August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

German-American Festival slated for this weekend - Free Access

The German-American Festival will offer a variety of food, contests, music and other activities this weekend. The festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. More...

Local News

NFTA receives funding for airport upgrades

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority was awarded two grants by the Federal Aviation Authority. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Reps. More...

County begins rabies vaccine airdrop

The Erie County Department of Health is participating in a wildlife baiting vaccination initiative from now through Aug. 30. More...

Cheektowaga man killed in hit-and-run accident

A Cheektowaga man was killed on Borden Road when he was struck by a vehicle on Sunday morning. At approximately 7:04 a.m. Sunday, Rickey Mullar, 47, was walking north on Borden Road, between Joel Drive and Strasmer Road, along the east curb. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reportedly takes anger out on parked cars

Monday, Aug. 18 A Dania Drive woman claimed her neighbor was calling her names from his yard. An employee at a Walden Galleria store reported a man who allegedly stole several items and ran into the woods nearby. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

TUCKER, Joan A. (nee Quella), of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Mrs. Tucker is survived by two daughters, Cathleen Rauscher and Teri Thompson; one son, William Dwight; four grandchildren; and one sister, Sally Watson. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson shares his blooper experiences, job status

(Editor’s note: The following is one entry in an occasional series detailing the life of Kevin Ferguson, a Depew native and long-time college referee.) Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court. More...

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY Center to open in Amherst

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY is opening a new, full-time center within the Hopkins Square Plaza at 1560 Hopkins Road across from Williamsville North High School. More...

Buffalo Wrestling Club accepting registration for fall training session

The Buffalo Wrestling Club will be holding walk-in registration for its upcoming Fall Session at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Cobra Wrestling Academy, 30 Patrick Lane in Depew. More...

New Cleve Hill program will allow students to bring phones to class

Cleveland Hill High School’s Bring Your Own Device program sparked debate among School Board members during a regular meeting on Aug. 20. More...

Maryvale schools to start on time despite construction project

The Maryvale School Board is happy to say its $15 million construction project is just about complete, meaning school will start on time this year. More...

Editorials

Technology use in classrooms is progressive step

I n a world where technology is rapidly advancing, many school districts are looking at ways to use these new devices in the classroom. More...

Spindle items

BACK TO SCHOOL — This week marks the last few days of summer vacation for Cheektowaga students. For many, it will be their first time attending school. More...

Even big girls deserve a birthday party

My daughter was always fortunate that her birthday fell within about a week of the first day of school. New clothes and accessories came her way simultaneously with composition notebooks, pens and binders. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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.We have called the Cheektowaga Preservation Office about a neighbor on Ceil Drive where the weeds are higher than the shrubbery at the house. After trying to talk with the inspector, he rudely just hung up on us. Is that right to do to a taxpayer? More...

Education

Districts introduce changes for 2014-15 academic year

Next week, thousands of students will be heading back to school for another academic year. Many school districts have implemented changes for the upcoming year, whether it be technology upgrades, class schedules or additions to the code of conduct. More...

BOCES offers tips to help parents stay involved at school

It is common to see parent involvement at school wane as children reach their middle school and high school years. As children become more self-sufficient, parent involvement changes but the need remains. More...

West Seneca schools prepare for return

As the summer winds down, students, parents and teachers in the West Seneca Central School District prepare for the return to school. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. More...

Empire State College to hold info session

Empire State College will host an informational session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs. The session will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 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...

Barber to celebrate 85th birthday

Richard Patrzyk will be celebrating his 85th birthday doing what he enjoys most: working. For 40 years, Patrzyk has worked at Patrzyk’s Nob Hill Barber Shop, located at 1201 Cleveland Drive, near the corner of Union Road. More...

Bases Loaded to hold grading event

Charles Stabile, regional sales manager of Beckett Grading Services, will be visiting Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles on Sept. 13. Stabile will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bases Loaded, 794 French Road. More...