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August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Taste of Williamsville planned for Sunday

If you’re the type of person who has trouble narrowing your options when dining out, you won’t have to worry about that on Sunday. More...

Viewing art in the park

Lois Ruslander of Williamsville examines photographs during the Glen Park Arts Festival. The festival took place on Glen Avenue and in Glen Park last Saturday and Sunday. More...

Events on government dissolution scheduled

The following is a list of village government dissolution meetings scheduled:   • At 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Will East alumnus graduates from War College

Col. Mark Fassl, an alumnus of the Williamsville East class of 1980, recently graduated from the U.S. War College in Carlisle, Pa.   Fassl graduated in June from the War College, the Army’s most senior military educational institution. More...

Doctors donate time, resources in Vietnam

For 18 years, the Hope For Tomorrow Foundation has been making trips to medically needy countries to donate medical services. More...

REUNION

REUNION — Amherst Central High School Alumni Leslie Lehman, class of 1963, and her mother Dottie Lehman, class of 1938, view art during the school’s 80th anniversary events Friday. More...

Local News

Political News

Legislator Ed Rath will host his fourth annual Bluegrass Picnic from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Island Park Gazebo, 5583 Main St., behind Amherst Town Hall. Entertainment is by the bluegrass band CreekBend. More...

Man accused of possession involving machete, rifles

Amherst police last week arrested a town resident on several charges, including criminal possessions of a weapon and a controlled substance.   Officers arrested David Williams, 30, at approximately 3 a.m. More...

Bornhava sets board of directors

Bornhava Preschool and Early Childhood Center, located in Amherst, has announced its 2010-11 board of directors. More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds chairs thrown in his pool

(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

Senator’s remarks just partisan politics

State Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer’s comments on the state budget are nothing more than empty rhetoric. More...

Eliminating village dissolves heritage

I still find it hard to believe that anyone who lives in the Village of Williamsville would want to eliminate it. For starters, you most likely made your home here because it is the village. More...

Donations will benefit mission

A giant thank you is owed to all of our patrons and volunteer workers at the Old Home Days beer tent at Island Park in Williamsville. Your generosity has once again prevailed despite tough economic times. More...

Education

On the Campus

Williamsville South alumna Kathyrn Duval has joined Teach For America, the national corps of top college graduates who commit to teach in low-income urban and rural communities for two years. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blood drive slated at Student Union   Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the University at Buffalo North Student Union at the Office of Student Life. More...

Lifestyles

Music at the Museum

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to perform patriotic program in historic setting

The summer nights of Amherst are filled with live music of all genres. At 6:30 p.m. this Friday, the traditional summer concert of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra will take place at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Whistle Blow planned at Williamsville Depot

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, the Williamsville Depot in South Long Park will hold a “whistle blow.” Train whistle collector Dr. Charles Blumle will bring his collection and blast them using an air compressor. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.   Magic Tree House Club at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Ages 5 and older.   Creative Craftsat 2 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5 . Project WET Workshop — Educators of kids in grades K- 12 will love this hands-on water-related curriculum, 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - Registration required. More...

Special Events

thurs. 5 - sat. More...

Festivals

thurs. 5 - sun. 8 . Eden Corn Festival — Who can resist hot buttery corn-on-the-cob, plus fair/festival food and entertainment. Festival opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 and continues Friday, Aug. 6 (12 noon- 12 midnight), Saturday, Aug. More...

Town cancels Monday work session

The Town Board has cancelled its upcoming work session, scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Gaughan forum features spirited debate

Government reform activist Kevin Gaughan held an eagerly-anticipated forum Tuesday evening at the Williamsville South High School auditorium, in which he stated his case for dissolving the government of Williamsville. More...

Town sets final date for structure renovations

The Town Board has set a decision date of Sept. 7 to rule on the fate of an unsafe structure where a fire occurred more than a year and a half ago. More...

Restaurants participating in this year’s Taste of Williamsville

• 800 Maple • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar • Anderson’s Frozen Custard • Bing’s Restaurant • Brennan’s Bowery Bar and Restaurant • Bruno’s Pizzeria • Buffalo Brew Pub • Ci More...

Resident to co-chair collector’s convention

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a collector of political items since the early 1970s, East Amherst resident Bren Price is proud to be the co-chair of the American Political Items Collectors’ National Convention, taking place in Buffalo this year. More...

Classic car show canceled

This year’s classic car show, held annually by the Rotary Club of Amherst South, has been canceled.   The event was originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Police investigate Troy Del Way burglary

Police are currently investigating a burglary that occurred Monday at a Troy Del Way home. More...

Drums Along the Waterfront planned for Sunday

The 14th annual Drums Along the Waterfront will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park.   This year’s show will feature, for the first time, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. More...

Editorial

Flight 3407 families break deadlock on safety measures

Bee Editorial

When it comes to professionals working with us, we want to make sure that they have had complete practical experience before we climb into that chair. More...

Spindle items

• CURRENT TRENDS — I can’t believe it’s already been more than two years. Technology has changed in these past two years, however. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Aug. 6, 1885   The funeral of Mr. Henry Seitz of Getzville was held Sunday at ten o’clock and was largely attended, the church being crowded, and a great many were compelled to remain outside.   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

Anthony R. D’Alba, longtime employee at Trico Products Corp.

Anthony Russell D’Alba, 86, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Florida after a brief illness. Mr. D’Alba was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Buffalo. More...

Cesidio Lucente, longtime business-owner

Cesidio “Cid” Lucente, 85, of Amherst, died Sunday, July 18, 2010.   Mr. Lucente was born in Pratola Peligna, Italy. More...

Death Notices

BERENT, Lydia (nee Walker), of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She is survived by her sons, David and Douglas; daughter, Pamela Militello; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Berent; and many nieces and nephews. More...

Sports

South wins Lions Classic defensive battle on pick return

Williamsville East’s Rich Massaro earns North lineman MVP honors

If you like to watch a hard-hitting, defensive-minded football game, then the Kensington Lions Club’s 35th annual All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, was for you.   More...

Williamsville girls district golf begins fifth season

The Williamsville girls district golf team will begin its fifth season of competition at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, at Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road, Williamsville.   More...

Kus to enter NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame

When Sally Kus first became girls volleyball coach at Sweet Home High School, she knew very little about the sport. Three decades later, she will be inducted into her fourth Hall of Fame for her contributions.   More...

Business

Hearing Evaluation Services expands patient services with pediatrics

With its new location now open for the past six months, Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo Inc. hopes to further increase its services and expand its clientele.   Dr. More...

EduKids to open new location in town

EduKids Early Childhood Center will be opening this month its newest location at 2715 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Ellicott Creek Road. More...

HONORED

HONORED — Robert Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Canterbury Woods, speaks with residents Ellie Klodzinski and Elaine Ragusa on July 27 during an event to commemorate the facili More...