Weekly Feature



February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TAKING A SHOT

— Williamsville North’s Jimmy Roberto looks to shoot the puck past a Lockport defenseman during Saturday’s game at the Northtown Center’s Feature Rink. More...

Local News

Woman finds meaning in community service

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Betsy Greno’s 24-year involvement with Williamsville’s Calvary Episcopal Church shows her tendency to offer a helping hand.  More...

Williamsville Central Schools seeks board candidates

The Williamsville Central School District is seeking residents interested in being members of the School Board.  Three seats, each carrying three-year terms, are up for election to the board this May.  Information packets for qualified cand More...

Police investigating fatal collision

Amherst police are investigating a vehicle collision that led to the death of a pedestrian last week.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports bat loose inside home

Monday, Feb. 10  • Police responded to North French Road where a vehicle was reportedly stuck in a ditch. Officers assisted the driver, who was uninjured, until a tow truck arrived at the scene.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Must be a leadership thing. The President: You can keep your health care. Town supervisor: You won’t lose any services.  .As of Feb. More...

Education

Mill Middle names honor recipients

The following Mill Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

St. Leo’s posts honor students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  More...

Heim Middle School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Forest Stream Garden Club sets installation   The Forest Stream Garden Club will hold its annual installation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at My Tomato Pie, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Chairwomen include Susan Goeckel and Joanne Puccio. More...

Sports

South clinches piece of ECIC II title, top seed in A-1

Two weeks ago, Williamsville South’s boys basketball team was in fifth place in ECIC II and was looking at being a seventh seed and playing a prequarterfinal game in the Section VI Class A-1 Tournament.  More...

Billies’ Mariniello delivers at swim sectionals

Anthony Mariniello had not hit state cut times in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, so he knew he had to win Section VI titles in both to reach his goal.  More...

North competes at last-chance qualifier

Indoor track

Williamsville North’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams closed out the regular season at a last chance sectional qualifying meet Sunday at Lancaster High School.  More...

Business

Altman Dental links dental health, wellness

Altman Dental combines dental health with a warm and environmentally friendly office to make patients feel at home.  More...

Ricki & Co. set to close its Main Street jewelry store

After 18 years in business, Ricki & Co. More...

Fairgrounds’ Home and Garden Expo set for this weekend

The Western New York Home & Garden Expo will be taking place Feb. 20-23 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway. The show times are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Dispatcher retires after 33 years of service

After more than 33 years working as a public safety dispatcher at Amherst police headquarters, Ellen Brown retired in January. Brown said it was a career she was proud of and the people she worked with made the job special. More...

Town addressing potholes, road conditions

Supervisor Barry Weinstein said the town is addressing issues related to the large number of potholes on Amherst roads while also working with county and state officials to have the county- and state-maintained roadways repaired.  More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• OPEN HOUSE — If you are looking to learn more about Erie County government, there is an opportunity for residents to take a personal tour of the legislative chambers.  The Erie County  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. More...

Winter Olympics would be better at limited number of cities

Selection of host cities for the Winter Olympics is about the same as spinning a roulette wheel while wearing a blindfold. On sheer ice. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Claire Salamone, HSBC executive

Lucille Claire Salamone (nee Scamurra), 83, of Williamsville, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Mrs. Salamone was born in Buffalo on Feb. 8, 1930, to Nazzareno and Lucy Scamurra (nee D’Agostino). More...

John J. Greenan, teacher, choreographer

John J. Greenan, 73, of Snyder, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.  Mr. Greenan was a career math educator in the Orchard Park School system for 40 years. Called “Sir G” by his students, Mr. Greenan was a respected role model.  More...

Linda Brodsky, pediatric ENT surgeon

Linda Brodsky, 61, of Buffalo, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.  More...

Lifestyles

Service dogs provide freedom for children with autism

The sight of dogs with a service harness is both familiar and intriguing. More...

Dr. Andy’s Day for Kids to host 20th annual event

Dr. Andy’s Day for Kids will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Buffalo Brew Pub, 6861 Main St., Williamsville. The event helps raise funds to benefit the Sisters Hospital Special Care Nursery.   More...

Curcio-Alloy

Vincenza Piscitello of Williamsville and Charlie Piscitello of Fort Erie, Ontario, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Curcio, to Rudolph Alloy III, son of Robin Tutino of Orchard Park and Rudolph Alloy Jr. of Clarence Center.  More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 20   Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Feb. 20, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Theatre

thurs. 20   More...

Art

sat. 22   More...