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September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Royalty

Homecoming celebrations have begun at high schools across Amherst. Rachel Cahlstadt and Will Kelly, above, were honored as queen and king of the Williamsville East homecoming game Saturday. More...

Village siphon project to begin Dec. 1; community plan public hearing set

E & R General Construction will begin drilling Dec. 1 on the village’s $1.4 million siphon project, Bob Lannon of CRA Infrastructure reported Monday during a Williamsville Village Board work session.   More...

Board of Education discusses safety

Amherst schools

In the wake of an Amherst Central High School student getting arrested for possessing a handgun in his backpack, school safety was the main topic of the Sept. 22 Amherst School Board meeting. More...

Community News

Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a Chinese auction to support its efforts. The chairwoman of the event is Joan Gamler of Amherst, and the co-chairs are Kay Lorenzo, Nancy DiPasquale, Carol Hugar and Corky Ferro. More...

Local News

Park School students observe changes to pond after fish found dead

Located on 34 acres of land, the Park School of Buffalo offers students access to an educational experience that is focused on the environment.   More...

Amherst surgeon honored at Kaleida Ball

Dr. Michael G. Caty of Amherst was honored with a Spirit Award at the 11th annual Kaleida Ball held on Saturday.   The black-tie event raised funds to support stroke, cardiac care, diabetes and geriatrics within the health system.   More...

Political News

Ramona Popowich, a candidate for the Amherst Town Board, will hold a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Eagle House, 5587 Main St., Williamsville. “Root for Ramona” is $25 per person or $40 for two. 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

Site plan should be required before demolition allowed

Village Mayor Mary Lowther is to be commended for proposing a resolution that would require developers to submit a site plan for approval before a demolition permit is obtained.   More...

Democratic slate deserves support

I am a resident of Amherst, and I believe I have a real stake in the outcome of the upcoming elections. I am supporting Alice Kryzan for supervisor and Ramona Popowich, Toni Vazquez and Dan Ward for Town Board. And here’s why.   More...

Popowich has skills to serve on board

Voters in the Town of Amherst have an opportunity to cast their support for Ramona Popowich on Nov. 3.   More...

Education

School News

Amherst High School will celebrate homecoming throughout the week of Oct. 5, capping the celebration with the varsity football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, against Kenmore East at 4301 Main St.   More...

Weinberg Campus to host Senior Resource Fair

Resource Fair   Weinberg Campus, a senior living organization, has partnered with Erie County Legislator Edward Rath III to host a Senior Resource Fair.   The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Mill Middle celebrates 50 years

Williamsville’s Mill Middle School is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weeklong schedule of special events Oct. 5-9.   More...

Sports

Team of one

Eighth-grader Liselette Engler comprises Sweet Home girls golf

Sweet Home Middle School eighth-grader Liselette Engler wants to one day play golf in college and ultimately on the Ladies Professional Golf Tour. More...

North ends losing skid, holds off Ken West

Homecoming game

The Williamsville North football team picked a great time to end a long losing streak.   The Spartans built a 17-0 lead and held off Kenmore West, 17-13, in the Spartans’ homecoming game Saturday.   More...

Second-half surge ignites Flames to homecoming win

It took a half, but once the Williamsville East football team awoke, the Flames were on fire.   East scored all of its points in the second half in a 20-7 homecoming win over Monsignor Martin Association school Timon-St. Jude Saturday.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . Children’s Program — A one-hour program for children in grades K-5 featuring a fun outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew. No registration required. More...

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

thurs. 1 . The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — Amer ic a’s most famous ghost story, Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hol low,” will be presented by Starry Night Theatre Co. More...

Festivals

fri. 2-sun. 4 . Salamanca’s Falling Leaves Festival — Presented by the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce and featuring food and craft vendors, children’s amusements and live entertainment, 5-9 p.m. Friday; noon-9 p.m. More...

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Mohan calls for 18 to be laid off

Mohan - Workforce "too heavy" More...

Barn arsonist bragged after seeing fire reported in The Bee

Ruins — that is all that remained after the Reist Street barn burned to the ground on July 21, 2008.   Williamsville firefighters were called to 265 Reist St. at 4:11 a.m. and found the barn completely engulfed in flames.   More...

Williamsville resident becomes oldest natural born U.S. citizen

Olivia Patricia “Pat” Thomas was born in Iowa in 1895.   She turned 114 on June 29 and recently learned she is the oldest natural born United States citizen.   A resident at St. More...

Lee signs petition to allow residents 72 hours to read bills

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, is supporting his constituents’ right to read and speak about proposed bills.   More...

Morphy family purchases new house

Couple lost ‘dream home’ during landslide

Jody and Chris Morphy are in a position they didn’t expect to be but are happy just to have a home. More...

PUMPKIN PICKERS

PUMPKIN PICKERS — Smallwood Elementary School held its fall festival on Friday, where Carley Illos, 4, left, and Matthew Rothschild 5, a kindergarten student picked their pumpkins. More...

Editorial

All letters to the editor receive equal treatment

Bee Editorial

We have lost count as to how many times someone has called The Bee Heard line in the last four years saying they were upset that they voted for the current supervisor. We urge them not to make the same mistake this year. More...

Spindle items

• ZUMBA — It may be true that you’ll never wear a bridesmaid dress again, but the shoes are another story. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 2, 1884   Painting is a rage with the ladies here. Some very handsome work is being done under the able instruction of Miss Fannie Moses.   More...

Police Blotter

Men reported for doing a little dance

Saturday, Sept. 19   • Police were called to a banquet facility on Millersport Highway where a highly intoxicated woman was found in the bridal suite. She left with her boyfriend.   More...

Man accused of burglary, suppling alcohol to 14-year-olds

Amherst police have charged a man with stealing alcohol from a home in the village and then giving it to minors. More...

Obituaries

Lyman C. Hardy, retired teacher

Lyman C. Hardy, 62, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.   Mr. Hardy was born Sept. 11, 1947, in North Tonawanda. More...

William A. McInnis Jr., teacher at Heim Middle

William A. McInnis Jr., 75, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, under the care of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He suffered from heart failure.   Mr. More...

Lenore Rosica, teacher, scholar

Lenore “Lee” Rosica (nee Mc- Gowan), 84, of Clarence, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, under the care of Highland Hospital in Rochester.   Mrs. Rosica was born in Ashley, Pa., and graduated as valedictorian from St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Museum makes Victorian Ball tickets available More...

Lifestyles

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October paints the town purple for

In 2008 alone, the Amherst Police Department recorded and responded to 1,183 domestic dispute calls. That’s an average of 3.2 calls per day from locations scattered throughout the town.   More...

Grand Polonaise Ball scheduled for Oct. 17

An Evening of Romance at the Grand Polonaise Ball, a black-tie affair, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at 772 N. Forest Road. Tickets cost $65 per ticket and $35 for students. More...

LUCKY WINNER

LUCKY WINNER — Debbie Griffin, co-chair of the Williamsville Business Association “Evening in the Village,” presents winner Marie Sutton of Williamsville with a $500 shopping spree i More...

Business

Mr. Pita offers a different fast food

When Daniel Smith and Aaron Golding discovered the Mr. Pita franchise three years ago in Michigan, they thought it would do well here. More...

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital adds inpatient hospice rooms

Hospice Buffalo and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital dedicated the hospital’s new inpatient hospice rooms on Sept. 24 with a formal ribbon cutting on the hospital’s third floor. More...

Events

Niagara Expo to host business conference More...