Hospice center names new CEO

Flint D. Besecker has been named the new chief executive officer of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. The center’s board of trustees appointed Besecker on Oct. 13. Prior to his new role, he served as interim CEO of CHPC following the recent resignation by former CEO William E. Finn. Besecker has served in […]


Relatives of 3407 crash victims to speak to BNTP The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals will hold its November meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. The guest speakers will be Susan Bourque and Karen Eckert, two sisters whose third sister, Beverly Eckert, died in the February 2009 crash of […]

Better Business Bureau warns against identity theft

Identity theft is a sneaky crime. Someone creeping into your personal files, your home computer and even looking through your trash. The crook can be a stranger, a neighbor or more often than not, a family member or friend. The Better Business Bureau and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo are encouraging the public to fight identity theft by taking […]

Elderwood wins prestigious award

ElderWood Health Care at Maplewood, 225 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, became the sixth skilled nursing, subacute care and rehabilitation residence in the company to win the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Silver Quality Award, formerly known as the Step II Award, last week. This year, 271 nursing homes and assisted living communities nationwide applied for the […]

Native wins alumni award

Roman Jaworowicz, CEO and president of JAW Hospitality Management and Consultants, will be presented with the Missouri Valley College Outstanding Alumni Award at homecoming festivities Oct. 22. Jaworowicz, has been a Best Western Member since 1985 and is the first Canadian hotelier to serve on the board of directors. A native of Cheektowaga, he is the owner of the Best […]


Children can eat free at Applebee’s

Before the trick-or-treating begins, the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Cheektowaga invites children 10 and younger to put on their costumes and enjoy a free meal on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31. On Halloween only, children can choose one free entrée from the following options on the Kids Menu: chicken fingers, mini cheeseburger, grilled cheese sandwich, macaroni and cheese, […]

In brief

Hands-On Therapeutic Massage, 42 South Warsaw St., Depew, will hold informational mini-services from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Friday of each month. For more information and reservations, call 913-8370. The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly Morning Business Exchange from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Lucky’s Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, Depew, through October. For […]

Residents must remember their options

Taxes are high. New fees pop up everywhere you look. Jobs are difficult to find. People flee to more fiscally stable areas. Those are all the signs of economic struggles. Sound familiar? Yep, we’re all dealing with those issues, which makes sustaining a household in this area more and more difficult by the day. Taxpayers clamor for lower taxes like […]

Spindle items

• SHOOTING BLANKS — Sgt. Bill Cranston of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office pointed out a very valuable lesson during Monday’s SWAT demonstration at the Alden training facility. While attempting to use the bomb robot to defuse a “suspicious package” during an exercise, Cranston tried to shoot a blast of water at the package three times with no success. Each […]