Weekly Feature



April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales tax revenue not reaching board's expectations

Fifth ice rink discussed

During Amherst Comptroller Darlene Carroll's monthly report, presented Monday, she informed the Town Board that 2009 sales tax revenues were about $355,000 short of the board's estimate for the first three months. More...

Exhibit features letters from Holocaust camps

Ann Kirschner's mother had a secret that she kept for years, but now that mystery is out for the world to see. More...

REMEMBER —

REMEMBER — Hannah Friedler-Sokoloff, left, lights a memorial candle along with her aunt, Judy Friedler, daughter Rachel and father Mark Sokoloff during the observance of Yom Hashoah on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Amherst. More...

Local News

Brush collection begins May 26

Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 26. Have brush, logs and stumps out for pickup by this date. The Town of Amherst's Highway Department will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Student chefs among best in nation

They are good — really good. Anthony Glieco and Nia Pullinzi have been named two of the best up and coming chefs in the nation. More...

District believes BOCES worth funding

With school coming to a close in two months, many seniors may still be wondering what their next step will be. But for some, they are trained with jobs lined up. 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

Children need to have nurses

We are parents of three children who attend St. Benedict's School. We are completely dismayed that the Amherst School Board has decided to cut our full-time nurse from the budget. She is a necessary and vital component of what makes St. More...

Students put at risk by cutting nurses

At a loss for words … and with no answers, when my 10-year-old daughter asks me with a solemn face what is going to happen to a fellow student at Christ the King School. More...

Students need to have nurses

Amherst Board of Education cut $30,000 needed to keep full-time nurses at each of the five district nonpublic schools. More...

Education

School News

Alyssa Serba, a senior at Sweet Home High School, and Sarah Rodman, an Amherst resident and senior at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, have been awarded $15,000 Daemen College Trustee Scholarships. More...

Sacred Heart posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2008-09 school year at Sacred Heart Academy: Grade 9 Eva Alt, Jessica Biniskiewicz, Allyson Costanza, Erica Dalton, Victoria Erdman, Hope Genco, Jenni More...

Christ the King names honor students

Christ the King School has named the following students to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 4 Laura Battaglia, Natalie Bucholtz, Stephanie Forbes, Thomas Gioia, Michael Greco, Sarah Johnson, Julianna Kersten More...

Sports

Gronkowski finally gets NFL Draft call

Detroit Lions select North grad in seventh round

As Dan Gronkowski was watching other tight ends get selected before him in the National Football League Draft Sunday, he was wondering whether or not he would get his name called. After 10 hours, it finally happened. More...

Dream becomes reality for Rubin

Amherst graduate signs as undrafted free agent with St. Louis

As a youth, Mark Rubin's dream was to play in the National Football League. The dream became a reality Sunday. The Amherst Central graduate and Penn State University safety was selected as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams. More...

WNY youth hockey players spend spring break in Europe

While several youths went out of town with their families for spring break, Matt Goss, Austin Bianchi, and R.J. Gicewicz experienced a European vacation they will never forget. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . 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...

Special Events

now-sun. 17 . Decorators' Show House 2009 — Presented by the Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News, through, Sunday, May 17, 697 LeBrun Road, Eggertsville; $. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Festivals

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Amherst District adopts $43.6 million budget; nurses' hours reduced at private schools

Despite several district parents calling for the Amherst School Board not to reduce staffing hours for nurses at five nonpublic schools in the district, the board on April 21 unanimously adopted a 2009-10 budget of $43.6 million that does not resto More...

Soil stress cracks could reach Tonawanda Creek Road

The landslide under a house along Tonawanda Creek Road damaged the property and dumped belongings down the embankment, but it could also impact the road. More...

KNITTING TALENTS

KNITTING TALENTS — Julianna Lashome, 10, of Amherst works on her knitting project during Knit Club while instructor Mary Ann Belus observes at the Audubon Library on April 21. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

School districts to hold public hearings on proposed budgets

The Williamsville School Board will hold a public hearing on the 2009-2010 proposed budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the district office boardroom, 105 Casey Road. More...

Bee policy on elections

Bee Group Newspapers will not publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard calls or political briefs on candidates or issues involved in the May 19 school district elections and budget votes after the May 6 & 7 editions. More...

Editorial

Failed budget carries consequences, doesn't fund nurses

Bee Editorial

For the Amherst Central School District residents who do not agree with reducing the funding for school nurses in five private and parochial schools, you are in a tough spot. More...

Spindle items

• GALA — On Saturday I had the honor of attending the Amherst Youth Foundation Gala and was impressed with the number of residents who attended to support the organization. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 1, 1884 The Rough and Ready Fire Company will hold a meeting on Thursday evening of this week in the Village Hall for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. More...

Police Blotter

Ketchup smeared in mailbox

Friday, April 17 • A motorist reported a road obstruction on South Youngs Road caused by a sofa cushion. Police responded and picked up the item, which was actually a suitcase. More...

Williamsville South student arraigned in Supreme Court

Curtis Byers, 17, was arraigned on April 22 before Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller upon a declaration of delinquency, according to District Attorney Frank Sedita III. More...

Obituaries

Frank L. Schlager, funeral home operator, veteran

Frank L. Schlager, 81, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Born May 28, 1927, in Buffalo, he graduated from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in 1945. More...

Gloria J. Higgins, longtime real estate agent

Gloria J. Higgins (nee Moore), of Amherst, died Friday, April 24, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Mrs. Higgins was born Sept. 30, 1924 and graduated from Amherst High School in 1942, where she met her husband of 65 years, Patrick A. More...

Perry Tzetzo, operated Tzetzo Bros. Inc.

Perry Tzetzo, 83, of East Amherst, died Monday, April 27, 2009. Mr. Tzetzo was born March 10, 1926, in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School and the University at Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Gowns 4 Proms now being collected The fourth annual Gowns 4 Proms event is collecting gently used or new gowns, dresses, shoes and accessories for young women in area high schools who are unable to afford one. More...

Lifestyles

Noticing what goes unnoticed: Mother's Day 2009

on Sunday, May 10? Will she get a trip to the spa? A family visit to a favorite restaurant? Flowers? More...

JCC's Film Festival pre opening film scheduled

The Jewish Community Center will pre open the annual Film Festival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the JCC located at 2640 North Forest Road. More...

Military officers wed at Fort Belvoir

Maj. Melissa K. Graham married Maj. Michael J. Adamski during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Belvoir Chapel in Fort Belvoir, Va. The Chaplain Maj. Quinton Collins officiated. More...

Business

New holistic center offers all-natural healing solutions

Snyder Holistic Health Center works to stop health problems before they occur. "Prevention is the best form of medicine and what is especially necessary to help our economy recover," said owner Richie Sant 23. More...

UB breaks ground for new engineering building

The University at Buffalo reached a major milestone in its UB 2020 strategic plan with a ground breaking ceremony for the new $61 million state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences held Apr More...

Chamber of Commerce honors small businesses

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will holds its Small Business Awards Luncheon at noon Friday, May 1, at Classics V Banquet Facility, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...