Weekly Feature



February 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer runs for beach

The annual Penguin Run to benefit Cradle Beach was held in freezing temperatures on Sunday at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard. More...

Winterfest returns to Glen Park

If you’re tired of shoveling snow, scraping ice off your car and dressing for subzero temperatures, you’ll have a chance to celebrate the positive side of winter this weekend.   More...

Cousin of fallen officer selected to speak about alcohol abuse

The 20th anniversary of Lt. Joseph F. Adamy’s death was appropriately marked by a DARE graduation in which young residents, including his cousin, pledged to abstain from drug and alcohol use. More...

Local News

Free tax preparation services available at UB

IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes less than $49,000.   More...

NYS senator to hold office hours at library

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, and his staff will hold satellite office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, near Klein Road, Amherst.   More...

Anniversary of crash to be marked with community walk

In honor of the victims of Flight 3407 who did not finish their journey to the Buffalo International Airport, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 will walk from the crash site to the airport on Feb. 12.   More...

Police Blotter

Toilet causes flat tire

Saturday, Jan. 23   • Two intoxicated males were in a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant yelling and swearing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marinelli should do her job

What’s going on at Erie County hall? Why does Legislator Lynn Marinelli refuse to work for her constituents by not accepting a committee chairpersonship? More...

Do not name village on town memorial

As a resident of Snyder and Amherst, I strongly object to the proposed sign for the new Amherst State Park Veterans Memorial. More...

Marinelli, others playing politics

I was outraged to read about Legislator Lynn Marinelli’s refusal to chair the Finance and Management Committee, or any committee for that matter, in the Erie County Legislature. More...

Education

Parents want math textbook out

According to two district parents, an elementary math textbook in the Amherst Central School District needs to go.   Brie Olearczyk and Brian Simonson of 71 Huxley Drive told the board at the Jan. More...

Hasek Heroes raises money for hockey programs

The second annual Hasek Heroes Backyard Classic raised $1,200 for Hasek’s Heroes, a program that supports hockey in Buffalo. More...

Preliminary budget discussions start

An initial 2010-11 budget of $45.8 million, an increase of $2.1 million from the current year, was presented at the Jan. 26 Amherst School Board meeting.   More...

Lifestyles

‘George! Gershwin, of Course’

An afternoon of music with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra

N o one at the National Football League consulted the Amherst Symphony Orchestra when setting up the season’s schedule. The orchestra was dismayed to learn that its winter concert was scheduled during the Super Bowl.   More...

ScrabbleFest benefit party

The Savvy Gourmet will host a ScrabbleFest party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at 4610 Main St., Snyder. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The party will include a wine tasting. More...

Newlyweds at home in Michigan following Florida ceremony

Ann Marie Smith married Jason Paul Leising in a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Abocoa Golf Club, Jupiter, Fla. The Rev. Jeff Thompson and Rabbi Emmet Frank officiated. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 4 . Sweet Tooth — World premiere of Mark Wild’s comedy starring Andrea Andolina, Christopher S. Parada and Dayata Hassan under the direction of Lorna C. Hill. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; No registration required. More...

Special Events

thurs. 4-sat. 6 . West Herr Fairgrounds Auto Sale — West Herr is holding its annual Auto Sale at the Fairgrounds Agri-Center. Choose from a large selection of used vehicles, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. More...

Meeting will address safety concerns in Eggertsville

Bob Mason’s Service Center has been the victim of crime, not once or twice, but three times in a month. That is in addition to the three break-ins reported in 2008. More...

Town orders demolition of home on Oakwood

A former Oakwood Drive resident exhausted the Amherst Town Board’s patience, and the demolition of his house has been ordered. More...

North grad named field hockey player of decade

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Chantae Miller played high school field hockey, you knew you were watching someone special. Others have agreed.   More...

Williamsville district disagrees with issues found in state audit

State Comptroller Thomas P. More...

School Board

The Williamsville Central School District will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the board room, 105 Casey Road. A budget work session will follow at 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

State of the town in need of help

Bee Editorial

Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein’s first State of the Town add drew laughter to a quite serious situation. More...

Spindle items

• STEP 1 — The last time I was weighed I cried. Pathetic I know. Since then, when I go to the doctor I tell the nurses that I am going to close my eyes and ask that they don’t tell me the number. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Feb. 5, 1885   The publisher of The Amherst Bee has purchased The Lancaster Times and will hereafter assume the management of the paper. 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

Howard A. Peacock, longtime Niagara Mohawk employee

Howard A. Peacock, 82, of Ashville, N.Y., formerly of the Buffalo area, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Peacock was born March 18, 1927, in Buffalo and attended Kensington High School. He was a medic in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

BENNETT, Maxwell, of the Amherst area, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Paul, Daniel and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; brother, Bernard; and sisters, May and Doris. A service was held Jan. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Beechwood Service Guild sets program The Beechwood Service Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. A musical program is planned, and refreshments will be served. More...

Sports

Round one goes to South boys hoops

Billies strike first against Sweet Home, rematch is Friday

In a battle between the heavyweights of ECIC Division II boys basketball, Williamsville South struck the first blow.   The Billies (10-3, 7-0) never trailed in a 68-52 home win last Friday over Sweet Home (10-3, 6-1). More...

Sacred Heart indoor track dominates All-Catholics

For the fifth time in the six-year history of Monsignor Martin Association indoor track, Sacred Heart is the best.   The Sharks scored 148 total points to win All-Catholics last Saturday at Lancaster High School. Mount St. More...

East swimmers win first division title since 1997

Williamsville East won home meets at Transit Middle School over Iroquois, 70-32, Jan. 26 and Lake Shore, 116-69, last Friday to clinch the team’s first ECIC Division II title in boys swimming since 1997. More...

Business

Anytime Fitness offers flexibility, friendliness

Do most fitness clubs clash with your schedule? A new business in Amherst is designed to eliminate excuses and blend in seamlessly with any lifestyle. More...

Galluzzo to be honored by national organization

Dennis Galluzzo, owner of Family Medical Pharmacy in Amherst, has been selected as the national recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award in the individual practitioner category. More...

Real estate tax credit seminar set

RealtyUSA will hold a seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at 914 Maple Road. John P. Gates, licensed real estate salesperson, will lead the discussion about the $6,500 real estate tax credit.   More...