Weekly Feature



August 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Carstar, medical campus rezonings OK'd

If all goes as planned, Niagara Falls Boulevard will have a new Carstar and Maple Road will house a medical campus. The Amherst Town Board voted yes on Monday approving both requests for rezoning. More...

Williamsville resident serves as health care leader

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville resident Connie Vari loves change, which is why she's worn many hats in her tenure with Kaleida Health. More...

Front of Amherst High under construction

If you're driving past the front of Amherst High School, you'll notice some major construction taking place. More...

Local News

Junior firefighter honored with national scholarship

Kelly Smith, a 2009 graduate of Williamsville South High School, has been awarded one of 10 national $5,000 scholarships from the National Volunteer Fire Council's Junior Firefighter Program. More...

GROUND BLESSING —

GROUND BLESSING — Most Rev. Edward U. Kimiec, bishop of Buffalo, center, blesses the site of the new campus ministry center on the Amherst Campus of the State University at Buffalo Sunday morning. With him are Rev. Monsignor David G. More...

Village residents graduate from AmeriCorps

Sandra Hajt and Nicole Schara of Williamsville have recently graduated from AmericCorps National Civilian Community Corps Pacific Region, wrapping up 10 months of community service nationwide. 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

Sanders would be a good legislator

All too often, a skilled campaigner makes a poor legislator. Sometimes a good campaigner makes a good legislator. The political campaign is a necessary evil. More...

Marlette acts like a typical politician

When Council Member Guy Marlette voted against allowing Chuck E. Cheese the continued use of video games to its customers, he was quoted as saying, "We don't have to rubber-stamp every gaming license that comes in. More...

Community guide is comprehensive

I am behind reading the paper, but the April 22, 2009 edition of the Amherst Community Guide is really comprehensive and most enjoyable. I've brought it to the office to keep on hand for its bits and pieces of information. More...

Education

Heim Middle School posts honor roll

The following Heim Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 5 Joseph Anderson, Lauren Angiers, Marc Ayala, Noah Bachwitz, Christopher Baker, Adam Barton, Justin Bassett, Gi More...

Honor Roll

Buffalo Seminary named the following students to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2008-09 school year: freshmen, Alanna Leddy and Sarah Shafik, both of Williamsville; sophomores, Patricia Haddad of Williamsville, and Margaret Mugel of More...

School News

Oswego State University extended the following awards to local students: Samantha Smith of East Amherst received a $17,600 Presidential Scholarship; Michael Smith of East Amherst and Claire Scheidemann of Williamsville received $5,000 Deans' Awar More...

Lifestyles

Williamsville rider to compete in 'Super Bowl' of motorcycle competitions

W illiamsville resident Sal Terranova will soon begin an 11-day, more than 11,000-mile motorcycle adventure in hopes of winning the 2009 Iron Butt Rally, More...

Wireless Meet at Amherst Museum slated

Members of the Niagara Frontier Wireless Association will hold their annual swap meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

50 YEARS OF HARMONY

50 YEARS OF HARMONY —Harmony Inc. is celebrating 50 years of singing close harmony. Made up of more than 80 chapters and 2,000 singers across the United States and Canada, Harmony Inc. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

thurs. 6-sun. 9 . Eden Corn Festival — Arts and crafts, food featuring corn on the cob, car show, pet show, pageant, games and a parade Saturday. Festival hours: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; noon-midnight Friday, Aug. More...

Special Events

thurs. 6 . Hallwalls Art Auction — To mark Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center's 35th anniversary this year, in August and September, there is a rare two-part benefit art auction. More...

Art

thurs. 6 . Life After Burning — A solo photography show of children by Cheryl Gorski. Event will feature live music with Emile Latimer, Sabu, and the Bob Davis Jazz Trio, gourmet sorbet, Chow Chocolate coffee and chocolates, More...

