Weekly Feature

August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Rotary provides opportunities for involvement

Bee Editorial

The first Rotary club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905. More...

Spindle items

• A WHOLE NEW WORLD — When my boyfriend, Scott, and I decided to go to South Africa, there were a few things that factored heavily into our decision.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1990

Years do not necessarily dull a competitive edge, as two area residents could tell you. Henry Kwiatkowski and Betty LaCopa brought home an armful of medals for their work at the recent New York State Senior Olympics held in Cortland. More...

Education

Lancaster High School names honors students

The following students from Lancaster High School have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

There’s a new seat at the coloring table

Adults find therapy, fun in children’s pastime

A coloring book and crayons sit on Erin Maynard’s nightstand. They do not belong to a child and won’t be wrapped to give as a birthday present. The art supplies are part of Maynard’s elaborate pre-sleep ritual. More...

Presbyterian church sets family fun nights

The Lancaster Presbyterian Church will hold a Community Family Fun Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the church parking lot at 5461 Broadway. The event is free and includes games, activities and ice cream. More...

Memory care support groups, presentation slated

For those who have a loved one with memory impairment, several events will soon take place in the area offering information and support.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Vacation Bible School for children offered   More...

Business

OB/GYN Associates of WNY adds specialist to practice

OB/GYN Associates of Western New York has recently added a number of new providers to the staff.  Dr. Carlos Santos said the addition of staff means the practice is better able to provide comprehensive health care to more women in the area. More...

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce plans golf tournament with additional games, prizes

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will host the sixth annual Golf Classic, to be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at The Fox Valley Club.  The event will include a breakfast, golf, a social hour and a country club barbecue. More...

Events

Applications being accepted for TEDxBuffalo   More...

Lancaster School Board announces official tax rate

The Lancaster Board of Education revealed the official 2015-16 tax rates for district residents at a Monday night meeting.  Based on a total tax levy of $48.6 million, the rate for Lancaster is $17.04 per $1,000 assessed value, an increase of 36 More...

Joint social worker position temporarily stalled by Town Board

A resolution regarding the continuation of a joint social worker position between the Lancaster Youth Bureau and the Lancaster School District was pulled and not voted on during Monday night’s meeting of the Lancaster Town Board.  More...

Local News

New Rotary Club seeks to effect change through service

There’s a new social club in town — one that is nixing the cocktail hours and freshly pressed suits in favor of jeans and a pair of work gloves.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Lancaster school to integrate STREAM curriculum

In the upcoming school year, St. Mary’s Elementary in Lancaster will implement its new STREAM Academy, which focuses on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.   More...

British troops to take over Hull House

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will be taking guests back in time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Man says he didn’t mean to leave accident scene

Depew  Monday, July 27  • A man was arrested for allegedly trying to shoplift nearly $300 in food. He reportedly told police that he had no money and his daughter was hungry.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The lake at Como Lake Park is looking worse every year. It’s filling in and is nothing more than a couple feet of muddy water.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BANASZAK, Edwin A., of Depew, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Mr. Banaszak was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by three sons, David, Mark and Daniel; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice Swick. More...

Sports

Defense sparks North to late victory over South

All-Star Football Classic

With both offenses struggling at the 40th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, the North defense made big plays to spark the team to victory over the South.  More...

Lancaster announces additions to stock car racing schedule

¦ Super Stock and Late Model races added to late August dates

Lancaster National Speedway officials have made changes to the late season schedule for the Seneca Resorts and Casinos Saturday Night Stock Car program.  The Super Stock division has been added to Autograph Night presented by Thomann Asphalt on More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...