Williamsville Arts & Culture Committee Knit-a-Thon


Williamsville Arts & Culture Committee


Sunday, September 21, 2014

10:00am to 4:00pm

VFW Post #416 – 18 Spring Street, Williamsville, NY

Make check to: Williamsville Arts & Culture Committee

All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project

Reservations recommended – You can also pay at the door.

Minimum $20 donation at the door (Cash or Check)

5565 Main Street, Williamsville, New York14221

(716) 308 – 1501


Knitting squares to join together into blankets which will be sent to military hospitals.

Some yarn will be available, but if you have some, bring it along with #8 needles.

Don’t know how to knit?

We’ll have instructors there to help you learn.

Refreshments will be served.

Door prizes and basket raffles.

Earn more chances to win the longer you stay and the more you knit.  Collect monetary donations from family and friends for this worthy cause.

Look for the event on Facebook!

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No Raises Again For Amherst’s Elected Leaders


Elected officials in Amherst will go without raises again next year.

Supervisor Barry A Weinstein hasn’t included them in the 2015 budget he’s putting together, and the rest of the Town Board agreed this week to set the same pay as last year.

That means Weinstein will earn $75,000 as supervisor next year. He will continue to serve as the town’s purchasing director, but will receive no pay for those duties.

Councilmembers Guy R. Marlette, Mark A. Manna, Steven D. Sanders and Ramona D. Popowich will earn $25,500. Marlette will receive an additional $3,000 for serving as deputy supervisor.

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger’s salary will remain at $65,000.

The town’s supervisor, councilmembers and town clerk last received raises more than 10 years ago, said Robert P. McCarthy, Amherst’s director of personnel.
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Steven Meyer Wins Big In District 146

Steve Meyer

Tuesday’s primary produced one amazing fact.  Steven Meyer won his primary race with the largest margin of victory of any other race in WNY ~ 79% to 21%.  The people are learning he is a rare person.

Ray Walter now knows the opponent for 146 District is Steven Meyers, a young man who is eager to help Amherst and Pendalton.

Youth is served.

It is clear the people of Amherst realize the old cows sitting in their State Assembly chairs year after year chewing their cud, are very comfortable doing nothing but writing a column in the Amherst Bee.  How many citizens of the 146th District in our State Assembly have actually seen Ray Walter, our State Assembly representative?

Walters area includes Pendalton and Amherst.  His job is to help the people of these areas with their problems whether it’s a serious farming problems or a city problem.

Now he might actually come to Amherst or send his cronies to find the the real problems in Amherst and Pendalton.

Steven is becoming an honest politician.  He answers questions and emits the aura of caring and honesty for the people in his district.

I ran into Steve talking to a lady on her porch while he was going door to door.  He was there for 15 minutes. She seemed to be in stress.  When Steve left her porch I questioned his decision to spend that much time with one person.  Steven said to me, “I don’t walk away from my people when they need to talk.”  He didn’t tell me anything they talked about because it was private.

It’s clear Ray Walter must get his feet moving and stop throwing big money fund raisers.  Money won’t win this election.

Steven Meyer is hard walking and eager to make positive changes.  He isn’t owned by any political boss.  He plans to debate Walter but not in the debates given by the Women League of Voters at the Senior Center.

Steven wants debates in public places, like the high school, the Harlem Road Community Center and other places where serious questions can be asked openly.  Neighborhoods want their chance to ask questions in a debate form.

Every debate invitation Walter refuses creates a pocket of votes against him.

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“Mr. Democrat” Dan Ward Thanks The People of Amherst For His Victory

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A sincere thank you from Dan Ward.

To All – thanks for all your help – as it turns out I was the highest vote getter not only in my election district, but in all the contested election districts in the Town of Amherst this year.

Thanks again, Dan.

