July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

National Night Out set for Aug. 4

Both Cheektowaga and Sloan will host National Night Out events that will feature several community organizations. Cheektowaga’s event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. More...

Local News

George Urban paving project complete

Officials reviewed the recent paving work on George Urban Boulevard on Monday. More...

Judge increases bail for accused drug dealer

Town Judge Paul Piotrowski increased the bail for a man accused of dealing heroin while he awaited trial on Monday. More...

Man sentenced to jail for petit larceny

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 90 days in jail on July 17 after he pleaded guilty to petit larceny. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rose paid his debt; time to move on

Thank you very much for the very well-written viewpoint on Pete Rose in the July 23 Bee. Mr. Sherman’s viewpoint clearly is honest and recognizes Mr. Rose for who he truly had been during his baseball years as a player. Mr. More...

Rose should accept his punishment

Let’s see if I have this all straight. Pete Rose bet on baseball games while managing the Reds but denied it. He agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball. More...

Education

Villa Maria College receives grant to support Achieve Program

Villa Maria College recently received a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation in support of the college’s Achieve Program for students with learning differences. More...

On the Campus

Natalie Zeitz, of Cheektowaga, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Alfred University. More...

Sports

Byczkowski tabbed Bee’s Male Athlete of Year

Baseball has been a part of John F. Kennedy graduate Cale Byczkowski’s life since he was five years old — even though he didn’t exactly jump into the sport enthusiastically at first. More...

Odrobina Memorial scheduled for Saturday

The third annual Peter Odrobina Memorial Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga. A rain date of Sunday, Aug. 2, is in place if necessary. More...

PERFECT CHAMPS

The 12U Cheektowaga Southline Warriors travel baseball team went undefeated in the recently-held 2015 Evans Youth Baseball Midsummer Classic, topping the Lakeview Legends in the title game, 3-2, behind a walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth i More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Cheektowaga Central schedules reunion The Cheektowaga Central Class of 1965 will be hosting its 50th high school reunion from July 31 through Aug. 2. Those interested in attending should contact Donn at 675-2649 or Sandy at Sandy.Lucci@att.net. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau warns consumers of various scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of various scams involving customer surveys, fake vouchers and credit reports. More...

‘Thank-A-Vet’ outreach event set at Cheektowaga Senior Center

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event at the Cheektowaga Senior Center. The event will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...

Broadway Driving Range plans competition

Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf will hold its 12th annual closest to the pin competition. The event, which will benefit Wings Flights of Hope, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at 4367 Broadway, Depew. More...

New Chamber director looks forward to working with community

Energetic and eager to learn are just two characteristics to describe Kristina Groff’s attitude toward her new position as executive director of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. More...

School Board discusses tax rate, yearbook costs

The Cheektowaga Central School Board discussed a diminutive increase in the tax rate for the 2015-16 school year at Tuesday’s meeting, as well as the need to cut costs in regard to printing, in order to make senior pictures and yearbooks more a More...

Editorials

Rotary provides opportunities for involvement

Bee Editorial

The first Rotary club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905. He initiated the Rotary Club of Chicago as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. More...

Spindle items

• HALFWAY TO 50 — From May to August, it’s birthday season in my family. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1960 AIRPLANE COMPETITION — Model airplane designer and engineer Harold F. DeBolt of Colden Court, Cheektowaga, finished seventh in scoring in the international radio-controlled airplane competition in Switzerland. More...

Police Blotter

Loose dogs chase man on riding lawn mower

Monday, July 20 • A David Avenue resident said her neighbor was feeding stray cats in her yard. The neighbor was advised to stop. More...

Obituaries

Leonard J. Smolarek, retired Cheektowaga police chief

Leonard J. Smolarek, a World War II veteran and retired Cheektowaga police chief, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was 95. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Death Notices

HUMMEL, Evelyn F. (nee Terian), of Cheektowaga, died Friday, July 24, 2015. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair prepares for 176th exhibition

For the 176th year, the Hamburg Fairgrounds are being prepared for the footsteps of fried dough-toting fairgoers who will visit the venue for the Erie County Fair, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

Greyhound Adoption plans garage sale

The Buffalo Greyhound Adoption, a nonprofit organization, will host its multi-family garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; Friday, Aug. 7; and Saturday, Aug. 8, at 244 Towers Blvd., Cheektowaga. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Art

sat. 1 Geminoid — Two art shows in one by Chris McGee, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continues through Oct. 1 at McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...