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July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Main-Transit hosts field days

Traditional field days will be hosted by the Main-Transit Fire Department from Thursday through Saturday, July 8-10, at Main-Transit Station 1, 6777 Main St.   Admission to the field days is free. More...

Buffalo Brew Pub renovations complete

Less than two months after a fire that caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the rear of the Buffalo Brew Pub, renovations to the building are now complete, allowing the business to provide a full menu on a daily basis.   More...

ON PARADE

ON PARADE — The Beck family of Cadman Drive, Williamsville, organized a neighborhood Independence Day parade at noontime Monday with dozen of children and their parents participating. More...

Satellite office to provide passports prior to fee increase

With passport fees increasing by $35 on July 13, Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul has scheduled opening a satellite office to process passport applications during the final week prior to the 47 percent hike. More...

MAKE-A-WISH

MAKE-A-WISH — Martin Schwarz of Amherst received a surprise gift Wednesday through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York. More...

Local News

HONORED

HONORED — During Boy Scout Troop 457’s Year-End Court of Honor held in June, Scoutmaster Rick Pickelhaupt recently recognized Ginny Conway as Scouter of the Year for her service to the tro More...

Quota appoints board, sets fundraiser

Quota International of Amherst, an organization dedicated to assisting the hearing- and speech-impaired as well as disadvantaged women, recently named its board members for the 2010-11 year. More...

District attorney forms Task Force

As a way to combat crime through increased analysis and cross-jurisdiction investigation, the office of Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III last week initiated the District Attorney’s Investigative Task Force.   More...

Police Blotter

Planting flowers spurs neighbors’ ar gument

(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, June 28   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HANNAH, Jacqueline R. (nee Hope), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. More...

Peter J. Evans, third-generation business owner, entrepreneur

Peter John Evans, 47, of Amherst, died suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Evans was born Nov. 23, 1962, in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson Central Technical High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Railway Society offers training   The Western New York Railway Historical Society is offering docent and general volunteer training at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Williamsville Depot in South Long Park. Call 633-7002. More...

Sports

Lou Gehrig U10 baseball wins WNY District title

The Lou Gehrig U10 tournament baseball team won the Western New York district championship June 27 by defeating Lancaster/Depew in the championship game, 10-7.   More...

East trio earns All-WNY Honorable Mention accolades

Williamsville East’s Peter Elliott, Eric Stolzenburg and Matt Notaro were all recently named All-WNY Honorable Mention all-stars for the 2010 baseball season. More...

Hockey clinic set for August

The fourth annual Gamevision Ice Hockey Clinic will be held Aug. 2-6 at the Amherst Ice Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr. More...

Business

Real estate broker assists homebuyers with going green

After serving as a member of the Town of Amherst’s Energy Conservation Committee, Aaron Stanley decided to use the knowledge he learned from the organization and combine it with his career in real estate.   More...

Five Star Bank presents savings lessons to students

As part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Program, an Amherst teller for Five Star Bank recently presented a savings lesson to 18 home-schooled students. More...

Georgetown Square associate passes certification exam

Stephanie Perna of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor, 5225 Sheridan Drive, recently passed the Level 2 Sommelier Certification exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers. More...

Behind the scenes, mill restoration continues

Walking by the Williamsville Water Mill these days, it’s hard to see any signs of progress. The paint continues to peel. The windows at the mill house are boarded up. The property generally looks unchanged.   More...

Old Home Days starts Tuesday

Old Home Days returns next Tuesday, July 13, for a four-day run in Island Park, behind the Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Independence Day

JoAnne Smith of Williamsville claps in appreciation of a performance by entertainer Lee Ron Zydeco Sunday at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. More...

St. Mary’s Commons hit by kitchen fire

A kitchen fire in a fourth-floor apartment of St. Mary’s Commons, 400 Mill St., caused an estimated $30,000 in damages Monday night.   Williamsville firefighters were dispatched at 11:46 p.m. and found smoke on the fourth floor. More...

Contracts approved, special education coordinator named

Williamsville schools

At a special meeting on June 30, the Williamsville Board of Education unanimously approved two-year extensions to the collective bargaining agreements with the Williamsville Administrators’ Association and the Williamsville Coordinators’ More...

St. Mary’s Parish plans annual picnic featuring food, games

For more than 100 years, St. Mary’s Parish at 6919 Transit Road, Swormville, has held an annual picnic. This year’s event is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18. More...

Editorial

Don’t challenge the hot weather

Bee Editorial

It’s finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean that taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. More...

Spindle items

• INDEPEN - DENCE DAY THOUGHTS — As I celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with family, my thoughts would occasionally drift to the meaning of the holiday. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   July 9, 1885   Last Friday as Mr. John Pointen was engaged at work in the Williamsville cement works tunnel, he accidentally got caught under some falling stones, resulting in severe injuries.   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

Village dissolution has no value

I plan to vote against dissolution of the Village of Williamsville because after 38 years, our family still enjoys living in the village. More...

Dissolution debate requires manners

Reading Chris Duquin’s letter to The Bee last week concerning Kevin Gaughan, I asked myself, what is he so angry about? Why does he feel the need to continually attack Mr. Gaughan and those who support eliminating governments?   More...

Education

Amherst Middle posts honor roll students

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll in the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade Eight   More...

Williamsville Central School District designated Best Community for Music Education

Williamsville Central School District has been designated a Best Community for Music Education in America by the NAMM Foundation.   More...

Christ the King School names honor roll students

The following students at Christ the King School were named first honors for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade Eight   Sydney Bucholtz, Emilee Foster, Adam Killeen, Mary O’Connor, Joseph Riso, Hannah Stroud, More...

Lifestyles

A Mission of Peace

Returning Peace Corps volunteers continue service through group

Forty-nine years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order to establish the Peace Corps, a program he said he hoped would serve as “a source of satisfaction to Americans and a contribution to world peace.” More...

Dannecker-Bagley

Kathleen and Ronald Dannecker of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny McGee Dannecker, to Jeffrey Thomas Bagley, son of Janith and Thomas Bagley of Kenmore.   More...

Trent- Farino

Janet and Thomas Trent of Cheektowaga announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelene N. Trent, to Paul J. Farino, son of Patricia and Frank Farino of Amherst.   Miss Trent graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 2004. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri. More...

Special Events

thurs. 8-sat. 10 . Main-Transit hosts field days — Traditional field days with Slo Pokes Motorized Firematic Tournament (6:30 p.m. Friday) will be hosted by the Main-Transit Fire Department from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 8; 2-11 p.m. More...

Art

sun. 11 . Two Friends Exhibit — Members of the Kenmore Art Society, Sandra K. Usher and Tami Holbury-Ferraro, display their work from Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, August 28 at Unity Gallery, Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...