Weekly Feature



October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

H1N1 vaccines could be available within a week

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Anthony Billittier IV said shipments of H1N1 virus vaccines should be arriving at the Health Department either this week or next week.   More...

Will Recreation, Youth merge?

Board split on how to proceed

Deputy Supervisor Mark Manna hopes to have his study of a Recreation Department and Youth Board merger completed by the time the town budget is approved — the 2011 budget. More...

Blair offers UB audience candid comments on career

Citing the need to develop understanding and respect at the grass-roots level in order to create new alliances that could solve worldwide problems, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke to a friendly audience Oct. More...

UTMOST PRIDE

Boy Scout Troop 444 members, from left, Kyle Tirone, Cody Smith, Nathan Ostrye and Joey Guppenuerger, participate in a flag burning ceremony on Sunday at the Eggertsville Fire Company open house. More...

Youth Board winter day camp registration opens Oct. 19

The Amherst Youth Board will begin accepting applications for its winter day camp programs for children ages 5-11 on Monday, Oct. 19.   Registrations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 23. More...

Local News

WHAT DOES THIS SWITCH DO?

Eggertsville Hose fireman Mike Maisano shows Katelynn Banning, 4, center, and her sister Rachel, 9, of Amherst the control board on Engine 1 at the fire company’s open house on Sunday. More...

Town reminded of guidelines for leaf pickup

The Town of Amherst Highway Department will begin leaf pickup the week of Oct. 18.   Open garbage cans of brush and leaves will be picked up prior to the week of Oct. 18 during weekly garbage pickup. More...

Seminar to discuss ways to solve family tree mysteries

Researching one’s family tree can be a challenge — including such issues as not knowing how to get started or hitting a brick wall after some success. More...

Police Blotter

Bus, vehicle drivers refuse to move; both call police

Saturday, Oct. 3   • A woman wheeled a cart out of a Niagara Falls Boulevard store without paying for the contents — a computer in a box.   • A man took a $20 lottery ticket from an Eggert Road business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voting right should come after age 16

After reading Dan Meyer’s political column on Sept. 16, “It’s time to lower the voting age to 16,” I have a question. Are you absolutely insane?   Mr. More...

Candidate’s child sees hard work daily

One of the most important things to know about a candidate for public office is her values: the kind of person she is and the kind of person she will be in office. I know my mother, Alice Kryzan, will be a town supervisor we can be proud of.   More...

Loughran deserves to be re-elected

Tom Loughran deserves to be re-elected as Erie County legislator. His outstanding accomplishments speak for themselves.   More...

Education

Amherst students excel on AP exams

Amherst Central High School had 50 students earn the designation of AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level AP exams. More...

Sports

North boys, Amherst girls win again

Town of Amherst Championships

The Williamsville North boys and Amherst Central girls cross country teams continued their domination of the Town of Amherst Championships last Friday at Sweet Home High School. More...

North boys soccer knocks off state-ranked teams

The Williamsville North boys soccer team had an unforgettable week.   More...

WNY Racquetball Development program starts Saturday

The Western New York Racquetball Association Development Program will begin Saturday and continue through April. Challenge courts and instruction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena. More...

Business

Improv ‘actletes’ face off at ComedySportz arena

Dave Letterman competed in a chicken wing eating contest in Buffalo this past Friday, but only a few loyal fans saw the action. More...

Rath to host Amherst Chamber Business After Hours

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath will serve as the honorary host of the next Amherst Chamber Business after Hours.   The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Brain and Spine Center, 400 International Drive. More...

Business News

West Herr Automotive Group will hold a grand opening event for West Herr Toyota of Williamsville from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at the new location, 8129 Main St. east of Transit Road. More...

Village dissolution sparks board’s attention

Word of Kevin Gaughan’s mission to start petitioning for the dissolution of 16 of Erie County’s villages has reached the Village of Williamsville. More...

