Weekly Feature

March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

NEW LIFE

— St. Mary’s senior Tyler English flies in the air past a Timon defender to score a layup in the Manhattan Cup semifinals at Canisius High School last Wednesday. More...

Editorial

County politicians must continue working together

Bee Editorial

In November, Republicans took back control of the Erie County Legislature for the first time in more than three decades. More...

Spindle items

• A GREAT LOSS — I had the good fortune of meeting Jeff Stribing for the first time at the demolition of the BOCES building not so long ago.  In the last few days, I have heard people say so many kind things about his enthusiasm, dedi More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 7, 1889   More...

Sports

Lancers breathing new life after overtime loss to Timon in semifinals of Manhattan Cup

Boys basketball

St. Mary’s had led for three full quarters — and just more than a minute into the fourth — against Bishop Timon/St. More...

Depew loses to eventual Class B champion Olean in B1 semifinals

The Depew boys basketball team reached Buffalo State in the Class B1 semifinals for the sixth time in the past eight years, but when they got there, the Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw.  On Feb. More...

Adult softball registration ongoing

Registration is now taking place for the summer of 2014 Lancaster Parks and Recreation adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Registration will run until Thursday, March 13, at the Recreation Office, 525 Pavement Road. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Breast Cancer Network will discuss nutrition   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6   Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  More...

Special Events

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Performance

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Jeffrey Stribing’s death leaves legacy of passion, involvement, kindness

Jeffrey Stribing had a love for the Village of Lancaster that went back to his days as a trustee in the 1980s and before. His death on Feb. 27 at the age of 55 has left a village to mourn a man who was equally well-loved.  More...

Poloncarz discusses State of the County

Last week, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz gave his annual State of the County address. On Friday, he sat down with West Seneca Editor Eric DeGrechie at his office in the Edward A. More...

Local News

Conference to give student first taste of journalism

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a young, aspiring journalist, Lancaster High School sophomore Emily Ziemba will have the opportunity of a lifetime as she travels to Washington, D.C. More...

Boys Scouts Fire and Ice event set for March 27

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America will look to continue its traditions of community service and leadership with one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.  The Scouts’ annual Fire and Ice event will be held from 6 More...

Airport zoning language change once again headed to Planning Board

The Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport once again became a topic of contention at Monday night’s meeting of the Lancaster Town Board.  More...

Obituaries

Diane C. Oship, community education coordinator

Diane C. Oship (nee Kopcho), 50, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Teach For America develops educators for high-need classrooms

Schools may make their learning tools available to all, but students who live in poverty can find it difficult to take advantage of them. With this in mind, Teach For America is stepping forward to eliminate educational inequality. More...

St. Basil’s to sell pierogi by the dozen

St. Basil’s Church will hold a pierogi sale featuring cheese, potato and sauerkraut pierogi by the dozen, all made with natural ingredients. 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, March 18 through April 8.  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. More...

Business

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce plans numerous events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled several events during the next month.  It will hold an A.M. Business Exchange from 8 to 9 a.m. More...

EduKids families, staff raise money for Gerard Place

EduKids Early Childhood Centers, based in West Seneca, recently raised $4,000 through an ice cream social, Valentine’s Day fundraiser and staff “Jeans Day.”  More...

Locally owned restaurants raise money for at-risk children

The locally owned and operated Pizza Hut Restaurants recently awarded $57,687 in grants for area children’s charities through their nonprofit organization, Raising Dough for Kids.  More...