Weekly Feature



January 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Moses does ‘lions’ share in community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ken Moses spends a lot of time volunteering — and balancing his time to be able to do so — but the reason he gives back isn’t complicated at all. He does it because it’s the right thing to do.   More...

THE END OF 2009

THE END OF 2009 — The Amherst Recreation Department hosted a New Year’s Eve celebration at the town’s skating center on Thursday, including craft activities enjoyed by Melissa Goodma More...

Controversy continues as temporary stop sign OK’d at Oakgrove, Monroe

A temporary four-way stop sign at Monroe and Oakgrove drives in the Village of Williamsville was approved during the Dec. 14 Village Board meeting, but the controversy has not ended there.   More...

Town to pick up Christmas trees through Jan. 22

The Town of Amherst Highway Department will pick up Christmas trees through Friday, Jan. 22.   After Jan. 22, tree pickup will be handled through Refuse Control. For information, call 631-7117. More...

Local News

SPACE TOUR

SPACE TOUR — Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, toured the Williamsville North High School planetarium on Tuesday with Mark Percy, director of the facility. More...

Police track man through snow, charge him with burglary

Amherst police responded to a burglary alarm at Bob Mason’s Service Center, corner of North Bailey and Grover Cleveland Highway, at 1 a.m. Sunday and found the front door had been broken and items taken from inside. More...

Community News

Senior Girl Scout Troop 31144 members Kayleigh Fogle, Sarah Jensen, Lisa Kranz and Olivia Yang performed the opening flag ceremony at the inauguration of Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein held on Jan. 1. 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

Eleanor Burgasser, banker for 25 years

Eleanor Burgasser (nee Bartolucci), 101, of the Buffalo area, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, in Beechwood Nursing Home.   Mrs. Burgasser was born July 31, 1908, in Pesaro, Italy. When she was 4 years old, she moved to Buffalo. She attended St. More...

James E. Metzloff, WWII veteran

James Edward Metzloff, 85, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Beechwood Homes in Williamsville.   Mr. Metzloff was born July 26, 1924, in Tonawanda. He graduated from Nichols School and Yale University. More...

Death Notices

MALONEY, Linda A. (nee Will), 71, of East Amherst, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Thomas, David and James; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 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. 6, at Elder- Wood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst gets active for animals

Yo u ’ve seen the puppies and kittens up for adoption at local malls and large chain pet stores. Yo u ’ve noticed the collection boxes for homeless pets at local businesses. More...

Planetarium show slated for Jan. 8

A double-feature planetarium show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road. More...

Walk For Melissa to benefit coffeehouse, Breast Cancer Network

A woman whose husband described her as exuding a “never ending passion” to serve the community will be honored this month during a fundraiser to continue her mission of helping area youth. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 8 . Mysteries with Mangold — Family event featuring a game where participants collect clues, crack codes and gather art elements from the Mangold exhibit to create one’s own masterpiece; also family tours and performances; 5 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7 . Chris Maloney Band — 9 p.m., The Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. 652-2583 . Sammy Sole — 9 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-5881 . More...

Workshops/Classes

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Public hearing on downsizing set for Jan. 19

Seven Town Board members or five? Members of the community will have a chance to officially voice their opinions on the matter at the next Amherst Town Board meeting. More...

Rules of order limits speakers’ comments

Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein said he is going to enforce the town’s rules of order pertaining to comments made by the public.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Driving Billie

Phil Stasiak of Williamsville South drives past Newfane’s Steve Kneeland during the Billies’ 82-57 win Dec. 29 in opening round action at the Williamsville Jolly Boys Holiday Tournament. More...

Clear sidewalks, post building addresses

The Amherst Building Department is reminding all property owners to do the following:   • Clear sidewalks of any snow, ice or other obstruction to comply with state and local regulations. More...

Weinstein appoints Marlette deputy supervisor

The Town of Amherst is prepared for 2010 following the reorganizational meeting held Monday.   Supervisor Dr. More...

Editorial

Rules of order go too far

Bee Editorial

Council Member Mark Manna stood alone for most of Monday’s Town Board meeting. The sole Democrat spoke against the board’s appointments, “secret meetings,” and votes. More...

Spindle items

JESSICA FINCH Associate Editor

• FIVE MONTHS AND COUNTING — My heart started racing and I became short of breath when on Dec. 29 I received an e-mail alerting me — it was more like a warning — that my wedding is in five months. Am I prepared? More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Jan. 8, 1885   While Mr. George Hoboil of Getzville was tying one of his cows recently, the animal threw back her head and with one of her horns tore quite a gash beneath his right eye.   More...

Letters to the Editor

New board should work respectfully

It was a glorious and proud day for Amherst residents when Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein and new council members Richard “Jay” Anderson and Steven Sanders were sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2010. More...

Pressure shouldn’t result in stop signs

The village is a government with laws and regulations that must be adhered to by the elected officials. Committees are set up to study situations and follow guidelines to read conclusions.   More...

Basketball tourney was another success

This is a thank-you note to all those involved in the sixth annual Williamsville Holiday Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Jolly Boys of Williamsville. The tournament was held Dec. More...

Education

Williamsville North High School names honor roll students

The following Williamsville North High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:   Grade 9   More...

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON — Alex Rodriguez, a fifth-grader at Windermere Elementary School, performs during the school’s holiday concert held earlier this month. Photo by Scott Schild More...

Nardin Academy posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have been named to Nardin Academy’s first quarter honor roll for the 2009-2010 school year:   More...

Sports

Mistakes cost Billies tournament final

Williamsville South basketball players can only blame themselves for not winning their own tournament.   The Billies, up by as many as 12 in the first half, lost to St. More...

Panthers place fourth at own wrestling tourney

Sweet Home wrestling coach Henry Fumerelle said the Panthers would be a good tournament team this season and so far, that has been the case. More...

WNY Racquetball Association program continues

The Western New York Racquetball Association will continue Saturday, Jan. 9 through April. Challenge courts and instruction will take place during holiday hours from 12:30 to 2:30 on Jan. 9 with regular hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Jan. More...

Business

Sew What? quilt shop marks 20th anniversary

The Sew What? quilt shop at 6816 Main St. in Amherst is celebrating its 20th anniversary.   A special event has been planned from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, to mark the occasion. More...

People in the News

Kari Guagenti of Williamsville has been named an assistant vice president for Evans Bank. The Amherst branch manager, Guagenti joined Evans Bank in 2006. More...

New Buffalo postmaster named

Upstate New York native John J. Phelan has been appointed the 43rd postmaster of Buffalo, succeeding Dave E. Boardman, who was recently promoted to postmaster of Miami, Fla. More...