Weekly Feature



May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Local News

TAKE ME HOME

TAKE ME HOME — Heim Middle School S.P.C.A. Club members Nicole Pierino, left, and Julian Saleh and Katie Pierino helped out at the club's adoption event held last week. More...

Man injured in accident, charged with DWI

A serious one-vehicle crash occurred around 2:57 a.m. Saturday, May 2, on Main Street in Amherst and resulted in injuries to the driver and drunk driving charges. A 1997 Volvo, operated by John W. More...

INSTALLED

INSTALLED — New officers of the Williamsville Fire Department were formally installed Saturday at the annual installation banquet. More...

Spirit of SHA awards dinner to be held May 14

Sacred Heart Academy will hold the "Spirit of SHA" awards dinner on Thursday, May 14, at Transit Valley Country Club. The event begins at 6 p.m. with music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. More...

LOVES TIMES 27—

LOVES TIMES 27— Weinberg Campus held a wedding vow renewal ceremony for 27 couples on April 28, including Raphael and Ruby Thompson, shown kissing during the ceremony. New York Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang led the ceremony. More...

104TH BIRTHDAY

104TH BIRTHDAY — Gertrude Busch celebrated her 104th birthday with residents and staff of Clare Bridge Williamsville on Friday, April 24. She has been a resident at Clare Bridge since November 2004. More...

ON STAGE —

ON STAGE — Ed Lyons and Bim Rowlands, back row, Art Haseley, middle, and Dan Schroeder and Mike Holmes, front row, members of Friends of Harmony, perform in the concert "Come Fly With Me" at Sweet Home High School on Saturday. More...

Independent Health CEO joins Tour de Cure as honorary chairperson

Dr. Michael W. More...

Buffalo Executives Association elects first woman president

The Buffalo Executives Association recently elected Mary Croglio of Hunt Real Estate as president of the longstanding business association. More...

KLW mailing 8,500 new assessment letters

The first phase of assessment challenges is complete, and KLW Municipals is mailing 8,500 letters to property owners. Robert Koszarek, president of the company, said he was still compiling the data and did not know how many were changed. More...

Organizers hope to open Smith Road dog park soon

The anticipated Amherst dog park will be exactly what the name implies — a recreational area designed for canine companions. More...

Acquisition of Campbell Boulevard farmland stalled by board vote

Planning Director Rick Gillert hoped to bring in a state expert, who is a former town employee, to assist with a land acquisition grant, but the Town Board didn't support his plan. More...

Cause of Mission Drive fire still under investigation

The cause of a fire at a pool house on Mission Drive, which also damaged a neighboring home, remains under investigation. The fire was reported at 9 p.m. April 25, and East Amherst and Swormville fire departments responded. More...

Brush collection begins May 26

Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 26. Have brush, logs and stumps out for pickup by this date. The Town of Amherst's Highway Department will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Amherst named a Tree City for 13th year

The Town of Amherst has been named a Tree City USA for 2008 by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to its community forest. It is the 13th year that Amherst has received the national recognition. More...

Mother's Day Craft Fair offers plethora of gift options

This Sunday is a day set apart for honoring mothers, who often give to us without expectation of return. More...

Senator Skelos to speak at GOP dinner

New York State Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos will be the keynote speaker for the Amherst Republican spring dinner. The fund raiser will be held Thursday, May 7, at Sean Patrick's Banquet Facility, 3480 Millersport Highway. More...

Residents named Ride for Roswell chairs

The Roswell Park Alliance Community Advisory Board has named Terry Bourgeois, Christine Eberle, Mitch Flynn, John Hannon and Jonathan Olsen as chairs of The Ride For Roswell. More...

Community News

Sharon Bakshi has been named chairwoman of the Women's Activities Association at The Park Country Club of Buffalo. Also named were Vice Chairwoman Lisa Scherrer; Secretary Renee Mertz; and Treasurer Beth Montague. More...

Restaurants will hold 'Dine out for Abruzzo' event May 7

After a recent earthquake ravaged the Abruzzo region in Italy, several local restaurant owners have decided to help give back to an area from which some of them originated. More...

ProjecTruth's Creativity Contest winners awarded

ProjecTruth of Catholic Charities honored the middle and high school winners of its sixth annual Abstinence Until Marriage Creativity Contest: "Waiting is Easier because …" at an awards reception April 24 in The Fairdale Banquet Center in Wi More...

Show House to remain open through May 17

Erie County Executive Chris Collins, Amherst Town Supervisor Satish Mohan and Amherst Town Clerk Deborah Bucki were among those in attendance as the first Decorators' Show House to be held in Amherst officially opened on Friday, April 24. More...