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August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Lifestyles

Anchors Aweigh

Boat names weigh on owners

“The hardest thing you will ever do is name a boat; it is actually easier to name a child than a boat,” said Jack Kitrenos. Ask him — or other boat owners for that matter — and they’ll concur. More...

‘Homewood’s Greatest Hits’ theater benefits rail site

Amherst residents Marty and Mary Sue Bauer have found a fun and enjoyable thing to do as a couple.  The husband and wife are the Homewood Theater Company, which presents dramatic readings, many of the pieces being written by Marty.  “ More...

JCC renovations showcased at festival

Four years ago, the Jewish Community Center on North Forest Road in Getzville was in trouble.  The facility had too much space for its needs. More...

Couple honeymoon on safari in South Africa

Lisa Marie Bonifacio married Daniel Domino during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Heron Hill Winery in Keuka Lake, N.Y. The Rev. More...

Pair renew vows after 50 years

Joan M. and John E. “Jack” Heine of East Amherst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at St. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Caregivers Support Group at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.  More...

Second Chance Prom to be held at Statler Hotel

In just three short years, the Second Chance Prom has become a Buffalo tradition. This year, it will take place inside one of the legendary buildings of Buffalo, the newly renovated Statler Hotel.  More...

Three acts perform in Music on Main

The Music on Main concert series will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at locations along Main Street in the Village of Williamsville. Stimulus Package, Don Roth and Rush the Growler will perform. More...

Building the 40 Assets for healthy youth development

Building assets? Why me? Well, for many reasons, it is to everyone’s benefit to build assets in young people because more assets — developmental building blocks — mean more positive behaviors. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration required. Call 689-4922.  The Book Store is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

On the Campus

Emily Augustyn of Snyder graduated summa cum laude from Centenary College with a degree in equine studies. More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Joan I. and Earl A. Hirsch of West Amherst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering at the Asa Ransom House for dinner.  Earl A. Hirsch married the former Joan I. Thorn on Aug. 11, 1951, at St. More...

Photo

BIG WINNERS — Recreation supervisor Kim Overbeck, left, looks on as twins Hannah and Siobhan Dougherty shake hands with town Councilman Guy Marlette, who sponsored the Sensational Summer Readin More...

Interfaith Ramadan event slated in Amherst

The Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, in partnership with the Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier, Network of Religious Communities, North Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Am and Westminster Presbyterian Church, is sponsoring a Walk More...

Encounters of the wild kind:

A wildlife expert’s book explains animal behavior

A love for animals and advice from his wife spurred former East Amherst resident Joel Thomas to publish a book that helps deal with pesky animal problems effectively. More...