Exclusive to the Web

Budget meeting described as ‘disastrous’

The Amherst Town Board met during a special meeting Tuesday to consider 16 proposed amendments that would affect Supervisor Satish Mohan’s tentative $116 million budget. More...

Board begins restoring 2010 proposed budget cuts

Half. That is the number of Planning Department staff members that remain in Supervisor Satish Mohan’s tentative $118 million budget. More...

Robbery suspect still loose; second man arrested for petit larceny during chase

Amherst police apprehended a man on Thursday thought to be responsible for robbing a bank, but quickly realized he was not the suspect. The man, however, still faces charges. More...

Re-Tree WNY continues to respond to storm damage

The reforesting of Western New York continues again this fall with training sessions scheduled this month.   The sessions are being organized by Re-Tree WNY, and the first will be held at The Park School in Amherst.   More...

Teachers want backpacks, purses banned at high school

Amherst Schools

Amherst High School faculty do not want students to bring backpacks and purses to school anymore, and they voiced their concerns at the Oct. 6 Amherst School Board meeting. More...

Panel to discuss U.S. health care reform

“U.S. Health Care: In Search of a Cure” will be the topic of discussion during an upcoming panel event at the University at Buffalo.   The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

ONE BULB AT A TIME

Volunteers gathered at Amherst State Park on Saturday to plant 1,000 daffodil bulbs. Digging in and helping, from left, were Ellen Banks, Lois Shriver and Mike Procknal. More...

Editorial

Domestic abuse should prompt discussion

Bee Editorial

Domestic violence can be a taboo topic. More...

Spindle items

• NEW SHOW IN TOWN — I embraced my first weekend as an Amherst resident with drinks at Loughran’s before the ComedySportz show on Friday, pizza from LaNova’s afterward, shopping for my wedding dress at Bridal Chateau and V More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 16, 1884   At Snyder last evening, at seven o’clock, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Phoebe Kabel was married to Mr. More...

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Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Florence E. Deitrick, Red Cross volunteer

Florence Evelyn Deitrick (nee Edgley) died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.   Mrs. Deitrick was born in Newark, N.J., and moved to Buffalo when she was 7. More...

Alan S. Eshenour, former member of the Air Force

Alan Sydney Eshenour died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Lewisville, Texas.   Mr. Eshenour, formerly of Amherst, was born Sept. 17, 1932, to Donald and Helen Eshenour in Waterloo, N.Y. More...

Death Notices

KAUSNER, Jacqueline J. (nee Loos), of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert, and brother, Kevin. She is survived by two daughters, Jill Banaszak and Jodi Pittner, and six grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

Legislator Ed Rath Welcomes the Erie County Veterans Outreach Squad

This innovative program appeals to Veterans both young and old, and their families

On October 20, 2009, Legislator Ed Rath will welcome the Erie County Veterans Outreach Squad to Amherst. This program, led by Erie County Veterans Service Agency’s Director, Dr. More...

What’s Going On

Physical Therapy Month seminars set More...

Lifestyles

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY: Blondes vs. Brunettes

POWDER PUFF SHOWDOWN

The age-old stereotype that blondes have more fun and brunettes have more brains continues to be debated. But in the battle between hair colors, who plays better football?   More...

Museum lunchtime lecture series continues

The Amherst Museum’s Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series will continue at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with a lecture on selecting wine. The cost is $3. The museum is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. Visit www.amherstmuseum.org. More...

Pair exchange wedding vows at St. Bartholomew’s Church

Melissa Calabrese married Jonathan Douglas in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Tonawanda. The Rev. Arthur Ward Jr. and Deacon John Reitz officiated. More...

Entertainment

Halloween Activities

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COMEDY

thurs. 15-sat. 17 . Chris Quigley — 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Yuk Yuk’s in Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 1-877-968-5233, www.casinoniagara.com fri. More...

Special Events

thurs. 15 . Beer on Tap — The Arts in Education Institute of WNY will hold its first major fundraising event in the Institute’s Artful Living, Artful Learning event series, featuring Broadway dancer Jimmy Tate, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...