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June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster Town Board accepts audit

¦ Auditors find no major financial issues after review

The Lancaster Town Board unanimously accepted the findings of an external audit conducted by accountants Drescher & Malecki during its meeting on Monday.  The board accepted end-of-year audits for the town as well as for the Department of th More...

Editorial

Summer months should be spent outdoors

Bee Editorial

Residents of Western New York spend a fair portion of the year operating in freezing temperatures, on significantly shortened stints of daylight and largely locked away in our homes forgetting what the color green actually looks like.  More...

Spindle items

• RUNNING FOR THE RIGHT REASONS — Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Matt Perillo, who was heavily involved in youth sports prior to his passing last year, but I have been able to see on numerous occasions the impact he had More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 20, 1889   There are 5,000 bicycles and tricycles in Buffalo.  Canopy top sun umbrellas are very stylish and those with long handles, if awkward, are yet fashionable.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, after getting a whopper of a tax bill, we do not need the luxuries of any special events. More...

Education

Students receive first honors at Canisius High School

The following Canisius High School students from the areas of Lancaster and Depew received first honors for the fourth marking period of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 9  Joshua Dachille  Grade 10   More...

Sports

Continued success makes Lancaster a First-Team lock

When it comes to girls lacrosse in Western New York, few teams are building a reputation approaching that of the dynastic Orchard Park boys program as Lancaster.  More...

Player of Year Gabriel uses determination to succeed

Grace under pressure. If ever there was a way to sum up what the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year brought to the field every day, that would be it.  More...

All-Bee Softball named next week

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

Business

Lancaster Chamber gives awards to businesses, community members

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals in the community during its annual Chamber Awards Luncheon last week.  Three businesses were chosen to be recognized in the category of Businesses of the Year, and honored More...

Instructor to golf to end cancer

As the golf pro and office manager at the Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf, Mike Callahan knew that golfing 100 holes in one day would be tough, but that it was nothing compared to the challenges faced by children battling cancer.  More...

Anderson’s joins ‘Thank-A-Vet’ program

Anderson’s Frozen Custard is offering the “Thank-A-Vet” discount at all seven of its locations.  The discount program is an initiative started by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs to offer veterans a 10 percent discount at partic More...

Probe into Facebook comments closed with no charges filed

A police investigation into what Depew Mayor Steven Hoffman viewed as threatening comments on Facebook has been closed without charges being filed.  More...

Depew schools lose board member, gain new logo

The Depew Board of Education said goodbye to another year as well as to one of its members during Tuesday night’s meeting.  Michael Fusani, the youngest member of the board, attended his last meeting as a member, as he did not run for re-e More...

Local News

Hair dresser styling cure for cancer

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Michelle Pecora, being a hair stylist has many perks, not the least of which are that every day is new and interesting, and in many ways she is able to help others.  More...

Bowmansville Fire marches into summer

The month of May kicked off the parade season for the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association, as the organization showcased its apparatus alongside the BVFA Drum Corps, entertaining the public with classic parade tunes for all to enjoy.  More...

Benefit slated for motorcycle accident victim

A benefit will be held for Mike Fridmann from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Braun’s Concert Cove, 11891 Main St., Akron.  In September, Fridmann was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him seriously injured.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bergdahl exchange was wrong decision

I just read David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. He is spot on with his opinion.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman receives fake mustaches in mail

Depew  Monday, June 9  • A woman struck a Transit Road business with her vehicle.  Tuesday, June 10  • The screen door of a woman’s garage was partially ripped off, and she suspects her neighbor caused the damage.& More...

Obituaries

Matthew M. Oship, college student

Matthew Michael Oship, 21, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Mr. Oship was in his senior year at the University at Albany, studying public policy. He also worked at Little Caesars Pizza. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

‘City of Night’ combines history, art

As the sun sets over Buffalo’s Silo City, art awakens. From 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 28, “City of Night” will transform the historic grain elevators, located on the Buffalo River near Ohio Street, into a one-night art event. More...

Fundraiser to benefit cancer patient

A fundraiser to benefit Cheektowaga resident Melanie Guthridge Colvin will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Moose Hall, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster. Guthridge Colvin has ovarian cancer and lymphoma. 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

Walking Tours

fri. 20   Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

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