Weekly Feature



April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

FASNY funding may grant full ride for volunteer firefighters

In order to keep recruitment and retention up among volunteer firefighters, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has applied for federal aid to support local fire companies. (See editorial on page four) More...

Editorial

With free tuition comes expected responsibility

Bee Editorial

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Spindle items

• MARKET FANATIC — I know plenty of people who would rather sleep in than face the throngs of people at the Broadway Market, but for whatever reason, I love it. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 14, 1892   • Look out for a two dollar bill on the St. Nicholas Bank of New York. It is one of the most dangerous counterfeits in circulation, and bears the date of 1865.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am happy to live in the Village of Depew. The poor folks being flooded on Como Park Boulevard and Borden Road are getting no help. The Town of Cheektowaga is blaming the county, and the county is blaming the town, and the water is rising.  More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo’s growing Dyngus Day celebration expands to Poland

Monday, April 17

I n spite of past ridicule by CNN’s Anderson Cooper — and perhaps because of it — Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations have ballooned in size since 2012. More...

Lancaster Library to host book sale

The Lancaster Public Library will have a book and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Bags of books are $8, $5 then $3 per bag each day.   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 May 2 to June 6.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Depew Polish Falcons to host Dyngus Day   The Depew Polish Falcons Club will have a Dyngus Day celebration at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, at 445 Columbia Ave. in Depew. More...

Business

Therapy center aims to bring out the best in patients

Since its start in 2012, Howard Physical Therapy employees have devoted themselves to providing one-on-one treatment for patients throughout Western New York. More...

YMCA exceeds 2017 annual campaign goal by $7,000

YMCA Buffalo Niagara leadership, volunteers and staff gathered at the Westin Buffalo to celebrate the completion of its 2017 annual campaign with a victory dinner April 6.  More...

Business Brief

Pound, a full body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired movements, will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive. More...

Breaking News - 4/13/2017 3:41 PM

Maryvale volleyball coach facing felony sex act charges

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Residents silent on village budget

The Depew Village Board’s public hearing on its tentative budget was held at Monday night’s meeting, but no residents spoke on it.  More...

Village project awaits lower bid

A Village of Lancaster project has hit a bit of a snag.  The Village Board voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to reject a bid received on March 22 for the Transportation Alternatives project that it began advertising last month.  O More...

Local News

St. Mary’s student receives $1,000 check for 38-pound cabbage

St. Mary’s Elementary fourth-grader Kara Hassenfratz has received a $1,000 check for earning first place for New York state in the annual cabbage program run by Bonnie Plants.  More...

Bee newspapers win five awards in press contest

Bee Group Newspapers captured a total of five awards in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Results were announced last week at the group’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs.  More...

Boys and Girls Club benefits from Literacy Night at Depew

The Depew Middle School Student Council coordinated a drop-off earlier this month of eight boxes of fiction, nonfiction and reference books to continue its support of the Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Continue success, efficiency with May school vote

On May 16, there is a clear choice when it comes to our schools.  I urge you to vote for the continued academic excellence, high graduation rates and wonderful athletic and arts programs offered by the Lancaster School District.  Please vot More...

Police Blotter

Man throws bicycle at vehicle, walks away

Lancaster   Monday, March 27  • An employee at Greenfields Manor on Broadway was allegedly caught stealing cash from the reception desk lockbox and other areas of the office. More...

Sports

Lancaster baseball returns plenty from championship squad

The Lancaster baseball program is no stranger to success. The Legends have appeared in the Class AA sectional final four of the past five years, winning three championships. More...

Depew softball has big goals for 2017

The Depew softball team has a tall task ahead of itself: top the greatest season in program history. The Lady Wildcats advanced all the way to the state semifinal round for the first time ever in 2016. The goal for 2017 is to go even farther.  More...

St. Mary’s baseball ready to compete

St. Mary’s baseball has returned to the diamond, looking to top last year’s 17-8 mark. The team returns a solid number of players, including a good amount of seniors.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13   Family Fishing Clinics — Through Earth Spirit, this is a basic introduction to the equipment, techniques and targeted fish species with a focus on angling for trout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13. More...

Easter/Dyngus Day

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Comedy

thurs. 13   Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. More...