Weekly Feature



August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Great view

Jerry Bergman of East Amherst, right, along with his son-in-law, Tony Brown, of Spokane, Wash., check out the engine of a 1947 Chevy pickup at the sixth annual Rotary Classic Car Show held at the Pepsi Center on Sunday. More...

Getzville facility receives $435,000 housing grant

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has granted $435,000 to The Menorah Campus to help finance the construction of the Amherst Glen Senior Apartments. M&T Bank, a Home Loan Bank member, submitted the application for the funding. More...

TASTE OF WILLIAMSVILLE

TASTE OF WILLIAMSVILLE — Dave Windnagle of Williamsville and his wife, Jackie, sample some dishes that were available at the Taste of Williamsville held on Aug. 4 at Island Park. More...

Public Hearing

The Amherst Town Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Town Hall, 5583 Main St., to discuss a local law banning text messaging while driving in the Town of Amherst. The ticket would carry a $150 fine. More...

Local News

Young Alumni Award named in honor of village resident

Sandra M. Estanek, Canisius College associate professor of graduate education and leadership, recently had an award named in her honor by the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities. More...

Wal-Mart partners with Boys & Girls Clubs for backpack drive

Western New York parents are getting ready to send their children back to school — though students probably find that hard to believe. And once again, Wal-Mart will hold its annual 2-Pack-a-Backpack drive. On Friday, Aug. More...

Passport processing day to be held

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, and the County Clerk's Office are partnering to host a passport processing day. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 5500 Main St., Suite 1, Williamsville. More...

Police Blotter

Male, dog tag sidewalk

Friday, July 31 • A treadmill was reported at the intersection of Emerson and Ruth Avenue. It was moved out of the way. • Police were called to a Maple Road restaurant about a patron who wasn't acting right. More...

Strong-arm robbery reported on Old Lyme Road

Amherst police are searching for two suspects accused of a strong-arm robbery on Monday. A female victim reported that a man approached her at around 3:40 p.m. near her vehicle on Old Lyme Road and grabbed her purse. More...

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT: JULY 2009 FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT: MAY 2007

FIRE COMPANY NAME TOTAL ALARMS FIRE SAFETY NEWS FOR MONTH: Most schools will reopen in three weeks. Watch for children and obey bus signals. More...

Education

School News

Kenneth Huff, a teacher at Mill Middle School, has been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation with an AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award. He received the recognition recently in Denver. More...

Amherst Central announces fourth quarter honor roll

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

Honor Roll

St. Mary's High School in Lancaster has named the following Amherst students to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Kathryn Hamilton, senior; Alex Beilman, junior and Emily Beilman, freshman. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Adoption summer series available Adoption STAR will host Breakfast Briefings: Special Topics in Adoption, a summer series for professionals and others interested in adoption, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., next to the Walden Galleri More...

Lifestyles

Catholic radio station celebrates 10 years, invites national speaker to present

In 10 years, the Station of the Cross Catholic radio station has gained 50,000 listeners, established a spread of community programs, created a second station in Rochester and built an upstanding reputation among Catholic radio stations nationwide. More...

India Day Mela event to be held

The Center for the Arts will hold a celebration of the 62nd year of India's independence from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the center located on the University at Buffalo's North Campus. More...

Pair at home in North Carolina after honeymoon in Mexico

Nicole M. Di Lullo married Craig A. Brattlie during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at St. Christopher Church in Tonawanda. The Rev. Charles Slisz officiated. The bride is the daughter of Carol and Michael Di Lullo of Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13 . Buffalo Bills 50th Season Exhibit — Fans will relive the most memorable moments in Buffalo Bills history in this exhibit that covers all 50 seasons, as well as sections on Ralph W ilson's ownership, team management, More...

Festivals

thurs. 13-sun. 23 . Erie County Fair & Exposition — Agricultural, livestock, crafts, hobby and gardening displays, daily competitions, music, food, demonstrations, midway, rides and parades. More...

