Weekly Feature



February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew gears up for varying stages of sewer work

Three resolutions related to a state mandate to update Depew’s sewer system were passed at Monday night’s Village Board meeting: one to execute a grant agreement with the state Environmental Facilities Corp., another acknowledging that se More...

Editorial

It takes a village to encourage kindness

Bee Editorial

It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager just starting out in high school or the teacher on the other side of the desk: Everyone appreciates a little bit of kindness in their lives. More...

Spindle items

• TASK FORCE — Depew’s Tax Relief Task Force has a year under its belt, and although it was informative for the residents involved, three have chosen to give other community members a chance to be part of the group.  One spot is More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1893   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

SKIBNIEWSKI, James P., of Williamsville, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Mr. Skibniewski is survived by two children, Brenda McKay and Carrie Ann Skibniewski, and two grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Feb. 10 from the Lancaster-Depew Chapel. More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities puts focus on job training for 2018 appeal

In its 94th year, the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo appeal will once again work to raise $11 million to fund a host of programs that meet the needs of roughly 153,000 Western New Yorkers who live in poverty or are in crisis. More...

VFW sets ‘Winter Weenie Warmer’

The Veterans of Foreign Wars AMVETS Post 7275 will hold its “Winter Weenie Warmer” from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. There will be Polish sausage, hot dogs, chili and special raffles. 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 until Feb. 20. More...

Business

Anderson’s Frozen Custard to celebrate 100th birthday of company’s founder

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Greta Anderson, founder of Anderson’s Frozen Custard, the company is inviting customers to share in the festivities.  Greta Anderson founded the company with her husband, Carl, in 1946.  More...

BlueCross BlueShield to present series of winter activities

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York presents Fearless February, a series of free, healthy activities for families to enjoy during Winter Break. Fearless February includes a mix of indoor and outdoor events taking place across Western New York. More...

Blood pressure screenings to kick off American Heart Month

As part of American Heart Month in February, the Erie County Clerk’s Office and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have teamed up to offer free blood pressure screenings at auto bureaus across the county.  More...

Board gets update on LHS class preparing freshmen for success

Hillview club teaching good citizenship

During their February meeting on Monday, members of the Lancaster Central Board of Education received updates on two programs that are spreading kindness and support in the district and beyond, in the week before its annual Day of Kindness.  (S More...

Village Board moves forward with sewer project

The Lancaster Village Board adopted two resolutions and received one piece of correspondence at Monday’s meeting pertaining to the sanitary sewer replacement project at Brady Avenue and Cambria Street.  More...

Events

Junior League to offer two scholarships   More...

Local News

SOUPER WEEKEND

— Edward Smith III, right, and his sons Chase, far left, and Lee, make their donation to Souper Bowl Sunday at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish, 1 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster. More...

Speyer, town’s assistant chief of police, announces judge candidacy

The town’s assistant chief of police, James Speyer Jr., is launching a campaign for a Cheektowaga town justice post, he announced Monday.  Speyer will first seek the Democratic Party’s endorsement before courting support from the Rep More...

Universal Pre-K offered at Lancaster

The Lancaster School District is accepting applications for a tuition-free universal prekindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year.  The district’s UPK provider is located at 149 Central Ave. in Lancaster. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a bus driver in Lancaster, I am traveling roads filled with snow. What is the highway superintendent doing? Kids have to walk through this, and we have to drive through it. Roads are completely covered with a couple inches of snow. More...

Sports

Three Lancaster wrestlers win in Section VI Championship Meet

The Lancaster wrestling program put forth yet another strong postseason performance over the weekend, with three Legends wrestlers winning titles at the Section VI State Qualifier Meet.  More...

Andreessen among three Legends to commit to college athletics

A Lancaster two-sport star was among three athletes to make a decision on their college athletic careers Wednesday. More...

Depew swimmer Vannelli qualifies for Section VI Championship Meet

Mitchell Vannelli was certainly the bright spot for the Depew swimming and diving team at Class C Championships this past weekend. The sophomore star qualified for the Section VI Championship Meet in one event and placed high in another.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Workshops/Classes

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Concerts

thurs. 15   The Smile Case will perform, along with Ophelia’s Looking Glass, North Divide, Echota, Nurse Joyful, and more, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com  More...