Weekly Feature

June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Weeklong auction to help mother receive cancer treatment

When Lancaster resident Heather Wascak was 34 weeks pregnant with her second child, she was planning a home birth and looking forward to welcoming her daughter, Lucia, into the world. More...

Editorial

Tips for keeping kids safe during the summer

Bee Editorial

School is almost out, and children are spending more time outdoors in the warm weather, which creates more opportunities for them to get hurt.  Here are a few tips parents or guardians can follow to ensure that the children in their care have a More...

Spindle items

• FATHER’S DAY — This week I received several pieces of correspondence from parents in Lancaster and Depew regarding their children. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 19, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Picnic tables crashed into, set on fire

Depew  Monday, June 8  • A woman reported that a black SUV drove past her twice and a woman in the car was giving her the middle finger. She could only say that the woman had blonde hair and red nail polish.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

. It’s time we abolish all special events and save residents money. The special events do nothing for village residents, except bring in town residents for a few hours. This is a waste of village taxpayer’s money.  More...

Sports

Gabriel repeats as Girls’ Player of the Year

Grace Gabriel was arguably the most dominant girls lacrosse player in Section VI this spring.  The Lancaster senior midfielder recorded 80 goals, which was third in the section and broke Lancaster’s single-season record by 14 goals. More...

Lancaster, Depew athletes shine at state track meet

¦ Blair, Serafin, Gervan have strong days at state championship

The Lancaster/Depew community was well represented last weekend at the NYPHSAA track championship.  The meet, taking place at the University at Albany, consisted of athletes from more than 300 high schools from across New York.  Lancaster&r More...

Lancaster’s Buccieri selected as Girls’ Coach of the Year

“Heart, hustle and family” is a motto Lancaster girls lacrosse coach Julie Buccieri has used with her players for close to a decade.  Her teams have bought into the motto, as they have won the past four Section VI Class A titles and More...

Business

Ripa’s Restaurant serves up traditional Italian fare in updated atmosphere

Ripa’s Restaurant, located on the corner of Pavement Road and Walden Avenue, has recently undergone renovations and sprucing of its décor, but the tenants upon which it has operated for 60 years won’t be changing any time soon.  More...

Legislator recognizes NYSW president

Renee Cerullo was recently congratulated by Erie County Legislator Ted Morton on being named president of New York State Women Inc. Morton presented Cerullo with a proclamation at the June 11 legislative session. More...

Speedway partners with charity to give children opportunities

The Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway has partnered with BB&G Charities in an effort to expand its community outreach, according to a release from the facility.  More...

Bluesfest to help community fight teen homelessness

On Saturday, June 20, four blues-oriented musical groups will get together to play a show at the Chicken Coop Grove, 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, but they will be doing much more than just making music.  The Bluesfest, which has doors openin More...

As school year ends, Depew reflects on accomplishments

The Depew Board of Education discussed the strides the district has made in the course of the past year during a meeting held on Tuesday night.  Members of the faculty from the elementary, middle and high schools gave presentations on the progra More...

Local News

Immaculate Conception School principal to retire

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Karen Adamski’s career in education spans an impressive 44 years, the past seven of which have been spent as the principal of Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora. More...

Garage sale to offer school items

St. Mary’s High School will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the high school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster.  The sale will include used school items such as desks, lockers and other supplies. More...

Sunken watercraft leads to search for teen

A Lancaster man was temporarily separated from his son when his personal watercraft began to sink near the LaSalle Park water intake.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Reader lauds editor’s column

Thank you for your editorial titled “Newseum asks what we would do #WithoutNews,” which was in the June 10 edition of The Bee.  I worked as a research librarian and fact-checker for The Freedom Forum and Newseum from 2006 to 2008, an More...

Costanzo replaces Moll at pantry

A big “thank you” to the Lancaster community for the incredibly strong support it has given over the past nine years to Trinity Pantry and to me as director. More...

Education

Lancaster students make Canisius’ honor roll

The following students have been named to first honors at Canisius High School for the fourth marking period of the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo BookFest features old-school printing, book arts

Rosemary Williams works in a place where she can get a little messy using an old-school printing method: letterpress.  Williams, program director at the Western New York Book Arts Center, said people spend a lot of time looking at screens.  More...

Hull House to host summer history camp

History Camp for Kids will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, July 27 to 31, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster. Students entering grades five through eight can register. More...

On the Campus

Jonathan Runkel, a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, has graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in game design and development. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

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Garden Tours

sat. 20 & sun. 21   Lewiston Garden Fest — For the 10th year, Lewiston’s historic Center Street will feature gardening demonstrations and more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...