Weekly Feature



April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

FIGHTING THE BLAZE

Fire companies from around the area battle a fire on Monday evening on Vern Lane in Cheektowaga. The blaze jumped to multiple buildings. More...

Editorials

Firefighters need access to grant funding

Bee Editorial

In our communities, we are fortunate enough to have numerous men and women who volunteer to put their lives on the line on a regular basis in order to make sure that their neighbors stay safe. More...

Spindle items

• BIRD IS THE WORD — A strange thing happened about this time last year — I started noticing, really noticing, all the different birds that spent their days flitting in and out of the forsythia bush outside my living room window. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago April 27, 1961 More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. To the person who has lived in Depew for 69 years and does not see an issue with construction equipment on Transit and Cayuga, I disagree. More...

Sports

Betz achieves perfection for Cleve Hill softball

Taylor Betz did something in Cleveland Hill’s first game of a doubleheader with Lackawanna on April 20 that had only happened once in program history beforehand: She pitched a perfect game. More...

Maryvale softball wins four of five

Maryvale’s softball team improved to 4-1 in ECIC III and 6-2 overall after posting wins over crosstown rival Cheektowaga Central, Nardin, Grand Island and East Aurora last week, with each win standing out in its own way. More...

JFK baseball squad falls to Alden in extra innings

John F. Kennedy’s baseball team came the closest to winning in its three most recent games in one that needed more than regulation time to complete, as the Bears were ultimately upended by Alden in eight innings on April 20, 10-8. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375 fri. 29 More...

Special Events

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Speakers

thurs. 28 Danny Neaverth, ‘Radio Remembrances’ — A fun night with one of WNY’s former top radio show hosts. Want to know what was really going on “in the day”? More...

Prescribing a nation into addiction

In love with heroin

Opiate addiction and overdose death numbers, on the rise nationwide, are touching every corner of Erie County. A medical examiner’s study conducted in 2015 found the average age of people who overdosed in Erie County was 38.8 years old. More...

Middle schoolers’ projects honor Cheektowagans killed in Vietnam

For the students in Jillian Oswald and Michael Accurso’s eighth-grade honors history and English language arts class at Cheektowaga Central Middle School, an annual trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Local News

Foster parents learn tools for managing behavior

On a sun-drenched Wednesday evening, the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting Class at G.A. Family Services is more full than at the beginning of the cycle, a heartening sight. More...

County highway package sideswipes 7th District, including Cheektowaga

The Erie County Legislature has authorized a nearly $27 million highway project proposal for 2016, but Cheektowaga, Sloan and the rest of Erie County’s 7th District, which includes South Buffalo and Kaisertown, won’t be seeing much of it. More...

Area, international magicians unite for stage event

Since 1947, the Magicians Alliance of Western New York has been presenting its annual Stage Magic Spectacular, featuring not only magicians from the state, but also from different regions of the world. More...

Police Blotter

Man bombards baseball practice with golf balls

Monday, April 18 • Police received a call of a group of children going through yards on David Avenue looking for someone. According to police, the youngsters were playing manhunt and were advised. Total Calls Received: 173 Tuesday, April 19 More...

Education

Local D’Youville accounting students honored

The annual Education Night Dinner of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Buffalo Chapter, was held April 19 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Cleve Hill Board adopts proposed 2016-17 budget

After receiving several updates in recent weeks, the Cleveland Hill Board of Education adopted a proposed 2016-17 budget of just over $31 million by unanimous decision on April 19. More...

Deadline for scholarship extended

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced the deadline to apply for the 2016 scholarship has been extended to May 15. The additional time to apply will allow more students to take advantage of the scholarship opportunity. More...

Lifestyles

Finding hope in the midst of hurt: WNY faces Huntington’s disease

If you met 40-year-old Jed O’Malley on a given day, you might not know that underneath his positive outlook and beaming smile he carries a gene mutation in chromosome 4. More...

Electronics recycling event set for April 30

Sen. Tim Kennedy will host a free electronics recycling drop-off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Donations will benefit the Cheektowaga Central High School varsity football team. More...

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week ending April 22: Kirk Augustus Campbell and Tiffany Terri-Ann Cousely, both of Buffalo. More...

Business

Laughing, drumming to reap benefits

Nancy Weil is in the business of helping people feel good. By laughter and by drum, she hopes to raise people’s spirits, even at, oddly enough, the cemetery. More...

Roswell Park acquires Hematology/Oncology practice

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has acquired the West Seneca hematology/oncology practice of Isosceles Garbes, MD, increasing convenience and access to advanced oncology services for patients. More...

‘Taste of Galleria’ set for tonight

“Taste of Galleria” will take place from 5 to 9 tonight at select restaurants within the mall. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at customer service and include one bar plate from BRAVO! More...