Weekly Feature



August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Concert series draws to a close

The Outlyers, composed of Bob Kozak, left, John Brady, Tom Fischer and Jim Whitford, finish off the Town of Amherst summer concert series last Thursday at Bassett Park. More...

Eggertsville homicide still under investigation

Amherst police are still investigating a homicide that occurred Aug. 9 in Eggertsville on Rosedale Boulevard, off Grover Cleveland Highway between Bailey Avenue and Eggert Road.   Nicholas S. More...

LOCKS OF LOVE

LOCKS OF LOVE — Violet Malkasian, 9, has her hair cut Friday by Darlene Gray of Apples Salon, 3949 Main St. More...

Williamsville Schools outlines new state exam requirement, set tax rate

The Williamsville Central School District discussed during its Aug. 10 meeting a new state mandate that would increase academic passing grades. More...

Local News

Resident posthumously honored with memorial proclamation

Former Amherst resident Angela Coppola will be posthumously honored by the City of Buffalo this week as a memorial proclamation has been declared for her birthday, Saturday, Aug. 21, to celebrate her life. More...

State hands over dog licensing to municipalities

The staffs at your town and village halls are sinking their teeth into a new procedure, now that the state is getting out of the dog licensing business.   More...

Photo

RECOGNITION — The Snyder Fire Department was honored Friday at the Erie County Fair by the Firefighter Newspaper for its efforts to mitigate danger from a tanker accident on Sept. 11. 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

Joan Denler of Amherst

  DENLER, Joan (nee Gibney-Decot), of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. More...

Frank A. Spano, owner of Amherst Collision

Frank A. Spano, 89, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Seneca Manor Health Care Center in West Seneca after a short illness.   Mr. Spano was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notice

ANDERSEN, Murray N., M.D., of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, David; daughters, Lynne Jensen, Carol Finucane, Nancy Mislin and Kathy Roberts; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Moonlight Run and Wellness Walk slated   More...

Lifestyles

Hadassah offers members community, chance to make a difference

H Henrietta Szold was not your stereotypical 19th-century woman. Born just after the Civil War, Szold was raised to believe in education and progressive values. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 for more information or to register.   More...

Couple honeymoon on Hawaiian islands

Lindsay Alexandra Sykes married Joseph Cross Haller during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Richard Reina officiated. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19 . Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 19 . Summer Affair — Benefit for Essential Care for Children, the pediatric program of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. More...

Art

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Town approves Casey Road rezoning

While several residents stated their disapproval of a proposed Casey Road patio home development due to drainage concerns, the Town Board at Monday’s meeting unanimously approved the rezoning of the property from suburban agriculture to reside More...

Scottish Festival planned for Saturday

The Amherst Museum’s annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. The cost is $10 for adults and $9 for members. Children younger than 14 are admitted free.   More...

Classical pianist mentors young musicians

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Steven Bianchi knew from a young age that two of his biggest passions in life were playing the piano and teaching, which is why he founded the Amherst School of Music in 1987. More...

Department of Labor launches new job search site

To make it easier for job seekers to search for careers, the New York State Department of Labor has launched the New York State Job Bank website: www.laborny.jobs.   More...

Police seeking details in suspicious incidents

Police are currently investigating two suspicious occurrences on Monday, including a robbery attempt and indecent exposure incident.   Assistant Chief Tim Green said at approximately 5 p.m. More...

Councilmember seeks placement of veterans cemetery in town

In response to U.S. More...

Recording artist to perform during church service

As part of its Discipleship Emphasis 2010, Randall Baptist Church will present Brenton Brown as its special guest to lead worship in a morning service and also stage a concert. More...

Editorial

Despite concerns, patio homes are positive

The town’s decision Monday to approve the rezoning of 196 and 214 Casey Road, which will allow a patio home development to be built on the property, is a benefit to the community. More...

Spindle items

• MATCHED IN A BOX — Following Monday’s Town Board meeting, I briefly spoke with Councilmembers Guy Marlette and Jay Anderson who both commented on my attire — a purple shirt, purple tie and black pants.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Aug. 20, 1885   The Williamsville Cooperative Brewing Co. has appointed Milton J. Hoffman book-keeper.   Buffalo people use 30,000 bottles of beer daily.   The wheel of the yacht John R. More...

Police Blotter

Garbage-picking man sticks out tongue at workers

(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.)   Tuesday, Aug. 10   More...

Letters to the Editor

Health fair provides vast information

I would like to thank Assemblyman Jim Hayes for sponsoring such an informative and helpful event every year at the Amherst Senior Center.   I had been aware of his health fair for quite some time, but this year was the first time I attended. More...

Education

Amherst High School posts honor roll students

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade 12   More...

Williamsville Schools to hold orientations

Williamsville Central Schools have scheduled orientation programs in August for incoming freshmen, new students and their parents.   The following is a list of high schools, times and dates when orientation programs will be offered. More...

On the Campus

Daniel Cohen of Amherst was named to the dean’s list at the University at Albany for the spring 2010 semester. He also had an internship with Rich Products this summer.   More...

Sports

Leggio signs on with Sabres

Williamsville native, St. Joe’s product likely headed to American Hockey League

David Leggio has played hockey literally all over the world. More...

Williamsville girls district golf begins fifth season

The Williamsville girls district golf team will begin its fifth season of competition at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, at Audubon Golf Course, 500 Maple Road, Williamsville.   More...

Twin Village, $5,000 doubles tourney at Miller Tennis Center featured elite field

The richest Buffalo City Open Doubles Tennis Championships were held at Miller Tennis Center this past weekend. Sponsored by Twin City Recycling, the $5,000 tournament, featured, perhaps the strongest field in recent memory.   More...

Business

My PC Mind offers computer virus solutions

Computer viruses are the bane of the Internet age. Easy to acquire, costly and complicated to undo, they make novice computer users wary of exploration on the Web and even veteran computer users uneasy. More...

Williamsville’s Reads Laundry and Dry Cleaning celebrates 50th anniversary

Reads Laundry and Dry Cleaning is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Its location was formerly a Ford dealership founded in 1927 by the late Lawrence E. Read. More...

Events

Empire State sets public sessions on programs   More...