Weekly Feature



December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Local News

Lee’s energy plan addresses rising home heating costs

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, discussed proposed congressional legislation to reduce energy costs during a visit on Friday to an Energy Star-rated home under construction in North Tonawanda.   More...

Grant to be used for Summit’s vocational program

Summit Educational Resources received a $25,000 grant from the Patrick P. More...

Community News

The Palace Theatre will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. More...

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EGGERTSVILLE IN LIGHTS — Jim Braun, owner of 36 Dellwood Road, pictured above, was named the winner of the Eggertsville Community Organization’s annual “Eggertsville In Lights 2009&r More...

Heifer volunteer shares organization’s message

Sister Christine Diensberg is sharing Heifer International’s message with Amherst, even its youngest residents.   Heifer’s mission is to provide livestock and training to poor areas around the world to end hunger and poverty. More...

UB law student receives Promise Prize

Miles Gresham, a former Amherst resident and a second-year law student at the University at Buffalo, has received the eighth annual Marie Nesbitt Promise Award. More...

Willie Evans enjoys spotlight on ’58 UB Bulls

Perhaps it was fate that led Willie Evans to be part of history.   Evans was a running back and defensive back with the University at Buffalo Bulls football team in the late 1950s. More...

Black Watch Premier–Buffalo winter academy set

Black Watch Premier–Buffalo’s 2010 Winter Academy Programs will begin in January.   A 15-week field player academy for boys and girls ages 10-18 will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. More...

Amherst doctor honored by Canisius College

The Canisius College Alumni Association has presented Amherst resident Dr. Mary Elizabeth Roehmholdt, Class of 1971, with a Distinguished Alumni Award.   More...

Eagle Scout spruces up Chapel in the Woods

Kyle Flierl is the newest Eagle Scout in Troop 457 from St. John’s Lutheran Church.   A freshman at Williamsville South High School, he is the son of Kevin and Debbie Flierl of Williamsville.   More...

Nominees sought for Williamsville PTSA Council awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009-10 Williamsville PTSA Council Service to Youth Awards.   More...

Danni had front seat to town’s development

After 40 years of employment with the Town of Amherst, and many development projects, Assistant Building Commissioner Bob Danni is retiring. More...

Sweet Home High School grad named president of weekly magazine

When Town of Tonawanda native Paul Bascobert was younger he loved to tinker with his toys.   “It was far beyond your typical play, my mother would recall,” said Bascobert. More...

Sister McCarrick named interim diocesan director

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo has appointed the first woman religious to hold an executive role for Catholic Charities of Buffalo.   Sister Mary McCarrick was appointed interim diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo on Dec. More...

Tips help consumers deal with gifts that didn’t make wish lists

What if what you find under your tree Friday is not exactly what you wanted? The Better Business Bureau offers some tips to keep in mind after the gift exchange commences.   More...

TRUE MEANING OF GIVING

TRUE MEANING OF GIVING — E.J. McDermid, playing the role of the Drummer Boy, stands among the many gifts donated during the Drummer Boy Mass held recently at St. Benedict School. More...

March of Dimes recognizes volunteer

Rebecca Farbo of Amherst was among the volunteers honored recently by the March of Dimes for work done on behalf of the organization. More...