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June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CLASS OF 2017

Maryvale faculty and graduates sit on stage during the 63rd Annual Commencement ceremony for the Class 2017 held at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Monday. More...

Editorials

Celebrate safely during graduation season

Bee Editorial

For Cheektowaga seniors, the current chapter of their lives is coming to a close, as the Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga-Sloan, Cleveland Hill, Depew and Maryvale districts bid graduating students adieu during the past week.  More...

Spindle items

• FIREWORKS REMINDER — The Town of Cheektowaga will host its annual Fourth of July festivities beginning Sunday, July 2, but there is one important change to note.  More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 5, 1962   ASSAILANT SOUGHT — Depew Police searched for the assailant who assaulted John M. McDonald, 33, of Cheektowaga as he left a George Urban Boulevard restaurant. More...

Education

Six Cheektowaga students selected for Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee presented six high school seniors who reside in Cheektowaga with scholarships of $1,500 each at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library.  The 2017 More...

Depew School Board says goodbye to longtime member

Barbara Staebell led her last Depew School Board meeting as board president Tuesday night. As a member of the board for 16 years, Staebell was vice president for a number of years before taking over as president the last two years. More...

Maryvale Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the overall high honor roll at Maryvale Middle School for the 2016-17 school year.  Grade six  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Bookfest highlights printing, book arts

The Western New York Book Arts Center will host its sixth annual Buffalo Bookfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Dedicated to celebrating printing and book arts, the free, daylong festival will feature both displays and interactive events. More...

Library News

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem More...

Pair celebrate 60th anniversary

Frances and Stephen Di- Pasquale of Pendleton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner, a family cookout and two cruises.  Stephen DiPasquale wed the former Frances Bertini on June 29, 1957, at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo.  More...

Business

Great Lakes Medical Imaging’s Cheektowaga location earns designation

Great Lakes Medical Imaging, which has a center located at 3085 Harlem Road, Suite 150, in Cheektowaga, has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, according to a release from the company.  More...

Explore & More sets free summer events at Canalside

Explore & More Children’s Museum will host a variety of free summer events at Canalside in downtown Buffalo and at the Gleed Avenue, East Aurora location.  More...

Walden Galleria to hold security lockdown drill

Walden Galleria will be hosting a quarterly lockdown drill at 10:15 a.m. More...

Purchasing policy flap could have $250,000 price tag

Cheektowaga appeared to be one step closer to a quarter million dollars in competitive grant money on Tuesday night, but a proposed $8,000 vehicle purchase is now threatening to quash the process.  More...

17-year-old charged with attempted murder of resident

A 17-year-old Buffalo resident is facing attempted murder charges, after a shooting in the early hours of June 22 sent a town man to the Erie County Medical Center.  More...

Maryvale emphasizes ease, increased communication with new website

If Maryvale students find themselves longing for the days of pop quizzes and document-based questions during summer vacation, they’ll have an easier time checking in on their school.  More...

Local News

Polish secretary of state highlights Pulaski Parade marshals

Anna Maria Anders, the secretary of state of Poland, will serve as one of five honorary grand marshals in the 79th Pulaski Day Parade, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, according to a press release from event organizers.  More...

Buffalo man gets prison for DWI crash

A Buffalo man will spend a year and a half in prison for a drunken driving crash in Cheektowaga that paralyzed another driver.  Kevin Reyome, 55, was sentenced Friday in Erie County Court, according to a press release from Erie County District A More...

Home health care aide sentenced for stealing from elderly client

Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga, has been sentenced to five years’ probation by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case for stealing money from an 82-year-old West Seneca woman.  In April, Talbot pleaded guilty to grand larceny and five count More...

Police Blotter

Dead woodchuck tossed in front of Atlantic Avenue residence

Monday, June 19  • Management at a Dick Road property called police after people in the pool area were letting outsiders into the pool. One person was arrested for false personation, and 15 people were ejected from the property.  More...

Obituaries

James J. Dorscheid, purchasing agent

James J. Dorscheid, 92, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Mr. Dorscheid was born on May 17, 1925, in Buffalo. He graduated from South Park High School and then went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  More...

Death Notice

BUCK, Henry E., of Rochester, formerly of Cheektowaga, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Mr. Buck is survived by three children, Paul, Kenneth, and Diane Moore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Seniors dominate First-Team lineup

2017 All-Bee Baseball

The 2017 baseball season was not played under ideal conditions. Consistent and seemingly unceasing rain forced many teams to scramble to make up games where they could. More...

North’s Surowiec tabbed 2017’s Pitcher of the Year

Josh Surowiec doesn’t have overwhelming power. He doesn’t blow the ball by batters. But through years of hard work and dedication, the Williamsville North senior became an ace. More...

Legends’ Castillo repeats as top player

LG Castillo was not satisfied with last season’s success. The Lancaster standout had an excellent junior season in 2016, earning plenty of accolades including All-Bee Baseball Player of the Year. More...