Weekly Feature



October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Renovations under way at Mill

Work has officially begun on the 200-year-old Williamsville Water Mill.  The contractor, Telco Construction of East Aurora, started stabilization work at the mill on Oct. 10. It has already made visible progress.  More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Model car collector returning to toy show

Remember those toy cars that littered your bedroom, basement, or wherever you left them for mom to find? Do you know where they are now?  They’re probably long gone, but Jay Szaras kept his. More...

Parent forum will focus on adolescent issues

Out of the Darkness, a free parent forum on adolescent depression and suicide awareness, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.  More...

YMCA seeks ‘Trot Gobblers’

Western New Yorkers are invited to cheer on the participants of the 116th annual YMCA Turkey Trot, to be held Thanksgiving morning on Thursday, Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Customer unhappy following coupon denial

Monday, Oct. 10   Police responded to a Main Street grocery store where two 13-year-old females were arrested for allegedly attempting to steal alcohol from the business.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Would it be possible for the highway department to post some kind of schedule when they will be coming through certain neighborhoods to pick up leaves? More...

Obituaries

Dr. Bernard Eisenberg, Amherst Pediatrics co-founder

Dr. Bernard Eisenberg, 86, of Hilton Head, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 13.  Dr. Eisenberg graduated from Wake Forest University and went on to receive his medical degree from Bowman Gray University in 1952. More...

Barbara J. Oakley, nurse

Barbara J. Oakley, 79, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.  Mrs. Oakley was born Barbara J. Mason in Elmira, N.Y. She went on to graduate from Elmira College and became a longtime resident of Williamsville and Elmira.  More...

Death Notices

BRAUN, Katherine H., of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Mrs. Braun is survived by one son, Raymond F.; two daughters, Elaine K. Braun and Carolyn J. Russell; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph W. Birk. More...

Lifestyles

Pancake breakfast slated at St. Gregory the Great

The St. Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Ministry Center at 200 St. Gregory Court off Maple Road near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.   More...

The Auslanders

A little bit of Bavaria in Western New York

I f you’ve raised a glass at an Oktoberfest this fall, chances are good that The Auslanders were playing at the time.  The German band has been performing throughout Western New York since 1974. More...

Girls Town of Italy announces fashion show chairs, honorees

For the second year, Kathleen Shafer, permanent chairwoman of the Boys and Girls Town of Italy WNY Chapter, has asked John and Rita Lauricella, owners of Capello Salons, to chair the annual gala and fashion show.  More...

Chamber to hold awards dinner on Oct. 24

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business of the Year Awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, near the University at Buffalo's North Campus. More...

Homecoming cheers

Williamsville East seniors Matt Petrie, left, Jamie Floss, Cole Wedpner, Nick Iannarelli and Alex Vienne take a break during the powder puff football game on Oct. 12. More...

Town budget hearing garners only two comments

As the Town Board is set to vote on Supervisor Barry Weinstein’s proposed 2012 budget next week, only two comments were offered during Monday’s public hearing, with the only criticism concerning information about expired town laborer cont More...

Museum offers trick-or-treating

The Amherst Museum is holding Halloween Trick or Treat on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22.  Children ages 3 through 12 can sign up for slots beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Spirit of cooperation leads to ‘Best 100’ award

When we learned that the Town of Amherst would be named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, we were immediately reminded that dedicated work never remains unnoticed.  We are proud of the many departments and facets of the town that More...

Spindle items

TRICK OR TREAT — Throughout several years of my youth, I had a prize-winning, head-turning costume — I was a clown.  More...

‘Extension’ of light rail a good idea – 25 years ago

When the late Jack Kemp represented a large part of Western New York in Congress, he had an unshakeable stand regarding the future of the light-rail rapid transit system built along Main Street in Buffalo.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Drivers require more courtesy

I walk on Smith Road early in the morning. I would like to thank the thoughtful drivers who move over when possible to give me more room to walk.  A few months ago, a pickup truck purposely headed for me, then quickly swerved away from me. More...

Parking requires immediate attention

This is to inform area drivers and Amherst residents that the Town Board has delayed requests from Brambly Court and Hidden Ridge residents to restrict parking on the north side of the sharp curve and other adjacent areas on International Drive betwe More...

Sports

South football posts comeback victory over Amherst

Billies clinch division title, top playoff seed for second straight year

The character of the Williamsville South football team was on display in their homecoming game on Friday night.  Despite losing their starting quarterback and one of their top receivers, the Billies gutted out a 30-22 comeback victory over Main More...

North boys golf victorious at Team Championships

The Williamsville North boys golf team’s outstanding season on the links concluded by winning the ECIC Team Championships on Monday at Diamond Hawk Golf Course.  The Spartans scored 312 points to beat Large School South champion Frontier ( More...

Panthers march over Spartans

Sweet Home rushes for 400 yards, wins 50-24

There is no doubt that the Sweet Home football team is ready for the Section VI Class A Federation playoffs.  The Panthers (7-0) were clicking on all cylinders Saturday at Williamsville North, jumping out to a 44-8 lead at halftime to rout the S More...

Business

A & L Decorating offers personal service

Next time you are thinking about Window Treatments for your home, business or school, consider A & L Decorating, a locally owned and operated business in Lancaster where prices for personal service are competitive with department stores.  A More...

Soccer Post offers variety of apparel brands, accessories

After many years as friends and fellow real estate agents, they decided to open a business together in the Village of Williamsville.  Their store of choice: a soccer apparel and accessory shop.  More...

Be Dazzled features array of jewelry designs

The former Dublin House has gotten a fresh, funky makeover thanks to Tom and Jennifer Solimine.  The Solimines opened their fifth location of Be Dazzled in the space over the weekend.  “I grew up in North Tonawanda. More...