Weekly Feature



June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

DONATION DRIVE

— Ellen Marshall, left, of the Amherst Middle School/ High School PTSA, provides a donation to Kimm Moon and Linda Maraszek during a Goodwill Donation Drive held Saturday at Amherst High School More...

Local News

FIGHTING TOGETHER

— Participants show their support during the seventh annual Cooley's Anemia Foundation Care Walk held May 27 at Ellicott Creek Park. More...

Marathon to honor Gold Star families

Running a marathon for Gold Star families will never make up for their loss, but it’s a way to honor what their son or daughter has done, according to Army 2nd Lt. Richard Jacobs.  More...

Williamsville administrator’s employment terminated following ruling by 3020a hearing officer

A Williamsville schools administrator, who was placed on paid administrative leave in August 2014, had her employment terminated by the district last week following a recent decision by a hearing officer.  More...

Police Blotter

Suspicious box contained doughnuts

Sunday, June 11  • A caller reported that a man cut him off at the Sheridan Drive and Youngs Road intersection. The man reportedly got out of his van, threatened that he had a gun, displayed a silver pistol and left the scene. More...

Letters to the Editor

Temple project detrimental to community

Temple Beth Tzedek recently received Planning Board approval for an expanded building on North Forest Road. A few important aspects of this development need to be disclosed. More...

Board’s manners are disservice to town residents

I attended a Planning Board meeting Thursday evening and was disappointed.  Why? When I was speaking to the board members, I saw glazed looks and droopy eyelids. More...

In our society, thinking is becoming lost art

I enjoyed David Sherman’s column “Without news, we have no freedom.”  Freedom is a process where we all have our duty to play.  “What is truth?” — Pontius Pilate.  If truth is the first casualty of w More...

Sports

Leaving a legacy

Longtime South Athletic Director Kevin Lester reflects on 46-year career with Williamsville

When you think of athletics at Williamsville South High School, the first person you think of is Kevin Lester.  But after 46 total years with the Williamsville district — the last 31 as athletic director — Lester will be retiring Jun More...

Retiring Sweet Home athletic director thanks many for department’s success

Chris DeMarco will be the first person to tell you that he cannot take much credit for the success of the Sweet Home High School athletic department. More...

North grad Zurak selected by Yankees in MLB Draft

Kyle Zurak grew up a big fan of the New York Yankees. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Historical Tours

fri. 23 & sat. 24   Best of Buffalo — Enjoy this downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history, 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. Meet at WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; $. More...

Breaking News - 10:06 AM

Unopposed trustees elected to Village Board

Trustees Basil Piazza and Deborah Rogers were each elected to four-year terms to the Williamsville Village Board.   More...

Sewer use law updated; sump pumps mandated by board

The Town Board this week took steps to remediate its storm and sanitary sewer systems by unanimously approving amendments to its sewer use law, including adding to the town code a section relating to the installation of sump pumps prior to a house&rs More...

Williamsville agrees to name athletic fields

Administrators, superintendent receive distinctions

Williamsville Central’s three new high school athletic fields are now named in honor of two athletic directors and the current superintendent.  A 5-3 School Board vote on June 13 approved the new names, which are: Kevin Lester Field at Sou More...

Editorial

Common sense needed when enjoying pools

Summer begins today, and children and adults have been looking to cool off during the recent string of hot days. More...

Spindle items

• GO CRUISING — During the summer months, the Buffalo Niagara region offers abundant events that allow us to get out of our houses and socialize with friends and family. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 23, 1892   The closing entertainment of our Williamsville school last Friday evening was a success in every particular, and Prof. Smith and his able assistants are to be congratulated.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The county executive can have an immediate impact in his effort to reduce carbon emissions. Simply restrict air conditioning at the Rath Building. More...

Obituaries

Mary F. Spiak, Heim Middle School aide

Mary F. Spiak (nee McGann), 76, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Mrs. Spiak was born on June 29, 1940, in Belmont, Massachusetts. More...

James N. Stillman, mason

James Neil Stillman, 71, of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, June 2, 2017.  More...

Maxine C. Winstel, Williamsville resident

Maxine C. Winstel (nee Crozier), 91, of Williamsville, died Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Mrs. Winstel was born on Nov. 18, 1925, in Frazeysburg, Ohio. More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures.  More...

McEachon- Horton

Cynthia and Joseph McEachon of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lee McEachon, to Thomas Zachary Horton, son of Janet and Thomas Horton of Dallas, Texas.  More...

Youth Briefs

Registration for summer programs is now available. Amherst Youth & Recreation has many youth and adult summer programs such as swimming, archery, tennis, kickball, reading, nature programs, horseshoes and sports clinics. More...

Business

Florists of America celebrates 55-year history

With its gingerbread Tudor house and the white twinkling lights that illuminate all year long, Florists of America has been serving customers with its horticultural expertise for more than 55 years.  Formerly known as The Atrium, the business of More...

University at Buffalo students named ‘Prosperity Fellows’

Five University at Buffalo students from the Amherst area have been named WNY Prosperity Fellows for 2017-18.  The fellowships, which are made possible through support from the Prentice Family Foundation, are awarded to undergraduate and graduat More...

Emerging Business Leaders to host Summer ProMix

The Emerging Business Leaders will hold its fourth annual EBL Summer ProMix from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside. More...