Weekly Feature



August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town of Lancaster sets up new website

The Town of Lancaster has installed a new website to make it more user-friendly for residents in the town.  Town Clerk Diane Terranova believes that this new website will make life easier for the Town Board as well.  More...

Editorial

State should clarify future of WNYCPC

Bee Editorial

Time is again running out for the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center and the vulnerable, emotionally disturbed children dependent on it for healing and reprieve.  More...

Spindle items

• FUN FUNDRAISING — I have played cornhole a few times and really enjoyed it. I have not, however, played the game in competition, but there is a chance for those more skilled than I to do so next month. More...

Out of the Past

Aug. 13, 1891   • Sunday morning at about six o’clock, two large barns on Mr. T. H. Jelley’s farm, about two miles northeast of the village, were struck by lightning and burned to the ground. More...

Education

Depew schools release income guidelines for free, reduced price meals

The Depew School District has released the following 2016-17 income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals or free milk.  More...

St. Mary’s to hold annual open house

St. Mary’s High School will host its annual open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 25, at the school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster.  More...

Depew BOE changes meeting

The Tuesday, Aug. 16 regular meeting of the Depew Board of Education has been rescheduled.  The board will instead meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the cafeteria at Depew High School, 5201 S. Transit Road.   More...

Lifestyles

BNHV to host international athletes, celebrate Scottish tradition during Highland Games

There is a Scottish legend that tells the story of an invading Norse army planning to ambush Scots while they slept. The attack required as much stealth as possible, so the invaders attacked barefoot. More...

Library on Wheels to visit Depew

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s Library on Wheels will visit Firemen’s Park, 90 Gould Ave., Depew, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. It will have free borrowing and returning. More...

On the Campus

Abigail Salamone of Lancaster has been named to the 2016 dean’s list at Union College. More...

Business

Depew company supplies sensors for Brazilian flight test program

PCB Piezotronics Inc. of Depew has supplied the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer with accelerometers and pressure sensors for use in its flight test program for the new E190-E2 series, according to a press release from PCB.  More...

M&T locations getting new signage

Sixty-three M&T Bank locations in Erie County are getting new signage, including the branch at 5226 Broadway in Lancaster.  More...

New physical and occupational therapy center continues Southtowns expansion

On Monday, Excelsior Orthopaedics will open a new physical and occupational therapy center next to its Orchard Park office, which is located at 3045 Southwestern Blvd., in Suite 108 of the Parkland Office Complex, according to a release from Excelsio More...

Village Board takes Climate Smart Pledge

The Lancaster Village Board is taking steps toward the village becoming a Climate Smart Community.  At Monday night’s meeting, the board received and filed correspondence from state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Bas More...

Depew School Board adopts 2016-17 tax rates

The Depew School Board unanimously adopted tax rates for the 2016-17 school year during a special meeting on Aug. 4.  Residents in the Lancaster portion of the district will pay $22.45, a 44 cent increase, per $1,000 assessed value. More...

Local News

THEY CAN DANCE

— Maddie Boeheim, left, of West Seneca, Jamie Kaempf of Lancaster Middle School and Talia Dalfonso of Lancaster High School were among the winners of the Tremaine Summer Tour, a dance conventio More...

Woman tapped for major American Legion Auxiliary post

Cheektowaga resident Karyn Porempski is preparing to step into some bigger shoes in 2017.  Porempski was elected Eastern Division national vice president for the American Legion Auxiliary on July 14 at the American Legion State Convention in Bin More...

Burgio earns five awards for school community relations

Patricia Burgio, director of communications for Lancaster Central School District, has earned five awards for her community relations work for the school district from the National School Public Relations Association. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village ethics code is unethical

An ethics code should be a process in which the results of any advisory opinion and/or an investigation of ethics violations would not be perceived by the taxpayers as a conflict of interest. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I chose to buy my house in the Village of Depew to raise my family. It was my choice. I don’t think other people should come in here with a petition and lie to residents and force us to live where we don’t want to live. More...

Sports

Empress Lacrosse Program aims to change Buffalo lax culture

It’s no secret that Western New York girls lacrosse has struggled against Rochester-area competition. More...

Senior MOGs, Tigers to play for 60+ title

The Senior Mostly Old Guys earned their seventh playoff victory in four years — and secured a coveted spot in the Glory Days Championship Game for the fourth consecutive season in the process — by taking down the Old Bats, 12-4, in a 60+ More...

Inaugural playoff pairings set

After four weeks of practices and eight regular season games in the hot summer sun, the new Senior Wood Bat Softball League — with players who range from 50 to 77 years of age — will begin its inaugural postseason Saturday at Cheektowaga More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 11   Twelfth Night — A free, professional performance of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Springville Youth Park on South Buffalo Street, Springville. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Aug. 12   Candy Land — A new Starlight Studio Artists exhibit will be on display now through Friday, Aug. 12, at Starlight Studio & Gallery, 340 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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