February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst Central celebrates Black History Month

Combining music, history and storytelling, the Amherst Central School District will hold its Black History Month celebration from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St. More...

Local News

WATER MAIN BREAK

— Water begins to freeze on Kingsgate Road South as it gushes from a broken water main pipe on Kensington Avenue on Monday morning. More...

Town meeting recordings to be posted online

Residents will soon have a new resource that will allow them more access to past town government and committee meetings. More...

Museum of disABILITY to feature new exhibit

The Museum of disABILITY History will host the limited-time traveling exhibit “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” beginning this weekend. A grand opening event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Old televisions left on side of building

Monday, Feb. 16 • A resident of Redwood Terrace reported that youths were climbing on snowbanks and pushing snow piles into area driveways. Police responded, but the youths had left the area prior to their arrival. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post welcoming new members

Amherst AMVETS Post 49, located at 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, invites all female and male, honorably discharged veterans to receive a temporary membership from now to Sept. 1. More...

Organization lauds event’s success

The Williamsville Business Association held its first wedding show, “To Wed in Williamsville” on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Milos Restaurant. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Taste of Education to feature gourmet food More...

Sports

Jamestown hoops complete sweep of North

¦ Spartans fall to second seed in AA

Williamsville North’s bid at a piece of the ECIC Division I and the top seed for the Section VI Class AA boys basketball championship came to an end against its long-time rival. More...

South girls basketball wins Kiwanis Tournament

The Williamsville South girls basketball team grabbed two wins over the weekend, defeating defending Class C state champion Chautauqua Lake, 71-48, Friday and Lockport, 74-45, Saturday to win the Kiwanis Tournament. More...

Sharks 19U Travel Baseball seeks pitchers

The Cheektowaga Sharks 19U travel baseball team is in need of a few pitchers to complete its roster for the 2015 CEBA League-Collegiate Division season. More...

Business

Why you should be a Chamber of Commerce member

I am frequently asked, “Why should I be a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce?” and it is an easy question to answer. More...

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. More...

Daemen College event to focus on business opportunities

Straight Talk, which for nearly 20 years has provided education, training, counseling and networking opportunities to local small-business owners and entrepreneurs, will be highlighted at the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lec More...

Practice makes perfect

Amherst High School's Talia Mekinulov, left, performs Bach's “Cello Suite 2.” Amit Peled, right, a cellist, offered a master class lesson to Mekinulov and three other students on Thursday More...

Town rezones property, amends Comprehensive Plan

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved rezoning 370 Casey Road from suburban agriculture to multifamily residential district to allow the development of about 30 single family homes. More...

OUT IN THE COLD

— Bill Irr, left, and Pete Christoff participate in the Crow’s Nest Horseshoe Club’s Icicle Tournament held Saturday. More...

Jaeger to seek re-election as town clerk

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger last week announced that she will seek re-election to the post. More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• WALKS AND TALKS — The Amherst Conservation Council is again holding its free Walks and Talks in a few weeks. The Foundation of Amherst: Clues Beneath Your Feet” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Glen Park. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoFeb. 27, 1890 More...

Here’s hoping March comes in like a lamb

The month of March had better break with tradition and arrive like a lamb, not a lion, next week. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the caller complaining about Modern not picking up grocery bags, most stores are equipped to handle them, and they do it efficiently, so return them to where you got them from. More...

Obituaries

Angela F. Riordan, chemistry teacher

Angela F. Riordan (nee Fricano), a chemistry teacher, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. She was 57. Born in Buffalo, Mrs. Riordan graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1976 and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Canisius College in 1980. More...

Dale J. Placey, retired metallurgist

Dale J. Placey, of Amherst, a retired metallurgist and developmental manager, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. He was 72. More...

Marion Swanson, nurse, administrator

Marion Swanson (nee Grega), of Amherst, a retired registered nurse, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. She was 81. A graduate of Buffalo General School of Nursing, she received a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Buffalo. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Scrabble Fest

helps spread the word about literacy

When the game “Words with Friends” became increasingly popular with the rise of smartphones, it perpetuated the love for a traditional game-night classic: Scrabble. More...

CELLO MASTERCLASS

— Michael D’Arrigo, a Williamsville South High School student, smiles as he participates in a Buffalo Philharmonic cello masterclass and receives direction from Israeli-American cellist A More...

On the Campus

Carolyn Hurley of East Amherst has been named to the dean’s list at Marist College for the fall 2014 semester. Emily Bezbatchenko of Williamsville has been named to the dean’s list at Point Park University for the fall 2014 semester. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26 Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com More...

Art

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Theatre

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