Weekly Feature



May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Board elections, budget votes approach in Lancaster, Depew

School board elections as well as votes on propositions to purchase buses and the budgets of Lancaster and Depew school districts will take place on Tuesday, May 17.  In the Lancaster School District, a budget is proposed with a bottom line of $ More...

Two expelled St. Mary’s students look to file suit

The families of two recently expelled St. More...

Editorial

Residents can take action against opioids

Bee Editorial

Knowing and loving someone who is addicted to heroin or other opioids is terrifying, as every use can be an addict’s last. It also often feels impossible to know what to do or how to help that person reach a point of recovery.  More...

Spindle items

• BE A HERO — It is not often for most people that we get to play the role of a superhero and save the life of someone we may not even know.  Donating blood, however, allows us to do just that, which is pretty incredible.  Erie More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 14, 1891  • An exchange remarks with both truth and sarcasm: “If you desire anything done, go to a busy man. Men of leisure never have time for anything.”   More...

Police Blotter

Barbecue joint has smoking-hot dumpster

Tuesday, May 3  • While probation officers were visiting a woman, numerous hypodermic needles and other paraphernalia were found in her apartment.  Wednesday, May 4  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CZENSZAK, Joseph S., previously of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 5, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Elaine (nee Burkhart); two sons, Stephen and Michael; and four grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. More...

Lifestyles

Have you filled your bucket today?

Interactive event encourages anti-bullying and positivity in schools

On May 14, Canisius College will host a program that advocates for a positive social climate in schools throughout Western New York and beyond. The program is a theatrical adaptation of the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? More...

Hull House plant sale to benefit site

A flower sale will be held at The Hull Family Home and Farmstead from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, at 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster. The event will include hanging plants and homegrown perennials. 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...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 12   More...

Performance

thurs. 12   Kendrick Scott Oracle — The jazz drummer and composer will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12   White Chocolate — 9 p.m., Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. 634-6000  fri. 13   More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2016 9:05 PM

Budgets pass in Lancaster, Depew

Voters approved the 2016-17 budgets in both the Lancaster and Depew school districts on Tuesday and also OK’d bus propositions in each district.  In Lancaster, Bill Gallagher and Sue Metz won the two available seats on the School Board, and in D More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2016 2:59 PM

Billboard launch rally to feature pro-administration candidates

Some Lancaster School District parents and other residents who want to point out its accomplishments have posted a billboard on Transit Road, and community members backing two Board of Education candidates supportive of the  current district adm More...

Transit Road property source of contention

During a work session preceding the Depew Village Board meeting on Monday night, Marc Shuttleworth, the Village of Hamburg’s superintendent of public works, addressed the trustees and mayor on a personal topic.  Shuttleworth owns the prope More...

Local News

Depew schools approve funds to fix co-generation unit

During the meeting of the Depew Board of Education held Tuesday night, a single resolution was approved. More...

Lancaster Police Department seeks ‘angels’

As a part of its involvement in the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force, the Lancaster Police Department is participating in the Rapid Evaluation and Appropriate Placement program and seeking “angels” to help those dealing with addicti More...

Breast Cancer Network to meet

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly education meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.  The guest speaker will be Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster schools strive for excellence

The Lancasters schools, in collaboration with the Lancaster Youth Bureau, have surveyed Lancaster middle school and high school students using the Search Institute’s Developmental Asset Survey during the past 15 years, and the results are overw More...

Defaced sign shows political intolerance

I just retrieved a “Trump/Make America Great Again” sign. The sign had been up for less than a week. Overnight, cowardly vandals tore the sign and bent the frame. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the Depew Village Board, thank you for taking the time to realize there was a problem with the tentative budget and postponing the vote to further review and correct it. More...

Sports

Lancaster girls lax keeps on rolling

The Lancaster girls lacrosse team is riding a three-game win streak after a perfect week of games.  The Legends topped Williamsville East 18-6, Nichols 16-5 and Hamburg 13-9.  More...

Lancaster baseball riding 10-game win streak

The Lancaster baseball team moved to 14-2 on the season with a four-win week. The perfect slate moved the Legends’ win streak to 10 games and earned the squad the number two ranking in the western New York baseball coach’s poll.  More...

St. Mary’s baseball gearing up for strong finish

Falling behind early can crush a baseball team’s spirit. Players begin to try to erase multi-run deficits with one swing. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On?

Garden Club to host plant sale   Plants grown by members will be for sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at the Sav-A-Lot parking lot. There will be a quilt raffle and gently used gardening items. For more information, call 685-4881. More...

Business

Green Acres takes ice cream on road with new truck

Green Acres Ice Cream’s new “On the Go” ice cream truck is certainly nothing like the bell-ringing, neighborhood trucks etched into the childhood memories of adults around the country. More...

Local real estate business donates to Plymouth Crossroads

Through multiple fundraising events this year, the Lancaster office of Hunt Real Estate ERA has raised nearly $900 for Plymouth Crossroads. The agents presented their donation to the organization at their branch sales meeting on Tuesday. More...

Business exchanges continue

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to hold its morning business exchange program.  Throughout May and June, the events will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. More...