Weekly Feature



November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 9, 1882 Mr. Nicholas Dumonois will pay $25.00 for information leading to the detection of parties taking pork and other articles from his cellar. More...

Commnity News

East Amherst resident, Lisa Christie-Betha, has been awarded the title of Mrs. Erie County. She will be competing on Nov. 17 in Niagara Falls for the title of Mrs. New York 2008. More...

THREE BRANCHES

Williamsville Central School District's three graduating classes of 1977 joined efforts to donate trees. The committee representatives held a dedicated ceremony at South High on Oct. 29. More...

RAISE A GLASS

Sally Draper, chairwoman for the Rotary Club of Amherst East's annual wine tasting event, takes a break from the fundraiser to enjoy a glass herself. She is joined by Rotary President John Huber. More...

Town receives $25,000 tree grant

Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, announced on Oct. 17 that he secured a $25,000 state grant for the Amherst Highway Department to plant 160 trees to replace ones destroyed by the October 2006 surprise storm. More...

Time Warner to host self defense classes

"Fight Like a Girl" - that's what Oxygen and Time Warner Cable will teach participants to do as part of the "Fight Like A Girl" event taking place at 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Medaille College. More...

Applications for STAR extended to Dec. 31

Legislation has been approved to extend the deadline for homeowners to apply for their 2007 Middle Class STAR Rebate Program check from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31. More...

HONOREES

Amherst residents Cheryl and Timothy Gelder have been named honorees of the 47th Barnabite Founders Annual Ball, held on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Tim is CFO of Barden and Robeson Corporation. More...

Bike Path Rapist Task Force to be honored

The Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation Inc. will recognize members of the Bike Path Rapist Task Force at its 18th annual Community Service Awards Dinner on Nov. 15. More...

LIFE MEMBERS

Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees recently recognized three honorary life members, Ann Bellissimo of Williamsville, left; Earl Filbert of Williamsville; and Dorothy Strassner of Kenmore, rig More...

Sherman named town historian

David F. Sherman, managing editor of Bee Group Newspapers, has been named Amherst town historian. He succeeds William Belinson, who died in August after serving as town historian since 1994. More...

Clearfield Library to host National Adoption Month event

In recognition of November being National Adoption Month, the Clearfield Library will be holding a book reading and family event. More...

Library news

The following events will be held at the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 632-6176. Story Time with Miss Beth, 10:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. More...

Top 100 Abitibi Paper Retriever sites named

Every little bit counts when it comes to recycling - even a single thin sheet of paper. Acknowledging organizations' efforts to recycle paper, Abitibi Paper Retriever has named its top 100 collections, based on tons collected. More...

Amateur radio club to host youth night

The Radio Association of Western New York will host a youth night to educate the younger generation about ham operations. The event, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Community meeting addresses public safety

The Eggertsville Community Organization Inc., in conjunction with the Town of Amherst, will host a public forum on crime and safety in Eggertsville. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

North Bailey receives funds to replace 27-year-old engine

The North Bailey Fire Company has received funding to purchase new rescue vehicles, which will enhance its first-responder capabilities. Rep. Thomas M. More...

Team Cure Challenge program seeks participants

Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Team Cure Challenge program, through the Roswell Park Alliance, is seeking persons 18 and older to fundraise and run or walk in national athletic events on behalf of cancer patients. More...

HELP FOR YOUTH FOUNDATION

A $110,000 grant for an energy efficiency project at the Independent Health Youth and Family Center was announced last week by State Sen. Mary Lou Rath. More...

South senior named president of State K of C youth group

Andrew Esposito, a senior at Williamsville South High School, was installed as the State Chief Squire of the New York State Circle of Columbian Squires. The Columbian Squires is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. More...

Resident named U.S. Sudoku champion

from Amherst High School, has claimed another Sudoku championship. Holding the world title, Snyder won the first U.S. National Sudoku Championship, sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer, on Oct. 20. He was awarded $10,000. More...