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November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

TURKEY TROT

TURKEY TROT — Tristen Cadenhead leads Mr. Turkey and Jack Monson on the eighth annual Turkey Trot held at Bonhava Specialized Early Childhood Center of WNY on Nov. 18. More...

ECO sponsors lighting contest

The Eggertsville Community Organization is again offering its annual Holiday Lighting Contest, open to residents of the 14226 ZIP code.   More...

Williamsville School District residents to vote Dec. 1 on capital improvement plan

School district residents are accustomed to voting on education matters in May, so many may not be aware a vote is planned next week.   The Williamsville Central School District will hold a special vote on Tuesday, Dec. More...

DINNER FOR 500

DINNER FOR 500 — Flossie Ziolowski, Susan Ronald and Julia Cohan pack bags of bread to be put into Thanksgiving baskets that were compiled at North Presbyterian Church on Saturday. More...

Local News

Women’s Wine Club to enter ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

The Women’s Wine Club will host a holiday gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Marinaccio’s Steak and Seafood, at 5877 Main St. near Highland Drive. More...

Woman charged for allegedly violating order of protection

Kathleen A. Dillon of Williamsville has been charged with criminal contempt and aggravated harassment.   Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Brinkerhoff responded to a Sheridan Drive address in Clarence on Nov. More...

Mandatory parent meetings scrutinized by Sweet Home

The issue of whether or not the Sweet Home Board of Education should have a voice in mandating meetings for parents remained unresolved after its Nov. 17 meeting. More...

Police Blotter

Personal check escapes from trunk; on the loose

Friday, Nov. 13   • Police were called to a gas station where a man and woman had been parked at a pump and arguing for 10 minutes.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Energy savings aren’t substantial

I studied the front page article (Nov. 18) on the $1 million of stimulus funds in great detail. The one word which was not in the article was “jobs.” This was supposed to be a jobs creation bill. More...

Sanders ready serve on board

I would like to thank the voters of Amherst for expressing their trust in me by voting me to the Amherst Town Board. My election shows that the voters want an experienced financial professional working on their behalf. More...

Lee’s no vote was the right one

I write to recognize Rep. Chris Lee for his thoughtful vote against H.R. 3962, the “Affordable Health Care for America Act.” Rep. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Victorian tea, Chinese auction set at museum More...

Sports

Sweet Home football gets chance to repeat

Panthers beat Whitesboro, face Burnt Hills in state final rematch

It’s a different cast of characters but vying for a state championship remains the constant for the Sweet Home football team.   More...

Penalty stroke ends North field hockey’s perfect season

Williamsville North’s bid for its second undefeated season in three years ended last Friday at Vestal High School’s Dick Hoover Stadium.   More...

Sacred Heart’s Doody breaks school record in 100 free

Alex Doody capped off an outstanding swim season with a record-breaking performance at the 34th annual New York State Swimming and Diving Championships held at Webster Schroeder High School in Rochester.   More...

Business

New Web site, television show celebrate local culture, business

Five years ago, Dee Jones developed an idea that would ultimately bring infrastructure to local businesses as well as provide an outlet for small businesses to advertise without splurging. More...

Amherst Baby & Childcare Center Inc. marks 15-year anniversary

It was always the dream of Melvin and Carol Walbesser to build a day care center.   The dream was realized on Dec. More...

Business News

Farrell Photography, located at 479 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst, is celebrating its 20th year in Western New York. The location opened in October 1990 after relocating from California. Studio and on location portrait sessions are available. More...

Board denies union contract for first time in decade

The Amherst Town Board and the Amherst Employee Association remain at odds. (See editorial on page four) During its Nov. 16 meeting, the board denied the proposed AEA contract by a vote of 3-3. More...

Adding glitz

Trish Mullaney, owner of the Dessert Deli, watches as pastry chef Sue Tallmadge puts the finishing touches on a gingerbread house on Saturday. More...

‘Jeopardy!’ winner credits Masterminds for preparing him

Jarret Izzo finally had the chance to stop yelling questions at the TV and say them to Alex Trebek.   East Amherst native Izzo, 24, was selected for the popular game show “Jeopardy!” and won during his first appearance. More...

Community pushes for Chinese language courses

Several Williamsville School District parents and residents believe students need to learn Mandarin Chinese to have a competitive edge in the ever-changing, professional world.   During the Nov. More...

Kaleida Health enacts patient visitation policy

To help protect patients, visitors and staff following an increase in the number of flu cases throughout Western New York, Kaleida Health hospitals have initiated their patient visitation policy for flu season, which limits visitation to parents, gu More...

Editorial

Ending the ‘same old’ needs to be done fairly, smartly

Bee Editorial

Whether you are trying to lose a lot of weight quickly, filing a $1 million lawsuit, or trying to regrow hair, the disclaimer — past success doesn’t guarantee future results — is always there. More...

Spindle items

• THANKS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE — B efore dessert, before dinner, and even before breakfast, comes the Turkey Trot.   This year will mark my second year for the annual YMCA run; its 114th. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 27, 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

Mary F. Bobinski, retired director of Amherst libraries

Mary F. Bobinski, 81, who served as director of the Amherst Public Libraries for 33 years, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital of pancreatic cancer.   More...

Death Notices

GULISANO, Mary (nee Albanese), of Amherst, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. More...

Education

School News

Leah Hemphill, a junior at Amherst Central High School, will join a select group of students representing their schools as People to People Student Leaders at the leadership summit at UCLA in Los Angeles, June 20-26. More...

Parents ask district to help replace Williamsville elementary playgrounds

The playground at Dodge Elementary is in a serious state of decay, according to parents, and they need the district to help change that. More...

Heim Elementary Playground Committee to sell Chiavetta’s chicken dinners

The Heim Elementary Playground Fund and Committee will hold a Chiavetta’s barbecue chicken dinner sale to help raise money for a new playground.   The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Bringing A Legend to Life

Rebirth of Roosevelt site evident in tour, events

The president who inspired creation of the teddy bear, went on safari, saved forests and popularized the adage “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” is the same president who took the oath of office in the library of a mansion on Delawar More...

JCC Book Fair continues with award-winning author

Peter Manseau will discuss his recent novel, “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the JCC Holland Building, 787 Delaware Ave. This debut novel won the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for fiction. More...

Doctor, ‘American Idol’ finalist team up to create Christmas album

Dr. David Pochatko of Clarence is an orthopedic surgeon at Northtowns Orthopedics. He wanted to study music in college, but his parents wouldn’t allow it. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thur. 26 . YMCA Turkey Trot — S pectators can spot pilgrims, bees, turkeys, Blues Brothers, Chinese dragons, caterpillars and Old St. More...

Special Events

fri. 27 . Black Friday Celebration — Throughout the Elmwood Village/Museum District. All Elmwood Village shops will be open late until 9 p.m. More...

Dance

sat. 28 & sun. 29 . The Nutcracker — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Neglia Ballet Artists will collaborate to present Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...