Weekly Feature

July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take necessary steps to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With the official start of summer under way, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. More...

Spindle items

• INDEPENDENCE DAY — I am not much of a numbers person, which is part of the reason that I got into journalism.  However, I thought this week that I might go ahead and write a little something about our upcoming national holiday and i More...

Out of the Past

Graduation day

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Obituaries

Charles E. Rath, former Blue Cross president, Army veteran

Charles E. Rath, 85, of Lancaster, died Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Rath served in the U.S. More...

Cleta Belle Dromgoole Schermerhorn, music educator, world traveler

Cleta Belle Dromgoole Schermerhorn, 103, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, April 7, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson will be featured each week throughout the summer

Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court.  Not by playing, but by refereeing.  The native of Depew currently referees under NCAA Division I contracts with the Mid-American Conference, Metro Atlantic More...

Background info

Depew is home to one of the most highly respected Division I men’s basketball referees. More...

After AA title, Lancaster’s Mark Dalfonso named Coach of the Year

2014 All-Bee Baseball

Lancaster head coach Mark Dalfonso had to get creative at the beginning of the season because all of his players were tired of practicing indoors.  He came up with fresh ways to continue working on the fundamentals and get quality repetitions. More...

Business

Trinity Pantry and Lancaster Market to team up, offer fresh food, classes

Trinity Pantry, 5448 Broadway, whose mission is to supplement the food resources of eligible families in Lancaster, wants its clients to have access to fresh, nutritious food. More...

McGuire Group announces July memory care support groups

The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Lancaster, will be hosting two memory care support groups on Wednesday, July 9.  A general support group will be held at 3 p.m., and a daughters’ support group will More...

Broadway Driving Range lights the night with mini golf

Although the sun is setting late in the day, it is the putt-putt balls at Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf that are lighting up the night.  Every Thursday night, beginning at dusk, the business features glow-in-the-dark miniature golf.& More...

Fourth of July celebrations to be explosive in Lancaster

The Fourth of July is a holiday often symbolized by fireworks and barbecues, but in the Village of Lancaster, celebrations of our nation’s independence go far beyond simply that.  From live music to a 10K run, and from the beer garden to t More...

Depew man’s glockenspiel goes quiet after 67 years

In 1947, William Heim was 17 years old and a student at Pine Hill High School. It was then that he decided to join the Pine Hill Drum Corps.  More...

Local News

Hoagland to ‘light the night’ for Leukemia Society

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Rick Hoagland and his wife, Carly, are relatively new to the Western New York area, the couple did not waste any time before getting involved with their community.  More...

Old Fort Niagara slates encampment

Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual French and Indian War Encampment Friday through Sunday, July 4-6.  The event begins on the morning of Friday, July 4, when all of the troops and native warriors assemble for a grand parade and trooping More...

Lancaster woman pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8 million

Suzanne Glawatz, 53, of Lancaster, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the first degree and criminal tax fraud in the third degree, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to remember America’s heroes

As we celebrate our freedom this Independence Day and the bicentennial of the War of 1812, let’s remember a local hero. The hero is Major General Peter B. Porter.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m wondering about the good old boys in Lancaster. How can you be parking unlicensed, unregistered vehicles in your driveway? More...

Education

Class of 2014

TOP HONORS — Denis Vanini delivers his valedictorian address to fellow graduates at Depew High School on June 27. More...

Lifestyles

Lost in paradise...

Seeking the perfect local bookstore

Chain bookstores sit on nearly every corner, making their presence known to those seeking a quick lit fix, but a little hunting can lead to finding a local gem.  Those who explore Buffalo may find some independent bookstores that offer literatur More...

Chicken barbecue to celebrate anniversary

Blessed Mother Theresa Parish, at 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew, will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the merger of St. James and St. Augustine parishes with a chicken barbecue dinner. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Couple united in outdoor ceremony at Kloc’s

Angela Marie Kotarski married Bryan James Hake during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in front of a man-made waterfall outdoors at Kloc’s Grove in West Seneca. More...