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Winners In Tuesday’s Primary In New York


These are the victors in the major races in New York:

Cuomo-Hochul won

Tim Kennedy won over Betty Jean Grant

Stocker pulled an upset against Grisanti

Peoples-Stokes won over Antoine M. Thompson

Mark M. Mazurek appears to have beaten Camille Brandon

Steven G. Meyer –  this young man won over Ken Smith

Congratulations to all the winners of the Primary Day races.  Now it’s onward to November 11th.



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Meteorologists Predict Record-Shattering Snowfall Coming Soon

Snowfall prediction

Chances are you will hear a lot about El Niño in the next month or two. Meteorologists and weather science experts at the National Weather Service (NWS) say that there is a 99% chance that the we will start to see a massive cold-front sooner in the year than has ever happened, which will produce not just record-breaking snowfall, but according to Dr. Boris Scvediok, a doctor of global weather sciences, record shattering snow storms across the board, affecting the entire United States.

“For the sake of comparison to the past winter, lets say that your area received a total of twenty inches of accumulative snow for the season. Because this year the snowfall is predicted to start by the end of September or the beginning of October, you can expect to multiply that number by up to five, ten, maybe even twenty times in some areas. In the worst zones, you could see 50 times the amount of snow you’ve had in the past. This is the type of winter the American public needs to prepare for. Several meteorologists are saying not to buy into what the models are showing. I can tell you from forty years of scientific weather research, they are doing you a disservice,” Dr. Scvediok told the Associated Press on Friday. “The Northeast, Ohio Valley, and Midwestern states will definitely get hit the hardest.”

Edward F. Blankenbaker, Senior Administrator of Meteorologists, also told the media that this will be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of snowy winter.
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Get Ready to OMM PAH PAH!!!

Octoberfest 2014

Williamsville’s Oktoberfest

September 26th -28th

Lots of GREAT events planned for Oktoberfest ~~ Hay rides, Pumpkin Weigh Off, Kids Crafts, Parade, Miss Oktoberfest Contest with a $1000 scholarship to the winner, German Food, German Music and of course it wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest without German beer!! For more info on events go to www.willvill.com

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Amherst Town Board Finds Fault With Draft Plan For Westwood Site


Time to circle the wagons once again.  Developers are raising their ugly heads and trying to breathe fire on the town.

Scrutiny over plans to build a sprawling mixed-use neighborhood at the Westwood Country Club in Amherst began Monday, kicking off what’s expected to be a very long and contentious process.

The Amherst Town Board began the vetting at its meeting on Monday by formally tagging the project with a positive declaration under the state environmental review process. In other words, the plans for housing, storefronts, offices, a hotel and parkland on 170 acres in the heart of Amherst could have significantly adverse effects and the town wants an extensive review of the project’s impact on the environment before it decides whether to vote it up or down.

In fact, the developer, Mensch Capital Partners LLC, already has submitted to the town a draft environmental impact statement as part of its application to have the property rezoned so construction can move forward.

But the Town Board countered on Monday and said the developer’s draft is incomplete.

“We find it to be inadequate,” Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein said.
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Pegulas to Buy Buffalo Bills

Kim and Terry Pegula

Sources say it’s a done deal.  Kim and Terry Pegula will be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills.

Terry and Kim Pegula have struck a tentative deal to purchase the Buffalo Bills, and an official announcement should be made today, The Buffalo News has learned.

Two sources involved in the sales process informed The News the Pegulas have outdistanced every other suitor.

The NFL’s owners must approve the sale, which is expected. Their next scheduled meeting is Oct. 7 and 8 in Manhattan.

The purchase price is believed to be in the neighborhood of $1 billion.
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It’s Primary Day


Today is Primary Day.  Get out and vote.

The weather is great, no excuse for not going.  To say voter turnout is light is a joke, and yes it’s true.  If you don’t vote nothing will happen, literally, nothing.  No lightning will strike, a tornado won’t destroy our town. Nothing, nada, zip.

What will happen is things will stay the same.  So, if you don’t like the way things are going, let your voice be heard.


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