Weekly Feature

March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran food service manager finding room to grow at CK-Sloan

Like any cooks worth their salt, Mary Brucz, school lunch manager for the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District, says preparing food is all about love.  More...

Editorials

Represent your cause with respect at meetings

Bee Editorial

While we admire the passion of residents at area town and school board meetings, we believe it is important for the public to understand the etiquette in speaking at government meetings. More...

Spindle items

• MADNESS — We have just completed what is simultaneously the best and worst weekend of the year. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago March 29, 1962 More...

Obituaries

Kelly N. Benczkowski, registered nurse

Kelly N. Benczkowski, 27, of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.  She was a registered nurse.  Ms. More...

Sports

Maryvale Wall of Fame induction set for Saturday

The Maryvale Athletic Wall of Fame will hold its 21st annual induction banquet, where seven new honorees will join those currently enshrined, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.  More...

WRESTLING AWARD WINNERS

Cheektowaga’s wrestling program recently officially closed the book on the 2016-17 season by holding its annual team awards banquet, where Eric Bartnik (at right in the left photo and second from left in the right photo), Jayden DuBard (far lef More...

Junior PGA registration underway

The Western New York PGA Junior Golf Tour is gearing up for another successful season this summer by holding membership and tournament registration drives, both of which are already underway.  Membership information can be obtained by visiting w More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 23   Spaghetti Dinner — Benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight and featuring basket raffle, and take-out is available, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca; $. More...

Family Activities

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Depew task force on tax relief holds inaugural meeting

Reiterating concerns that Depew residents would be last on the list to receive services if the village had been dissolved, 14 residents and two village trustees met for the first time in the Depew Village Hall on Monday to brainstorm ways to take on More...

Town man pleads guilty in double homicide case

A Cheektowaga man pleaded guilty last week to murder charges for the killing of his girlfriend and her son last fall.  Shane Stevenson, 31, pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. More...

Bandits for a day

BANDITS FOR A DAY — Buffalo Bandits lacrosse players Brad Self, top standing left, and Ryan Benesch, work with students Lucy Schultz, left; Angelina Nguyen; Ryan Stoj; and Kiara Kasprezak along with others during a visit to Mary Queen of Angels More...

Local News

News Brief

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

News Brief

The Facilities Department, Parks Division, will issue picnic shelter permits to Cheektowaga residents for Town Park and Stiglmeier Park 7:30 a.m. to noon on opening day, Wednesday, April 5, at the Kenneth J. More...

Wallace: Assembly budget proposal calls for small-business, middle-class tax relief

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, D-Lancaster, lauded the Assembly’s recently passed 2017-18 state budget proposal, which she said includes tax relief for small businesses and families, according to a Monday press release.  More...

Police Blotter

Crandon resident takes hedgerow for pickup

Monday, March 13  • A Leonard Post Drive resident told police a neighbor kept throwing food bones into her yard. The neighbors were advised.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Interesting. Depew village employees and those who feel the village gives us such excellent service need to see my street after these last two days of snow. I am at the border of Depew and Cheektowaga. More...

Education

ECC’s Men of Merit to kick off 2017 Speaker Series

Members of SUNY Erie Community College’s Men of Merit Program — established to foster excellence, distinction and integrity in the school’s male African-American, Hispanic and Native American students— will welcome Buffalo Cit More...

Cheektowaga-Sloan board reviews costs, savings in 2017-18 draft budget

In a follow-up discussion to the Board of Education’s budget work session on March 6, Cheektowaga-Sloan District’s business manager, Wayne Drescher, told board members Tuesday that among rising costs next year will be an increase in the t More...

News Briefs

• The Maryvale Union Free School District will hold its next regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 in the Samuel R. Bennett Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive. More...

Lifestyles

School districts’ partnership producing better student readers, leaders

When it comes to helping students excel, reading, writing and leadership are priorities for educators in the Sweet Home and Cheektowaga-Sloan school districts, who have recently found that comparing notes on programs and visiting each other’s s More...

Pancake breakfast and raffle planned

The Cheektowaga Central Soccer annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Raffle will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the high school cafeteria, 3600 Union Road. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Former Bills player coming to Walden Galleria Saturday

Author and former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Walden Galleria. More...

Check Out Hunger campaigns meet Food Bank needs

The Western New York community will help provide more than 4.5 million meals as a result of the Food Bank of WNY’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign.  According to a press release, customers of seven local retailers donated more than $757, More...

AAA: Americans feel unsafe with self-driving cars

A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car.  More...