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September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Village board hears mill update, mulls smoke-free parks

After many years of setbacks and slow progress, the Village Board is ready to issue a request for proposals to develop the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

Amherst’s Gruszka to retire as director of facilities

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As the Amherst Central School District’s director of facilities, James Gruszka wears many different hats. After 21 years with the Amherst Central School district, he’ll hang up those hats for good as he will retire effective Sept. 25. More...

Bicycle route guides available

The Greater Buffalo/Niagara Area Bicycle Route Guide, which includes a list of seven major trails throughout the region, is now available according to Erie County Legislator Edward A Rath III, R-Amherst.   More...

Town sets 27-day deadline for vacant structure

The Town Board at its Sept. 7 meeting set a term of 27 days for contractors and financial planners to confirm that rehabilitation of a dilapidated house will be completed within a suitable amount of time. More...

Philharmonic plans benefit concert

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a benefit concert for the Food Bank of Western New York at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. More...

Local News

BOOK SIGNING

BOOK SIGNING — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife Jill signed copies of Jill Kelly’s book, “Without a Word,” about the effects of her son’s Hunter&rs More...

Community News

Ryan Walley has been promoted as Team Leader of the suburban branch offices of Nothnagle Realtors. A broker with the company, Walley resides in Williamsville with his wife, Sarah. More...

DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY — Gazmond Syla, left, editor-in-chief of TV KLAN in Kosovo, interviews Erie Community College student John Rusch on Monday. More...

Police Blotter

Purse reported stolen was moved by son

(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, Sept. 6   More...

Obituaries

Teresa E. Roth, retired dairy farmer, golf course owner

Teresa E. Roth, 83, formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Cape Coral, Fla.   Mrs. Roth was born March 11, 1927, in Wales Center, N.Y., where she was raised on a dairy farm. More...

Death Notices

BUCHOLTZ, Lorraine R. (nee Weigand), of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. She is survived by her son, Brian; sister, Jeanette Wrigglesworth; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. More...

Lifestyles

Family Promise of WNY

Churches again hosting homeless families

Every night, there are more than 2,000 people without homes in the Western New York area — not including the hundreds believed to be squatting and living in the streets, according to William O’Connell, executive director of the Homeless More...

Brenner-Caya

Judith and Donald Brenner of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Brenner, to Jason Caya, son of Carol and Timothy Caya, also of Williamsville.   More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Marie and Thomas Pierino of Williamsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Lancaster Country Club.   Thomas Pierino married the former Marie Loffredo on Sept. 2, 1950, at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16 . The Floating Cocktail Party-Allentown Edition — Come enjoy a night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres at three downtown eateries as part of this Hallwalls fundraiser, 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16 . 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. 16 . Wellness Walk — Healthy, outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis, 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve fri. More...

Unofficial primary results show Wojtowicz leading, Paladino wins

Although results in the Town Board race for the Independence Party line are still unofficial, the Erie County Board of Elections is indicating that Richard A. Wojtowicz is in the lead. More...

Bassett Park one of eight areas addressed

Flood mitigation

The Town of Amherst recently began construction of flood mitigation projects to improve drainage and assist residents by improving water flow or adding extra storage for high-water events. More...

Nostaja requests further discussion of interim post

University at Buffalo

Ten days after being recommended to serve as interim president of the University at Buffalo, Scott Nostaja on Thursday requested that his name not yet be put forward to the State University of New York Board of Trustees. More...

Sweet Home sets mandatory alcohol, drug use meeting

Sweet Home High School will be presenting an informational meeting regarding current trends in alcohol and drug use in adolescents at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 in the Norman C. More...

Residents continue to voice concerns over math textbook

Amherst Schools

Amherst Central students voiced their concerns about the district’s “Math Investigations” textbook at the Sept. 7 meeting. More...

LOCKS OF LOVE

LOCKS OF LOVE — Odelia Kiefer, 12, observes as her sister, Adelade, 7, has her hair cut by Jaimeelynn Trujillo, owner of The Pink, on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Well wishes for the observance of Yom Kippur

Bee Editorial

We would like to recognize our Jewish community by acknowledging Yom Kippur, which is also known as the Day of Atonement, and will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18. More...

Spindle items

• IN MEMORIAM — For the ninth year following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, I reflected upon the lives lost in the tragic events in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Sept. 17, 1885   The oldest house in Erie County stands in Williamsville, on the Evans farm, and is at present occupied by Mr. George Hartman. It was built before the War of 1812.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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What's Going On

What's Going On

Blood drive planned at Amherst JCC   UNYTS will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville.   Williamsville Home Bureau plans tea   More...

Sports

Injury to key player does not deter North’s goals

Field hockey

Williamsville North’s quest for its second state championship in field hockey will have to come without its best player.   More...

Gaffney, Mahon leads defending golf champion East

With arguably two of the top golfers in the area, the preseason consensus is that Williamsville East is the team to beat this fall. More...

South snaps East’s 58-game unbeaten streak in ECIC II

Girls soccer

Williamsville East’s 58-game unbeaten streak in ECIC Division II girls soccer is over.   More...

Business

Longstanding town eye care facility hires new doctor

Amherst Eye Care, which has been providing services for more than 25 years, has added a new member to its staff.   Dr. Sandra Segerson, who grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Nardin Academy in Buffalo, was recently hired to join owner Dr. More...

Chamber to sponsor tax information seminar

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and the Business Resource Council will present “Small Business Credit 2010 and Beyond,” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Bryant and Stratton’s Amherst Campus, 3650 Millersport Highway. More...

Windsong to offer free mammograms in October

Windsong Radiology Group, 55 Spindrift Drive, and Cancer Services Program of Erie County are combining resources to offer free mammograms and clinical breast exams in October.   The services will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. More...