December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Parishioners recognized by Diocese of Buffalo

On Dec. 13, the Diocese of Buffalo held its annual Witness the Spirit event at Nardin Academy. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Principal’s drive motivated by student success

Carol Townsend is the principal of a school that now boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, but that statistic has not come out of the blue or without a significant amount of hard work and dedication on her part as well as the district’s entire s More...

Elementary students get fit with the Bills at Play 60 event

Area elementary students were welcomed to the ADPRO Sports Training Center at One Bills Drive on Tuesday for the Play 60 Challenge Fitness Party. More...

Cheektowaga-Sloan voters approve capital project

An $18 million capital project for the Cheektowaga-Sloan schools was approved on Tuesday in a public vote. More...

Police Blotter

Man thrown out of home after sitting on couch naked

Monday, Dec. 8 A Marne Road woman said she believed the tenant living above her tampered with a gas hose to cause a leak in the apartment. National Fuel checked the apartment and found that no one had tampered with the hose. More...

Education

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS —

Cheektowaga residents Matthew Makowski, left, Megan Dulniak and Andrew Meyerhofer were each awarded the Kenneth Nowak Scholarship by the Cheektowaga Soccer Club during its December board meeting. More...

St. Mary’s High School posts honor roll

The following Cheektowaga and Sloan students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Grade Nine Kristen Barczykowski, Victoria Camillo, Christina Federico, Ander Jankowski and Sophie May. Grade 10 More...

News Brief

St. Francis High School named the following Cheektowaga students to first honors for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year: Cory Kornowicz, grade nine, and Chad Emilianowicz, grade 11. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels

for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Meals on Wheels offers gift wrap station

Meals on Wheels of Western New York will have a gift wrap station available through Wednesday, Dec. 24, on the lower level of the Walden Galleria, near Macy’s. The gift wrap station is open from 1 to 10 p.m. More...

Bee Senior News

All events, except where indicated, are held at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...

Business

Events

‘Starting Your Own Business’ slated for Jan. 5 More...

Organizations receive grants to promote job-training programs

Several grants were awarded to Erie County organizations as an investment in job-training programs. Sen. Tim Kennedy said 11 grants were awarded to the organizations during the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held by Gov. More...

Galleria offers annual ‘12 Days of Christmas Giveaway’

The Walden Galleria’s annual “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” will run through Wednesday, Dec. 24. The mall is giving away one prize a day on its Facebook page. More...

Scajaquada Creek cleanup comes with hefty price tag

The pollution in Scajaquada Creek has plagued several communities, including Cheektowaga, for years. (See editorial on page four) The Cheektowaga Town Board is working on a long-term plan to help clean up the creek, which could take decades. More...

Town approves communications agreement

During its meeting on Monday evening, the Cheektowaga Town Board approved a communications agreement with Time Warner Cable that will save the town nearly $6,000 a month. More...

NEW FRIEND

— Caitlyn Hanley, 8, pets Sven, a 1-year-old reindeer, during the Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation Services’ Winter Recreation Celebration Sunday. More...

Editorials

Scajaquada Creek cleanup will need everyone’s help

Pollution in Scajaquada Creek has been causing problems for multiple communities and the environment for years. More...

Spindle items

TRADITIONS — The holiday season usually brings with it festive decorations, music and traditions. More...

Christmas outside Bastogne still resonates 70 years later

Six months and 325 miles from Normandy, American ground forces had ample optimism 70 years ago as Christmas grew closer. An end to the war seemed quietly possible. More...

Obituaries

Richard S. Wolentarski, community volunteer

Richard S. Wolentarski, 87, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Mr. Wolentarski was born in Buffalo and graduated from Emerson High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1957. More...

Death Notice

CROCKETT, John T., of Pendleton, formerly of Cheektowaga, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Mr. Crockett is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one son, John Jr.; one daughter, Kristen Tsarnas; three grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Hamman. More...

Sports

Lady Eagle cagers dominate pair of opponents

Cleveland Hill’s girls basketball team gave other teams a good look at just how dominant it can be this season when it beat its two foes last week by a combined 120-40. More...

Central swimmers ready to learn from tough start

One of the hallmarks of a good sports team is its ability to learn from the not-so-positive experiences so it can be better the next time out — and that’s just what Cheektowaga’s boys swimming team intends to do following the Warrio More...

CENTRAL SWIMMING SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time 12/18 at Depew 4:30 p.m. 11/6 at Amherst 6 p.m. 1/8 Lake Shore 4:30 p.m. 1/10 at Lake Shore Invite 4:30 p.m. 1/13 Springvill More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...