Weekly Feature



July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Honesty, work ethic make for a good journalist

Bee Editorial

While some feel the era of journalism is coming to an end, that the profession is dying, from within the industry it seems much more like we are undergoing a growth spurt, growing pains and all.  It is difficult to understand the workings of any More...

Spindle items

• BE ALERT — On several occasions, I have received notices from police departments regarding scams or read reports of people falling for them.  Often, older individuals are targets of scams, but this week I got a first-person lesson o More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 24, 1890   A special meeting of the lot owners in the Lancaster Rural Cemetery will be held at the Library Room of the Presbyterian Church, to take action on building a chapel on the cemetery grounds. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Lancaster, it appears the current administration has deteriorated the village to a point of no return. More...

Sports

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic turns 40

Former NFLers, other pro athletes among 2,800 participants drawing fans for decades

A lot has changed over the past 40 years but for the last four decades, Milt Dickerson, Harry R. More...

Weber, Cleveland, Raiser and Vitez win at Lancaster

The roar of the Seneca Resorts and Casinos Saturday Night Stock Car program returned to Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday after a few weeks off. In addition to the on-track action, it was also family night presented by Painters Plus. More...

SILVER BRACKET CHAMPS

– The Lancaster Blue Devils 9u baseball team took home first place in a tournament in Orchard Park. The Blue Devils won the silver bracket. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Meet and greet open to many Depew residents   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23-fri. 24   Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camp — For girls and boys ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24, at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. More...

Festivals

thurs. 23-sun. 2   Buffalo Infringement Festival — Expand your mind as poets, comics, artists and more perform at various locations in Buffalo for 11 days as part of a non-profit driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor. More...

Garden Tours

sat. 25-sun. 26   More...

Lancaster cancels 3-on-3 tournament

The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which takes place in conjunction with the Taste of Lancaster, will be canceled this year, in the hopes of being rebooted in the future.  More...

Golf event to benefit Community Connections program

The Hillman Family will present the second annual Community Connections Challenge, a charity golf tournament, on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive in Cheektowaga. More...

Local News

New consolation series to honor league founder

A new post-season consolation series, with the winners’ trophies named in honor of the league’s founding president, Anthony DiFilippo IV, has recently been established, according to Bill Sivecz, league president of Empire West Youth Footb More...

‘Radio Reading Makes Cents’ coin drive on now

The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service recently launched its “Radio Reading Makes Cents” coin drive, collecting spare change to support the nonprofit, which provides reading services via radio to the vision impaired.  More...

McGuire Group recognizes Lancaster resident

The McGuire Group has recognized Phyllis Lewandowski for her 30 years of service with the company.  Lewandowski, a Lancaster resident, is the vice president of administration.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Today’s journalists lazy, inaccurate

Our country is not “going to h*** in a hand basket,” rather it is “going to h*** in a handheld device.”  More...

Police Blotter

Teens accused of attempted break-in of officer-occupied car

Depew  Tuesday, July 14  • A man allegedly punched another man’s car and said, “If you call the cops on me again, I’ll shoot you.” The man called police.  Wednesday, July 15   More...

Obituaries

Van and I

Ray Collins, a former area resident, newscaster and Bee carrier recounts growing up in the shadow of his legendary mentor

I first met Van Miller in the early 1970s at the Buffalo Tennis Center on Elmwood Avenue where my father played tennis in the winter. I knew right away he was unlike anyone I had met before. He seemed more vibrant and animated. More...

Death Notices

HERBECK, Kenneth P., of Depew, died Thursday, July 16, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Carol; one daughter, Shanon; two sons, Andrew and Matthew; three grandchildren; mother, Theodora; and five brothers, Robert, Donald, Steven, David and Michael. More...

Lifestyles

Busted Stuff duo finds support, success in WNY

Most people might not expect to hear a violin solo while listening to a rock hit by Lynyrd Skynyrd or Poison. However, that’s exactly the type of fusion created by local duo Busted Stuff during their shows. More...

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to be presented

The Alden Christian Theater Society will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 1, 7 and 8; and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 at 1470 Church St., Alden. 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

Sorority members raise awareness of Alzheimer’s, work with memory care patients

Sorority members from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. More...

PCB Piezotronics announces new training, product

PCB Piezotronics will facilitate a new training class called “Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force” to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 12 in Woodbridge, Virginia.  More...

ConServe to open new location

ConServe, a provider of accounts receivable management services with a location at 201 Como Park Blvd., will soon be opening a new location in Henrietta.  This location is the company’s third communication center and will be a 120-seat fac More...