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Motorcyclist dies in Amherst crash

AMHERST, NY - A 33-year-old motorcyclist lost his life Sunday morning in a collision that happened on Transit Road just south of Smith Road.

Amherst Police officers say Kevin C. Maunz, 33, of Clarence, was traveling south on Transit Road on his 1988 Harley Davidson at about 8:30 a.m. when he hit a car driven by Margaret A. Bucello, 44, of East Amherst.

Bucello, who was headed north on Transit, was making a left hand turn into a driveway when the collision occurred, according to Amherst Police officers.

Maunz was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Amherst Police continue to investigate the accident and ask anyone with information to call them at 689-1311.

Pedestrian hit in four-vehicle crash dies

AMHERST, NY – Amherst police officers say a pedestrian who was hit by a car as she crossed Millersport Highway at Flint Road Friday afternoon died Saturday morning.

Yu Hua Qiu, 18, of Brooklyn, suffered a head injury and was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital by ambulance and then to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight. She expired at about 8 a.m. Saturday

The accident occurred at a busy intersection near the main entrance to the University at Buffalo North Campus Friday just before 4 p.m.

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

As higher education faces many changes and challenges, student affairs leaders from colleges and universities from across the United States will discuss the latest issues and effective programs at a conference being hosted June 21-24 on the Daemen College campus. It is the first time the national conference will be hosted by Daemen.

The three-day residential program, “2014 Small Colleges and Universities Institute,” is being offered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Small Colleges and Universities Division. It’s geared to chief student affairs officers and other senior-level leaders from small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.

Good Neighbors: Amherst Woman's Cross Country Run

Leanne Stuck of Amherst is training for the journey of a lifetime.

"This challenge is going to be bigger than anything I've ever done in my life and I think it's just a great opportunity to take advantage and give back," Stuck said.

The Niagara University senior and Sweet Home grad is joining 26 other college students for a 4000 mile relay run through 48 states in 42 days. It's called the 4K for Cancer Run benefitting the Ulman Cancer Fund.

"Honestly cancer affects everyone. And I think that's why initially why I started it. And this challenge is going to be mentally and physically challenging for me. But it's nothing compared to what people go through who are diagnosed with cancer."

Leanne held fundraisers, car washes, raffles, even crocheted and sold headbands to raise nearly $5000 in donations- all of which will go directly to patient care.

Land Conservancy to Host a Private Tour of the Future Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston

Land Conservancy to Host a Private Tour of the Future Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston


The Western New York Land Conservancy will host a private tour at the future home of the Stella Niagara Preserve from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The property on Lower River Road along the Niagara River in Lewiston sits across from the Stella Niagara Education Park and is owned by the Sisters of St. Francis. The Land Conservancy is working with the Sisters to acquire the property and create a publicly accessible nature preserve, and has already raised $2.3 million of the $3.2 million needed. 

Whole Foods to Set Up Shop in Northtown Plaza

BUFFALO, NY-- People hungry for news about where WNY's first Whole Foods Market will be located got some answers Wednesday.

Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein confirms to 2 On Your Side that the much-anticipated store will anchor a multi-million dollar development of the Northtown Plaza along Sheridan Drive in the town.

WS Developers, one of New England's largest retail developers, plans to close on the sale of the property by the end of the year.

Renovated Idlewyld Inn & Spa Welcomes Visitors to London's Luxurious Side

Renovated Idlewyld Inn & Spa Welcomes Visitors to London's Luxurious Side


Beautiful gardens, statuary and patios greet you upon your arrival at London, Ontario’s Idlewyld Inn & Spa. Recently renovated, the Idlewyld has been a local landmark since 1878 and now combines the elegance of a bygone era with all the modern amenities that travelers have come to expect from a luxury hotel. 

Twenty-one stylish, sophisticated and modern guest rooms await, along with an on-site spa, an exceptional fine dining restaurant and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The gorgeous front and rear patios are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or drinks with you traveling companion or groups of friends.