Weekly Feature



August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Arcing wire causes fire on McKinley Avenue

Main Transit firefighters responded Sunday morning to a McKinley Avenue fire that caused approximately $130,000 in damages to a house.   At about 7:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 410 McKinley Ave. More...

Event to benefit child’s recovery

A benefit event for 4-year-old Blake Gradl of Amherst will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. More...

Trail project questioned by Town Board

It’s been 12 years in the making, but the Town Board is currently working with the Planning Department to possibly move forward with the Lehigh Valley Trail project. More...

PETER PIPER

PETER PIPER — Peter Henderson plays bagpipes as his wife, Virginia, drums, during a performance by the Gordon Highlanders on Saturday at the Amherst Museum’s Scottish Festival. More...

Local News

Erie County increases income eligibility levels for child care

The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced that as a result of increased New York State funding for child care, eligibility levels for the low-income subsidy program will be increased from 125 percent to 175 percent of the Federal P More...

Boulevard Mall to offer ‘Prince and Princess Party’

The Boulevard Mall will host a “Prince and Princess Party” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in the food court. More...

Daycare center features exercise equipment for youths

Amherst Baby and Childcare Center has recently added a children’s gym featuring youth-sized exercise equipment. More...

Police Blotter

Duck feeding spurs call to police

(Editors 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, Aug. 16   More...

Letters to the Editor

Village is united from historic vote

The village was lucky to have help from the Williamsville Study Group led by Chris Duquin and Vic Paquet, Friends of the Village led by Amy Alexander and Dan Delano, and our Fire Department, Hutchinson Hose.   More...

Dissolution crusade motivated voters

While I could not have imagined that I would have uttered the words “thank you” to Kevin Gaughan, I now believe, as a village resident, that he tops the list of those who should be thanked.   More...

Bee news coverage is noteworthy

The big page one headline in the Aug. 18 edition at first puzzled me. I said “Where’s the story?”   Then I realized you had to get the paper finished and the polls were open late the night before.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

UB Center for Arts plans kickoff picnic   More...

Sports

Accomplished tennis coach, owner, innovator reflects on career

Todd Miller has promoted tennis for years but nothing pleases him more than teaching the sport.   More...

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS — The Buffalo (Veres) Men’s 3.5 USTA tennis team won Eastern Sectionals in Syracuse Aug. 14-15 to qualify for nationals in Tucson, Ariz. Oct. 29-31. More...

House league registration open; travel team tryouts slated

Amherst Soccer Association

Registration is open for the Amherst Soccer Association house league. Play begins Sept. 11.   The house league is open to age groups U6 through U14 plus co-ed high school.   U6 age group meets for six Saturday mornings. More...

Business

Chamber offers abundant space for meetings, video conferencing

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce provides office and meeting space for its members during all business hours. Many of our members have told us they have downsized their office space, leaving them with no place to meet. More...

Rising Sun Yoga gets boost of energy in new studio

After more than four years of owning a studio in Snyder, Michael Sutton decided to move his business to a larger location in the Georgetown Plaza.   In July, he opened Rising Sun Yoga, at 5225 Sheridan Drive, near Evans Street. More...

Business News

MBMS, a software solutions company, 11 Pinchot Court, Suite 110, Amherst, has been selected for the second consecutive year as one of the best companies to work for in New York State. More...

What’s next for the village?

Voter impact

The vote is over, the results are in, and the village government is staying.   Voters have sent a message, but how will that message be interpreted at Village Hall?   More...

Residents to chair events for United Jewish Fund

Sheldon Yellen has been named chair of the 2011 United Jewish Fund General Campaign, and Viola Sterman will be chair of the 2011 United Jewish Fund’s Women’s Philanthropy. More...

Police arrest woman following alleged robbery attempt

Amherst police arrested a Buffalo woman Saturday after she allegedly attempted to rob a Sheridan Drive bank.   According to police reports, at approximately 1 p.m., Marlo M. More...

Board to continue discussion of mill restoration on Sept. 13

Village of Williamsville

As a way to further discuss unaddressed issues with the design firm formulating proposals for restoration of the Williamsville Water Mill, the Village Board on Monday tabled a presentation of the matter until its Sept. 13 work session.   More...

MacSolutions Plus to open Eastern Hills location

MacSolutions Plus will open a second location in the Western New York area with a service center and retail store at Eastern Hills Mall.   A grand opening for the location will be held Sunday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Parental prep work is key to successful school year

Bee Editorial

While many parents dread the back-to-school shopping routine of battling with crowds just to get the last green folder on the shelf or sifting through clothing racks searching for outfits that will probably last only half the year, finding ways to ma More...

Spindle items

• PROCLAMATION — I would like to offer my congratulations to the Girl Scouts of Williamsville, who were rewarded for all of their dedicated work with Amherst Meals on Wheels.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Aug. 27, 1885   At the school election held yesterday, Messrs. H.W. Dodge was elected trustee; E.D. Smith, clerk; and Peter Grove, collector. 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

Henry H. Haines, retired psychologist, hospital administrator

Dr. Henry H. Haines, 103, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.   Dr. Haines was born May 4, 1907, in Buffalo. In 1923, he graduated from Lafayette High School and in 1933, from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. More...

William H. Schmidt, art teacher, WWII veteran

William H. Schmidt, 85, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness.   Mr. Schmidt was born March 2, 1925, in Buffalo and went to Kensington High School. More...

June C. Campbell, financial aid adviser

June Carol Campbell, 88, formerly of the Buffalo area, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at her home in San Marcos, Calif., under hospice care.   She was born in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

'Dating is a Drag'

Playwright’s production explores comical nature of relationships

Mark C. Lloyd of Lockport has always had a passion for writing. Since he was 12, he’s been writing plays, but if you ask him about it, he’ll tell you he “didn’t do anything with it” until he hit his late 30s. More...

Music on Main concludes with three bands

The final concerts in the Music on Main series will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Aric and the Funky Bunch will perform at Scanlon Jewelers, 5735 Main St. The Lochside Celtic Band will perform at the Irishman, 5601 Main St. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii.

Carrie Zimmerman married John Gaesser during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday July 24, 2010, at Kloc’s Blossom Grove in West Seneca. The Rev. Richard Eddy officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26 . Water Creatures — Check out the Touch Tank from the Aquarium of Niagara Falls and then create your own water creature with fish prints! 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. More...

Special Events

fri. 27 . 5th Annual Kids Day Fest: Unity In The Buffalo Community — Hundreds of families from all around Buffalo will join us in celebration of the culmination of a successful summer camp and unity in the community. More...

Festivals

fri. 27 & sat. 28 Lewiston Jazz Festival Featuring live jazz performances from national recording artists and various local bands, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; 12 noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 throughout the Village of Lewiston; Free. More...