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Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ertel of Williamsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip in June to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., followed by a Mass of thanksgiving blessing in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Clarence, and a family dinner in Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More, Lancaster, in September. Mr. Ertel and Sally Samson were marrie…

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As a young boy, Roger Beamer learned printing at his father’s shop, Rapid Printing, on Genesee Street. By the time he entered Burgard High School, he was already well-versed in the finer points of the trade. Finding work as a printer after graduation was easy.But more than ink ran through his veins. Patriotism was in his blood.His great-grandfather, John Beamer, had been h…

For the past several years, I have rarely missed an opportunity to point out that the Buffalo Niagara region is in the midst of a period of stunning cultural growth.The amount of art and theater-related activity in and around Buffalo, judging only by the crude measure of Gusto listings, has nearly doubled since 2000. A new theater company or gallery seems to open every few…

AmherstDozens of homeowners off Twilight and Bramblewood lanes in East Amherst will receive improvements to the neighborhood’s stormwater system to help handle flooding and drainage.The Town Board last week agreed to bond $350,000 for installation of a liftstation on Bramblewood to discharge stormwater into nearby Gott Creek. The work should prevent backups in the drainage…

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Mr. and Mrs. Radhakrishna “C.R.” Rao of Williamsville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with an intimate family dinner. Mr. Rao and Bhargavi Naidu were married Sept. 9, 1948, in Chennai, India. He is Eberly Professor emeritus of statistics at Pennsylvania State University and currently a research professor at the University at Buffalo; she is a retired professor. T…

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Colosimo of Williamsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an intimate family dinner. A trip to Italy is planned. Mr. Colosimo and Camille L. Cappellino were married Sept. 14, 1963, in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Clarence. He is a hairdresser in the Town of Tonawanda; she is retired from the City of Buffalo. They…

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Mols of Williamsville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Mr. Mols and Grace M. Jaeger were married Sept. 13, 1943, in Zoar Evangelical and Reformed Church, Buffalo during his three-day pass from the Army Air Forces Band in Washington. D.C. He is professor emeritus in the music department at the University at Buffalo. T…

The races are taking shape for this November’s elections in the Town of Lancaster, where Republicans are fighting an uphill battle to wrest control of the Democratic-controlled board; the Town of Tonawanda, featuring the spirited return of a Republican who nearly won last time; Kenmore, where the battle for trustee appears to be over; and Amherst, where tens of thousands o…

An Amherst man faces up to 29 years in prison after admitting to a burglary and two attempted break-ins.Brandon Longo, 23, of Sheridan Drive, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary for breaking into an Amherst home through a garage door on June 14, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced.During the burglary, Longo unsuccessfully tried to remove copper pipes,…

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An apparent murder-suicide Friday involving an elderly couple has shocked a quiet Amherst neighborhood.It was a surreal scene for the residents of Dawnbrook Lane, who in the early-morning hours saw their quiet, tree-lined street off North Forest Road turn into a hub of activity.Police cruisers swarmed the neighborhood as Amherst police descended on 107 Dawnbrook, a small b…

Dozens of students, teachers and school administrators gathered Thursday morning in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery auditorium to celebrate the culmination of a regionwide project to fight bullying through the arts.The program, “Healing Hearts: From Hurt to Hope,” included more than 500 students and 18 teachers from middle schools and high schools across Western New York. Th…

Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Gerri Hens, of Hens Honeybee Farm, will discuss the importance of insects in our environment. Guests welcome....Williamsville Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the home of Gloria Gannon, 110 Fruitwood Terrace, Amherst. He…

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North Council Member Joseph Golombek on Thursday called for the city to use casino revenue to entice Erie Community College to expand downtown, instead of expanding in Amherst. The message from ECC? That won’t be happening. “Everything’s been signed, this is all in motion,” said Michael Farrell, ECC public information officer. Golombek, who announced his plan on the steps …

Two of the region’s prominent public accounting firms will merge on Nov. 1, creating a combined firm that will rank among the six biggest in the Buffalo Niagara region.The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent firm, and Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP, Buffalo’s 11th-largest firm, announced their merger Thursday. “Our presence in the Western New York market will …

Two UB students have died in the last week, spreading grief among faculty, staff and students.The two unrelated deaths came three days apart – one at the North Campus and one at the South Campus – and do not appear to involve foul play. Paul Englert Jr., was found unresponsive at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 during an engineering class in Knox Lecture Hall on the North Campus in Amhers…