Weekly Feature



May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Memorial Day: It’s not for the living

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died while serving in our nation’s military. More...

Spindle items

• THE NEW GUY — I moved to Niagara Falls from Lewiston earlier in the spring, and now that my fiancee and I are unpacked — for the most part — and settled, I’ve become determined to start exploring my new, adopted hometow More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago June 1, 1961 ADDRESS ADVICE — The U.S. Post Office advised Cheektowagans to use their own town name, and not Buffalo, as their mailing address. More...

Police Blotter

Stumped drunk misplaces shoes on balcony

Monday, May 16 • A Honduras Lane caller told police of two people driving a remote-controlled car in the street. The complainant was “very concerned” that the car would be a distraction to drivers. More...

Sports

Cleve Hill softball wins pair of playoff games

Not knowing a single thing about its opponents ahead of time has yet to hurt Cleveland Hill’s softball team, as the Lady Eagles are on the cusp of reaching the Section VI Class C championship game after defeating a pair of foes from the Souther More...

CAROLINA BOUND

Maryvale senior Kayli Christ, front row middle, recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and bowling careers beginning in the fall at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. More...

JFK baseball falls in playoff opener

John F. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Dizziness, balance group plans meeting The Dizziness and Balance Support Group of WNY will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore. For information, contact Randy at 838-3730. More...

School Board discusses new digital superintendent evaluation

The Cleveland Hill School Board heard a May 18 presentation from Superintendent Jon MacSwan on the SuperEval online evaluation system for superintendents. More...

Cheektowaga Memorial Day ceremony

The Town of Cheektowaga will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the Veterans Monument in Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Local News

STAY FLY

Clarence resident Bill Swartz helps Michelle Yun, of West Seneca, during a fly tying class during “Ray’s Kids Day Fly Fishing Clinic” held Saturday at Reinstein Woods in Depew. More...

Cheektowaga resident starring in ‘Spider’s Web’

Cheektowaga resident Chris Biggie will make his Aurora Players debut as Constable Jones in Aurora Players’ production of the play “Spider’s Web,” which opened Friday and continues through June 5. More...

BioBlitz-ers spy dozens of species at Reinstein Woods event

Participants in Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve’s BioBlitz event had plenty of company during the 24-hour observation held May 13 and 14. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remember fallen service members

It is so easy to take for granted how significant our freedoms are and how full our lives feel when we overlook the true significance of Memorial Day. More...

Education

On the Campus

Erin Ruthenberg, of Cheektowaga, and Michael Lucas, of Buffalo, were named to the Dean's List at Paul Smith's College during the spring 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. More...

Cleveland-Hill High School Junior/Senior Prom 2016

at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center

Girls at the Cleveland Hill Junior/Senior Prom get together to show off their beautiful gowns. More...

Lifestyles

Improv, stand-up, producing:

Nora Hurley does it ALL

Sixty seconds, 30 seconds, 10, five, then one. Performing the same scene in decreasing time intervals could seem daunting for those unfamiliar with improv, but for Nora Hurley and her current improvisational team, this was a walk in the park. More...

Polka Mass, summer festival planned

St. John Kanty Church will host its annual Polka Mass featuring Rare Vintage at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at the church, 101 Swinburne St., Buffalo. The festival will also include a large basket raffle, as well as a flea table. More...

Empire State sets June information sessions for public

SUNY Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34 Cheektowaga. More...

Business

Area McGuire facilities receive high quality marks from state

The McGuire Group’s five local health care facilities are among a short list of 33 facilities statewide that have achieved top quintile status for three consecutive years, 2013-15, as the state Department of Health has issued a Nursing Home Qua More...

People Inc. looking for volunteers

People Inc. is seeking volunteers to assist seniors to support the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a release from the organization said. More...

Gas prices remain near 2016 high ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The national price for a gallon of unleaded gas went up 6 cents from last week to $2.28 per gallon. One year ago, the national average was $2.74. Today, the New York State average is $2.43, up a nickel from last week. More...