Weekly Feature

October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Collaborative efforts to showcase high school, professional talent

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society and Lancaster High School’s very own concert choir will be working together to bring a stellar performance to the Western New York community.  “Our Homeland Sings” will be a celebration of classi More...

Editorial

Before voting, learn about each candidate

Bee Editorial

Of the 218,959,000 Americans eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, 146,311,000 were registered and only 126,144,000 actually voted, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• ONE ON ONE — As editor of the Lancaster and Depew Bees, it’s my job to tell your story. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Oct. 22, 1891   • Rev. Joseph Doderidge, in his “Notes of the Settlement of Indian Wars in Pennsylvania and Virginia,” in that portion of the work treating of “Witchcraft,” says:  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CHIAVACCI, Nola A. (nee Paoletti), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Mrs. Chiavacci is survived by one child, Lisa, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anso. More...

Lifestyles

TOY to hold a ‘spirited’ fundraiser

Chilling stories of ghostly encounters will be told when the Theatre of Youth hosts Ghosts @ The Allendale Theatre at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 203 Allen St., Buffalo. More...

Urban Post 7275 to host food drive

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 is hosting its annual food drive, which started Oct. 14 and will continue for four weeks. Drop off nonperishable food items at 3741 Walden Ave. in Lancaster. More...

BACK IN TIME

— Some famous faces participate in an interactive history lesson on Saturday during the Lancaster Historical Society’s Civil War Day. Gen. Ulysses S. More...

Resolution tabled on non-union benefits

In the wake of a preliminary budget and new union contracts, the Lancaster Town Board’s Monday meeting had a pre-filed resolution ready regarding adjustments to compensation and benefits for non-represented full-time employees.  More...

Capital improvements vote set for December

The Depew School Board on Tuesday set a date for residents to vote on a two-part capital improvements project.  Three propositions will be voted on from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local News

Lancaster & Depew High School Homecoming 2016

Lancaster High School students dance the night away at the Homecoming dance on Saturday following the big rivalry game against Depew on Friday. More...

Jacobs calls out DMV practices

In May 2015, it was revealed that the state Department of Motor Vehicles frequently sells the personal data of New York State drivers for profit.  In 2014, the DMV made $60 million from such sales.  More...

Bill cracks down on ‘designer drugs’

Legislation has been introduced to add “designer drugs” to the penal law, essentially codifying the definition under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  The amendment would give law enforcement agencies the tools necessary to cra More...

Letters to the Editor

School Board deaf to changing meeting format

Just when it appeared that the Lancaster School Board was warming up to the idea of changing the meeting format to make it more accommodating for public speakers, the board slammed the door.  In an impromptu 5-2 vote, the board refused to change More...

Compare Sugg’s modest coffers to Wallace war chest

As evidenced by the current spiteful presidential race, it is rare when we have a candidate who is truly deserving of office, a candidate whose character, integrity, moral compass, ethics and experi- ence in office qualify him. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think Mayor Nikonowicz is not showing any leadership and is not rallying the people to save Depew. The only person I ever see on the news fighting to save our village is Jules Pecora; he needs to be our next mayor.  More...

Sports

Lancaster takes rivalry football game 51-14 over Depew

Lancaster earned another year of bragging rights in its annual football rivalry game against Depew Friday night. The Legends rolled, scoring a 51-14 victory to clinch a perfect 7-0 regular season.  More...

St. Mary’s boys volleyball looking to change culture

Dan Johnson has learned a valuable lesson in his first season at the helm as St. More...

Depew girls soccer moves to quarters in Class B playoffs

Depew girls soccer scored a win in the prequarterfinal round of the Class B sectional playoffs Monday. But now a tougher challenge awaits.  The eighth-seeded Lady Wildcats topped Dunkirk 5-2. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Program to deal with holiday grief Elderwood chaplain Deborah K. Greatrix Tyler will present “Coping with Holiday Grief” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Elderwood at Lancaster, 1818 Como Park Blvd. More...

Business

National Fuel predicts 2016-17 winter heating costs to stay low

Cooler nights, less day light and falling leaves are sure signs that the weather is changing across Western New York. More...

Walden Galleria will be taking part in Wine and Dine for Breast Cancer Network

As part of the month-long fundraising effort known as Walden Galleria Goes Pink, center restaurants are joining together to host Wine & Dine for Breast Cancer Network, a release from the mall said. More...

Events

Committee on aging to host annual conference   More...