Weekly Feature



August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

WBBZ-TV shoots for local flavor

WBBZ-TV won’t be following the typical television model.  Instead of running a corporate station that prioritizes getting deals on syndicated programming, owner Phil Arno plans to create shows custom-made for the area.  WNGS-TV transi More...

Local News

Rabbi Pokras returns to Temple Beth Zion

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rabbi Gary Pokras returned to the Buffalo community as the 10th senior rabbi at Temple Beth Zion on July 1.  In December 2010, his predecessor, Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, announced that he would be accepting a pulpit in New Mexico. More...

Police seeking McDonald’s robbery suspects

Amherst police are currently seeking two men who robbed a McDonald’s restaurant at gunpoint early Friday morning.  At approximately 5:20 a.m., police responded to the restaurant at 1970 Kensington Ave., near Wehrle Drive, where two black m More...

Man accused of inappropriate behavior with child

Amherst police on July 27 arrested a town man for allegedly behaving in an inappropriate manner with a 6-year-old child.  Detective Lt. More...

Police Blotter

Rap battle insights problem

Monday, July 25   Two Maplemere Road residents left their home for a few hours and when they returned two laptops had been stolen.   A Meadowview Lane resident reported hearing fireworks being fired off from an unknown address.   A More...

Obituaries

Dr. Peter F. Goergen Jr., former owner of medical practice

Dr. Peter F. Goergen Jr., 84, of Amherst, died Sunday, July 24, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.  In February 1945, he enlisted in the Army and trained as an anti-tank gunner.  More...

William R. Jobling, artist, Williamsville graduate

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Joy Pollock Wolf, homemaker, Bell Aerospace employee

Joy Pollock Wolf, 79, of Amherst, died Thursday, July 14, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Amherst Central High School.  A homemaker when her children were young, after they grew older, she accepted a position at Bell Aerospace More...

Lifestyles

Taoist Tai Chi Society offers classes in Amherst

Hands like clouds. Fair ladies work shuttles. Step back to repulse monkeys.  These are just a few of the 108 Taoist tai chi moves that students can learn this fall in Amherst.  More...

Sentimental Journey performs in Bassett Park

Sentimental Journey will perform big band music in a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Bassett Park, located at Klein and Youngs roads. The concert is part of the Town of Amherst recreation series.   More...

Guiding families through life’s changes

Disabled individuals and their families will receive some help in coping with life’s transitions through a free seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Wick Social Room at Daemen College, 4380 Main St.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Events

sat. 6 . Cycle for Sight Bicycle Ride to Benefit Ross Eye Institute — The ride starts at the corner of Aurora & West Pleasant Ave, Lancaster. There is a $20 registration fee required.  More...

Speakers

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Anderson will leave Town Board Sept. 2

Council member called to active military duty

Amherst Town Board member Richard “Jay” Anderson will be leaving his post effective Sept. 2 after being called to active duty in the United States Navy. More...

Garden Party to support Brothers of Mercy

The 10th annual Garden Party at the Casilio Estate will be held from 9:15 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 7, at 5930 Newhouse Road, Clarence, to support the Brothers of Mercy mission of caring for the sick and elderly of Western New York. More...

Taste of Williamsville returns to Island Park

Black and blue bison sliders, hot rods, and blues: the Taste of Williamsville is back.  One of the most anticipated Williamsville summer events will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, in Island Park.  More...

Editorial

Meeting in the middle is key to success

Bee Editorial

“I s compromise a sign of weakness?”  That was the thought-provoking query posed by an international media outlet the morning after a deal on the debt ceiling had passed the House of Representatives.  More...

Spindle items

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Even though the Williamsville Water Mill doesn’t have an actual date of birth, Friday’s celebration of its 200th year of existence was historic and I was proud to attend.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 5, 1886   Mr. Ben Therring and father, Mr. Theodore Therring, have the best corn crop in the towns of Clarence and Amherst. If there is any better I would like to be informed.  The Lehigh Valley Coal Co. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rich must help reduce debt

I am writing to respond to last week’s column by David Sherman. I fully agree that it is essential to reduce the debt of the nation.  More...

Bright clothing, reflectors necessary

My wife and I are friends of the Alexandria Rice family, and we are concerned about possible future tragedies that could occur in the Town of Amherst.  We have observed, in recent months, an apparent increase in bike-riding at night without refl More...

Column resembled Fox News show

David Sherman’s July 27 column is so flawed it sounds like a written critique of the president from Roger Ailes of Fox News. All that was missing was the claim that the president wasn’t born in the United States.  More...

Education

Sweet Home High School posts honor-roll recipients

The following students were named to Sweet Home High School’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Hockey reflection

Williamsville East product Todd Marchant discusses retirement, school

As Todd Marchant reflected on his hockey career last week at the Northtown Center at Amherst, the Williamsville East graduate seemed at peace.  More...

South capitalizes on miscues, wins All-Star Football Classic

Billies QB Joe Licata throws for 227 yards in final high school game

The North forced more turnovers than the South at the 36th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, but it did not result in a victory. More...

Williamsville racer Lux cranks up pressure for next race

Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, located in Mansfield, Ohio, will host this season’s American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron on Saturday, Aug. 6. More...

Business

Darlene Ceglia’s Dance Project celebrates 20 years of success

For the past two decades, instructors at Darlene Ceglia’s Dance Project have been molding some of the area’s most talented dancers at its studios in Kenmore and Clarence, near its border with Amherst.  More...

First Niagara Bank acquires HSBC branches

First Niagara Bank signed a definitive agreement on Saturday to acquire 195 Upstate New York and Connecticut branches and $15 billion of deposits from HSBC Bank.  First Niagara representatives report that the transaction accelerates the regional More...

Business News

Hormoz Mansouri has been named to Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s board of directors. More...