Weekly Feature



February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spoonful of sugar

Abigail Brudz, left, as Mary Poppins and Elijah McKay as Bert perform a duet in Lancaster High School’s upcoming musical, “Mary Poppins.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. More...

Editorial

Western New Yorkers can deal with SAD

Bee Editorial

It takes courage to open up to loved ones about depression. More...

Spindle items

• SHOW US YOUR BEST — It’s probably not much of a stretch to assume all of us collect something. Maybe it’s something with monetary value such as vintage baseball cards or something with personal value such as bottle caps. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 11, 1892   • We understand that most all the land between Lancaster and Transit roads, containing about 600 acres, has been sold at an average of $150 to $250 an acre.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The mayor and all trustees formed a committee to reduce taxes. Why wasn’t this done before the dissolution vote if it’s such a good idea? These guys need to change their party name from Renew Depew to Ruin Depew. More...

Sports

Lady Legends hoopsters upset first-place Frontier

After the toughest stretch of the season, the Lancaster girls’ basketball team bounced back in an impressive way. The Lady Legends defeated first-place Frontier 58-43, handing the Lady Falcons their first league loss of the season. More...

Lancaster hockey bounces back from slump

The Lancaster boys hockey team won a pair of games over the weekend to break out of a mini-slump. More...

Depew lady hoops riding seven-game win streak

The Depew girls basketball team has now won seven in a row and sits alone in second place of ECIC III. Six of the seven wins have come by double-digit margins while the other was by eight points. The team has been dominant over the past month.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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

Family Activities

thurs. 9   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

thurs. 9-sat. 11   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. More...

Windsor Ridge South development raises concerns

Lancaster Town Board’s Monday night meeting had a light agenda with no public hearings, but discussions that took place at previous Planning Board meetings spilled over in council member reports.  More...

LCS officials appeal to parents for help with test participation

Because Lancaster Central has not met state requirements for student participation in standardized testing, administrators issued a plea at a Board of Education meeting on Monday to the district’s parents, hoping they will allow their children More...

Local News

ANIMAL FANS

— Girl Scouts from Troop 30016 in Elma got a behind-the-scenes look at how veterinarians treat animals during a tour of the Transit Animal Hospital in Depew. More...

On the Campus

John Carroll University has named the following area residents to the fall 2016 dean’s list: Ethan Moeller and Sara Smolarek, both of Elma, and Terry Bechakas and Ryan Scello, both of Depew.  Larissa Gaul of Elma has been named to the Univ More...

News Briefs

The Town of Lancaster tax office will be open additional hours for the collection of town and county taxes. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15. More...

Police Blotter

Residents report stolen snowblowers on Sunday

Lancaster  Monday, Jan. 30  • A man involved in an accident retrieved his vehicle from a towing company without permission. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

PICCOLO, Lena (nee Manganello), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Mrs. Piccolo is survived by six children, Mario, Marlene, Wayne, Cheryl, Cynthia and Yvonne; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Airbnb...

giving travelers a homelike atmosphere option

For those with an urge to travel, staying at an Airbnb gives the option of staying in a homelike atmosphere.  Many of these spacious per-night rentals come without the higher price tag of hotels.  The San Francisco based Airbnb was founded More...

VFW to host ‘Winter Weenie Warmer’

VFW/AMVETS Post 7275 will host a “Winter Weenie Warmer” from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Veterans Mentor Group.   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 until Feb. 28.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Craft show to feature health vendors More than 35 crafters will be featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Finish Strong Health and Wellness, 6229 Transit Road in Depew. More...

Business

Essex Homes of WNY celebrates 25th anniversary with promotion

Essex Homes of WNY is prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year as a custom home builder headquartered in Clarence, New York.  More...

Kane promoted

Lancaster resident Pauline Kane has been promoted to supervising senior accountant at Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates CPAs, P.C., a public accounting firm based in Williamsville.  Kane was previously an audit senior accountant with the f More...

Lancaster business receives Opal Award

Developing Professionals was recognized as a 2016 Opal Award-Winning Partner, according to a press release via Wiley, the developer of Everything Disc.  The Opal Award is the fifth-highest award level.  More...