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July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rides, food top Old Home Days

Amherst/Williamsville Old Home Days at Island Park will continue today through Friday, with two additional events slated for Saturday.   The Amherst Police Club and Jolly Boys will sponsor the bicycle rodeo at 11 a.m. More...

Audubon driving range opens; safety addressed

While the new driving range at Audubon Golf Course, at 500 Maple Road, opened Friday, the town’s recreation commissioner said he was concerned with the safety of golfers on the first fairway. More...

Council sets Aug. 2 decision date for two property rezonings

During its July 6 meeting, the Town Board set decision dates for two public hearings related to property rezonings. More...

Weinberg Campus to host summer open house

Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, is hosting a summer open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15.   In honor of July being National Grilling Month, visitors of the open house will be treated to a free hamburger or hot dog. More...

Local News

Marathon winner holding book signing

American marathon running legend Bill Rodgers, will visit Tri-Spot from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, for a book signing and photograph opportunities. More...

Police investigating Northwest Savings Bank robbery

Amherst police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred Friday at Northwest Savings Bank.   According to police, at approximately 2:07 p.m., a male suspect entered the bank, at 3150 Sheridan Drive, and jumped over the counter. More...

Mill architect presents scenarios to board

‘Village square’ concept takes shape

Architects Flynn Battaglia gave a comprehensive presentation on possible scenarios for a “village square,” with the Williamsville Water Mill at its center, during a Village Board meeting on July 6.   More...

Police Blotter

Gas station left in disarray

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reform activist admits errors

Of the many errors I’ve made while pursuing government reform these past 14 years, perhaps the most unsettling is when I’ve spoken of this collective undertaking in an individual sense. More...

Village dissolution ends our heritage

I recently read an article in a local newspaper written by a Village of Williamsville resident who stated, and I quote: “If village voters decide to end the government, Williamsville will not change.   More...

Larger government may not be better

In the early 1970s, the former Glen Park Casino and amusement park property was up for sale.   The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council recommended that the property be purchased by the town for a passive park. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Highway Department to host blood drive   More...

Lifestyles

Anthology celebrates English language learners

L ebanon, Brazil, India, Iraq, Mexico, Argentina, France, Thailand, Puerto Rico, China, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Russia and Poland are just a few of the countries where these students lived not long ago.   More...

Couple at home in Amherst after honeymoon in The Bahamas

Kelly A. Lintner married Jeffrey J. Maloney during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Clarence. Monsignor Frederick Leising officiated. More...

Pair travel to Hawaii

Leah Anne Miller married Dennis Craig Costanzo Jr. during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville. The Rev. A. Mark Illig officiated. More...

Business

The Body Essential combines comfort, teamwork to aid patients’ ailments

Comfort and teamwork. These two words are practiced on a daily basis at The Body Essential, a business that specializes in massage therapy. More...

Senior citizens cautioned on Medicare rebate scam

The New York State Insurance Department is warning senior citizens to be on the lookout for fraud as they begin to receive their $250 rebates for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs under the new federal health care reforms.   More...

Business News

Dr. Edward Fitzpatrick of Williamsville has joined Podiatry Affiliates PC, 3980 Sheridan Drive, as a new partner. Fitzpatrick operates at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York.   More...

Citizen Study Group finishes examination of dissolution scenario, finds tax increase likely

Members of the Village of Williamsville Citizen Study group have finished the most recent phase of their examination of dissolution scenarios. More...

Board time logs in question

Prior to voting at the July 6 Town Board meeting on a resolution to set the standard work day for elected and appointed officials, Council Member Mark Manna told the board he would like to have an individual audit of Council Member Jay Anderson&rsqu More...

Empire State Games’ revival begins in Buffalo

After a one-year hiatus, the Empire State Games are back.   The 32nd edition of the Games, the first statewide, multi-sport athletic event in the country, returns to Buffalo July 21-25. More...

Amherst Central to hold anniversary, reunion events

Amherst Central High School will sponsor several events as part of its 80th anniversary and all-class reunion from Thursday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 1.   The schedule of events is as follows. More...

Town revels in two garden tours this weekend

The house on Kingsview Court looks like a typical well-kept Amherst home from the front. Those who casually drive by the home of Ron and Barb Nowak have no idea what lies behind: a complex garden 30 years in the making. More...

SUD-PRISE

SUD-PRISE — Soap suds overflowed the fountain in front of the Hampton Inn, 5455 Main St., parking lot early Monday morning. More...

Editorial

Time log matter handled with professionalism

Bee Editorial

During last week’s Town Board meeting, Council Member Mark Manna suggested conducting an individual audit of Council Member Jay Anderson’s time logs. More...

Spindle items

• OLD HOME DAYS — When it comes to summer, carnivals are high on my list of priorities, mainly because of fried dough and a chance at winning a goldfish by tossing a ping-pong ball into a jar.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   July 16, 1885   Mr. Geo. F. Heim gave his new buggy a trial by giving the children of Getzville a ride. He had twelve besides himself. The buggy stood the test very well. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Education

East graduate awarded scholarship

Christina Fee, 2010 Williamsville East High School graduate, has received a scholarship from ElderWood Senior Care.   The daughter of Jean and Cliff Fee of Williamsville, she is a staff member at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood. More...

Sweet Home Middle posts honor roll students

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

Graduate honored with scholarship

Paul Ehrke, a 2010 graduate of Sweet Home High School, was recently awarded the Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship.   More...

Sports

Greater pool at tryouts leaves Tonsoline, players optimistic

ESG — Field hockey

After winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Empire State Games, the Western region field hockey team was ready to take on the Games again in 2009. Though the event was cancelled last year, the team is still feeling confident. More...

Western loaded with talent from Town of Amherst

ESG – Track and field

If the Western Region wins medals in track and field at the Empire State Games, there’s a good chance it will come from a Town of Amherst athlete. More...

Northtowns Thunder announce tryouts

The Northtowns Thunder, a girls travel soccer team, is holding open tryouts for their 2010-2011 U16 team. Age appropriate girls from any area are welcome to try out (birthdate no earlier than 8/1/93). Tryouts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Bee There

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15 . The Doerfel Family — 7 p.m., Bassett Park, Youngs and Klein roads, Amherst; Free. . The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15 . Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri. More...

Art

fri. 16 . Remnants of A Life Undercover — Mary Johnson’s solo show opening at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 983-2112 thurs. 22 . More...