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June 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GRADUATION DAY —

Agnes Catherine Santiano delivers her salutatory address during the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 132nd commencement ceremony held Monday at the University at Buffalo’s Center for More...

Local News

Strawberry Festival set for June 17

The annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Island Park in the Village of Williamsville.  The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Williamsville.  More...

Community input sought for skate park

The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is seeking input from skateboarders and the Western New York community as it works toward fulfilling its mission of bringing a skate park to Amherst in memory of Alix Rice.  The foundation will host a communit More...

Town Board seeks further information on expanding sidewalk snow program

The town’s Sidewalk Snow Relief Committee said that in the near future it will provide the Town Board with more specific information regarding the streets that could be included in an expansion of the program.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports garage sale money stolen

Monday, June 1   A resident of Park Club Lane reported that his upstairs neighbor “tapped into his electricity” in their condominium building.  A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department stor More...

Letters to the Editor

Drug drop-off event sets new record

Thank you to all of the residents who properly disposed of their old medications at my Prescription Drug Drop-Off program.  Safely disposing of unwanted medications prevents pollution of our waterways, helping to protect our environment. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Benefit shopping night at Ten Thousand Villages   More...

Sports

Sweet Home track teams crown champions, qualify relays for state meet

Peterman wins girls 800, 1500

A big key all season for Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams has been their depth, and it was certainly on display at the Section VI Championships Friday and Saturday at Niagara Wheatfield High School. More...

North’s Wistner wins steeplechase

A few weeks ago, Naomi Wistner wanted to compete in the steeplechase because it looked like fun. Fast forward a few weeks later and she is a Section VI champion.  More...

Amherst’s Rockoff repeats in Division II pole vault

Morris advances to state meet for third year in hurdles

When Aubrey Rockoff won a Section VI title in the pole vault last year, it was kind of a surprise. More...

Business

Chamber responds to health insurance rate increases

Local carriers recently announced proposed rates for health insurance for 2016. Many plans will see increases of up to 20 percent. More...

YMCA’s Livestrong program assists cancer survivors

As a way to assist cancer survivors in their efforts to regain strength and stamina and to connect with fellow survivors, the YMCA initiated the Livestrong at the YMCA program several years ago.  More...

SBA and SCORE to team up for workshop

The Small Business Association, Buffalo/Niagara SCORE, and Bryant & Stratton College will hold “Starting and Managing Your Own Business” from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Stop signs will stay at Eagle and Evans

Discussion at Monday’s Village Board meeting focused on finding solutions for the traffic congestion in the area of Evans and Eagle streets.  The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council recently conducted research in the ar More...

Music on Main’s season features 14 venues

Beginning this week and running through August, outdoor music returns to Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.  The Music on Main series will get underway Thursday, June 11, with 11 bands performing at various locations along Main Street. More...

Editorial

Don’t challenge the hot weather

It's finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean that taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. More...

Spindle items

DONATE YOUR TIME — Volunteering to help others can be a rewarding way to spend any extra time you may have.  Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road, is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills and interests.   More...

Newseum asks what we would do #WithoutNews

The title of “journalist” has numerous definitions. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Memorial Day is a time for honoring our deceased veterans who fought in times of war. More...

Obituaries

Betty Dolan-Mauro, school librarian

Betty Dolan-Mauro, of Amherst, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was 82.  Mrs. Dolan-Mauro raised five children with her husband, Ralph Mauro, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. More...

Dolores A. Cullen, Lockport teacher

Dolores A. Cullen (nee Collins), of Amherst, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. She was 88.  More...

Death Notices

ATTEA, Martin P., of Williamsville, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was owner of Attea Appliance and vice president of Milhelm Attea & Bros. He is survived by four sons, Martin, Randy, Kevin and Michael, and three grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 13, 1890   As Mr. Ira Crocker was in the top of a huge apple tree last Saturday fastening a rope to pull it down, the tree, which had been partially chopped, fell, carrying Mr. Crocker with it. More...

Nature provides perfect setting for summer YOGA

Now that warm temperatures are becoming the norm, the weather is ideal for fitness enthusiasts to take their favorite activities outside.  Canalside in downtown Buffalo provides a scenic backdrop for many of the activities, including yoga.  More...

Gardeners sought for Amherst Garden Walk

The Amherst Garden Walk Committee is seeking gardeners to be featured in this summer’s Amherst Garden Walk.  “If you enjoy gardening and you’re proud of your garden, what better way to get the compliments in regards to it,&rdqu More...

Entertainment

Bee Entertained

Walking Tours  thurs. 11   More...

Zonta Club of Amherst celebrates 50th anniversary

The Zonta Club of Amherst has been advancing the status of women through advocacy and service for 50 years.  “As it’s been statistically shown, if you educate and improve the status of women, your country will improve, your economy w More...

News Brief

The Rotary Club of Amherst South and The Palms Banquets will hold a fundraiser for the Nepal Orthopaedic Hospital from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Palms Banquet Center, 7740 Transit Road, Williamsville. The cost is $20 per person. More...