Weekly Feature



April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Residents should vote in this year’s primary

Bee Editorial

During the past few weeks, Erie County has become a mecca for political candidates as the New York State primary draws closer.  Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have already stopped here for speeches, and Republicans Donald Trump and More...

Spindle items

COME TOGETHER — Recent classes hosted by St. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 16, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Coop construction causes discord

Depew  Monday, April 4  • A woman was pulled over because it was believed her license was suspended. More...

Education

Canisius names honors students

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the third marking period of the 2015-16 school year: Grade 12 Ian McCombs, Evan Nixon, Nicholas Stinson and Christopher Wild Grade 11 Joshu More...

On the Campus

Kristen Morgus of Lancaster has been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is pursuing a degree in occupational therapy at Duquesne University. More...

Lifestyles

Spruce Meadow Farm

offers saving grace to animals

For most people, a hobby, regardless of how intense or passionate their devotion to it may be, remains a leisurely hobby.  For Karla and Alan Deacon, their hobby didn’t just turn into a deeply rooted infatuation — it transformed thei More...

Book sale to support library scheduled

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club will hold its annual book sale at the Lancaster Public Library from Thursday, April 14, to Sunday, April 17, at the library. On Thursday, the sale will run from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Classes bring people of Catholic, Muslim faiths together

The recent spring session of the Generations of Faith program at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Lancaster focused on the Muslim culture and religion and how to break down barriers and build bridges between different faiths.  More...

Business

Lancaster chocolate shop celebrates one year

In the Village of Lancaster, Dan and JoAnne Sundell opened their craft chocolate shop, Dark Forest Chocolate Makers, on Tax Day 2015. More...

Board of Directors taps Lancaster resident to serve

Jill Fecher, a Lancaster resident and vice president of client services at FARM, has been elected to serve on the 2016 board of directors for the Professional Insurance Marketing Association.  The association is a professional organization for t More...

Lancaster woman promoted at Food Bank of WNY

Kelly O’Neil, a Lancaster resident, has been promoted to marketing and development manager at the Food Bank of Western New York. She previously served as communications and donor relations supervisor.  More...

Clinton highlights Senate tenure, presidential agenda at rally

New York State Primary: April 19

Inside a packed Pierce-Arrow Museum in Buffalo on Friday afternoon, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the podium to increase support before New York’s April 19 primary. More...

Lancaster Village Board OKs budget with tax increase

The Lancaster Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a budget for the fiscal year starting June 1.  The total budget is $6.62 million, a slight increase from the current year. More...

Local News

G.A. Family Services looks to community to foster children

The process of becoming a foster parent, or looking to adopt through the foster care system, can seem intimidating at the outset, and there is misinformation and myths which float around, but G.A. More...

Leadership on mascot issue earns Bee statewide honors

The Lancaster Bee received third-place honors last week from the New York Press Association for its decision to discontinue use of an offensive school mascot name in print as well as encouraging the community to take a stand on the issue.  More...

Fire on Broadway claims home, forces demolition

A fire that broke out at a 2½- story building at 5116 Broadway shortly before 3:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Line Taste a tasty success

A chilly April Sunday saw people flocking to Town Line Lutheran Church to taste an amazing variety of fantastic dishes cooked up by talented members of the congregation.  From a record 31 entries, attendees voted for their favorite appetizers, More...

Board decisions don’t make sense

I read with interest in the latest edition of your paper a letter from a retired Army captain regarding the rejection by the Lancaster School Board majority of a dedicated parking place for veterans.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I believe this should be the year we abstain from all special events. The money we save from doing this should go toward the rat problem; we should hire an exterminator. More...

Sports

Lancaster wrestler earns All-American status

Lancaster varsity wrestling sent nine team members to the NHSCA National Wrestling Tournament the weekend of April 1 and one left with All-American status. More...

St. Mary’s baseball ready to compete in MMA

When you’re expected to compete in one of Western New York’s toughest leagues, it’s better to reload than rebuild. St. More...

Young Legends softball team ready to learn

When you’ve been as good as long as Lancaster softball has, taking a rebuilding season isn’t an option. The Legends, led by 12th-year Coach Kelly Ambrose, are coming off a season that saw them finish second in ECIC I with a 16-5 record. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14   More...

Special Events

thurs. 14   TOY Brew Bash — Join the folks of Theatre of Youth for their fundraiser featuring drinks, food, auctions, raffles and more, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 14  The Soul Superstars show, featuring The Drifters and The Contours, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org   More...