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April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote to rezone portion of Maple Road postponed

Benderson Development Company's request to postpone the vote on rezoning a portion of Maple Road was accepted by the Amherst Town Board. More...

Accident involves two buses with Williamsville students on board

An injury accident involving the collision of two school buses was reported at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The accident occurred in front of Maple East Elementary School, 1500 Maple Road. More...

It's show time: Red Blazer Varieties takes the stage April 3-5

This is the last chance to get tickets to the Amherst Male Glee Club's 60th anniversary show. The Red Blazer Varieties will be showcased at 7:30 p.m. April 3, 4 and 5 at Amherst Central High School, 4301 Main St. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 5, 1883 Tuesday afternoon the people on Main Street were treated to a little excitement by a first-class runaway. The horse was owned by Mr. Ed. Shimer, of Shimerville, and started from Mr. Peter Horey's shed. More...

Village native plans to start photography business

Adriana Curcio will join the work force when she graduates from the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Mass., in June. Upon graduation, she plans to return home to Williamsville to begin her career as a photographer. More...

Amherst Chamber's Business After Hours at Buffalo Brew Pub

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the Buffalo Brew Pub, 6861 Main St., at Transit Road. More...

Police Blotter

Mysterious mustached man marketing meat

(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. More...

Letters to the Editor

Grant writing company too costly

As a resident of the Town of Amherst, it is appalling that the town cannot receive even the same amount of money through grants that it is spending on a grant writing firm. More...

Abide by 'pooper scooper' law

I walk quite frequently in the Deer Run/Roxbury/Paradise area and notice an awful lot of dog feces left behind by dogs and their owners. Apparently, these dog owners (you know who you are) feel that the world is their personal dumping ground. More...

Education

School News

Kenneth Huff, a teacher at Mill Middle School, was awarded a Toyota TAPESTRY grant of $10,000 for excellence and innovation in science education. The grant is administered by Toyota and the National Science Teachers Association. More...

St. Joseph's Collegiate names honor roll

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has posted the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year. More...

Honor Roll

Cardinal O'Hara High School has named the following Amherst residents to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year: freshman, Edward Heffron; sophomores, Jong In Lee and Meaghan Weppner; juniors, DaWoon Jeon and Ryan O'Sulli More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

SOS recovery group to meet regularly Save Our Selves, a free secular recovery group dedicated to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety, will be held at 7:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

'Spring Forward' with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra

John Fullam, principal clarinetist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will be performing his favorite concerto with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at its upcoming spring concert. "I'm always happy to get a chance to do it. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. Registration is required for all programs. Call 688-4955. Preschool Story Time, ages 2-5 10:30-11 a.m., Mondays. More...

Honeymoon in Hawaii follows Getzville nuptials

Erin Killion married Jeffrey Vetter in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at St. Pius X Church in Getzville. Monsignor George B. Yiengst officiated. The bride is the daughter of Patricia and Alan Killion of Amherst. More...

Entertainment

'21' stumbles through good idea with mixed results

MOVIE REVIEW

"Winner, winner, chicken dinner" is the catch-phrase in blackjack, something said in Vegas when a player hits the big win. More...

Film/Video

fri. 4 . Night and the City - Director Jules Dassin's 1950 film noir classic features Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney, 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 4, The Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Theater

thurs. 3 . Brilliant Traces - Cindy Lou Johnson's one-act play presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre features Taylor Doherty and Kathleen Golde. Opens 8 p.m. More...

Delay in settling highway contract costs town

Not until May will the Town of Amherst receive its official 2007 audit but Comptroller Darlene Carroll provided some insight into major budget variances. More...

Drug raid leads to arrest of six town residents

A large drug raid in Amherst and Clarence on Thursday resulted in the arrests of 36 people, including six Amherst residents. The bust also involved residents of Niagara County. Amherst Police Chief John C. More...

Williamsville Schools' proposed budget reduced with taxpayers in mind

The Williamsville School District's 2008-09 budget won't be as big a burden to taxpayers as originally thought. More...

A Race to Score

A RACE TO SCORE - Zack Stone and Nick Konotopsky compete in the Knockout Cancer Basketball Tournament held Sunday at the Clearfield Community Center. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town learns to work together

Four months into the year, and we aren't hearing screaming from the Amherst Town Board about whether there is a $4 million hole or not. More...

Spindle items

• GREAT LITTLE SPOT - I found a hidden gem in Eggertsville. Ettaro's Cookies and Desserts is a quaint eatery with enough coffee drinks to satisfy even my addiction. More...

Emptying the 'Musings mailbag'

As we prepare to hopefully finally turn the page on Western New York's wintry weather season, I thought it would be fitting this week to share with you some of the "fan mail" I've received in recent weeks as I once again take some time to clear off 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

John A. Zaprowski, owner, operator of Lakeland Automotive

John A. Zaprowski, 83, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. Mr. Zaprowski was the owner and operator of Lakeland Automotive and Car Parts Center from 1956 to 1983. More...

Francis P. Preve, retired Bell Aerospace worker

Francis P. Preve, 95, formerly of Williamsville, died at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Friday, March 21, 2008. Mr. Preve graduated from the University of Illinois as an electrical engineer. More...

Dr. Gerald Swartz, Williamsville ophthalmologist

Dr. Gerald Swartz, 79, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. He was a Williamsville ophthalmologist who performed thousands of eye surgeries during his career. Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Billes need newcomers to fill holes

South has won five straight section titles, 10 consecutive division crowns

The Williamsville South softball team has accomplished some great feats over the past 10 years. Since 1997, the Billies have a record of 249-32 and won 10 straight division titles. More...

Division title among Amherst baseball's lofty goals

The last time the Amherst Central baseball team won a division title was 1993. A division title is one of several reachable goals for Tigers coach Brian Davis and his staff this spring. More...

Commentary

Pominville, Roy deserve credit for leadership roles

There's no denying Chris Drury and Daniel Briere were the heart and soul of the Buffalo Sabres the past two seasons. More...

Business

New Image Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Laser Center

New Image Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Laser Center, a high-end, state-of-the-art treatment facility, is open for business Owner Sherri Arbabzadeh, said the company aspires to go above and beyond client anticipation. More...

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus names chief operating officer

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. this week named Patrick J. Whalen of Amherst as its first chief operating officer. More...

Ettaro's launches lunch menu

Ettaro's Cookies and Desserts is making room for lunch. Located at 602 Grover Cleveland Highway, at Longmeadow and Eggert, Ettaro's added its lunch menu this week. The meals are served from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday. More...