February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

2006 Operations Report

October storm sent fire calls through the roof

Emergency calls dispatched through the Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office continued to rise during 2006 compared to the previous year, according to the annual operations report released this week by Senior Fire Dispatcher Raymond F. Braun. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Illos retires, co-founder of Community Services

When he needed assistance the most, Tony Illos found it wasn't there. More than 40 years ago he discovered there were very few facilities to assist his daughter, who was born with Down syndrome. More...

Kindel pushes idea of town manager

The future plans for the Town of Amherst should be the main goal of the supervisor - not paying bills, Council Member Bill Kindel said about creating the position of town manager. More...

Leak in sewer siphon makes mess for village

Bob Lannon of CRA Engineering has been working diligently with engineers to determine the location of a leak in the southeast siphon of the Village of Williamsville sewer. More...

Police Blotter

Turkey stands its ground

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Friday, Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Store incident upsets shopper

On the evening of Feb. 11, I was shopping at Quality Market and overheard that an employee was told by a customer that "Larry" was to be removed from the store. I am very upset by this event. More...

Postal Service asks for snow removal

I am the Western New York district manager of the Postal Service. I oversee the mail delivery and processing for the 140-149 ZIP Code area. Our district serves 3.6 million customers at 1.4 million business and residential addresses. More...

Education

School News

Amherst Middle School has added the following students to the high honor roll for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year: sixth grade: Shannon Moore, Nicholas Myszkiewicz, James Stites, Reilly Sullivan. Seventh grade: Isadora Bevan. More...

VISIONS OF PEACE

Sacred Heart Academy students Chelsea Dziekan, 11th grade; Athena Kennedy, 11th grade; and Julia Wu, 12th grade, display pieces from the third annual Arts for Peace show that was on display at the beginning of February. More...

Smallwood principal recommended

Discussions concerning which administrative structure to use at Smallwood Drive Elementary next year continued at the Feb. 13 Amherst Central School Board meeting. More...

Lifestyles

'We rise again from ashes'

Lenten season begins today

A sh Wednesday marks the start of Lent, the period that prepares Christians for Easter - the day Jesus Christ is believed to have risen from the dead. More...

Father of groom officiates at ceremony

Anne Marie Hogenkamp married Daniel Robertson Bray in a candlelight ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at the Orchard Park Country Club. The Honorable John R. Bray, father of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Father, grandfather escort bride

Melissa Gorley married Erik Reinhart in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Brighton, N.Y. The Rev. Philip Benier officiated. More...

Business

Business News

Royalite Lighting in Amherst has been named a member of Lighting One, a cooperative retail organization consisting of more than 140 member-owned retail lighting stores throughout the United States. More...

Amherst Chamber of Commerce unveils 2007 legislative agenda

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled its 2007 legislative agenda highlighting the organization's local, state and federal priorities. More...

RealtyUSA employee named Realtor of the Year 2007

Hugh Hartzberg has been named the REALTOR of the Year 2007 by the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS. The award honors a REALTOR member who has shown outstanding service and participation in the local, state and national associations. More...

Plea: shovel hydrants

The Amherst Past Fire Chiefs Association is encouraging all residents and business owners to keep hydrants clear of snow this winter. More...

Checked

Lancaster's Jordan McGraw, left, collides with Williamsville East's Chris Fabozzi along the boards in Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation quarterfinal action on Saturday at the Amherst Pepsi Center. Lancaster won, 1-0, in overtime. More...

Schad wants second chance at Town Board

Jerry Schad will make another run for a seat on the Amherst Town Board. Being defeated in 2005 and with no open seats in 2006, Schad said he wants another opportunity to gain a board seat in November 2007. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Get your shovel and get to work

Residents shouldn't need a reminder as to why they should shovel their sidewalks, but as the complaints to the town continue to come in, it's apparent that some do. More...

Spindle items

+ CHOOSING KINDNESS - The cheap coffee filters failed me again on Monday, which sent me on a mission to feed my addiction. I stopped at the McDonald's on Sheridan Drive on my way to the police station. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 23, 1882 Tuesday night a number of depredations were committed on the Transit (Road), among which were the breaking down of all the nice young maple trees along Mr. Jacob Fromwiller's farm. More...

Bee Heard

(Editor's note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

RobertC. Christensen, veteranbroadcaster

Robert Charles Christensen, 64, a broadcast veteran in the Western New York market, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. Mr. Christensen grew up in Amherst, attended School 13 and graduated from Amherst High School in 1960. More...

Madalyn 'Mimi' Naish, retired social studies teacher

Madalyn "Mimi" Naish, 65, of Williamsville, a retired Williamsville Schools social studies teacher, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007. Born Madalyn Ott, she received bachelor's and master's degrees from Buffalo State College. Mrs. More...

Inger 'Tulle' Abbott, teacher

Inger "Tulle" Abbott, 83, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Williamsville, a teacher, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H. Born Inger Andersen in Lebanon, Pa., her family moved to Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Stroke testing to be available at church Residents living in and around Amherst can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening Radiology will be at St. More...

Sports

Hockey

Teamwork leads North back to Fed finals

Williamsville North is back in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation finals, and it's because the players only care about what each can do to help the team. More...

Amherst boys hoops clinch ECIC Division II

Amherst Central's formula to winning games this season was evident in last week's group of victories. More...

Wrestler Stella advances to first state meet

Sweet Home junior wins 135-pound division at Section VI qualifier

Ever since losing, 5-2, to Lucas Mariacher last year in the 135-pound finals of the Section VI New York State qualifier, Nic Stella has been waiting for another chance to advance to the state meet for the first time. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Feb. 22 BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: "A Musical Voyage," 8 p.m. Feb. 21-24, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus; $ (box office; Ticketmaster, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. More...

Entertainment

THEATRE

'Tick, Tick...Boom!'

MusicalFare Theatre presents Jonathan Larson's autobiographical look at the courage it takes to follow your dreams when "Tick, Tick...Boom!" explodes Feb. 28-April 1. More...

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Polar Bites 2007

Take a bite out of winter and join the Buffalo Zoo for culinary specialties, along with wines and brews from some of the area's finest establishments. This wildly popular fundraiser will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

FILM/VIDEO

'Compensation'

- Director Zeinabu ire n e Davis' narrative film inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar concerning two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. More...