Weekly Feature

May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day events set in Cheektowaga

The Town of Cheektowaga and veterans organizations are set to host Memorial Day services next week.  The town will hold its 2017 Memorial Day ceremony at 1 p.m. More...

Editorials

Take precautions to stay safe in warmer weather

Bee Editorial

Although the warm weather has so far been sporadic, what is commonly known as the proverbial beginning of summer comes this weekend, as we also recognize Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER TRAVEL — I’ve never been much of a traditional summer vacation guy.  My parents and I didn’t book a flight trip down South or pack up the family car for a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains.  I’ve never More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago May 31, 1962   APPEAL TO ROCKEFELLER — The Cheektowaga Improvement Association sent a telegram to New York Gov. More...

Education

Holocaust survivors tell Cleve-Hill students to speak up for the voiceless

When Tonawanda resident Beth Lewin was just a girl in 1939, she was packed onto a train and sent away from her native Germany, out of the hands of the Nazis and the genocide that was to come.  At the age of 7, she boarded a train bound for Holla More...

News Briefs

• The Cheektowaga Central Board of Education will next meet at 7 p.m. More...

Cleve Hill board approves consultant to help with college, career prep

Starting next fall, Cleveland Hill High School students will be getting some additional help navigating the college and career landscape, courtesy of a consultant approved by the Board of Education.  More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spalla wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that.  The app, which is free to download, has been live s More...

Bases Loaded to host Beckett card grading event June 9-10

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, for a card and memorabilia grading event from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Pole Position to hold four-week racing league

Pole Position Raceway is gearing up for its summer adult racing league, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Commander reflects on term as county convention approaches

For the past year, Nelson Oldfield, commander of the American Legion’s Erie County Committee, has been busy, which is really no surprise for anyone who’s worked with him during his Legion career.  More...

Micro cell antenna causes stir among some residents

What started as a run-of-the-mill public hearing about a proposed micro cell antenna at Sam’s Club on Union Road turned into an airing of grievances by some neighborhood residents.  More...

Local News

Senator announces updated Lyme disease legislation

The passage of a trio of bills will strengthen the state’s efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases, according to a release from the office of state Sen. Chris Jacobs.  More...

CLEANUP CREW

Students Jeff Verce and Brandon Kurowski clean up the school grounds with teacher Jeff Clark during John F. Kennedy Middle School’s Leadership Day. The event, held May 15 was planned and run by the students on the Lighthouse Committee. More...

Resident pleads guilty on child pornography attempt

A Cheektowaga man is facing a possible decade behind bars after pleading guilty to attempting to possess child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.  Andrew Reiner, 29, will be sentenced on Aug. 30. More...

Police Blotter

Stomping neighbors keep George Urban resident from sleep

Monday, May 15  • Police received a call about a woman with a cane at Town Hall upset that the sidewalks were not being shoveled during the winter. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.People don’t seem to understand: we pay taxes to Depew and we get services from Depew. We pay exorbitant taxes to Cheektowaga and Lancaster and get no services. More...

Sports

Maryvale softball enters playoffs on six-game streak

Maryvale’s softball team completed its regular season in style May 15, taking down crosstown rival Cleveland Hill on Senior Day, 3-0, to push its winning streak to six games heading into the Section VI Class A-2 bracket of the playoffs.  More...

Central track fares well at invite, league finale

Several members of Cheektowaga’s track team traveled to the Albany region Saturday to compete in the Schuylerville Classic in an attempt to hit national standards in some specific events — and the Warriors did just that in what was a succ More...

JFK baseball’s postseason ends

John F. Kennedy’s 11th-seeded baseball team dropped its Section VI Class B-2 prequarterfinal to sixth-seeded Wilson on May 18, 10-3, to complete the season 3-13 overall.  More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25   Kevin McCarthy - One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 849-1000  Gregg Sansone — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 27   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...