Weekly Feature



May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

At G.A. Family Services, endings and beginnings often intersect

On Wednesday evening, potential foster parents gathered with current foster parents and the staff of G.A. Family Services to hold a graduation ceremony full of moments of shared knowledge and emotion.  More...

Editorial

Trauma Awareness Month is a time for forethought

Bee Editorial

May is Trauma Awareness Month. More...

Spindle items

• A PEACEFUL RETIREMENT — As the summer approaches, many of us will find our American flags in our basements or attics with the intent of hanging them during the warmer months.  Time and weather can take their toll, however, and as ma More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 21, 1891   • The bridge on Mill Street at East Aurora fell on Saturday night at about one o’clock. George Howard, who was crossing at the time with a horse and wagon, went down with it, killing his horse. More...

Sports

Lancaster softball gets revenge against Hamburg

Last week, the Lancaster softball team clinched the ECIC division I title.  This week, the Legends did more of the same, finishing the season with three more wins.  They started with a 9-0 win over Hamburg. More...

Legends girls lax remains undefeated in league play

The Lancaster girls lacrosse team took a few more steps toward yet another sectional title in the past week.  Wednesday, the Legends defeated division rival Frontier 10-9. Anna Orlando scored four goals and two assists. More...

Depew softball earns sixth straight division title

Depew softball ground out its final pair of divisional games to earn its sixth consecutive ECIC III title.  The Wildcats (15-3, 11-1) clinched the division in a 2-0 home win over East Aurora on senior night Thursday. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Variety Women club, board to meet The Variety Women’s monthly meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More...

Business

Senate passes package of business-friendly reforms

The state Senate passed a package of legislation last week to make it less expensive and more efficient to do business in New York, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I-Lancaster.  More...

Events

BNSME meeting to feature Ride founder More...

Color Run draws hundreds to Hillview fundraiser

More than 300 runners participated in Hillview Elementary School’s first Color Run on Friday, raising $11,000 toward building a second playground for the Lancaster school in 2017.  More...

Town Board looks at waterline repair

A public hearing held during Monday night’s Town Board meeting discussed the town’s responsibility in repairing waterlines in areas with regular breaks.  Engineering group William Schutt & Associates has created a map plan for a More...

Local News

Depew man arrested after allegedly stealing from employer

Brian R. Pilarski, of Depew, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny last week after allegedly stealing more than $18,000 from his employer during the course of several months.  More...

Gill to serve on use of police force panel

Lancaster Police Chief Gerald J. More...

Blood donors sought for Unyts drive at Lancaster library

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is recruiting donors for his third annual Unyts blood drive, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KOSSIN, Ralph P., of Lancaster, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. He is survived by three nephews, David, James and Philip; one niece, Beverly Polito; and great- and great-great-nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

How does your GARDEN GROW?

Award-winning author talks native plants, biodiversity during UB visit

For years, fluffy, green lawns have stood alongside white picket fences, cars and 2.5 kids as pre-eminent symbols of American middle-class normality. More...

Garden club to host plant sale

A garden club plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, in the Sav-A-Lot parking lot. There also will be a quilt raffle and gently used gardening items. For more information, call 685-4881.   More...

Library News

Story Times  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through May 20.  More...