Weekly Feature



June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

On course

Sheryl Smith, 5, of Amherst weaves through cones during Windermere Elementary School's Bike Rodeo on Friday. More...

Local News

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MEMORIAL SERVICE — The Amherst Fire Council hosted its 51st annual memorial service and breakfast Sunday at the Snyder Fire Hall. More...

DOT continues construction on Niagara Falls Boulevard

The state Department of Transportation last week began road construction on Niagara Falls Boulevard, from the entrances of Interstate 290 to South Ellicott Creek Road in the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda.  As a result, nightly lane closures wil More...

Postal Service consolidates Sheridan Drive offices

The Williamsville Branch of the U.S. More...

Police Blotter

As electricity goes, so does man’s clothes

Friday, May 27   A street sweeper operator reported that a male was sleeping at a bus stop on Main Street.   Police received a complaint of a loud party occurring at a residence on Springville Avenue. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Spangenthal, owned Landmark Furniture

Robert J. Spangenthal, 82, former owner of Landmark Furniture in Clarence, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

CAREY, Thomas J. Jr., of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He is survived by his sisters, Nancy Ortolano and Susan Ward. Services were held Saturday, June 4, at St. Gregory the Great Church. Arrangements were made by Amigone Funeral Home.   More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Defeating the summer blahs

Youth and Rec Department amps up summer programs

With the end of school rapidly approaching, parents everywhere are looking for ways to forestall the dreaded summer cry of “Mom, I’m bored.” More...

Legion Post to hold pancake breakfast

The A.J. Jurek American Legion post will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12. The post is located at Smith and New roads in East Amherst. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausages and juice. More...

Gentner reflects on teaching career

Before he held parent-teacher conferences, Jeffrey Gentner held conferences of a different sort as a personal income tax adviser.  It was a client of his, Sharon Minklein, who provided the impetus for him to get into teaching. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, runs all year. More...

Art

fri 10. Sanctuary — Recent work by PollyLittle and Catherine Linder Spencer,opening reception 7 p.m. More...

Auditions

mon. 13 & tues. 14 Oklahoma — Auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” will be conducted at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., N. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2011 8:11 AM

Two killed on Youngmann Highway

Two motorcycle operators were killed Tuesday night on the eastbound Youngmann Highway just east of Niagara Falls Boulevard.  Amherst Police identified the victims as Jose I. Amaro, 29, of Lackawanna and Richard M. Caramazza, 27, of Amherst. More...

Main-Youngs development plan sparks comments

Several Amherst residents spoke on two proposed projects in the town at the Town Board meeting on Monday.  Kevin Kirk of Uniland Development presented a revised site plan for the parcel at 6126 Main St. at Youngs Road. More...

War of 1812 revisited with annual commemoration

The Redcoats are coming. The Redcoats are coming.  So are the Erie County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit, U.S. More...

Music fundraiser planned in memory of Windermere alum

When Gail Daniels was pregnant with her son, Steven, a friend predicted that she would have a boy and that the boy would play the violin.  More...

Editorial

Childhood safety initiative seeing results nationwide

Bee Editorial

There may be nothing more disturbing or savage than the commission of crimes against youth.  A Town of Tonawanda man was recently convicted of sharing files with an FBI agent that consisted of pornographic images of youth younger than 18 years o More...

Spindle items

TAKING A BREAK — Deciding on a week to be off work is always an interesting task. At The Bee, we try not to have vacations overlap between two or more employees. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 10, 1886   More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident thanks representatives

On behalf of the members of the New York Physical Therapy Association, Western District, I would like to thank State Assemblyman Jim Hayes and State Sen. More...

Tree Board thanks event’s volunteers

On behalf or the Village of Williamsville Tree Board, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the village’s 2011 spring tree planting on Saturday, May 7.  More...

Many are unaware of school tax impact

I’m a resident of the Town of Elma and have become active in expressing opposition to the proposed 5.39 percent increase in the Iroquois school budget.  More...

What's Going On

WHat's Going on

WNY Rose Society holds monthly meetings   Meetings of the Western New York Rose Society are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road. More...

Sports

Class A champs

Allers’ triple leads East softball’s rally over Depew

All season, Williamsville East has been a slow-starting team and the Section VI Class A softball final was no different.  The Lady Flames rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 to earn a 4-3 victory over Depew in Sunday’s final at Niagara-Wh More...

Amherst girls lacrosse wins seventh straight section title, bows out in Class C regional

For the seventh straight year, the end of the season for the Amherst girls lacrosse team was filled with triumph and heartbreak.  More...

Amherst softball bows out to Depew in A-2 final

Amherst hitters were quiet in the Section VI Class A-2 softball final.  The Lady Tigers, the 2010 Section VI Class A champs, only amassed three hits off Depew’s Nicole Gulisano in Amherst’s 9-1 loss last Wednesday at Niagara Falls Hi More...

Business

Platinum Health and Fitness wants to be ‘neighborhood-friendly

While some gyms may offer programs and exercise machines that are geared for competitive fitness enthusiasts, Tammy Recckio provides her clientele with those aspects in a family environment that aims to be comfortable as well as challenging.  At More...

HEALTHeLINK now available at Immediate Care centers

HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, has recently partnered with Western New York Immediate Care and its urgent care centers in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park and Williamsville.  More...

ElderWood’s Heathwood to be converted to assisted living facility

ElderWood Assisted Living at Heathwood, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst, a skilled nursing facility with 160 beds, is scheduled to close later this month and immediately reopen as an assisted-living adult home.  More...