Weekly Feature

February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Taxpayers’ budget involvement should begin now

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 17, taxpayers in the Town of Lancaster will head to the polls to decide the fate of the 2016-17 budget propositions. More...

Spindle items

• SEEKING SCHOLARSHIPS — College can certainly be an expensive endeavor, but there are many scholarships available to students, including those from local organizations.  Dr. Hratch L.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 12, 1891   A Sheldon farmer lost a fine fat porker in a curious manner last week. More...

Obituaries

Norbert R. Adolf, 70-year member of Lancaster VFD

Norbert R. Adolf, a 70-year active member of the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department Protective Hose Company and a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was 95.  More...

Sports

CHAMPIONSHIP EFFORT

— St. Mary's sophomore Jake Fay wrestles St. Joe's Mark Craft in the 138 pound division during the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association wrestling championships held Sunday at St. More...

Legends upset Williamsville North in ECIC boys hoops

The Lancaster boys basketball team earned possibly their most quality win of the season when they edged Williamsville North on Monday.  The Legends defeated the Spartans 70-62 thanks to a big performance from Joe Powers.  Powers scored 22 p More...

Lancaster indoor track wins win team championships

A league championship with a fairy tale ending best describes last weekend’s Section VI large school indoor track championship at Houghton College.  Lancaster’s girls and boys team beat the best of the ECIC and NFL, winning the team More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Public skate sessions underway 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...

Police chief warns of phone scam

Depew Police Chief Stanley Carwile is warning residents against a phone scam that has begun to turn up in Depew.  According to the chief, residents have received phone calls from individuals claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service.  More...

Board of Education hears presentations on student development, puts items of controversy to rest

The Lancaster Board of Education met Monday to hear presentations on STEM technology and student achievement data, and to finalize a vote on issues generating conflict at previous meetings.  Shaun Canaski, fifth-grade technology teacher at Willi More...

Local News

‘Souper Bowl Sunday’ benefits three food pantries

Members of the Family Faith Formation program at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Lancaster, recently collected cans of soup and monetary donations, as a community-minded way to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday during the weekend of Feb. More...

Performers showcase slated for various talents

The third annual Western New York Young Performers Showcase will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.  More...

Pole Position offers free race to those born on Leap Day

Pole Position Raceway is offering a free race on Feb. 29 to people born on Leap Day.  The indoor go-cart racing facility is giving away free races to help those born on Leap Day celebrate their birthday.  More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly vomits in police officer’s car

Depew  Monday, Feb. 1  • A woman reported that someone had called her twice, making threats of harm or using derogatory names toward her.  Tuesday, Feb. 2  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m disappointed with the village board that we are spending $200,000 on West Main Street. The downtown area is deadville. This is a waste of money. More...

Education

Area students named to Sacred Heart honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

'Crazy For You'

High school students to take stage for Gershwin musical

Lancaster High School will present “Crazy for You” Feb. More...

Day of Kindness

3rd Annual Lancaster District Feb. 9, 2016

BIG PUTT — Jack McCoy, 7, plays miniature golf as part of Lancaster's third annual Day of Kindness. More...

Domestic violence safe house founded on belief ‘women matter’

In Willette Taylor’s office, the color purple is everywhere you look. Purple curtains envelop the windows behind her desk, and a bouquet of purple flowers sits atop a stack of purple folders. More...

Business

Joe Basil Chevrolet receives national, regional recognition

Joe Basil Chevrolet, located on Transit Road in Lancaster, was recently ranked in the top 10 Chevrolet dealers nationally, for the 11th consecutive year.  The business came in seventh place out of more than 3,000 dealers nationally for the entir More...

Lancaster man takes on new director position

Christopher Cox of Lancaster has joined Elderwood as regional director of maintenance.  He brings more than 23 years of industry experience to the new position.  A native of Connecticut, Cox joins the Western New York community after nearly More...

Legislator, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners to aid with prom dresses

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners, which has a location at 4081 N. More...