Scranton’s Thruway Builders Supplies’ new display offers glimpse of landscaping ideas

If you are dreaming of extending your living space into the great outdoors, Scranton’s Thruway Builders Supplies Corp. has a new display area that can help turn those visions into reality. The business at 3360 Walden Ave., Depew, recently created an outdoor living area on its property to help residents better visualize what features would look like in their own […]


Hispanic Women’s League expands scholarships New scholarship opportunities through the Hispanic Women’s League are open to area college students who have completed a year of degree credit courses, live in the Niagara region and show a dedicated commitment to the Hispanic community. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 […]

Lifetime Health Medical Group, Univera partner to promote proper hand washing

Lifetime Health Medical Group, which offers urgent and primary care with an office in West Seneca, is one of several local businesses that have partnered with Univera Healthcare to spread the important message of proper hand washing through its “Green & Clean” initiative. In addition to Lifetime Health, Aquarium of Niagara, Extreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park, Fantastic Sam’s and Martin’s […]

Broadway Driving Range plans summer events

Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf, 4367 Broadway, Depew, will hold a free Antique Tractor Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11, featuring tractors from the 1940s and 50s. Other events include: • Miniature Golf Tournament, Tuesday, July 13, shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Two divisions: 15 and younger and 16 and older. Prizes, snacks and beverages. • […]

Business event

Children’s Summer Theater will feature Glenn Colton at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Center Court Stage at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road. The performance is the first of eight shows planned for the summer. For more information, call 633-1600.

Don’t challenge the hot weather

It’s finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean that taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. While this reminder may seem common knowledge, we were surprised at the number of people who were outdoors on Sunday through Tuesday either exercising or participating in activities that kept them outdoors for long […]

Spindle items

• NOT THAT HOT — So you think this is hot? Hot is Las Vegas in July or August. I used to live there, and one summer, the temperature climbed to 112 or thereabouts every day for a couple of weeks. And it didn’t cool down much at night. I believe the nighttime low was 97. Don’t even think about […]

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 7, 1955 MEETING DEADLINE — Edward H. Pfohl, Cheektowaga receiver of taxes and assessments, reported that 97.57 percent of the county taxes were collected before the July 1 deadline. NAMES, PLEASE — All teams registered to play midget, junior or intermediate baseball at Cheektowaga Town Park were requested to hand in a roster of all of […]

Administration gets failing grade for lack of transparency

He says one thing but then allows key members of his cabinet and other staffers to do the exact opposite. That is how I am summing up President Barack Obama’s rambling rhetoric about how the federal government is providing the public with more opportunities to have access to public documents. Some recent polls have found that I am not the […]

Hydroelectric proceeds must benefit Western New York

Niagara Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders and economic engines, empties at our feet, yet many Western New Yorkers haven’t felt a drop of its providence. Instead, they watch the lion’s share of the falls’ hydroelectric proceeds pass them by, flowing to distant communities while theirs founder. In the midst of a historic recession, we can’t afford to […]