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October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamsville thinks pink for October

October is breast cancer awareness month, and the village of Williamsville began its recognition in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. DPW crews worked overnight to hang the pink ribbon banners that now adorn the utility poles along Main Street. More...

Chamber offers ‘Downsizing Dialogue’

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold “Downsizing Dialogue” with members of the Amherst Town Board and residents who are interested in expressing their thoughts on the issue of downsizing the Town Board. More...

CELEBRATE

CELEBRATE — Dawn Cesonis and Peter Paulnitis dance together during a performance of the German American Musicians at an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday at the George F. More...

Vacant structure to be rehabilitated with grant funding

The Town Board set a deadline of Dec. 31 for a dilapidated town home to be rehabilitated through Community Development funding or be ordered for demolition.   More...

Local News

Alumni foundation offers event

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will be hosting its annual homecoming TigerFest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Loughran’s Restaurant, 4543 Main St., Snyder. More...

Highway Department to begin leaf pickup on Oct. 18

The Town of Amherst Highway Department will begin leaf pickup Monday, Oct. 18.   Until then, all leaves should be removed either by a resident’s landscaper or placed in open containers to be picked up during weekly garbage removal. More...

Daemen College plans food forum

The seventh annual World on Your Plate food forum will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Daemen College, Charles J. Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St. near Harlem Road, Amherst.   More...

Police Blotter

Woman receives scam call from unknown man

(Editor’s 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. 27   More...

Obituaries

Patricia E. Fitzgerald, executive director of Asbury Pointe

Patricia Elaine Fitzgerald died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at the hospice campus in Cheektowaga.   Ms. Fitzgerald graduated from Erie Community College and Buffalo State, interning at Women and Children’s Hospital. More...

Death Notice

NEISS, Rebecca J., of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. She is survived by her sons, William, John, Charles and James; daughter, Sharon Phillips; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Education

Williamsville Central posts AP award students

A total of 269 students from the Williamsville Central School District have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board for their performance on AP exams taken in spring 2010. More...

Amherst Central names students honored with advanced placement awards

Fifty students at Amherst Central High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on advanced placement exams.   More...

National Merit semi-finalists named by district

Nine Williamsville high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, representing nearly a third of all Western New York students earning the distinction. More...

Lifestyles

Girls' Town of Italy

Buffalo organization helps teens scarred by war A

A Actress Linda Darnell, who died at the age of 42 in 1965, has enjoyed a different type of legacy than her contemporaries Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. More...

Troop 444 plans flag retirement ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 444 will be doing an official flag retirement ceremony in conjunction with the Eggertsville Hose Company open house at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1880 Eggert Road, Amherst. More...

Amherst teen launches modeling career

If you picked up the September issue of “Seventeen” magazine and thought you saw a familiar face in its pages, you weren’t imagining things. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7 . Oliver! More...

Special Events

thurs. 7 . Buffalo Meets Burma — A unique cocktail reception featuring Burmese fare, drinks, music and dancing. Hosted by the International Institute of Buffalo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 7 . 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...

Supervisor releases ‘realistic’ budget with levy reduction, increased reserves

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein released his proposed 2011 budget last week, calling it realistic and fiscally responsible, as the tax levy would be reduced by more than $100,000, and the reserve fund would be increased by $2.4 million.   More...

Police arrest alleged ‘Drano bomb’ suspects

Police arrested four teenagers suspected of leaving an explosive device at a resident’s doorstep last week.   According to police reports, officers responded Friday at approximately 8:50 p.m. More...

Starck is stoked to be St. Joe’s new hire

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Amy Starck may eventually be overrun by teenaged boys as they scurry through the hallways, but she is still delighted that she was hired as St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s new director of communications and marketing.   More...

Sales, marketing presentation to be offered by organization

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will present “The Nine Lies that are Holding Your Business Back” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Purse holds hope for teen’s charity

One of a young woman’s most important accessories is her purse, and it often contains many of her worldly possessions. More...

Explorer Post open house to be held

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is offering an open house for its Explorer Post from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Erie Community College’s North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst.   More...

Editorial

Get checked for breast cancer today

Bee Editorial

When talking about breast cancer, the statistics are sobering. Western New York has the highest rate of breast cancer in Upstate New York. The Susan G. More...

Spindle items

• BRIDGING THE GAP — For my girlfriend, Vanessa, and me, one of our favorite evenings out on the town are attending concerts. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 8, 1885   The game of baseball last Friday at the Indian Reservation resulted in a victory for the Indian club by a score of 28 to 10 over the Williamsvilles. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ice rink should have better upkeep

I have just had the opportunity to read the published article regarding Mr. Weinstein’s proposal to reduce the budget in Amherst which is fantastic. Hopefully it will be accepted.   More...

Vote ‘no’ on two town propositions

I was stunned to learn that in less than four weeks, the residents of the Town of Amherst will be asked to vote on a new system of government in an educated manner.   More...

Give opportunities to young mothers

I was recently driving down Niagara Falls Blvd. this past Sunday afternoon to see people lined up with signs on the Amherst side protesting abortion.   I assume this is a local church congregation. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild meetings resume   More...

Sports

South QB’s record-setting TDs spoil Iroquois’ homecoming

Joe Licata continued his assault on Western New York passing records. More...

Spartans march over Lumberjacks, 46-25

Williamsville North rebounded from a big loss at Kenmore West with a huge homecoming football victory.   The Spartans rolled up over 500 yards of offense in downing reigning Class AA state champion North Tonawanda, 46-25, last Saturday. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by e-mailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Accura Audiology’s practice provides patients with accurate results

For nearly 30 years, Steven Perlow has been working to provide accurate testing and the best devices necessary for his patients to regain their hearing. More...

Amherst Chamber of Commerce plans awards dinner

On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will celebrate eight individuals and businesses at the 2010 Business of the Year Awards Dinner.   Cocktail hour will be at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

BJ’s Wholesale Club holding Power of Pink Picnic

BJ’s Wholesale Club in Clarence is hosting a Power of Pink Picnic for the community, featuring a local breast cancer survivor who will share her battle with the disease. More...