Weekly Feature



October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Building Department negotiations continue between town, village

For most of this year, the Village of Williamsville has been without its own building inspector. Now, negotiations for the Town of Amherst to take over the department hinge on the town’s most recent proposal.   More...

Glen Park renovations enter new phase with walkway

For years, the Glen Park wall near Main Street was on the list of projects most needing to be done. The former wall was built without footers or tiebacks and had collapsed. More...

Board outlines details of early budget items

Amherst Schools

The Amherst School Board received an Oct. 5 update from Business Administrator Melanie Conley on several issues that will impact current and future budgets. More...

ECC student, teacher awarded

Erie Community College ophthalmic dispensing student Ramona Richardson was awarded the National Federation of Opticianry Schools 2010 College Bowl title at the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners National Education C More...

Local News

READY FOR THE AUCTION

READY FOR THE AUCTION — St. Leo the Great students Michael Mayer, LucyMarie Gaulin and Nicholas Mayer display gift baskets donated to benefit the Theme Tray Auction to be held at 6 p.m. More...

GUEST READER

GUEST READER — Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III reads “The Snowy Day” to 3- and 4-year-old children Thursday at EduKids, 2715 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Sweet Home to hold craft fair

The annual Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the high school, 1901 Sweet Home Road. More...

Bee Heard

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Obituaries

Robert L. Shaver, first Sabres’ photographer

Robert L. Shaver, a truck driver who captured some of the best-known moments in the early history of the Buffalo Sabres as the team’s principal freelance photographer, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. More...

Joseph L. Pera, longtime Buffalo firefighter

Joseph L. Pera, 88, of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Buffalo General Hospital.   Mr. Pera was born March 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pa., and moved to the Lower West Side of Buffalo as a child. More...

David F. Clauss, former president of Clauss and Company

David F. Clauss, 78, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at home after a long illness.   Mr. Clauss was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bishop Neumann High School and Niagara University. More...

Lifestyles

Jewish Repertory Theatre

Celebrating Jewish culture, human condition

With the wealth of theater companies in the area, it’s easy to overlook the smaller ones. The Jewish Repertory Theatre was formed eight years ago by local arts advocate David Bunis and Saul Elkin, retired chair of the More...

Gateway plans Pumpkin Run and fall fest

Gateway-Longview’s Pumpkin Run and fall festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16. The race begins on Spindrift Drive at 10:30 a.m. A fall festival will take place at Gateway-Longview's Campus from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 6350 Main St. More...

Pair travel to St. Lucia

Colleen Schwab married Thomas Bender during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College. The Rev. John Mattimore officiated. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 14 . Mary Poppins — The hit Disney/ Cameron MacKintosh Broadway musical comes to Buffalo beginning Thursday, Oct. 14. More...

Special Events

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Holiday

sat. 16 . Haunted Fortress— Experience the dark side of Fort Niagara as ghosts and ghouls from the past walk among the historic buildings on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfor tniagara.org sat. 16 & sun. More...

Proposed smoking ban generates heat

“Having a law is too extreme,” added resident Cheryl Cristler. “When this is a law, and children see someone smoking and no one does anything about it, what kind of message does that send?” More...

Legislature downsizing vote on hold

Board of Elections to challenge State Supreme Court ruling

Following a recent State Supreme Court ruling, it appeared that voters would have the opportunity to decide in November whether or not the Erie County Legislature should downsize. More...

Frightworld temporarily closes amid disturbances

Following several disturbances outside Frightworld, 3060 Sheridan Drive, in the former T.J. Maxx plaza, the business closed on Sunday and Monday pending a review of its security issues. More...

Amherst South Rotary offers community health fair

The purpose of Rotary is to serve the community, and as such, Rotarians are always looking for needs they can fill. When Rotary South President Shefali Clerk began managing her husband’s medical practice, she saw a golden opportunity to help. More...

THE BIG DIG

THE BIG DIG — Jesse Rieman, Eddie Knibloe and Parker Melny work together Sunday in a cleanup of the Veterans Monument at the Williamsville Cemetery, 5402 Main St. More...

TEACHER BECOMES STUDENT

TEACHER BECOMES STUDENT — Teachers from Mill Middle School Kristen Doyle, left, Bonnie Brace and Lisa Kaczorowski listen to Williamsville North students Nikki Attea and Katie Teal as they explai More...

Editorial

Downsizing: Let the voters decide

Bee Editorial

We in the United States still live in a democracy, right? We, the registered voters, have elected officials representing us at various levels of government. The Erie County Legislature is one group whom voters elect to represent them. More...

Spindle items

• STAY INFORMED — I have recently read several stories from across the nation regarding Internet bullying via Facebook.com or other social media outlets. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 15, 1885   More...

Police Blotter

Stolen pumpkins replaced with empty container

(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, Oct. 4   More...

Letters to the Editor

Paladino will get job done

Thirty-two years ago, I was a writer for Mayor Griffin creating proclamations for deserving people and responding to general correspondence by preparing drafts for the mayor’s approval and signature.   More...

Wisdom offered for governor race

Given what we New Yorkers have experienced from our elected officials during the past two years, along with the antics from both major party candidates running for governor this year, aren’t you wondering if maybe our world just might be anoth More...

Sports

Sweet Home rolls over Grand Island, 34-6

The Sweet Home football team was clicking on all cylinders at Grand Island on Saturday. The Panthers dominated the Vikings on offense and defense to win, 34-6, on Saturday. More...

Town of Amherst football teams excelling

All five Town of Amherst football teams will probably be competing in the Section VI Federation playoffs.   Sweet Home (6-0, 5-0) and Williamsville South (6-0, 5-0) clinched the Class A North and South titles, respectively. More...

Amherst edges Iroquois in double OT thriller

Amherst football coach Pat Murphy said his team needed to get a win over a quality program to take it to the next level. The Tigers got it on Friday. More...

Business

Master Khechen School of Tae Kwon-Do marks two decades in WNY

Wassim Khechen is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his dream coming true, and he wants to share his good fortune with the community.   More...

Community-oriented Crosspoint Dentistry provides comfort for patients

For nearly a year and a half, Dr. Kelly Truong has been providing precision dental care for her patients in a calming environment. More...

Entrepreneurship program now recruiting for 2010-2011 class

The Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the University at Buffalo, has developed the Entrepreneurship Training Program for high school students in Western New York. More...