Rev. James P. Higgins, 54, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Born Nov. 3, 1954, in Buffalo, Rev. More...

Lynette T. Smith, former teacher, accomplished artist

Lynette Terry Smith, 95, of Snyder, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Mrs. Smith attended Buffalo grammar and high schools and graduated from Emerson College in Massachusetts and Buffalo State Teachers College. More...

Lifestyles

Musical comedy 'Wonderful Town' visits Williamsville South's stage

"I think of it as one of the best shows no one has ever heard of," said senior Taylor Gesel, of Williamsville South High School. More...

CELEBRATING ROBERT BURNS

CELEBRATING ROBERT BURNS — Allan McKenzie from Aberdeen Scotland makes the "Address to A Haggis" at a Scottish night celebration honoring the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns' 250th birthday at the Amherst Community Church in Snyder. More...

Amherst's Got Talent Contest looking for youth talent

Amherst's Got Talent Search will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Boulevard Mall Food Court. The contest is open to all youth dancers, singers, actors and musicians ages 12-20. Contestants must be prepared to perform on stage. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . After School Escape — Enjoy a fun outdoor experience to encourage children to play and interact with the natural world, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew. More...

Literature

sun. 1 . Poetry at the Burchfield-Penney More...

Speakers

thurs. 29 . From Paris Yesterday to New York Today (in 18 Hours) — W ith Albright-Knox Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...