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August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Concussion protocols explained at meeting

Sweet Home schools

Last academic year, certified athletic trainer Marcy Gerlach recorded 14 head injuries sustained by students on the playing fields.  Gerlach has in place a protocol for ensuring that the head injuries are monitored and not exacerbated, and she p More...

Local News

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THE RINGER — Rich Hartman watches as his opponent Tom Wagner throws his pair of horseshoes on Saturday during their league’s competition at the Crow’s Nest Tavern in Getzville. More...

Sweet Home discusses tax levy, test scores

The Sweet Home School District has set the tax rate and levy for the coming year. The district will levy $36,339,225 in taxes on residential and commercial properties. The tax rate will be slightly higher than projected.  More...

Sweet Melody’s hosts fundraiser for veterans

WNY Heroes is a source of help for veterans, members of the armed forces and those who have lost family members through military duty.  The nonprofit organization was founded by U.S. Army veteran Chris M. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the young man who was in the Williamsville Cemetery with two chocolate Labradors, please do not bring your dogs to the cemetery, as the signs state. More...

Obituaries

Benedetta Kissel Frachella, 97, former elementary teacher

Benedetta Kissel Frachella, 97, of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.  Born of immigrant parents, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1932. In 1936, she earned a degree from D’Youville College.  More...

Robert Schrader, past chief of Snyder Fire Department

Robert G. Schrader, chief of the Snyder Fire Department from 1976 to 1978, died Sunday, Aug. More...

Ellery J. Niederpruem, Army veteran, sales manager

Ellery J. Niederpruem, 93, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Niederpruem graduated from Bennett High School before joining the Army, where he was a technical sergeant in the Air Corps.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Girls State provides Amherst teen with new perspective

At the beginning of the summer, Claire Herrman was a typical Amherst teenager.  She was active in drama, DECA and student government at Williamsville South. More...

Amherst Male Glee Club offers open rehearsals

The Amherst Male Glee Club is seeking new members and will hold open rehearsals on Thursdays in September from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The open rehearsal on Sept. 1 will be held at Christ Methodist Church at Harlem and Saratoga roads. More...

Amherst residents provide clothes, comfort to foster children

When a child is removed from a neglectful or abusive environment, it happens quickly.  Sometimes, the child is even called into the principal’s office at school and told that he or she won’t be returning home that day.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . After-School Escape — Children, 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, Sept. More...

Art

thurs. 1 . West Seneca Art Society Membership Meeting — Meet the Members night starting the 2011-2012 season is also an opportunity for membership, share ideas and discuss the fall show.  More...

Auditions

tues. 6 . The Cheektowaga Community Chorus — Open rehearsals/auditions will be held on all Tuesdays 7-9:30 p.m. throughout September. More...

Town firefighters assist hurricane relief efforts

More than 100 firefighters from Erie County departed for eastern New York on Sunday to assist other rescue crews in relief efforts following widespread flooding and downed trees left in the wake of Hurricane Irene. More...

Police arrest mail carrier, man impaired by drugs

Amherst police on Aug. 23 charged a Buffalo man with four counts of petit larceny for allegedly removing gift cards from postal mail he was supposed to be delivering.  Capt. Michael Camilleri said a joint investigation with the U.S. More...

Editorial

Sweet Home’s concussion protocol is on target

Bee Editorial

Those who work and play in the athletic realm know how serious a person’s well-being can be affected by a concussion.  A concussion is a brain injury that can occur when contact is made with the head. More...

Spindle items

 SENDING THEIR HELP — It seems that each time there is a natural disaster, Western New Yorkers are ready to help.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 2, 1886   More...

Police Blotter

Mysterious white substance thrown onto vehicle

Monday, Aug. 22   At a Main Street bank, an employee reported that a teenage boy was operating a radio-controlled vehicle in the parking lot. The employee said the youth was interfering with customers who were attempting to drive into the lot. More...

Letters to the Editor

Elected officials bless the town

Have we ever seen a more clear example of class in the political world than the parting of Ed Rath as the Amherst legislator? I don’t think so. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Male Glee Club offers open rehearsals   More...

Sports

Pressure mounts for Class A champ Sweet Home

Panthers seek fifth straight sectional crown, third state title in four years

The win streak is over but the pressure is still on the Sweet Home football team heading into the 2011 season.  More...

South football’s goals remain unchanged

Billies return five starters on offense, seven on defense

Last fall was a historic season for the Williamsville South football team. More...

Fall previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the sports teams for the 2011-12 school year in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls volleyball teams, as well as the boys and girls soccer squads. More...

Business

Economic development councils provide resources

I was honored when Gov. Andrew Cuomo selected me to serve on the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council a few weeks ago. Having participated in multiple meetings, I am greatly encouraged by the commitment by all involved. More...

King’s Acupuncture continues to grow

Once they reach their 50s, some people simply bide their time until retirement, but not Dr. Herbert Lau. At the age of 55, he began the process of switching careers from clinical chemist to licensed acupuncturist. More...

Research Center offers opportunities to teachers, students

At the Early Childhood Research Center, the main focus is learning.  The center, at 15 Baldy Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus, works with children to guide their learning while also allowing teachers the opportunity to be e More...