Weekly Feature



May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town approves Key Bank rezoning plan

The Town Board’s approval of a request to rezone a Hopkins Road property clears the way for the proposed construction of a Key Bank branch. More...

Close call

Orioles’ shortstop Marcellus Cooper attempts to tag Yankees’ Tommy Gioia at second base during Saturday’s game in the Amherst Little League Major Division. More...

Police Foundation honors supporters during ceremony

The Amherst Police Foundation held its annual Service Awards and Scholarships Program recently at the Country Club of Buffalo. More...

Town to conduct debris pickup

The Town of Amherst is currently conducting brush debris pickup and will be continuing the efforts for approximately two weeks.   The Highway Department will collect unmanageable piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Town youth set for challenge of Dusk to Dawn Relay

Amherst youth are currently gearing up for an all-nighter. It’s not an exam. It’s not even prom night. It’s the Amherst Youth Board’s 10th annual Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge, which will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Famed vocalist to join East Jazz Orchestra for concert

The Williamsville East Jazz Orchestra will present an evening with British vocalist Annie Ross and her pianist, Tardo Hammer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the school’s auditorium, 151 Paradise Road.   More...

Photo

VETERANS SERVICES — Williamsville resident Bill Down listens as Ken Genewick, director of sales at Weinberg Campus, explains veterans benefits. More...

Editorial

Market at the Mill instills community pride

Bee Editorial

In its fourth year of operation, the Market at the Mill will showcase products of vendors from across Western New York as part of the weekly farmers market at 56 East Spring St. in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Spindle items

• THE BIG DAY — Last week, I had an opportunity that may not come knocking again anytime soon. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   May 21, 1885   Last evening a number of ladies and gentlemen took Mr. and Mrs. William Brock completely by surprise by paying them an unexpected visit at their residence, to celebrate the fifty-ninth birthday of Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Ralph A. Robertson, longtime educator and administrator

Ralph A. Robertson, 98, recently of Clarence and formerly of Niagara Falls and Kenmore, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Bristol Village in Clarence.   More...

Arthur Pankow, retired general manager of Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Arthur E. Pankow, 94, general manager of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra for more than 45 years, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. More...

Jean G. Gaulin Sr., community, business leader

Jean G. Gaulin Sr., 85, of Amherst, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Hospice Buffalo.   A native of Syracuse, he was a graduate of Canisius College. More...

Lifestyles

MARKET at the MILL

Summer tradition gets new name

TThe Williamsville Farmers Market has become such a tradition that it’s hard to believe it’s just entering its fourth year of operation. But the market will begin its 2010 season Saturday, May 22. More...

Smallwood Garden Club| plans plant sale

Smallwood Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at Evanstown Plaza, Evans Street near Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Annuals, perennials, “pass-alongs” and house plants will be for sale. More...

German Festival slated at Amherst Museum

The Amherst Museum and the Shannon Pub are collaborating on the German Festival, to be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

Entertainment

Art

sun. 23 . Empty Bowls VII: Artists Helping Feed Western New York — Hundreds of handcrafted bowls by Western New York students, teachers and artists will be displayed and sold at the seventh-annual Empty Bowls fundraising event at 11 a.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . 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, May 20 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Tours

fri. 21 . Evening Riverwalk — 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 - meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds restaurant, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851 sat. 22 . Ellicott Creek Park — 9 a.m. More...

Voters approve school district budgets

While the results are still unofficial, voters approved the 2010-11 budgets for the three school districts in the Town of Amherst. The following is a list of each district’s budget vote tallies as well as board election results. More...

Village seeks volunteers for “Big Dig”

The Village of Williamsville’s beautification committee is holding their annual “big dig” flower planting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 22. More...

Police investigating Flint Road hotel robbery

Amherst police are investigating a weekend robbery at the Candlewood Suites involving the theft of approximately $200 in cash.   According to Lt. Brian Miller, at approximately 1:45 a.m. More...

Nursery owner recalls success of 50-year business

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

If you met Dave Davis, you’d never guess that he was turning 85 this fall. Davis has been the owner and operator of Queen City Nursery on Harlem Road for more than 50 years. More...

Recreation Department schedules installation of new computers

The Recreation Department office will be unable to issue identification cards on Wednesday, May 19, due to unexpected computer failure and the installation of new computers. More...

Foundation awards grants to aid school technology, instruction

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. has awarded 19 mini-grants totaling nearly $7,000 to enhance the learning environment and expand educational opportunities for children who attend Williamsville schools. More...

Sex offender e-mail alerts now available

Parents and individuals may now register for e-mail alerts to be notified each time a sex offender moves into their area. More...

Town justice chosen for Wall of Distinction

Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell was recently recognized and selected as a member of the Inaugural Wall of Distinction at Kenmore East High School. More...

Police Blotter

Disoriented skunk staggers through yards

(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.)   Tuesday, May 11   More...

Police arrest teenagers for separate high school-related crimes

Amherst police have arrested a 16-year-old male for an alleged bomb threat made April 28 at Williamsville South High School. 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

Volunteers deserve heartfelt thank you

On behalf or the Village of Williamsville Tree Board, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the village’s 2010 spring tree planting on Saturday, May 8.   More...

Promise to downsize should be honored

The Amherst Town Board once again postponed fixing a date certain on allowing the town residents a say on how they wish to be governed. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Museum book club sets meeting   More...

Sports

North softball regains share of division lead

The Williamsville North varsity softball team had a perfect week in ECIC Division I to join division rival Clarence for a share of first place. More...

Greater Buffalo Elite Heat to hold tryouts

Greater Buffalo Elite Heat All-Star Cheerleading will hold tryouts from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23, at the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics and Fitness Center, 1641 North French Road, Getzville.   The tryouts are for ages 5 to 18. More...

East’s Mahon advances to boys golf state meet

Sean Mahon missed last year’s boys golf state meet by one stroke. This year, he wouldn’t be denied. More...

Business

78° West provides customers with food, friendly atmosphere

Jason Greenwood wants 78° West to be known as a fun and relaxing place to stop for a meal or a few drinks.   The restaurant, at 7566 Transit Road, Amherst, opened about two months ago and had an official grand opening on May 4. More...

Chamber Awards luncheon to be held May 21

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Small Business Award Luncheon at noon Friday, May 21, at Classics V Banquet Facility, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Business News

Patrick D. McCarthy of Amherst has recently joined Watson, Bennett, Colligan and Chechter as an associate attorney. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Denver College of Law and former Clear Creek County, Colo., assistant county attorney. More...