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April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Know Your Government

Town of Amherst Youth Board

• Name of department head: Mark L. Johnston • Number of employees: 17 full time, 10-50 part time/seasonal (depending on time of year) • Annual budget: Approximately $1. More...

Amherst Central one candidate short

With four seats open on the Amherst Central Board of Education and only three petitions filed, the district has a void to fill. Candidate petitions were due at 5 p.m. Monday and only two incumbents, William T. Blanford and David A. More...

GOLF SEASON

GOLF SEASON — Amherst golf buddies, Rob Bork left, Jack Welsch and Russ Todaro watch Stan Bork putt on the ninth hole. They were celebrating Bork's 80th birthday on opening day of Oakwood Golf Course on April 17. More...

Local News

Economic recovery funding includes $72 million for Western New York infrastructure

Western New York is expected to receive at least $72 million in transportation and infrastructure funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

Community News

The Buffalo Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America w ill prese nt its e surers in Thread," April 26-May 17, at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. More...

Bowling fundraiser supports Summit Educational Resources

"Strike Down Autism" has bowlers hoping for more than a 300 — try 7,000. More...

Police Blotter

Police offer boyfriend advice

Friday, April 10 • A resident on Sunmist Square complained that a woman in his apartment was jumping up and down. The police advised. • A loud party on North Forest Road refused to quiet down after a source reported the noise. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police always go above and beyond

I started dialing the telephone number of a friend in Ridgeway, Ontario, the area code being 905. More...

Bottle Bill was a smart move

New York State leaders and lawmakers did a smart thing to update our bottle deposit law. However, we need to update our Bottle Bill further. More...

Highway leaders should be appointed

The highway superintendent position should be appointed and not elected. This position should be for the most qualified, not the most popular, candidate within the department. More...

Education

School News

Maple West Elementary School fourth-graders broke some reading records at the 2009 Prime Time Reading Olympics held at the school recently. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club to hear talk on violets The Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Dine out, fight AIDS — It's that simple

By visiting one of 90 participating restaurants during Western New York's seventh annual Dining Out for Life on Tuesday, April 28, you automatically join the international battle against AIDS. More...

Next Week Tuesday, Eat Out At...

Buffalo Boomerang's 5 & 10*…… 883-0408 995 Niagara Street, Buffalo Caz Coffee Café…… 825-7806 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo Cecelia's Ristorante*…… 883-8066 716 Elmwood Avenue, More...

Taste of Heim raffle and auction set

Heim Elementary Community Playground Committee will host the Taste of Heim, an evening of local businesses, wineries, raffles and auction, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The event will be held at Banchetti by Rizzo's, at 550 N. French Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23 . 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...

Art

fri. 24 . We Are Here — Exhibition of artwork created by area high school students was organized by students in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Future Curators Program and features 32 works, opening reception from 5 to 10 p.m. More...

Literature

sun. 26 . Spoken Word Sundays — 7:45 p.m. sign-up and 8 p.m. performance with five-minute time limit, Sunday, April 26, Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; free. 882-8843 tues. 28 . More...

April 29th, 2009

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Weekend cleanup unearths trash

It was a record-breaking year, with 1,600 gathering across Western New York for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Shoreline Sweep. More...

Several paving projects parked

The parking lots at the John James Audubon Parkway campus and Clearfield Community Center and library will not be repaired this spring. The request for bonding was not approved at Monday's Town Board meeting. More...

Town considers creating DPW, forms task force

Amherst is considering the creation of a department of public works in an effort to restructure the town to fit today's economy and improve efficiency. More...

Political News

Mary Lowther, Village of Williamsville mayor, has been elected second vice president of the Village Officials Association of Erie County. She will be sworn in at the May meeting in Kenmore. More...

Editorial

Cleanup event brings attention to dump at State Park

Bee Editorial

If we were playing a game and you were asked what a riding lawn mower, paint cans and a kitchen sink have in common, your answer might be that they are sold in a hardware store. More...

Spindle items

• ON DEMAND — In the past few years I have had to miss board meetings because of illness, vacation or car problems, and usually a reporter will fill in, but I still feel I am missing something by not being there. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 24, 1884 The people of Indiana are alive to the importance of the forestry question and they have, in accordance with the recommendation of the State Horticultural Society, set apart the 11th of April as an Arbor Day. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Mark E. Nikischer, avid bicyclist, outdoorsman

Mark Edward Nikischer, 40, of Amherst, died Saturday, April 11, 2009. He was the victim of a bicycle-car accident on Hertel Avenue in November 2008. Born Feb. More...

Roy M. Scheifla, retired district manager for Niagara Mohawk, volunteer fireman

Roy M. Scheifla, 83, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Ruskin, Fla. Born March 18, 1926, in Buffalo, he graduated from Seneca Vocational High School and attended Erie Community College and Pennsylvania State University. More...

Ralph C. Jones, VP of Chicago Title, veteran

Ralph Charles Jones, 86, formerly of Amherst, died Monday, April 13, in Hartville, Ohio. Born March 12, 1923, in Buffalo, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, having spent time on Iwo Jima, Bougainville and Guadalcanal. More...

Sports

South's Plimpton almost perfect, team wins

Softball

Kyle Plimpton and the Williamsville South softball team came ready to play Saturday at the 26th annual North Tonawanda Invitational Softball Tournament. More...

Lady Spartans post victories at NT invitational

Williamsville North returned to the North Tonawanda Invitational Softball Tournament as defending champions and came out of the first weekend of the 26th annual event with two wins to qualify for the chance to play for another title. More...

East softball falls short

Williamsville East came up short in both of their softball games at the 26th annual North Tonawanda Invitational Softball Tournament this past weekend. More...

Business

Junior League of Buffalo's 2009 Show House opens this weekend

MP Caroll presents appearance by Brian Moorman

The Junior League is ready to present its 2009 Decorator Show House. Architect E.B. Green's Wallace Estate, at 697 LeBrun Road in Eggertsville, will be open to the public from April 25 to May 17. More...

Leadership Buffalo names 2009 Values Awards winners

Leadership Buffalo, a network of 1,000 professional, business, and civic leaders committed to improving Buffalo, will host the sixth annual Values Awards Luncheon. The event will be held Thursday, April 30, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. More...

Business News

Catholic Charities has received a $16,000 grant from the Community Health Foundation to train staff members in Lean Six Sigma at the University at Buffalo. More...