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Legislator Rath, EduKids Partner to Host Free Car Seat Safety Check on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, has partnered with EduKids Early Childhood Centers and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to hold a free car seat safety check.

The check is free and open to the public and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23, at EduKids Early Childhood Centers, 2715 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst.

“Reports have shown that over 90 percentage of car seats are not properly installed, creating an extremely hazardous situation,” Legislator Rath said. “I encourage all parents to attend and have their car seats checked for free. It should only take a few minutes and their effort could potentially save their child’s life.”

“We are excited to host this very important event,” said Nancy Ware, president of EduKids. “Being parents ourselves, all of us at EduKids know how vital it is to have our children’s car seats installed correctly.”

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Elm TWIG Cocktail Party & Auction, The Saturn Club, Oct. 26th to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

TWIG (nationwide) Together With Individual Goals; a volunteer branch of The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.  TWIG is comprised of seven individual groups named after trees; Blue Spruce, Elm, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Lilac, Magnolia & Willow Oaks.   

Each TWIG group works independently raising funds through events or special service projects within their communities.  Each year, the combined proceeds of each TWIG is used to purchase needed medical equipment, enhance the hospital’s Child Life Program and state-of-the-art technology for health care programs at Women & Children’s Hospital. Previous years events have included Dinner Auctions, Shopping Nights, creating craft projects & stocking the TWIG Emergency Room Clothes Closet.

The Accidental Candidate for Congress

GREECE, N.Y. - Freshman Rep. Chris Lee from the Buffalo suburb of Clarence is the New York version of a safe Republican member of Congress.

Lee is facing only token opposition from Democrat Phil Fedele of the Rochester suburb of Greece, who is not actively campaigning in the race for the state's 26th Congressional District seat.

Lee credits his outreach to constituents with helping him to avoid becoming a target for Democrats.

He's also shied away from partisanship. He follows the Republican line on important policy issues without attacking his Democratic colleagues.

Annunciation School Holds Ice Cream Social and Book Fair

Students, parents, faculty and guests gathered at Annunciation School in Elma on October 20 for the annual Ice Cream Social, Book Fair and Halloween Party in the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. 

Highlights of the fun-filled evening included a pumpkin-decorating contest, face-painting and a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, star of the popular children’s book series.

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Trick or Treat Times

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The following are Trick or Treat times for Western New York communities on Sunday, October 31st unless otherwise specified. You will notice some communities have not designated specific times.

We are still collecting information from other communities and will continue to update this list.


Akron- 6pm - 8pm
Fire whistle will sound at beginning and end times.

Alden- 6pm - 8pm

Amherst- No Specific Times
Trick-or-Treat at the Amherst Museum's historic buildings on Oct. 29-30. For more information, www.amherstmuseum.org.

Angola- 6pm - 8pm
Halloween Parade on Main St. into the village on Saturday Oct. 30 at 2pm.

Aurora- No Specific Times

Blasdell- 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Brant- 6pm - 8pm

Cheektowaga- 6pm - 8pm

Clarence- 5pm - 8pm
Halloween in the Park Oct. 23 at 5-8pm at the Main St. Town Park

Colden- No Specific Times

Town Supervisor's Office Announces Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity

$35,000 in financial assistance is available to an income-eligible 1st time home buyer who can secure a $68,000 conventional mortgage for this home.

Completely renovated three-bedroom, one-bath Cape with full basement. Fully remodeled kitchen with appliances, hardwood floors, all new windows, entrance doors, siding, roof, gutters, and electrical service; Amherst School District; convenient to transportation and shopping.

Applications now being accepted.  Please call 884-2358 x107 or TDD711 for more details. This is a collaboration between New Opportunities and the HOME Consortium, a program administered by the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda.


Happy Hour!

Amherst Night Out will have it's first Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 27th at Le Metro from 5:00-7:00PM. Come out and support your local business owner, meet some of your neighbors, and enjoy complimentary pizza, crudite, & cheese, half price wine, and drink specials. We will be giving away gift certificates too! You can "befriend" us on Facebook (Amherst Night-Out) to hear about all of our future events.