Weekly Feature



January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Club of Amherst East donates ShelterBoxes to Haiti

The Rotary Club of Amherst East will donate at least one Shelter- Box to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Each ShelterBox can house up to 10 people and provide critical supplies for up to 30 days. The cost of one ShelterBox is $1,000.   More...

THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS

THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS — Nealy Orourke of Buffalo, Michael Reada, 3, and Ava Strefeler, 3, of Amherst, listen to Sharon Merr read during Preschool Story Time on Monday at the Clearfield Library. More...

Board size to be put to public vote in June

The public hearing on downsizing the Amherst Town Board drew little input, with only 14 people speaking, many of whom address the board at every meeting.   Those who spoke said they were against downsizing and discouraged the referendum. More...

Police continue to search for shooting suspect

A 17-year-old girl is continuing to recover, and Amherst police are still searching for the person who shot her this past weekend.   Police were called to the Marriott Residence Inn at 100 Maple Road at 2:15 a.m. More...

Burglar breaks basement window to enter home

Amherst police are investigating a home burglary that occurred between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. More...

Local News

YMCA offers assistance with child care costs

With the recent cut of $10 million to child care funding for low income families in Erie County, many residents find themselves unable to afford child care. More...

Tax help available to seniors

Free tax help by IRS certified volunteers is available to residents 60 and older. Assistance will be available from Feb. 2 to April 15 at three of the town’s public libraries.   • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community News

The Women’s Association of Brookfield Country Club has chosen its board of directors for 2010, including Colleen Gaglio of East Amherst, treasurer; Theresa Jehle of Williamsville, recording secretary; Barb VanDusen of East Amherst, correspo More...

Police Blotter

Food prompts two fights

Friday, Jan. 15   • Police were called to Harwood Drive where employees of a utility company reported that a rabid opossum was on-site, blocking them from working. More...

Former Daemen professor still missing in Haiti

Former Daemen College professor Patrick Hartwick remains among the thousands of people missing in Haiti following the earthquake that devastated the impoverished country on Jan. 12.   More...

Three arrested behind Eastern Hills Mall following discovery of cocaine

Three Williamsville men were arrested early Sunday following a traffic stop behind Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie L. Quinlan, art historian

Marjorie L. Quinlan (nee Loomis), 90, of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in her daughter’s Williamsville home after a short illness.   Mrs. Quinlan was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Buffalo. She graduated from Amherst High School. More...

Edward A. Seifert, owner, operator of car garage

Edward Allen Seifert, 65, of Akron, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a short illness.   Mr. Seifert was born Nov. 4, 1944, in Buffalo and attended Amherst Central High School. More...

Death Notices

CIOLA, Ann M., Ph.D., of the Amherst area, died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. She is survived by her brother, Louis; sister, Mary Ciola; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cajeta and Dr. Louis Ciola. More...

Sports

East-South beats Amherst-Sweet Home in OT

Intramural game designed to promote girls ice hockey

The Williamsville, Amherst and Sweet Home school districts did their best to promote girls ice hockey last Thursday on the Amherst Ice Center Olympic Rink. More...

Sweet Home, South hoops set for collision course

The matchup is finally here.   The Sweet Home and Williamsville South boys basketball teams, both undefeated in ECIC Division II and two of the top teams in the area, will meet in a titanic clash at 7:30 p.m. Friday at South. More...

Girls hockey rosters

Katz players from Amherst - Deanna Sinatra, Abby Posner, Sara O’Brien, Emily Keable, Sara Bishoff, Katie Frieh, Cheyane Kurzweg, Missy Mallon, Emma Wolfe, Kathryn Yoder, Maddy Utz and McKenna Rushford. More...

Business

Pride Martial Arts Academy’s programming includes safety course for children

Training in martial arts since he was a child, Todd Patterson has lived what he promotes. More...

Tim Hortons marks 25th anniversary in Amherst

From one restaurant in Buffalo to more than 550 locations in 12 states, Tim Hortons has expanded greatly during its first 25 years of business in the United States.   Tim Hortons opened the doors of its first U.S. More...

