Weekly Feature



July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Snyder walking tour rekindles past

As residents of Snyder pass by familiar landmarks such as Amherst Central High School, Bomi Jewelers and Denny’s, they rarely think of the history that occurred right under their feet.  Julianna Woite led the Snyder History Walking Tour on More...

Main Street construction crews to avoid vicinity of Old Home Days festivities

As construction on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville continues, crews will avoid working east of Rock Street this week to allow easier access for people attending the annual Old Home Days celebration.  More...

Glen Park Art Festival set for July 28-29

The ninth annual Glen Park Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Impact tree to grow with thoughts, blessings

While some people pass it on by buying a coffee for the car behind them, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is thinking of another way to inspire others: through an impact tree.  More...

Tours of Open Gardens adds Graycliff Estate

April showers bring May flowers, which make for beautiful gardens in July. More...

Shanahan named assistant superintendent at Amherst Central

The Amherst Central School District has named Lynn Shanahan the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and technology.  She will be responsible for developing key aspects of the district’s strategic plan in the areas of curri More...

Village Board appoints director of community development

The Williamsville Village Board recently appointed Keaton T. DePriest as the municipality’s director of community development.  More...

Ranzenhofer launches Summer Reading Program

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer is encouraging students to continue growing, learning and developing — even though school is out of session until September — by participating in his Summer Reading Program. More...

Town looking to turn former Harley dealership into police facility

The Town of Amherst wants to turn the former 50,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson dealership building, located at 4220 Bailey Ave., into a police training facility. The project was discussed during Monday’s Town Board work session.  More...

TRUCKS GALORE

— Michael Danni, 3, shown in the top photo, sits behind the steering wheel of the Williamsville Fire Department Ladder 6 during the Williamsville Lehigh Depot Touch A Truck event on Saturday. More...

WINNING VOICE

— Amherst resident Camryn Clune, winner of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Buffalo Kids Sing competition, performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with the BPO on Sunday, during a More...

School Board members re-elected to leadership posts

At the Williamsville School Board’s organizational meeting on July 2, Shawn Lemay was re-elected president of the board, Teresa Leatherbarrow was re-elected vice president and Mary Bieger was appointed parliamentarian for the second consecutive More...

St. Mary Swormville to host annual picnic

At St. Mary’s Church, a picnic that started as a small potluck has evolved into a larger scale event that draws quite a crowd each summer.  St. More...

Old Home Days continues through July 13

The Old Home Days celebration will continue through Friday, July 13, at Island Park, behind the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.  On Wednesday, July 11, the annual bicycle rodeo will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...