Weekly Feature



April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 26, 1883 Through the stupidity or carelessness of some employee of the U.S. post office department, the letters for Williamsville were missent and did not reach this village. More...

Holy Angels posts honor roll

Holy Angels Academy has named the following residents of Amherst to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2007-2008 school year: Grade 9 Maria Barone, Helena Buckley, Margaret Christ, Courtney Dennee, More...

REUSE

REUSE - Katie Topolski, a fifth grader at St. Christopher's School, created a basket out of Wegmans plastic bags for the annual "I'm a Green Nation Recycling Fair." She was recently recognized by the company for her creative idea. More...

Earth Day in the village

The Village of Williamsville Environmental Advisory Council will hold its Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Ed Young's parking lot at Mill and Main streets. More...

Steps to storm cleanup, tree removal have been numerous

(Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles submitted by the Tree Advisory Committee to provide residents with ongoing information about removal and replacement of trees lost in the October 2006 storm. More...

Former POWs honored at VA WNY ceremony

Six years ago, on April 7, 2002, President George W. Bush signed a proclamation making April 9, Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. More...

Park School to hold driver ed program

The Park School of Buffalo, located at 4625 Harlem Road in Snyder, will offer two driver education programs this summer. More...

Village of Williamsville girl named Tour De Cure youth ambassador

The American Diabetes Association has named its ambassador for the 2008 Tour de Cure. Kiki Habdo, 14, of Williamsville, was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 9 years old, after experiencing symptoms that are common for an undiagnosed diabetic. More...

Couple shares love of a lake in small town

It's 243 miles from Getzville to Piseco Lake, a route the Adcocks travel often. More...

Legion Post 622 holds first event

It takes dedication and a group effort to put a fundraising event together and to have the outcome be successful. The Sons of the Legion George F. More...

Success of asset building cooperative effort between adults, adolescents

In case you haven't heard, "Assets are here to stay." At least that's true in Amherst where many have made a concerted effort to build resilience and strength in the community's young people through the framework known as the 40 Assets. More...

Political News

Legislator Ed Rath, R-15th District, will conduct an open house from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at his office, 5500 Main St., Suite 1. Call, 633-0617 or e-mail at rathe@erie.gov. More...

Sacred Heart names new head of school

Jennifer M. Demert has been chosen to succeed Barbara E. Ochterski, Sacred Heart Academy's first lay leader and head of school. Demert's appointment, announced by the Sisters of St. More...

TOMS puts shoes on the feet of needy children

Would you buy a pair of custom designed shoes if you knew a child, who had no shoes, would also receive a pair? Hopefully, most people would answer "yes," and through a program organized by the Chapel at Cross- Point they can. More...

DRIVER RESCUED

DRIVER RESCUED - Snyder firefighters were called to North Forest Road near Park Club Lane shortly before noon last Thursday where one of two cars involved in a collision overturned. More...

Re-Tree recognized by Arbor Day Foundation

Re-Tree Western New York has been named a recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation's Project Award. The organization was founded following the October 2006 snowstorm that damaged 55,000 trees in WNY to date. More...

Book sale donations accepted

The Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 54th annual Scholarship Book Sale June 4-8 at 3386 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Williamsville educator honored with NYSUT award

Michelle Pancoe, a fourth-grade teacher at Dodge Elementary School in Williamsville, was recently awarded the Sandy Feldman Leadership Grant for Emerging Young Women Leaders at the New York State United Teachers' 36th Representative Assembly. More...

Park School open house set

The Park School of Buffalo, a pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade coeducational, independent school, will host an open house event for prospective parents and their children at the school's 33-acre campus at 1 p.m. More...

Man charged with impersonation of Georgia police officer

While patrolling Niagara Falls Boulevard, two Amherst police officers came across a man acting suspiciously about 1 a.m. Monday. The man was wearing a backpack and walking down the boulevard near North French Road. More...

Brush collection starts May 19

The Town of Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 19. The town will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. All material must be placed out at the start of that week. More...