Weekly Feature

July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Respectful behavior made public hearing worthwhile

Bee Editorial

Zoning issues can be difficult topics to discuss as they affect the parties on both sides profoundly and in dynamically different ways.  More...

Spindle items

• A JOB WELL DONE — While there was a fair bit of controversy at Monday night’s Lancaster Town Board meeting regarding the decision to fill or not to fill Karen Schanne’s social work position with the Lancaster Youth Bureau and More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 10, 1890   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GREEN, Carol M. (nee Gloss), of Depew, died Friday, June 26, 2015. More...

Sports

Coonly, Ricketson, Burdick and Zygaj capture victories

¦ Chris Zgoda tops in Alcohol Funny Car match race

Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway kicked off July 4 weekend in Western New York Friday night with a celebration of American horsepower.  The weekly Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing program was capped off by an Alcohol Fun More...

Alkali Excitement 18U advance to inline hockey national semifinals

The Western New York based Alkali Excitement 18U inline hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the TORHS 2HOT4ICE National Championships last week in Taylor, Michigan.  More...

Empire United Soccer to hold summer camps

Empire United Soccer will be holding soccer camps for players of all levels.  The academy will hold an elite camp to allow players to develop their soccer skills in a professional atmosphere, starting from basic fundamentals to advanced skills; More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 11   Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival — Featuring the music of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Teeny Tucker, Mississippi Heat, Tony Monaco with Bobby Militello, Chicago Blues Connection and more, noon-9 p.m. More...

Mascot continues to take top billing at board meeting

Monday night marked the beginning of a new Lancaster School Board for a new school year, but it wasn’t without some of the baggage from its mascot controversy.  Once business as usual was taken care of at the reorganizational meeting, it d More...

Town Board debates need for youth social worker

Karen Schanne’s last day as a social worker linking the Lancaster Youth Bureau and the Lancaster School District was Monday, but the end of her career of 33 years brought some controversy to the Lancaster Town Board. More...

Local News

APPOINTED

— Air Force Col. David J. Roll, right, formerly of Lancaster, and the newly appointed commander of the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, accepts the 18th AES guidon from Col. David A. More...

Pig ‘N Pint to feature food, music, craft beer

Food by Creole chef Dave Holt and a craft beer sampling will be accompanied by live music during the Hull House’s second annual Pig ‘N Pint event to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the historic home, 5962 Genesee St.  More...

Lancaster Garden Walk slated

The 12th annual Lancaster Garden Walk will begin Friday, July 17, with an evening viewing from 8:45 to 11 p.m. throughout the area. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Depew officials not transparent

There is a stench in the Village of Depew, and it’s not from the garbage trains.  One of the biggest promises made by the Renew Depew Party during the mayoral campaign was to be transparent in government and hiring. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you for once again placing the carney trailers in the parking lot on Clark Street, so all the residents on Clark Street can hear the compressors run all night long. Why don’t you put them in the municipal parking lot? More...

Education

St. Mary’s announces honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Depew  Grade 12   Sydney Kozminski, Nicholas Lukasik and Mariah Troidl  Grade 11  More...

Students make Sacred Heart honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 12  Arianna Arquette, Laura Dachille, Paulina Jakson, Laure More...

On the Campus

Alexandra Dudas of Depew has graduated from the New Paltz State College with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies - public relations.  More...

Lifestyles

Thunder of Niagara

Air show returns with more noise

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky, displaying the capabilities of the fighter jet and those who fly it, at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show. 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...

Library News

Children, teens and family   • 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 Aug. 18.  More...

Business

Ante gets upped at Lancaster Speedway

Lancaster National Speedway’s Sportsman Modified division received a boost to its purse for the remainder of the 2015 season thanks to a donation from a longtime supporter of the track. More...

One-day marketplace to be held by Chamber

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Chamber Marketplace shopping event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Magruders, 4995 Broadway, Depew. More...

Dance studio to occupy former restaurant

Dansations Western New York dance studio will soon be moving into the former Atlantis restaurant building on Transit Road. According to a release from the business, the building is undergoing complete renovation on both the interior and exterior. More...