Alena Huynh and LaMar Reeves III were crowned queen and king, respectively, during the Homecoming festivities at Cheektowaga Central.

Higgins, Flight 3407 families push FAA reauthorization as deadline nears

Federal Aviation Administration programs, including safety rules supported by the Flight 3407 families, are set to expire this weekend, and the family members, with Rep. Brian Higgins, urged Congress to approve the reauthorization bill at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Monday. It’s been almost 10 years since Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed into a Clarence Center home, killing all […]

Town, developers work toward payment plan for prospective affordable apartments

The Cheektowaga Town Council held two public hearings at its Tuesday meeting regarding a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes plan for the developers of two Old Union Road properties. A current payment in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, agreement between the town and Vincent Properties Inc. covering the Glenwell senior living community at 2248 Old Union Road is set to expire in 2023, but the parties have […]

Broadway actor teaches class at Cleveland Hill

The soundtrack from “Newsies” bounced around Cleveland Hill High School’s auditorium as Broadway professional Daniel Quadrino taught about 60 students this past Monday. Quadrino is currently performing as Mike Teavee in the production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He also performed in the Broadway show of “Newsies,” which is the musical selected for Cleveland […]

Senior Wishes to honor veterans with week of wishes

Senior Wishes, a local nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of deserving seniors, is planning a week of wish granting dedicated to senior veterans of Erie and Niagara counties. Senior Wishes representatives said the organization plans to grant at least one wish a day from Nov. 12 through 16 and is seeking applications from qualified veterans. According to Wendy Miller […]

Villa Maria College debuts website for Achieve Program

Last week, Villa Maria College launched www.achieveatvilla.com, a brand new website featuring the college’s one-of-a-kind Achieve Program for Students with Learning Differences. “The website was carefully designed to cater to both parents and prospective students, acting as a one-stop-shop that clearly lays out how the Achieve Program goes beyond the typical accommodations that students with learning differences receive in College,” […]

Alzheimer’s Association sets date for community forum

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is looking for public input on how to best serve the needs of those living with dementia and their care partners across the Southtowns. The Southtowns Family YMCA, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., will host a community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The public is welcome to attend, learn more about […]

Depew recognizes longtime leaders, welcomes new village historian

The Depew ice rink will now be known as the Donald E. Kwak Arena as of the Depew Village Board meeting Monday night, to recognize the former parks and recreation director for his service to the Depew community. Kwak served as Depew recreation director for 22 years, from 1964 to 1986, where he ran many recreation programs attended by hundreds […]

Former principal begins new Cleve Hill position

Cleveland Hill students might be wondering why their former high school principal, Jill Sherman, is still walking around the schools. This year she isn’t the principal, but she is the director of student and staff health and safety. Sherman said this is her 14th year involved in the district. She was appointed as temporary director in May as Timothy Wiles […]

Safety technicians to offer free car seat checks

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The common phrase “buckle up” is an important reminder not only for adults and teenagers, but also for everyone, even the littlest members of the family. And this responsibility is in the hands of a parent or caregiver. As part of National Seat Check Week, certified child passenger safety technicians will be offering free car seat checks and education to […]