July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hero House Giveaway to support veterans organizations

Residents have a chance to help veterans and win a house by participating in the Hero House Giveaway. (See editorial on page four) The giveaway kicked off on Memorial Day in an effort to raise money for three veterans organizations. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Parade chair cherishes Polish tradition

Mira Szramel came to the United States from Poland 27 years ago, rich with traditions from her native country, and has spent her life working to ensure they are passed down to her children and grandchildren. More...

Household hazardous waste collected throughout county

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning’s Waste Management Program sponsored two hazardous household waste drop-off events on May 17 and June 14. The two events combined serviced 2,393 cars. More...

District building survey, vote planned for capital project

Young and Wright Architects are in the process of thoroughly assessing all buildings in the Cheektowaga Sloan School District for a building survey. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents’ concerns need to be heard

On July 7, the Cheektowaga Town Council monthly meeting ended very abruptly. Six homeowners, including myself, attended the meeting. More...

Action is needed to keep town safe

I have a friend who was born in Bethlehem, raised in Palestine, and who now resides in Cheektowaga. I wish that everyone could experience this holiday in her heart if just for one day. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LONG, Donald J. Jr., of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. Mr. Long is survived by his sister, Mary Carol, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were private. More...

Sports

Maryvale girls tennis named Bee’s Team of Year

Erik Keller knows this was a special year for Maryvale’s girls tennis team. More...

Central football to host ‘Off Field’ blood drive

The Cheektowaga Central football team will host a Unyts blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Pine Hill Education Center, 1635 East Delavan Ave., as part of the Off Field Challenge. More...

JFK hoops camp deemed success; champs crowned

John F. Kennedy’s boys basketball program hosted its 14th annual summer basketball camp, for those ranging in age from 7-14 years old, from July 7-11. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Empire State College to hold info sessions More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 18 Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851, www.foothillstrailclub.org More...

Art

fri. 18 Hallwalls 2014 Members Exhibition — Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, and continues through Aug. 29, and ends with a closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 17-sun. 20 More...

Breaking News - 10:24 AM

Area fire departments help Roswell patient find positivity - Free Access

Dave Blank, a patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a volunteer firefighter with the North Boston Fire Company, has a new way to get motivated in his fight against a disease.  Blank hopes  to obtain  a T More...

Town to celebrate Polish heritage

Cheektowaga will be celebrating its Polish roots this weekend with the 36th annual Polish American Festival. The festival begins Thursday, July 17, and runs through Sunday, July 20, at Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. More...

New board officers sworn in at Maryvale

The Maryvale School Board elected a new board president and vice president during its reorganizational meeting on Monday evening. Board members Tammy McCarthy and Patricia Keller were sworn in as the board president and vice president, respectively. More...

Editorials

Hero House Giveaway an opportunity to thank veterans

While people in their 20s and 30s and even many in their 40s have no way to fully understand what it felt like to be a part of the generations that experienced the Vietnam War firsthand, we walk among a great number of people who do — and many More...

Spindle items

CLOSURES — Highway construction work is continuing on the Kensington Expressway in the City of Buffalo and Town of Cheektowaga, according to the state Department of Transportation. Nightly road closures are scheduled to continue. More...

Republicans, LeBron prove Cleveland rocks

I t’s been a pretty good week for a rustbelt city dying to catch a break. It sounds like a description of Buffalo, but I’m talking about Cleveland. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports laundry stolen

Monday, July 7 A Biscayne Drive resident said someone stole a piece of wicker furniture from her front porch. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see we had some trouble at the town park during the fireworks. Let’s see, how many times have we had events at the town park and have had trouble? Oh, the police were overwhelmed. More...

Education

On the Campus

Brockport State College named the following students to its dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester: Stephanie Bravo, Alyssa Button, Jonathon Dipasquale, Jenna Majka, Zoe Obstarczyk and James Quinn, all of Cheektowaga; and Cara Smith of Sloan. More...

St. Mary’s High School posts honor roll

The following Cheektowaga and Sloan students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Grade Nine Charles Bristol, Faith Meyers and Savannah Meyers. Grade 10 More...

Students named to honor roll at Depew High School

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Depew High School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Grade Nine More...

Lifestyles

Families take their hometown on vacation for photo contest

For more than 20 years, Bee Newspapers has featured dedicated readers taking time away from their busy lives to rest, relax and to participate in the Me and My Bee photo contest. The contest comprises reader-submitted creative vacation photos. More...

Nature walks to take place at Stiglmeier Park

The Cheektowaga Conservation Corps will offer guided nature walks will take place at 9:30 a.m. on July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 at Stiglmeier Park, 500 Losson Road. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner More...

Seminar to discuss health care options

Lawley Benefits Group, the employee benefits branch of Lawley Insurance, is hosting a presentation explaining what private exchanges are and how they can reduce businesses’ health care budgets. More...

BBB offers tips to protect children from online dangers

Depending on the ages of your children, they are spending anywhere from two to nearly eight hours a day on the Internet, and perhaps even more during summer months. More...