Weekly Feature

October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Now is the time to get vaccinated

Bee Editorial

Autumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR HALLOWEEN — Halloween in Western New York presents some particular challenges, not the least of which is that most children’s costumes must be able to fit over a snowsuit, just in case.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 23, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports items stolen — or misplaced

Depew  Monday, Oct. 12  • A woman allegedly attempted to steal more than $200 of bath and beauty products from a grocery store.  Tuesday, Oct. 13  More...

Sports

Homecoming 2015

Lancaster High School

ON THE RED CARPET — Sydney Lyons, left, Jake Nowark, and Emma Turcotte strike a pose during the Lancaster High School Homecoming dance held Saturday night at the school. More...

Depew High School Homecoming 2015

FLAG GRAB — Kaley Zelaski fights for more yards as Tess Borgosz tries to grab her flag during Depew’s powderpuff games held Oct. 14. More...

Lancaster defeats St. Francis in boys soccer

Legends play West Seneca West in Class AA playoffs

The Legends are on a roll and continued it with a quality win over St. More...

Entertainment

Halloween Events

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Family Activities

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Festivals

sun. 25   Zupapalooza Polish Soup Festival — Event features a plethora of authentic, freshly prepared Polish soups, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Knights of Columbus Father Justin Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. 864-6110   More...

Lancaster police work to help domestic violence victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for officers in the Lancaster Police Department, understanding the problem and how to address it is something that lasts throughout the year.  More...

Erie County budget keeps tax rate steady

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled the county’s proposed budget for 2016 last week — a proposal that holds the line on the tax rate, increases investment in public safety and infrastructure, supports tourism promotion and provi More...

Local News

Memorial rededication this weekend in Veterans Park

The Depew Joint Veterans Committee will host a rededication of the M5 Gun Memorial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Veterans Park, located off Terrace Boulevard.  More...

Town budget hearing involves heated exchange

The Lancaster Town Board held a public hearing on Monday night regarding the preliminary budget proposed by Supervisor Dino Fudoli but it is likely to change before it has passed. More...

Halloween event to feature live show, movie screening

The Lancaster Opera House will host a Halloween Horror Party, including an encore presentation of “Detention of the Damned — A Musical,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Fudoli has helped lower taxes

For years I watched my taxes in town go up and up every year without any regard to the economic climate. Board meetings were exercises in futility; board members refused to listen to the public demanding relief from sky-high taxes. More...

Trinity Pantry thanks Zombieville

October is the time for tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and to all of the undead who live in Zombieville, thank you for all the food that you collected.  More...

Action looks bad because it is bad

“I know it looks bad for a public official.” That was Dino Fudoli’s comment in response to his failure to pay property taxes in excess of $17,000 shortly after taking officer as town supervisor. His quote was prophetic. More...

Lifestyles

Bookshop gives life to forgotten works

Imagine that you have a friend or relative who is about to graduate from college or celebrate a birthday. Imagine that person enjoys the work of Shakespeare. More...

Fundraiser to benefit softball team

The Lancaster/Depew Heat League’s girls’ 12 and under team will hold a fundraiser throughout the day Thursday, Oct. 22, at Tully’s Restaurant, 1449 French Road. 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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Elvis Society to present tribute to military heroes   More...

Business

Signature Chefs Auction to benefit March of Dimes

The Signature Chefs Auction will feature wines, creative dishes, and gift packages including jewelry, meals and travel opportunities, but primarily, the opportunity to support the March of Dimes. More...

Clerk reminds snowmobilers to register sleds in Erie County

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding snowmobilers to register their sleds locally and to avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the green “Renew Local” envelope or by visiting at any Erie Cou More...

Walden Galleria to host job fair

Walden Galleria will host its annual holiday job fair this weekend.  The fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, on the lower level near The Cheesecake Factory.  More...