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September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Island Park event to benefit cancer research

by KATE MOCKLER Reporter

When Amber Klinger lost her stepfather to cancer and saw his circle of friends decimated by the disease, she wanted to take action. She joined forces with Williamsville native and event promoter Keith Wilson to develop a fundraiser.   More...

Wehrle Drive construction project to detour traffic

As a result of ongoing construction on Wehrle Drive, a portion of the road will be closed from Monday, Sept. 27, through Monday, Nov. 8.   Through traffic will not be allowed on Wehrle Drive from Garrison Road to Aero Drive. More...

Williamsville FD plans orientation night Sept. 27

The Williamsville Fire Department will host an orientation program for prospective members over the age of 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at Station 2, 5045 Sheridan Drive. More...

ART ON DISPLAY

ART ON DISPLAY — Dianne Baker, explains her creation, “Blue Conversation,” to Laurie Creden during a reception Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. More...

Village Desserts, P&R closes

Clients left without refunds, cakes

Victor Monter and his fiancee, Jill Rizzitello, of Getzville, spent months planning for their wedding only to find out a couple of weeks before their big day that they may be without a cake. More...

Police seek KeyBank robbery suspect

Police are investigating a Tuesday morning bank robbery at a KeyBank inside Tops Markets, 3980 Maple Road at North Bailey Avenue. More...

Local News

Windsong to offer free mammograms

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...

Police arrest five motorists for DWI during weekend

The Amherst Police Department arrested five motorists last weekend for driving while intoxicated and other related charges.   According to Lt. More...

Horizon offers counseling for mental health services

Horizon Health Services is introducing two new services to its most recently opened location, the Family Recovery Center, 6496 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Man tries sneaking his dog into restaurant

(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.)   Tuesday, Sept. 14   More...

Letters to the Editor

Research is needed when voting

I am proudly an Andrew Cuomo supporter but congratulate Mr. Paladino for rallying the far right, entrenching himself with the Tea Party and winning the Republican nomination. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club schedules meeting   More...

Sports

North cross country teams running for high goals

Moving from Class A to AA for the Section VI Championships at Elma Meadows Golf Course does not seem to phase the Williamsville North boys cross country team.   More...

School records fall in Sharks’ first swim meet of season

The Sacred Heart girls swimming team’s first meet of the season was one for the record books. More...

Lady Spartans loaded with returning athletes, young talent

Despite losing talented athletes and leaders through graduation, including captains and state meet participants, Cami Farkas, Maggie Schmidt and Abby Zwierzchowski, Williamsville North girls swim coach Doug Cassidy said the team remains strong due t More...

Business

Creekview Restaurant’s chef wins local cooking competition

To her cooking is not just her career — it’s fun.   Mary Ann Giordano, a resident of Kenmore, recently used her love of cooking to win a chef competition at Frog Hair Grille and Golf, 7800 Transit Road. More...

Above & Beyond Event Planners create A-list celebrations

If you have ever tried to plan a big event on your own, chances are you’ve found the experience to be a little overwhelming and maybe extremely stressful. More...

Public relations firm co-founder named to board

William M. Collins of Williamsville was recently named to St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees. More...

Wording delays setting date for vote on ward system

A petition seeking the creation of council districts in the Town of Amherst was filed earlier this month, causing the Town Board to set a date on which the referendum will be put to a vote. More...

Primary results show Wojtowicz, Paladino win

In the Town Board race for the Independence Party line, the Erie County Board of Elections has declared Richard A. Wojtowicz the winner with 56 percent of the vote. More...

Chamber seminar to assist companies with social media

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present “Understanding Social Media” at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Bryant and Stratton College’s Amherst Campus, 3650 Millersport Highway. More...

Meeting will detail drainage project at Clearfield Recreation Center

A community meeting to discuss the drainage project at the site of the Clearfield Recreation Center will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Clearfield gymnasium, 730 Hopkins Road. More...

Park School to hold Country Fair

The Park School will hold its annual Country Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the school grounds, 4625 Harlem Road.   A school tradition that dates back to the 1940s, the fair has entertainment for children and adults. More...

Venture links college students with English learners

An online initiative at Canisius College offers language assistance to Korean students.   MyLinkFace, a student-run, not-for-profit organization, uses web cameras and Internet calling software, Skype, to teach English.   More...

MAKING THE PLAY

MAKING THE PLAY — Antoinette Amato, left, pursues Marisa Gallo in the first quarter of the Blondes vs. Brunettes charity flag football game Saturday at Sweet Home High School. More...

Former South track coach pleads guilty to charges

Former Williamsville South track coach Sammy Hasan, 48, of Amherst, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to charges of endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated harassment.   Amherst Police Detective Lt. More...

Editorial

Now in its 100th year, the library remains a resource

Bee Editorial

Since August 1910, the Williamsville Library has been assisting people in the community with all of their research needs. More...

Spindle items

• AMAZING RACE — Upon receiving news that a fundraising run had been held at St. Leo the Great School, I remembered how I once won a race — in second grade. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Sept. 24, 1885   The Amherst Prohibition Club will hold their monthly meeting at their headquarters on Friday, Sept. 25.   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

William Leacy, fire company member for 70 years

William M. Leacy, a member of the Hutchinson Hose Company of Williamsville for 70 years, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.   A Kenmore resident, Mr. Leacy served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. More...

Joseph Piscopo, basketball coach at Neumann High School

Joseph G. Piscopo, 69, a legendary basketball coach whose teams won two Manhattan Cups, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga.   More...

Dr. John V. Armenia, former chief of pediatrics at ECMC

Dr. John V. Armenia, 82, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his home.   Born in Buffalo, Dr. Armenia graduated from the University at Buffalo Medical School in 1958.   More...

Lifestyles

‘Concert from the Heart’

Buffalo musicians team up across genres to fight hunger

It’s a well-documented fact that many low-income or no-income people rely on food pantries and soup kitchens for nutrition. But whom do the food pantries and soup kitchens rely upon?   More...

Dreams to Memories holds fundraiser

Dreams to Memories, a nonprofit family wish-granting foundation, will hold a fundraiser titled “Autumn Leaves of Song” starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Classics V Banquet Hall, 2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.   French Conversation Group from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays.   Tiny Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23 . 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...

Special Events

fri. 24 . Party for the Parks — An indoor/outdoor event overlooking Hoyt Lake with live music, food and cash bar benefiting the Buffalo Parks Conservancy, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 25 . Buffalo Oktoberfest — Eat, drink and be merry at this Munich-inspired celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, 5:30- 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. More...