East Amherst physician appointed to Cancer Program Committee

Dr. Andrew Soh, of East Amherst, has been named to a three-year term on the Cancer Program Committee at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.   More...

Overuse of reserves could affect 2011 budget

Minimal tax increases the past four years were good at the time, but Comptroller Darlene Carroll warns that could now be an issue for the town of Amherst. More...

UB student travels to Haiti, deals with death of family members

She lost 15 family members in the Haitian earthquake, but Samarth Joseph, a Haitian-born doctorate student in the University at Buffalo Department of Geography, is traveling back to the island to help her homeless family members and to distribute so More...

HEARTS FOR HAITI

HEARTS FOR HAITI — Sacred Heart Academy students Gillian Dougherty, left, Tina Pham and Leah Biddle show their support on Friday for earthquake victims by selling “Hearts for Haiti” More...

Sweet Home school resource officer encouraged by first year

Although he admitted there were no set guidelines last year for his new role as school resource officer at Sweet Home High School, Amherst police officer Jeff Gilbert said it has forged a new relationship with students and the community.   More...

New law could eliminate several villages statewide

Kenmore, Williamsville, East Aurora, Depew, Orchard Park, Sloan, Lancaster. More...

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IN THE SPOTLIGHT — Amherst High School student Mackenzie Bradley sings “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” accompanied by the school’s jazz ensemble, during Amherst Central’s More...

Editorial

Misinformation on dissolution leads to confusion

Bee Editorial

March 21 could become a difficult day for some villages throughout Erie County, as the New New York Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act becomes law. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THIS, SAVE A LIFE — If you are using a cell phone to call for help in an emergency, consider memorizing and keeping these two numbers: Amherst police at 689-1311 and Amherst Fire Control at 689-1212.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Jan. 29, 1885   Present-elect Cleveland arrived in Buffalo Monday morning as a witness in the matter of the probate of the last will and testament of James N. Scatcherd. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Walk For Melissa a success in first year

I would to thank the Amherst community for their support of the recent Walk For Melissa. This was the first year for the walk, and we didn’t know what to expect. More...

Mohan wrong about tax increases

Today I joined the legions of taxpayers who had the misfortune of being victimized by the property reassessment. This was a fiasco foisted upon us by an inept company, which wasn’t even from this area. More...

Thanks extended for clear walkways

We publicly would like to thank the Amherst Parks Department for the prompt clearing of snow at crosswalks and pedestrian walkways at the roundabouts at Kensington, Harlem and Wehrle.   More...

Education

Williamsville schools plan to use reserves to offset decreased state aid

The Williamsville Central School District is planning for a tough budget season, with spending that will cover just the bare minimum.   More...

Teacher believes school cafeterias need sinks

It may be a small battle, but Earl Holt has been fighting it for 20 years — having sinks installed at the Heim Middle School cafeteria.   More...

SAT prep test planned for Thursday

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is offering students a chance to prepare for the SATs.   A free practice test involving the essay portion will be administered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Amherst Garden Club to feature workshop The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. Sylvia Fredericks will hold a workshop on floral designs. Call 836-5397. More...

Lifestyles

Sixties Flashback

Amherst Operetta Association’s

You may not have heard of Ellie Greenwich, but if you’ve ever danced to “Chapel of Love” at a wedding or sung along with “Be My Baby” in the car, you know her work. More...

Free hockey trial, blood drive

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Amherst Ice Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, will host a UNYTS blood drive and a free hockey trial as part of Hockey Weekend Across America. The chance to try hockey for free will run from 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. More...

Byelorussian artist exhibits at JCC

The Bunis Family Gallery at the Jewish Community Center is hosting an art exhibit by Byelorussian artist Matvey Basov. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 28 . Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com . Kate Engler Band — 6 p.m., Alternative Brews, 3488 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 28 .Fairfax, VA pop punk band The Friday Night Boys will headline the “Once It Hits Your Lips Tour” sponsored by Advent Clothing Co. at the Mohawk Place with doors opening at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. More...

Special Events

thurs. 28 . Scholarship Fund Raiser Dinner - Join the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77 for a fund raiser dinner for Peter Tycz II, $6 all you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...