Weekly Feature

June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Controversial site plan passes without unanimity

Lancaster Councilman John Abraham had strong words while proposing a site plan approval for Enterprise Rent-A-Car during Monday night’s meeting of the Town Board.  More...

Editorial

Domestic violence requires discussion, community action

Bee Editorial

With the EXPOSURE Concert approaching in Depew, it is time to take a moment to discuss the difficult topic of domestic violence.  More...

Spindle items

• CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS — Those with a good memory and a love of characters, plot lines and all the fine details that go into a great piece of literature, can join a Lancaster team this summer in order to put their knowledge to the test. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  June 25, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Accident allegedly caused by ‘flock’ of deer

Lancaster  Tuesday, June 14  • At a stop sign, a man driving a motorcycle lost control and the motorcycle fell on him. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.158 percent.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KITTELSON, Margaret M. (nee Helms), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She is survived by one brother, John Helms, and two sisters, Carol Bartoszek and Ann Newman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. More...

Sports

Depew’s Cotton repeats as Pitcher of the Year

Karsen Cotton has built quite the reputation among softball circles near and far over the past few years.  More...

State semifinalist Depew’s Seelig tabbed All-Bee Coach of the Year

Sometimes, for a coach, the toughest thing to do is to make a strategic or lineup change, even if things aren’t going as well as planned.  Sometimes, the best coaches ignore what’s been ingrained in them over the years and throw conv More...

West Seneca East’s Kelly voted Player of the Year

West Seneca East sophomore Anilese Kelly knows what’s going through a pitcher’s mind when staring down a batter of her caliber, having been at the other end of that showdown countless times during her career.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 23   Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov  More...

Festivals

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Depew delineates 2015-16 progress

Faculty, staff and members of the Board of Education in the Depew School District spent much of a board meeting on Tuesday night discussing the progress made in the schools throughout the year.  More...

Graduation day

Cantalician Center graduate Matthew Bradley takes the stage with teacher Amber Tsio during the center’s recent ceremony. See more graduation photos on page nine. More...

Local News

Girl Scouts meet women in politics

Lancaster Town Supervisor Johanna Coleman and Cheektowaga Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski recently sat down together for a discussion, but it wasn’t to talk politics.  The two women were meeting with Junior Girl Scouts looking to earn t More...

EXPOSURE Concert to aid domestic violence victims

The seventh annual concert to “expose” domestic violence, the “EXPOSURE Concert,” takes place from June 24 through 26 at the Cove Seafood and Banquets, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. (See editorial on page four) More...

Fifth-grader to combat Alzheimer’s with sweet treats

After Jacob Oberg lost his grandfather in 2014 to Alzheimer’s disease, he came up with a way to combat the disease.  The now-fifth-grader will soon host his third annual Ade for Alzheimer’s Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale from noon to 4 More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who gave to boot drive

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Depew Fire Department’s annual fund drive and boot drive.  I’m sure everyone knows how far each and every contribution goes and how grateful we are for such a generous community.& More...

Destroying dam not the best option

A recent newspaper article reports that there is talk of removing the dam at Como Lake on Lake Avenue and returning that section of the park to a creek once again.  More...

Education

CANTALICIAN CENTER Graduation

SIGNING AND SINGING — Students at the Cantalician Center sign along to Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” during the center’s recent graduation ceremony. More...

Lifestyles

CRAFT CRUISERS

...a hot summer attraction

With all of the exciting summertime activities in Western New York, there is one that stands out because it combines two hobbies that many people enjoy: bike riding and drinking. More...

Parkinson caregiver group to meet

The Parkinson Disease Northtowns Caregiver Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at The Meadows in the Weinberg Campus, 2650 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more information, call 449-3795.   More...

On the Campus

Christine Kowalski of Lancaster has earned part-time honors for the spring 2016 semester at Canton State College. More...

Business

Lancaster woman takes on new role

Victoria Davis of Lancaster has been named manager of workplace and community well-being at The Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc., according to a release from that organization. More...

Tops Market reopens with added amenities

The recent completion of renovation work at the Tops Friendly Markets located at 6363 Transit Road, Depew, was not only a boon for the grocery store, but for several local organizations as well.  More...

Cheektowaga families receive donations

Price Rite, Feed the Children, ConAgra Foods and Catholic Charities of Buffalo teamed up to donate food and other essentials to 800 Cheektowaga families on Tuesday.  Volunteers from the four organizations contributed to these families in need.&n More...