Weekly Feature

February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Does Collins have an alternative to town meetings?

Bee Editorial

Monday afternoon, roughly 100 Western New Yorkers gathered outside Congressman Chris Collins’ Lan- caster office to protest the politician’s refusal to host a Town Hall meeting, according to WKBW. More...

Spindle items

ADULT 101 — I put to bed any doubts whether I was, in fact, an adult these past two weeks.  Nothing says you’re too old for Saturday cartoons like meeting with a financial planner and leasing a new vehicle, both of which my wife and More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago March 1, 1962   SOUTHSIDE HONORS — Ralph Giordano, one of the founders of the Cheektowaga Southside Baseball League, and outgoing president Anthony Czubaj were honored by the league at its annual sports night.  More...

Obituaries

Robert F. Janish, owner of Clarence Dairy

Robert Frank Janish, 88, of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  Mr. Janish was born on March 30, 1928, in Buffalo. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. More...

Death Notices

BECKER, Lois W. (nee Wenz), of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Mrs. Becker is survived by one child, Susan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, and one child, Sandra. More...

Sports

Lady Eagle cagers win two of final three games

Turley hits seven threes, nets career-high 35 in Wilson tourney

Cleveland Hill’s girls basketball team earned the third seed for the Class C-1 bracket of the sectional playoffs after beating Eden in Feb. 14’s regular-season finale, 36-28, to finish tied for third in the ECIC IV standings at 10-4. More...

Central cagers claim share of ECIC III title

Welch scores school record 51; has sights set on WNY career mark

For the first time in more than half a century, Cheektowaga’s boys basketball team can call itself league champions after the Warriors took down Depew with relative ease on Senior Night, 94-40, in Thursday’s regular-season finale. More...

Cleve Hill, Maryvale complete seasons

Swimming sectionals

Members of Cleveland Hill’s and Maryvale’s boys swimming teams officially put the finishing touches on the 2016-17 season Feb. 13 and 14 by taking part in the annual Section VI Championships at ECC’s Burt Flickinger Center.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Church to host fish fry   St. John Gualbert Church will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the church, 83 Gualbert Ave. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 23-sun. 26   More...

Concerts

thurs. 23   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Cuomo initiative promotes intermunicipal service sharing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday detailed a plan — that would ultimately result in providing tax relief for property owners — to initiate intermunicipal service sharing between local governments in the county.  More...

Cheektowaga woman pleads guilty in crash that injured three

A 24-year-old town woman is facing prison time after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a July car crash that injured three people, according to a Tuesday press release from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.  More...

Local News

Backyard Classic boasts Canalside as new venue

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic charity hockey tournament returns for its ninth event next week at a new venue — Canalside Buffalo.  “We are thrilled to have the event at Canalside,” said Chris Taggart, chairperson of t More...

News Brief

The Cheektowaga Town Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. A work session will be held preceding the regular meeting at 5 p.m.   More...

Maryvale student donates birthday gifts to Women & Children’s Hospital

Madison St. Louis is a 10 year-old in the Maryvale School District who celebrated a birthday at the end of January. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor threatens to walk resident over barking dog

Monday, Feb. 13  • A caller told police unknown people intentionally spilled oil from a machine on Airborne Parkway. A police report was filed for a suspicion occurrence.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.With Depew elections coming up next month, why would anyone want to put the Preservation Party back into the political scheme of Depew? More...

Education

Central students’ artwork on display at Town Hall, Senior Center

Cheektowaga Central students now have two prominent places to show off their artistic side: Town Hall and and the Senior Center.  According to a Tuesday news release from Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, artwork from Central students wi More...

New names sought for Wall of Fame

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Depew Schools Alumni Wall of Fame program, according to a release from the district.  Ninety-one alumni have been recognized in the past five years.  More...

News Briefs

• The Maryvale Union Free School District will hold its next regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 6 in the Samuel R. Bennett Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive. More...

Lifestyles

Accolades pour in for retired SHOPPER ASSISTANT

Dedicated to his job, occasionally to a fault, Thaddeus Skowronski of Colden has ended nearly 10 years as a shopper assistant at Tops Market in the Grey Street Shopping Plaza in East Aurora. On Friday, Jan. More...

Pisanki Making Class

Learn the art of making decorated Polish Easter eggs from 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Am-Pol Eagle/Buffalo Standard Printing Office, 3620 Harlem Road, Suite 4. There is a 12-seat capacity for each session. More...

Ramsey-LaBruna

Lynn Phillips Ramsey and W. Gregory Ramsey of Apex, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meaghan Lynn Ramsey, to Adam LaBruna, son of Celeste and Ralph LaBruna of Cheektowaga.  More...

Business

Town man appointed to Daemen position

Frank S. Williams, Daemen College’s associate vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions, has been named interim vice president for enrollment management, the college’s president, Gary A. More...

Cheektowaga gets new dialysis clinic

U.S. Renal Care, a provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, is adding Western New York presence with a new clinic on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, according to a recent press release.  More...

Depew and Williamsville health food cafes get rebrand

B Good Cafe, formerly Fresh Cafe, has changed its name in order to keep the cafe a family-owned company, according to a recent press release from the restaurant.  More...