May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Town can't find reason to pay schools collected money

Whose money is it? Spurred by the Amherst Town Attorney's Office, the issue of money supposedly owed to the four school districts - Amherst, Clarence, Sweet Home and Williamsville - is going to State Supreme Court. More...

PUPPET SHOW

PUPPET SHOW - Arianna Pocobello and Jessica Mitchell create their own brown-bag puppets at Audubon Library recently. After the puppets were complete, the children put on a show. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

TIGHT TURN

TIGHT TURN - Greg Fleming follows his daughter, Olivia, 3, through the course at Windermere Elementary School's bike rodeo on Friday. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

FUEL OF THE FUTURE

FUEL OF THE FUTURE - Dan O'Connell, from GM Research and Development in Honeyoe Falls, explains the engine of a Chevrolet Equinox hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at Williamsville North High School on May 14. More...

Local News

Boulevard Mall appoints new general manager

Simi Khalsa has been named general manager of the Boulevard Mall. Khalsa was formerly the assistant general manager at Southbay Galleria, located in Redondo Beach, Calif. More...

EXECUTIVE BOARD

EXECUTIVE BOARD - The Friends of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra recently elected officers for the organization's Executive Board. More...

Political News

The Amherst Republican Committee endorsed Mike Ranzenhofer, a candidate for the 61st District of the New York State Senate, and Chris Lee, a candidate for the 26th Congressional District. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports face-off with raccoon

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Police recover handgun, Ecstasy pills

Amherst police responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Main Street on May 8, which resulted in the recovery of a loaded handgun. An occupied car was discovered about 1:30 a.m. in a hotel parking lot on Main Street near Callodine Avenue. More...

Prescription drugs taken during May 16 burglary

Amherst police are investigating a "smash and grab" at a private pharmacy supply company located on Wehrle Drive. The alarm at Woodmark Pharmacy was activated at 9:30 p.m. May 16. More...

Education

School News

The 28th annual Scholastic Achievement Recognition dinner, held May 15, honored 235 high school seniors for their academic excellence, including: Alejandro Carbonara, Alexandra J. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Spring art show features local artists The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will hold its Spring Show through June 6, at Vern Stein Art and Frame, 5747 Main St., near Evans Street, Williamsville. A reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Riding together to cure cancer

Ride for Roswell goes the distance

The annual Ride for Roswell event will be held Saturday, June 28, 2008. Mitch Flynn, of Flynn and Friends Advertising, conceived the idea of the ride in 1995, while he was on vacation with his wife off the coast of Maine. More...

MDA to host ALS Walk

The Western New York Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting the second annual Alfred T. Caffiero/Nancy Manns ALS Family Walk at Island Park in Williamsville on Sunday, June 1. The walk will be held rain or shine. More...

STEPPING UP

STEPPING UP - Marilyn Silverstein, a resident at Amberleigh Retirement Community, has coordinated fundraising events to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, including selling sneaker signs, which has tallied more than $100 to date. More...

Entertainment

IMAX theater brings out best of 'Speed Racer'

MOVIE REVIEW

Every once in a while, a movie comes along with the visual chops to warrant a trip to the huge screen. "Speed Racer," a movie reimagining a 1960s Japanese cartoon, is that movie. But be warned, this one isn't for anyone prone to seizures. More...

Theater

weds. 21 . An Inspector Calls - The Birling family is enjoying a quiet celebration when a knock at the door changes their lives in J.B. Priestley's play. More...

Literature

fri. 23 . Philosophy School Cafe - 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, bookstore of the School of the Arts, 402 Center St., Lewiston. 471-5379 sun. 25 . Spoken Word Sundays - Spoken word and open mic hosted by poet Liz Mariani, 8 p.m. More...

Mohan fails in attempt to stop tree removal

Robert Kinkel, a member of the Town of Amherst Tree Advisory Committee, may have said it as simply as possible - watching "Grey's Anatomy" doesn't make you a doctor. More...

Memorial Day events planned

AMVETS Post 49 will hold its Memorial Day ceremonies at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the monument at Bailey Avenue and Main Street. More...

Anybody open?

Sweet Home sophomore Emily Victor looks for an open teammate during the Lady Panthers' 15-9 loss to West Seneca East last Wednesday at Sweet Home. Photo by Amy Krakowiak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

June 2 town meeting moved to Sweet Home High School

Maple Road vote

The Amherst Town Board has voted to move its Monday, June 2, meeting to Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. More...

Holiday affects Bee deadlines

The observance of Memorial Day will mean earlier deadlines for Bee Group Newspapers. All editorial material must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Classified advertising must be placed by 3 p.m. Friday, May 23. More...

Bathroom talk leaves Little League association feeling drained

by JESSICA L. FINCH Associate Editor

Central Amherst Little League needs a restroom at its 400 Wehrle Drive facility, but the Town Board's decision to table the motion had representatives annoyed. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Don't get caught up with teen pressures

Do you remember the chain e-mail from Mothers Against Drunk Driving that circulated on the Internet about the teen who didn't drink and drive at a party, but died because of someone else who did? More...

Spindle items

• TIME AND A PLACE - Everyone who drives these days knows it's getting harder to handle. We could spend all day talking about the rising gas prices and how concerned we are about it. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 24, 1883 Friends of Mr. Andrew D. Wyman, formerly of Amherst, will be pleased to learn that he has been appointed to the police force at Bay City, Mich. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Town Centre is a sensible plan

The activists have done their job well in convincing Benderson to revise the plans. Town Centre is a "walkable community" as specified by the Amherst Master Plan. The gun club never was. More...

Obituaries

Rosalie G. DeCarlo, avid golfer, lifelong member of Transit Valley Country Club.

Rosalie G. DeCarlo of Amherst died Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Mrs. DeCarlo was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended St. Joseph's Academy in Cleveland. She was a graduate of Nardin Academy and attended Canisius College. Mrs. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

Tigers clinch share of ECIC Division III baseball crown

The baseball banner tucked away in the corner of the south gym at Amherst Central High School that reads 1993 division champions can finally be dusted off. More...

Publish spring sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' spring youth sports results published in The Bee can be filled out at www.beenews.com. Summaries of individual games are limited to a maximum of 100 words each. More...

Wisniewski wins section title

One of the reasons why Natalie Wisniewski joined the Williamsville girls golf team last fall was to compete for a New York State championship. More...

Business

Business News

Les Robinson of Amherst and Northwoods Insurance Corporation has been elected to the position of treasurer for the Glenwood Cemetery Association & Chapel Mausoleum. He has been a trustee at Glenwood Cemetery for the past three years. More...

Atrium Florist celebrates 45 years of service

Bruce Syracuse works as director of operations for the business started by his parents, Pat W. and Anne Syracuse. Now his son also works for Atrium Florist, so three generations of the family are running the shop. More...

Graves' Disease Foundation opens national office in Amherst

The Graves' Disease Foundation has relocated its national office to Amherst. Brain and Spine Medical Services PLLC, headed by Dr. More...