Weekly Feature



November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Leave only leaves

The Amherst Highway Department has been busy picking up leaves along roadways, including Northledge Drive in Snyder on Oct. 29. More...

Judge Farrell named Magistrate of the Year

The New York State Magistrates Association has designated Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell as the recipient of the annual Eugene W. Salisbury Magistrate of the Year Award for 2009. More...

CLOSING DAY

CLOSING DAY — The Village of Williamsville Farmers Market was held Saturday for the final time this season. More...

Four men arrested for alleged burglary

Amherst police have arrested four individuals in connection with a burglary at the Miller Tennis Club at 5959 Sheridan Drive.   More...

Local News

Lee visits Afghanistan, assesses situation

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, recently toured Afghanistan, where he visited Bagram and Kandahar air bases and traveled through the village of Nawa, located in the volatile Helmand province.   More...

Advancements in medicine account for longer lives

Centenarians attribute it to hard work, love, religion

Turning 100 used to be an unusual, momentous event. While it is still momentous for the individual and his or her family and friends, it’s more common than ever before. More...

TRICK-OR-TREAT —

TRICK-OR-TREAT — Van Winkle’s employee Leonie Muether, left, gives sweets to Sarah Rosso, 5, and her brother Matthew, 3, while employee Danielle Harvey and owner Sue Lehsten look on during 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

Edward P. Hettich, WWII veteran

Edward P. Hettich, 93, of Eggertsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.   Mr. Hettich graduated from West Seneca High School and the University at Buffalo. He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

BOLT , Edward L. Jr., of Amherst, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Delphine; sons, Ron and Dave; daughter, Jackie; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Eleanor Meiler. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Women Interested in Cystic Health meeting set More...

Lifestyles

Foothills Trail Club members encouraged to... TAKE A HIKE

Foothills Trail Club helps maintain 177 miles of the Conservation Trail from the Pennsylvania border to the Canadian Bruce Trail. 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.   Magic Tree House Club at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov 5, for ages 5 and up.   More...

ABRACADABRA—

ABRACADABRA— Mr. J. performs a Halloween Safety Magic Show at the Clearfield Library last Monday for Jack Strang, 7, and Isabella Styn, 4, of Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5  Native American Artifacts Exhibit — Featuring pottery, beadwork, vases, lacrosse sticks, water drums, wampum belts, Gus-wen-ta (two-row wampum belt), rattles, revelation sticks, cornhusk dolls, through Nov. More...

Special Events

thurs. 5  International Tasting Event — Cuisines from around the globe inspired by various American, African, Cuban, Jamaican, Asian and other cultures, 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, the Adams Mark, 120 Church St., Buffalo. More...

Workshops/ Classes

sat. 7 & sun. 8  Screen Printing — With Roycroft Master Artisan Dorothy Markert, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8, Roycroft Campus, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; class tuition is $225, supplies are $60. More...

Adopted 2010 budget carries $545,000 increase

Impact to residents should be minimal

When the Town of Amherst begins the 2010 fiscal year on Jan. 1 it will be doing so with fewer people and more money.   The 2010 tax levy will be $73.4 million, an increase of $545,131 from this year’s budget. More...

Service planned for crash victims

A two-car accident on Sunday in the Town of Clarence left four young people dead and injured two other individuals, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.   St. Gregory the Great Church will hold a prayer service at 8 p.m. More...

Retired teacher continues to help deaf, mentally ill

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Before JoEllen Pennella received a federal education grant, she hadn’t lived in Western New York and had never worked with the hearing-impaired.   Winning that grant changed her life. More...

Three-way stop approved at Nor thfield, Lakewood, North Burbank

In their fifth consecutive weekly meeting, members of the Amherst Town Board had only a few items before them.   With Supervisor Satish Mohan on vacation, the board had only five members, who quickly worked through the agenda. More...

Amherst sophomore dies after ‘brief illness,’ remembered by classmates

A sophomore at Amherst High School died Sunday morning following what Superintendent Laura Chabe described as a “brief illness.”   The girl’s identity has been reported as Chelsea Oliver, 15. More...

Editorial

Refresher needed about board meeting rules

The Amherst Town Board meetings have quite a large following of regular attendees. Those people are ready and willing to comment on just about everything presented at the meeting. More...

Spindle items

• DIFFICULT TIMES — I didn’t know the victims of Sunday night’s car crash in Clarence, but I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to their families and friends. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 6, 1884   Last Monday afternoon, Miss Nellie Voak, the thirteen-year-old daughter of Mr. Lewis Voak, accidentally broke her right shoulder.   Mr. and Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Driver in hurry for fast food

Friday, Oct. 23   • Police were called to a bank on Main Street where two males wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts were standing next to the ATM machine while people were taking money out. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t mix branches with leaves

It’s that time of year when the leaves start to turn color, look majestic for a while and then the work begins. More...

Do not rake leaves into roadways

I have noticed that some residents are still placing raked leaves in the road instead of on their lawn, as requested by our Highway Department. More...

Sweet Home tech program successful

During the 2008-09 school year, Sweet Home High School’s technology department was given the opportunity by the Board of Education and Superintendent Geoff Hicks to implement internships in engineering/technical fields. More...

Sports

Sweet Home runs over Iroquois, 34-6

Panthers play Grand Island Friday, seek third-straight Class A title

For the fifth straight year, the Sweet Home football team is heading to the Ralph.   More...

East’s Podlas wins first sectional singles title

Girls tennis

For the first time in her high school girls tennis career, Miranda Podlas can call herself Section VI singles champion. More...

South’s Licata sets passing records in South victory

If there was any doubt that Joe Licata is the top quarterback in the area, he put any skeptics to rest with his performance last Thursday.   More...

Business

Johnny Vee’s Deli offers wide variety of sandwiches, soups, paninis

What do the Anka, the Stanley, and the Sorvino have in common? The answer can be found at Johnny Vee’s Deli.   While seeking the answer, select a homemade item from the deli’s extensive menu. More...

November Business After Hours to feature county executive

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours at Hyde Park Steak House with County Executive Chris Collins as its special guest. More...

Business News

The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York will host Merrily Kuhn, a registered nurse who will discuss “Scary Drug Interactions” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...