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MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?

Ela Orlowski and Kristina Ignacak share a dance in traditional dress during the recent Polish Festival. Oops! A Free Account is required to view this content. Please Login below or Create A Free Account to unlock this story and more! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Butterfly art metamorphosing minds



One day, The Butterfly Project hopes to display 1.5 million butterflies worldwide. In that way, there would be one piece of art representing each child who died in the Holocaust. Students at Maryvale Middle School recently became a part of this monumental goal, inching it roughly 145 small memorial pieces closer to its final goal. The Butterfly Project, according to […]

New librarian hopes to aid locations in growing like a garden



Patrons of the Cheektowaga libraries may have seen a new face around the shelves as of late, as Laura Scott has become the area’s newest librarian. While she may be new to some at her primary location, the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, and the Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, where she will also be lending a hand, Scott says that some […]

Central explores promoting effective classroom environment



The topic of “change” was a common theme discussed among board members, educators, parents and community members at Tuesday night’s Cheektowaga Central Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Each year at their organizational meetings, BOE members use this time to tweak or rewrite the BOE goals, along with reflecting on their collective and individual goals. Throughout the year, members circle back […]

Teens honored for volunteer efforts

Volunteers through the Cheektowaga Youth Engaged in Service (Y.E.S.) program were recently recognized by the Cheektowaga Youth Foundation, which presented the program as a whole with the 2022 Outstanding Youth Award during a recent meeting of the Cheektowaga Town Board. The recognition acknowledges all of the teen volunteers who give their time in service of the community as they participate […]

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Polish-American Arts Festival returns after hiatus for 42nd year



Few communities outside of Poland itself claim so much pride in their Polish heritage as Cheektowaga, and this weekend, the community will be filled with red and white celebrations for the first time since 2019. The three-day Polish-American Arts Festival will begin on Friday, July 29, and according to Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, a new and more celebratory opening is planned […]

Surplus allows Cheektowaga-Sloan to lower tax levy increase for ‘22-’23



Cheektowaga-Sloan Superintendent Andrea Galenski and Business Official Wayne Drescher both say they never stop monitoring the budget. Even after district voters approved a 2022-2023 budget featuring a 0.97% increase in the tax levy for 2022-2023, they continued to look to see how they could do better. When the 2021-2022 fiscal year ended on June 30 and they realized the district […]


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