Weekly Feature



May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Reinstein Woods preps for 24-hour species count

What’s living in the woods?  The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Friends of Reinstein Woods are aiming to answer exactly that during BioBlitz, a 24-hour event during which teams will work to find, identify and catalo More...

Editorial

Promote safe teen driving by following practices

Bee Editorial

As spring finally arrives, many teens are beginning to drive for the first time. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. More...

Spindle items

• SEEDS AND SPROUTS — Every year, my roommate and good friend and I make an attempt at gardening, and some years certainly turn out better than others.  We managed to build a full-size planter in our backyard last year, and during the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 7, 1891  • The man who put on his summer underwear last week is sniffling around with a bad cold.  • The Como Land Company is getting some fine stone to be used in building the dam for Como Lake. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’ve heard people think that members of the school board in Lancaster get paid for being on the school board, and they don’t.  More...

Obituaries

Dominic A. Pontillo Jr., Navy veteran

Dominic A. Pontillo Jr., of Alexander, New York, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, May 2, 2016.  Mr. More...

Gary K. Thompson, former Visniak employee

Gary K. Thompson, 59, of Lancaster, died Friday, April 29, 2016.  Mr. More...

Death Notice

CELESTE, Anthony, formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday, April 23, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Martha (nee Gallo), and one brother, John. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony. More...

Sports

Tourney win highlights big week for Depew Softball

Weeks don’t get much better than the one Depew softball just had. More...

Lancaster softball looking for consistency amid 8-2 start

Lancaster softball coach Kelly Ambrose knows her team is one of the most talented squads in Western New York. More...

Legends dominate at Clarence, Depew

Lancaster track traveled to rival Clarence April 26 and came away with a pair of wins. The girls team won 78-58 with 10 event wins. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 5   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, meet in the parking lot by the casino, Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Sewer construction questions answered in Lancaster

Lancaster residents had the opportunity to pose questions regarding a construction project that will not wrap up until fall, during the meeting of the Town Board on Monday night.  The project, which is being coordinated by the Erie County Divisi More...

Complaint form aims to combat ‘zombie property’ plague

Assemblyman Michael Kearns is requesting the community’s help in addressing the “zombie property” crisis plaguing the state. More...

Local News

Dinner theater an interactive murder mystery featuring students

The Lancaster High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will host its annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday, May 14, with performances at 1 and 5 p.m.  More...

UB honors McGuire rehabilitation facilities

The McGuire Group’s five local rehabilitation facilities were presented with the Excellence in Clinical Instruction award during the University at Buffalo’s 10th annual White Coat Ceremony.  More...

Lancaster students take honors at business competition

At the eighth annual Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenges, 13 teams competed for top honors on April 28 at the Bryant & Stratton campus in Orchard Park.  Presented by Bryant & Stratton College, the JA Business Plan Challenge focus More...

Letters to the Editor

Well done to all involved in cleanup efforts

Let us thank the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper organization and all the volunteers who answered the call from the surrounding communities for their latest efforts in trying to control the trash problem.  More...

Hearts and Hands volunteers show great dedication

April was National Volunteer Month. More...

Teachers deserve our appreciation

The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day.  More...

Education

St. Mary’s names local students to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Lancaster  Grade 12  More...

St. Joe’s announces honor roll

The following student from Lancaster and Depew were named to the honor roll at St. More...

Area students make CCA honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew were named to the honor roll at Christian Central Academy for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Lancaster  Grade 12   Zachary Mayer, Noah Stockslader, Katelyn Szymkowski and More...

Lifestyles

Savor food, experience at Culinary Institute

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s restaurant, Savor, aims to provide an experience that will keep guests hungry for more. The restaurant opened in 2012 along with NFCI in conjunction with Niagara County Community College. More...

Iris show to feature early-blooming variety

An open garden viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, at 5755 Genesee St., Lancaster. Small, early iris should be blooming during the garden viewing.   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 May 17.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Bread Man’ to speak on acts of kindness More...

Business

Strates Shows extends deal with Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced last week that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. More...

Chamber sets Academy of Finance mixer

The Western New York National Academy of Finance Regional Network Mixer will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at The Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, according to a release from the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Elderwood to host open house

The physical and occupational therapy department of Elderwood at Lancaster will be open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the facility, located at 1818 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster.  More...