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October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County Library System preps for cuts in funding

The Buffalo and Erie County Library System is expecting cuts in county funding for next year, so its library board met on Thursday to devise a budget to prepare for the reduction. More...

Driving the appeal of Main Street: zoning code reform

Few words can make the average person’s eyes glaze over faster than the word “zoning.” But Trustee Brian Kulpa is hoping to change that during the current zoning code reform process.   More...

Gazebo to be dedicated Oct. 30 in honor of Charles Gilbert

The newly built gazebo at Eggertsville Community Park will be dedicated to Charles Gilbert during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. More...

READY FOR NEXT YEAR

READY FOR NEXT YEAR — Arboretum volunteers, Maggie Weichert, 10, left, A.J. Haase, 10, and Michelle Hapeman plant daffodil bulbs Saturday at the entrance of Amherst State Park. More...

Local News

Community News

The Town of Amherst Conservative Committee met on Thursday to elect the following officers: Bill Kindel, chairman; Jack Foran, vice chairman; Mary Ellen Goergen, treasurer; and Patricia Hicks, secretary.   More...

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Chris Lee Congress, District 26 R, I, C As someone who spent his career in the private sector, I first ran for Congress in 2008 to grow Western New York and shrink Washington. More...

Planetarium to offer Halloween events

The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst, will present two Halloween themed events this week for children.   At 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, the Halloween Kids Show will be held. 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

George Markarian, international banker

George Markarian, 71, formerly of the Buffalo area and most recently of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Buffalo of a short illness.   More...

Death Notices

ADOLF, Nancy L. (nee Simon), of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. More...

Sports

Stasiak’s second-half TDs help Billies rout GI

South football wins first Federation playoff game since 1995

Three years ago, Phil Stasiak wasn’t sure if he wanted to play football. More...

Flames rally for first playoff victory

Williamsville East football coach Chris McDuffie found out what his team is made of on Saturday.   Trailing, 27-14, at halftime, the Flames rallied to beat Iroquois, 28-27, in a home Section VI Class A Federation quarterfinal. More...

North grad Lipsitz playing pro volleyball in Switzerland

When Max Lipsitz graduated from Penn State University this past spring, he hoped to one day play professional volleyball. More...

Business

Stylin’ Rose features vintage style while selling new designer clothing

After working as a museum docent, founding the Victorian Dance Society in Amherst and earning a college degree, Karen Boatman decided it was time for her to expand her knowledge even further.   More...

Williamsville Coffee Culture becomes family affair

Since it opened in March 2009, Coffee Culture, at 5590 Main St. at Spring Street, has become a meeting place in the village. More...

Bryant & Stratton accepting applications for Getzville campus

Bryant & Stratton College is currently accepting applications for the winter 2011 semester at its new campus at 3650 Millersport Highway, near Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville.   More...

Town to vote on council candidates, downsizing

Voters in Amherst will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to choose candidates for Town Council as well as decide two propositions, one of which involves downsizing the Town Board by two members.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Budget hearing garners two comments from residents

The Town Board presented its 2011 budget proposal during a public hearing Monday, at which time only two residents spoke on the matter. More...

PUMPKIN PICKING

PUMPKIN PICKING — Mia Freiman, 7, looks for the perfect pumpkin with her mother, Brandi, and sister, Ruby, 4, on Saturday at Spoth's Farm Market. More...

Village to feature pumpkin carving, Halloween parade

“Halloween in the Village” will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, and will feature a costume contest, pumpkin carving and other events for children and adults.   Pumpkin carving will be offered at 1 p.m. in Glen Park. More...

Trustee voices frustration with politics

During his report to the Village Board Monday evening, Trustee Jeffrey Kingsley voiced his frustration with the recent behavior of his fellow board members, stating that it has solidified his decision not to seek re-election in June and may even pro More...

Portion of Youngs Road to close

Youngs Road from Klein Road to Renaissance Drive will be closed from Monday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 5, for removal and replacement of an existing drainage culvert. More...

Editorial

Downsizing board, ward system bad choices

Bee Editorial

There are no compelling reasons to reduce the size of the Amherst Town Board from seven members to five, a decision facing voters next Tuesday, Nov. 2. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY HALLOWEEN — As a child, one of my favorite Halloween costumes was a clown outfit handmade by my mother.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 29, 1885   On last Monday evening, Messrs. Peter Grove, Lafayette L. Grove and the Bee editor started for the wilds of Canada in quest of the dandy black squirrel. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor blows leaves onto man’s groomed lawn

(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. 18   More...

Letters to the Editor

Feature story rekindled memories

Never have I enjoyed an article so as the one published recently in the Bee Newspapers’ supplement, Life After 50, about the life and times of accordion player Henry Chimes, written by Naomi Spencer.   More...

Bee special section story misleading

Your newspaper ran a supplement titled “Parenting” in the last week of August. I am addressing what I thought to be an error in judgment on the part of your staff.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Breast cancer workshop slated for Thursday   More...

Lifestyles

Supporting students of all orientations: Gay-Straight Alliances in Amherst

T he recent well-publicized spate of suicides of gay and lesbian teens has thrown a spotlight on the fact that despite the many gains in acceptance, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens still have a very hard time in school. More...

Couple celebrate 60 years

Gloria and James Gibson of Williamsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of friends and family at their daughter and son-in-law’s home in Williamsville. More...

Bee Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.   The Amherst Center for Senior Services will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 2, for Election Day. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 28 . Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza — Event for area children of all ages that provides trick-or-treating bags, candy, store coupons and prizes. More...

Special Events

thurs. 28 . Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft_nature_preserv e.php fri. More...

Performance

now-sun. 31 . Dralion — (Pronounced Dra-lee-on) Cirque du Soleil’s newest show is a fusion of Chinese circus traditions and the Cirque’s avant-garde style, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. More...