Weekly Feature

April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Firefighters need access to grant funding

Bee Editorial

In our communities, we are fortunate enough to have numerous men and women who volunteer to put their lives on the line on a regular basis in order to make sure that their neighbors stay safe. More...

Spindle items

• NO PRESSURE — It is advisable for all individuals, no matter their age or general health, to have their blood pressure checked regularly to ensure that everything is in order. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 30, 1891   • Here’s good advice from a physician: “A day’s hunt for the trailing arbutus would be better than four bottles of patent medicine poured into the average man. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.With Arbor Day nearing, I wonder why the village can’t start planting trees, not with the town’s help but on its own. We have taken down many trees in 2015 and 2016. They need to be replaced. More...

Sports

Depew softball off to another hot start

The train keeps rolling for Depew softball. The Wildcats are 7-1 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in league play, outscoring opponents 88-7 on the year. More...

Legends softball impresses with early showing

The 2016 Lancaster softball season is off to an encouraging start. The Legends have started 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the division. More...

Legends lax strong against Section VI foes

For the past decade or so, Lancaster girls lacrosse has followed a familiar pattern. The Legends have dominated Western New York competition, winning 10 of the past 11 Class A titles to advance to the regional title game. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 29   More...

Special Events

thurs. 28   More...

Speakers

thurs. 28   Danny Neaverth, ‘Radio Remembrances’ — A fun night with one of WNY’s former top radio show hosts. Want to know what was really going on “in the day”? More...

Skotnicki sentenced in fatal crash

A Depew woman has been sentenced to 11/3 to four years in state prison following her involvement in a deadly car crash, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. More...

Lancaster author now has trio of teen novels

Lancaster resident and Sweet Home High School graduate Kate Karyus Quinn has hit the hat trick of teen novels. Her newest novel, “Down with the Shine,” published by Harper Teen, became available on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Foster parents learn tools for managing behavior

On a sun-drenched Wednesday evening, the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting Class at G.A. Family Services is more full than at the beginning of the cycle, a heartening sight. More...

Village of Lancaster appoints new fire chief

The Lancaster Village Board approved the appointment of a new village fire chief at Monday night’s meeting. In keeping with standard procedure, First Assistant Chief James S. Volpe was appointed chief.  More...

Area, international magicians unite for stage event

Since 1947, the Magicians Alliance of Western New York has been presenting its annual Stage Magic Spectacular, featuring not only magicians from the state, but also from different regions of the world.  Keith Randolph, a 30-year magician who res More...

Letters to the Editor

Metz deserving of your vote

During my many years of residency in Lancaster, I have observed, evaluated and cast my vote for School Board candidates.  More...

Police Blotter

No weapons used in theft of pricing gun

Depew  Wednesday, April 20  • It was reported that a vehicle in a used car lot was sounding an alarm for roughly an hour. More...

Obituaries

Eric J. Poremba, Sabres fan, ‘Uncle Lego’

Eric John “Snuffy” Poremba, 37, of Depew, died Monday, April 18, following a long struggle with severe depression and addiction.  He was an intense Buffalo Sabres fan, as well as an avid reader.  Mr. More...

Death Notice

REILLY, Annie B. (nee Brandon), of Depew, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016. More...

Lifestyles

Finding hope in the midst of hurt: WNY faces Huntington’s disease

If you met 40-year-old Jed O’Malley on a given day, you might not know that underneath his positive outlook and beaming smile he carries a gene mutation in chromosome 4. More...

Regional dizziness group to hold meeting

The Dizziness and Balance Support Group of WNY will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road. For more information, contact Randy at 838-3730 or visit www.dizzygroup.org.   More...

Students awarded in Freedom in America contest

Depew Middle School named the winners of its annual Freedom in America essay and poster contest during a ceremony held on Friday. More...

Business

Laughing, drumming to reap benefits

Nancy Weil is in the business of helping people feel good. By laughter and by drum, she hopes to raise people’s spirits, even at, oddly enough, the cemetery. More...

Volunteer of the Year award given

The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster hosted its 23rd annual Volunteer Recognition and Award luncheon recently at Forestview Restaurant. More than 45 volunteers were in attendance. More...

PROMOTED

— Anthony Marecki, a longtime resident of Lancaster, has been named a partner at Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School. More...