Weekly Feature



May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day events to take place in Depew, Lancaster

In honor of Memorial Day in the Village of Depew, an American flag that has been raised above the Pentagon will ascend the flagpole in front of the village’s Municipal Building.  More...

Editorial

Take time to truly celebrate Memorial Day

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day often conjures images of backyard barbecues, beach outings and mini-vacations. More...

Spindle items

• GIVING ALL YOU’VE GOT — This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Joy Carr, who will soon be donating her hair to make wigs for patients with medical hair loss and then going Bald for Bucks to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Ins More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 23, 1889   The prospect for fruit of all kinds was never better through this section than now. Wheat is also looking excellent, and the farmers are away in advance of the season with their spring work. More...

Obituaries

Ray Allen Kraatz, deacon and youth leader

Ray Allen Kraatz, 82, of Lancaster, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.  Mr. Kraatz worked for 35 years at Universal Photonics. In 1997, he retired with the position of technical services director.  Mr. More...

Ben Sauer, 5-year-old who inspired community

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the Western New York community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.  More...

Stuart A. Rowland, active in Kiwanis, veterans’ groups

Stuart A. Rowland, 93, of Marilla, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Documentary aims to save soldiers with PTSD

American soldiers risk their lives for their country every day, often asking for nothing when they return but respect. Some make the ultimate sacrifice and never return. Others make it only halfway home. More...

Plant sale to be held by Lancaster Garden Club

The Lancaster Garden Club plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24 or until the plants are sold out. It will be in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Pleasant Avenue in Lancaster. More...

Lancaster Market receives grant, offers demonstrations

The Lancaster Market was recently named a recipient of the 2014 Discover You Can Education Grant from Ball. This year, the Lancaster Market is one of 50 farm markets chosen to participate in the nationwide program.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 22   Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Annual Meeting — Meeting will also feature “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy” film presentation, 5 p.m. More...

Film/Video

fri. 23 & sat. 24   Redwood Highway — A Buffalo first-run premiere, with Tom Skerritt and Shirley Knight, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Depew, Lancaster pass budgets, propositions

¦ Lancaster write-in candidate fails to make cut

The Depew and Lancaster school districts can breathe a sigh of relief as the budgets for the 2014-15 school year were approved by voters on Tuesday night.  More...

Lancaster author releases second novel, plans writers conference

Lancaster resident Kate Karyus Quinn released her first novel, titled “Another Little Piece” a year ago, but the author wasted no time in turning out another story for young adult readers to enjoy.  Her second novel, “Don&rsquo More...

Local News

Pediatrician stresses reading to infants

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dr. More...

Jr. SADD to host 5K race in Como Lake Park

For the first time, the Junior Students Against Destructive Decisions Club at Lancaster Middle School will be hosting a 5K race to help support Kids Escaping Drugs of Western New York and the Renaissance House in West Seneca.  More...

Depew woman to donate hair, go Bald for Bucks

¦ Efforts driven by husband’s fight with leukemia

When people are diagnosed with leukemia, their whole family feels the effects in profound ways. More...

Police Blotter

After smoking marijuana, driver stops for green light

Depew  Tuesday, May 13  • A woman reported that someone damaged her passenger-side mirror, cracked her windshield and stole a windshield wiper from her husband’s car.  Wednesday, May 14  More...

Education

Regents exam classes offered through Youth Bureau

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau is accepting registrations for its Regents exam preparation sessions from June 2 through 17.  The exam preparation classes are offered for integrated algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, biology, chemistry, globa More...

On the Campus

Ashly Burdick of Depew has been named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.  Mercyhurst University conferred degrees upon 947 students during the month of May, including Th More...

In the Military

Daniel Fosdick of Depew was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony at Canisius College on Friday. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s qualifies four for state meet

Now that the All-Catholic Championships are in the books, four of St. More...

Depew freshman throws perfect game on ‘senior night’

Sunday’s game against Springville was designed to honor the seven seniors on the team, but a freshman stole the spotlight.  Karsen Cotton — who is already in her third year on the team as a freshman — threw a perfect game as th More...

Kilijanski's Corner

Perfect is a strong word, but Depew freshman pitcher Karsen Cotton was just that on Sunday against Springville.  She set down the entire Springville lineup in order — 21 batters up, and 21 down — to accomplish such a rare feat. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pig roast to be held at Matt Urban VFW   More...

Business

Former Lancaster assistant branch manager completes compliance officer program

The Bank of Akron, which has a location at 3619 Walden Ave., Lancaster, has announced that its assistant vice president and compliance manager, Rebecca L. More...

More Americans to start summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway

AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during Memorial Day weekend — a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year.  More...

Miniature golf leagues debut at Broadway Driving Range

The Broadway Driving Range, located at 4367 Broadway in Depew, has announced new miniature golf leagues to accompany an array of existing golf and mini golf offerings.  More...