Weekly Feature

August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

College students can take lesson from alleged kidnapping

Bee Editorial

This week, police say a man was robbed and kidnapped in Lancaster while being threatened with what appeared to be a handgun.  More...

Spindle items

• STEP RIGHT UP TO THE PODIUM — The Erie County Fair is moving along at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, and residents of the Lancaster and Depew communities are not only heading out, but coming home with numerous prizes.  More...

Out of the Past

Take me out to the ball game

125 Years Ago Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Five people pursue bicyclist on foot

Depew   Monday, Aug. 10  • A man’s dog was struck by a vehicle, the driver left the scene and the dog ran off. However, it was found later by another resident and taken to emergency care.  More...

Obituaries

Ward V. Fitch, former president of Standard Duplicating

Ward V. Fitch, a Lancaster resident and retired president of Standard Duplicating in Buffalo, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. He was 82.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Fitch attended Canisius College before joining the U.S. Army during the Korean War. More...

Lifestyles

Stuck In Time

The dying art of watch repair

Bob Hoffman sits at his workbench, tool in hand, delicately unscrewing a wristwatch component barely visible to the naked eye. The watch is illuminated by a soft light on the desk, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 plays quietly. More...

Garden Club to present 45 ideas at meeting

The Lancaster Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Connie Oswald will present a program titled “Gardening: 45 ideas in 45 minutes.”   More...

Library News

Story Times   • Movin’ & Groovin’ with Miss Gwen for 2- to 5-year-olds includes dancing, yoga and interpretive movement at 11:30 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 21.  More...

Business

All roads lead to tasty food, trusty service at Route 78 Street Bar

Route 78 Street Bar has recently opened at 6036 Transit Road, Depew, and while the building has a new look both on the interior and exterior, the principles upon which it was founded are timeless.  “We want to offer good food at a fair pri More...

Compliance scam targets business owners

A new scam is targeting small businesses by getting owners to pay fees in order to stay in compliance with government regulations.  More...

Chamber to host end-of-summer event

As the school year approaches and the days get shorter, the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will host an End of Summer Family Fun Day.  The event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Patio home discussion ignites war of words

The Lancaster Town Board approved a subdivision on Monday to allow the construction of single family units in preparation for the creation of the Hidden Meadows Patio Homes. More...

Four arrested after alleged robbery and kidnapping beginning at motel

A man and three women were arrested after allegedly robbing and kidnapping a man on Thursday evening in the Town of Lancaster.  More...

Depew District anticipates calm start to school year

Students, faculty and staff in the Depew school district can expect a quiet start to the school year with few major changes taking place, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey.  While kindergarten enrollment has seen a small increase from la More...

Local News

Faith Lutheran in Elma welcomes new pastor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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LITERARY LEADERS

— Students and teachers from the victorious Lancaster Library Battle of the Books team celebrate at the library on Aug. 13. More...

News Brief

Central Hose Company 4 will host a homemade Polish dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 112 Brewster St., Depew. More...

Letters to the Editor

New Depew mayor cares about citizens

This is in regard to conditions that happened this past Saturday. There is major construction taking place on Lincoln Street to replace the bridge over Scajaquada Creek. More...

Taste of Lancaster is declining

I was wondering if anyone else has brought up the slowly decreasing mess of the Taste of Lancaster. More...

Sports

NEW ERA CLASSIC CHAMPS

– The Lancaster Depew Red Lighting 14U Travel baseball team beat out long time rival the Brighton Bobcats out of Rochester with a score of 7-6 to become the 2015 New Era Cap Classic Champions o More...

WNY Junior PGA crowns Players of the Year

¦ Depew’s Zlotek places second in boys 9-hole division

The 2015 Western New York Junior PGA tournament season came to an end August 11 with the tour’s annual two-round Tour Championship, which coincided with the naming of the tour’s Players of the Year for its six different divisions.  More...

WNY Jr. PGA Tour Championship

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What's Going On

What's Going On

Holy Mother of the Rosary schedules barbecue   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Festivals

fri. 21-sun. 23   More...

Special Events

fri. 21   Party on the Portico — Join the Buffalo History Museum for the 10th anniversary of this event with the music of The Rockaz, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo; $. More...