Weekly Feature

September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed law looks to formally establish cost recovery program

The Depew Village Board held a public hearing last week on the adoption of a cost recovery service for the Fire Department, deferring cost to insurance companies directly instead of depleting the department’s budget.  Fire Chief Scott Wegs More...

Editorial

DWI policy represents new tool for road safety

Bee Editorial

Erie County law enforcement agencies are taking another positive step toward combating individuals who are driving while intoxicated.  More...

Spindle items

• THE DUCK — Looking at my Facebook newsfeed this past weekend, I was seeing a lot of yellow. I have to admit, I went out and saw the darned thing twice. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Sept. 3, 1891   Fashion notes: A new combination is pale olive green with dark olive. Yellow and black in millinery is very fashionable for small tots. The hat of the hour has a lace straw brim and a chiffon crown.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The mayor and The Bee are both very biased. If you read the mayor’s recent column carefully, you will discover he is swaying you towards not allowing a dissolution of the village. More...

Lifestyles

MusicalFare Theatre’s 27th season includes regional premieres, classic hits

The intimate space occupied by MusicalFare Theatre will soon be filled with the dynamic sights and sounds of its 27th season, beginning Sept. 7.

Attendees of the season’s performance of “Gypsy,” which will run Sept. 7 through Oct. 9, can experience a 15-member cast bringing the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee to life. More...

Craft event slated at wellness center

More than 30 vendors will be featured at a craft show planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Finish Strong Health and Wellness Center, 6229 Transit Road, Depew. More...

WNY Land Conservancy to host gala

From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City, celebrating 25 years of conserving the region’s special places. More...

Business

Towns receive training on new ‘zombie’ foreclosure legislation effective Dec. 20

Assemblyman Michael Kearns and members of the Western New York Law Center hosted a training Aug. More...

Area doctors to be honored at dinner

Drs. Robert and Claudia Fosket Smolinski and Dr. Julie Szumigala will be three of 19 health care professionals recognized at a dinner hosted by The General Pulaski Association, according to a release from the association. More...

Focused Marketing Associates acquired by FARM

Focused Marketing Associates, an Orchard Park-based strategic market research and business intelligence company for more than 20 years, has been acquired by FARM, a Western New York marketing agency. More...

Schools detail updates for coming year

Districts are ushering in another school year, and with new students come new programs and faculty.  Lancaster schools welcomed 18 new teachers at orientation, introducing newcomers to the latest teaching technology and touring district building More...

Come for the art, stay for the chocolate

100 artisans to participate in village event

Lancaster’s Arts in the Village will play host to roughly 100 local artisans from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, along Central Avenue, between Broadway and Pleasant Avenue. More...

Local News

Local parish helps children in need

The Junior Ladies of Charity at St. More...

Reinstein Woods preps for pollinator-themed Fall Fest

The 16th annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting the public to join the festivities.  From 10 a.m. More...

Acting DA, police agencies create new DWI policy

Individuals facing a second felony driving while intoxicated arrest should know that a new policy in Erie County will be seizing a key component from offenders: their car. Acting District Attorney Michael Flaherty Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents should consider village amenities

Having been a resident of the lovely Village of Depew for more than 45 years, I would like to voice a few comments on the recent push to dissolve the village.  More...

UB expansion questions linger

Reading David Sherman’s column last week, revisiting the controversy over the location of the university campus of decades ago, was interesting if not totally enlightening.  More...

Sports

Rupp begins head coaching tenure with increased expectations

Eric Rupp has high expectations heading into his first season as head coach for Lancaster football. More...

Depew football looking to keep playoff streak alive

The Depew football team has made the Class B playoffs nine seasons in a row. The Wildcats aren’t planning on ending that streak in 2016.  The team is returning 10 starters, six on the offensive side of the ball. More...

Lancaster boys golf focused on improvement

Lancaster boys golf coach Greg Hawk is putting the upcoming season in very plain terms for his seniors. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

sat. 3   Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market — Summer market features vendors and music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 3   Taste of Niagara Falls Food Festival — Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. FallsStreet.com   More...