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March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

PR professional finds freedom on the fairway

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dick Shaner Jr. has adapted to numerous changes in the public relations field in the last three decades. Communication is faster, but building relationships between clients and customers remains a constant. And he still enjoys golf, too. More...

IRISH PRIDE

IRISH PRIDE — Rince Na Tiarna dancers, from left, Mary Bamrick, 13; Katrina McCollum, 11; and Ciera Rogers, 12, performed at the 27th annual Amherst Gaelic League St. Patrick's party held Friday at the Hearthstone Manor. More...

Woman charged in hit-and-run accident

Amherst police investigators have made an arrest in the March 7 hit-and-run that injured two students near Daemen College. The arrest came late Thursday night, March 12, according to Capt. More...

Local News

Fashion show provides prom dresses at discount

Amherst Central High School held a fashion show on March 11 as a way to make sure everyone was properly prepared for prom season, Students were asked to donate slightly used dresses, which were modeled by senior girls during the show and auctioned More...

Proposed tax levy increase at 3.97 percent

Amherst schools

Amherst Central Business Administrator Greg Kern unveiled a proposed 3.97 percent tax levy increase for the 2009-10 budget in his latest numbers to the Amherst School Board at the March 10 meeting. More...

Presentation addresses life after deployment

The Daemen College Social Work Department will present "Listening to the Unheard: Identifying the Needs of Returning Veterans and their Families — Implications for the Western New York Community." A part of National Social Work Month, the p More...

Police Blotter

Females damage store on handicap cart

Friday, March 6 • An accident was reported on Interstate 990. The driver, a woman who had recently had a baby, reportedly fell asleep and hit a guardrail. More...

Police make 16 weekend DWI arrests

Numerous DWI arrests kept Amherst police busy during the weekend. Police reported that 16 DWI arrests were made between Friday evening and Monday morning. More...

Obituaries

Ursula Reszka, concentration camp survivor

Ursula Reszka (nee Wolter), 87, a resident of the Rosa Coplon Home on the Weinberg Campus in Getzville, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Mrs. More...

Sr. Mary Leo Knauber, Catholic school educator

Sister Mary Leo Knauber, 84, a Sister of St. Francis in Williamsville, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, in St. Mary of the Angels Health Care Center in Williamsville. More...

Lawrence C. Bauer Jr., maintenance supervisor for Annunciation Church

Lawrence C. Bauer Jr., 66, of Depew, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. Bauer was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Buffalo, and served in the United States Army under the 168th Engineer Battalion during the Vietnam War. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Museum announces lunchtime lecture series Amherst Museum's New Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series will begin March 18, welcoming visitors to spend their lunch hour or lunchtime in the museum. Lectures will be given on a variety of topics. More...

Sports

Newark ends Amherst's playoff run

Girls basketball

Amherst's unbelievable postseason run is over. More...

Sharks leave their mark at state Catholic playoffs

Sacred Heart did not end their season with a state Catholic championship but they have no reason to hang their heads. More...

Fundraiser slated for fallen Sweet Home football star

Life couldn't have been better for Deshanaro Morris. The Sweet Home junior was coming off a banner football season, rushing for 1,503 yards, scoring 25 touchdowns and recording 127 tackles on defense. More...

Business

CAREERstarters Seminar teaches young adults about the job market

Young adults entering the job market are discovering it's tough to find any kind of employment, let alone employment that suits their specific personality and interests. More...

Zetti's opens second location

At a time when many in the restaurant business are scaling back or even closing their doors, one locally owned Italian restaurant continues to grow. More...

Buffalo Broadcasters Association elects board

The Buffalo Broadcasters Association, headquartered in Williamsville, has elected its slate of officers. More...

Mohan will not seek second term

Amherst Town Supervisor Satish Mohan will not be seeking a second term. (See editorial on page four) He held a press conference Friday afternoon, ending rumors that he planned to run for re-election. More...

Property owners have until March 27 to schedule challenge meeting

Residents wishing to challenge their new preliminary assessment have until Friday, March 27, to schedule an informal hearing. More...

Two coffee shops to open soon along Main Street

The company Coffee Culture will soon be making its debut in the United States with five area locations, including one in Williamsville. More...

PURIM PARTY

PURIM PARTY — Youths gathered at the Chabab House in Amherst on March 10 to celebrate Purim. Showing off their costumes, are, from left, Baruch-Zalman Mehrenberg, 4; Yosef-Haim Elmaleh, 10; Batya-Brocha Elmaleh, 4; and Aharon-Aryeh Elmaleh, 7. More...

Wording of petition law questioned

Citizens' efforts to downsize the Amherst Town Board may hit a legal wall. New York State law concerning the size of the board doesn't exactly fit Amherst's dimensions. More...

Community News

The UB Women's Club has elected its officers for 2009: president, Ellen Pierino; vice president, Lois Kelly; treasurer, Linda Eaton; recording secretary, Marion Schultz; corresponding secretary, Joyce Lenda; and members-at-large, Terri James, More...

Editorial

Mohan smart to end political career

Bee Editorial

During several recent conversations with Amherst residents and town employees, we have learned that Supervisor Satish Mohan is respected as an individual. But opinions about him as a supervisor aren't in line with that first thought. More...

Spindle items

• HOME BUYING — I have often hoped for the day I could stop writing rent checks and instead make a mortgage payment, but it never seemed like the right time to take on that responsibility. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 20, 1884 A neck-tie social will be held at the residence of Mrs. H. Gotwalt on Tuesday evening, March 25. Each lady is requested to bring an apron and a neck-tie of the same material. Monday night about eleven o'clock, Mr. 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

Law should require assessment cap

I'm requesting that the Town Board contact the New York State Association of Towns in Albany and do exactly what I'm asking this board to do for all state towns. More...

Girls hockey needs to be part of budget

Girls have just as much ambition to succeed on the ice as the boys do and need to be given the opportunity to prove themselves at a high school varsity level. On Feb. More...

Support stem cell research

On Monday, March 9, President Barack Obama signed an executive order lifting the restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, making way for a policy that will allow scientists to explore the full promise and potential of this e More...

Education

School News

Participation in the prekindergarten program is open to any 4-year-old who resides in the Amherst Central School District. More...

Smallwood teacher named physical educator of the year

Smallwood Drive Elementary teacher Jennifer Higgins will be honored as Eastern District Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education at its national convention in Tampa, Fla., More...

Sherman honored with St. Bonaventure award

St. Bonaventure University's Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication has named senior Jennifer Sherman as the recipient of the 2009 Dr. Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise Award. More...

Lifestyles

Serio- Tuck

Judith A. Serio of Williamsville and Franklin J. Serio of Scottsdale, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Jude Serio, to Robert Scott Tuck, son of Donna and Ross Tuck of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. More...

Sullivan-Noah

Nancy and Joe Sullivan of Kenmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridget Sullivan, to Brian Noah, son of Sandra and Michael Noah of Amherst. More...

Oehler-Smith

Carol L. Curry of East Aurora and Gregory M. Oehler of Rochester announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Stephanie Oehler, to Jason Robert Smith, son of Karen and Robert Smith of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19 . 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. More...

Speakers

thurs. 19 . Neil Howe — "Amer ic a's Generations: Predicting the Future Using the Rhythms of Histor y," 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Center for Inquiry Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst; $. 636-4869, Ext. More...

Special Events

thurs. 19 . St. Joseph's Table — The formal meatless banquet will feature ethnic foods, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville; $. 651-4392, 609-258, olivieriscatering@yahoo. More...