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February 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local News

HIGHEST HONOR

Sharon Brownrout was recently installed as a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor in Rotary. Looking on as she receives her award are her husband Jerry, left, and Joe Bachovchin, president of Amherst South Rotary. More...

Meeting attracts 100 residents questioning Wal-Mart proposal

The Hartford Homeowners Association is claiming North Bailey Avenue and Sweet Home Road can't handle the traffic that would come with the proposed Wal-Mart at the former Ames site on Sheridan Drive. More...

Free tax help for seniors available

Seniors 60 and older can receive free, confidential assistance with tax preparation at the Amherst Center for Senior Services through April 13. Volunteers trained by the AARP and the IRS will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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

Norman A. Leising, retired golf course superintendent

Norman Aloysious Leising, 75, a retired golf course superintendent for the Country Club of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Feb, 20, 2007, in his Williamsville home. More...

Joseph P. Niland, legendary Canisius College men's hoops coach

Joseph Patrick Niland, 89, of Williamsville, a former Canisius College basketball player and coach and later a local businessman, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in Veterans Memorial Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. More...

Helen R. Seel, choir member

Helen R. Seel, 86, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Feb, 24, 2007, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Born in Buffalo, the former Helen Zeinz graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in 1939. She was employed by the David Bell Company during World War II. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Community Church to hold Bible study Amherst Community Church will conduct a video Bible study called Living the Questions, featuring interviews with Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Nancy Ammermanand John Shelby Spong. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst Symphony Orchestra is "Surrounded by Students"

Third performance to be held March 4

The third installment of the 2006-07 Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert series will be dedicated to the students in and around the area. More...

Colon Cancer Awareness open house set today

In 2007, approximately 150,000 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and about 55,000 of them will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society, ACS. More...

SENIOR NEWS

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. For more information, call 636-3059. Women's Issues Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. March 26, April 23 and June 25. More...

Bee There

Thursday, March 1 AS YOU LIKE IT, presented by Niagara University Theatre, March 1-11, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston; $ (box office, 286-8622; Ticketmaster, 852-5000) BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR BUFFALO JAZZ NIGHT, with the Latin Ja More...

Entertainment

THEATRE REVIEW

Required watching can be inspiring, too

John Steinbeck was so inspired by poet Robert Burn's poem, "To A Mouse," that he named his 1937 novella from one of the poem's lines, which reads: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men/Gang aft agle y." The story of "Of Mice and Men" explores the More...

Embodied theatre

The New Phoenix Theatre is presenting the winner of its 10th annual Eric Bentley New Play Competition when "EMBODY" is on stage March 1-17. More...

THEATRE

March 1 As You Like It William Shakespeare's romantic comedy set in the forest of Arden, under the direction of Steve Vaughn, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Niagara University's Leary Theatre in Clet Hall. More...

Major development on Rensch Road tabled

With $50 million at stake, the Amherst Town Board decided Monday that it was lacking the information needed to vote on a proposed 858-bed student housing project on Rensch Road. More...

Board looks to follow neighboring towns' condo law

According to Amherst Town Board Member Shelly Schratz, there is a growing problem within the town involving developers changing town houses to condominiums for the assessment tax breaks. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Votes should not be taken at close of public hearings

The Amherst Town Board made a smart decision Monday to table the housing complex proposed for Rensch Road. It's about time members of municipal boards chose to delay their votes, instead of taking action minutes after a public hearing. More...

Spindle items

+ FOOD FOR THOUGHT- Although I usually hit the delete key whenever I get chain letters via e-mail, something told me to read one my aunt sent to me, slugged "tequila and salt. More...

Spindle items

+ UNKNOWN HERO - Last week I wrote about acts of kindness in ordinary situations, and a reader recently shared a story with me that falls in the same category. The woman said she was walking on Sheridan Drive around 5 a.m. Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Restaurants fight about grease

(Editors 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

Involvement is key towards a solution

In Williamsville, our high schools have dealt with the issue of alcohol and drug use by students, not unlike virtually every school and community in our nation. More...

Education

BOT WARS

University at Buffalo students Guy Tuori, Jessica James and David Berquist prepare to battle their remote controlled robots in the student union of North Campus on Friday. More...

Amherst YES volunteers to be recognized

The Amherst Youth Engaged in Service program will honor a number of youth volunteers at an awards gathering on March 2. Eight students will be honored as Volunteers of the Year for volunteering more than 75 hours. More...

SUPPORT SCHOOLS

St. Gregory the Great School third-graders (from left to right) Michael Ferrick, Michael Braun, Liam Cleary and Emma Murphy work in the school's computer lab. More...

Sports

Junior Achievement plans annual Bowl-A-Thon

More than 1,800 bowlers from 60 businesses across Western New York will gather their teams together for Junior Achievement of Western New York's 23rd annual Bowl-A-Thon. More...

Inspired East squad avenges loss in A-1 semifinals

Lady Flames to defend A-1 title on Wednesday against Ken East

After losing twice to Hamburg in the regular season, Williamsville East picked the right time to defeat the Lady Bulldogs, winning, 36-27, in the Section VI Class A-1 semifinals on Saturday at Lockport High School. More...

Hockey

St. Joe's shrugs off slow start to win Federation title

St. Joe's got off to a slow start in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation finals but finished strong, defeating rival Williamsville North, 5-2, before a sold out crowd of 1,800 on Thursday at Buffalo State Ice Arena. More...

Business

Business News

Buffalo/Amherst Business and Professional Women will celebrate Women's History Month with a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Fairdale Restaurant, 672 Wehrle Drive. More...

Business News

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York will host a panel about "Real Time Comparative Rating" and new updates. The event will be held from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 8 at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive. More...

Cheers 'to your health' at Prosit

Restaurant celebrates family

Opening a restaurant on Main Street in Williamsville was a true homecoming for Janice Schlau. A native of the village, she spent many years studying and cooking in fine restaurants in Lake Placid before opening Prosit at 5428 Main St., in December. More...