Weekly Feature

March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew superintendent hopes Senate, Assembly provide increased aid

Depew Superintendent Jeffrey R. Rabey gave a budget development presentation at the School Board’s Tuesday night meeting, providing preliminary numbers while awaiting a final budget to come in from Gov. More...

Editorial

Newborns need nutrients formula can’t provide

Bee Editorial

Given all the steps involved with New York’s milk bank featured in The Bee’s business story on page 19, some may wonder — why not just give the baby formula? More...

Spindle items

• TECH SAVVY — In this digital age, there is no shortage of ways of bringing readers the news. The sports department at The Bee is opening a new avenue to bring digitally connected readers sports news more quickly.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 3, 1892   • The Lancaster Brick Company will add two crushers and a tile plant to their works east of the village.  • The morning is a time when young men forget their rising ambition.  More...

Police Blotter

Mother and daughter taken into custody

Lancaster  Friday, Feb. 17   • A woman stole yoga pants, sneakers and other retail items from Kohl’s on Transit Road, totaling more than $256.  Sunday, Feb. 19  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DEUTSCHLANDER, Marie A. (nee Dentinger), of Depew, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mrs. Deutschlander is survived by two children, David and James, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. More...

Lifestyles

Save the Michaels House of Hope presents ‘BUFFALO STRONG!’

Save the Michaels of the World Inc. is an education organization that was established in 2011 to create awareness of prescription drug addiction, overdose and suicide. More...

St. Mary’s offers meditation, yoga

St. Mary’s Parish is offering meditation and yoga as Christian spiritual practice classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 7 and 14; April 4 and 18; and May 9 and 23 in the St. Mary’s Elementary School cafeteria, 2 St. 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. on Tuesdays from March 14 to April 4.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 3   Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Subzero Sirens vs. an opponent to be announced, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. More...

Third phase of sewer project to start this summer

The Depew Village Board approved a bond resolution authorizing the next phase of sewer system capital improvements at its Monday night meeting. More...

Draft numbers released for LCS 2017-18 budget

Residents in the Lancaster Central School District may see as much as a 3.2 percent rise in their school taxes this year, according to Jamie Phillips, assistant superintendent for business and support services, who laid out preliminary budget figures More...

Company chosen to provide new Lancaster village website

The Lancaster Village Board on Monday authorized an agreement with North Shore Solutions for website services that include setup, software, hosting, support and configuration.  According to Trustee William Schroeder, the current village website More...

Local News

Depew restaurateur returns to old location as guest cook

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Now 44 years into her career behind the stove, South Buffalo native and veteran restaurateur Carol Misnik has become something of a legend in Western New York.  More...

Depew School Board is looking for qualified candidates

There will be two three-year terms expiring on the Depew Board of Education this year, according to a press release from the school district.  More...

GOOD AS NEW

— The Lancaster Historical Society is making temporary repairs to the museum at 40 Clark St. in the village, with the help of John’s Home Improvement of Lancaster. More...

Letters to the Editor

Journalism is a high calling

While in Orchard Park on Thursday to see my granddaughter, Samantha Fischer, play basketball for Orchard Park High School against Williamsville North, I read your op-ed piece, “An insult to every reliable, hard-working U.S. More...

Collins’ advice questionable

Here is just a sample of the helpful advice ethically challenged Rep. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I had a wonderful experience Saturday evening at Al-E-Oops Restaurant at the corner of Genesee and Harris Hill. I hadn’t been there in years and I was so pleasantly surprised that over the years the food has not changed. More...

Sports

North boys hockey stuns Lancaster in large schools final

Lancaster’s first trip to the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools final Monday at KeyBank Center was memorable, but not in a good way.  Lancaster’s Shawn Kross jammed a puck past Williamsville North se More...

Lancaster defeats Orchard Park in AA quarterfinals

The Lancaster boys’ basketball team took another step on its journey to winning a sectional title Friday. The Legends defeated Orchard Park, 81-55, in the quarterfinal round of the Class AA playoffs.  More...

Showdowns of top teams highlight week in Lancaster recreation basketball

The Blue Jays locked up the Girls Bantam Conference title in the Lancaster Recreation Department’s Youth Basketball Program weeks ago, but they have not taken their foot off the pedal as the season comes down the home stretch.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holy Mother fish fry dinners begin Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral’s Lenten fish fry begins Friday, March 3, and will continue every Friday up to and including April 7. Call 685-5766 for details. VFW Post 7275 to host cook-off More...

Business

Lancaster business proves to be pioneer in milk bank distribution

When Polly Thoman was approached to make her business, Baby’s Sweet Beginnings in Lancaster, a donation center for the New York Milk Bank, she couldn’t wait to help out.  A mother of three herself, Thoman didn’t have any issues More...

New Cricket Wireless location pushes for community-oriented service

Depew, Cheektowaga and Lancaster residents looking for a new cellphone have another option at the tip of their soon-to-be-texting fingers. More...

Events

Girl Scouts of WNY to host cookie rally More...