Weekly Feature

February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Answering foster care, adoption need brings rewards

Bee Editorial

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY HUNDREDTH — Lois Wright, a resident of GreenField Manor in Lancaster, celebrated seeing a century on Feb. 13. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 19, 1891   • The Boston Transcript sententiously observes that “there are nearly a thousand millionaires in this country. There are millions who have not a thousand.”  More...

Education

Depew, Lancaster students named to St. Mary’s honors

The following students were named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Depew  Grade 12  Nicholas Kobis, Jessica Kranz and Joseph Stoj  Grade 10   More...

St. Joe’s names honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to first honors at St. More...

Lifestyles

EmbraceWNY brunch to honor supporters of LGBT community

For the LGBT community in Western New York, embraceWNY has consistently been at the forefront of the struggle for equality and a source of support for marginalized individuals who feel underrepresented in the larger society. More...

Faith UMC schedules, rummage, bag sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Polish Falcons of Depew will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo event with doors opening at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Admission is $20 and includes one door prize ticket. More...

On the Campus

Justin Hussar of Lancaster has been named to the dean’s list at Merrimack College for the fall 2015 semester.   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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Special Events

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Dance

sat. 20   Queen City Contra Dancers — Contra dance taught and called by Bob Fabinski, and music by Harmonic Vines, basics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. More...

Public hearing provides ladder truck information

During a public hearing held at the Lancaster Town Board meeting Tuesday night, more light was shed on Millgrove Fire Department’s purchase of a ladder truck.  According to Robert Eleczko Jr., first assistant chief of that department, a 20 More...

Rogowski to run for state Assembly seat

Securing more funds and helping to fix the education system are just two issues Cheektowaga Councilman James Rogowski will be focusing on if he is elected to the 143rd Assembly District seat in November.  More...

Local News

Fostering a feeling of family

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ann-Marie Orlowski was placed into the foster care system at age 7. Efforts were made to reunify her with her birth mother, but it eventually became clear that would not be possible and at the age of 14, she was adopted by her foster family.  More...

Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections approve eight bills

Sen. More...

STRAW POLL

— Donald Trump supporters are excited to hear that their candidate took 57.4 percent of the vote at the Erie County Republican Presidential Straw Poll held on Saturday morning at the Milton J. More...

Police Blotter

Man on woman’s bike says ‘no’ to being pulled over

Depew  Monday, Feb. 8  • Several youths were reportedly playing on railroad tracks and throwing rocks, one of which broke a bathroom window in an apartment complex.  Tuesday, Feb. 9  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s been quite a long time since I was last at a Village of Depew board meeting. More...

Sports

Lancaster grapplers shine at Division I wrestling qualifier

Lancaster’s wrestling program earned a lot of respect on Saturday. More...

Depew’s Wiechelt named to USA college football All-American team

Gannon's Mike Zanders (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Joshua Wiechelt (Depew) have been named to the USA College Football All-America teams recently released. Zanders was named to the first team while Wiechelt landed a spot on the second team.  More...

Depew girls win Section VI bowling Class B championship

The Depew girls bowling team left Airport Lanes with some hardware.  The girls team won the Class B championship and placed second out of all teams in Section VI with a 5,084 pin performance in the Section VI bowling championships.  Depew d 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...

Business

McGuire facilities make top quintile in state report

All six facilities of the McGuire Group, a provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services, have been listed in the top quintile in New York State’s quality pool metrics, including the Harris Hill Nursing Facility at 2699 Wehrle Drive, More...

Chamber schedules multifaceted workshop

Business exchanges continue through February

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce has slated its seventh annual Spring Business Conference from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Grapevine banquets, 333 Dick Road, Depew, and the event promises to be multifaceted in its offerings. More...

Walmart hiring associates for new location

Walmart will hire about 85 associates to work at the new location in Cheektowaga, which will open in spring.  A hiring center is now open inside the current store located at 100 Thruway Plaza Drive, Cheektowaga. More...