Weekly Feature



August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Caution should be king when traveling to school

Bee Editorial

In roughly three weeks, students in the Ken-Ton and Twin Cities areas will be heading back to school in buses, on bicycles, on foot and in cars. More...

Spindle items

• DIGGING IN — If you are a homeowner or a business owner and thinking about any project that will involve excavation, remember that before you operate machinery, you must first operate a telephone.  More...

Out of the Past

70 Years Ago Aug. 26, 1948   FRESHLY BAKED — A Depew serviceman, Stephen Zasowski, and his brother, Adolf, opened the Sloan Baking Co. on Reiman Street, Sloan.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

VOHWINKEL, Daniel A. Jr., of Depew, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Mr. Vohwinkel is survived by his parents, Virginia (nee Helak) and Daniel Vohwinkel Sr., and one sibling, Dawn Wolcott. A private funeral service will be held by the family. More...

Sports

MAGICAL MOMENT

The 16U West Seneca Magic - Antalek travel softball team recently won the Metro League “B” Division championship by shutting out top-seeded North Tonawanda Diamond Jax in the final, 2-0. More...

Section VI Hall of Fame names Class of ’18

The Section VI Hall of Fame will once again grow in size this December when it enshrines its Class of 2018 during a ceremony in the Southtowns.  The Class of 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled to begin with a cash bar and dinner at 5:30 p.m. More...

Silver Surfers claim Senior Softball title

The Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers lost only two games during the 2018 50+ Senior Softball League, with both defeats coming at the hands of BAV Services.  On Saturday morning at Cheektowaga Town Park, the Surfers got revenge with an unexpected 1 More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Sloan summer concerts under way   The Sloan Arts Council and Village of Sloan’s annual summer concert series will continue Thursday, Aug. 23. All performances are free and run from 7 to 9 p.m. in Griffith Park. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 16   Blues Daddio’s — Part of the Bikes & Blues Night, 6 p.m., Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Road, Amherst. 833-9464  More...

Concerts

thurs. 16   Award-winning country performer, Miranda Lambert, with award-winning special guest, Little Big Town, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Darien Lake Amphitheater, 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center; $. More...

Film/Video

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Sloan to build new splash pad

Children in the Village of Sloan will have a new way to cool off next summer. More...

Federal grant to assist law enforcement

The Town of Cheektowaga will submit a grant application to receive $15,663 in funding to enhance public safety efforts in the region.  More...

Muddy Buffalo offers a fun challenge for local athletes

Joseph A. More...

Local News

Deputy supervisor relinquishes role

Councilmember Tim Meyers announced on Tuesday morning that he has relinquished his duties as deputy supervisor for the Town of Cheektowaga effective that day.  According to Meyers, running for supervisor has been a long-time dream, which he is n More...

Fresh Air Fund program returns to WNY

About a dozen families from throughout Western New York gathered at 4 p.m. More...

Cheektowaga, Depew residents honored in Purple Heart book

On Aug. 7, National Purple Heart Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns was joined by more than 50 Purple Heart recipients and their families to unveil the new “William J. More...

Police Blotter

Confused raccoon wears soup can as a hat

Monday, Aug. 6  • A man allegedly threatened to slash another man’s tires and key his car. More...

Education

Villa Maria to host six-part concert series

The performance lineup for Villa Maria College’s 2018-19 M&T Concert Series has been set, and the college will host six free concerts between September and March.  More...

Villa Maria names new department chair

Ann Rivera, an assistant professor of English at Villa Maria College, has been named the new chair of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.  More...

On the Campus

Lisa Plonka of Cheektowaga has graduated from the University at Albany with a master’s degree in curriculum development and instructional technology.   More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. More...

Cheektowaga Library News

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem More...

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, More...

Business

Self-driving electric vehicle makes its debut at University at Buffalo

Olli has arrived.  The self-driving electric shuttle, which advances New York State as a hub for autonomous vehicle research, was demonstrated last week on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.  More...

Tyke Tuesday to host firefighters

The Walden Galleria’s Summer Kids Club program will host a fire and safety day with U-Crest Fire Department from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. More...

AppleTree will house Social Services office

The Erie County Department of Social Services will be opening an office in AppleTree Business Park, 2875, Union Rd., Cheektowaga, according to the McGuire Development Co.  The ECDSS offices will be moving from 478 Main St., Buffalo, where they w More...