Weekly Feature



April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Tragic times are moments for thought before words

Bee Editorial

When tragic events impact a community, being a journalist can be an exceptionally challenging job.  This week, what appears to be a freak accident took the life of a Lancaster native, Tom Krickovich.  More...

Spindle items

• THE GREEN PARTY — This week has brought Western New York plenty of sunshine and the effect is visible, as sidewalks are suddenly filled with bicyclists, walkers, joggers and families; front yards become manicured and full of color once m More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 23, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Overuse of air fresheners fails to mask marijuana

Depew  Monday, April 11  • In a Transit Road parking lot, a witness reported seeing a small bus strike a car. The driver was said to have stopped momentarily but then fled the scene.  More...

Education

Area students named to Sacred Heart honors

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

Lifestyles

Author Paul Reville...

capturing a life through memories

Eighty-six-year-old Amherst resident Paul Reville has always had a distinctly acute long-term memory.  It was due to this ability to recall some of his earliest memories that he decided to write and publish a personal memoir.  More...

Canisius banquet set at Salvatore’s

The Canisius College Accounting Society will host its 60th annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road. Tickets are limited. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Toy store under new ownership, slates event

Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe recently changed hands, and there was no wasted time in planning an event for families to enjoy. Allissa Miller will be reading “Where Are My Socks?” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the shop. located at 1 W. More...

Chamber to hold mixer on Cinco de Mayo

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Western New York National Academy of Finance Regional Network Mixer from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Home plan to be showcased in Lancaster

Essex Homes of WNY will showcase its Fenway II home plan from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at 19 Tranquility Trail, Lancaster.  More...

Cruz addresses campaign promises in UB visit

Beginning with a loose conversation about a visit to Western New York not being complete without consuming chicken wings, U.S. Sen. More...

Depew schools’ adopted budget falls within small cap

The Depew Board of Education adopted a budget to be voted on by residents, during Monday night’s meeting at the high school.  The budget stays within the district’s allotted tax cap this year, which is a meager 0.74 percent.  More...

Local News

Losses, gains are critical comprehension points for foster parents

Becoming a foster parent presents particular challenges, but also great rewards.  “All children who come into care experience some type of loss,” said Rebecca Wedgewood, family resource coordinator, during a recent MAPP class at G.A. More...

Yard sale permits available in Lancaster

As summer approaches, Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova is reminding residents of the rules and requirements to host a yard sale. More...

Lancaster graduate dies following balcony fall

Thomas Krickovich, 24, a 2009 graduate of Lancaster High School, died after falling from an upper-floor balcony of the Pearl Street Brewery just after 10 p.m. Friday.  According to Michael J. More...

Letters to the Editor

Veterans’ parking issue needs more consideration

In recent publications of the Lancaster and Depew Bees, both pro and con assessments of proposed dedicated parking spots for veterans at all schools within the Lancaster School District appeared.  While this proposal was probably well-intention More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding this garbage enforcement with lids, what are you supposed to do on a windy day? We have windy days often in this area. Are you supposed to take off from your job and stay home to make sure your lid doesn’t blow off your garbage can? More...

Sports

Legends have record-breaking start to season

The Lancaster track teams opened their respective seasons in impressive fashion Saturday. Both teams earned victories at the Warrior Relays held at Cheektowaga High School, setting eight combined records in the process. More...

Lancaster tennis buoyed by seniors

A senior-laden Lancaster boys tennis team is looking to build on a successful 2015 season.  The Legends are coming off a campaign that saw them win the ECIC Silver Team Championship and have a doubles team (Connor Donhauser and Matt Gram) finish More...

SWEATIN’ AND SWEDEN

— Depew’s Duncan Allan (R) hands off to Nick Mueller during the Swedish relay at Cheektowaga relays April 16, 2016. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 22   More...

Art

fri. 22   Hans Van Den Broek: Landscapes — With an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, and continues through Sunday, May 22, at Flux Gallery at CEPA, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Dance

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