Weekly Feature



March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Trio of siblings perform at White House

Three Lancaster siblings recently visited the White House to provide entertainment for more than 35,000 people.  The trio, known as Charlie and Checkers and Magical May, are in fact Danny, Joey and Amy Hamilton. More...

Editorial

Organ donation an incredible gift

Bee Editorial

For those who have watched a loved one wait for a lifesaving organ transplant, the agonizing feeling and desperate reality of that wait is something that stays with a person for a very long time.  March was recently declared Kidney Disease Aware More...

Spindle items

• GLAMOROUS GOWNS — As the weather starts to warm up, one of the things on the minds of many high school students is the prom.  For many, it is an exciting time, but for some, the expense of the evening can be problematic and cause mo More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 2, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Three men execute hit-and-run-away

Depew  Tuesday, March 22  • On Broadway, a man reportedly struck a parked and unoccupied car and left the scene. He was later found and admitted to having fled.  Wednesday, March 23  More...

Sports

North’s Shaw tabbed Girls Coach of the Year

Earned 500th career victory in run to state AA semifinals

When he walked into the Williamsville North High School gym three years ago to meet his players for the first time, girls varsity basketball coach Bill Shaw doesn’t deny that he was an unknown figure in their eyes despite a long and storied coa More...

South’s Michael repeats as Boys Coach of the Year

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team reached the state semifinals for the first time in program history this winter, so it’s only appropriate that head coach Gabe Michael becomes the first to earn consecutive All-Bee Boys Basketball More...

Top seniors to clash in boys hoops contests

Silver Hoops Classic

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 19th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster group plans East Aurora performance   Sam Marabella and His Band, a Lancaster-based group, will play from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at 42 North in East Aurora. The band will perform as a quartet. More...

Business

Chamber to host morning, evening events

On April 8, a breakfast event titled “Coffee and FOSTER Connections,” will be hosted by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce at 11 W. More...

Fundraising campaign reaches halfway mark

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has hit the midway point of its Annual Campaign journey, noting it is 74.8 percent to its overall goal of $725,000. More...

NFTA-Metro looks to fill open positions

NFTA-Metro is looking to fill 43 career positions across the Buffalo area.  Candidates must be at least 19 years old, be a high school graduate or have an equivalent combination of education and experience, and hold a valid New York State commer More...

Boys and Girls Club nearly complete

The Russell J. Salvatore Boys and Girls Club of Depew-Lancaster suffered heavy losses after a New Year’s Day fire in 2013. More...

Depew police to receive Narcan

Depew Police Chief Stanley Carwile unexpectedly announced Monday night that his police force would be receiving doses of Narcan as well as training in the administration of the antidote as early as next week.  More...

Local News

Carnival Kids to present annual fundraiser

The Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra will present its annual “Island Nights,” with doors opening at 7 p.m. More...

Village of Lancaster to get leadership award

For the past two years, the Village of Lancaster Department of Public Works has been the epitome of safety.  For more than 800 days, the department has not lost a single man-hour to injury.  More...

Ballots available for presidential primary

Absentee voting for the Tuesday, April 19, presidential primary will be available at the Erie County Board of Elections through Monday, April 18.  Registered members of the Democratic and Republican parties will be eligible to cast absentee ball More...

Letters to the Editor

West Main ‘dream’ needs detailed plan

For more than 40 years the Village of Lancaster has discussed, debated, met and planned for downtown redevelopment. More...

Tax plastic bags for cleaner streets

This is in response to David Sherman’s column published March 16 and 17.  I believe taxing disposable plastic bags will provide an incentive for consumers to use non-disposable bags.  Two key steps are defining a non-disposable bag an More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I ‘d like to know why the truck salvage company on Transit Road in Depew is allowed to keep all that stuff on the roadside. More...

Lifestyles

11th annual 'EVENING TO Remember'

to celebrate every life

For the 11th year, the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network Inc. will host its annual “Evening to Remember” at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. More...

Chicken barbecue to help shelter animals

A chicken barbecue and auction with an indoor yard sale will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through April 5.  More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 31   Rustling the Leaves — Open poetry reading featuring participants of the Mental Health Association of Erie County Writing and Well Being Workshop, 6 p.m. More...

Art

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Concerts

thurs. 31   Indie rock singer/songwriter, Kurt Vile and The Violators, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Asbury Hall @ Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 852-3835, www.babevillebuffalo.com  More...