Weekly Feature



April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bee Newspapers win eight state awards

Bee Group Newspapers won eight awards at the annual New York Press Association convention held last weekend in Saratoga Springs. The Bee's classified advertising section, which is included in all nine Bee newspapers, won first-place honors. More...

Census will be conducted through July

U.S. Census employees will be around town between April and July. The purpose is to identify the addresses of all housing units for the 2010 census. Census employees wear official identification and carry hand-held computers. More...

ONE LUCKY GUY

ONE LUCKY GUY — Ben Brown, 5, of Amherst won a chocolate bunny for finding a golden egg at the annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Island Park on Sunday. More...

Local News

North Amherst Fire Company names Hayes honorary member

Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, has been elected an honorary member of the North Amherst Fire Company. He is the first person to received the recognition in the company's 80-year history. More...

Political News

Amherst Town Board Member Daniel J. Ward has internships available in the council members' office at Town Hall, 5583 Main St. For information, call 631-7002. More...

Armed robbery reported by Sheridan Drive bank

Amherst police were called to Evan's Bank at 3388 Sheridan Drive, corner of Sweet Home Road, for an armed robbery. The call was made at 11:48 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Ransom requested for cell phone

Friday, March 27 • Police responded to Allenhurst Road where a woman reportedly tried to run over a man with her car. The scene was calm when patrol arrived, and neither party involved wanted to prosecute. The woman left for the night. More...

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT: MARCH 2009

FIRE COMPANY NAME TOTAL ALARMS FIRE SAFETY NEWS FOR MONTH: Please yield the right of way to emergency vehicles whenever their red lights and sirens are activited. More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Herud, volunteer, seamstress

Betty J. Herud, of Williamsville, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Mrs. Herud was born April 21, 1925, in Irvington, N.J. She graduated from West Orange High School in 1942, later attending Bryant and Stratton College. More...

Patricia E. Black, Buff State financial aid adviser

Patricia E. Black (nee Maloney), 52, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 30, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Black was born March 3, 1957, in Buffalo and graduated from Sweet Home High School. More...

Sister Angela Anzalone, teacher

Sister Angela Anzalone, 84, a sister of St. Francis for 55 years, died Friday, April 3, 2009, in St. Mary of the Angels Health Care Center. Sister Anzalone was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Falconer, N.Y., to parents originally from Sicily. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Arts Festival seeking artists The sixth annual Amherst Celebrates the Arts Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 30, is seeking artists, performers, musicians and crafts people to participate. More...

Sports

With no superstar, Amherst needs team effort

Boys lacrosse

It will take a team effort for the Amherst boys lacrosse team to have success this year. "We 're a team without a superstar," said Amherst coach Stefan Henn. More...

Lady Tigers return plenty to defend Class C lax crown

Amherst usually has one of the top girls lacrosse programs in Western New York and it should be no different this spring. More...

Spring previews to conclude next week

With the spring sports season poised to move into high gear after spring break, The Bee will once again profile the varsity teams with preview articles, wrapping things up next week with the boys tennis team, as well as the boys and girls track squ More...

Business

Business News

Marina Woolcock of Williamsville has been named treasurer for Government Action Professionals, a Buffalo-based lobbying firm founded by Carl Calabrese and Woolcock. More...

'A new brew' on Main Street

Coffee Culture

For months, ads and billboards promoted a "new brew in town," and two weeks ago, residents got their first taste of Coffee Culture. And they keep coming back for more. More...

Natale Builders to give back to celebrate 40th anniversary

Residential homebuilder and developer Angelo Natale of Natale Building Corp. will donate 40 hams for 40 needy families to the Food Bank of Western New York to mark the company's 40th anniversary in business. Angelo Natale Sr. More...

Town will not enact hiring freeze

With nine months left in office, Supervisor Satish Mohan attempted to place a hiring freeze on the town through Dec. 31, 2010. More...

Rally organized to stop negative use of 'retarded'

More than 120 people, many with disabilities, gathered at the Museum of disABILITY History for "Spread the Word to End the Word 3.31.09" — their mission to stop the use of the R-word. More...

Reassessment program to stay intact; 10 percent challenged

Despite numerous complaints and 10 percent of property owners challenging their preliminary assessment, the Amherst Town Board will not suspend the program. More...

Legislature agrees to spend stimulus money on repairing Maple Road

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution to use federal stimulus funds to rebuild and rehabilitate Maple Road in Amherst. More...

Editorial

Take the R-word out of your vocabulary

Bee Editorial

The F-word, the S-word and the N-word — they are words not socially accepted in daily conversation. Now, add the R-word to that list. More...

Spindle items

• NEW APPRECIATION — I am halfway through the Amherst Police Citizens Academy and have reached the point that many look forward to — shooting the Glock. I was not one of the many. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 10, 1884 Recently at the spacious warerooms of Mr. D. Wehrle, Mr. Joseph Shisler of Clarence purchased an elegant black walnut marble top bedroom set, which he presented to his daughter. 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

Highway leaders should stay elected

In the best interests of the residents of Amherst and the entire State of New York, I am writing this letter to strongly urge our governor and legislators to respect the rights of our residents and voters to choose the people who maintain our roads More...

Music programs excel in all schools

Thank you for featuring one of our Williamsville music students in the article "Eastman Jazz Orchestra trombone player, Heim student celebrates national title" (published March 18 in The Amherst Bee). More...

Roadkill remains on street too long

In Amherst, there are a lot of animals that have been hit by cars on the road. They remain on the road up to three days. The animals need to be removed and the road cleaned. More...

Education

School News

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute recently inducted 51 students into the National Honor Society, including Amherst residents Oliver Beardsley, Alexander Brennan, Kevin Brick, Michael Duggan Jr. More...

Day of SHAring takes students out of comfort zone

'Eighty-eight' days of service

When told to think outside the box, Sacred Heart Academy students, teachers and staff found themselves in a debilitated house, a food pantry and working with students with disabilities. More...

St. Mary's students excel in Future City Competition

Students from St. Mary's School in Swormville traveled to Washington, D.C., in February to compete in the national round of the Future City Competition. More...

Lifestyles

CFI acts as community center for humanistic thinkers

A ccording to a survey published in the Center for Inquiry's bimonthly publication, Free Inquiry, one-fifth of the U.S. population regularly attends a weekly church service. More...

Krolick's fish fry scheduled for April 10

The Main-Transit Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a Krolick's fish fry fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the banquet hall at Station 1, 6777 Main St. The cost is $9 and includes beverage. Desserts will be available. More...

Cesari-Harhigh

Doreen and John A. Cesari Jr. of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Cesari, to John Harhigh, son of John and Tammy Harhigh of Cheektowaga and Barb Harhigh of Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

EASTER

sat. 11 . Photos With the Easter Bunny — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. 633-1600, www.shopeasternhills.com . More...

DYNGUS DAY

mon. 13 . Dyngus Day Parade — The annual Dyngus Day Buffalo Parade begins at 5 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the Broadway Market and makes its way through the streets of the cit y's Historic Polonia District. More...

COMEDY

thurs. 9-sat. 11 . Gilson Lubin — 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Yuk Yuk's in Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 1-877-968-5233, www.casinoniagara. More...