Weekly Feature

August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Taste of Lancaster starts Friday

Those hankering to sample some tasty tidbits from area eateries should come to the two-day Taste of Lancaster, set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Addiction Hotline will assist with opioid crisis

Bee Editorial

Crisis Services has long been a point of contact for callers dealing with suicide and mental health issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, homelessness and other issues. More...

Spindle items

• VISITING THE PARKS —  The National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this month has sparked a number of related news releases, and information this week from AAA notes that all sites will be offering free admission on the follo More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Aug. 6, 1891   More...

Education

Sacred Heart lists area honor students

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Grade 12  Olivia Biernat, Grace Coughlin, Marina Kaczmarek, Emma Ma More...

Lifestyles

Fair opens new heritage center

A new heritage center and one day of 90 minutes of free midway rides are among the latest attractions fairgoers can look forward to during the 177th Erie County Fair.  The fair runs from Wednesday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. More...

Church to host community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its monthly community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m., or until gone, Friday, Aug. 26, at the church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. More...

TELL ME MORE

— Stephen Mellen, portraying Danny Zuko, and Alyssa Garmone, as Sandy Dombrowski, will star in the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Summer Performing Arts Academy’s presentation of the musi More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 Mary Poppins — Part of “Flicks on Old Falls” series, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Free. More...

Festivals

thurs. 4-sun. 7   Eden Corn Festival — Food, contests, music, parade and rides, 3-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4; noon-midnight Aug. 5-6; and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the American Legion grounds, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden; Free to attend. More...

Art

fri. 5 Five Buffalos — A five-panel mural created by students from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, on display beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and continuing through Friday, Sept. More...

Board names engineering firm for waterline replacement project

William Schutt & Associates, P.C. was awarded the engineering services contract for the 2016 waterline replacement project at the Lancaster Town Board meeting on Monday night. More...

Crisis Services opens addiction hotline

Within the first 24 hours of the Crisis Services addiction hotline launch, there were 79 calls. More...

School recommended for historic registers

The old Depew High School is one of 27 properties recommended as additions to the state and national registers of historic places.  According to a release from Gov. More...

Local News

Memory care groups support families

The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Lancaster, opens its doors to memory care support groups.  While it does have an onsite memory care facility and encourages family members of residents to participate, th More...

Children’s tech camp planned in Depew

Computers for Children is once again hosting its TechMasters Academy two-day summer camps. Themed as “The Forces Awaken,” TechMasters returns with three educational sessions at area camps, including one at Centerpointe in Depew Aug. More...

CHECKING IT OUT

— Liam Shortall, 3, tries on a firefighter’s helmet in the photo at left, while Ella Bishop, 4, “drives” a police car during the Depew Night Out event on Tuesday at Firemen&rs More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the mayor’s column about the sinkhole repair showing the dedication of village employees, unfortunately that is their job, just like if it was a sinkhole in the Town of Lancaster or Village of Depew, it would be handled and wouldn&rs More...

Sports

WNY has a long Olympic Tradition

As the Summer Olympics approach, Western New Yorkers are preparing to cheer on the handful of local athletes who are slated to compete.  There’s a long tradition of Buffalo area athletes participating in the world’s premier athletic More...

North holds off South surge in 29-26 win

Lions All-Star Classic

Big plays highlighted the 41st annual Kensington Lions Club’s All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports July 27 at Tonawanda High School’s Clinton H. Small Stadium.  More...

Regular season of LRD softball ends in drama

It’s playoff time for the Lancaster Parks and Recreation adult slow pitch softball leagues as the regular season has come to an end. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Revolutionary War re-enactment slated   More...

Business

State to assist residents with heating equipment inspections, servicing

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance said Monday that $2 million in funding is available to help low- and middle income households get their heating equipment inspected and cleaned prior to the start of the heating season. More...

Express Employment shares job openings

Current job openings in Cheektowaga and surrounding areas will be shared by the West Seneca office of Express Employment Professionals from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

World of Beer to host 2016 Beer Games

World of Beer Games invites patrons to compete for their own gold medal during Olympic opening ceremonies  As America’s top athletes get set to show off their skills competing against athletes from around the world in Rio de Janeiro, Buffa More...