Weekly Feature



September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding approved for Youngmann Highway bridge maintenance

New York State has approved $1.2 million in funding for repair of eight bridges along Youngmann Highway in Amherst and Tonawanda. More...

Highway, refuse merged, superintendent salary increased $13,000

by JESSICA L. FINCH Associate Editor

A decision to merge the Amherst Highway and Refuse departments is expected to save money and increase efficiency. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Storyteller teaches own love of music, literature

Fifty-four years young, Lucy Stanton, better known as Miss Lucy among those at the library, said she is a child at heart. "When I lectured at UB, I always told my students be child-like, not childish. There's a big difference," said Stanton. More...

Community News

Zonta Club of Amherst will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, near Millersport Highway. Heather Lippard will speak about the meaning of Zonta and Zonta International. Cost is $22. More...

Political News

Amherst Republican Women will hold its annual Meet the Candidates Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, near the Interstate 90 overpass. 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

Mohan's survey was a push poll

As a professional pollster who has conducted thousands of polls across the United States over the past 28 years, I feel well qualified to offer the following comments on the Mohan Survey. A push poll by any other name is still a push poll. More...

Amherst demands quality services

The Amherst Highway Department is here to effectively serve residents. The employees are civic minded men and women who take great pride in their work. More...

Let the real leaders handle budgeting

The budget process within the Town of Amherst is never an easy task. During the election season, the process becomes even more complicated, because campaign promises have a tendency to have more importance than good fiscal management. More...

Education

On the Campus

Emily Fogel of Williamsville is spending the Fall 2009 semester in Bath, United Kingdom. More...

On the Campus

The following students of Amherst have been named to the dean's list at Union College: Aria Walfrand, Mark Chaskes, Elana Korn, Kelsey Mulvihill, Ann Keller and Elina Meras. More...

Lifestyles

Snyder, Eggertsville Girl Scouts merge, forming super group

F or nearly 100 years, girls have gathered to develop courage, confidence and character while participating in Girl Scouts. More...

Amherst / Williamsville Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922. Walk and Talk Gatherings for Women at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15. More...

'Nutcracker' auditions to be held

Classical Ballet of WNY will hold auditions for the classic holiday ballet "The Nutcracker." Ballet students ages 4 and older from throughout Erie County and Western New York are welcome to audition from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Business

Buffalo Picture Frame relocates to Amherst in 86th year of business

Normally, it's the customer's job to find the perfect place to hang a newly framed piece from Buffalo Picture Frame, but the business's owner, Darryl LeClair, recently had some experience in the matter. More...

Medical complex helps patients get their rest

Those who are struggling with sleep disorders may be able to rest a little more easily now that the East Amherst Medical Complex at 6105 Transit Road is open. More...

Events

Border Trade Alliance event spans two days The Border Trade Alliance will hold a two-day seminar from Monday, Sept. 29 to Tuesday, Sept. 30 as part of the community event series Our Borders, Our Futures. More...

Staff Sgt. Kenefick remembered during service at Christ the King

Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, 30, was just a teenager who enjoyed sports when he attended Williamsville South High School in the 1990s. Born and raised in Western New York, he left the area in 1995 and went on to become a decorated Marine. More...

Campbell bridge reopened

State Department of Transportation Regional Director Alan Taylor was joined by state and local officials Friday to officially open the new Campbell Boulevard bridge over the Erie Canal in Amherst and Pendleton. More...

Amherst High School student had gun because of threats felt outside of school

by JESSICA L. FINCH Associate Editor

The Amherst High School sophomore who was charged with having a gun in his backpack told Amherst police he felt threatened, but not at school. More...

AUTUMN IN THE COUNTRY

Phillip Beamer of Cottage Street Forge in North Tonawanda demonstrates welding during Autumn in the Country held at the Amherst Museum this past weekend. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Risks at schools are to be expected

Where are you from? Amherst? Getzville? East Amherst? Eggertsville? Williamsville? Snyder? North Amherst? Those living in the 54-square mile Town of Amherst identify themselves from the region of town in which they live. More...

Spindle items

• EVENING IN THE VILLAGE — This past Saturday people lined Main Street in the Village of Williamsville to enjoy music, food, and shopping during Evening in the Village. More...

Spindle items

• KICKBALL — Taking an elementary playground game and transforming it into a recreational adult league, the sub-competitive sport of kickball acts as a great way to enjoy a beverage, meet with friends, make new friends, and exercise More...

Police Blotter

Children involved in accident berate driver

Friday, Sept. 4 • A woman called police about a wallet she thinks was stolen at a Main Street address, but she wasn't sure. • Police were called about a carload of youths on North French Road blowing an air horn out a window. More...

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Aug. 9 accident

Amherst Police Captain Patrick McKenna has reported Patricia M. Welker, 71, died at Erie County Medical Center on Friday. She suffered injuries in a vehicle accident on Aug. 9 at Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road. More...

Obituaries

David S. Banigan, teacher, volunteer

David Smith Banigan, 44, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, in Easthampton, Mass. Mr. Banigan attended Canisius High School. More...

Death Notices

COLLINS, Geraldine A. (nee Amigone), of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine "Deana" La Nasa, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 14, at St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Artyard's pottery, clay classes offered Pottery and art classes for children and adults during the day and evening will be available at Artyard Studio, 5701 Main St. More...

Sports

Girls tennis

East's Podlas leads talented lineup

Miranda Podlas has not been the top first singles player for the Williamsville East girls tennis team since she was a freshman but it wasn't because she lacked talent. More...

State title remains goal for North field hockey

Williamsville North has made it a habit lately of appearing in Class A state championship field hockey games. More...

East boys golf hopes competition breeds success

If there was any year that the Williamsville East boys golf team could have its best season ever, this could be it. Nobody graduated from last year's 8-2 team, which can only help the Flames' chances at the ECIC North Division title. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 17 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...

Festivals

sat. 19 Ninth Annual Fall Festival — Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, exhibits from nature organizations, guided nature walks, hands-on activities, food and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 17 The Vans Warped Tour — The Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration, 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...