Weekly Feature



September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sept. 11 ceremonies scheduled

The Town and Village will be holding several events in remembrance of those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The following is a list of the events by date. Friday, Sept. More...

School program director takes work hands-on

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Charles Wise takes his work seriously. More...

ONE CENTURY

ONE CENTURY — Bob Nemmer and Kevin Zawadski of the Amherst Public Libraries work together Tuesday in placing 100 candle decorations on the lawn of the Williamsville Branch Library. More...

Local News

Police make seven DWI-related arrests in three days

Amherst police recently arrested seven people on driving while intoxicated related incidents during a three day period.   According to Amherst police, the following is a list of the arrests made by officers from Friday through Sunday.   More...

Police Blotter

Chicken runs amuck on Harlem Road

(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. 23   More...

HONORED

HONORED — The Amherst Police Department held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday. 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

John C. Stefano, former John and Mary’s owner

John C. Stefano, former owner of two John and Mary’s Restaurants, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Harris Hill Nursing   Facility. He was 85.   Mr. More...

V. Roger Lalli, watercolorist, Amherst teacher

V. Roger Lalli, 88, of Eggertsville, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Born in South Buffalo, Dr. Lalli was a renowned watercolorist. More...

Peter F. Potenza, optician, graduate of Amherst High School

Peter F. Potenza, a native of Snyder, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 81.   Mr. More...

Lifestyles

National Drug Take-Back Day

Local disposal sites aim to get meds off the street

D rive up and drop off. It’s as simple as that when it comes to the disposal of unwanted,   expired or unused prescription drugs.   More...

Membership tea planned for cystic health group

Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a membership tea from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. For information, call 652-9613 or 652-0375. More...

Bride carried locket with grandfathers’ pictures

Lauren Smilanich married Stefan Vujcic during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at St. Stephen’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Lackawanna. The Rev. Rastko Trbuhovich officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2 . After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Tours

thurs. 2 . Chestnut Ridge Park — Join the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino. We will be walking the roads on the west side of the park. More...

Special Events

sat. 4 . Summer Saturday Sidewalk Sale — Come to Hertel Avenue for samples and sale items offered on the sidewalk by its 180 shops, bakeries, boutiques and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Project to cause temporary traffic closures near Bassett Park

The Town of Amherst has recently begun construction of a flood mitigation project within Bassett Park to address flooding concerns. More...

Protecting pets, people

Snyder firefighter Karen Murray, above, carries a cage containing a pet hamster from a burning home at 116 Devon Lane Sunday afternoon. More...

Glen Park wall reconstruction begins

It’s been a long time coming, but the reconstruction of the Glen Park retaining wall near the Main Street entrance has begun.   The original wall was built in the 1970s by volunteers. More...

Sweet Home sets tax levy, reviews state testing

The Sweet Home Central School District has set the tax levy for the coming school year at $34,306,103. More...

Amherst Central parents voice concerns over elementary math textbook

Parents of elementary students in the Amherst Central School District voiced their concerns over the “Math Investigations” textbook at the Aug. 24 school board meeting.   More...

Editorial

Simpson’s efforts to community will be missed

Bee Editorial

When University at Buffalo President John Simpson announced Monday that he would be retiring in 2011, our first reaction was one of great surprise. More...

Spindle items

• IN MEMORIAM — This past week, due to several employees being on vacation, I had to fill in for the duties of several reporters. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Sept. 3, 1885   The organization of a hook and ladder company in Williamsville has now been completed. Frank Zent was elected president and Wm. Nolte, foreman.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Community makes program a success

We would like to thank all the good citizens of Buffalo who helped make the Citizens Bank’s Gear for Grades drive such an incredible success.   More...

Lehigh Valley trail should be built now

The proposed Lehigh Valley Trail would begin at the Wal-Mart and Home Depot Plaza on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The trail goes near the large residential area along Chestnut Ridge Road. More...

Attack questions town leash laws

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, a long-haired black Labrador-sized dog attacked and viciously killed a defenseless young deer on our Reist Street property in Williamsville. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst guest featured at Buffalo Clown Alley Buffalo Clown Alley will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The guest will be Miss Lucy from the Amherst Library. More...

Sports

Pressure builds for state champion Sweet Home

As the Sweet Home football team keeps earning state championships, so does the pressure to keep winning.   More...

SWEET HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

D AT E SCHOOL TIME 9-4 Kenmore East 2 p.m. 9-11 @ Williamsville East 2 p.m. 9-18 @ Starpoint 2 p.m. More...

North grad brings enthusiasm to East football

Williamsville East has always been known for its academics. New varsity football coach Chris Mc- Duffie is trying to change the way people perceive the football team. More...

Business

EnergyMark LLC purchases assets, expands market

EnergyMark LLC has recently purchased certain New York and Pennsylvania assets of Constellation NewEnergy-Gas Division, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy Group. More...

IN GOOD HEALTH

IN GOOD HEALTH — Independent Health representative Frank Charles, left, stands with Healthy Living Program winners and Town of Amherst employees Andrew J. More...

Doctor to offer cataract surgeries to patients in need

Cataract surgery will be offered to any uninsured Western New York resident in October at an Amherst eye institute as part of the second annual “Eyes on America Day.”   Cataract Surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. More...