Weekly Feature



June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Strawberry Social set at Island Park

The Williamsville Rotary Club will host its 10th annual Strawberry Social from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, in Island Park behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

PICNIC

PICNIC — Will Fritzinger, back left, and Natalie Gregorski lead a game of Twister during the Amherst Youth Board end-of-the-year family picnic held June 17 at the Harlem Road Community Center. More...

Team Depot reports for work at Mel Ott Little League

Normally, the hard work at Mel Ott Little League's diamonds yields a win, or at least the satisfaction of a strong effort, but for Team Depot it was a different victory. More...

Local News

EAGLE SCOUTS

EAGLE SCOUTS — Five Scouts from Troop 440 of St. Gregory the Great in Williamsville have attained Eagle rank. From left are Mark Pitman, Richard Suchan, Michael Hanley, Nathan Maziol and Wendell Butler. More...

Community News

Community Music School students Claire Kim and Katherine Licata, both of Amherst, each won a 2009 Ruth A. Marcy Performance Award. More...

Residents suggest how to spend $100,000 in the town

In last week's edition, the Spindle column featured residents' ideas on how $100,000 should have been spent, instead of by Supervisor Satish Mohan and his appeals of the court case involving the Amherst Police Club. 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...

Obituaries

Sister Maureen Huet, teacher, hospital chaplain

Sister Maureen Huet, 75, a sister of St. Francis for 49 years, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, under the care of St. Mary of the Angels Health Care Center in Williamsville. Sister Huet was born Mar. 24, 1934, in Pittsburgh. More...

Lillian E. Lawton, caretaker, volunteer

Lillian E. Lawton, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Garden Gate Health Care in Cheektowaga. Mrs. Lawton was born May 23, 1912, in Dunkirk, N.Y., and graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1930. More...

Roy T. Clay, retired director of engineering

Roy T. Clay, 83, of Snyder, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, under the care of Hospice in Cheektowaga. Mr. Clay was born July 1, 1925, in Rutherford, N.J., and graduated from Amherst High School in 1944. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Summer concerts announced at ElderWood Neighbors are welcome to join residents, families and staff at ElderWood Health Care at Healthwood for the summer concert series. Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

All-Star Showcase draws college recruiters

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy hosted the area's largest college recruiting lacrosse tournament this past weekend at Erie Community College's North Campus. More...

Lamm Post baseball repeats as Naylor champion

Lamm traveled to Central New York June 12-14 to take on some of the top American Legion teams in the region and for the second consecutive year, came away with the championship trophy in the Naylor Wooden Bat Classic. More...

Amherst softball earns all-star honors

The Amherst Central softball team earned some recognition for their play throughout the 2009 spring season. Sophomore Erin Dixson, senior Joanna Bardak, and junior Kara Stein were all named to the ECIC Division III first-team. More...

Business

Mischler's Florist has deep roots on South Forest Road

65 years

A staple on South Forest Road for more than six decades, Mischler's Florist continues to provide a large variety of flowers and plants year-round. More...

Golf classic raises $15,000 for hospital

Unlike the U.S. Open, rain didn't cloud participation in the JAM 2009 Charity Golf Classic, which again raised nearly $15,000 for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo this weekend. More...

Events

Enterprise chapter of BNI to meet at Fairdale The BNI Enterprise Chapter will hold a meeting from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the Fairdale Banquet Center, 675 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Darren M. More...

Auditor warns against using reserves to balance tax rates

Thomas Malecki, a partner with the auditing firm Drescher and Malecki, had a pointed question for the Amherst Town Board regarding its decision to use reserves to lower the tax rate. More...

Mill receives $400,000 in grants

The Williamsville Village Board now has close to $400,000 in secured grants to be used in the restoration and future-use plans of the Williamsville Water Mill, according to Trustee Jeff Kingsley. More...

Town looks into updating 911 system to handle cell phone calls

When a 911 call is made from a cell phone, that call is first sent to Erie County dispatch and then transferred to the appropriate town. More...

Site plan approved for University Center

Benderson Development Co. is through the municipal approval process now that the Amherst Planning Board has accepted its University Center site plan. The board voted 5-2 on June 18. Debra Norton and James Monroe were against the site plan. More...

Lee promotes energy plan, criticizes Democrat's legislation

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, and about 100 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced The American Energy Act of 2009. More...

Teen struck while riding bicycle on Campbell

A 15-year-old girl struck while riding her bicycle on Campbell Boulevard Friday has been released from the hospital. Amherst Police Capt. More...

Editorial

May the best energy bill win — Congress debates issue

Bee Editorial

Energy. It's an issue that has been at the forefront for years. Everyone acknowledges the impact of the energy industry on the economy. We all use energy each day, whether to light and heat our homes or to power our vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• CLASS OF 2009 — The truth can now be told. I took my son out of school early one day so that he could meet Wayne Gretzky. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 26, 1884 During the thunder shower which passed through here last Monday, a barn located on the farm owned and occupied by Charles Shrake, about two and one-half miles north of this village, was struck by lighting. More...

Police Blotter

Home condition compared to that of TV family

Friday, June 12 • Police were called to Telfair Drive after a 13-year-old boy became angry with his parents and proceeded to scream and throw things. Police determined that he was having a tantrum over video games. More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidate agrees citizens must decide

In response to last week's article and editorial about the resolution on a referendum to downsize the Town Board, I want to share my position with the residents of Amherst. More...

Candidate learned to appreciate home

I would like to thank the many Village of Williamsville residents who took the time to talk to both myself and Lisa Fessard as we door to doored through village neighborhoods over the last four weeks during our campaign. More...

Committee supports Palin for president

The 2012 Draft Sarah Committee is a diverse committee of Americans from across America who have been inspired by Gov. Sarah Palin and feel she should be the next president of the United States. More...

Education

School News

Joshua Vekhter of Williamsville was awarded high honors and received a silver medal, including a $500 prize, at Science Teachers Association of New York State Science Congress held June 13, at The College of St. Rose in Albany. More...

Hats in classrooms focus of Sweet Home debate

Whether or not to allow Sweet Home Central School District students to wear hats in class is up in the air for now. The provision was part of a revised code of conduct up for board approval at its June 16 meeting. More...

Amherst Middle school program designed to transition students

Amherst Middle School teachers and students are making sure that every incoming student belongs. More...

Lifestyles

Together at the top: 2009's top academic honor students

Their experiences during four years of high school have shaped the paths of four students who look forward to promising futures. More...

First family movie night in the park to be held

The Village of Williamsville's Youth and Recreation Committee will host its first family movie night in the park for this season at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, in Island Park, located behind Village Hall, at 5565 Main St. More...

Newlyweds tour Italy during honeymoon

Carolyn Gullo married Michael Criscitiello during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College in Buffalo. The Rev. Paul J. Dugan officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . 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...

Festivals

wed. 24-sun. 28 . Lackawanna Centennial — Shows, live music, rides, nightly fireworks, beer tent and more celebrating 100 years of Lackawanna at Veterans Memorial Stadium, South Park Avenue and Reddon Street, Lackawanna; free. More...

Literature

sun. 28 . Spoken Word Sundays — 7:45 p.m. sign-up and 8 p.m. performance with five-minute time limit, Sunday, June 28, Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; free. 882-8843 tues. 30 . More...