Lifestyles

PROTECT ALL KIDS FROM HUNGER

ADVOCATES FOR FREE MEALS IN NYS SCHOOLS


Hunger in schools is a quiet crisis impacting hundreds of thousands of families across New York State. The Healthy School Meals For All coalition is made up of nearly 250 organizations and is co-led by Community Food Advocates NY, a nonprofit that advocates to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to healthy, affordable foods; and co-led by Hunger Solutions […]

Senior News

Membership fees for the Amherst Senior Center are $30 for individuals and $50 for couples/households. Fee is higher for nonresidents. To register or for more information, visit www.AmherstCenterforSeniorServices.com, call 716-636-3051, or stop by and pick up an application. Make payments using cash, check or credit card. Upon joining, members may take a tour and sign up for programs and classes. […]

Campus News

Jonathan Shih, of Getzville, was named to the fall 2022 dean’s list at Hofstra University. Students named to the dean’s list achieve a GPA of at least 3.5. Abby Bilson of East Amherst, a graduate of Williamsville High School North, has graduated cum laude from Baldwin Wallace University. Students who earned cum laude honors graduated with at least a 3.60 […]

Library News

Registration is required for all library programs. To register for programs, call or visit your local library. Space may be limited for some programs. Audubon Branch: 716-689-4922; 350 John James Audubon Parkway Library Board of Trustees Meeting: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Open to the public. Clearfield Branch: Call 716-688-4955 or visit the branch at 770 Hopkins Road to register. […]

Youth & Recreation News

Amherst Youth & Recreation offers many programs. Visit www.amherstyouth andrec.org to register or get more information, or call 716-631-7132. Bring a valid Town of Amherst resident photo ID to register for programs and services and to receive resident discounts for skate sessions at the Northtown Center. ID cards are valid for one calendar year and cost $8. Proof of residency […]

Relationships highlighted in survey

Of the 40 Assets for Healthy Youth Development, spearheaded by the Search Institute and incorporated in many organizations in the Town of Amherst, three stand out for promoting healthy relationships. Asset #1 – Family life provides high levels of love and support. Asset #3 – A young person receives support from three or more nonparents. Asset #15- Young persons’ best […]

‘Go Bills!’ connects football fans of all ages



Being a Buffalonian comes with a lot of culture and pride. No matter where you go, there’s one phrase that brings you back home: “Go Bills!” For Joe Marino, this phrase became so much more. Marino was born in 1986 and lived in Buffalo until he was 11 years old. “I was born into a family of Bills fans,” said […]

Anniversary celebrated with family dinner

Deanna and Louis Diakos will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a blessing for their marriage at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and then with an intimate family dinner. Louis Diakos married the former Deanna Doerr on Jan. 26, 1958, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Buffalo. Louis was a radarman for the U.S. Navy and is a retired painter for […]

News Brief

The 28th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon on Saturday, March 18, starting from the Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy St. Buffalo. New groups can find registration forms to march by calling 716-823-4707 x 117 or emailing youthdirector@thevalleycenter.com.

Library News

Registration is required for all library programs. To register for programs, call or visit your local library. Space may be limited for some programs. Audubon Branch: 716-689-4922; 350 John James Audubon Parkway Library Board of Trustees Meeting: 5:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Open to the public. Clearfield Branch: Call 716-688-4955 or visit the branch at 770 Hopkins Road […]


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