Weekly Feature

February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Supporting the library can be fun, beautiful

Bee Editorial

There is one place in town that provides residents a door to adventure and escape, an opportunity for children to learn and grow or relax during a movie with the family, and an ongoing education for adults — all at the same time. More...

Spindle items

• WELCOME TO THE BEE, MAYOR MAUTE — This week, we welcome a new columnist to our pages with the addition of Mayor Paul Maute to the monthly lineup.  We here at The Bee are excited to hear what’s happening in the Village of Lanca More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 21, 1889   Notelets — Emma, did you get a valentine?  A pleasant surprise was given Miss Gertrude Murray one evening last week.  More...

Lifestyles

Service dogs provide freedom for children with autism

The sight of dogs with a service harness is both familiar and intriguing. 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 March 4.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through March 7.  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...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 20   Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Feb. 20, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Theatre

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Art

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Dog Control Office undergoes major changes

Lancaster’s Dog Control Office is undergoing many changes, but it does not seem that a merger with Clarence’s department is a likely option.  According to Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli, the town is, however, looking to reduce the cost More...

Depew Frosty’s denied zoning variance request

The Village of Depew Zoning Board of Appeals has denied David Del Carlo, owner of Frosty’s Ice Cream, a property variance request for the Frosty’s located at 2424 George Urban Blvd. in Depew.  More...

Local News

Alumna steps into new position serving district

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After 23 years with the West Seneca Central School District, Janice Lewandowski, the assistant manager of financial and computer services, is transitioning to a new role with the business office.  More...

Man arrested in connection with Subway restaurant robbery

Michael J. Burst, of Central Avenue in Lancaster, has been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Subway restaurant on Walden Avenue, according to Lancaster Police Capt. William J. More...

Beat the winter blues with board games, breakfast

The Town of Lancaster Recreation Department will once again offer “Beat the Winter Blues” as a part of Lancaster-Depew Family Asset Building Month. This event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Kenmore steals Federation title away from Lancaster/Iroquois in double overtime

Lancaster/Iroquois’ girls hockey team gave Kenmore all it could handle in Friday’s Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation title game at the Northtowns Center, but in the end Kenmore’s big-game experience — and ov More...

St. Mary’s sets program records with win against St. Francis

Boys Federation ice hockey

One win for the Lancers against St. Francis on Feb. 12 set three separate program records.  The Lancers defeated St. Francis 7-3, earning the right to play against Bishop Timon/St. Jude in the Catholic Federation playoff semifinals.  More...

Buffalo Wings baseball team looking for players

The Buffalo Wings 11 and under travel baseball team currently has up to two open roster spots for its 2014 team. The team will be playing in eight local and regional tournaments, along with a league play season as well. More...

Business

WNY Home & Garden Expo scheduled Feb. 20-23

The Western New York Home & Garden Expo will be taking place Feb. 20-23 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway. The show times are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Classes to offer insight into long-term care options

Advances in medicine and science have provided longer life spans, and while the additional time is a gift to many, the added years also require long-term planning.  Classes provided by Les Robinson, long-term-care specialist, seek to provide ans More...

Chamber of Commerce to combine three popular events into one day

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the fifth annual Business Conference and Trade Show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...