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September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst plans 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at Memorial Hill Grove

The Town of Amherst will honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, during its 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance on Friday. The community is welcome to gather at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL — Kaitlyn Unkrich, left, and her twin sister, Emma, of Amherst, board the school bus and wave to their mother, Vicki, on Sept. 2 for the first day back to school at Country Parkway Elementary. More...

Pedestrian killed on Transit Road

Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna, of the Accident Investigation Unit, reports that a fatal accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 9200 Transit Road in front of Carubba Collision. Joseph J. More...

FOOTBALL FAN

FOOTBALL FAN — Buffalo Bill kicker Rian Lindell autographs his photo for Aaron Goscinski, 7, of Amherst during an event held Saturday at the Boulevard Mall. More...

Local News

Event postponed

Williamsville native Kathryn Radeff's Monday, Sept. 1 book signing at the Clarence Center Coffee Shop has been postponed. The event was promoted in last week's community news section. More...

New Canisius field house honors former resident

Canisius High School's new field house will carry the name of a distinguished alumni, the late Bernard J. Kennedy, class of 1949. More...

Getzville resident questions check, BBB confirms scam

A Getzville resident's skepticism saved her from being the victim of fraud and losing thousands of dollars. A letter arrived on Aug. 21 in the mail, congratulating Angela Kozak's husband, James, for winning $150,000. More...

Police Blotter

Transit dispute turns 'hair y'

Friday, Aug. 28 • A 911 call was placed from a Nickel Way address. An employee of the business said it was accidental; he hit the phone while covering a hot tub. More...

Letters to the Editor

Smith should take real stance on issues

When I first read Howard Smith's letter in The Bee, it made me really angry. Then I thought about a time when my grandfather took me to buy a new car. More...

Schools benefit from Emergency Services Dept.

On behalf of the Williamsville administrative team, we would like to express our full and steadfast support for the Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety. More...

Jolly Boys say thanks for support

A giant thank you is owed all of our patrons and volunteer workers at the Old Home Days beer tent, at Island Park in Williamsville. Your generosity has prevailed despite particularly tough economic times. More...

Education

On the Campus

Shannon Smith of East Amherst was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at Morrisville State College. More...

Intern spent 11 weeks in Vietnam

Adam Croglia's internship was exactly what it was designed to be — a learning experience but different in that he was in Vietnam. More...

Lifestyles

MusicalFar e presents '2 Pianos 4 Hands'

Amherst Meals on Wheels fundraiser

A MusicalFare Theatre Company performance starring two talented pianists exploring the journey through their fictional lives will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to benefit Amherst Meals on Wheels. More...

Mended Hearts support group to meet Sept. 12

Mended Hearts support group for heart patients will meet the second Saturday of every month. At 1 p.m. on Sept. 12, the group will meet in room 301 of Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave. Call 634-3631. More...

Watts-Ransom

Lori Wilkins of Medina, N.Y., and Dale Watts of Lyndonville, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Watts, to Brett Ransom, son of Arlene and Dale Ransom of Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Family Activities

thurs. 10 . 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, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

fri. 11 . Aspiring Artists Art and Wine Celebration — Join Aspire for their sixth annual fundraiser and help bring self-expression opportunities to children and adults with developmental disabilities, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Mohan reports 92 percent support for Public Works Department

Survey had 845 responses

One of Supervisor Satish Mohan's final tasks is to create the 2010 budget — and he is getting some input from residents. Mohan sent surveys to 5,484 randomly selected single-family homes, asking the taxpayers how to better run the town. More...

Ex-Bills player arrested Friday

Amherst police arrested former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Moulds, 36, on Friday in relation to a domestic situation. Assistant Chief Timothy Green said details would not be released because of the nature of the complaint. More...

Evening in the Village returns Sept. 12

Live music, trolley rides, store specials and eager shoppers will flood Main Street for the seventh straight year during this summer's Evening in the Village from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Independence Primary to be held Sept. 15

For most candidates Tuesday's primary isn't do or die, but it will secure an extra party line in the general election. In Amherst, the Independence Party has the only contested line. Eight candidates for Town Board will vie for three spots. More...

Fries specializes in wing sauce

According to a survey completed at the 2009 National Buffalo Wing Festival, people from 49 states and 31 countries attended the event, but it was a hometown amateur who had the best sauce. More...

DEC , ACAC plan meeting to discuss black bears in WNY

In light of recent black bear activity, including two vehicle/ bear collisions on urban thruways and bear sightings in Erie and Niagara counties, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reminds residents to remain vigilant and take preca More...

Editorial

Take time to decide who will represent you

Bee Editorial

We have recipes, appliances and workout routines all designed to save us time. It seems there isn't nearly enough time in a day, week, month or year to get done what we want. More...

Spindle items

• 9-11-01 — "Turn on the news." Those were the only four words my former roommate, Sara, said to me as I emerged from the bathroom after getting ready for class on Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 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

Joseph J. Calaman, retired chemical engineer

Joseph J. Calaman, 88, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, under the care of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Mr. Calaman was struck by a vehicle while crossing Transit Road in East Amherst. Mr. More...

Steven M. Shults, accountant

Steven M. Shults, 44, of Seven Fields in Mars, Pa., formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, under the care of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Mr. Shults was born Aug. 5, 1965, in Buffalo, graduated from St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cystic Health group to meet Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a membership tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Dr. Rosemary Michalek is chairwoman and Dolly Gernatt is co-chairwoman. More...

Sports

Section champion East takes simple approach

Williamsville East made history last year by becoming the first Williamsville girls soccer team to advance to the state final four. Despite the success, Lady Flames coach Chris Durr is taking a one game at a time approach with his players. More...

Licata throws for school record, South football beats GI

If anybody didn't know that Joe Licata was one of the top quarterbacks in Western New York this year, you should have checked him and the Williamsville South football team out last Saturday at Grand Island. More...

Field hockey, tennis, golf previews on tap

The Bee will continue previewing the fall varsity sports teams in next week's edition by publishing a preview of the field hockey, golf and girls tennis squads. Previews for the remaining fall varsity sports teams will be published in two weeks. More...

Business

Bodyshaping by Sandy offers classes in 30 locations

Fall semester begins Sept. 14

Across Western New York people are gathering for yoga, Zumba and Pilates. If any of those words seem foreign, check out Bodyshaping by Sandy because they might be an activity worth knowing about. More...

KeyBank's East Amherst branch fills gap

East Amherst residents can now visit a local KeyBank branch without traveling too far north or south on Transit Road. More...

BNHRA plans seminar for Sept. 16

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association has an opportunity for attendees to learn and network with area professionals. BNHRA has planned a Legal Update Seminar specifically designed to address some of the challenges facing organizations. More...