Weekly Feature



August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Newly-published author returns home

Kevin Del Principe grew up on the border of West Seneca and South Cheektowaga. More...

Editorials

Start pursuing your dreams today

Bee Editorial

Kevin Del Principe is returning to the area from Los Angeles with some impressive accomplishments in his portfolio: starting a production company, finishing principal photography on a feature film and having his first novel published. More...

Spindle items

• HAVE SOME DRIVE – I was fortunate enough to pass my driving test on the first try. I think I probably got lucky with a lenient test administrator. That, however, was somewhat anomalous among my peer group. More...

Out of the Past

70 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1948   LITTLE LEADER — Three candidates were vying for the title of “little mayor” of the Walden Ave. district. ... They were John Piniewski, Ted Angielczyk and Ed Banko.  More...

Police Blotter

Customer ‘over being overcharged’

Monday, July 30  • On Hitchcock Drive, there was reportedly a screaming cockatoo in a driveway. More...

Education

Maryvale schools engage in Professional Learning Communities

Members of the Maryvale School District are learning all about teamwork — the teachers, that is.  Sharon Kramer spoke to the Board of Education during a meeting held Monday evening regarding the Professional Learning Communities model, whi More...

Lifestyles

Mountstock 2018... to be bigger and better

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Mountstock will be a little different than previous years. The teen bands will battle it out this fall at the event’s 10-year anniversary, and it will be much larger this time around.  More...

Library News

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem More...

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples through Friday, Aug. 3:  James Thomas Niwinski and Mary Ann Gentile, both of Sloan.  More...

Business

Stop at George’s for fresh local produce, flowers

George’s Produce Market, Williamsville’s old-fashioned produce stand, can be found at a new location: 1195 Wehrle Drive, at Aero Drive.  The produce stand, which has been supporting local farmers for more than 40 years, is open from More...

The Fit Physique celebrates 30 years in business

Fit Physique, known for dance and fitness classes for women and dance for children, is celebrating 30 years in business this year and now offers 44 classes.  More...

Garden store to open with mixer event

Cheektowaga will get a little greener tomorrow as Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden Inc. opens its doors.  The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Officials call for study in wake of fatal accident

In the wake of a fatal accident at the intersection of the Kensington Expressway and Union Road, state Sen. More...

Cleve Hill Board of Education approves two new policies

The Cleveland Hill Board of Education approved two new policies last week that will affect district students.  One of the new policies is titled “Participation in Graduation Ceremonies and Activities.”  District Superintendent More...

Local News

Artist, Bills alumnus pair up for charitable goal

At the WGR Sports Radio roast of Buffalo Bills alumnus Fred Jackson, artist and studio owner Ken Newton of Cheektowaga presented him with a painting.  The piece was done with acrylic paint and as a “speed painting,” meaning that it t More...

Cheektowaga library receives state funding

The Julia Boyer Reinstein Library in Cheektowaga will be getting upgrades to its heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, as well as the building’s doors, thanks to newly secured state funding.  Assemblywoman Monica Wallace and Sen. More...

Priest celebrates 50 years with Cheektowaga Mass

The Rev. Nicholas Swiatek recently celebrated his golden jubilee with a Mass of Thanksgiving at Resurrection Church on Como Park Boulevard in Cheektowaga. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chris Collins doesn’t listen

Rep. Collins does not represent the citizens of the 27th Congressional District.  More...

Obituaries

Death notices

LOVE-HOWE, Karen, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Mrs. Love-Howe is survived by one child, Timothy Love; three grandchildren; and one sibling, Pamela Love. A funeral service was held on Aug. 7 at the Amigone Funeral Home Inc.   More...

Sports

Section VI Hall of Fame names Class of 2018

The Section VI Hall of Fame will once again grow in size this December when it enshrines its Class of 2018 during a ceremony in the Southtowns.  The Class of 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled to begin with a cash bar and dinner at 5:30 p.m. More...

Junior Thunderwolves baseball to hold tryouts

The Niagara Junior Thunderwolves baseball program will be holding tryouts for its 2019 season throughout August.  More...

Voortman Cookie, BAV Services to meet in Senior Softball final

After 10 weeks of competitive play, the Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers will face BAV Services at 9:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 9   Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods — This 3-mile hike is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Meet in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike. Call 548-1401. More...

Theatre

thurs. 9-sun. 19   More...