Weekly Feature



June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Village of Lancaster’s bond rating improves

The Village of Lancaster’s bond rating has increased from an A+ to an AA-, which qualifies it as “quality investment grade,” Village Clerk Michael Stegmeier said during Monday’s Village Board meeting.  More...

Editorial

Facebook, social media can make it hard to save face

Bee Editorial

Technology and communication are powerful things. Put the two together and you get social media, the influence of which is so great that it is not altogether quantifiable.  More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBERING TO HELP, HELPING TO REMEMBER — If you’ve read my spindles before, you may have caught a reference or two to how close to home the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease have been for my family and me.  Both of my gra More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 13, 1889   If you put 20 drops of turpentine into two quarts of boiling water and inhale the steam you will find the smothering sensation induced by cold in your head will soon disappear. More...

Police Blotter

Woman craftily steals jewelry from hobby shop

Depew  Monday, June 2  • A woman who appeared to be in her late 40s or early 50s apparently stole 13 packages of jewelry from a local hobby store.  • An officer noticed and extinguished a fire in a dumpster on Olmstead Avenue More...

Sports

Depew falls to Eden in finals for second consecutive year

It was a championship level played game by both teams, but only one could walk away victorious.  For the second straight year, Eden topped Depew to win the Class B championship with a 2-1 victory on June 4 at Niagara Wheatfield High School. More...

Two long innings let lead slip away against Victor

Lancaster baseball

The Redskins took an early lead in Saturday’s Far West Regional game against Victor — and extended it to three — but couldn’t hold on to secure the win.  Two long innings doomed Lancaster as Victor scored five runs in the More...

All-Bee Lax teams slated for next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Lacrosse Teams in next week’s edition. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 12   Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 12, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...

Investigation underway in Depew regarding Facebook comments

An investigation is underway following comments made on Facebook involving Depew Mayor Steven Hoffman and members of the Depew Fire Department, according to Chief Stan Carwile of the Depew Village Police.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Page, Mulcahy inducted into St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Two more St. Mary’s High School graduates are now in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Adam Page, class of 2010, and Larry Mulcahy, class of 1975, were inducted on Tuesday night.  More...

Local News

Student to volunteer, seek simplicity on Navajo Reservation

Students graduating from Canisius College will often say that the idea of serving others has played a major role in shaping their secondary education. More...

Cantalician Center receives new books through ‘Be Inspired’ literacy award

Students at the Cantalician Center, 2409 George Urban Blvd., Depew, will have a few more books to sink their minds into, thanks to First Book-Western New York.  The nonprofit organization recently gave books to 25 programs locally, including the More...

Book group celebrates 10 years of literature and love

The Book Divas began their journey through a slew of literature a decade ago. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many thanks to great neighbors

On Memorial Day, my wife of 60 years was walking home on Terrace Boulevard to our home. She tripped on broken sidewalk and fell to the walk.  I want to thank the lady who called for help. More...

Education

On the Campus

Potsdam State College has named Julie Chaves, Katherine Kessler, Daniel Martzlufft, Kaylie Streit and Kirk Sweet, all of Lancaster, and Jacob Mac David of Bowmansville to the president’s list for the spring 2014 semester.  More...

St. Mary's High School Graduation 2014

WE SALUTE YOU — St. Mary's salutatorian, Erica Swannie, addresses her classmates and guests during St. Mary's commencement exercises held on June 4. More...

Lifestyles

Opinions on caffeine run hot and cold

Caffeine. One week it’s viewed as a deadly toxin and the next week praised as a miracle drug.  Some say it can destroy the nervous system, and others say it has benefits that can prevent common cancers. More...

Bel Canto seeking young singers

The ABC Bel Canto Choirs are seeking singers in grades two through 11, with a special need for students entering grades three, four and five in the fall. 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...

Business

Meditation sailing returns to Buffalo

Dr. James Pilc and Spirit of Buffalo recently announced that meditation sails on the Buffalo waterfront will return for the season. The two-hour sails include one hour of guided meditation. Sails cost $59 per person and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

County comptroller invests all banking business with M&T

Erie County has selected M&T Bank as its exclusive provider of banking services, according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw and M&T Bank Regional President Jeffrey A. Wellington.  More...

Lancaster man celebrates decade with McGuire Group

Robert Kordylewski of Lancaster, recently celebrated his 10-year employment anniversary with the McGuire Group.  More...