Weekly Feature



July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Along for the ride

Michael Carrato, 7, left, Cameron Maines, 6, and Aiden Ross, 8, enjoy a ride on the Ferris wheel on July 13 during Old Home Days at Island Park, Williamsville. For more photos, see page 16. More...

Filmmakers try to inspire, invigorate masses

Images shown in movies can elicit all sorts of emotions from a viewer and make the individual think in a certain way. This is what Amherst residents Erik Taheri and Jonathan Militello want to achieve with their documentaries on social justice.  More...

Local News

Sweet Home grad named AHL Executive of Year

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Michael Mudd recently won the top award for American Hockey League executives.  Mudd, a 1986 Sweet Home graduate and president of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, recently won the 2010-11 James C. More...

Police arrest man for alleged illicit relationship with minor

Following a monthlong investigation, detectives from the Amherst Police Special Victims Unit have arrested a former part-time adviser for an extracurricular club in the Williamsville School District.  Andrew Girling, 24, of Cottonwood Drive, Amh More...

St. Mary’s Church plans annual parish picnic

St. Mary’s Church will hold its annual parish picnic from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m calling about the person who said West Klein has not been swept for six years. I just want to say that it was swept in May. More...

Obituaries

Jean M. Moncton, retired Williamsville schools secretary

Jean M. Moncton, 91, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Born in Emporium, Pa., she earned an associate degree in applied science at the University at Buffalo in 1971.  Mrs. More...

Death Notice

DiPASQUALE, Peter L., of Amherst, died Sunday, July 10, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Peter and Gregory; daughter, Judith; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie. More...

James J. Mastrodicasa, retired teacher, member of area baseball Hall of Fame

James J. More...

Lifestyles

Soap Box racer glides into nationals

Next week, the city of Akron, Ohio, will transform itself into the center of the soap box racing world, as children from all over the globe descend on the city for the All-American Soap Box Derby. And 13-year-old Heather Krehel will be there.  More...

Pair travel to Caribbean following country club reception

Allie Lakin married Noah David Rothschild during a late afternoon ceremony on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Highland Park Country Club in Highland Park, Ill. Rabbi Stephen S. More...

Couple honeymoon in Dominican Republic

Victoria E. Rogers married Sean M. Wilkinson during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst. Monsignor Robert E. Zapfel officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Peggy J. and David A. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21 . Hallwalls Smokin' BBQ & Members' Exhibition — Before the Hallwalls Members’ exhibition gets underway, enjoy a Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, 5-8 p.m.  More...

Festivals

sat. 23 & sun. 24 . More...

Walk planned in memory of Alix Rice

A memorial walk is planned for Alexandria Rice at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24. More...

Amherst Garden Walk set for weekend

The Town of Amherst Garden Walk, featuring 30 gardens throughout the community, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. More...

Town sets Aug. 1 decision date for ECC housing

The Town Board will decide during its Aug. 1 meeting whether to allow modification of zoning restrictions so that an $18 million, three-story student housing facility could be built at Youngs Road and College Parkway, near Wehrle Drive. More...

Sweet Home appoints middle school posts, names Jasen president

During recent meetings, the Sweet Home School District Board of Education appointed a new administrative team at the middle school.  At a special voting meeting on June 3, the board approved the appointment of Martin Pizur as principal.  Pi More...

Editorial

Student housing project will benefit community

Bee Editorial

With campuses in Buffalo, Orchard Park and Amherst, Erie Community College each year provides thousands of students with an opportunity for higher education. More...

Spindle items

KEATON DEPRIEST

ANNIVERSARY — I would like to wish all of the parishioners of SS. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 22, 1886   A twenty-barrel sprinkler for the use of the village has been bought and is expected to be here Monday, ready for use.  More...

Police Blotter

Lights, camera, stolen

Monday, July 11   A Sweet Home Road resident reported that youths were throwing rocks at his house.  A Transit Road business reported that a man in front of the store was intoxicated. More...

Letters to the Editor

Libraries: downsize or spend less

In regard to changing the library system to a district from the county system, I say this is a lose-lose proposal.  The county budget keeps all the monies previously used for the library, and the cities or towns have to come up with more taxes t More...

County libraries deserve better

This is truly amazing. Our esteemed county executive is at it again. First, he strips the libraries, almost destroying them.  Now, he comes up with a fix-it plan. More...

Descendant offers painting’s details

Every year, I look forward to the Old Home Days supplement in The Bee.  As a descendant of a family that has played a part in the town’s history since 1811 — before the Town of Amherst officially existed — I enjoy the history o More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI plans monthly meetings   The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold its family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. More...

Sports

East’s Schumacher named Coach of Year

Ron Schumacher couldn’t have ended his 20-year softball coaching career at Williamsville East any better.  More...

Williamsville racer Lux aims to keep momentum after recent win

Mosport Raceway, located in Bowmanville, Ont., is one of the most scenic circuits in North America. However, Williamsville’s Eric Lux will have little time to admire the summer scenery this weekend in the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport.  More...

North fall sports starting dates slated

The 2011 fall sports season is right around the corner. Physicals for modified fall sports begin Aug. 12, and varsity fall sports begin Aug. 15.  More...

Business

Creative Relationship Center assists couples in achieving ultimate goals

Wendy Pegan believes that all relationships have room to develop and be enhanced in ways that strengthen bonds. That led to her founding of the Creative Relationship Center in 2006. More...

Events

Buffalo State to host Google workshop   More...

New York enters ‘Race to the Top’ to improve learning

New York State will compete in the federal Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge, making it eligible to receive up to $100 million to improve the quality and access of early learning programs.  More...