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September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Union East Elementary to host Multicultural Festival for Central students

The Cheektowaga Central School District is offering a free festival from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Editorials

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Bee Editorial

Cancer. It’s a scary six-letter word that can inflict fear in the hearts of those it attacks. It does not discriminate and can ravage the bodies of the smallest people, snuffing out their lights before they ever get a chance to truly shine. More...

Spindle items

• OPEN HOUSES — Cheektowaga’s teachers and administrators are gearing up for open houses to begin the 2017-18 school year. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Sept. 20, 1962 More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

OBRINGER, James E., of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Mr. Obringer is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee Maciejewski); three children, Cynthia Blenski, Kimberly Garza and Ronald; and four grandchildren. More...

Sports

First-half surge pushes Flyer gridders to win

Maryvale’s football team was able to find its footing in the first half of Friday’s contest with Pioneer, and that early success ultimately paved the way for the Flyers to take down coach Jeff Buccieri’s alma mater, 27-13. More...

STRETCH AND SPIKE

John F. Kennedy’s Emily Reneer gets full extension on her swing during a spike attempt in the girls volleyball team’s 3-2 win over crosstown rival Cleveland Hill Monday.   More...

Wahler’s big game lifts Eagle gridders to lopsided victory in league opener

Aaron Wahler nearly single handedly put away Wilson in Cleveland Hill’s league-opening football game Friday, scoring the first three touchdowns of the game — and the Eagles’ first four touchdowns total — to help left them to a More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Cheektowaga Central plans multicultural fair   Cheektowaga Central will host a free multicultural fair, with food, entertainment and activities, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 14   The Bobby Militello Quartet — Part of the Jazz at the Carnegie Art Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14   Jam — Jam with a musical guest to be announced, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...

Democratic Town Council race down to absentee ballots

2017 primary election results

The race for the final Democratic line in November’s general election will come down to absentee and affidavit ballots, after Tuesday’s primary ended with just 44 votes between James P. More...

Town man, 88, accused of hammer attack on wife

Police are seeking a motive after authorities say an 88-year-old resident attacked his wife with a hammer, sending her to Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries.  Martin Turkiewicz stands accused of striking his wife, 86-year-old Rita More...

Local News

Just for Kids brings enrichment programs to Cheektowaga-Sloan

A local nonprofit organization will be working with Theodore Roosevelt Elementary this year to offer a before and after-school program for students. More...

Changes made to New Era Field Uber Zone

Before the Buffalo Bills’ home opener, Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced changes to the recently established Uber Zone for the remainder of the season.  • Uber vehicles will now enter the Uber Zone on Big Tree Road and queue i More...

REMEMBERING SEPT. 11

Frank Nati, an emergency medical technician; Brian Chapman, U-Crest fire chief; and Cheektowaga police Sgt. Chris Geelan place a wreath during a service commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago. More...

Police Blotter

Woman slays ferret after attack

Monday, Sept. 4  • Police received a call just after midnight from a Shanley Street resident who complained that a neighbor was being too loud while doing construction work. More...

Education

Cleveland Hill FRC hosting game night for children with autism

Beginning this week, Cleveland Hill’s Family Resource Center became home to a monthly game night geared toward helping students on the autism spectrum to build social and academic skills.  More...

News Brief

The Maryvale School District Board of Education will hold its next board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Samuel R. Bennett Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive. To view an online stream of the meeting, visit www.maryvaleufsd.org.   More...

Cleveland Hill approves $545K capital project contract

After hearing the company’s proposal and settling on a fee, Cleveland Hill’s Board of Education chose Campus Construction Management to steer work in the district’s $10.9 million capital project, scheduled to get under way next summ More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo prepares for 19th annual ‘Light The Night Walk’

Even with the extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. More...

Speaker to highlight region’s brewing history

The Cheektowaga Historical Association will host John Eiss, who will present, “Researching the First Brewers on the Niagara Frontier,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway.   More...

Birthday of the century

Gertrude R. Smith, a resident of North Cheektowaga who turned 100 years old Sept. More...

Business

Bills, Sabres partner with Airbnb

The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres have entered a partnership with Airbnb to provide an experience for fans surrounding Buffalo sporting events.  More...

M&T Bank launches business challenge to benefit community organizations

M&T Bank recently debuted the “Understanding What’s Important” business challenge, a new initiative that celebrates local businesses and the organizations they support to make a difference in their communities.  More...

Unyts blood drive scheduled to be held at New Era Field

The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a community blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 19, inside the Paul Maguire Club at New Era Field, according to a release from Pegula Sports and Entertainment.  The blood drive runs from 11 a.m. More...