Weekly Feature



April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dyngus dancing

Julie Ponkow and Mike Valentic dance together Monday during a Dyngus Day celebration at Sonoma Grille on Main Street. More...

Marinaccio’s site to be converted as Greek restaurant

The site of the former Marinaccio’s Steak & Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville, will undergo renovations during the spring and early summer before opening in July as Milos, a Greek-American restaurant that will serve family style meals. More...

Pilot opens chiropractic office

As an active pilot in the Air National Guard, Jack Saia has been able to help people lead better lives across the world. As a chiropractor with a new office in Amherst, he has been able to help people in other capacities. More...

Public meeting set to discuss Hopkins Road repairs

As a way to discuss details of Hopkins Road renovations, Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, R-15th District, will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St. More...

Local News

Clarence contestant refocuses, makes herself top priority

After focusing on her family and her job and packing on the pounds due to unhealthy choices, Ann Laudisio, the Clarence contestant, found a way to make herself a priority by entering the “Bee a 10 in 2010” challenge.   More...

Compost facility extends hours

The Town of Amherst Compost Facility, at 560 Smith Road, will be open from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturdays from May 1 to Aug. 7.   The town is also offering extended hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Wednesdays and Fridays from May 5 to July 30. More...

Photo

GOOD FRY-DAY — Cub Scout Pack 248 members Matthew Wutz, 9, and Ryan Fuller, 10, help prepare fish fry dinners Friday at the Amherst Youth Center. 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

Preserving village maintains identity

We moved to the village 16 years ago because of its character, charm and all the services the village provides. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Woodwind recital slated at UB The UB Music Department will hold a free Wind Studio Recital at noon, Wednesday, April 7, at the Baird Recital Hall on the UB North Campus off Maple Road. Rotary Club plans mixer, presentation More...

Sports

Lady Tigers’ lacrosse loaded with talent

Amherst Central has traditionally been strong in girls lacrosse and this year’s team should be no different.   The three-time Section VI Class C champions only graduated three players from last year’s 16-2 team.   More...

Sweet Home lacrosse is work in progress

This spring’s Sweet Home boys lacrosse team looks a lot different from last year. More...

Boating seminar slated for Saturday

The Buffalo Launch Club is sponsoring a boater’s seminar and luncheon from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Club’s location at 503 East River Road in Grand Island. More...

Business

Russian-American Deli offers slices of Eastern European fare

The Boardwalk Boutique Plaza on Maple Road is home to a taste of Eastern Europe. The Russian American Deli, and associated restaurant Krystáll, offers area residents a rare chance to experience the flavors of Russia and Eastern Europe.   More...

Nature’s Lawn provides all-organic choice

With the weather becoming warmer and homeowners’ thoughts turning to lawn care, Stuart Franklin might just be the guy to see. More...

Chamber offers Italy tour, information sessions

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with Indus Travels to conduct a group tour of Italy later this year. More...

Study aimed at flood relief

The Town Engineering Department is seeking to analyze repairs made last year to the storm sewer system in the Amherston and Oakwood Drive neighborhoods. More...

National tournament, Stanley Cup coming to Amherst

Amherst Youth Hockey will host USA Hockey’s 12 & Under and 14 & Under national championship tournaments from today through Sunday at the Amherst Ice Center. The Stanley Cup will be on display for viewing from 1 to 7 p.m. today. More...

Amherst artist/author publishes novel

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For most seventh-graders, a field trip to Old Fort Niagara is a chance to enjoy some early spring weather and spend the day doing something different. More...

Paladino officially enters gubernatorial race

Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is “mad as hell.” And he isn’t going to take it anymore. More...

Police make child endangerment, sex offense arrests

Lt. Joseph LaCorte said the Amherst Police Special Victims Unit has arrested a town woman on charges of endangering a child and criminal nuisance. More...

Photo

BIRTHDAY WISHES — Genevieve O’Connell celebrates her 102nd birthday Saturday with her daughter, Carol Kaelin, and other family members at her Telfair Drive home. More...

Editorial

Diligence is necessary to keep rat population low

Bee Editorial

Since the town mandated in 2006 that garbage totes be used by all residences for trash pickup, the volume of reported rat sightings has declined in Amherst. More...

Spindle items

• WELL WISHES — In my work with the Rotary Club of Cheektowaga, I have had the opportunity to meet many people, including some fellow Rotarians in Amherst government. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   April 9, 1885   A special meeting of the Rough and Ready Fire Company will be held next Wednesday evening at seven o’clock for the purpose of testing the engine and electing a delegate to the Firemen’s state More...

Police Blotter

Men get into bread fight at grocery store

(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 29   More...

Police seek witnesses in pedestrian death

Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Amherst Police Department Accident Investigation Unit said officers are seeking witnesses who may have observed a collision between a car and pedestrian that killed an Amherst woman.   More...

Obituaries

Bernard I. Obletz, Amherst developer

Prominent Amherst developer Bernard I. Obletz, 92, died Thursday, April 1, 2010.   He was a graduate of the University of Buffalo and Harvard University and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.   More...

Ruth Merrill, retired Maryvale teacher

Ruth A. Merrill of Amherst, a former teacher in the Maryvale school system, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, after a short illness. She was 83.   Born Ruth Jones, she was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy. More...

Monsignor Francis Sorci, led Christ the King Parish

Monsignor Francis P. Sorci, former pastor of Christ the King Parish in Snyder, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.   More...

Lifestyles

Springing into Season

Amherst Museum...

Daylight saving time has begun. The official first day of spring is behind us. And another harbinger of spring approaches as the Amherst Museum prepares to open its historic buildings and begin its weekend hours on Saturday, April 17.   More...

UB Management School offers help with taxes

IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will provide free tax preparation to those with incomes below $49,000. Free tax preparation will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.   Sudoku Club at 4 p.m. Monday, April 12.   More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 8 .Experimental synthpop noise rockers Xiu Xiu featuring Jamie Stewart, Ches Smith and Angela Seo, with special guest Tune Yards, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk Place, Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www. themohawkplace. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8 . 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...

Symphonic

fri. 9 . Bohemian Rhapsody — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring violinist Michael Ludwig, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Works include Mozart’s “S ymphony No. More...