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December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Amherst Town Court

• Name of municipality: Amherst Town Court   Name of department head: Jim Loughran, clerk to the town justice and court administrator   • Number of employees: two part-time judges, 19 full-time clerks and four part-time rotatin More...

Weinstein to be sworn in Friday as 41st town supervisor

Amherst residents are invited to the swearing in of Supervisor elect Dr. Barry Weinstein and two new Town Board members on Friday, Jan. 1.   The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

Tour of Mennonite Meeting House open to public

The public is welcome to gather at the Mennonite Meeting House for a view inside.   The Amherst Town Board will be touring the facility from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. 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

William J. McLaughlin Jr., business owner

William J. McLaughlin Jr., 81, of Clarence, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at his home after a long illness.   Mr. McLaughlin was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Pittsburgh. For high school he attended the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. More...

James H. Braun, longtime automotive salesman

James Henry Braun, 80, of Williamsville and formerly of Clarence, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a short illness.   Mr. Braun was born June 26, 1929, in Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Men’s Caregiver Group meeting to be held The Men’s Caregiver Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. More...

Sports

North grad Hourihan named All-American

Field hockey

Claire Hourihan closed out her collegiate field hockey career with as high an individual honor as there is. More...

Sacred Heart rallies, wins basketball games

Sacred Heart is getting really good at winning close basketball games.   The Sharks improved to 5-1 overall with a thrilling 59-58 non-league win last Wednesday at Grand Island. More...

Sweet Home hosts wrestling tourney

The second day of the 36th Joe Shifflet Sweet Home Invitational will be held Wednesday at Sweet Home High School. Wrestlebacks start at 9:30 a.m. followed at 10:30 a.m. with semifinals. More...

Business

Institute provides focused fitness training

“Personal” isn’t just part of the name for the Personal Training Institute, at 8240 Transit Road, Suite 100, Amherst — it’s a key element of the service provided. More...

Barber starts shop on Niagara Falls Boulevard

When Steve Tirone started cutting hair 15 years ago he often dreamt of opening his own barbershop. More...

Business News

Birdair Inc. of Amherst has completed its work on the roof of Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. More...

Amherst Bee reviews top stories of 2009

It wasn’t the most memorable year in the Town of Amherst, but it will forever be part of the history books. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Pilot training standards must be raised

An issue that affects every person who boards a passenger aircraft in this country will soon come before the U.S. Senate. Swift passage would be appropriate recognition of the mission being carried out by Families of Continental Flight 3407. More...

Spindle items

• MEET YOUR NEW REPORTER —   Holidays are always a busy time of year, but never more than when you’re starting a new job. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Jan. 1, 1885   More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Be Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2009 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mohan: another Harry Truman

I just had to thank you for that fine story by Jessica Finch on our supervisor, Satish Mohan. When reading it, the only thing I could think of is, another Harry Truman got into government. More...

Health care issues same as SUNY’s

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Education

School News

The Taste of Buffalo, presented by TOPS, is offering five $1,000-scholarships to students pursuing a higher education in the food service and hospitality industries. More...

Event promotes eating — not drinking

The Williamsville Central School District Parent Teacher Student Association is raising funds to continue its tradition of holding post-prom parties that promote fun without the use of drugs or alcohol.   More...

Schedule set for fundraiser

The following restaurants are participating in the Williamsville Parent Teacher Student Association post-prom fundraiser:   • Monday, Jan. 4 — Soup Herb, 5403 Sheridan Drive. 631-3750   • Tuesday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Recreation Department tackles winter blues

Summertime — the mere word conjures visions of outdoor activity, community get-togethers and quality family time. But when winter comes, it’s not as easy to get out, get moving and meet new people. More...

Pottery, art classes offered by Artyard

Artyard Studio will offer evening and daytime pottery and art classes for adults and children at 5701 Main St. Winter registration is now being accepted with limited spaces available for children ages 5-12 and adults. More...

Couple honeymoon in Aruba

Stephanie Ann Brauch married Stephen Mark Hoeplinger during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in the atrium of the Sheraton City Center Hotel in St. Louis. Judge David Mason officiated. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 31 . New Year’s on the Canal in Gateway Harbor — Includes a special New Year’s Eve Balloon drop at 9 p.m. More...

COMEDY

thurs. 31 . Chuck Byrn — 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, Yuk Yuk’s in Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 1-877-968-5233, www.casinoniagara.com sat. More...

Family Activities

sat. 2 . Stiglmeier Park Walk — Join the Foothills Trail Club for a four-mile walk through Stiglmeier Park, meet in the first parking lot on the left off Losson Road, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga; Free. More...