Weekly Feature

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Maryvale teams with Big Brother Big Sister to bridge students’ school transition

A well-known community organization will be launching a mentoring program at Maryvale next year, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County bringing its High School Bigs Mentoring Program to the district, after a frantic funding and logistical push More...

Editorials

Transit Road work a step in the right direction

Bee Editorial

Anyone who has driven along Transit Road in Depew can attest to dangerous driving conditions, from the narrow roadways to deteriorating bridges overhead. More...

Spindle items

• FAMILY DAYS — There is no shortage of festivals, parades and fairs in Cheektowaga during the summer, and one in particular, Cheektowaga Family Days, offers a great chance for free, family fun.  More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago June 28, 1962 WEIGHT LIMIT — Councilman Felix Wroblewski planned to ask the Town Board to limit the weight of trucks on Cheektowaga roads to six tons, excepting necessary deliveries to residential areas. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor complains about woman placing dog feces around car

Monday, June 12  • A white van was parked in front of a Hoerner Avenue house blaring its horn in an attempt to get a woman to come out of the house. Police advised the honkers, and sent them on their way.  More...

Education

St. Mary’s students embark on Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge

For the third consecutive year, St. Mary’s High School is sending students to participate in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo. More...

Maryvale Intermediate principal heading to Clarence

Margaret Aldrich, the Maryvale Intermediate School principal for the past two years, is leaving the district to take a job as an elementary school principal in the Clarence Central School District. More...

GET TO THE HOPPER

Kindergarten students from Cleveland Hill Elementary School had a special visitor in their classes on June 6: Stitch, a red kangaroo. More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures.  More...

Art guild accepting applications

The Cheektowaga Art Guild is accepting applications for its annual arts and crafts competition on July 8 and 9, at Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. For an application, visit cheektowagaartguild.com. For more information, call 908-1356.   More...

Programs at Reinstein Woods

The following events are all scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, More...

Business

Emerging Business Leaders to host Summer ProMix at Canalside

The Emerging Business Leaders will hold its fourth annual EBL Summer ProMix from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside. More...

Attorney to host foreclosure seminar at Senior Center

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State police recruitment booth open at Galleria

New York State troopers will be at Walden Galleria this summer in an effort to increase awareness of the state trooper entrance exam application, which has a deadline of Friday, Sept. 1. More...

Officers show friendlier side of police work to T.R. students

When the Erie County Sheriff’s Office’s shiny red Air 1 helicopter appeared on the horizon near Theodore Roosevelt Elementary last week, students bounced in anticipation, hands in the air. More...

Transit Road construction set for summer

Work began on Transit Road construction Monday as part of a project to rehabilitate a portion of Route 78, according to a press release from the state Department of Transportation.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Steering Committee holds first ‘Hub Summer Kickoff’

The Cheektowaga Steering Committee is a group of people within the community who work to increase access to services that residents need. More...

Phase II road work to begin

Road construction on Phase I streets has finished, according to Town of Cheektowaga officials.  More...

News Briefs

• Beginning June 26, all schools and grounds in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District will be closed for summer construction, which is estimated to last until Aug. 30. More...

Letters to the Editor

In our society, thinking is becoming lost art

I enjoyed David Sherman’s column “Without news, we have no freedom.”  Freedom is a process where we all have our duty to play.  “What is truth?” — Pontius Pilate.  If truth is the first casualty of w More...

Town mistake cost decades-old tree

Last week, my elderly mom woke to see “Tree Care of N.Y.” parked in front of our home. We had a beautiful, 30-foot, 38-year-old, very healthy black walnut tree along the street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After three calls to our Cheektowaga Police Department, they still haven’t fined the cars on Brandon that consistently park in the no parking areas. I can’t understand it. More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

2017 All-Bee Softball

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season. More...

TRIPLE DOUBLE

Ally Alvira, left, and Torrie Jenkins represented Cheektowaga’s track program at this past weekend’s New Balance Track and Field National Championships at North Carolina A&T State. More...

All-Bee Softball Team named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the sixth annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to rec More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...