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October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home Middle principal faces DWI charge

Sweet Home Middle School Principal Greg Smorol was placed on administrative leave Monday by the district after he was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. More...

Proposed smoking ban in parks generates heat

Village of Williamsville

The Oct. 12 Village Board meeting provided residents an opportunity to speak out on the proposed smoking ban in the parks, and many residents took full advantage. More...

SS. Peter and Paul to hold open house

SS. Peter and Paul School and Pooh Corner preschool will hold an open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the school, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Village trustees discuss water consolidation

In a work session prior to the Oct. 12 Village Board meeting, trustees heard a preliminary report regarding consolidation of the water system with Erie County.   More...

Amherst School Board begins setting goals

The Amherst Central School Board began to set goals at a special two-hour public work session on Thursday.   The meeting was facilitated by Jeanne Fradella, the district’s director of curriculum and staff development.   More...

Local News

NFTA restructures Amherst, Williamsville bus routes

Following an analysis of the Metro bus system, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has adjusted its fares and restructured routes to economize its public transportation.   More...

In the Military

Army Reserve Pfc. Katherine M. Dukarm has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Jeweler designs phones for your wrist

What do you get when you combine a phone with a watch? Although when imagined you may think of Dick Tracy, the concept is possible. More...

Police Blotter

Solar lights stolen by unknown person

(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, Oct. 11   More...

Police net seven DWI related arrests during weekend

The Amherst police made seven driving while intoxicated arrests and one driving while ability impaired by drugs arrest last weekend.   The following people were arrested between Friday and Sunday:   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MAAS, A. Jeanette (nee Herrmann), of Amherst, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. She is survived by her son, Gary; daughters, Ruth Zavaglia and Cheryl Strecker; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

UB to host UNYTS blood drive   UNYTS will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Student Union on the UB North Campus, Amherst.   Amherst Museum book club plans meeting   More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony kicks off 65th season with ‘Buzzards and Brass’

O n Feb. 23, 1947, the Parent-Teacher Association at Amherst Central High School presented the first public appearance of   the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of local musical legend Joseph Wincenc.   More...

Craft and community services fair slated

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. The cost is $2. More...

Halloween events planned in Amherst

Amherst is celebrating Halloween with several events starting this weekend.   The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department will hold a Family Halloween event at the Boulevard Mall. It will be free of charge and will take place from 11 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Theater

  thurs. 21  ★Buffalo Zings! Hot, Tedium &  Wi l d ! — An original O’Connell &  Company production that roasts local  headlines and the people behind them,  7:30 p.m. More...

Holiday

Holiday  fri. More...

Film/Video

  thurs. 21-sun. 24  ★Buffalo Screamfest — Buffalo’s first horror film festival featuring four days of  shorts, features and documentaries from around the world. More...

Board to vote on collision shop rezoning on Nov. 1

The Town Board on Monday set a decision date of Nov. 1 to vote on the rezoning of 3900 Maple Road, the proposed location of an automobile collision and repair shop following renovations to a vacant building on the property.   More...

Town Board reschedules budget hearing

During its meeting Monday, the Town Board rescheduled its public hearing regarding the proposed 2011 budget to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

It’s an antique

Rich Gunther, manager of Treasure Hunters Roadshow, appraises an 18-karat-gold Juvenia watch belonging to Jim LaMarca on Saturday at Homewood Suites on Millersport Highway. More...

Meeting to assist parents in empowering their child

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Association will hold its first program of the 2010-11 school year at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Williamsville Central District Offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. More...

Audit reveals Williamsville schools fiscally stable

An external annual audit of the Williamsville schools reports that the district is in healthy financial standing and that it can sustain fiscal stability despite a forecasted decrease in state funding. More...

GONE FISHING

GONE FISHING — Mike Nolzee of Eggertsville takes advantage of the mild temperatures and sunshine on Sunday and fishes in Ellicott Creek. More...

Editorial

Residents, developers avoid rancor, address issues

Bee Editorial

During Monday’s Town Board meeting, it was a relief to observe two public hearings in which the developer was cooperating with area residents and taking their concerns into consideration. More...

Spindle items

• SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS — In the past several weeks, I have discussed photograph submissions with many people in the town. We welcome photographs of community events at schools, parks or churches.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 22, 1885   Mrs. Phoebe Smith, an esteemed lady of this village, celebrates her 96th birthday to-day. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Event participation is appreciated

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Main Street in Williamsville has taken on a pink glow in recent weeks.   More...

McLeod provides court with integrity

As Election Day looms, the right decision regarding the seat for Erie County Court judge is imperative. Judge James A. W. McLeod proves to be a worthy candidate through his experience, integrity and promise of social justice.   More...

District responds to tax comments

In response to a Bee Heard from the Oct. 13 edition, the property tax bills are issued by Erie County Property Tax Services.   Assessment information is provided by the Town of Amherst Assessor’s Office. More...

Sports

Sweet Home clinches first league title since 1995

Boys soccer

For the first time in 15 years, the Sweet Home boys soccer team can call themselves league champions.   More...

Consistent Mahon wins ECIC boys golf title

Sean Mahon’s consistency was on display at the ECIC boys golf championships on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Diamond Hawk Golf Course.   More...

South tennis beats Iroquois, WS East

Williamsville South won both of its ECIC Division II girls tennis matches last week.   South (4-5) beat Iroquois, 3-2, at home on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and won at West Seneca East, 5-0, last Wednesday.   More...

Business

Natalie’s provides homemade family recipes, eclectic menu

For the past eight years, the Mansour family has been serving its customers American and Mediterranean cuisine made with homemade recipes. More...

Ricki & Co. relocates to storefront, remodels building

Ricki Nixon recently relocated her designer jewelry business to a storefront on Main Street, adding a new logo and a drastically remodeled building.   Nixon is the owner of Ricki & Co., which opened its new location, at 5542 Main St. More...

AAA Insurance seeks scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for the third annual AAA Insurance Scholarship for Community Excellence.   The deadline for consideration is Dec. More...