Board agrees to spend $965,250 on golf course improvements

After being reminded that residents voted two years ago against a $3 million bond to repair the Audubon Golf Course, the Amherst Town Board approved a $965,250 bond. More...

Legislature downsizing hits snag

About a month after Erie County representatives approved a measure that would have placed the Legislature's size and length of terms in the hands of the voters, County Executive Chris Collins vetoed the local law, calling it an election-year ploy b More...

STEP UP —

STEP UP — North player Sean Nowak steps on a would-be South tackler in the Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Classic last Wednesday. See story on page 16. Photo by Scott Schild Purchase color photos at www. BeeNews. com More...

Career Resource Expo led by East Amherst resident

Judith Applebaum is on a mission: she wants to see more out-of-work Western New Yorkers hired, and she has a plan. More...

Out of control teens reported at Gateway

Twice on Monday Amherst police were called to Gateway at 6350 Main St. for out of control teens. The first call was at 7:20 a.m. when a male, 17, was ''reportedly yelling and screaming at two female counselors. More...

Editorial

Silence at public hearings shouldn't be seen as approval

Bee Editorial

Town of Amherst residents be warned — your silence may be saying a lot. At least according to Supervisor Satish Mohan. A public hearing was held Monday on lighting districts in new developments. More...

Spindle items

• AMHERST RESIDENT — The two highlights of my week off were — attending Buffalo Bills training camp and doing a home inspection. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 7, 1884 An exceptionally interesting game of base-ball was played last Saturday afternoon between the Clarence nine and the Star nine, of Williamsville. More...

Police Blotter

Man builds garbage can blockade in front of home

Friday, July 24 • Police visited a large, rowdy graduation party on Misty Lane to check with parents that there was no underage drinking occurring. More...

Police remind residents to lock up vehicles, homes

Five vehicles on Seabrook Drive, Palmdale Drive and Patrice Terrace were broken into on July 18 and several items taken. More...

Obituaries

Eric S. Bryant, Navy veteran, contractor

Eric S. Bryant, 62, of Amherst, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Mr. Bryant was born May 23, 1947, in Watertown, N.Y. He spent one year studying at St. More...

Rev. Donald R. Paa, longtime priest

The Rev. Donald R. Paa, 87, formerly of Buffalo, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, Mo. Rev. Paa was born May 15, 1922, in Buffalo, and served in his priestly ministry for 62 years. More...

Judith M. Bell, lifelong Snyder resident, mortgage loan officer

Judith M. Bell (nee Kujawa), lifelong resident of Snyder, died Sunday, July 26, 2009. Mrs. Bell was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Buffalo, and graduated from St. Benedict School, Sacred Heart Academy and Rosary Hill College. 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. A 3-year-old class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Sports

North's aerial assault attacks South, 30-10

Lions Club All-Star Classic

When you have a state-championship quarterback and the top two receivers in Western New York, chances are you're going to make some plays in the air. More...

MVPs rise to the top at all-star game

Being selected to an all-star game is quite an honor in itself. But getting tabbed as one of the MVPs in that contest is rare territory saved for the best of the best. More...

MUNY AAA League to host regional tourney

The Buffalo MUNY AAA League will be hosting the 2009 N.A.B.F. Baseball Regional Aug. 6-9 at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo and at Erie Community College's North Campus. The early games at Coca Cola Field on Aug. More...

Business

Business News

M. Jaime Baumler has been named a financial consultant with Citizens Investment Services and will be servicing Amherst and Williamsville. She has 17 years of experience. For information, call 512-3898. More...

Gill's Gifts celebrates new store, three years of giving to community

Amherst resident Annette Gill has been creating gifts and specialized baskets for much of her adult life. But it wasn't long before her hobby turned into a full-time business. More...

Coasters serves cold treats, candy year-round

Offering several flavors of ice cream, an assortment of candy and various types of chocolate, Coasters Ice Cream Parlor and Sweet Shop could be every child's dream come true. More...