Weekly Feature



June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Tribute

Amherst Council member Jay Anderson and Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz place a wreath at the War of 1812 cemetery on Aero Drive, Cheektowaga, during Sunday’s annual observance to honor fallen More...

Pouli appointed as head of merged depar tments

Following several years of discussion, the Town Board on June 7 approved the merger of the Youth and Recreation departments and promoted Mary-Diana Pouli as executive director of the newly combined Youth- Recreation Department. More...

Girl Scout troop earns award

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 710, Williamsville Service Unit, received its Silver Award pins on May 26.   The award is the second highest honor for service that may be earned by a Girl Scout. More...

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

SALUTE TO THE FLAG — Clayton Klaxton marches beside his grandsons, Noah, 4, and Aiden, 3, and wife Amy during a Flag Day celebration Monday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Local News

Williamsville resident named among ‘Most Influential Women’

It’s been nearly 30 years since the voice of Heidi Raphael was heard broadcast throughout area high schools.   More...

Five Star Bank donates funds to Youth Foundation

Five Star Bank recently donated $500 to the Amherst Youth Foundation during a ceremony at the bank’s Amherst office, at 5491 Sheridan Drive. More...

Prescription drop-off set for June 19

A prescription medication drop-off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Transit Road entrance of Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Police Blotter

Street signs mysteriously appear on front lawn

(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, June 7   More...

Letters to the Editor

Petition deception did not occur

I am a resident of the Village of Williamsville, a registered voter and a retired educator who taught in our Western New York community for more than 37 years. More...

Soccer tournament efforts appreciated

For 28 years, the Amherst Soccer Association has held a tournament in the town. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Screening Room to host reader series event   Poet Jimmie Gilliam and writer Jerome Gentes will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, in the Northtown Business Center in Amherst. More...

Sports

Amherst’s Fields repeats in 200; 4x400 relay breaks own section record

Ashley Fields and her teammates had a meet to remember at last weekend’s State Track and Field Championships at Vestal High School.   More...

East’s Allen reclaims throne in 400

For the second time in three years, Kala Allen can call herself a state and Federation champion.   More...

Third annual golf tourney slated

The third annual Amherst Tigers Hockey Golf Tournament will be held with a shotgun start at noon on Monday, Aug. 30, at Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Williamsville. More...

Business

Buffalo Medical Group earns recognition

Buffalo Medical Group has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home for all of its primary care offices.   More...

Tops markets names director of community relations

Tops Friendly Markets has promoted Andrew Brocato to director of community relations and special events. More...

County to provide assistance by offering air conditioning units

As the summer months bring warmer temperatures, Erie County’s Department of Social Services, Heating and Energy Assistance AC Cooling Assistance Program.   The program will be available through Aug. More...

Village will vote Aug. 17

Dissolution issue

It’s official: residents of the Village of Williamsville will vote on dissolving village government on Tuesday, Aug. 17. More...

Supervisor opposes merger of Sewer District, Engineering Department

Following a study by an Erie County consultant, Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein said he is not in favor of a proposed merger of Sewer District No. 5 and the Amherst Engineering Department. More...

Board member becomes Woman of Distinction

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kenmore East High School graduate Carrie Kahn, an Amherst resident, has been named the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senatorial District by Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer. More...

Amherst Lions assist in hosting Georgia conference, barbecue

The Amherst Lions have assisted several clubs in the nation in the hosting of a barbecue for nearly 300 people at the sixth annual Alstrom Syndrome Internationals’ Family and Medical Conference, to be held next week in Georgia.   More...

Williamsville graduates’ jazz band wins competition

A four-member jazz band — comprising three Williamsville East graduates — placed first last week in the Rochester Jazz Star competition. More...

Editorial

Town’s decision to merge will have positive outcomes

Bee Editorial

When the Town Board was alerted to a $9 million budget deficit earlier this year, each department head was urged to spend as little as necessary and cut costs in all possible situations. More...

Spindle items

• THE TIES THAT BIND — For the past several weeks I have been communicating with Amherst Lions Publicity Director Richard Teetsel in working on a story about Alstrom Syndrome Internationals’ Family and Medical Conference to be he More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   June 18, 1885   We understand that Mr. H.M. Brown will discontinue the Williamsville stage line after July first. 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

Arthur M. Gorbaty, retired aerospace rocket engineer

Arthur Mitchell Gorbaty, 88, formerly of Snyder, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his home in Costa Mesa, Calif.   More...

Dr. M. Herbert Jones, longtime veterinarian

Dr. M. Herbert Jones, 83, of Getzville, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital after a short illness.   Dr. Jones was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Jamestown. More...

Martha Hornburg, longtime member of Kenilworth UCC

Martha Hornburg (nee Diesenbruch), 96, formerly of Eggertsville, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Beechwood Continuing Care in Getzville. More...

Lifestyles

Family rides to remember

I t’s been 11 years since SS. Peter and Paul parishioner Annette Mueller looked at a screen and saw a mass clutching the kidneys of her 20-month-old daughter. “I was stunned,” recalls Mueller. More...

Benefit for Lisa Church planned at fire hall

A benefit for Lisa Church, who has Stage 4 cancer, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 at the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Admission is $20 per person. More...

Amherst music professionals unite under Korean native’s baton

She has conducted across Europe and South Korea and holds a degree in church music and a master of divinity. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

. Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri. More...

Art

thurs. 17 . Members’ Open Exhibition — An exhibition from the Buffalo Society of Artists. Opening reception 7 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 17 . Opening Night Reception: Much Ado About Nothing— Enjoy an Italian buffet courtesy of Rich’s Renaissance Catering, live music by Presto String Quartet and mingling with our actors. Sample fine wines from Schulze Vineyard. More...