48 Freeman Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-2700
Fax: (716) 634-1644
Established in 1961, Johnson Estate winery is the oldest exclusively estate winery in New York State, which means that the entire wine-making process is done at the winery, from growing the grapes to bottling. The land was originally purchased by Frederick Johnson in 1908. Today, his grandchildren operate the winery, spanning 200 acres of land. About 14,000 cases of wine are produced each year here. Some of the grapes they grow include Concord, Delaware, Niagara, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. Their signature wine is Liebestropfchen, which translates to “little love drops". They also make ice wine. Their wine shop and tasting room also carries a variety of wine jellies, gourmet cheeses and wine-related gifts. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Garrison Cemetery is located in Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York. It is also known as War of 1812 Cemetery and is home to the graves of soldiers of the Niagara Frontier Campaign of the War that took place in the year 1812. The cemetery got added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 2002.
Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel is located at Cheektowaga, New York. This historic Roman Catholic church is also known as Maria Hilf Chapel. The house was constructed in 1853 C.E in a Greek Revival style of architecture. The interior is well done with feature like barrel vault ceiling, wooden church mobiliary, frescos, paintings, and other features that reflect an Alsatian village church. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on December 14, 1978.
The Lancaster Municipal Building is a beautiful historic structure that is located at Lancaster. Designed in the Moderne style of architecture the historic structure is also well known as the Lancaster Village Hall. This beauty was used for several purposes for the town and was also added as a National Historic Place in the year 1999.
Hull Family Home is a 1810 building built in the Federal architecture style. Events are held at this location throughout the year, including Revolutionary War Encampment and Haunted Barn.
A part of the Amherst Central School District, the Amherst Middle School forwards its aim of helping the children reach their highest potential, academic and otherwise. In order to achieve this aim, the school has extensive curricular programs and also has excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art equipment. The school also organizes various cultural programs, including concerts, that ensures the creative side of the child is also given a fair exposure. For more information please see the website.
Home to Football Bulls, University Buffalo Stadium, can hold about 29000 spectators. Built in 1991, this stadium has witnessed several key football matches and has witnessed 1993 Closing World University Ceremonies. Basically holding American football and track and field matches, this stadium is huge and well-equipped.
The Amherst Pepsi Center, a 182,000 square foot, two-story facility, is one of the largest recreational ice complexes in the country. The facility has four ice surfaces, which are used for recreational open skating, youth, adult and USA hockey, figure skating, and inline roller hockey. Located within the center is Performance Sports Training, an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, the premier sports training company in western New York. The center also has a pro shop, Front Row Sports, the largest supplier of sports equipment in the Niagara region. The center is surrounded with 20 acres of green space with 5 softball, 2 baseball, three soccer and a junior football field. Hours vary daily, call for skate times. – Christine A. Smyczynski
The 6,110 seated Alumni Arena at the University of Buffalo features a wide variety of sporting events, all within the comfort of an indoor stadium. Visitors be warned: expect high levels of uproarious student spirit, especially during pre-game rallies.
Suny Buffalo is the State University of New York in Buffalo. It doesn't stick to academics alone, but branches out into a variety of other fields. It is truly a dynamic campus and has many events and programs for students as well as for guests. It hosts dance recitals, and summer arts programs. There are celebrity performances held here too that draw record crowd.
Amherst Main Library at Audubon serves to be a favorite library and recreation center for the people of Williamsville. This place has a large of book, magazines, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and reading material. Be it science, literature, history, philosophy, you will find it all here. This place also has many seminars, lectures, book exhibitions, book launches and so on. Many writers and literary have shared their experiences and ideas here. Thus this place is a center for information and education and goes beyond being just a library.
This path, which is located in suburban Buffalo behind the Amherst Police department, has recreational trails for hiking, walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The 2.3-mile trail winds through the woods and along the shores of Walton Pond and Audubon Lake, which are home to native waterfowl. The woods that surround the lake comprise an old growth forest, which includes some 150-year-old trees. The trails are flat, making them perfect for novice cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter, and hikers and bikers in the summer. The library and town senior citizens center are also located adjacent to the park. - Christine A. Smyczynski