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August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Architect blends career with community

by DAVID F. SHERMAN SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

David Sutton recalls that he wanted to be an architect when he was in the eighth grade. "I thought it was just about building things," he said of his youthful approach to the trade. More...

Historic stone entranceways undergoing repair

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being saved, and historic landmarks are being preserved. Two Amherst Highway employees began carefully repairing the stone entranceways at Kensington and Roycroft Boulevard on Monday. More...

CROWD PLEASER

CROWD PLEASER — Bagpiper Neil Anderson, of the Celtic rock band Rathkeltair, puts everything he's got into Saturday's performance at the Amherst Museum's 25th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. More...

Local News

Weinstein named Paul Harris Fellow

The Amherst East Rotary Club has honored Dr. Barry A. Weinstein as a Paul Harris Fellow. A council member for the Town of Amherst, Weinstein was recognized at the recent Rotary installation dinner and awards ceremony. More...

County Legislators hope motorists get message about dangers of texting

A proposed local law would give law enforcement the ability to pull over motorists who text message or send other forms of electronic communications while driving. More...

GOLF TECHNIQUES—

GOLF TECHNIQUES— Junior Golf Camp Director Don Schneider, helps Justin Jenneve, 9, with his grip during Junior Golf Camp held recently at the Audubon Golf Course. Photo by Scott Schild Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com 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

Dr. Beatrice W. Connelly, community leader

Dr. Beatrice W. Connelly (nee Weber), 92, of Eggertsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, under the care of Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and her father was a U.S. More...

Lou Reuter, ESG regional director, dies

The amateur athletes of Western New York have lost a leader this week with the death of Louis Michael Reuter Jr. More...

Antoinette Scioli, restaurant owner, operator

Antoinette "Nina" Scioli, 82, of Getzville, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Mrs. Scioli's early restaurant career was spent working in well-known Buffalo restaurants such as Oliver's and The 31 Club. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Aunt Pat's to hold open house Aunt Pat's School House, child care center and preschool, 8620 Transit Road, will hold an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Babies as young as 6 weeks and children up to 5 years old are accepted. More...

Sports

Anonymous friend gives Sweet Home senior opportunity

Bowling

Someone is looking out for Ryan Clark, but the 17-year-old Tonawanda resident has no idea who it is. Maybe he has a fairy godmother. Maybe it's a guardian angel. Maybe the Shadow knows. More...

23rd annual 5K Moonlight Run, Wellness Walk set

The 23rd annual Moonlight 5K Run and Wellness Walk to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphona Society "Team in Training Program" will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19. The race begins on Glen Ave. at Cayuga. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Williamsville girls golf to field three teams

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

Berrafato's Prima Pizza & Pasta opens new location

The owners of Berrafato's Prima Pizza & Pasta are bringing more than 30 years of experience of operating a successful business in Buffalo into the suburbs. More...

Young stylist creates Bello Amore

Since she was a little girl, Danielle Diminuco, an Amherst native, dreamed of being a hair stylist. "When I was younger and would play with my dolls, I would cut and style their hair," she said. More...

New intersection planned at Wehrle, Garrison

Erie County's largest road construction project — all of Wehrle Drive — has nearly reached its halfway point. More...

Williamsville school tax rate drops 13 percent

The Williamsville Central School District's 2009-10 tax rate is $17.16. That's $2.57 per $1,000 assessed value, or 13.02 percent, less than last year. More...

World Sumo champion to speak at Rotary luncheon

The Rotary Club of Amherst East will host Emanuel "Tiny" Yarbrough as its guest lunch speaker on Thursday, Aug. 27. The event is open to the public and reservations are required. More...

East Amherst resident to receive Jewish Federation's Benderson Award

Harold M. Halpern, a committed lay leader in Buffalo's Jewish community for more than 40 years, will receive the prestigious Nathan Benderson Community Service Award. More...

Editorial

DWI convictions are costly

Bee Editorial

Few of us have money to spare in today's economic climate, but consider the following scenario: The cost of towing your vehicle runs about $50; storing your vehicle, $45; bail fee, $250; defense attorney, $500-$1,500; fines, $300-$1,000; court sur More...

Spindle items

• ON THE CASE — When most of us are bored we watch TV, shop or find some other meaningless way to spend our time. My friend Adam solves crimes — well, just one so far. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 21, 1884 Republican voters are requested to meet at Eshelman's Hall in Clarence Center on Saturday evening for the purpose of forming a Blaine and Logan Club. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports missing sweater

Friday, Aug. 7 • Police assisted a person at a convenience store on North French Road, who had been on a bus on Niagara Falls Boulevard, trying to go home to Buffalo, but got off and became lost. More...

Letters to the Editor

North Bailey needs further study

I totally agree that there needs to be further study on the effect of having a Wal-Mart in the Sheridan/ North Bailey/Sweet Home area. 1. Sweet Home has two major designated bike trails on the old small country road. More...

Things to consider regarding sidewalks

The sidewalk issue is once again becoming a hot topic in Amherst. Before the Town Board tries to make them mandatory townwide, there are several points to consider. More...

High taxes should include sidewalks

It's about time this issue was brought up. It's amazing how many streets don't have sidewalks in the town, especially my own and those around the block. I feel trapped on my street, with the lack of sidewalks. More...

Education

School News

Driver's education will be offered in two sessions at Cardinal O'Hara, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda. Courses are open to all high school students. There will be two eight-week sessions offered, Sept. 14- Nov. 5, and Nov. 19- Jan. 7. More...

Forbes ranks UB as a 'Best Business School'

Forbes magazine has once again ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the best business schools in the world, based on the "return on investment" it provides MBA graduates. The ranking of No. More...

Park School appoints new trustees

The Park School of Buffalo has named three members to its board of trustees: Martin Berardi, Dorothy Bergman, and John Tank. Berardi is the corporate vice president for Moog, Inc. and the president of the Medical Devices Group for the company. More...

Lifestyles

Thinking green helps Buffalo ReUse make a difference

L et's play a game of word association. What first comes to mind after hearing the word "green." Is it money? What about trees, plants or the environment? More...

Glen Park Project needs volunteers

Help remove invasive species with the Glen Park Joint Board, HSBC and the Wellness Institute of WNY from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22, at 280 Glen Ave. More...

County bike maps feature safety tips, routes, local laws

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation and Council has developed full-color maps of both counties providing bike safety facts, multiuse trail information and a color-coded on-street bicycle network rating the comfort level for a typica More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . New Moon Walk — Enjoy a walk on one of the darkest nights as Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune are visible, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. 683-5959 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 20 . Erie County Fair & Exposition — Agricultural, livestock, crafts, hobby and gardening displays, daily competitions, music, food, demonstrations, midway, rides and parades. More...

Theater

thurs. 20 & fri. 21 . The Pirates of Penzance Jr. — The Lancaster Opera House's Theater Workshop Kids invite you to a rousing version of this Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. More...