Weekly Feature



June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school student uses airtime to educate others on making a difference

Marc Cohen's parents, Pam and Steve Cohen, describe their son as a "world-changer." But for now, he is starting with Buffalo TV viewers. More...

Community News

A Knockout Basketball Tournament to benefit Ride for Roswell will be held Saturday, June 7, at 36 Summershade Court, East Amherst. First games begin at 9 a.m. Scholarships to summer basketball camps will be awarded, along with other prizes. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 7, 1883 On the Fourth of July, a picnic will be held for the benefit of the new Catholic cemetery on Cayuga Street. More...

Making healthy decisions critically important at this time of year

Ahhhh. It is so nice to be able to sit and enjoy the sun, smell the scent of fresh cut grass and listen to kids playing in the back yard. But as parents we know that not all is perfect in Mayberry. More...

Corrections

The June 7 Knockout Cancer Basketball Tournament will be held at 36 Summershade Court, East Amherst. The address was incorrect in last week's edition. More...

Police Blotter

Man moves into home, discovers four-legged occupant

(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. More...

Letters to the Editor

Increase in traffic causing hazard

Now that Highway Gardens is located on Tonawanda Creek Road, local residents are beginning to see a major increase in traffic, especially in light of the Memorial Day holiday weekend that just passed. More...

What happened to free enterprise?

I became aware of a situation recently in our local media that prompted me to write to you. More...

Education

NHS inductees named

The following Amherst High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 20: David Balduf, Peter Blanford, Austin Canale Borek, Tyler Brown, Maria Caffarelli, Alejandro Carbonara, Ignacio Castillo, Shanel Chavers, Shuan-Han More...

School News

The Jolly Boys Community Service Incentive Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to the following high school seniors for their participation in the Amherst Youth Court: Alison Mahon, Katie Kreuz, Mark Coley, Jenna Kozel, Peter Doster, Roy More...

Honor Roll

Mount St. More...

Lifestyles

Grenauer scholarship

Assisting youth with learning disabilities

Born with dyslexia and learning to live within the reading world as a young adult, Williamsville resident James Grenauer was fortunate to have parents who could afford to send him to a school that specialized in teaching children with learning disa More...

Couple wed on beach

Amy Lynn Pacer married Dr. T. Luke Thompson in a late afternoon ceremony on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Doubletree Beach Resort in North Redington Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Sandy and Carl Pacer of Depew. More...

Pair united in outdoor ceremony

Jennifer A. Masters married Daniel S. Rosas in an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Daytona Shores, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Judith A. and Joseph A. Masters of Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 5 . Golda's Balcony - A riveting portrait, painted with joy and tears, celebrates one of the great women of our time. The longest running one-woman show in Broadway history opens at 7:30 p.m. More...

Love isn't perfect

Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions is bringing back by popular demand, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." One of the most popular shows in Off-Broadway history, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a musical romp through the modern mat More...

Festivals

fri. 6-sun. 8 . Hellenic Heritage Festival - This festival lets the rest of us partake in Greek culture, food and entertainment at the corner of West Utica and Delaware Avenue, Buffalo; free. 882-7121, ww.hellenicfestival. More...

Surgical rooms in operation

Millard Fillmore Suburban

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has completed 99 percent of its extensive expansion project. (See editorial on page four) Hospital personnel marked the opening of 10 operating suites on May 29 with a ribbon cutting and tour of the rooms. More...

Library receives $24,000 grant

The Amherst Public Library recently received $24,000 from the New York State Grant in Aid, made possible through the efforts of Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-Amherst. She awarded the check recently to Amherst Library Board President Jeffrey F. More...

Kryzan to focus on renewable energy, job market

Congress

Alice Kryzan has opened her headquarters office, starting the summer campaign season. A candidate for the 26th Congressional District, Kryzan said she first announced her intentions to run in the fall of 2007. The seat is currently held by Rep. More...

Editorial

Hospital, Town Centre put Amherst on top

Bee Editorial

At a time when foreclosures are affecting churches, hospitals, homeowners and businesses, the Town of Amherst has made some progress. In one week, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Benderson Development Co. More...

Spindle items

• OUT OF HERE - I am getting out of Western New York for a bit and going to the Outer Banks, N.C. I'll be out of the office June 9-13. If you need assistance, call Managing Editor Dave Sherman at 204-4905. More...

Memories of Jimmy Griffin include smorgasbord of quotes

Although he was never bashful about displaying a personal disdain toward certain members of the local media, there is no denying that former City of Buffalo Mayor James D. Griffin loved to talk. 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

Frederick Avery, photographer

Frederick Loomis Avery, 100, of Williamsville died Monday, May 12, 2008. A graduate of Lafayette High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he pursued careers in civil engineering and commercial photography. More...

Joseph R. Arno, founder of Fargo Electric

Joseph R. Arno, 97, of Williamsville died Sunday, May 25, 2008. A lifelong resident of Williamsville, Mr. Arno founded Fargo Electric, a nationwide wholesale and retail supplier of large electrical equipment. Mr. More...

Lola Dudzic, nurse, religious educator and community volunteer

Lola Joan Dudzic, 77, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, after a lengthy battle with ovarian and breast cancer. Mrs. Dudzic was born in Lovejoy, the only daughter of Arthur and Rose Wolff. Her parents owned Wolff's Dry Goods Store. More...

Sports

Dombrowski elected to College Football Hall of Fame

The story broke, and his inbox began to fill up. More...

Students honored for work on field; in classroom, community

Avenue of Athletes

The 2008 edition of the Amherst Avenue of Athletes will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Amherst boys, North girls win team titles

Town of Amherst Championships

The Amherst Central boys and Williamsville North girls track teams earned bragging rights for a year after winning team titles at the Town of Amherst Championships last Tuesday at Amherst High School. More...

Business

Business News

Rebecca M. Neri, a native of Williamsville, has joined the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King in Syracuse. The firm also has offices in Buffalo. More...

Kids Depot consignment offers a cheaper way to shop

Parents know all too well that children outgrow their clothes - quickly. Now there is a place to sell them and replace them with new fashions. More...

Ford unveils new Flex crossover

On the same day Ford Motor Co. announced it will be involuntarily laying off more than 2,000 salaried employees by Aug. More...