Weekly Feature

February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cheektowaga-Sloan officials seek help for special ed, other costs for 2017-18

Still facing a $443,000 gap in the district’s budget after receiving a $200,000 bump in foundation aid from the state, Cheektowaga-Sloan officials said they are depending on local legislators to advocate for them on the state level.  More...

Editorials

Prevent thefts from occurring — use door locks

Bee Editorial

Recently, Bee reporters have noticed that one of the most common reports answered by the Cheektowaga Police Department is residential complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  This is a topic The Bee has written about in previou More...

Spindle items

• SHOW US YOUR BEST — It’s probably not much of a stretch to assume all of us collect something. Maybe it’s something with monetary value such as vintage baseball cards or something with personal value such as bottle caps. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Feb. 22, 1962 More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

WIECZOREK, Gloria (nee Kaiser), of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Mrs. Wieczorek is survived by two children, Jo Ann and William; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Central girls bowlers clinch division title

Cheektowaga’s girls bowling team squeaked past Depew in its regular-season finale Feb. 7, 4-3, to finish in first place in the ECIC North Small Schools standings.  More...

Flyers win twice prior to meeting Central

Boys basketball

Maryvale’s boys basketball team embarked on a new win streak heading into its rematch with crosstown rival Cheektowaga on Monday, knocking off both Lake Shore and Depew to earn its sixth and seventh wins in its last eight games.  More...

Women’s golf club seeks members

The Elma Meadows women’s golf club is currently seeking new members for the upcoming golf season. Club members, who can choose either 9- or 18-hole options, will play on Thursdays at Elma Meadows starting in May. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Variety Women plans monthly meeting Variety Women’s March monthly meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Knights of Columbus Father Justin Council Hall, 2735 Union Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

thurs. 16-tues. 21   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 16, through Tuesday, Feb. More...

Town Board hears residents’ worries on tower

At Monday’s Town Board meeting, a presentation by Keith Szen, a Woodgate Drive resident, expressed growing concerns amongst a group of residents who oppose the construction of a potential 10-story cell tower.  More...

Maryvale students gain experience, confidence at job ‘Fly-In’

Breaking into the working world after high school or college can be a mind-wracking series of events, but a group of Maryvale students is hoping to put those jitters to rest years before they’ll be entering the job market in earnest. More...

Local News

Resident shares stories in ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Jim Schneegold is no stranger to “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” and for the fourth time, one of the Cheektowaga resident’s stories is appearing in one of the series’ collections.  Schneegold’s “The Right Ending& More...

Town man sentenced to one year for trespassing, larceny

Nicholas Harber, 38, was sentenced Monday to a year in jail by Cheektowaga Town Judge Paul Piotrowski in connection with a guilty plea to criminal trespass and petit larceny, according to a press release from Cheektowaga police.  More...

VALENTINE’S DAY HEIRLOOM

A Cheektowaga resident stopped by The Bee last week to show off a vintage Valentine’s Day card and a wooden chest her father bought her for her 16th birthday — which is the day after Valentine’s Day — in 1951.  More...

Police Blotter

Cops called as man takes to trees for scavenger hunt

Monday, Feb. 6  • An unknown person was making phone calls falsely reporting that there was an emergency and people were being robbed at Walden Galleria. Police pinged the phone and located it. More...

Education

Maryvale faces budget shortfall as 2017-18 preparations begin

Maryvale officials and Board of Education members dove into the 2017-18 budget season on Monday night, and the initial figures painted a sobering picture. More...

On the Campus

Sarah Rose Mertowski of Cheektowaga has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University.  More...

Upcoming exhibit set for Roycroft Campus

The Roycroft Campus has announced the first exhibit for the 2017 schedule at the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery.  The first exhibit will open on Saturday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Sharing the memories:

Steel Plant Museum preserves photos, artifacts, personal accounts

On Nov. 9, 2016, Lackawanna and many Western New Yorkers were devastated by the fire at Bethlehem Steel. Thankfully, no lives were lost that day, but for many, all that remains are cherished memories from the famous steel plant. More...

Radio group sets electronics auction

The Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association will host its annual auction at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. The doors open at 6:45. The cost is $2 per person. More...

Business

Erie County officials seeking faster internet speeds for all residents

There are few things more infuriating than a slow internet connection. This is especially true in Erie County, where a large swath of the population does not have access to the fastest broadband speeds. More...

TECH SAVVY

Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces the appointment of David Wirtner as director of information technology. He will oversee the department, as well as the agency’s IT strategy. More...

M&T Bank provides funding for homebuyer education

M&T Bank provided over $600,000 in grants to 40 not-for-profit organizations providing homeownership education services to thousands of individuals, families, seniors, students, veterans and others across New York State since the beginning of 201 More...