Weekly Feature



July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer fun

Gail Vancise of East Amherst and her daughter, Claire, enjoy the merry-go-round Wednesday during Old Home Days. For more photos, see page eight. More...

Wojtowicz seeks Town Board seat

Richard Wojtowicz, a former Amherst Town Board member, will be a candidate for the vacant seat on the board in the November elections. More...

Wehrle Drive construction to be completed in 2010

Erie County Commissioner of Public Works Gerard Sentz said construction on Wehrle Drive is progressing and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.   More...

ENGINEERING BUBBLES

ENGINEERING BUBBLES — Lis Seibel of Amherst and Stephanie Kong of East Amherst test their bubble machine for the first time Thursday during the 2010 Cyber Engineering Workshop for Young Women at More...

Local News

BANK DONATION

BANK DONATION — Erie County Legislator Raymond Walter is assisted by Sandy McIssac of Upstate New York Transplant Services as he donates blood during an event on July 13 at Erie Community Colleg More...

Old Home Days 2010

An aerial view of the midway shows Island Park packed with residents enjoying Old Home Days 2010. Photos by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Walk Off Hunger event to benefit Food Bank of Western New York

The third annual Walk Off Hunger will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Resident’s bicycle mysteriously returned after two years

(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

Garden Walk efforts greatly appreciated

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the hundreds of people who participated this weekend in the first Amherst Garden Walk. More...

Eagle House rooted in village history

Legend has it that The Eagle House was the place for the vote when pioneers were deciding whether or not to incorporate the   X Village of Williamsville. More...

Education

Christian Central Academy posts fourth quarter honor roll

The follow students at Christian Central Academy were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade 12   Emily Faracca, Rebekah Moser, Faye-Lyne Noel, Angela Roan, James Scott, Jason Wolanyk. More...

Backpacks to be allowed at high school; open campus to be examined

Amherst schools

Backpacks will be allowed at Amherst High School for the upcoming school year but not in common areas.   The decision was made at the July 13 School Board meeting. More...

Williamsville East posts honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Helping the hungry

Food Shuttle of WNY delivers the goods

These days, it may seem that access to food is easier than ever. You can pick up the phone and order takeout, drive over to the closest diner or even choose a meal online. For many people, however, a substantial meal is a luxury. More...

Sunshine and Friends open family series

The summer family concert series will begin with a performance by Sunshine and Friends. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the North Forest Park and Pool on North Forest Road between Main and Reist streets. More...

Worldwide Photo Walk celebrated in Glen Park

If you enjoy photography, Amherst resident Martin Malicki is offering you a chance to get out there with your camera this weekend. Saturday, July 24, marks the third annual Worldwide Photo Walk.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

fri. 23 . Beads Create Hope — The local charity will be featured at the GemStreet USA show as well as artists from around the world showcasing their jewelry and an array of gems and fossils, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 22 - Aug. 1 . Infrigement Festival — Eleven days of under the radar art at various locations throughout the city. More...

Police to post crime info online

Amherst Police Chief John Askey said the Department is now participating in an online crime information program that allows residents to be informed on any criminal occurrences. More...

Hit-and-run driver injures pedestrian

Amherst police are investigating a hit-and-run accident after a driver struck a pedestrian Saturday in the parking lot of Tops Friendly Markets on Maple Road, just west of Transit Road, and left the scene.   More...

Covelli likes challenge of Volunteer Committee

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Antonella Covelli likes challenges. More...

Celebrate Snyder to hold kickoff event

Celebrate Snyder is planning a kickoff event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at The Savvy Gourmet, 4610 Main St. near Harlem Road, Snyder. More...

Opposing sides of dissolution debate release figures

Members of the Village of Williamsville Citizen Study group have finished the most recent phase of their examination of village government dissolution scenarios, and based on an examination of the special-district system, they estimate that taxes on More...

Editorial

Reuter’s legacy should live on through ESG scholarship

Bee Editorial

Anyone associated with the Empire State Games — an Olympic-style event that draws athletes from across New York — has probably heard the name Lou Reuter. More...

Spindle items

• ANNUAL REUNION — When I was younger, my family reunion was one of my favorite events of summer. This past Sunday, my relatives gathered once again for the annual affair. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   July 23, 1885   A social will be given to-morrow evening at the lawn of Mr. P.J. Zent, where delicious ice cream will be served at ten cents per dish, from one o’clock in the afternoon until late in the evening. 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

Blanche E. Dudley, founding member of Faith UCC

Blanche E. Dudley, 93, of Amherst, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at her home.   Mrs. Dudley was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Buffalo. In 1934, she graduated from Kenmore High School. More...

Deaths

ABBOTT, Stephen E., of Williamsville, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Robin; son, Stephen; daughter, Kimberly Brown; six grandchildren; and brothers, Arthur and Thomas. Services were held at St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Accounting firm to host UNYTS blood drive More...

Sports

Scholastic team hopes to continue winning tradition

With seven gold medals over the past 10 years of the Empire State Games, no Western soccer team has won more gold in the past decade than the women’s scholastic team.   More...

Round robin tennis draw set

The Amherst Central High School Class of 1985 will be hosting a casual round robin tennis draw at the high school courts, 4301 Main St., at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with the school’s 80th reunion weekend. More...

McGuire enters Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame

Duke McGuire’s 31 years of promoting Buffalo Bison baseball paid off as he was inducted Sunday into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.   “It was a great honor,” said the Snyder resident. More...

Business

Strawberry Island’s new location sweetens Main Street

If you’ve ever been to the Broadway Market, chances are you were seduced by the old-fashioned cases full of sponge candy, chocolate strawberries, Charlie Chaplins, and other sweet treats. More...

Citizens Bank collecting school supply donations

Citizens Bank is collecting new school supplies for its “Gear for Grades” initiative, an effort to help local children go back to school with the items they need to learn. More...

Best of Friends Rotary District elects new governor

Karen Oakes is the newly-elected governor for Rotary District 7090 -- known as the Best of Friends District, comprised of 73 Rotary clubs and 2,720 members crossing the US/Canadian border. More...