Weekly Feature



May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew, DEC make plans to clean, demolish hut

Headway is being made on Depew’s Quonset hut, at 3322 Walden Ave., which has been condemned by the village since August 2015.  Village officials discussed property cleanup and demolition at Monday night’s work session prior to the sc More...

Editorial

Methadone clinic needed in Southtowns

Bee Editorial

Finding treatment for addiction should not be a hassle for a Southtowns resident who is trying to find the way to sobriety.  More...

Spindle items

• ZOMBIE HOMES— At Depew’s Monday night Village Board meeting, Code Enforcement Officer Anthony Fischione reminded residents that they should not be mowing the grass for “zombie” properties, as this only prolongs action b More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 26, 1892   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.People don’t seem to understand: we pay taxes to Depew and we get services from Depew. We pay exorbitant taxes to Cheektowaga and Lancaster and get no services. More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. Lancaster residents need to have photo identification ready. For more information, call 685-3498. 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 June 6.  More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25   Kevin McCarthy - One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 849-1000  Gregg Sansone — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 27   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Memorial Day events set for Depew, Lancaster

Residents can look forward to the following Memorial Day events on Monday, May 29:  Depew’s Memorial Day celebration, hosted by the Depew Joint Veterans Association, starts at 9:15 a.m. More...

‘French connection’ comes to Depew High School

Depew High School Principal Carol Townsend spoke with School Board members on Tuesday about a foreign exchange program students took part in this year.  More...

Public meeting addresses concerns related to updated Comprehensive Plan

For the first time since 2000, the Town of Lancaster, Village of Lancaster and Village of Depew are updating their Joint Comprehensive Plan. More...

Local News

Lancaster students compete in career conference

Lancaster DECA students Alexa Laska and Ryan Boling participated in the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California.  DECA, which initially stood for Distributive Education Clubs of America, has grown into an international More...

Village takes step forward in West Main project

The redevelopment of West Main Street took another step forward this week. The Lancaster Village Board approved a resolution at Monday’s meeting, accepting an incentive proposal of $40,000 from Empire State Development.  More...

11th Ride for Missing Children preaches abduction prevention at five area schools

On their 11th annual Ride Around WNY for Missing Children, organizers and participants were happy to be broken records about how to protect against childhood abductions, because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. More...

Sports

Depew softball advances to Class B1 Final game with dominant showing

The Depew softball team is in a familiar place. The Lady Wildcats are back in the Class B1 Final for the eighth year in a row. More...

St. Mary’s girls track finishes strong

The St. Mary’s girls track team posted its best-ever finish at All-Catholic Championships this past weekend at St. More...

St. Mary’s baseball ready for postseason

The St. Mary’s baseball team is ready for the playoffs after a more-than-solid regular season. The Lancers finished 14-4 overall and 8-4 in league play. The team took some opponents by surprise this year.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pack 129 to host bottle, can drive   Lancaster Cub Scout Pack 129 will have its bottle and can drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 158 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Call Carolyn at 984-2242 for details. More...

Business

GREAT FINDS

— Travis Terry, left, and Tora Williams check out items on Laverack Avenue in Lancaster during the village-wide garage sale on Saturday. More...

Community events set

Depew insurance company Essential Solutions, 34 Patrick Lane, will host the following events for the community:  •Coffee Club, 10 a.m. Sunday, May 28  •Community Meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spalla wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that.  The app, which is free to download, has been live s More...