Weekly Feature

August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Infant of Prague lawn fete: Nob Hill’s ‘last hurrah of summer’

The Infant of Prague Church lawn fete, which has become a much-anticipated summer festival for the Nob Hill neighborhood, will return next weekend, bringing rides, fair food, exotic animals and other amusements to residents and visitors. More...

Editorials

Uber Zone will aid stadium attendees

Bee Editorial

One preseason game is in the books for the Buffalo Bills, and while the result might have not been ideal for Bills fans, there was one group that won big on Aug. More...

Spindle items

• HISTORICAL ACCURACY — The Bee offers congratulations to the Cheektowaga Historical Association.  The association brought home an honorable mention ribbon at the Erie County   Fair for its display depicting a circa 1950s typica More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Aug. 23, 1962   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It would be a great idea to move the Erie County Fair to Canalside. People could take the subway to get there; they could park at the subway station at UB and take the train to Canalside.  More...

Sports

New coaches to head JFK, Maryvale programs

Previous leader returns Flyers boys volleyball

One is a program alum who is embarking on a second stint at the helm of his old team. The other is a novice when it comes to both competing in and coaching his sport of choice, at least where the high school level is concerned. More...

Senior MOGs claim fifth consecutive 60+ title

Glory Days Softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently won their fifth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Championship via their hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Tigers.  More...

Travel softball squads seek additional players

A pair of Clarence-based travel softball teams are looking for a few extra players to fill out their rosters for the 2018 season.  The 12U Clarence Red Devils White softball team remains in need of both a pitcher and a positional player, while t More...

Breaking News - 9:55 AM

Police identify Sierra Drive homicide victim

The Cheektowaga Police Department has identified a 29-year-old female as the victim of a homicide yesterday on Sierra Drive. More...

Resident dies following DWI hit-and-run

An 18-year-old Cheektowaga man died Saturday at Erie County Medical Center after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Shanley Street just past midnight Friday.  More...

Pulaski Association to honor 16 at annual banquet

The Pulaski Association will be honoring 16 Polish-American women at the 40th annual Pulaski Day Parade Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Local News

Maryvale, UB grad honored with global auditing award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The adage “killing two birds with one stone” often carries a time-saving connotation. More...

News Briefs

The Cheektowaga Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. A work session at 5 p.m. will precede the regular meeting. Both will be held at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. Visit www.tocny.org for a copy of the agenda.  More...

Southtowns boy gets wish granted for fireboat ride with help of local firefighters

Ben Stromecki and his family have a love for all things related to fire departments and several ties to the Orchard Park Fire District.  It would come as no surprise then that the 12-year-old Elma resident, who is battling a brain tumor, was bey More...

Police Blotter

Lloyd Drive caller claims hot dog argument led to threats involving fork, grill

Monday, Aug. 7  • A group of youths were jumping off of a garage onto cars on East End Avenue. A police report was filed for criminal mischief.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DELUCA, Yvonne D. (nee De- Vore) of Cheektowaga, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mrs. DeLuca is survived by her husband, Vincenzo; three children, Jean Mennucci, Laura DeLuca and Gary; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Going green by living in less

Woman builds tiny house to embrace more sustainable lifestyle

Michelle Bernas grew up in a duplex with her grandparents, two aunts, parents and older brother in North Tonawanda. She shared a 9-foot by 10-foot room with her brother until she was 12 years old. More...

South Line to host chicken barbecue

South Line Fire Company will host a Krolick’s chicken barbecue from 1 p.m. until sold out Saturday, Aug. 19, as part of the Summer Weekend Bash. Dinners are $10 each, and tickets can be purchased in advance. Contact Michelle Bliss at 668-8821. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Inaugural Collectors’ Expo to feature Hall of Famer, authors

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and other special attractions will highlight the first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Museum speaker series to continue on Sept. 9

As part of its continuing speaker series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host author Diana Katovitch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

RJR Engineering now known as Encorus Group

RJR Engineering P.C., is now known as Encorus Group, according to a recent press release from the firm.  The firm, located at 2745 Broadway, Cheektowaga, saw its beginnings in 1996, offering civil engineering services, and now, Encorus’ st More...