Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Editorials

Out of the Past

70 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1948

LITTLE LEADER — Three candidates were vying for the title of “little mayor” of the Walden Ave. district. ... They were John Piniewski, Ted Angielczyk and Ed Banko.

RUNNING AWAY WITH IT — Wives, children and grandchildren sat in stunned silence as Casey’s scored 20 runs over the Old Timers behind the one-hit shutout of Dick Daly. ... The game was for the benefit of the new Ladies’ auxiliary of the Bellvue Volunteer Fire Co.

FOR THE KIDS — Children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Orphanage, William Street, Cheektowaga, were entertained by members of the Boyle Hose Co. No. 1. ... There were games and pony rides to the delight of the children.

60 Years Ago Aug. 28, 1958

FIRE ON THE RAILROAD — Eight thousand railroad ties burned in a spectacular fire along three-quarters of a mile of track near William Street, Sloan. … Fire Chief Stanley Stephaniak praised volunteers from Sloan Active Hose Co. for their seven and a half-hour stint.

BACK TO SCHOOL — Sloan Schools were preparing for the first day of the new school year, Sept. 3. The district hired 18 new teachers.

45 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1973

SUMMER FUN — Erie County Legislator Alfred Wnek prepared to leave for Fantasy Island with 200 children who joined him for the annual outing. Wnek has been taking Cheektowaga youths to the summer jaunt for at least the last 10 years.

SOLID SECOND — Six athletes from Cheektowaga earned gold medals and helped the town place second in the Junior Track and Field Olympics Meet in Hamburg.

35 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1983

BUDGETARY BUZZ — The Cheektowaga Central Board of Education, which had little response from parents since the defeat of the $10,489,552 budget in June, was surprised Monday night with petitions asking for a budget revote.

SAFETY FIRST — The Cheektowaga Central School District and Cheektowaga Police will discuss precautions to ensure walking students will be safe if the school year begins without full bus transportation.

GOING FOR GOLD — With a cannon, crosses and graves, the Cheektowaga Historical Society hopes to walk away with a first place prize in the judging of historical exhibits at the Erie County Fair.

5 Years Ago Aug. 8, 2013

ACTIVE LIFE — Creating active lifestyles for the residents at Asbury Pointe Retirement Community is just one of the responsibilities Hilary Peacock has taken on in her new position. In March, the Cheektowaga resident was named recreation service manager at Asbury Pointe. Her main goal is to develop and implement a recreation and wellness program that encompasses physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual activities for the community’s residents.

GRAFFITI KNITTING — The hobby’s origins date to the first millennium, but that is not to say it’s dying out or needs to be found again by the likes of Indiana Jones. The art of knitting remains relevant in the lives of many people, bringing all ages and genders together in artistic thought, fulfilling discussion and altruistic motive. Women 44 years of age and older make up the majority of the knitting culture, but emerging knitters of a younger generation are using their stitching as a means of expression.

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