Weekly Feature



November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

THANK A VET

Maryvale Intermediate School students invited a veteran for a special thank you during the school’s Veterans Day breakfast held last week. More...

Editorials

Practice vigilance and being a good neighbor

Bee Editorial

We have noticed that some of the most common reports answered by the Cheektowaga Police Department are complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• CHOIR PERFORMANCE — This year’s collaboration between the ABC Bel Canto Choirs and three soloists from the SAI Music Fraternity will feature four Cheektowaga residents and takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at SS. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Nov. 22, 1962   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the Depew Police Department and the Depew DPW for their fast response during Sunday night’s rainstorm. It was after hours, and my sump pump could not keep up with the water; this had never happened. More...

Education

Cleve Hill students bound for Albany get advice from local, state politicians

On the day after Election Day, students from Cleveland Hill Middle School’s youth and government club met with local and state politicians for a second annual roundtable discussion, hoping to get feedback on bills they planned to present at a s More...

News Briefs

The Cheektowaga Central Board of Education will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the high school, 3600 Union Road.  The John F. Kennedy Varsity Club will hold its annual autumn craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

100 years later... Buffalo City Mission continues to serve area’s homeless

When the Buffalo City Mission opened its doors in 1917, it provided services similar to a soup kitchen, offering food and shelter to those in need.  More...

Couple wed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

Courtney L. McEachon married Thomas Z. Horton during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The Rev. Roger J. More...

Voice your opinion

One way to express your opinion is to write a letter to the editor and email it to bjackson@beenews.com.  The Bee’s policy states that letters to the editor cannot exceed 300 words; must include your name and street address; and no one may More...

Business

Operation: Rock Out Hunger to help neighbors in need of holiday meals

In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 12th Annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

YMCA, Food Bank of WNY will team up to fight hunger

For the sixth year, YMCA Buffalo Niagara and the Food Bank of Western New York will work together to provide food to the hungry this holiday season.  More...

LLS launches new fundraising competition

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a new fundraising competition called Studen More...

Accused shooter's mother: Son is "a good boy"

Viola Green, the mother of Travis Green, who was arrested Wednesday after a shooting at a Cheektowaga Dollar General, returned to the scene Thursday morning to say her son is "a good boy," Cheektowaga police said.   More...

Town Board adds to, adopts budget

Cheektowaga property owners can expect a higher town tax bill, after the Town Council adopted a $91.4 million 2018 budget Tuesday night that will increase taxes about $33.49, or 2.09 percent, on a home assessed at $100,000.  More...

Local News

New helicopters signal ‘tremendous step forward’ for Mercy Flight

Mercy Flight of Western New York is acquiring three new helicopters for $23 million, in a move officials say will increase the emergency management organization’s response times, safety and overall operational abilities.  More...

Union East honors veterans with breakfast, WNY Heroes assembly

For the fifth consecutive year, Union East Elementary School hosted a “Breakfast for Veterans” event to thank local veterans for their years of service.  More...

Library council announces award winners

The Western New York Library Resources Council, 4950 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, presented three awards for excellence at its 51st annual meeting of the membership, held recently at Marcy Casino in Delaware Park.  More...

Police Blotter

Police find ‘odd items’ in Walmart parking lot

Monday, Nov. 6  • A car on Baywood Drive was stopped from leaving the street after youths were jumping on the car and blocking it. All were advised to get out of the street.  More...

Obituaries

Toni L. Wiesinger, former Cheektowaga Central teacher

Toni Lynne Wiesinger, 73, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, formerly of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.  Ms. Wiesinger was born on Feb. 20, 1944, in Washington, D.C., to Robert and Kathryn Wiesinger (nee Spooner).  More...

Sports

Warrior gridders beat Hornell, reach state semis for third time in four years

Cheektowaga’s football team continued to make amends for 2016’s early exit from the postseason — not to mention its first-ever appearance in the Far West Regional round — when it defeated Hornell on Saturday, 28-6, to earn a s More...

Cleve Hill football wins Class C regional

Eagles to clash with Skaneateles in second-ever semi appearance

Cleveland Hill’s football team earned a second chance to contend for a spot in the state championships in five years Saturday when it topped Section V’s Caledonia-Mumford/ Byron-Bergen, 38-20, in the Class C Far West Regional at Brockport More...

Lancaster boasts First Team player at three spots

All Bee Football — Defense

Apparently, 2017 is the year of the Legends when it comes to football. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Historical association to host veterans talk   The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...