April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town councilwoman to run for State Assembly

Cheektowaga Councilwoman Angela Wozniak will be running for the 143rd Assembly District seat come November. More...

Local News

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Student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Emily Nehl, already in two honor societies, has been inducted into another: Phi Kappa Phi. More...

Town sites to host Dyngus Day celebrations

The time for polkas, pierogi and pussy willows is nearly here. Dyngus Day, a celebration of Polish heritage and the end of Lent, will take place on Monday, April 21. Several Cheektowaga venues will be hosting events. More...

Village tax rate sees no change for 2014-15 budget

The Sloan Village Board adopted its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a meeting held on April 9. More...

Police Blotter

Employee reports teens playing with shopping carts

Monday, April 7 A Cheekwood Drive man claimed that the contractor who was working on his neighbor’s home was leaving equipment on his front lawn and refused to move it. More...

Education

Villa Maria students’ work receives recognition

The Advertising Club of Buffalo recently recognized four communications students as part of its annual Don Nichols Scholarship competition. Villa Maria College students Jessica Puskar, Lucy Norton, Ali Casarsa and Grace Gruarin took home honors. More...

Foundation to award music scholarships

The Carol J. Adragna Family Foundation will award 10 scholarships of up to $3,000 each to high school seniors who have been accepted in a college to study music. More...

Lifestyles

Camp Pathfinder’s golden anniversary

Through two world wars, the Great Depression and all that has happened since, one boy’s summer camp has managed to stand the test of time for 100 years. More...

Historical Association plans next meeting

The Cheektowaga Historical Association will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, near Union Road. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 17 The Sunshine Boys — By Neil Simon and presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

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Comedy

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Prescription drug coverage program expanded for seniors - Free Access

A state program that provides prescription drug coverage for senior citizens is being expanded. The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program is being changed for the first time since 2001 to make more seniors eligible for the program. Sen. More...

Feds continue cuts to anti-violence efforts in schools

With area educators at his side on Monday morning, Sen. Charles Schumer discussed how cuts to federal funding for anti-violence efforts in Western New York schools have “made it even more difficult to prevent the next Sandy Hook.” More...

Editorials

Feds need to rethink anti-violence cuts in schools

Sadly, the middle of the month of April has become synonymous with mass acts of violence in the United States, especially over the last 20 years or so. More...

Spindle items

EGG HUNTING — It’s hard to believe Easter is just a few days away. Every year, my family would go to my grandma’s house for breakfast to celebrate the holiday with her and my aunt and uncle. More...

Observance of Earth Day needs a facelift

Whatever happened to Earth Day? The ecology-driven observance still appears on calendars but hardly generates the response it did 40 years ago. The observance has been held annually on April 22 beginning in 1970. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LIPCZYNSKI, Thomas P., of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Mr. Lipczynski is survived by one daughter, Debra Peinkofer; two sons, Brian and Martin; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Francis and Gerald. More...

Sports

Young Eagles bring versatility to track

Cleveland Hill’s track program will feature a youthful appearance this season on both the boys and girls squads — but opponents of the Eagles shouldn’t let their perceived lack of experience fool them. More...

Singles players all return for Central boys tennis

Some familiar faces will dot the lineup in the singles portion of competition this season for Cheektowaga’s boys tennis team. More...

Maryvale softball tops Central in opener, 2-0

Maryvale’s softball team started its season off on the perfect note April 10 by posting a 2-0 shutout over crosstown rival Cheektowaga. More...

Business

Events

Friday Morning Networking now weekly meetup More...

St. Mary’s student honored by Chamber of Commerce

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Metro Group Inc. and Community Connections has named Kevin Eggert the Student Achievement Award recipient for April. Eggert, a student at St. More...

National Grid reminds customers to dial before they dig

As spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig. More...

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