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November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Greg's to hold town meeting

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church will hold its second "town meeting" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the church, 200 St. Gregory Court, off of Maple Road near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. St. Greg's Rev. More...

Anderson named winner

Race determined by 1,000 votes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 election, the candidates for Town of Amherst highway superintendent finally know who won - incumbent Bob Anderson. More...

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Maple East Elementary School first grade teacher Colleen Grant supervises the packing of one of several boxes Nov. 20 to be sent to U.S. troops serving on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. More...

Local News

Correction

The advertisement for Jim Murphy Pontiac, Buick, GMC published by Bee Group Newspapers on Nov. 21-22 included an incorrect disclaimer. The correct information is as follows: GM certified ex-rentals, 28-30K miles. Financing 4.9% for 48 mo. More...

Central Terminal documentary produced by resident

The Canisius College Video Institute documentary, "Central Terminal: Saving a Buffalo Landmark" made its premiere earlier this month on WNED-TV. More...

Glen Park receives grant money for engineering study

The Village of Williamsville has received a $22,200 state grant for the evaluation and assessment of the collapsed segment of wall in Glen Park. The grant, from Sen. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(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, Nov. More...

Bee Heard

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

M. Elmer Wetzel, retired Amherst Police employee

M. Elmer Wetzel, 92, of Williamsville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. He worked at Ralston Purina from 1935 to 1970 and in maintenance for the Amherst Police Department from 1970 to 1980. More...

Robert E. Roth, C.E.O. of Mercantile Adjustment Bureau

Robert E. Roth, 58, of East Amherst, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Hospice Buffalo, in Cheektowaga. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Roth was a graduate of St. More...

Bernice K. Gunderman, supervisor, counselor

Bernice K. Gunderman, 80, of Williamsville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. Born in Lackawanna, she graduated from Lackawanna High School and Medaille College. More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 30, 1882 Miss Julia Oswald has been placed in charge of the Stone School House, and Misses Jennie Van Pelt and Jennie Green are teachers in the Academy. More...

RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS

ASO celebrates the season with dancing, singing

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will continue its 2007-08 season on Sunday, Dec. 2 with "Holiday Songs and Dances." The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder. More...

Father escorts bride in afternoon ceremony

Andrea Louise Rydzewski married Eli Joseph Mayer in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo. Monsignor David Slubecky officiated. The bride is the daughter of Carol and Michael Rydzewski of Angola. More...

Entertainment

Sacred Heart play set

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is set to perform the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," under the direction of Terri Filips, Niagara University Theater and Dance Faculty and music direction of Beth Quimby-Hopkins, Music Director at Buffalo A More...

Holiday

thurs. 29 Silent Auction & Wine Tasting - To kick of the Victorian Christmas holiday season, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. More...

Take a Christmas walk in Lewiston

The historic Village of Lewiston will once again be filled with the sounds of sleigh bells and the smell of evergreens the first weekend of December. More...

Witnesses sought in pedestrian accident

Anyone with information is asked to call 689-1311 or 689-1349

The Amherst Police Investigation Unit responded to 5775 Main St., at the intersection of Evans Street where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at 7:26 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. More...

Town could be leaving energy co-op after 10 years

Muir Woods close to vote

Supervisor Satish Mohan said the Town of Amherst is not definitely leaving the Amherst Utility Cooperative, but he wants to see more competitive prices. More...

First teacher in space to visit Mill Middle School

NASA flight director to speak at alma mater

In August, NASA made history once again by completing a mission with the first teacher in space. And keeping a watchful eye on the shuttle was an Amherst native, named a first director for the mission. More...

Westwind Lane woman charged with allowing underage drinking

A Westwind Lane woman is facing charges after Amherst police responded to a complaint of an unsupervised, underage drinking party at her home on Saturday. More...

Village holiday events set for Dec. 1

The Williamsville Business Association will hold its annual Village Holiday Open House to usher in the holiday season starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. New this year will be horse-drawn hayrides from noon to 2 p.m. More...

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HO HO HOT CHOCOLATE - Kasey Denny, 6, and her sister, Alexandra, 8, warm up with hot chocolate during the ninth annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony on Sunday at Harlem Road and Kensington Avenue. More...

Editorial

Include local businesses during seasonal shopping

Bee Editorial

If "Black Friday" isn't what you consider an ideal shopping experience, then maybe a leisurely stroll along Main Street would be more appealing. More...

Spindle items

• NOT SO EASY - The day before Thanksgiving was a miserable day to be on the road. It wasn't by choice, but I had to trek on the Thruway to deal with a family problem. My trip home was three people heavier - my nieces. More...

Results of informal survey reveal feelings of gloom and doom

Last month I asked you, the readers of this column, to put your thinking caps on and evaluate the major projects in this region that are oft talked about but have yet to come to fruition. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

Town should own meeting house The historic Mennonite Meeting House, built in 1834, is one of the few public buildings that remain from the early years of this town. More...

Education

School News

The Williamsville Central School District will host an informational meeting for any pre-school/day care providers who are interested in exploring the possibility of collaborating with the school district to provide a universal pre-kindergarten pr More...

Sweet Home High School names first honor students

The following Sweet Home High School students have achieved first honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2007-08 school year: Grade 9 Walaa Abdelfadeel, Sarosh H. Ahmed, Timothy M. Anger, Eleni Atherinis, Michael R. Barnas, Kyle A. More...

Honor roll policy changed

The Bee Group Newspapers has implemented a new policy for honor roll listings. Only students who achieve the highest honor, as named by the individual school, will be listed. The newspaper will run lists only for students in grades 5-12. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Prostate cancer support group meets monthly Us Too! Prostate cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave., Room 1109C, Buffalo. The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. More...

Sports

Size inside to help East's chances for success

When basketball teams play Williamsville East this season, they will have to at times deal with a couple of giants underneath the basket. More...

Sweet Home girls optimistic about upcoming season

Sweet Home girls basketball coach Matt LaRoach has many reasons to be looking forward to the 2007-08 season. LaRoach returns seven players, including several who have three years of varsity experience. More...

Sacred Heart's roster not at full strength

Initially, Sacred Heart coach Sister Maria Pares feels her basketball team is fundamentally sound and could have a great season. Getting everybody to practice at the same time has been a problem. More...

Business

Palace of Dosas brings south Indian cuisine to Amherst

In the mood for a new and different dining experience? In Western New York that place might just be a palace. Palace of Dosas. which opened on Millersport Highway in April, offers 100 percent vegetarian dishes and 0 percent additives. More...

Meetings

Canisius College hosts honors information night The Office of Admissions at Canisius College will offer an honors information night and reception for prospective students interested in learning more about the college's honors program at 8:30 More...

NAWBO program to share finer points of networking

Members and guests of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, will gain tips on "how to work a room" during the group's Wednesday, Dec. 12 meeting. More...