Weekly Feature

September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster Village Board looks for input on downtown revitalization

The Lancaster Village Board is reaching out to the community for answers on how to move forward with the redevelopment of the West Main Street corridor. More...

Editorial

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Bee Editorial

Cancer. It’s a scary six-letter word that can inflict fear in the hearts of those it attacks. It does not discriminate and can ravage the bodies of the smallest people, snuffing out their lights before they ever get a chance to truly shine. More...

Spindle items

• GREAT PUMPKIN FARM OPENING — The Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival will celebrate its 22nd year as one of Western New York’s favorite fall destinations when it opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1892   • Depew seems to have dropped into oblivion, at least nothing has been said about that far-famed suburb recently, says the Buffalo Enquirer. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s football drops Nichols, 49-6, to start 2-0

The St. Mary’s football team continued its impressive start to the season Saturday with a 49-6 win over Nichols at home. More...

Lancaster field hockey team returns 10 seniors

The Lancaster field hockey team will not lack in experience in 2017. The Lady Legends will have 10 seniors, which is the most they’ve ever had under coach Crystal Schunke. More...

Lancaster football wins 53-0 in romp over Lockport

Another week, another blowout for Lancaster. The Legends football team ran away with a 53-0 win on the road against Lockport. The team is now 2-0 with a total score of 102-16.  More...

Business

Lancaster investment firm prides itself on personalized service

Chasity Salvatore has been a financial adviser with Edward Jones since January 2012, moving to the company’s new location, 3615 Walden Ave. in Lancaster, more than three years ago. More...

Classes for seniors promote lifelong learning

The Greenfields Continuing Care community is teaming up with University Express, an Erie County senior services program that provides intellectual stimulation and the opportunity for lifelong learning to older adults, to provide classes on a variety More...

Events

UB RENEW Institute awards grant funding More...

Wage increase OK’d for Depew administrator

The Depew Village Board approved a retroactive salary increase for Village Administrator Maureen Jerackas at Monday night’s meeting.  Trustees and the village attorney agreed on a pay increase of 1.5 percent for June 1, 2015, to May 31, 20 More...

Write-ins surprise with numbers

2017 Primary election results

The race for two council seats in the Town of Lancaster was close Tuesday in the primaries for the Conservative and Independence parties.  In the Conservative race, Adam L. Dickman and Robert E. More...

Local News

Film series offers diverse documentary options

This fall, the Lancaster Opera House has opened its doors to the University at Buffalo sociology department to hold a free community film series.  According to a press release from UB, films will touch on a range of issues, including many that a More...

On the Campus

The University at Albany welcomes Emily Thompson of Lancaster to the class of 2021.  Melanie Augustynek of Lancaster was named to the 2017 summer dean’s list at Belmont University.  More...

In the Military

Airman Hannah Wawrowski, a 2014 graduate of Lancaster High School, has completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. More...

Obituaries

Gerald F. Pitocchelli Sr., sanitation manager

Gerald F. Pitocchelli Sr., 90, of Lancaster, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.  Mr. Pitocchelli was born on April 16, 1927, in Methuen, Massachusetts. He had been a resident of the Town of Lancaster since 1953.  A U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo prepares for 19th annual ‘Light The Night Walk’

Even with the extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. More...

Pompeii plans fall festival

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish will have its outdoor fall festival following Mass at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at 158 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. There will be food, music, a bounce house, games and raffles. Call 683-6522 to learn more. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 12 until Oct. 3.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 14   The Bobby Militello Quartet — Part of the Jazz at the Carnegie Art Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14   Jam — Jam with a musical guest to be announced, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...