Weekly Feature



September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

First day of school

Nolan Arber, left photo, prepares to board the school bus for his first day of kindergarten Tuesday at Smallwood Drive Elementary School. More...

Anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks to be observed

Amherst residents will have the opportunity to honor first responders on Sunday, Sept. 11. Three events are scheduled that day, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that killed approximately 3,000 men and women. More...

Photo

SEASON UNDER WAY — Veteran Referee Bob Schreck makes the coin toss with captains from Williamsville East and host Sweet Home on Saturday prior to the kickoff of the 2011 football season. More...

Local News

Pastor returns to a more modern Wittenberg

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Hoffman had the opportunity to revisit Wittenberg, Germany during the summer, giving him a fresh perspective on an historic city.  More...

Flood map information available at Town Hall

The Town of Amherst participates in the regular phase of the National Flood Insurance Program, which makes federally backed flood insurance available for all buildings within the town — regardless of whether or not they are within a specialized More...

Calvary Episcopal to offer Oktoberfest

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at the corner of South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will hold an Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Man’s outdoor shower observed by neighbor’s daughter

Monday, Aug. 29   A resident of Cindy Drive reported that two of his vehicle’s tires were punctured by an unknown person overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

New year holds new promise

As we start the new school year, I want to commend The Bee on the informative article on our new Williamsville superintendent, Dr. Scott Martzloff, whom we welcome to our district. We also are glad to welcome Dr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Male Glee Club offers open rehearsals   The Amherst Male Glee Club is seeking new members and will hold open rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays in September at Amherst Central High School, 4301 Main St. near Harlem Road. More...

Sports

North girls volleyball hitting for high goals

Lady Spartans returns six starters, three four-year players

Williamsville North’s transformation into a Western New York girls volleyball powerhouse continues.  More...

Sweet Home boys soccer loaded with talent, experience

Defending Section VI Class A-1 champion returns eight starters

It’s been a remarkable turnaround over the last five years for the Sweet Home boys soccer team.  More...

Fall sports 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 girls tennis, field hockey, and boys and girls golf teams. More...

Business

Diagnostic Imaging Associates combines comfort, latest technology for patients

At Diagnostic Imaging Associates, the focus is making sure patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible while undergoing tests and procedures using state-of-the-art medical equipment.  The practice, led by Dr. More...

KeyBank opens branch at Hopkins and Klein roads

KeyBank last week opened its new branch at 804 Hopkins Road, on the corner of Klein Road.  The branch is one of 40 new KeyBank branches projected to open nationwide in 2011, with four new branches and six ATM kiosks opening in the Western New Yo More...

Bagel Jay’s to celebrate its 10th anniversary

Bagel Jay’s Bakery and Cafe is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The business is offering 10-cent soft drinks and coffee with purchase of a sandwich at all three of its locations, two of which are in Amherst.  More...

Rath to seek Legislature seat

Erie County Legislator Edward R. Rath III, R-Williamsville, Amherst, on Friday is expected to announce his candidacy for the legislature’s 6th District. More...

Walter to run for Assembly

Erie County Legislator Ray Walter, R-Amherst, Clarence, on Thursday announced his intentions to run for state Assembly in November. More...

Primary will decide town, county party lines for fall

Polls in Erie County will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at which time voters will decide races in the primary election. In the Town of Amherst, there are four candidates vying for several party lines in the Nov. More...

Legislature seat sought by Schratz

Shelly Schratz is expected to announce her candidacy today for the Erie County Legislature in the newly formed 5th District, which now encompasses Eggertsville, Snyder, portions of West Amherst and the southern section of town.  Schratz is the o More...

Editorial

Sept. 11, 2001 — We remember

Bee Editorial

There are certain events that stand so starkly in the memory that the experience of hearing about them is indelibly imprinted in the mind: the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John F. More...

Spindle items

BEWARE OF SCAMS — During the past couple of weeks when I have been at Amherst police headquarters to compile entries for the Bee’s weekly police blotter, I have noticed numerous reports by residents of scams.  Detective Lt. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 9, 1886   There were two geranium plants taken from the Williamsville Cemetery on Tuesday from the grave belonging to Mrs. Christine Eiseman. Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s ridiculous to air condition the Williamsville schools. We’ve been waiting all year for wonderful summer weather with temperatures in the 80s. Enjoy it. You don’t need air conditioning for 85 degrees. More...

Obituaries

Leo M. Townsell, 81, owned Buffalo Brew Pub, Hotel Statler

Leo M. Townsell, 81, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.  A native of Caney, Kan., Mr. Townsell moved to Western New York as a teenager before graduating from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in 1947. More...

The Rev. Edward Kryder, former rector of Calvary church

The Rev. Edward Kryder, 91, former rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville, died Saturday, Aug. More...

Girard J. Cichocki, owner of Buffalo Time Clock

Girard J. Cichocki, 64, of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.  The owner of Buffalo Time Clock for 36 years, Mr. Cichocki was born in Buffalo and graduated from Seneca Vocational High School.  He also served in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Gluten Freedom Day offers advice to celiac sufferers

In recent years, gluten-free foods have become well-known. But for the estimated 3 million Americans with celiac disease, gluten-free products are not just trendy, they’re critical to their health. More...

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

The Northtown’s Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive. More...

2011: An Italian Odyssey planned at SS Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul Church is offering a wine and food pairing dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the church school, located at 5480 Main St. near Los Robles.  The menu features courses and wines representing regions in Italy. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . 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...

Special Events

fri. 9 & sat. 10 . Second Chance Sheltering Network Yard Sale & Chicken Barbecue — Yard sale takes place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 & Saturday, Sept. 10. The barbecue begins at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Comedy

fri. 9 .Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Bleu Cheezes, led by Captain Dale Fischer, as they take on Red Hot Wingz led by Captain John Kehoe, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...