August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen forms EDS support group

Zebra Strong

Kelly Kreuzer has started a support group to interconnect individuals who are struggling with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. More...

Local News

BIG REVEAL

— Scott Gretch, art camp supervisor, unveils a mural to commemorate the town’s 175th anniversary as Town Supervisor Mary Holtz looks on during the Youth and Recreational Services Departme More...

Legislation strengthens penalties against repeat sex offenders

A bill that would impose harsher penalties against repeat sex offenders has been signed into law. More...

Town man charged with possession of marijuana

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Cheektowaga man who was the subject of an outstanding warrant. A warrant was issued on Jeffrey Drake, 27, by the Erie County Court for violating terms of his probation. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports dish soap stolen from his home

Monday, Aug. 4 A man on Tudor Road claimed his neighbor’s vehicle was parked too close to his property. Police advised the man that his neighbor was not doing anything wrong. More...

Obituaries

Caryn J. Reardon, Cayuga Heights teacher

Caryn J. Reardon (nee Brown), 39, of Lancaster, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Mrs. Reardon was born in Buffalo and attended the Depew schools through her adolescent years. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson shares his experiences at the national level

(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...

Ferguson’s background

Depew is home to one of the most highly respected Division I men’s basketball referees. Kevin Ferguson was raised in Depew, played basketball at the Depew Boys Club and graduated from Depew High School in 1979. More...

CHAMPS —

Team Mizuno 16U Showcase Righetti recently won the 2014 Eastern PONY Nationals in Leesburg, Virginia. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Nature walks to take place at Stiglmeier Park More...

Business

Tee Shirt University connects fans to their teams

In 2009, the Western New York area was introduced to a new clothing store, providing all sports fans a connection to their favorite teams, professional and collegiate. More...

GRAND OPENING —

Karen Churpita of Lockport and her nephew, Connor McKean of Amherst, use the interactive display at the base of a mountain replica during Cabela’s opening day on Aug. 7. More...

Higher education fair scheduled

Walden Galleria will host representatives from several colleges and universities for its Higher Education Fair. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Sloan discusses changes to refuse, recycling contract

The Sloan Village Board is seeking bids for its refuse and recycling contract. The board discussed its current contract with Modern Disposal Services at its meeting Tuesday evening. More...

Nice wheels

Roger DePriest of Cheektowaga shows off his 1969 Chevelle at Northtown Center as part of an event sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville on Sunday. More...

Police to receive 49 new bulletproof vests

Members of the Cheektowaga Police Department will be feeling a bit safer in the near future following the news that they will be receiving 49 new bulletproof vests. More...

Editorials

Tragedy reminds us to make responsible decisions

I n the past, The Bee has unfortunately had to report on numerous tragedies in which victims have been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of a person who was driving while intoxicated. More...

Spindle items

GYMNASTICS — I can still remember the feel of chalk on my hands as I clasped the bar above me and prepared to swing forward. More...

Baby pictures on doctors’ walls now illegal in government’s eyes

Parents of all ages love the opportunity to show off photos of their newborns. Wallet size prints have been replaced by cellphone snapshots, but the thought remains the same. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Last year, I attended one of the town hall meetings regarding the assessments and recycling totes. Supervisor Holtz stated we would receive postcards so we could indicate the size of recycling tote we wanted. More...

Education

Cleveland Hill schools to implement safe cleaning solutions

Cleveland Hill will soon be taking a step toward safer, chemical-free and cost effective cleaning technology. During the Aug. More...

Morton calls for funds to repair Zurbrick Road

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is seeking funds to repair Zurbrick Road, which runs through the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Depew — and has been in disrepair for about 10 years. More...

Buffalo Seminary prepares girls for education’s next step

Buffalo Seminary is the oldest school for girls in Western New York. While the school has a long history, the learning style the school implements keeps it on the cutting edge. More...

Lifestyles

Martial arts provides exercise WITH KICK

Regardless of the season, there always seems to be a focus on exercising and staying physically fit. More...

Bee Senior News

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