Weekly Feature



March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rise in deer/vehicle accidents prompts search for deer committee members

After a steady decline the past five years, deer/vehicle accidents rose last year. The Amherst Police Department reported 504 accidents in 2009, compared to 377 the previous year. More...

Amherst Central School District sets kindergarten registration

The Amherst Central School District is offering kindergarten registration for district residents whose children will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1. More...

Haas logs last piece of evidence

Retirement

Detective Sgt. Gregg Haas, the man behind the camera, has taken his last crime-scene photo with the Amherst Police Department — barring any major incidents in his final days. More...

Local News

Lee calls on State Department to scrap planned passport fee increase

Rep. Chris Lee, R-District 26, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to scrap the State Department’s plan to raise passport fees by as much as $110 for a family of four. More...

Photo

CELEBRATION — Alexander Kleyman and his son, 4-year-old Avraham, enjoy the Jewish celebration of Purim while dressed in ponchos as part of the event’s Mexican Fiesta theme Sunday at the Ch More...

Photo

GOING AROUND — GiGi Hioki, 4, of Buffalo, rides the carousel during the Kiddie Carnival Saturday at the Boulevard Mall. The event was held to benefit the Amherst Youth Board. More...

Police Blotter

Customer hits employee with mop

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Monday, Feb. 22   More...

Letters to the Editor

Quality is more important than cost

Please publish the facts regarding this campaign by Kevin Gaughan to dissolve villages. Does he gain financial incentives to succeed with the re-approval of grants? More...

Small governments provide more help

Village government is the oldest form of government in the nation and the easiest to attack. Our Williamsville mayor and trustees represent residents in regard to how our taxes are spent. More...

Education

Amherst School District discusses elementary math textbook

The elementary math textbook “Math Investigations” was itself investigated at the Feb. 23 Amherst School Board meeting.   More...

Cardinal O’Hara posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have achieved academic honors for the second quarter at Cardinal O’Hara High School:   Grade 12   Brendan Brady, Ryan O’Sullivan, Jennifer Wysocki   Grade 11 Jenna Tombolesi, Patrick We More...

Amherst High School posts honor roll

The following Amherst High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:   Grade 9   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Men’s caregiver group to meet March 3 The Men’s Caregiver Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at ElderWood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St. near Union Road, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Williamsville North serves up ‘thoroughly modern’ fun

When students audition for musicals, they expect to learn songs. They expect to learn dances. They generally don’t expect to learn a foreign language. More...

Boy Scout troop to hold fish fry

Troop 22 will hold a fish fry dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 5 at SS. Peter and Paul School Cafeteria, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. $8.50 adults, $5 children, $4 cheese pizza. Take out is available. For more information, call 204-8252. More...

East Amherst woman redesigns skateboarding’s biggest challenge

Skateboarding is a passion for Emily Stefano of East Amherst, a mechanical engineering junior at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Now, it’s the basis for her honors thesis.   More...

Entertainment

Art

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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, March 4 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Comedy

thurs. 4-sat. 6 . Damonde Tschritter — Canadian comedian, 9 p.m. Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Casino Niagara’s Yuk Yu k ’s Comedy Club, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Town Board schedules downsizing vote for June 15

Following months of discussion, the Town Board has set Tuesday, June 15, as its date to hold a townwide vote for downsizing the council from six members to five.   More...

Departmental meeting to be open to public

As a way to increase understanding of the different functions of town departments, Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein initiated a resolution to make next week’s department head meeting open to the public.   More...

Amherst native cooks up success, possible award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

At 19 years of age, Amherst native Corey Siegel is already poised for recognition in his chosen field of culinary arts. In three weeks, he will graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. More...

County to provide temporary repairs for Hopkins’ erosion

To combat the recent disintegration of a portion of Hopkins Road, the Erie County Department of Public Works will conduct temporary repairs this spring to the thoroughfare between its intersections with Smith and Tonawanda Creek roads.   More...

Amherst Central to hold pre-kindergarten registration

Amherst Central School District is currently holding pre-kindergarten registration for the 2010-11 academic year.   More...

Editorial

Presentations will serve as template of cooperation

Bee Editorial

At Monday’s meeting, the Town Board approved holding a department head meeting next week in place of a council work session. We believe the meeting’s presentations, set for 3 p.m. More...

Spindle items

• — My first several days as Amherst Bee associate editor have been enlightening. I have been able to meet many people in the town and talk to dozens more on the telephone. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   March 5, 1885   Yesterday, Grover Cleveland was inaugurated president, amid the general good wishes of a united and prosperous people. 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

Tasha E. Nadjimzadah, nursing unit supervisor

Tasha E. Nadjimzadah (nee Nowakowski), 37, of Amherst, died suddenly at home.   Mrs. Nadjimzadah was born May 10, 1972, in Buffalo. More...

Dr. Ivan L. Bunnell, cardiologist and University at Buffalo professor

Dr. Ivan L. Bunnell, 92, of Amherst, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Canterbury Woods in Amherst.   Dr. Bunnell was born April 17, 1917, in Waterbury, Conn. More...

Stewart E. Stiling, retired Air Force major

Stewart Edward Stiling, formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his home in Fort Mill, S.C.   Mr. Stiling was born Saturday Feb. 6, 1925, in Benton Harbor, Mich. More...

Sports

Destiny

Seventh-seed Amherst wins first Small Schools Fed hockey title

The Amherst Central Federation hockey team’s unbelievable playoff run will continue. More...

North avenges Niagara-Wheatfield, returns to states

They’re back. More...

Tigers stun top-seeded Bulldogs in hockey semifinal

All Amherst needed to do to advance to their first-ever Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small Schools final was to pull off the biggest upset in Fed playoff history. No problem.   More...

Business

Amherst Chamber all about business services

How many readers really know what a Chamber of Commerce is, what it does and what it can do for your business? More...

Business News

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville.  More...

About Time expands home furnishings to include line by Ty Pennington

A few years ago, About Time Clock Emporium, located at 4446 Main St., Snyder, decided to go beyond the name and add to its inventory. More...