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March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

YMCA ready to go when funding in place

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has the OK from the Town of Amherst to apply for building permits — when it is ready. When that will be is still to be determined, said John D. Murray, YMCA president and chief executive officer. More...

AND THE WINNER IS

AND THE WINNER IS —Shauna Presto, 17, center, a junior at Sweet Home High School, won Amherst's Got Talent contest this past Saturday at the Boulevard Mall. She sang "Daughters" by John Mayer and played acoustic guitar to accompany it. More...

Armed robberies of HSBC branches in Amherst, Tonawanda have similarities

The Amherst Police Department received a call at 10:47 a.m. Thursday, March 19, of an armed robbery at the HSBC Bank, 3051 Sheridan Drive, in the Northtown Plaza. According to police the man approached a teller, and handed her a demand note. More...

Local News

Corrections

In last week's Amherst school board meeting, the board did not agree to an extramural girls hockey program but discussed the possibility of an extramural scrimmage with other potential districts interested in girls hockey. More...

Community News

Leonard Zingler, a resident of Elderwood Village at Glenwood, celebrated his 80th Masonic anniversary on March 9. He is a Scottish Rite mason, reaching the 33rd degree level. More...

TICKLING THE IVORIES

TICKLING THE IVORIES — Lewis Lenard, a student at Kadimah School of Buffalo, performs in the annual Founder's Day Talent Show. Students performed a variety of acts during two shows. More...

Police Blotter

Woman asked to leave church without crockpot

Saturday, March 14 • A boy was trapped by a seatbelt on Wellingwood Court. His father cut him loose, and it was unknown what caused the problem. More...

Woman charged in accident

Amherst police reported that a woman allegedly driving while impaired by drugs, crossed into oncoming traffic on Sheridan Drive and caused a serious injury accident. Police were called to 4156 Sheridan Drive, at Cranburne Lane, at 8: 40 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Jane Ackendorf, former business owner

Jane Ackendorf (nee Kempa), of Amherst, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. Born in Buffalo, she received her baptism, communion and confirmation at Holy Name of Jesus Church and graduated from Kensington High School in 1962. More...

John Zapalowski, UPS employee, musician

John Zapalowski, 46, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. Mr. Zapalowski was born Aug. 14, 1962, in North Tonawanda and was employed by United Parcel Service of America Inc. for 25 years. More...

Thomas L. DiMaria, former Buffalo deputy fire commissioner

Thomas L. DiMaria, 86, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. Mr. DiMaria was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Macedon, N.Y. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 until 1946. More...

Sports

NFL, ECIC II-III, Yale Cup win at Silver Hoops Classics

Nor th's Alex Barth named ECIC game MVP

Several of the area's top high school senior boys basketball players closed out their careers with victories. More...

Classic caps girls' high school careers

The Cheektowaga Lions Club prides itself on putting on a showcase of the top girls basketball talent in Western New York each year. More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team. More...

Entertainment

Film/Video

thurs. 26 . Victoria Bradbury — The New York State-based media artist will present an evening of shorts, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 854-1694 . More...

Performance

fri. 27 & sat. 28 . More...

Special Events

thurs. 26 . Paradise Under Glass — Esc ape the frosty temperatures and visit the Buffalo gardens for good times, great music, cold beer and fine wine, 6-9 p.m. More...

Stimulus money not expected to reach town

The federal government gave $25 billion from the stimulus package to the State of New York, which gave it to — well, that is to be determined. More...

State senator demands STAR reinstatement

State Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer, RAmherst, called on Gov. David Paterson and state leaders to reinstate the School Tax Relief rebate checks in the 2009-10 state budget during a speech made Friday at a Tonawanda home. More...

Board members debate restoring budget cuts

Sweet Home schools

The fate of summer school, a music teacher's position and a building and grounds truck depends on how much state aid is received this spring by the Sweet Home Central School District. More...

Residents in final days for scheduling of informal assessment meetings

Property owners who wish to question their preliminary assessment have until Friday, March 27, to schedule an informal hearing, joining the 7 percent who have already done so. More...

North Ellicott sewer fiasco believed to be homeowners' problem

After residents along North Ellicott Street informed the Williamsville Village Board two weeks ago about problems of sewage overflow in their basements, the village responded by bringing in Bob Lannon of CRA Infrastructure and Engineering to evalua More...

Teen reports being approached by man in vehicle

A 14-year-old Amherst Middle School student reported that at 8:30 a.m. Monday she was photographed, by a man in a vehicle, while walking to school. More...

Editorial

New Eggertsville center will open many doors

Bee Editorial

Come one, come all — the new Eggertsville Youth and Community Center should be greeted this weekend with an abundance of fanfare. More...

Spindle items

• WHAT DO YOU THINK? — You may have noticed remarks at the end of certain articles asking that readers respond to them by e-mail. So far, the response has been great, especially with the reassessments. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 27, 1884 Town Supervisor John B. Fiegel will be at Gotwalt's store on Saturday, March 25th, from ten o'clock a.m. to three o'clock p.m. for the purpose of paying off teachers. 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

Village is our home

We love the Village of Williamsville. That is why we moved our Sweet Jenny's store right down the street. After 23 years in the Village, our candy/ ice cream shop is a tradition in the Village. More...

Support the use of wind power

Upon closer consideration, the seemingly divergent viewpoints of industrialists and environmentalists actually overlap and provide us with golden opportunities to promote our economy while freeing ourselves from antiquated energy sources that dama More...

Education

School News

Dan Courtney of Williamsville, a trombone player, was one of five students from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute to perform with the Erie County All-County Jazz Band March 7 and 8. More...

Nardin Academy posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2008-09 school year at Nardin Academy: Effie Adjei, Natale Anillo, Jacqueline Benzino, Christine Bond, Stephanie Brennan, Christine Candino, Cassandra More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Sacred Heart showing Diversity Exhibit Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is showing its Diversity Exhibit through Tuesday, March 31. More...

Lifestyles

Making the impossible possible: Sweet Home High School to perform 'Cinderella'

L ook out, Oprah Winfrey, there's a new queen bee in town. Her name? the Fairy Godmother — Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, specifically. More...

Benefit planned for Shawn Michel

A benefit will be held for Williamsville resident Shawn Michel from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Main-Transit Fire Hall. Michel, 40, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September. More...

Williamsville school art show at Amherst Museum

Artwork by students of the Williamsville Central School District will be on exhibit at the Amherst Museum for four weeks during March and April. More...

Business

Chamber adds 61 new members in two months

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has welcomed 61 new members during the first two months of this year — the highest new membership for January and February in years. Obviously, our message is resonating with local businesses. More...

Roswell Park expands Amherst center

Faced with an increasing demand for chemotherapy and infusion services and to help meet the needs of cancer patients from Western New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has expanded its Amherst Center at 100 College Park. More...

STREET VENDOR

STREET VENDOR — Dick Maslona readies his new hot dog cart which be open for business effective Monday, March 30 on Main Street near the Village Hall. "Dickster's Dogs" will offer hot dogs, soft drinks, water and chips from 11:30 a.m. More...