Weekly Feature

February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Toss boss

Jordan Geist, a world-ranked high school shot put thrower, shows off his strength at the ninth annual Rock N’ Roll Throw Off on Saturday at the Lancaster Field House. More...

Editorial

The heart of the issue of National Heart Month

Bee Editorial

February is a month synonymous with hearts — candy hearts, heart-shaped valentines and even the hearts beating inside your own bodies. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — It’s that time again. Post-holidays, pre-springtime, winter months without something to look forward to can make one month feel like several. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  February Day, 1892   • Scarlet fever is very prevalent in East Aurora.  • A saloon is now being erected at Springbrook station, and contracts for several dwellings to be erected in the spring have been let.&nbs More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I found it interesting reading last week’s police blotter regarding Craigslist and stolen vehicle. Although the man said the tow truck operator contacted him and he wouldn’t give him the title, why did the man let him tow the vehicle? More...

Lifestyles

Canalside Buffalo...

home to a multitude of winter activities

I f you’re looking for something to get rid of those winter blues, there’s something to do pretty much every day of the week down at Canalside. More...

Reinstein Woods to hold plant sale

Friends of Reinstein Woods is accepting orders for its native perennial plant sale through Saturday, Feb. 11. Visit reinstein woods.org/nativeplantsale or download a mail-in order form; plant ordersmaybepicked upfrom 10 a.m. to1p.m. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 7 to 28.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 2   Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

thurs. 2   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. More...

Restore NY grant to help with former BOCES site

The Village of Lancaster will be able to move forward with development at the former site of the BOCES building, thanks to a $200,000 grant through the Restore New York Communities Initiative.  The village will match 20 percent of Restore NY&rs More...

Local arts organizations among list for state funding

More than 1,200 arts organizations throughout the state, including the Lancaster Opera House, have received grants via the New York State Council on the Arts, according to a press release from Gov. More...

Local News

WNY students participate in medical debates

Area students involved in Erie 1 BOCES’ New Visions program participated in medical debates at the beginning of January, first at Buffalo General Hospital and then at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital two days later, according to a press relea More...

Cheektowaga soccer coach receives national award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

U.S. Youth Soccer awards eight individuals throughout the country each year with the title of “Competitive Coach of the Year.” Four women’s coaches and four men’s coaches get selected and honored at the U.S. More...

On the Campus

Steven Kaufmann of Elma and Carl Salerno of Lancaster were named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University. Kaufmann is a junior majoring in marketing; Salerno is a freshman majoring in finance.   More...

Police Blotter

Shotgun, 10 bottles of liquor stolen

Lancaster   Sunday, Jan. 22  • A woman was caught allegedly stealing makeup from Kohl’s on Transit Road. She is accused of concealing the items in her bra and passing all points of sale.  More...

Sports

Depew boys hoopsters looking to get back on track

After an unexpected 9-1 start to the season, the Depew boys basketball team has hit a bit of a slump. The team has lost three of its last four games, including two league games.  More...

Titans’ spring hoops tryouts slated

The Buffalo Titans Basketball program will hold tryouts for its spring travel teams on Sundays Feb. 19 and 26. More...

St. Mary’s hoops wins three of five

St. Mary’s basketball has a lot to be happy about at this point in the season. The team is 10-5 on the season with a 4-4 record in Monsignor Martin play. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Sacred Heart Church to host raffle   Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will host a basket raffle from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at 5337 Genesee St. in Bowmansville. The drawing will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Business

Volunteers are critical part of Chamber success

Our Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is no different from other nonprofit organizations in that volunteerism is critical to delivering our mission: “Building a Better Community.”  Have you ever heard people say, “I am so busy More...

McGuire facilities gain state recognition

The McGuire Group’s five Western New York facilities, including the Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster, are among a short list of facilities statewide that have achieved the top quintile status for four consecutive years, 2013 to 2016.&n More...

Business Brief

Finish Strong Health and Wellness has a Restart Program in the works. The five-week program includes a three-week sugar detox. More...