Weekly Feature



May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Parade watchers

Nicolas Garcia, left, joins Isaiah, Alyssa and Israel Jimenez in watching the annual Memorial Day parade Monday afternoon along Main Street in Williamsville. See related story and photo on page three. More...

Army veteran reminds of meaning of Memorial Day

Whether one supports the nation's current wars or not, Americans were asked to support the nation's troops this Memorial Day, observed Monday, May 25. More...

TAKING FORM

TAKING FORM — Chainsaw artist Rick Pratt carves two owls from a tree during opening day of the Williamsville Farmers Market at East Spring Street and Main on Saturday. More...

Local News

What to do this summer

Recreation Department programs set

Whether it's a camp for youths or a new adult recreational activity, the Amherst Recreation Department has a lot to offer this summer. The 2009 summer program was recently released and includes 15 camps, clinics, lessons and programs. More...

Young Eagles Flight Rally takes off June 13

Children ages 8 to 17 will again have a chance to take to the skies Saturday, June 13, as Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 46 hosts the Young Eagles Flight Rally at Lancaster Airport, 4343 Walden Ave. More...

PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY — SS. 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

Fast action saved firefighter at parade

Many onlookers at this year's Memorial Day parade held in the Village of Williamsville witnessed a tragic event that most probably won't forget. More...

Board member thanks community

Many thanks to all those who came out for last week's school budget vote and board election. It will be my privilege to continue serving on the Williamsville School Board, working with a team of outstanding professional educators and volunteers. More...

Education

Mill students win grand champion trophy in solar car competition

The Mill Middle Junior Solar Sprint Club competed recently in the Buffalo Regional Junior Solar Sprint Championship Competition, taking home a grand champion trophy as well as other honors. Mill entered three teams this year. More...

Amherst High School posts honor roll

The following Amherst High School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 9 Natsumi Abellana, Kelcie Adams, Ahmed Adil, Mina Alaimo, Kevin Allwes, Brendon Bardo, Daniel Battaglia, Marie More...

Christian Central Academy names honor roll

Christian Central Academy in Williamsville has named the following Amherst residents to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 12 Rachel Caputi, Sarah Caputi, Nicole Faracca, Elizabeth Johnson, Nathan Kindred, More...

Sports

Amherst girls win for second time in three years

Town of Amherst Championships

Amherst Central's outdoor girls track and field team continued its outstanding year by winning the Town of Amherst Championships for the second time in three years. More...

Spartan boys regain top billing at track meet

Williamsville North is once again the king of outdoor boys track and field teams in the Town of Amherst. The Spartans regained its throne after downing Sweet Home, 145-114, last Thursday at Williamsville South High School. More...

Panthers win ECIC Division II title

For the first time in more than eight years, the Sweet Home outdoor boys track and field team are division champions. The Panthers beat West Seneca West, 77-64, Tuesday, May 19, at Sweet Home to finish 5-0 and win the ECIC Division II crown. More...

Business

Soleil Nails offers individual attention

When walking into a typical nail salon the expectation is usually to be in the company of many other clients, but that isn't the setting at Soleil Nails. Not because Gwen Ly doesn't have a solid client base, but because she prefers it that way. More...

Home designers mark 35 years of business

Ramack Planners Inc., a residential design service at 91 N. Forest Road, is celebrating 35 years of business in the Amherst community. More...

Cooper honored with KeyBank 'Achieve Award'

KeyBank has named Jennifer Cooper, president of Cooper Sign Company, Inc., as its first Achieve Award winner for the Western New York district. More...

South coach charged with forcible touching

The Williamsville South High School girls track coach has been charged with the forcible touching of a female student. Amherst Assistant Police Chief Timothy Green said Sammy A. Hasan, 47, of Redwood Terrace, Amherst, was arrested May 21. More...

Williamsville firefighters revive fellow member during parade

Monday's Memorial Day parade attendees witnessed members of the Williamsville Fire Department save the life of one of their own in the middle of Main Street. Firefighter Tim Kuzon, carrying the department's flag, lost consciousness at 2:17 p.m. More...

Know Your Government

Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety

• Name of department head: James J. Zymanek, director of Emergency Management • Number of employees: Two and a half full-time personnel • Annual operating budget: Approximately $200, More...

School budgets passed

The Amherst, Sweet Home and Williamsville school budgets all passed on May 19. Amherst School District residents approved the $43.6 million budget by a vote of 1,263 to 343. Elected to the School Board to serve three-year terms were William T. More...

Community News

Catholic Charities of Buffalo named Amherst residents Alfred F. Luhr, III and David J. Uba to the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees. Luhr is senior vice president and market manager at M&T Bank, and served as chair of the 2006 Appeal. More...

Editorial

Make the effort to take prescription drugs to Collection Day

Bee Editorial

If you are thinking it is a lot easier to ignore the outdated, unused medications in your cabinet than to drive over to the Getzville Fire Company on Saturday, you are right. More...

Spindle items

• ACHIEVEMENTS — Thanks to the company of about 4,000 runners, I completed my leg of the Buffalo Marathon within my goal on Sunday. I say thanks because the swarm of people really pushed me along. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 29, 1884 Yesterday, Messrs. Chas. Summers and Kissinger exhibited in this village the new traction engine, which they recently purchased from the Geiser Manufacturing Co. of Waynesboro, Pa. More...

Police Blotter

Man dressed in all white draws concern

Friday, May 15 • A motorist on Main Street reported a group of four to five youths throwing rocks at a building on Main Street. Police responded and found males running from the area. They were apprehended. The building suffered damage. More...

Family of accident victim speaks

Amy Stewart, a Glendale Elementary School teacher who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Williamsville March 7, was released from Erie County Medical Center on May 20. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Frederick Helm, author, dermatologist

Dr. Frederick Helm, 82, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Weinberg Campus, Getzville. Dr. More...

Glynda S. Taylor, active community leader

Glynda Stephens Taylor, 67, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Hospice Buffalo. Mrs. More...

Ruth Timm, community, church leader

Ruth Timm (nee LaVere), 93, of Amherst, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Mrs. Timm was born April 8, l916, in Buffalo and graduated from Riverside High School with a degree in home economics. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

55th annual Scholarship Book Sale Set The American Association of University Women will hold its 55th annual Scholarship Book Sale from Wednesday, May 27, through Sunday, May 31. Sale hours will be 9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 27-29, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Ride For Roswell:

Team Three Generations of Hope rides to honor family, offer hope

G rief still raw in their minds, members of the immediate and extended family of the McLeans will ride together in this year's Ride For Roswell after closing out what Carolyn McLean called "the worst years of our lives, collectively. More...

Story on coping with end of life published in national journal

Capturing the moments leading up to the unavoidable death of an elderly parent, Amherst native Tien-Yi Lee writes in a memoir titled "While We Waited" an account of her own mother's passing. "I went through a lot of emotions," Lee said. More...

On the Campus

Rose Hu of Snyder has won the MBA Student Achievement Award at the University at Buffalo School of Management. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . Foothills Trail Club Tifft Walk — Meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28 for a 3- to 5-mile walk through Tifft Nature Preserve. Meet in the first parking lot of the preserve off Route 5. 836-4270 . More...

Film/Video

fri. 29 . The Blues Brothers — John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd star in this 1980 John Landis classic, midnight Friday, May 29, Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 www.hamburgpalace.com sat. More...

Theater

thurs. 28 . BUA Grand Theater Opening — The Buffalo United Artists will host its grand theater opening with a wine reception, followed by a staged reading of Terrence McNally's "The Ritz," 7 p.m. More...