March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Ironworkers recruit apprentices through August

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Ironworkers, Local Union No. 6, will conduct a recruitment now through Monday, Aug. 10, for five ironworker apprentices, according to the state Department of Labor. More...

Prom Dress Drive to begin collecting dresses

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are teaming up again for their sixth annual Prom Dress Drive. Gowns are being collected from Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 27. More...

Erie County Department of Health seeking volunteers for emergency preparedness event at ECC

The Erie County Department of Health Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness is looking for volunteers to take part in a “Point of Dispensing” exercise from 12:30 to 3 p.m. More...

Mother, daughter organize Zumbathon to benefit Make-A-Wish

People will have an opportunity to show off their dance moves and help others at the annual Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York. More...

Meetings

Town Board Monday, March 9 — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public. School Board Monday, March 9 More...

Senate passes bills to close loopholes in sex offender laws

The Senate has passed nine bills to close dangerous loopholes in the laws protecting children and communities from sexual predators, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan. More...

HAM radio course offered through Office of Disaster Preparedness

West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness Southtowns Amateur Radio Society and EMPact America will host a HAM radio class at the West Seneca Emergency Operations Center, 900 Mill Road, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. More...

WORSHIP

The first Lenten Journey Worship this year took place Feb. 25 at New Hope United Methodist Church. Offering the service are, from left, Rev. Edward Ihde, Rev. Renee Engels, Rev. Hope Harle-Mould and Rev. Dick Hemann. More...

Arbor Day Foundation celebrates spring with free dogwood trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is preparing to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2015 and receive 10 free white-flowering dogwood trees. More...

EXPLORERS

Vigilant Fire Department’s Vigilant Explorer Post 34 competed in the regional First Aid Rally this past weekend. Two teams entered and were challenged with scenarios in which they had to treat patients. More...

In the Military

Army Pvt. Brandon M. Walker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Georgia. The son of Michael Walker of West Seneca, he is a 2013 graduate of Ida S. Baker High School, Cape Coral, Florida. More...