Weekly Feature



April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bee Classified Ad section wins first place

The Classified Advertising section of Bee Group Newspapers has won first place in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  “Easy to read and locate what you’re looking for,” commented the More...

Poster contest open to students

The Town of Lancaster Forestry Department will be hosting an Arbor Day Poster Contest, with entry open until April 10.  All fourth-, fifth- and six-grade students in Lancaster and Depew are eligible to enter the contest.  This year’s More...

Editorial

Drunken driving in US claims nearly 30 lives daily

Bee Editorial

Once a person is facing charges for driving while intoxicated, there is no use in lecturing him further. More...

Spindle items

• SCHOLARSHIP AND A SMILE — In September, Lancaster student James Metz, known as “the kid with the smile,” had his life cut short in a plane crash.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 3, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Suspicious man found with pants down in parking lot

Depew  Monday, March 23  • A suspicious registration caused a man to be pulled over. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I frequent Westwood Park, where there is a beautiful clock tower that has not worked for about three months. I don’t know who would handle this, but it would be nice if someone could get the clock working.  More...

Sports

Lancaster girls look to repeat as Class A champs

Coming off a Section VI Class A championship, the girls of the Lancaster lacrosse team will look to repeat this season and make a deeper run into the state playoffs.  14 girls return to the 18-player team this season including star attacker Gra More...

Previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

CHAMPIONS

– The Force and Force II travel basketball teams concluded their 2015-2016 seasons with tournament titles. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet — For children and adults, 1 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 2   More...

Theatre

tues. 7-sat. 18   More...

Dyngus Day events set at various sites

Polka music and Polish food will be in abundance at Dyngus Day festivities taking place in Cheektowaga, Depew and Sloan.  Dyngus Day is a celebration of Polish heritage and the end of Lent. More...

Aquino resigns as councilman

¦ Decision to fill vacancy in hands of Town Board

Mark Aquino resigned his position as councilman in the Town of Lancaster on Monday after he was charged on Sunday with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.  More...

Lancaster entertainers return to White House

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Danny and Joey Hamilton grew up with a father who was an amateur magician and entertainer, so when the brothers decided to embark on a business endeavor together in 2011, performance seemed like a natural course.  More...

Local News

Lancaster, Depew students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Nearly 145 high school seniors representing 21 school districts from across the region were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. More...

Lancaster library slates book sale

The Lancaster Public Library will hold its spring book sale beginning Thursday, April 16.  From 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Colored pencil technique to be demonstrated

The Twin Village Art Society will hold a demonstration by Amanda Polanski at 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Friends, public due thanks from library

On behalf of the board of trustees of the Lancaster Public Library, I would like to thank the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library for holding another successful fundraiser on Saturday, March 21, at the Elks Lodge. More...

Protest state actions, not loss of mascot

I am a resident of the Town of Lancaster and a parent of children in the Lancaster School District. I am frustrated with recent demonstrations in support of the “Redskin” nickname. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HERBST, Jeanine Louise (nee Housman), died Friday, March 20, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Donald; one daughter, Lisa Insinna; one son, Keith; three grandchildren; three brothers, Bruce, Ken and Don Housman; and one sister, Elaine Stanek. More...

Lifestyles

Yia Yia’s...

offering a personal touch for Easter chocolate

Dyed eggs have their origin in ancient pagan festivals, while the Easter basket evolved from German folklore. Candy, however, is a relative newcomer.  More...

Dyngus Day celebration slated

The Polish Falcons Nest 6 will hold its annual Dyngus Day Party at 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, at 3171 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Polish food will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. Live polka music will be provided by the Twy-Lytes. Admission is $5. More...

Library News

Children • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, through April 14, and April 28 through May 19. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pulled pork to be served at barbecue event   More...

Business

Top Shelf Laundromat expands comfortable atmosphere to Depew

Three years after Nancy LaTona and Patrick Higgins opened Top Shelf Laundromat on Maple Road in Williamsville, the business partners decided to bring the same warm, comfortable experience to Depew. More...

Business Brief

The Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway will feature Cumulus Media Buffalo as its exclusive radio partner for the 2015 racing season.   More...

Events

SBA, SCORE to host free workshop   More...