Weekly Feature



August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Diabetes prevention program helps to save lives

Bee Editorial

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. In other words, if you act now, you may just save your life and never get the debilitating disease. More...

Spindle items

• LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS — On Tuesday morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Depew Boys and Girls Club on Preston Street. The event signified a major step forward after a fire on Jan. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 8, 1889   Things Worth Knowing — It makes the pantry shelves clean and pure to wash them with lime water.  If smoke is suffocating you, fall on the floor and crawl out on your hands and knees.  More...

Police Blotter

Man on scooter charged with felony DWI

Depew Monday, July 28 • The end post on the south side of the gazebo at Veterans Park was reportedly found lying in the grass roughly 15 feet away. More...

Obituaries

Demetrios T. Liaros, architect

Demetrios T. Liaros, 81, of Lancaster, formerly of Clarence, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  Mr. Liaros served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 and graduated from the Syracuse University School of Architecture in 1959.  More...

Sheldon Kurtzman, owner of The New York Store

Sheldon Kurtzman, 89, of Williamsville, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Mr. Kurtzman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and took part in the storming of Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. More...

Death Notice

CONNOR, Dorothy A. (nee Shroeder), of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Mrs. Connor is survived by two daughters, Judy Spellman and Joyce Ezzo; one son, Ronald; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Long. More...

Lifestyles

The fun of FISHING

As I unfold my battered red lawn chair on the grass, a familiar feeling of relaxation begins to wash over me. Fishing has been one of my favorite ways to unwind since I was a small child. More...

ACTS to present ‘Charlie Brown’

The Alden Christian Theater Society will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the ACTS Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., in Alden. More...

Nursing facility seeks volunteers

Harris Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility on Wehrle Drive in Lancaster is recruiting volunteers to spend time enhancing the quality of life for residents and patients. More...

Business

Bowmansville convenience store gives back to community

The staff of the 7-Eleven store in Bowmansville recently collected four boxes of food and four cases of water for Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s food pantries.  More...

‘Fun run’ organizers canceling races; runners left without refunds

Back in May, the Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminded consumers to do their homework before participating in any 5K race or other event.  Now, Better Business Bureau locations across the country have been receiving many compl More...

‘Closest to the Pin’ to benefit youth camp

Tom Straus of West Seneca will hold the 11th annual “Closest to the Pin” competition — a charitable event — from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf at 4267 Broadway.  More...

Harris Hill project, dog census, take steps forward in Town of Lancaster

A negative declaration was the result of a meeting of Lancaster’s Town Board and Planning Board held Monday night in regard to the State Environmental Quality Review of the proposed development on Harris Hill Road.  The SEQR involved a rez More...

Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club breaks ground on improved facility

It has been one year and eight months since an early morning fire tore through the Depew Boys and Girls Club on Preston Street.  More...

Local News

Lancaster native completes service in El Salvador

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Bridget Wodowski, a Lancaster native and graduate student at Canisius College, packed her bags to head for El Salvador in May, she felt prepared for the world she was walking into. More...

Chicken and rib dinner to benefit LVAC bike team

The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold its annual chicken and rib dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

News Brief

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will hold its next meeting at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., for the purpose of addressing any matters that may come before the board.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Buffalo poised for a comeback

I am a native of Western New York and have lived in Cleveland since 1973. I want to thank David Sherman for a very accurate and positive portrayal in his July 16 column of what has been emerging in Northern Ohio for about the last 18 months.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m wondering why it takes the DPW in the Village of Lancaster months to remove a stump when they cut down a tree.  More...

Education

Lancaster students named to Immaculata honors

The following students from Lancaster have been named to first honors at Immaculata Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year: Jenna Bettinger, Abby Choboy, Alyssa Choboy and Rachel Luczak.   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. More...

St. Joe’s Davis leads North over South

All-Star Football Classic

Nigel Davis put on a show at the 39th annual Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic Wednesday, July 30 at Depew High School’s Frank Constantino Sports Complex.  More...

Fall baseball league seeking teams

The Western New York Boys of Summer fall travel baseball league is accepting team registrations at the 11 through 16-year old age levels, based on players’ 2015 playing ages, for its upcoming season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s schedules outdoor summer Masses   More...