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Couple to participate in Revolutionary War re-enactment

A Lancaster couple is preparing to go into battle. More...

Local News

Iroquois student makes National Development Sled Hockey Team

Nathan Bryant, a junior at Iroquois High School, has just moved a bit closer to his dream of competing in the Paralympics as a member of the sled hockey team. More...

Broadway Driving Range sets ‘Closest to Pin’ tourney

The Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf will host its 12th annual “Closest to the Pin” competition on Friday, Aug. 14, with proceeds to benefit Wings Flights of Hope. The competition will take place from noon to 7 p.m. More...

CARNIVAL KIDS

— Director Ken Kowalski, left, is shown with Abigail Fridmann, Pam Tarapacki, Mason Scherer, Lydia Hyla and Sarah Ptak, the five members of the Lancaster High School Carnival Kids Steel Orchest More...

Letters to the Editor

Media prolonging mascot controversy

Perhaps if the media would stop reporting about the Lancaster mascot “controversy” the issue would fizzle out. By continuing to fuel the fire, the media is reinforcing the negative behavior of the protesters. More...

Trash patrol may need new approach

To ZIP code 14086: After many efforts to muster the troops for trash patrol, maybe a different approach will produce better results. If residents patrolled their own domain, the problem could be solved with minimal time spent. More...

Rose paid his debt; time to move on

Thank you very much for the very well-written viewpoint on Pete Rose in the July 23 Bee. Mr. Sherman’s viewpoint clearly is honest and recognizes Mr. Rose for who he truly had been during his baseball years as a player. Mr. More...

Education

Honor students announced at Lancaster Middle School

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year: Grade 8 More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair

prepares for 176th exhibition

For the 176th year, the Hamburg Fairgrounds are being prepared for the footsteps of fried dough-toting fairgoers who will visit the venue for the Erie County Fair, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

Faith United Methodist Church schedules rummage, bag sale

Faith United Methodist Church, at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster, will hold its annual rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Admission costs $2, and there will be a bag sale at 1 p.m. More...

On the Campus

Erica Braunschweig of Lancaster has been named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2015 semester. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Art

sat. 1 Geminoid — Two art shows in one by Chris McGee, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continues through Oct. 1 at McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...

Taste of Lancaster to feature variety of vendors

The annual Taste of Lancaster will take place Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster, and will include tasty treats and stage entertainment. Taste’s first two-day event will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Depew announces rink audit, acknowledges heroin problem

Depew’s ice rink will receive an audit this year, Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz said Monday night at the Village Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Summer party season no excuse to turn a blind eye

Bee Editorial

Summer is a time filled with backyard barbecues, family picnics and graduation parties. And, sure, there is going to be alcohol at many of them. More...

Spindle items

• A WEEK ABROAD — This week, rather than staring at my computer screen, I have been taking in the scenery of South Africa and will return to the office just after this edition goes to print. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years AgoAug. 2, 1990 More...

Police Blotter

Erratic driver accused of punching officer

Depew Tuesday, July 21 • An officer responded to a Caroline Lane resident regarding false charges totaling $48.75 on a Macy’s credit card. The card had already been canceled, and Macy’s card department was informed. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I have a safety concern. One of the main dump trucks has not had a amber warning light since the winter. It has been broken. Is the village that bad financially that we can’t fix this? More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KELLY, Donald R., formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, July 24, 2015. Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War. More...

Sports

Lancaster National hosts Christmas in July event

¦ Event draws in 200 donated toys for charity

With five months until the big day, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway hosted “Christmas in July” night on Saturday for the Seneca Resorts & Casinos Stock Car program. More...

LANCASTER PASSING CHAMPS

- On July 17, ten players from the Orchard Park Freshman and JV Football teams entered a JV 7-on-7 passing tournament hosted by Lancaster High School. More...

Golf results

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Vacation Bible School for children offered More...

Business

Splash and Dash boutique ready for four-legged customers

Dogs of all sizes and fur are being encouraged to set their paws in Splash and Dash, a dog-grooming boutique that opened on Transit Road in June. More...

Restaurant Association head discusses transition to new minimum wage

Business owners discussed the potential minimum wage increase for fast-food workers at the July 16 East Aurora Chamber of Commerce meeting, and it appears the change might not have a smooth transition. More...

‘Thank-A-Vet’ outreach event slated for August

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will host a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...