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November 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Eggertsville firefighters battle apartment fire

Eggertsville firefighters were alerted by one of their own to an apartment fire this evening at 447 Carmen Rd.  Living in a neighboring apartment More...

Election results available on website

Results from Tuesday’s elections were not available prior to Amherst Bee press time. Results of town and state races are be posted on The Bee’s website, www.amherstbee.com. More...

Collision shop rezoning rescheduled to Nov. 15

While Monday was scheduled as the decision date on the proposed rezoning of 3900 Maple Road, at the request of the developer the Town Board deferred the vote to its next meeting, on Nov. 15. More...

Amherst man shares WWI expertise

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Beyond a few phrases such as “the war to end all wars,” “the sinking of the Lusitania,” and “In Flanders Fields, the poppies bloom,” most Americans know little of World War I.   More...

Supervisor’s Office coordinating HEAP appointments

As of Nov. 1, the Home Energy Assistance Program officially began for 2010-11, providing residents with help for their heating bills. More...

Police seek information on suspicious incident

Amherst police are currently seeking information regarding a man who attempted to coax a student into his vehicle near Spindrift Drive, off Main Street and Wehrle Drive.   More...

Firefighters extinguish N. French Road garage blaze

A fire originating in the garage of a North French Road home caused approximately $110,000 in damages to the residence on Friday afternoon.   Getzville firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 12:50 p.m. More...

Local News

HONORED

HONORED — Jake Pandolfi is presented with a certificate as Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette recognizes Richard Miller on Saturday during the Amherst Youth and Recreation’s appreciation lunch 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...

Town golf courses closing for season

Town golf courses, including Audubon and Oakwood, will close for the season at the end of business on Friday, Nov. 5. More...

Police Blotter

Stolen pumpkin returned after being carved

(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. 25   More...

Letters to the Editor

School tax late fees are an injustice

I would like to comment on a recent article in the Bee on Oct. 27 regarding late fees on school taxes and online bill payment. More...

Education

School News

Students at St. Gregory the Great School were invited to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating $1 to wear pink clothing on Oct. 25. More...

Williamsville South offers new take on familiar play

Anyone interested in theater is familiar with Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Since Wilder wrote it in 1937, it has become one of the most frequently performed American plays, inspiring several television and film versions and winnin More...

Williamsville East serves ‘Rumors’ with dinner

If you arrived at a dinner party to find that your host, who happens to be the deputy mayor, had shot himself through the earlobe, your first impulse might be to call an ambulance. More...

Sports

Quick start leads South football to the Ralph

Ever since he was in seventh grade, Joe Licata dreamed of playing for a high school football championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He has his chance.   More...

Sweet Home beats McKinley, faces South for Class A title

For the sixth straight year, the Sweet Home football team will be competing for a Section VI championship.   More...

East’s Yellayi rolls to girls tennis singles title; Rowan, Siembida place second in doubles

Disha Yellayi is the queen of Section VI girls tennis.   The eight-grader at Transit Middle School defeated East Aurora’s Taylor Cole, 6-1, 6-0, to win the title on Saturday night at the Village Glen in Williamsville. More...

Business

The Wear House Accessorized relocating

The Wear House Accessorized is moving to a new location — across the street. More...

Dash’s Markets gives back to community

Joe Dash, owner/operator of Dash’s Markets, is a third-generation grocer. His grandmother and grandfather opened a small supermarket on the east side of Buffalo in 1923, and his father, Frank, opened his first store in about 1955. More...

Events

Hamburg Palace to host simulcast on entreleadership   More...

Voters approve downsizing Town Board; district system proposition defeated

While results of Tuesday’s elections are still unofficial, voters in Amherst have decided to downsize the Town Board by two members. More...

Two house fires occur within 80 minutes

Eggertsville, Snyder firefighters extinguish blazes

Minutes after assisting in extinguishing a fire in Eggertsville on Tuesday night, Snyder firefighters were dispatched to another blaze on North Forest Road. More...

Town adopts budget; spending reduced by $3.7M

The Town Board reduced the 2011 tax levy by $250,000 after approving next year’s budget of $115,749,699 at its meeting on Monday. More...

Lamm Post to honor veterans

The George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622 will hold a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Williamsville Cemetery, 5402 Main St. at Reist, Williamsville.   More...

Rivalry

Williamsville South’s Phil Stasiak races past Williamsville East’s Alex Gil in the Billies’ 42-20 Section VI Class A semifinal win last Friday at South. More...

Chamber to offer crisis management program

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present “Crisis Management and Social Media” at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Chamber office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. More...

Foundation honors doctors during charity event

The Hope for Tomorrow Foundation recently honored several surgeons, humanitarians and volunteers for participating in international missions. More...

Volunteers sought for village tree planting

The Village of Williamsville’s volunteer tree board has scheduled its fall planting at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and is seeking volunteers to help with the goal of planting 110 trees.   More...

Sweet Home voters approve sale of property

Residents of the Sweet Home Central School District have approved the sale of a 44-acre parcel of property to the Town of Amherst.   By a tally of 183 in favor of the sale to 23 against, the measure was passed on Oct. More...

SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE — Marion McAllister, a member of the Williamsville Art Society, and the organization’s president, Judie Pufpaff display art that will be showcased in the atrium of 5500 Main St., More...

Editorial

Town uses cooperation to achieve budget goals

Bee Editorial

For nearly 10 months, the Town Board and the heads of town departments worked together to eliminate an estimated $9 million budget gap. More...

Spindle items

• ART SHOW — Occasionally, when we have time together, one of the pastimes my girlfriend, Vanessa, and I enjoy is viewing art, whether at a gallery or a special show.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 5, 1885   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

David L. Borchard, postal worker, artist

David L. Borchard, 93, formerly of Amherst, died Sept. 28, 2010, in Mesa, Ariz.   Mr. Borchard was born July 1, 1917, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School and attended Buffalo State College. More...

Glenn Childs, photographer shot thousands of weddings, portraits

Glenn A. Childs, a masterful photographer who captured thousands of weddings during a career that flourished for more than 50 years, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. More...

Donald J. Briceland, president of insurance agency

Donald J. Briceland, 79, of Amherst and St. Pete Beach, Fla., died suddenly Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home in Florida.   Mr. Briceland was born Dec. 2, 1931, in Rochester. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Author to discuss book at Temple Beth Tzedek   More...

Lifestyles

WNY women raise money for Children’s Hospital

Before 6-year-old Jennifer went into surgery at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, someone gave her a big, stuffed teddy bear she would later name Snuggles. More...

Amherst East Rotary event benefits Red Cross

The Rotary Club of Amherst East will hold “An Evening of Wine and Music” from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at Windows on the Green, Westwood Country Club, 77 North Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Amherst Garden Club plans luncheon in support of programs

A “Gardeners Holiday Celebration” luncheon, sponsored by the Amherst Garden Club, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Brookfield Country Club. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 4 . Last of the Sensitive Bastards — A world premiere by Justin Karcher. Performances: 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19 & 20 at Buffalo East, 1412 Main St., Buffalo; $. 445-9432. fri. 5 . More...

Art

fri. 5 . Mike Parker: Drawings — Lif e drawings of the human figure on display through Thursday, Nov. 11 at Blink Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 983-2112, www.mindweb.us/blink.html . More...

Special Events

thurs. 4-sun. 7 . Christmas in the Country — Largest selection of designer crafts and fine art includes handmade jewelry, pottery, sculptures, wood furniture, candles and gourmet foods, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. More...