Weekly Feature



June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rath outlines plan to reopen portion of Hopkins Road

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath III, R-Amherst, has good news for residents living on or near Hopkins Road in North Amherst: both lanes south of Smith Road will reopen this summer.   More...

Sweet Home board has changing of guard

There were hugs, tears and kind words aplenty at the June 15 meeting of the Sweet Home Central Board of Education. More...

Task Force sets topics for meeting

The Eggertsville Task Force will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Eggertsville Community Center, 4110 Bailey Ave. More...

Local News

Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Bassett Park

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Bassett Park, at Youngs and Klein roads. More...

Police make two arrests in garage burglary

Amherst police arrested two 16-year-old suspects Monday night in connection with the burglary of a garage on Montbleu Drive.   A homeowner heard noises in his garage and called police. More...

Police charge two in alleged vehicle break-ins

Amherst police arrested two people early Friday in connection with vehicle break-ins in the vicinity of Saratoga and Harlem roads. More...

Police Blotter

Resident witnesses full ‘moon’ in park

(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.)   Sunday, June 13   More...

Letters to the Editor

Gaughan misstates referendum facts

With the vote now set in the Village of Williamsville, I, like many other villagers, are looking forward to having a discussion on village dissolution.   More...

Village dissolution won’t happen without a fight

Regarding your article related to the study group, who is this guy Kevin Gaughan? I wish he would tell us something about himself. He sounds like an attorney looking for work, or he is thinking of running for a political office?   More...

Dissolution process requires integrity

The Friends of the Village of Williamsville is looking forward to the upcoming vote on Aug. 17. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI family support group plans meeting   More...

Sports

Year in review

Town of Amherst sports teams post successful seasons

It was another tremendous year for high school sports in the Town of Amherst. More...

Miller recalls field hockey experiences

Empire State Games

Chantae Miller is a big-time field hockey player at Michigan State University but the Empire State Games will always have a special place in her heart. More...

GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE

GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE — The Niagara Frontier Girls 13-1 volleyball team won the Sports Performance Youth Classic Tournament June 4-5 in Chicago, Ill. More...

Business

Group aids job hunt for professionals

For eight years, Amherst resident Donna Chesnut was a geographic information systems analyst for the Town of Amherst.   More...

Jewelry designer opens first store

After 11 years as a jewelry designer, Karen Porterfield, decided to showcase her handmade products in her own store.   In May, she opened Wild at Heart, at 5759 Main St., at Garrison Road. More...

Events

Buffalo Niagara SCORE offers Speaker’s Bureau   More...

Barn to be dismantled, saved to clear way for developer

A pre-Civil War era barn was the subject of debate at the Amherst Town Board meeting on Monday.   The barn is located on a property at 6325 Main St. east of Tech Drive and is owned by the Buffalo Diocese. More...

Museum

Budget cut looms; operation in doubt

The Amherst Museum encompasses historic buildings and other remnants of the past, but after years of accommodating visiting school children, history buffs and town residents, the museum could be facing some changes come 2011. More...

Strawberry Festival today at Island Park

The Williamsville Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Island Park. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.   More...

Data shows math textbook doesn’t hurt scores

Amherst Schools

There has been much discussion as to whether the “Math Investigations” textbook is hurting or helping elementary students when learning math in the Amherst Central School District. More...

STAYING AFLOAT

STAYING AFLOAT — Sara Bauer performs a solo routine from the ballet “Daphnis and Chloe” during the Buffalo Swimkins 54th annual water show on June 12 at Transit Middle School. More...

Editorial

Comptroller’s study has significant flaws

Bee Editorial

When Erie County Comptroller Mark C. More...

Spindle items

• GUITAR LESSONS — After years of contemplating, I finally made up my mind — I decided to buy a guitar.   I have been asked several times if turning 30 made me nervous about growing old. I feel like it did the opposite. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   June 25, 1885   Lost in this Village on Saturday evening, fifteen dollars in two five dollar bills and the balance in small bills. The finder will be suitably rewarded by returning same to Chas. Sommers. 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

Edward R. Ahrens Jr., printing executive, artist

Edward R. Ahrens Jr., 82, of Williamsville, died Friday, June 18, 2010. More...

Richard J. Weiler, former president of F.C. Schrowe Inc.

Richard J. Weiler, 86, a lifelong resident of Clarence, died Friday, June 18, 2010.   Mr. Weiler was born May 21, 1924. He attended Parker High School and received an industrial engineering degree in 1949 from the University at Buffalo. More...

Patricia Barszcz, orthopedic nurse practitioner

Patricia Barszcz (nee Fitzgerald), 63, of East Amherst, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at the hospital where she worked, Millard Fillmore Suburban, after a long illness.   Mrs. Barszcz was born in New York City. More...

Lifestyles

Cream of the Crop

Meet the top students in Amherst schools

The classes are finished. The lockers are empty. At high schools in Amherst, another year has wound down, and the 2010 graduates prepare to say farewell to high school and look forward to their future. More...

Classical Ballet workshops feature well-known ballerina

Those with at least three years of ballet training have the opportunity to learn from nationally known dancer Yumiko Takeshima. More...

Ramada Inn features ‘Thursdays in the Tent’

The Amherst Ramada Inn will offer live music this summer with “Thursdays in the Tent”   “Thursdays in the Tent” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 2. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” Party — This fifth annual event celebrates the best our region has to offer as the 2010 Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” winners are revealed! More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24-sat. 26 . Kenmore Day — Family friendly three day festival features carnival rides, live music, outdoor movie, trolley tours, car show, fireworks, Monte Carlo games, beer tent and more at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore. More...

Festivals

thurs. 24-sat. 26 . More...