July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Local News

Engagement to be featured in TV special on July 24

When country music star Sara Evans announced to a stadium full of fans at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville that she was honored to be part of something very special, Kristen Wright, 24, finally became aware of a grand surprise that had been stirri More...

Fire Safety House makes stop at Old Home Days

Stay safe. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control has launched a traveling Fire Safety House which made a stop at Old Home Days this past week. More...

Dog census taking place in Town of Amherst

Amherst Town Clerk Susan K. Jaros said that effective immediately, in conjunction with the Amherst Police Department, some Town of Amherst crossing guard employees will be conducting a dog census over the next couple of months. More...

UB student drowns after climbing fence to private pool

Amherst police continue to investigate the death of 19-year-old Zakhar Manakhimov, a student at the University at Buffalo. More...

People in the News

PROMOTION - Rick Mariano Jr., of East Amherst, has been named account executive at Eric Mower and Associates' Buffalo office. More...

Senior Services

The following events will occur at the Amherst Center for Senior More...

Amh erst / Willi ams ville

The following events will occur at the Clearfield Library, 770 More...

HAMMERING AWAY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Rachel Curtin of Williamsville, left, holds tarpaper flat for Rachel Caputi of Amherst while hammering on a rooftop in southeastern Virginia. More...

Community News

The members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1097 of Williamsville, recently moved up to seniors in a bridging ceremony. Led by Catharine M. More...

School News

Judith Katz of Williamsville was named president of Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education during the reorganizational meeting held on July 12. More...

Political News

The Amherst Republican Party endorsed incumbents Rep. Tom More...

Reynolds seeks interns to work in district offices

Local college and graduate students can now apply for fall internship opportunities with Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Amherst, in his Washington, D.C., Rochester and Williamsville offices during the summer. More...

Two men charged with passing counterfeit money

Two Chicago men have been arrested by Town of Tonawanda police in connection with the passing of counterfeit $100 bills. More...

IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT...

Stan Duda, supervisor of cooks, racks chickens for the 30th annual Newman Center barbecue, which was held at the rectory on Skinnersville Road on July 9. The annual event raises funds for the Newman Center operating expenses. More...

Community News

Erin Corica of Amherst was recently honored with the Howard and Bea Carpenter Scholarship from the Pharmacists' Association of Western New York at the 26th annual installation and awards banquet. More...

Old Home Days 2006

Theresa Utz, a board member of the Amherst Youth Foundation, serves a chicken dinner to retired Amherst police officer Gary Dudek on Thursday night. Photo by John Rusac More...

In the Military

Army Pvt. Michael P. Erckert has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky., which included basic combat training and advanced individual training. Erckert is the son of Sandy Erckert of Amherst. More...

Fund-raiser helps third world farmers

Randolph Piazza of Williamsville has organized a fund-raiser venture for third world country farmers in Moldova, located in Eastern Europe. More...

LOCKS OF LOVE

Madison Wahler, 9, grew her hair for two years before hairdresser Sarah Smart cut more than 10 inches off so the fourth grader could contribute to the Locks of Love campaign. Smart is a stylist for Capello Salon on Transit Road in Amherst. More...