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Depew man assists three boaters on sinking vessel

Richard Nawojski was enjoying a day on the water on July 7, when he witnessed a situation that was rapidly becoming dangerous. More...

Local News

Parade chair cherishes Polish tradition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Mira Szramel came to the United States from Poland 27 years ago, rich with traditions from her native country, and has spent her life working to ensure they are passed down to her children and grandchildren. More...

Lancaster Garden Walk begins Friday evening

The annual Lancaster Garden Walk will begin Friday, July 18, and many residents will be sharing their botanical wonders through Sunday, July 20. More...

Two Lancaster residents charged with DWI

New York State Police conducted a sobriety road check on Broadway in the Village of Alden, and additional patrols of the area, on Saturday evening. The troopers were assisted by Erie County Stop DWI with the setting up of the road check. More...

Police Blotter

Woman struck by car goes to mall, then the hospital

Depew Monday, July 7 • The rent for a Laverack Avenue apartment was left on the same step the tenants always leave it on, but somebody apparently stole it. More...

Education

Students named to honor roll at Depew High School

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Depew High School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Grade 12 More...

Lancaster and Depew students named to St. Mary’s First Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the First Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-2014 school year at St. Mary’s High School: Depew Grade 12 More...

On the Campus

Brockport State College has named the following students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester: Amanda Dianetti, Jeffrey Kuciel, Kaitlin Schrimmel, Emily Boughton, Emily Henrich and April Madera, all of Lancaster, and Lauren Hartmann, More...

Lifestyles

Families take their hometown on vacation for photo contest

For more than 20 years, Bee Newspapers has featured dedicated readers taking time away from their busy lives to rest, relax and to participate in the Me and My Bee photo contest. The contest comprises reader-submitted creative vacation photos. More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 19. • Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Local company awarded purchase agreement by Bureau of Land Management

Ecology and Environment Inc., headquartered at 368 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, was recently awarded a third successive Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to provide environmental support services. More...

Modern business event to be hosted on historic site

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business After Hours and New Member Orientation event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St. More...

Seminar to discuss health care options

Lawley Benefits Group, the employee benefits branch of Lawley Insurance, is hosting a presentation explaining what private exchanges are and how they can reduce businesses’ health care budgets. More...

Area fire departments help Roswell patient find positivity - Free Access

Dave Blank, a   patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and  a volunteer firefighter with the North Boston Fire Company, has   a new way to get motivated in his fight against a disease. More...

Village of Lancaster planning charity softball tournament

Mayor Paul Maute announced during Monday’s board meeting that the Village of Lancaster will again host a charity softball tournament. More...

Editorial

Hero House Giveaway an opportunity to thank veterans

Bee Editorial

While people in their 20s and 30s and even many in their 40s have no way to fully understand what it felt like to be a part of the generations that experienced the Vietnam War firsthand, we walk among a great number of people who do — and many More...

Spindle items

• DRIVING SOBER — The point has certainly been made by me in this paper, as well as by many others in various fashions, that drinking and driving are a terrible combination. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 18, 1889 The Legislature of Missouri at its recent session passed a bill which prohibits the marriage of first cousins, and declares such marriage absolutely void. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Another Fourth of July has come and gone and, as usual, no illegal fireworks enforcement by the Lancaster Police Department. At least they are consistent. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CARTWRIGHT, Richard L., of Lancaster, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Mr. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson will be featured each week throughout the summer

Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court. Not by playing, but by refereeing. More...

Lancaster hosting lacrosse ‘mini camp’

The Lancaster boys lacrosse program will be holding a summer “mini-camp” at the Lancaster High School lacrosse fields from Monday, Aug. 4, to Wednesday, Aug. 6. The camp will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

With historic playoff run, Depew football earns top nod

2013-14 Team of the Year

There were plenty of quality options when it came time to choose the 2013-14 Lancaster/Depew Team of the Year, but the Depew football team kept standing out above the rest. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 18 Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851, www.foothillstrailclub.org More...

Art

fri. 18 Hallwalls 2014 Members Exhibition — Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, and continues through Aug. 29, and ends with a closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 17-sun. 20 More...