Weekly Feature



November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Season ends

Sweet Home’s Mikal Coleman makes his final walk from a high school football field following the Panthers’ 36-6 loss to Aquinas in the Class A Far West Regional Friday at All-High Stadium. More...

Adoption Day assists county in finding homes for children

Erie County Executive Chris Collins joined Commissioner Carol Dankert and members of the County Department of Social Services to recognize the 11th annual National Adoption Day on Tuesday amid displays in the lobby of the Rath Building in Buffalo. More...

Town sells Mennonite Meeting House, updates Emerald Ash Borer Task Force’s findings

The Town Board at its meeting Monday entered into a contract   for the sale of the Mennonite Meeting House at a purchase price of $225,000. More...

Local News

Amherst’s district clerk to retire in December

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After a 23-year career in the Amherst Central School District, including 15 years as district clerk and secretary to the superintendent, Sharon Krol is retiring effective Dec. 31.   More...

Patriot Guard provides relief for grieving families

For the past six years, a nationwide group has been supporting the families of military personnel killed on active duty. The organization of motorcycle riders gathers from across the country to honor the memories of these men and women.   More...

Campaign seeks to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

When Ken Hansen’s daughter succumbed to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009, he vowed not to rest until he’s done everything humanly possible to prevent the same tragedy from happening to others. 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

John E. Lescroart, director of deep water ports

John Eugene Lescroart, 81, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Oxford Village, Canterbury Woods, after a long illness.   Mr. Lescroart was born July 18, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended Erasmus Hall High School. More...

A. Samuel Notaro, longtime state employee

A. Samuel Notaro, of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.   Mr. Notaro was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Buffalo. He graduated from Hutchinson Central High School. More...

Sophie M. Ulicki, longtime employee at M&T Bank

Sophie M. Ulicki, 98, of Amherst, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Weinberg Campus after a short illness.   Mrs. Ulicki was born in Buffalo and graduated from Corpus Christi elementary and high school.   She was a member of SS. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Catholic Health offers class on inner peace   More...

Lifestyles

Keith Tepas: On target in baseball and life

Keith Tepas grips the bat, eyes locked on the baseball. It whizzes past. But not the second time. A crack sounds out across the field as the ball arcs through the sky. More...

Couple united on beach in Massachusetts

Kelly Lauren Barbera married Christopher Ian Gallagher during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the beach in Falmouth, Mass. John Magnani officiated. More...

Pair celebrate 50 years

Betty and Bob Ensminger of Amherst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a blessing last month at St. Pius X Church in Getzville and a family brunch at the Grapevine Restaurant. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Special Events

fri. 19 - Sun. 21 . Kenan Arts Council’s Holiday Gift Show — Featuring 48 quality artisans, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18 . 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, Nov. More...

Empire State Games are back on

As of Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that the Winter Empire State Games will be held in Lake Placid as planned. More...

Williamsville School Board appoints new principal

The Williamsville Board of Education, during its Nov. 9 meeting, appointed Daniel F. Wahl as the new principal of Transit Middle School. More...

Wehrle Drive construction delayed, detour to continue

The unanticipated replacement of a water line has led to a delay in road construction on Wehrle Drive.   A portion of the road has been closed since Sept. 27, causing traffic to be detoured.   More...

VETERANS DAY

VETERANS DAY — John Horvatis, left, commander of George F. More...

Editorial

Town needs to be diligent with ash borer issue

Bee Editorial

When Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson discussed with the Town Board the threat of the emerald ash borer destroying trees in the town, there was an immediate concern by the public in attendance at the meeting. More...

Spindle items

• NEWS COVERAGE — Covering the death of an American soldier is never an easy task for a journalist. It is a delicate matter. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Nov. 19, 1885   More...

Police Blotter

Undressed neighbor repeatedly walks in front of living room window

(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, Nov. 8   More...

Letters to the Editor

Math textbook use is irresponsible

I am alarmed at what has happened in Amherst’s elementary schools since TERC’s “Math Investigations” has been in use as the core curriculum for teaching primary mathematics. More...

Vendor appreciates, thanks patrons

Dickster’s Dogs has closed the business for the season. As a hot dog vendor, I set up the business in front of The Amherst Bee at 5564 Main St., Williamsville.   The stand is set up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. More...

Education

Williamsville North posts honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville North High School were named to the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2010-11 academic year:   Grade 12   More...

THEY DREAMED A DREAM

THEY DREAMED A DREAM — Nathan Burgers as Javert, left, observes while Nate Hallett, Jean Valjean, comforts Claire Cerra, who is playing the dying Fantine during a production of of “Les Mis More...

Amherst High School Drama Club goes through rabbit hole with ‘Alice’

With the recent re-imagining of the “Alice in Wonderland” story featuring Johnny Depp, more attention than usual has been paid to the classic tale this year. More...

Sports

Aquinas ends Sweet Home’s 36-game win streak

Little Irish rout Panthers in Far West Regional

The Sweet Home football team’s 36-game win streak is over. More...

North field hockey advances to state final four

For the fourth year in a row and sixth time in the last eight years, the Williamsville North field hockey team has advanced to the state final four.   More...

SHAQ’s Hayter dominates swim meet

Sweet Home Aquatics 10-year-old Patrick Hayter has swum faster. But even on a “slow” day, Hayter took first place in all seven of his events at the Tonawanda Titans Halloween swim meet. More...

Business

Retina Consultants hires doctor new to practice

Retina Consultants of Western New York has recently hired Dr. Ramakrishna Ratnakaram.   Before joining the practice, Ratnakaram was a tenured associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. More...

Temporary jobs advised by BBB

For many, job hunting has been an exhausting dead end, but there’s an early present for some this year, as retailers increase the number of hires for the holiday season. More...

Parachute Group meets weekly to assist job seekers

The Parachute Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder.   The organization offers support for people who are not employed. More...