Weekly Feature

June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ticks present public health risk in summer months

Bee Editorial

After another mild Western New York winter, the number of ticks in Erie County may be increased compared to previous years. More ticks could lead to more people exposed to tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is widespread in Erie County. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE— With summer months upon us, it’s time to mark up our calendars with all the festivals and other fun events happening in the area.  A lot of happenings are right in our backyard, with some also benefiting local o More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 2, 1892   • Our village trustees should look after the broken sidewalks, as some of them are in a very deplorable condition.  More...

Obituaries

Jeffrey Simme, Lancaster code enforcement officer

If there was a problem in Lancaster, Jeffrey Simme did his best to solve it.  Mr. Simme, a longtime code enforcement officer with the Town of Lancaster, died Monday, May 22, 2017, from lymphoma. He was 62.  More...

Death Notice

PASSALUGO, Arlene (nee Kolp), of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 25, 2017. Mrs. Passalugo is survived by one child, David Passalugo Sr.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Passalugo Jr. More...

Lifestyles

Eighth-graders visit Buffalo State through College Readiness Program

Amanda Plumtey, an eighth-grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School, took her first steps on a college campus a few weeks ago through the College Readiness Program. More...

St. Mary’s High School Graduation

St. Mary’s High School hosted its commencement ceremo  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...

Business

Elderwood announces summer 2017 Cruise Night series

Elderwood is gearing up for a series of Cruise Nights planned for June through September at nine Western New York Elderwood locations, according to a recent press release.  Elderwood Cruise Nights are evenings of family-friendly fun, food, live More...

YMCA offers ‘Free Fitness Fridays’

Summer is quickly approaching, and beginning Friday, June 2, the YMCA is offering “Free Fitness Fridays” at its facilities, including the Southtowns Family YMCA at 1620 Southwestern Blvd.  More...

Lancaster health center earns highest CMS rating

GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster has been recognized with a five-star rating for quality care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More...

Calling all gardeners: Show off your blooms in Lancaster’s Garden Walk

Lancaster’s annual Garden Walk is coming up in mid-July, and residents are encouraged to enter their gardens by a soft deadline of June 2 to be included with this year’s list.  More...

Reinstein Woods encourages public to ‘Get Outdoors’ with Community Day

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is gearing up for its inaugural “Get Outdoors! Community Day,” which, as the name suggests, is aiming to do just that: get community members up and outside this summer.  More...

Community meeting addresses concerns with Ellicott Creek flooding

Residents in Lancaster and Bowmansville have been concerned in recent weeks with the rise of water levels in Ellicott Creek and the increased amount of flooding in the area. More...

Local News

Scout project gives back to Buffalo community

Andrew Pasek of Boy Scout Troop 618 earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his final project, building storage shelves for Compass House Resource Center, according to a press release.  Compass House, located in Buffalo, provides nonresi More...

New York Health Act is the state’s response to AHCA

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace helped get the New York Health Act passed in the Assembly to establish a universal, single-payer health care system throughout the state, according to a press release from her office.  The measure has not yet passed More...

Cross-country trek calls attention to world’s water insecurity

Traveling from New Jersey to San Francisco and aiming to increase the visibility of water insecurity worldwide, James Leitner is transporting 90 pounds of water coast to coast — on foot.  More...

Education

Buff State students attend honors convocation

Buffalo State College recognized the following students at its annual honors convocation:  Lancaster   More...

On the Campus

D’Youville College awarded the following students degrees for spring 2017: Alaina Mercado and Kyle Taylor of Lancaster and Samantha Mercuri of Depew.  Kevin Goddard of Lancaster graduated from Nazareth College with a bachelor’s degre More...

Sports

Lancaster boys lacrosse looking to make history

The Lancaster boys’ lacrosse team is looking to end the most successful season in program history in storybook fashion.  For the second year in a row, the team will take on perennial powerhouse Orchard Park in the Class A Championship Game More...

Depew softball wins second consecutive Class B Title

For the second consecutive season, the Depew softball team is the Class B Sectional Champions. The Lady Wildcats defeated Medina 5-2 Tuesday in the overall Class B final.  More...

St. Mary’s wins Monsignor Martin Championship

Erin Hufford didn’t hesitate at all when asked by her coach and father Kevin Hufford whether she would have left the Monsignor Martin softball championship game should it have run an hour longer, causing her to be late to her graduation.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BCN schedules wellness seminar The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the second program of its planned 10-part educational seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 2   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 1   Dana Manzella — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com  More...

Symphonic

mon. 5-sun. 11   More...