Weekly Feature



July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Know Your Government

Number of employees: There are 170 employees in the Highway Department. Annual budget: Approximately $24 million. More...

HSBC seeks permission to collect town taxes at branches

A proposal by HSBC Bank to allow Amherst town tax payments to be made at any branch was met by more questions than answers Monday. Courtenay A. More...

Park School open houses set

The Park School of Buffalo will host two open houses for prospective parents and their children at the school this summer. There are a limited number of spots available for students in several grades at Park School. More...

New pastor named at Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church

The Rev. Jane E. Dasher has been named pastor of Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church at 8760 Transit Road in East Amherst. More...

Local News

Legislature approves financing for not-for-profit projects

The Erie County Legislature Friday approved a plan authorizing the Buffalo and Erie County Land Development Corporation, part of the county's Industrial Development Agency, to issue bonds for certain projects of not-for-profit corporations in Erie More...

Grateful UB student in need of service dog

Amherst resident Erica Rodman is on a mission to help improve her quality of life. Two years ago, Rodman was diagnosed with a neurovascular disorder that causes hearing loss and difficulty with balance, as well as stroke-like symptoms at times. More...

Williamsville Farmers Market enters national contest

The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Water Mill has entered a national contest for farmers markets being held by American Farmland Trust. More...

Police Blotter

Mother duck refuses help

Friday, July 17 • An employee on Transit Road who cannot leave work until the parking lot is empty was forced to wait for a California driver who refused to leave. Police advised the out-of-stater. More...

Obituaries

Robert Krieter, museum conservator, preservationist

Robert Krieter, 89, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in his home after a brief illness. A milkman in Buffalo and Snyder from 1938 to 1973, Mr. More...

Jayne T. Hubbell, Literacy Volunteers chairperson

Jayne T. Hubbell, 69, volunteer chairperson of Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County from 1980 to 1986, died on Friday, July 24, in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care following a 13-month battle with metastatic breast cancer. More...

Death Notices

DUSZYNSKI, Fedora F. (nee Tonello) died Monday, July 20, 2009. More...

Sports

Amherst residents play in prestigious hockey camp

Justin Bailey and Andrew Lee recently accomplished something many hockey players across the country would be envious of. More...

Jurek Post baseball repeats as District VIII American Legion champs

Alfred J. Jurek Post 1642 beat West Seneca Post 735, 13-8, in 10 innings to win the District playoffs 2-0 at Rojek Field this past Saturday. Jurek will represent District VIII in the state tournament at Utica beginning Wednesday, July 29. More...

Lasers to hold open softball tryouts

The Lou Gehrig Lasers girls travel fast-pitch softball program will conduct open tryouts Aug. 10-13 for its teams in the age groups of 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . In Jest, noon Thursday, July 30, M&T Plaza Event Series, One M&T Plaza, Main Street, Buffalo; free. www.mtb.com . More...

Festivals

sat. 1 . Taste of Lancaster — Area restaurants provide food for tasting. Also featuring a basketball tournament, music by White Chocolate and McCarthyizm, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Special Events

thurs. 30 . Car Show — Owners of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles are welcome to join the fifth annual car show, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, ElderWood Health Care at Riverwood, 2850 Grand Island Blvd. More...

Tasty event coming to village

The 21st annual Taste of Williamsville event is scheduled at Island Park next week. More...

Unscheduled stop

A bus carrying approximately 40 tourists skidded off the Youngmann Highway ramp to the eastbound New York State Thruway at noon Thursday, tearing off a long stretch of guardrail. More...

Rotary Classic Car Show set for Aug. 9

The sixth annual Rotary Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, near the University at Buffalo's North Campus. More...

Kingsley attacks village's disclosure or lack thereof

When Trustee Jeffrey Kingsley joined the Williamsville Village Board in 2007, he wanted to rid the board of the stigma that it operated in secret, which is why at Monday night's meeting he reprimanded Mayor Mary Lowther for managing village governm More...

TEEN HONORED

TEEN HONORED — Christina Haffa, a member of the Williamsville Fire Dept., received the Junior Firefighter of the Year award Friday from the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association at the group's annual convention in Alden. More...

Editorial

Central Terminal has a future

Bee Editorial

Preservationists have long awaited any type of life jacket to buoy their efforts to keep Buffalo's Central Terminal from falling to the wrecking ball. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER TRADITION — The Erie County Fair begins in less than two weeks and The Bee wants to report on the accomplishments of residents participating in any of the creative contests. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 31, 1884 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of an old and highly esteemed friend, Lucius G. Snearly, at the early age of twenty-five years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police made right decision

The shooting of the bear by Amherst Police was the right thing to do. I've just returned from a vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The same fate would befall a bear there as the one here. More...

Candidate takes trust seriously

When I learned that my CPA, Steven Sanders, was running for the Amherst Town Board, I immediately wanted to help. More...

Education

GRADUATES

GRADUATES — The Amherst Police Department Youth Police Academy held its graduation on July 23. More...

University at Buffalo announces dean's list

The following students have been named to the spring 2009 University at Buffalo dean's list: AMHERST: Mohit Bansal, Ryan Barton, Junhyouk Beak, Min Hyouk Beak, Daniel Beaudet, Alynn Beyder, Daniel Bordonaro, Matthew Bowers, Elise Brooks, Nicole More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Trinity United preschool registration open Trinity United Methodist Church is accepting preschool registration for the fall. Class sizes are small, providing extra care to get preschoolers adjusted for kindergarten. More...

Lifestyles

Roaming Buffaloes provides source for outdoor and social activities

I nterested in white-water rafting, rock climbing, bike rides, or wine and dinner events? The Roaming Buffaloes Adventure Club has released its summer events calendar, which includes a broad range of activities. More...

Kiwanis Club fundraiser scheduled

The Kiwanis Club will hold a raffle fundraiser for the 2010 Scholarship Fund from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, outside the Wal-Mart at 5033 Transit Road near Sheridan Drive. More...

Amherst Chamber's insurer links to premier benefits firm

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has formed a partnership between Benefit Solutions, its health insurance consulting company, and Lawley Benefits Group in Buffalo. More...

Business

New facility focuses on breast health

From the warm, open waiting room to the robes and private changing areas, Western New York Breast Health is trying to create an atmosphere that is anything but clinical. More...

TeaLeafs offers medley of world teas, calming environment

Moonlight spice, cinnamon sibu, lovers leap and fields of gold are not names of new fragrances; they instead account for four of the 120-plus specialty teas available at TeaLeafs. More...

Events

Parachute Group helps job seekers on Wednesdays The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals who are in career/ job transition or who have lost their jobs and want to get together with people in the same situation, will meet from 1 More...