Weekly Feature



August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Tragedy reminds us to make responsible decisions

Bee Editorial

In the past, The Bee has unfortunately had to report on numerous tragedies in which victims have been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of a person who was driving while intoxicated. More...

Spindle items

• A COLD DAY IN AUGUST — On Monday night I was challenged by my cousin to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 15, 1889   More...

Obituaries

Caryn J. Reardon, Cayuga Heights teacher

Caryn J. Reardon (nee Brown), 39, of Lancaster, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Mrs. Reardon was born in Buffalo and attended the Depew schools through her adolescent years. More...

Harold E. Gall, navy veteran

Harold E. Gall, 74, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Mr. Gall was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster, where he lettered in four sports. He served in U.S. More...

Death Notices

WEISS, Mary T., of Lancaster, died Monday, June 23, 2014. Mrs. Weiss is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 1 at St. More...

Lifestyles

Martial arts provides exercise WITH KICK

Regardless of the season, there always seems to be a focus on exercising and staying physically fit. More...

Theme tray auction to benefit ACTS

The Alden Christian Theater Society will hold its annual Theme Tray Auction and Chicken Barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at 1470 Church St., Alden. 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

Performing Arts, Boulevard Music Lessons provide music without caveats

At Performing Arts and Boulevard Music Lessons, the opportunity to learn an instrument or simply about music in general, is one which is open to all students. More...

Market seeks new volunteer manager

Nancy Hughes, long-time volunteer manager of the Alden Farmers Market, will retire at the end of the current season, on Saturday, Oct. 11. The market, sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce, is seeking a replacement.  More...

Business Brief

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce’s third quarter “Next 20” workshop will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Airport Hampton Inn & Suites, 133 Buell Ave. More...

Lancaster board of education approves tax rate

The Lancaster Central Board of EducationonMondayapprovedthe tax rate for the 2014-15 school year.  For Lancaster residents, the rate will be $16.68 per $1,000 assessed value, an increase of 27 cents from last year, but down from an original 44 c More...

83 bags of heroin allegedly found on Depew man

A 20-year-old Depew man will be facing numerous charges after being arrested with what police say were 83 bags of heroin on his person.  Robert Straus was stopped by Lancaster police after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from a convenience s More...

Local News

Garden club performs well at Erie County Fair

The Lancaster Garden Club seemed to be growing a greenhouse full of awards at the Erie County Fair this year.  The theme for this year’s design division was “Traditions” according to a release from the club.  More...

Items stolen in Batavia, recovered in Lancaster

Investigations are taking place surrounding several vehicle break-ins in Batavia, but the trail appears to lead back to Lancaster.  According to a release from the New York State Police, at around 7 p.m. More...

White Glove Gala to benefit preservation efforts

The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo Preservation Foundation will hold its first annual White Glove Gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Couple attempts to steal dog food, cheese, meat

Depew  Monday, Aug. 4  • A vehicle was on fire in the parking lot of a fire hall and police responded, but the fire company took care of the situation.  Tuesday, Aug. 5  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. More...

Pair of Lady Lions named all-stars at national basketball tournament

A couple of six-footers on the Lady Lions AAU Basketball Club 14U team showed their big-time skills at one of the largest junior tournaments in the country. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

This week’s baseball fundamental for the Lancaster/Depew little leaguers is about the on-deck circle.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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