January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Local News

Amherst resident receives Distinguished Service Award

Having lived with diabetes for the past 40 years, James A. Horbowicz knows firsthand the importance of the American Diabetes Association's efforts. He has been an active member of the association and was recently recognized for his dedication. More...

HEAP guidelines set - registration on Jan. 8

Income guidelines for the Home Energy Assistance Program have changed. Edward Rath, 15th District Erie County legislator, said people should check the new guidelines to see if their families are eligible. More...

AMVETS post helps hospitalized veterans

The Amherst AMVETS Post No. 49's 54 members voted recently to support the Veterans Hospital Volunteer Support Group, which provides support and services to veterans, some hospitalized and some outpatients, as well as many homeless. More...

Community News

The Swormville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary adopted four local families and several nursing home residents during the holiday season. More...

Nominations for youth awards sought

The Amherst Youth Board is seeking nominations for its 35th annual "Service to Youth" Awards dinner to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13. More...

UB staff to discuss terrorism, disaster protection

How prepared is New York for another terrorist attack or major disaster? That's the question a group of researchers and disaster response experts will discuss at a two-day conference addressing ways to protect New York City and New York State. More...

Leaders honored by Just Communities of WNY

Just Communities of WNY (formerly the NCCJ of WNY) will honor individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the community through their work on behalf of others. More...