Weekly Feature



April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Yom Hashoah

Rita Fersztman, the child of a Holocaust survivor, lights a candle for her parents and others who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis during a Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day &mda More...

Eggertsville firefighters rescue dog, extinguish structure fire

Eggertsville Hose Company responded Tuesday morning to Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 3550 Sheridan Drive, near Millersport Highway, where a dog was reportedly trapped inside a vehicle. More...

Photo

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY — Andrew Bernard, 3, of East Amherst, plays drums during a game of PlayStation Rock Band Saturday at the Clearfield Library. More...

Local News

Search warrant yields marijuana arrests

Police arrested two Amherst men on Thursday for alleged possession of marijuana at their Glenhaven Drive residence. More...

ECC to offer training academy open houses

Erie Community College will hold an open house for its pre-employment basic training class from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Chamber to offer workshop

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has planned an educational workshop on “Legal Interviewing” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, at Bryant & Stratton College, 40 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst.   More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man talks to himself, takes off shirt in lot

(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, April 5   More...

Letters to the Editor

School budget could present future issues

At public meetings on March 9 and again on March 24, Superintendent Howard Smith played the Williamsville School Board members like a maestro does with a finely tuned Stradivarius violin.   More...

Village government always responsive

One can understand the disgust and anger toward government today, but why dissolve the only level of government that’s actually responsive and accessible to its residents?   More...

Amherst Museum: a great place to visit

I am so impressed by the Amherst Museum and its staff that I wish to write a small letter telling the residents of Amherst about this wonderful place to visit for the whole family.   More...

Education

St. Gregory’s posts honor roll students

The following students at St. Gregory the Great were named to the honor roll for the second trimester:   More...

German natives post success at tournament

After developing their skills by learning from and competing with professional table tennis players, Amadeus and Alexis Kunze were named champions of a recent tournament at Williamsville South High School. More...

Sports

North softball seeks crack at state playoffs

The Williamsville North softball team has never been to the state tournament. With seven starters and a boatload of talent returning, they are hopeful this is the year. More...

Sweet Home baseball hopes to win one-run games

The Sweet Home baseball team lost several close games last year, including a 5-4 defeat to sectional runner-up Albion in a Section VI Class A prequarterfinal. More...

Spring previews to conclude next week

The Bee will wrap up its varsity spring sports previews next week with the boys tennis teams, as well as the boys and girls track and field squads. As is customary, a complete schedule will run with each preview. More...

Business

Belknap Heating and Cooling keeps customers comfortable

Heating and cooling technology has changed rapidly in the past five years, according to Gary Gorenflo, president of Belknap Heating and Cooling Inc.   More...

Fisher Pond lowers costs for potential homebuyers

With a recent cost reduction, Fisher Pond’s 28 ranch-style, one- and two-floor patio homes are now available to be built in a 19-acre community adjacent to a pond and nature trail.   More...

Chamber to hold ‘After Hours’ event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next “Business After Hours” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

Hicks leaving Sweet Home

posted April 15, 2010 10:24 am

Geoffrey Hicks, superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School  District, announced Wednesday he is leaving to take a position as Superintendent of the Arlington Central School District, near Poughkeepsie. More...

Town enacts law affecting board’s authority

As a result of a recommendation by the Town Code Commission, the Town Board, by a tally of 4-2, has amended a 34-year-old law in an attempt to streamline the power of the legislative and executive branches.   More...

South senior earns Eagle Scout rank

Williamsville South High School senior Robert Munley recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Amherst School District to eliminate 19 positions

Since the 1997-98 school year, the Amherst Central School District has averaged a yearly tax levy increase of 1.72 percent. Next year’s projected levy will not be as kind. More...

Village Board passes Community Plan

After nearly five years, multiple public hearings, the loss of a consultant and the rejection of a draft plan, the Williamsville Village Board adopted the Community Plan at its meeting on Monday.   More...

Editorial

Use common sense when dialing 911

Bee Editorial

One type of call almost guaranteed to be listed in the police blotter each week is a 911 hang-up call. Often children are playing with the phone, or someone accidentally misdials. More...

Spindle items

• MUSIC MEMORIES — Throughout the years full of happiness, there may have been disagreements and growing pains along the way with my father and me, but one area where we have always connected is music. I   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   April 16, 1885   Mr. J.H. Stock, manufacturer of pumps and other ware, was in Getzville to-day looking after business.   Window panes were frozen on Tuesday morning. Weather bad.   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

Patrick J. Hartwick, former Daemen professor

Patrick James Hartwick, 53, formerly of Buffalo, died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in the Haiti earthquake. Mr. Hartwick was born Feb. 29, 1956, in Buffalo. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and Buffalo State College. More...

Lloyd E. Hahn, retired vice president of National Fuel

Lloyd E. Hahn, 85, of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Beechwood Continuing Care after a long illness.   Mr. Hahn was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Buffalo. More...

Deborah Paolini Erbacher, enjoyed the outdoors

Deborah Paolini Erbacher, 49, of the Amherst area, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, in the Erie County Medical Center after a short illness.   Mrs. Paolini Erbacher was born Oct. 9, 1960, in Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Embroiderers’ Guild plans meetings   The Buffalo Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Jewish International to begin Sunday

A documentary about a cartoonist. An exploration of baseball in Israel. The effects of Nazi occupation on the lives of two young Tunisian girls. Two brothers, torn apart by their religious   and political beliefs. More...

Amherst Male Glee Club to hold spring concert

The “Red Blazer Varieties” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Snyder. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for seniors. Call 875-2958. More...

Canisius High School’s ‘Damn Yankees’ is home run hit

What do you get when you combine a losing baseball team, a desperate fan and a deal with the devil?   “Damn Yankees,” of course. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

fri. 16 . Harbingers of Spring — Come and discover the real signs of spring and become attuned to the fascinating rhythms of nature through this unique indoor presentation at 7 p.m. More...

Art

fri. 16 . Brought to Light: Rare Prints by Adele Cohen — The show and sale features rarely seen artworks from this important WNY artist at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Literature

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