Special Events

sat. 15 . Haunted Pub Crawl of East Aurora — Join Mason Winfield for some ghostly and alcoholic spirits, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, meets at The Cornell Cooperative Building, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-6663, www.MasonWinfield. More...

Three sidewalk requests lead to different outcomes

Installing sidewalks is a decision of the Amherst Town Board, but the cost is charged to residents. More...

Mohan issued two tickets for leaving scene of accident

Amherst police found the suspect to a reported hit-and-run accident at Town Hall on Monday: Supervisor Satish Mohan. More...

Alberta, Delta get streetlights after years of asking

Anita Cohen moved into her Delta Road home 40 years ago, and at the time, she wanted streetlights. She is just now seeing them installed. "It's a good sight to see all the trucks out there," she said as she watched crews install the poles. More...

Town Board calls for study of Wal-Mart effect

Amherst Deputy Supervisor Mark Manna wants to know — is a Wal-Mart in the Sheridan/North Bailey/Sweet Home area the road to higher highway taxes? His question was debated at the Aug. More...

Village discusses consolidating with town's Building Department

The Village of Williamsville's building inspector, John Pidgeon, works part time, but since the village hired him in March, he has taken an aggressive approach to enforcing code and safety. More...

Community News

A fundraiser will be held to honor the late Janeen Alessandro Guida and to benefit brain tumor research and a scholarship. A former Williamsville resident, Guida was a co-owner of Uncle Sammy's Family Restaurant. More...

Editorial

If checks in the mail seem too good to be true, they are

Bee Editorial

The warnings have been issued repeatedly, but the message still isn't clear: If you receive surprise checks for large amounts of money, tear them up or call the police. More...

Spindle items

• WHERE IS WILLIAMSVILLE? — There is no possible way the one square mile of Williamsville is large enough to house all the residents and businesses that claim to be in the village. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 14, 1884 A.M. Dunn offers for sale his farm near Reist's Mill, at a bargain. One Monday last, about one p.m., a barn located on the premises owned by Mr. W. Pautler was discovered on fire. More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidate will address problems

Since declaring my candidacy in March for the Amherst Town Board, I have heard loud and clear what people expect from their Amherst Town Board members. More...

Town needs plan to handle wildlife

There has been much discussion in the community regarding the recent shooting of a bear cub by the Amherst Police Department. More...

Kryzan promises solutions to issues

The last Town Board meeting clearly demonstrated why Amherst residents are so disappointed in their elected officials. The embarrassing Chuck E. More...

Obituaries

Sister Mary Grace Ortner, teacher

Sister Mary Grace Ortner, OSF, 88, of St. Mary of the Angels in Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, under the care of St. Mary of the Angels Health Center. More...

Carl H. Hirsch, descendant of original Williamsville settlers

Carl H. Hirsch, 93, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. Born Sept. 20, 1915, Mr. Hirsch was descended from some of the original settlers in the Williamsville area. More...

Death Notices

CONLEY, David R., of Amherst, died Thursday, July 30, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Myra L. (nee Sebian); sons, James J. and Peter D.; brothers, Michael J., James J. and Donald J.; and sister, Donna M. A Mass was celebrated Monday, Aug. More...

Sports

Lightning 18U finish ninth at national tourney

The Amherst Lightning 18U travel team finished ninth place in a National PONY Softball Tournament that ended Aug. 1. The Amherst team competed against 50 other teams in Akron, Ohio for the week-long, nine-game tournament at Kent State University. More...

Williamsville girls golf to field three teams

The Williamsville girls district golf team will begin its fourth season with a new twist. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' baseball, softball, soccer or other summer sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways. More...

Business

Business News

The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst. More...

Puddle Duck Toys & Dolls celebrates 25 years of business

Dorothy Ciesielski always had a fascination with toy dolls. More than 25 years ago, she began to collect a new doll every year and before long, she opened her own business, wanting to share her hobby. More...

Surgical Associates of Western New York launch new 'scarless' surgery

What if you were told there was a way to reduce those ugly, post-surgery scars while spending less time recovering? More...