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May 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Olympic hopeful Matthews to dive at prestigious meet

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Casey Matthews’ dream is to dive for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She takes a big step toward making her dream come true this week.   More...

Highway Department to offer brush pickup

The Town of Amherst will conduct brush debris pickup beginning Monday, May 17, and continuing for approximately two weeks.   The Highway Department will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Town to discuss downsizing vote at special meeting

The Town Board has scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, at which time members will discuss polling logistics for the Tuesday, June 15, downsizing vote.   More...

Amherst schools adopt $44.4 million budget

The Amherst Central School Board has unanimously adopted a $44.4 million budget for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Local News

Music community rallies to get Youth Orchestra on plane to Europe

In the auditorium of Franklin Middle School the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra rehearses a symphony, and in the cafeteria their parents discuss the orchestra’s concert tour to Eastern Europe — canceled last week because of the Icelandic volcano. More...

Awards program to honor individuals for services

Williamsville School District

The Williamsville Parent-Teacher-Student Association Council recently named the recipients of its 2010 Service to Youth Awards. More...

Police apprehend burglary suspects in two cases

Amherst police arrested two male burglary suspects last week after discovering the men inside a Bernhardt Drive home. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports man staring into her window

(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, April 26   More...

Letters to the Editor

Business growth led by university

We have heard from the author of plans to grow the University at Buffalo into a great research teaching institution. More...

Restaurant provides family memories

I enjoyed the March 31 article “New owners of Crow’s Nest provide 1940s atmosphere in renovated restaurant.”   It certainly is good news when a small business can spring forth during these challenging times, and I wish all th More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Men’s Caregiver Group to hold monthly meeting   The Men’s Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the private dining room at ElderWood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St. More...

Sports

Winner, final results announced for ‘Bee a 10 in 2010’

Three months ago, nine contestants received an opportunity to change their current lifestyles, learn to make better food choices, get active and maybe motivate Bee readers to do the same. More...

Sweet Home baseball repeats at Throwback Classic

Sweet Home hasn’t picked up many victories this season but they own the Throwback Classic. More...

Niesciur hits milestones; Lady Tigers clinch division title

Girls lacrosse

It has been a good couple of weeks for Sophie Niesciur. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6 . The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 . Joseph Michael Mahfoud — 7 p.m., Verbena Grille, 930 Maple Road, Williamsville; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 6 .Labatt Blue Light Border Cross concert series — Brownman with Type Relevant & DJ Cutler, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Pearl St. Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. More...

Dissolution threatens services with little cost savings, study group says

If the Village of Williamsville were to dissolve, residents would see both saving and losses, Williamsville Citizens Study Group leader Chris Duquin said at Sunday’s public meeting. More...

Youngs road is now re-opened

The Amherst Highway Department has completed drainage renovations on Youngs Road between Infanta Drive and Stonewood Drive. The road will re-open for traffic at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. More...

Fires

Brew Pub, N. Maplemere duplex damaged in separate blazes

A fire that caused approximately $200,000 damage to the Buffalo Brew Pub restaurant early Saturday morning is still under investigation by the Amherst Police Fire Investigation Unit. More...

Town to participate in Garden Festival

The National Buffalo Garden Festival will be held across Western New York from Friday, June 18, to Sunday, July 25. More...

Photo

  DRIVER TRAPPED — Williamsville firefighters worked for approximately 50 minutes to free the driver of a sport utility vehicle which was involved in an accident Tuesday morning at Maple and Hopkins. More...

Editorial

Referendum date has been set — leave it alone

Bee Editorial

At the Town Board’s March 1 meeting, the members set Tuesday, June 15, as the date for a downsizing vote. If the majority of residents approve the downsizing, the board will be reduced from its current six members to five. More...

Spindle items

• YOUR NEWS IS IMPORTANT — During the past several days, I have received numerous phone calls from residents who would like to know how to submit information about community events. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   May 7, 1885   The Getzville school commences today. Miss Frankie Weidler of Akron is the teacher.   Thieves have again visited this vicinity, four bags of wheat being taken from Mr. 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

Dr. Samuel Shatkin, dentist, plastic surgeon

Samuel Shatkin, D.D.S., M.D., 79, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a short illness.   Dr. Shatkin was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Buffalo. More...

Death

HASS, Margaret Barbara, of Snyder, died Monday, March 8, 2010. She is survived by her dear friend Mary Louise Berg. Miss Hass was a retired social worker and was the adviser to several children's camps in Western New York. More...

Lifestyles

Save OurSelves

Beyond one-size-fits-all recovery treatment

Note: all names in this story, with the   exception of SOS coordinator Eric Chinchon, A have been changed to maintain the confidentiality of interviewees.   More...

Explorer Post plans hanging basket sale

Main-Transit Explorer Post 2283 will hold a hanging basket sale at the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. A presale will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8. More...

Cwudzinski-Thorne

Pat and Ted Cwudzinski of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Cwudzinski, to Aaron Thorne, son of Martha and David Thorne of Franklinville, N.Y.   More...

Business

Oh-Clay By Me provides three generations of artistry

Following the closing of Lov’n Clay, on Main Street in Williamsville, employee Jessica Daellenbach decided she wanted to have her own clay and pottery studio.   More...

Tradition continues at On the Rox

When Tom Zoratti got hired at On the Rox as a teenager, he never dreamed that one day he’d own the place. But he tired of the life of a liquor salesman after 20 years and was looking for a liquor store to buy. More...

Commission on the Status of Women launches new logo competition

The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is calling all artists and students from the Western New York community with a passion for design to enter the ECCSW New Logo, New Beginnings Competition. More...