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October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Podiatrist turns 100; saw profession as reliable

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Harry Sperer wanted to be an architect when he grew up. Instead, he left his hometown during the Depression, moved to another country and took up a trade he learned about only through a family friend.   Things worked out pretty well. More...

Gaughan plans to begin village dissolution petitioning in March

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

Audit shows Williamsville district in good standing

John P. Schiavone, of Lumsden & Mc- Cormick, said the accounting firm’s audit of the Williamsville Central School District indicates the district is in good financial standing. More...

Local News

Senior Center, Zonta Club to hold ‘meet the candidates’ events

‘meet the candidates’ events   The final “meet the candidates” nights before the Nov. 3 election have been announced.   More...

Political News

The Amherst Volunteer Firefighters United is endorsing Barbara Nuchereno, Dan Ward and Ramona Popowich for Amherst Town Board; Thomas Loughran for the 14th County Legislative District; and Edward Rath for 15th County Legislative District.   More...

Personnel director addresses Bee Heard comments

The Amherst Bee’s Bee Heard column is a way for readers to voice their concerns.   More...

Police Blotter

Man plays ‘jail’ c a rd during argument

Friday, Oct. 9   More...

Two arrested at Pepsi Center

A recent on-ice incident at the Pepsi Center continued into the locker rooms and led to two arrests.   Amherst police reported that at 11:20 p.m. on Oct. More...

Letters to the Editor

Popowich’s worth seen with schools

I strongly support Ramona Popowich for Amherst Town Board. More...

Candidate’s work ethic unsurpassed

During campaign season, we hear every candidate’s attributes advertised, leading us to believe they are all equally and superbly qualified and experienced.   More...

Sanders’ asset is accounting skills

I will vote for Steven Sanders because he is a friend and I know he is tireless, intelligent, honest and professional. I live in the same neighborhood as Steven and have known him and his family for years. More...

Education

School News

Gateway-Longview’s first 5K run and 2 mile walk, “Paving Ways for Children,” held on Oct. 10 had more than 200 participants and raised $8,000. More...

Students support cancer research with ‘Artful Bra’ project

Victoria Lojacono and Moraya Kiener, both of Amherst and seniors at Mount St. Mary Academy, were looking for a community service project that would support a worthy cause in their community. More...

Young Audiences president named

Young Audiences of Western New York, Inc. began its academic year with a new president, vice president and six new members of its board of directors. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Orchestra ...

Scholarship winners return to start 64th season

F our young violinists will open the Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s 64th season — a   series of concerts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Amherst Symphony Scholarship.   More...

‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ performances set

The students of The Academy of Theatre Arts will perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and at 1, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, behind the Glen Park Tavern near the corner of Cayuga Street. More...

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.   More...

Entertainment

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

thurs. 22 . Night of the Living Dead — Starry Night Theatre Co. presents this staged adaptation of George Romero’s classic horror film, directed by Paul McGinnis. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 and continues at 8 p.m. Oct. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . Fun Outdoor Activity — A one-hour program for children in grades K-5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. No registration required. More...

Special Events

thurs. 22 . Authors & Artists 2009 — An evening of great food and entertainment, recognizing both the literary and visual arts, with more than 50 local artists creating one-of-a-kind bookmarks just for the event, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Town Board debates budget

It was the last scheduled meeting before the Amherst Town Board is expected to adopt its 2010 budget and it was an emotional one. More...

Halloween events planned throughout town, village

Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville residents will have several opportunities to enjoy Halloween festivities.   Amherst Museum   More...

Rivals

Williamsville South’s Rachel Grampp, left, battles for possession of the ball with Williamsville East’s Margaux Gill in the Lady Flames’ 2-0 home win last Friday. More...

Williamsville school’s poetry reading to feature alumnus

The Williamsville Central School District will feature Kazim Ali, an East graduate, at its ninth annual Poetry Reading.   Ali, class of 1989, will read his poetry at the event, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Photo

NEW LOOKS FOR FALL — Park School third-grade teacher Chris Downey had his hair dyed by fifth-graders Emma Radford and Owen Jones during the Country Fair held Saturday at the school. More...

Editorial

Budget preparation lacking as time runs short

Bee Editorial

Depending on when you read this, there are approximately 139 hours before Town Board members are supposed to meet and vote on the 2010 budget. More...

Spindle items

• BLOTTER ALERT — When looking for a house in Amherst I asked a couple of members of the Police Department if any red flags went up when I told them the name of my prospective street. A resounding “no” was what I got. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 23, 1884   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

Robert W. Poerschke, WWII, Korea veteran

Robert W. Poerschke, 85, of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.   Mr. Poerschke was born on Aug. 24, 1924, in North Tonawanda to Ruth and Bernhardt Poerschke. More...

Robert D. Gunderman Sr., senior partner at law firm

Robert Dale Gunderman Sr., 71, of Snyder, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Erie County Medical Center.   Mr. Gunderman was born on March 17, 1938, in Buffalo. He graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

BOYERS, Helen (nee Goddard), formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, July 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles, and brother, Frank. She is survived by two sons, C. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Clothing, household goods drive to be held More...

Sports

Sweet Home blanks Amherst, clinches Class A regular season title

The Sweet Home football team clinched the Section VI Class A regular season title with an impressive 42-0 shutout over Amherst last Friday at Amherst’s Dimp Wagner Memorial Field. More...

East boys golf downs Clarence in playoff, earns division crown

It wasn’t easy but the Williamsville East boys golf team are ECIC North Large School Division champions. More...

East blanks South, wins ECIC II

Girls soccer

Williamsville East extended its domination in ECIC Division II girls soccer with a 2-0 home win over Williamsville South last Friday.   It was the Lady Flames’ eighth-straight division title and ninth out of the last 10 seasons.   More...

Business

Santonello’s Salon is source for hair styling

Santonello’s Salon at 9378 Transit Road in East Amherst offers a family atmosphere, said owner Brenda Cady. Three of the employees have been working together for more than 14 years, and her sister also works there.   More...

Michael Measer appointed Bee Group vice president

Michael Measer has been appointed vice president/circulation manager of Bee Group Newspapers.   He is the fourth generation of his family to have an executive role with the company, which began with The Amherst Bee in 1879. More...

EduKids celebrates its 20th anniversary

EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers, with a location at 600 CrossPoint Parkway in Amherst, is in the midst of its 20th anniversary celebration, with student, parent and staff events planned throughout the year.   More...