Weekly Feature



March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GOLD

Brad Emmerson of Amherst returns home at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport Monday night and shows off the gold metal he earned as part of the USA Hockey Sled Team in the Paralympics in Vancouv More...

Police charge man in wife’s death

Amherst police charged a 90-year-old man Monday with murdering his 89-year-old wife Sunday at their residence in Amberleigh Retirement Community.   Officers and rescue crews arrived at approximately 10:25 a.m. More...

Lions hope to surpass last year’s breakfast benefit proceeds

The Amherst Lions held its 19th annual pancake breakfast Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road.   Richard Teetsel, the Club’s publicity chair for the event, said nearly 300 breakfasts were served. More...

Registered sex offender charged with attempted abuse

Amherst police last week arrested a registered sex offender residing in Lockport for allegedly attempting to abuse teenagers who live in the town. More...

Local News

Photo

FUNDRAISING — Members of the varsity lacrosse team David Rubach, left, and Tom Pleto, carry their trays to a table Monday during the 16th annual Amherst High School Men's Lacrosse Fundraiser Din More...

On the Campus

D’Youville College has named the following students to the fall 2009 dean’s list: Kristin Bednarek, Maria Brady, Patrick Crangle, Sara Cutler, Leacadia Dix, Kyle Horton-Maser, Riann McClure, Susan McLanahan, Kevin Morreale, Emily Pfent More...

Retired school nurse travels to Haiti

As a retired registered nurse in the Williamsville School District, she was drawn to helping others who are less fortunate. 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

Suzanne Magin, enjoyed gardening, reading

Suzanne Magin (nee Marsh), of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Roswell Park.   More...

Ethel Jahreis, retired staff member at Williamsville Central Schools

Ethel Jahreis (nee Engasser), 81, of Amherst, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at home after a long illness.   Mrs. Jahreis was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Cheektowaga and attended Parker High School. More...

Death Notices

FATTA, Angelo A., of Buffalo, died Sunday, March 14, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Angelo, Robert, Thomas and Michael, and sister, Nena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. A Mass was held Thursday, March 18, at St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Mental illness support group meeting planned The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at St. More...

Sports

Matt Schwippert shines at MAC Championships

Former Iroquois star swimmer wins conference title, sets five UB records

East Aurora’s Matt Schwippert gave new meaning to the term “freshman phenom” this season in the University at Buffalo swimming pool.   More...

Lions Club to host 12th annual girls hoops all-star game

Four Town of Amherst players scheduled

Forty-three of the area’s top senior girls basketball players will take to the court one final time March 27 as part of the 12th annual Cheektowaga Lions Club Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic.   More...

Area ’s top junior, senior hockey players to face Rochester’s best in Bowman Cup

HSBC Arena will once again be the site of the showdown between Buffalo and Rochester’s best junior and senior hockey players Monday, March 29, during the sixth Scotty Bowman Showcase. More...

Business

Hafner Financial Group offers low-risk advice for customers

Nearly three years ago, Peter Hafner sought to open his own business, to give himself greater independence while offering his clients more individual attention. More...

Bridal consultation, event planning business opens on Main Street

Tiger lily Celebrations, a full-service bridal consulting, wedding and event planning company, has opened its new offices at 5550 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Business News

Carl Paladino, chief executive officer of Ellicott Development Company, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Amherst East’s Thursday, April 15, meeting. The club meets weekly at 12:15 p.m. More...

Ice Center’s pouring rights accepted, naming rights in negotiation

The Town Board on Monday approved a contract with Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo Inc. for the pouring rights at the Amherst Ice Center. More...

Williamsville Citizens Study Group presents tax burden comparison

The second public meeting of the Williamsville Citizens Study Group, held this past Sunday at the Village Meeting House, featured another packed house. More...

Senate passes FAA bill increasing training hours

Changes affecting passenger airline safety moved a critical step forward Monday when the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the FAA Reauthorization bill. More...

Golf identification cards available next week

The Town of Amherst Recreation Department will offer 2010 golf identification cards for purchase beginning Monday, March 29, at the department’s office, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More...

North Cayuga development moves forward

Village of Williamsville

After nearly three years and numerous public hearings, the Village Board allowed a proposed development project for 122 N. Cayuga Street to move forward Monday night.   More...

Marlette to host golf course informational meeting

Town Deputy Supervisor Guy R. Marlette, chairman of the Golf Course Oversight Committee, will hold a golf course informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Amherst.   More...

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE — The Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale of Rochester, led by conductor Jeffery McGhee, performs Sunday at the Randall Baptist Church in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Be prepared to avoid getting scammed

Bee Editorial

While an area couple fell victim to the Grandparent Scam several weeks ago, it serves as a strong reminder of how crucial it is to guard your money and personal information from those who wish to con you out of both. More...

Spindle items

• HELPING HAITI — Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing a former Williamsville School District nurse who traveled to Haiti to help citizens who were left living in ruins as a result of the recent earthquake.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   March 26, 1885   A beer peddler from Tonawanda accidentally broke one of his ribs last week near Pickard’s Bridge.   More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s mailbox smashed overnight

(Editors 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, March 15   More...

Letters to the Editor

Dissolution facts must be told

Government is complex. Taxes are complex. Deciding to sign a petition or voting to dissolve the village cannot be taken lightly if you do not want to be shocked by what you end up with.   More...

RealtyUSA deserves thanks for goodwill

I was invited to a St. Joseph’s Day luncheon on Tuesday, March 15, at the offices of RealtyUSA on Sheridan Drive. More...

Dissolution will eliminate services

If Village of Williamsville residents vote to dissolve, Amherst does not have to continue any of the current services, programs and events beyond plowing, fixing roads and taking care of sewers. More...

Education

Williamsville East posts honor roll

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

Heim Elementary participates in health program

Heim Elementary School students will be participating in Univera Healthcare’s Fun 2B Fit program, a school-based initiative encouraging children and their families to make healthier food choices by trying and shopping for new and healthier foo More...

St. Benedict School posts second-quarter honors

The following students at St. More...

Lifestyles

Highlighting the Horn, Honoring a Legacy

Amherst S y m p h o n y Orchestra

During the Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s 2009-2010 season, it has honored its legacy by inviting past scholarship winners to perform with the orchestra. More...

Scholastic book fair slated at UB

The Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction will be holding a Scholastic book fair until March 29. The book fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Monday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 for more information or to register.   Games We Play featuring “Balderdash” at 12:45 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25 . Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com . The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Theater

fri. 26 . American Pioneers: The Amelia Earhart Story — Theatre of Youth production of Jean McCann’s true story of an inspiring and charismatic female aviator just in time for National Women’s History month. Opens 7 p.m. More...

Performance

thurs. 25 .East High School Benefit — Canisius College will present a concert to benefit music programs at Buffalo’s East High School. More...