July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Local News

Amherst couple donates $1 million to Canisius College

Canisius College has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Morton H. Wittlin, of the class of 1966, and his wife, Carol, of Amherst. The gift to A Legacy of Leadership: The Campaign for Canisius College, will support the Carol A. & Morton H. More...

OUT FOR A STROLL

OUT FOR A STROLL — Eric Komroy of Snyder pushes his daughter Maya, 3, over the Amherst Bike Path bridge near the University at Buffalo during a recent trip to the park. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Dog census underway, neighborhoods canvassed

A census of Amherst's dogs will be conducted during the summer months. More...

OFFICERS

OFFICERS — Herb Wilber, left, was elected president of the Amherst Lions Club and Robert Laskie was named first vice president. More...

Auto bureau hours affected by holiday

Auto bureau hours will be changed in observance of Independence Day. To accommodate customers, the Cheektowaga Auto Bureau, at 2122 George Urban Blvd., at Dick Road, will remain open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, July 3. More...

Resident sings in Czech Republic

Amherst resident Anne Tirone recently traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, to sing with the Berkshire Choral Festival in the concert drama "Defiant Requiem: Verdi in Terezin." Tirone and fellow choristers arrived in Prague on May 9, before performi More...

County comptroller: we did not guide town budget

On Friday, Supervisor Satish Mohan sent out two memos asking town employees to do their part in closing a possible revenue shortfall, later pointing fingers at the Erie County comptroller for the need to do so. More...

Community News

The Buffalo Branch, American Association of University Women is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a woman who is attending a four-year university. Visit www.aauw.buffalo.edu, or call 633-1294 or 688-6181 for info. More...

Senior Citizens Foundation donates $5,000

The Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation, Inc. has donated $5,000 to Amherst Senior Outreach Services, which serves frail low-income seniors in Amherst in their homes. SOS assists persons age 60 and older who wish to maintain independent living. More...

Allwes named chief academic officer of Holy Angels

Holy Angels Academy is transitioning to a new administration and launching HAA Stewardship in Education, an approach that has as its focus a new administrative organization that includes both a chief executive officer and chief academic officer. More...

Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options is part of Taste of Buffalo

The Taste of Buffalo returns for the 26th year and remains the only U.S. food festival to require healthy menu items from all participating food vendors. More...

Blog nominated for Nickelodeon's 2009 Parents' Picks Awards

WNY Kids, a locally based online resource for families, has been nominated for Best Local Blog in Buffalo in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards. More...

WITH APPRECIATION

WITH APPRECIATION — The Girl Scouts of Western New York held an Adult Recognition Luncheon on May 30 at the Holiday Inn in Amherst. More...

Rotary International honors Baynes with service award

Rotary International honored Williamsville resident Anthony J. Baynes with its Service above Self Award at the Buffalo Harbor Club luncheon. It is the organization's most distinguished award. Baynes, founder and chief executive officer of the A. More...

Kitchen fire causes $40,000 damage

Williamsville Fire Department responded to a fire at 250 Mill St. on Friday as several calls were placed about the smoke coming from the residence. Firefighters arrived on scene at 4:49 p.m. to discover the fire was in the right side of a duplex. More...