May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Lancaster volunteer aids with garden walk

Lancaster resident and Cheektowaga Garden Club member Maryanne Hendricks recently volunteered her time, as well as her green thumb, to help bring a garden walk into full bloom. More...

Memorial race to support Keysa Park courts

The James Metz Memorial 5K will take place this weekend to benefit the basketball courts at Keysa Park in memory of the teenager who lost his life in a plane crash. The charity run and walk will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Opera House to bring Vegas to Lancaster

The Lancaster Opera House will present “What Happens In Vegas...” a dinner theater production at Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster, from Friday, May 29, to Sunday, May 31, with performances at 7 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Man sits on stranger’s porch, drools on his pants

Depew Wednesday, May 20 • At a grocery store, a man put more than $200 of merchandise in a bag and left without paying. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The town highway department is overloaded now; they keep putting in more streets and subdivisions. We have a problem with snow removal as it is now. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Arcese, member of Lancaster district’s Alumni Wall of Honor

Joseph Arcese, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday May 5, 2015. He was 67. Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Ryan J. Casullo, Music is Art chairman

Ryan J. Casullo, of Lancaster, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was 34. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Casullo attended Niagara University and was a manager at the Steer Restaurant before he began a career in banking. More...

Death Notice

SMITH, Arlo H. Jr., of Depew, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. He is survived by one son, Arlo III; one daughter, Danielle; four grandchildren; two brothers, Milan Boyanich and Arthur Smith; and two sisters, Arlene and Ardyce Smith. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 28 Bella Electra Strings — With special guests The Doyle Brothers, will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.riveriatheatre.org More...

Information meeting to detail specifics of $100,000 state grant

¦ Business and property owners eligible for part of available money

The Village of Lancaster Economic Development Committee will host public information meetings regarding up to $100,000 available in grant funding through the New York Main Street Program, according to Village of Lancaster Mayor Paul M. More...

New mascot vote postponed to June 3

The Lancaster School District has announced that the student committee in charge of the process to choose the new mascot has decided to delay until June 3 the vote for the top choice. More...

Depew looks to slay ‘zombie properties’

Members of the Depew Village Board are looking to the state government for some assistance regarding dilapidated properties in the area by supporting a proposed piece of legislation. More...

Editorial

Take precautions to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With summer almost underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers posed by the season. More...

Spindle items

• ONE MAN’S TRASH — In my household, we are big fans of “Antiques Roadshow” as well as “American Pickers.” I love the concept of the latter show, where two guys get to root through the homes, barns and outbuil More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoMay 29, 1890 More...

Letters to the Editor

Tunnels superior to gondola system

I am with columnist David Sherman on gondola cars at the waterfront. My fear of heights will keep me off them. It sounds like a plaintiff’s lawyer’s full employment act. More...

Voters informed, not trendy

This responds to The Bee’s editorial titled “Voting shouldn’t be limited to trendy issues.” More...

Voters must make good decisions

For years, it has been a belief that a major problem in this country has been the competency, or lack of, of our elected officials. More...

Sports

LHS track wins division titles

Lancaster High School’s girls and boys track teams won the Division I championships for a second straight year. Both teams finished their ECIC I season 5-0 with both teams winning their final road dual meet in Jamestown. More...

HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS

— The High Time Stables Equestrian Hunt Seat Team, comprised of middle- and high-school riders, tied for first place in a field of 13 teams during the recently-held Interscholastic Equestrian A More...

Lancaster advances to girls lacrosse finals

¦ Lancaster to face Frontier today for Section VI crown

The Lancaster varsity girls lacrosse team is on its way to a Section VI championship. Only one test remains, Frontier. Lancaster earned that right with a 17-8 win over rivals Clarence. More...

Lifestyles

Reinstein Woods

Experience nature from sunrise to sunset

When the pink lily pads are blooming at Reinstein Woods, it resembles a Monet painting, said Meaghan Boice-Green. The 292-acre nature preserve comprising wetlands, ponds and mature forest is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. More...

Youth Bureau helps students prep for Regents

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau is accepting registrations for its Regents exam preparation sessions from June 1 to 16. There is a limited number of openings and students should register as soon as possible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

On the Campus

Taylor M. Metzger of Depew has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at St. John Fisher College. She is the daughter of Peter and Teresa Campana and a freshman biology major. More...

Business

Lightning All Star Cheerleading aims to raise students’ skills and confidence

In 2006, Gary Leighbody and his wife, Joell, had two young girls involved in cheerleading. More...

AT&T warns about the dangers of using a smartphone while driving

New research from AT&T shows an increase in the use of social media on smartphones while driving. More...

Lancaster resident becomes associate in financial forensics group

Nicole Karchensky of Lancaster has joined the Lakelet Financial Forensics Group as an associate. She will be responsible for investigating and identifying financial weaknesses for clients and creating strategic solutions to solve their problems. More...