Weekly Feature

January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster streetscapes slated for renovations

The Village of Lancaster will soon have a familiar look from Central Avenue to West Main Street.  At Monday’s Village Board meeting, the members accepted a $100,000 grant from the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency. More...

Editorial

DUCA provides useful resources to community

Bee Editorial

While few enjoy the notion of having an extra meeting to attend, the Dick Urban Community Association is one that is certainly worth residents’ time.  Often, residents have concerns within their communities but are unsure of where to take More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER CAMPS — It’s hard to think about summer when there’s several inches of snow on the ground, but in a few months spring will be here as well as the end of the school year. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 29, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When are they going to clean the intersection where kids have to cross at Walden and Central in front of Nickel City Cafe? You can’t even get to the switch to press the button to cross safely. More...

Sports

Lancaster brings Miller/Davis Cup back home in club hockey match

Jared Gorenflo netted the shootout winner as Lancaster defeats Depew to take back the Davis/Miller Cup, 3-2, in Varsity Club Hockey action Jan. 20 before a standing-room-only crowd at the Depew Ice Pavilion.  More...

Lancaster cagers rout Frontier, fall to Jamestown

It was an up and down week for the Lancaster boys basketball team.  The Legends hit a rough patch in their schedule after not playing since Jan. 8.  The Legends battled Frontier on Jan. 22 and won 69-49 in decisive fashion.  More...

Lady Wildcats win one, lose two in tough week of girls basketball

The Depew girls basketball team hit a rough stretch in their schedule, having to face three of the area’s top girls basketball squads that resulted in a one-win, two-loss week.  The Lady Wildcats (8-8) started the past week off with a Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Public skate being held in Depew   The Village of Depew Recreation Department is holding open skate sessions on Saturdays and Sundays at the ice rink at 90 Gould Ave. More...

Jakubowski appointed trustee in Depew

The Depew Village Board has a new trustee, but his is a face that is familiar to many residents.  Donald Jakubowski was appointed to the board by Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz during the regular meeting on Monday night. More...

Budget discussions begin for school district

Monday night marked the first budget discussion of the 2016-17 school year in the Lancaster district.  Jamie Phillips, assistant superintendent of business and support services, gave presentations to the School Board on projected state aid, as More...

Local News

Scoreboard renamed in honor of graduate, athlete, veteran

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Village of Depew hires nonresident laborer

The Depew Village Board appointed a new laborer to the Department of Public Works during Monday night’s meeting, but not everyone present was happy with the decision.  Christopher Giza was hired for the position, and Depew Mayor Jesse Nik More...

Shelters will soon be available for reservations

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will begin accepting reservations for the 2016 picnic season at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly curses police, breaks toilet

Depew Tuesday, Jan. 19 • A man who was reportedly swerving in and out of his lane was found to have a suspended license. More...

Obituaries

Nomiki ‘Nellie’ Konst, elementary school teacher

Nomiki “Nellie” Konst, who taught elementary school in Lancaster for more than 25 years, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. She was 87.  More...

‘Ramblin’ Lou’ Schriver, country music broadcaster

For more than 65 years, the melodious voice of Louis Albert Schriver pervaded the radio waves of Western New York and provided the area’s country music community with a distinctive haven. His legacy undoubtedly lives on. More...

Death Notices

LARAISO, Lucy Ann (nee Iudice), formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. More...

Lifestyles

Year of the monkey

Lunar calendar celebration begins Feb. 8

The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old festival, which marks the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar.  The observance is celebrated in various countries and territories that include Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sin More...

Art clubs to meet, work on merger

The Alden-Lancaster Art Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Grace in Community Church, 11269 Broadway, Alden. The club will be working on the details of the merger of the Alden Art Club and the Twin Village Art Society. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Jan. 29.  Winter Children’s Specials  More...

Business

Upholstery Unlimited is a one-stop shop for customers’ convenience

At Upholstery Unlimited, which recently relocated from Broadway to its new location at 66 Sheldon Ave., Depew, customers can have a convenient experience, according to co-owner Maureen Zawacki. More...

Trocaire school names associate dean

Trocaire College has named Donald Spasiano as its inaugural associate dean for the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business.  More...

Depew man appointed program director at YMCA

Zach Grulich, a Depew resident, has been appointed as a program director for the YMCA and is responsible for overseeing the YMCA Child Care/Preschool and Camp programs at the organization’s Independent Health Family branch. More...