Town, Chamber partner to promote Small Business Saturday

The Town of Cheektowaga and Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce are coordinating efforts this season to encourage the community to shop local on Small Business Saturday and continue doing so throughout the year, officials said. Local and state officials joined with several small-business owners and members of the business community Tuesday morning to kick off Small Business Saturday with a press […]

Zonta Club to begin 16 Days of Activism

The Cheektowaga-Lancaster Zonta Club will begin its 16 Days of Activism starting Saturday, Nov. 25, and ending on Sunday, Dec. 10, one of many local chapters to participate in the worldwide endeavor. Many Zonta International initiatives align with the United Nations and its 17 sustainable development goals, particularly the fifth goal related to gender equality. The 16 Days event will […]

Maryvale eyes strategic plan update, as current document hits midlife

Strategic plans often conjure images of an abstract, static organizational vision, but Maryvale’s guiding document is halfway through its lifespan, and the district is beginning to look toward an update. About 45 people — including parents, administrators, community members and teachers — drafted the current five-year strategic plan, adopted by the Board of Education in December 2014. The plan provides […]

Village of Sloan parking ban now in effect

Trustee Barry Ping reminded residents at the Village Board meeting on Nov. 14 that the winter parking ban in Sloan is now in effect until April 1. No vehicle can be parked on the street between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. Ping said Cheektowaga has postponed its ban until Dec. 1, but the village decided to opt out […]

Accused shooter’s mother: Son is ‘a good boy’

Viola Green, the mother of Travis Green, who was arrested last week after a shooting at a Cheektowaga Dollar General, returned to the scene on the morning of Nov. 16 to say her son is “a good boy,” Cheektowaga police said. According to Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer, Viola Green showed up at the Dollar General, 25 Gardenville Parkway […]

More students enroll in East Aurora seminary seeking peace, solutions in chaotic world

After avoiding closure in 2010-11 and rebounding to welcome its largest class of seminarians in 20 years in 2014, Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora is continuing to build on its progress, with about eight new students enrolled for 2017-18. That number is up from five new seminarians last year, and only one in 2013, and the Rev. Joseph […]

Lovejoy barbershop near school used to distribute cocaine, police say

A group of four Buffalo residents could be facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million or both, after allegedly using a barbershop to distribute cocaine. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced that Stevie Alejandro, 31; Cleophus Dentmond, know as “Face,” according to police, age 28; Gilbert Guzman, age 48; and Catherine Ramos, […]

News Briefs

The Maryvale School District will hold a public forum regarding proposed capital project updates at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the high school auditorium, 1050 Maryvale Drive. A vote on the project will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12. The Dick-Urban Community Association will hold its annual Christmas basket raffle at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Maryvale Primary School, […]

Stay safe, connected during hunting season

Bee Editorial

It’s that time of year; the leaves are crisp, the air is cool and hunters in Western New York are bundling up and heading out to the woods in the hopes of catching the “big one.” As always, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding hunters who take a deer, bear or turkey to report their game harvest. In […]

Spindle items

• TREE LIGHTINGS — ’Tis (almost) the season, and soon enough, holiday lights will be blanketing houses, fences and trees in neighborhoods throughout town. The Town of Cheektowaga will be joining in the festive spirit, with the second annual tree lighting planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, outside Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. The ceremony will include caroling by the […]